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 to join 'Dancing with the Stars'

Albany native reportedly will be on season 21 of the dancing series

Celebrity chef Paula Deen has reportedly been cast in season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars,” along with Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza and the previously announced Bindi Irwin of “Crocodile Hunter” fame.

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Paula Deen fires social media manager after old photo creates new stir

Photo showing Bobby Deen in brownface was from 2011 TV show

A 2011 photo of Paula Deen and son Bobby Deen in costume as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo is tweeted by Deen’s social media manager and generates new criticism.

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Albany Rock House cottage renamed for celebrity chef Paula Deen | PHOTO GALLERY

The two-bedroom cottage has been customized by Albany native Paula Deen

Nationally known down-home chef and Albany native Paula Deen cuts the ribbon on her namesake cottage.

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Paula Deen's Savannah riverfront home goes on market | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany native is looking for simpler life when in Savannah

Paula Deen has placed her 5.5-acre estate that fronts the Wilmington Island River in Savannah on the market.

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Albany gala raises funds to fight cancer | PHOTO GALLERY

Funds raised at the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia's A Night for Hope stay in the Albany area

Cancer Coalition are hoping Saturday’s A Night of Hope will exceed the $50,000 raised last year to help fund the fight against cancer.

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2014 a year of change in metro Albany

Government, business get makeovers

Southwest Georgians gets a mix of good and bad change over the course of the year 2014.

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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 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.