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Halloween a 'Spooktacular' day at Chehaw | PHOTOS

Costume contest was highlight of event at Chehaw zoo

Crawlers weren’t the only creepy things at Chehaw on Halloween. Saturday turned out to be a Spooktacular event.

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Country star John Berry plans Tifton Christmas concert

Berry, Deana Carter set for holiday shows at downtown Tifton venue

Grammy-nominated country star John Berry will spread a little musical Christmas magic at the Tift Theater Dec. 22.

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Classic Dead show was reader Mosteller's finest musical moment

Musician left small-town Georgia to experience Grateful Dead, room full of hippies

Herald reader Martin Mosteller has seen concerts all over the world, but a Grateful Dead concert 44 years ago remains his favorite.

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First concert -- Leon Russell -- is best for John Wallace

Surreal initial experience stands out for long-time music fan

Herald reader/contributor John Wallace recounts a memorable Leon Russell concert.

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Young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital celebrate Halloween

Hospital employees greet children in the pediatric unit with candy, favors

Employees were on the second floor to pass out candy and other favors to the 12 children from the pediatric unit who were able to get out of their rooms. Costumes were donated so that more children would have something to wear, and the employee participation was higher that it had been the previous two years.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2015

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

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Maestro & Friends to perform at Albany Museum of Art

Chamber music series is at 4 p.m. Sunday

Claire Fox Hillard, music director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and some of his music arts friends from the area will perform Sunday afternoon when the second of this season’s Symphony @ the Museum series gets underway at the Albany Museum of Art.

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Real-life ghost stories from Southwest Georgia

Two readers share their brushes with unexplained events

A late night read in the kitchen and restful slumber are interrupted by bumps in the night in tales submitted by two Albany Herald readers.

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Holiday Flavors recipes wanted

Nothing says the holidays like the aroma of good food

We’re accepting recipes for a special Holiday Flavors section of SouthView planned for mid-November. The recipe can be for an appetizer, main course, side dish or dessert, and can be for a family meal, an informal get-together or a holiday party. Submisisons will be accepted through Nov. 7 and photos are welcomed and encouraged.

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Hip-Hop pioneer Scorpio dishes on music he helped pioneer

Scorpio ready for Old School Hip Hop show in Albany

For rapper Scorpio, folks in the Albany area who come out for the “Old School Hip-Hop Jam” concert Thursday night at the Civic Center will not only get to see a fun and entertaining show, but also will get a glimpse of what hip-hop was in the beginning, back when he and his contemporaries were inventing the genre.

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Phillip Phillips ties the knot

Phillip Phillips weds Hannah Blackwell in Albany

Almost a year after announcing their engagement on Facebook, Phillip Phillips and long-time girlfriend Hannah Blackwell officially tied the knot Saturday evening at a private ceremony in Phillips’ hometown of Albany.

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Dougherty County Sheriff's Office hosting community cookout

6th annual event set at Robert Cross Park

An annual community cookout was started after Dougherty Sheriff Kevin Sproul was elected and wished for a way to build a better bond with local citizens.

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BARRY LEVINE: Georgia popular title in hit songs

THE OLD ROCKER: New Orleans also popular with songwriters

Ray Charles’ “Georgia on My Mind,” the official state song, was No. 1 for two weeks in November1960 and was his first chart topper. The Albany native had 33 other Top 40 hits including two that reached the top – “Hit the Road Jack” in 1961 and “I Can’t Stop Loving You” in 1962.

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Albany visit connects Kathleen Jordan with Southern roots | PHOTOS

Hamilton Jordan's daughter holds pair of successful book-signing events in Albany

More copies of Hamilton Jordan’s book “A Boy From Georgia: Coming of Age in the Segregated South” are sold during one Albany book-signing event by Kathleen Jordan than all other such events in its first week of release.

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A haunting tale at Theatre Albany: 'The Ghost in the Meadow' | PHOTOS

Theatre Albany performs thriller based on a ghost story

Based on a Civil War-era ghost story from Pennsylvania, Staten Island playwright Joe Simonelli’s play involves two sisters who move from the city to an old, haunted farmhouse in the country.