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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 20, 2014

HISTORY: Free DDT spraying was available for rural homes in Southwest Georgia.

Phoebe Putney Hospital was suffering financial woes while the Albany Undertaking Company was thriving.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 13, 2014

HISTORY: A look back at Confederate history.

People could (and did) pay 15 cents to observe the suffering and often dying Confederate prisoners at Camp Elmira, NY.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 6, 2014

HISTORY: From the poorhouse to public works, see what Albany was like in 1906.

The Carnegie Library officially opened and kerosene deliveries were available daily in 1906.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, March 23, 2014

HISTORY: Cleaning house in days gone by.

The chores of the housewife are not what they used to be.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, March 16, 2014

HISTORY: Looking back at movies with green in their titles.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here is a look at four “green” movies.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - March 9, 2014

HISTORY: See what was making the news this week in 1915-69.

From cabbage plants to convicts, there is always news to report.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - March 2, 2014

HISTORY: Albany and Southwest Georgia felt the effects of a world at war in March 1943

Learning to live with rationing was just one adjustment Americans made during WWII.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back Feb. 23, 2014

HISTORY: See what was making the news in Albany and Southwest Georgia this week in years gone by.

From meatless days to Will Rogers to the Sassy Fox, there is plenty of news from the past.

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MARY BRASWELL: A look at things associated with the color red

From apples to stop signs, red is the color of many things.

The color red represents the heart, bloody battle fields and warnings.

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MARY BRASWELL: A look at the biggest football game of the year

From food to fans, here is a hodgepodge of information about the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XLVIII will be broadcast in 30 different languages.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at three celebrities

HISTORY COLUMN: Quotes from three celebrities born this day

Paula Deen, Janis Joplin and Dolly Parton were all born this day.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Albany in January 1896

HISTORY COLUMN: Area news from January 1896.

Known at the time as The Albany Daily News, a bound copy of the pages from January 1896 tell the story of life at that time.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - Jan. 5, 2014

FEATURES COLUMN: Looking back at years gone by.

The fine for being “plain drunk” more than doubled in January 1916. See what else was happening in the first month of the year in other years.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at life in 1914, 1939, 1964 and 1989.

HISTORY COLUMN: Take a trip back 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.

As one year ends and another begins, here is a look back at events, prices and people from 1914, 1939, 1964 and 1989.

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MARY BRASWELL: What did you get for Christmas?

OPINION: Some presents do not need bright paper and bows to shine

Not all the best gifts can be found under the tree.

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