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.
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.
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.
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.
HISTORY: News from summers gone by.
Albany State College became Albany State University in the summer of 1996.
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.
HISTORY: A look at peculiar (and often amusing) laws from across the country.
In Tennessee it is illegal to hunt birds from an airplane.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.