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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at September singers Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly and Otis Redding | POLL

HISTORY: Stellar but brief were the lives of three music legends.

A look back at September-born musicians, all gone by the age of 30 or younger.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 31, 2014

HISTORY: On this Labor Day eve, enjoy this hodgepodge of work-related facts.

In America, office politics account for 47 percent of work-related distractions leading to a reduction in productivity

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back Aug. 24, 2014

HISTORY : The Robin Williams that made so many people laugh

Upon the death of Robin Williams, his wife asked that the beloved comedian be remembered for the joy he brought to audiences everywhere. That is just what this column will do.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 17, 2014

From the jail to city government to schools, all the news could be found in the Daily Herald.

The condition of the jail was of great interest to anyone unfortunate enough to visit the place.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 10, 2014

HISTORY: A collection of local news tidbits from early to mid-August across different years.

It was August of 1927 when excavation work began for a new basketball arena with lockers and showers, as well as seating for 500, at Albany High School.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 3, 2014

HISTORY: Even though it is still summertime, students are returning to the classroom.

The year was 1848 when the first known ‘reform school’ opened to combine education and juvenile justice.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, July 27, 2014

HISTORY: Life in Southwest Georgia and beyond in late July and early August of 1929.

School days were still better than a month away and the stock market crash had yet to happen.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back July 20, 2014

HISTORY: A look at all things “ice cream.”

July is Natonal Ice Cream Month but today (third Sunday of the month) is National Ice Cream Day.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, July 6, 2014

HISTORY: From fireflies to popsicles, here is a look back at things associated with the wonderful days of summer.

Movie theaters werte saome of the first public buildings to install air-conditioners.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, June 29, 2014

HISTORY: News from summers gone by.

Albany State College became Albany State University in the summer of 1996.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, June 22, 2014

HISTORY: See what was making the local news in June 2004.

Ten years ago this month master musician Ray Charles died at the age of 73.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, June 8, 2014

HISTORY: A look at peculiar (and often amusing) laws from across the country.

In Tennessee it is illegal to hunt birds from an airplane.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, June 1, 2o14

HISTORY: June is the most popular month for a couple to wed.

The average person will fall in love (or believe it so) seven times before they actually get married.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, May 25, 2014

HISTORY: News from late May and early June 1895.

W.W. Rawlins (Albany grocer) gave notice that all meat bills not paid promptly every 30 days would positively not be increased.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, May 18, 2014

HISTORY: This week’s column is a look at random facts; some useful, others not so much.

“Soldier’s Disease” is a term used to describe morphine addiction. Find this and many more random facts in today’s Looking Back.

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