Paula Deen, Bobby Deen and Jamie Deen

Paula Deen, a native of Albany, is nationally known for her Southern cuisine after starring for more than a decade on the Food Network. Her sons, Bobby Deen and Jamie Deen, are cooking stars in their own right. The Deens moved to Savannah from Albany in the late 1980s and launched the beginnings of what would become a cooking empire with the Bag Lady, in-home cooking by Paula that Bobby and Jamie delivered to customers in Savannah. From there, they opened The Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah and Paula Deen found national fame with her televised cooking shows and trademark "Hi, y'all" greeting to viewers. Paula Deen has her own lines of cookware and food, and the Deens have combined to write more than a dozen cookbooks.

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Paula Deen brings her live holiday-themed show to Atlanta

Diva of delicious down-home cooking Paula Deen brings her live show to Atlanta

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Paula Deen's Bag Lady Foundation gives Albany food charity $5,000 | VIDEO

The Lords Pantry gets a financial boost just as the holiday season arrives

Paula Deen’s Bag Lady Foundation gives the Lord’s Pantry, a 40-year-old non-profit organization that provides food and clothing to people in need, a $5,000 donation, which Lord’s Pantry officials say will provide a month’s worth of food.

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Uncle Bubba's, co-owned by Paula Deen, closes

A former employee of the restaurant sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, in a suit settled last year

Deen family says Earl "Bubba" Hiers closed Uncle Bubba’s to explore development of the waterfront property on which it is located in Savannah.

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The Big 10 - March 21-28, 2014

Two Albany icons -- one a former restaurant, the other a world-famous restaurateur -- top this weeks list.

These are the 10 most-viewed articles on albanyherald.com for the week of March 21-28, 2014.

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Paula Deen makes a visit home, y'all (Video)

Celebrity Chef and Albany native drops in town for a meet and greet showing off her new furniture line

After a trying summer of 2013, Albany native Paula Deen has rebounded big with a new consolidation of her businesses under Paula Deen Ventures and plans for a $20 million restaurant and retail center at Dollywood.

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CELEBRITY WATCH: Phillip Phillips and Luke Bryan releasing new songs; Paula Deen continues comeback

Luke Bryan is in Rolling Stone, Paula Deen is in People and Phillip Phillips returns for Idol performance

Phillip Phillips will release “Raging Fire” Monday, a week before Luke Bryan’s new spring break EP.

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Paula Deen says hello to Dolly(wood)

Paula Deen to open eatery near Dollywood

The first major enterprise in celebrity chef Paula Deen's comeback is Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, a $20 million restaurant and retail operation in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen hits the (South) Beach

The Albany native offers another apology at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

The founder of the Miami event says Paula Deen, who recently restructured her business as Paula Deen Ventures, will always be welcome at the event.

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen launches new Paula Deen Ventures

Najafi Media is partnering with Paula Deen on the new Paula Deen Ventures that will be an umbrella for her companies

Steven Nanula, who has led development of Paula Deen Food Company for the past two years, will be chief executive officer of the new enterprise Paula Deen Ventures.

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South Georgians dominate the country music charts

CELEBRITY WATCH: Phillip Phillips getting ready for Canada tour

Alex Kendrick will hit the big screen in May in a movie starring Patricia Heaton, while Paula Deen takes her cokking show on the road to New York state.

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CELEBRITY WATCH: Paula Deen hits the high seas

Luke Bryan and Jennifer Nettles have concerts scheduled for Atlanta and Jacksonville this year

Phillip Phillips appears to be focusing on song writing and studio work, while the Kendrick brothers are writing a script for their production company’s first film.

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YEAR IN REVIEW: The Albany Herald's top stories for 2013

2013 a monumental year for many Southwest Georgians

The Albany Herald filled its readers in on the meteoric rises and the precipitous falls during the past 365 days.

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Bobby Deen's Albany cookbook signing draws crowd

Bobby Deen, youngest son of Paula Deen, has placed a healthy twist on her recipes

Celebrity chef Bobby Deen has given recipes of his mother, Paula Deen, healthy tweaks so that they can be eaten more often.

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Native son Deen returns home for book signing

Celebrity chef and Albany native Bobby Deen will sign copies of his New York Times bestseller “From Mama’s Table to Mine” Saturday at the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcome Center.

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Bobby Deen to sign copies of new book in Albany

Bobby Deen will meet fans, sign his latest bestseller and enjoy a homecoming Nov. 2 when he comes to the downtown Albany Welcome Center.

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