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Southern Community Newspapers launches niche publications

Niche publications help Southern Community Newspapers expand readership

In an effort to expand readership and touch more people throughout Southwest Georgia, Southern Community Newspapers Inc. (SCNI) has launched a series of free monthly tabloid products devoted to providing information in specific content areas. Each month, SCNI’s Albany Herald, produces Southwest Georgia Health Beat, Southwest Georgia Beat and its latest offering the Southwest Georgia Praise, and gives those publications away for free throughout the Herald’s Southwest Georgia footprint.

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Sizzling Summer Art Show opens in Albany | PHOTOS

The show and sale featuring works by 17 artists continues through Aug. 28

Art show gallery

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FBI hopes grainy video will help resolve 25-year-old $500-million art heist | PHOTOS | VIDEO

The biggest art theft in U.S. history has been a mystery for a quarter of a century

Federal investigators in Boston on Thursday released 25-year-old surveillance video showing a security guard admitting a man to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum the night before it was robbed of $500 million worth of art in the largest such heist in U.S. history.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 5-11, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Albany's Chandler Lane lands first movie role

Deerfield-Windsor School grad earns part in upcoming 'Prayer Never Fails' movie

Albany’s Chandler Lane took advantage of a golden opportunity and parlayed that into a principal role in the upcoming faith-based movie “Prayer Never Fails,” which he says he hopes will be the start of his acting career.

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Krista Allen lands Significant role

Sexy is working again for the Days of Our Lives veteran

Krista Allen stars Monday in “Significant Mother,” a CW comedy in which she plays a newly separated wife and mother who worries her restaurateur son (Josh Zuckerman) by dating his best friend (Nathaniel Buzolic) – which also reignites her husband’s (Jonathan Silverman) interest, prompting him to try to win her back.

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Albany Area Arts Council to open new exhibit by Albany artist guild members | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany Area Arts Council presents 'Sizzling Summer Show: Art Like You've Never Seen It Before'

Albany area art lovers will get a chance to see the works of some of the surrounding area’s best and brightest artists when the Albany Area Arts Council opens its new monthly exhibit this week.

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Country singer Faith Jackson gets ready to rock with 'Metal'

'8216;Metal' yet another way Faith Jackson hopes to entertain her fans

If 2015 is any indication, performer Faith Jackson might soon join the list of famous folks from Leesburg as her popularity continues to grow in the music business.

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'Metal' captures spirit of '80s rock

Leesburg's Faith Jackson rocks out in 'Metal'

Although she’s most assuredly a country girl and a country musician, Leesburg’s Faith Jackson likes to rock out with the best of them, something she plans to do this fall now that she’s joined the cast of a new touring musical that celebrates the songs, attitude and lifestyle of ’80s metal.

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Andy Davis, sculptor who created Ray Charles statue in Albany, dies from crash injuries

Andy Davis died overnight Sunday, his family announced Monday

Andy Davis, who had produced several notable works that captured Georgia history, had been named to create a sclupture of the Rev. Martin Luther King for the georgia Capitol grounds. Davis died Sunday night or early Monday from injuries he sustained Friday when his motorcycle was hit from behind by a pickup truck.

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Lee County native Emily Kitchens' play headed to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Playwright will perform her first play, 'RAFT,' with sister Lisa

Notes jotted down while riding on New York City subways gave birth to Emily Kitchens’ first play, “RAFT.”

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Theatre Albany sets auditions for 2015-16 season-opening musical

The curtain is set to rise Sept. 11 on 'A Grand Night for Singing'

Theatre Albany will audition singer/actors for its 2015-16 opening performance of “A Grand Night for Singing.” Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - July 8-14, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - July 1-7, 2015

Events in and around the Albany area

Get ready for some bright lights overhead and loud bangs as Albany and Southwest Georgia celebrate the nation's birthday.

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Theatre Albany gets nominations in national competition in Michigan

Six nominations received from American Association of Community Theatre National Festival

The nominations were for Outstanding Sound Design, Outstanding Ensemble Cast, Outstanding Feature Actress in a Supporting Role, Outstanding Actress, Outstanding Set Design and Outstanding Director.