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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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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, May 11, 2014

HISTORY: Songs about mothers

Musicians have written and recorded hundreds of songs about their mothers. Here is a look back at just a few of those tunes.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 27, 2014

HISTORY: See what was the Albany headlines in May 1901.

The new century was marked by a cornerstone at Albany’s new Methodist Episcopal Church on the northwest corner of Jackson and Flint.

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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.