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Cathy Higgins

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Albany Chorale to present 'Treasure' trove of Music

Sunday's concert will perform a variety of tunes by American composers.

Leesburg Library to present 'Literary Locals'

Several Southwest Georgia authors will be on hand Sunday afternoon.

Lee County Elementary to 'Fling' into 'Spring'

Proceeds from the 8th annual event will benefit the Lee County Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization.

Model Bridge contest returns to ASU

The annual competition motivates Southwest Georgia students to explore the world of engineering.

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Living history

Charles Crapps of Sylvester had an active part in the civil rights movement more than 40 years ago.

The Buzz Feb. 18

Art contest celebrates 'Soup'FITZGERALD -- The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Arts Council is holding an art contest in anticipation of the upcoming Wild Chicken Festival in Fitzgerald.

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American Red Cross to host pet first-aid class

A three-hour course will cover hands-on first-aid training as well as how to deal with emergencies a pet might encounter.- Cathy Higgins, features writer

Corey Smith concert set for Saturday

Doors to the performance in the State Theatre open at 8 p.m.

Clarinetist Frank Kowalsky to perform Thursday night

The Florida State University professor has performed with numerous symphonies throughout the nation.

'Reflections' kicks off civil rights series

Authors Lela Bond Phillips and Karan Pittman will discuss the case that inspired their story about Georgia's only black woman to be tried and executed.

'Musical Destination' makes a stop in Germany

The Albany Symphony Orchestra will showcase principal musicians with works by Johanne Sebastian Bach.

Historic site to tout African-American spiritual

Saturday's free program will shed a spotlight on the importance of the spiritual in today's world.

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Preserving Albany's history

A Putney man's new book recounts the final 20 years of Albany's Turner Air Force Base.

The Buzz Feb. 11

'Crowns' to encore at Albany StateALBANY -- Albany State University Theatre will hold a Black Heritage Month encore presentation of "Crowns" this weekend.

YMCA to 'celebrate' Valentine's with a ball

The family-oriented event will include a variety of activities throughout the evening.

Saint's Ball to offer a night to remember

The formal event will feature music provided by Debra Snipes.

'Queen of Hearts' to reign at annual museum gala

The Albany Museum of Art's charity gala will include to kick-off of Lamar Dodd's exhibit, "A Life of Art."

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Girl Scout cookie delivery set to begin

Southwest Georgians have ordered more than 200,000 boxes of cookies for an annual Girl Scouts fundraiser.Cathy Higgins, features writer

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36th annual prayer breakfast, ThursdayALBANY -- The Albany-Dougherty National Prayer Committee will host its 36th annual Mayor's Prayer breakfast next week.The event will begin at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at Hilton Garden Inn, located at 101 South Front Street in Albany.

The Buzz, February 8, 2010

Youth to be honored for equine skillsALBANY -- Katie DeLoatch, 15, of Albany is among a group of youth to be honored for outstanding equine skills next week in Atlanta.

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Sharing the Love

With the help of others, an Albany woman is making valentines to send to her terminally-ill brother in Michigan.

The Buzz, Feb. 4

Albany police chief to speak to seniors ALBANY -- In honor of Black History Month, Albany Police Chief John Proctor will speak next month at Albany's Downtown Senior Center.

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The troupe's musical is an original production by Dean Regan.

ALBANY -- Theatre Albany will pay tribute to a country-music legend this week as it kicks off a three week production of "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline."

Daddies and daughters to dance the night away

The 12th annual event features music and dancing for a special night out dedicated to fathers and daughters.

Croxton stage production to benefit Act Up

Two performances of the original Southern comedy by Alicia and Huff Croxton will be held Saturday.

Hope Ball to benefit Cancer Society

Saturday's event will honor cancer survivors Dr. Terry Kraus and Wyatt Mitchell.

Purple Heart Outdoors Quail Hunt set for Saturday

New York City firefighters who were part of the 9-11 rescue efforts will join in on this weekend's third annual event.- Cathy Higgins, staff writer

Drawing on a dream

An Albany native is putting her family's stories into picture books for children.

The Buzz Jan. 30

Debutantes recognized at annual ballALBANY -- The 2009 debutantes were recently presented at the Charity League's 49th annual Debutante Ball.

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First Baptist votes to sell downtown property

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church plans to purchase First Baptist Albany's old facility.- Cathy Higgins, features writer

The Buzz Jan. 28

ASU to host workshop, benefit for HaitiALBANY -- Albany State University has two opportunities for Southwest Goergians this weekend, the first of which is a firearms workshop Saturday.

Wynnsong to host Wayne Dyer motivational film

The Albany movie theater will present a limited release of the self-help guru's film, "Wishes Fulfilled."

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey return to Albany

The circus will present a show filled with illusions in its two-day stint.

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Model Train Show chugs back to town

The Flint River Model Railroad Club of Albany hosts the 18th annual event this weekend.

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Albany man looks back on time in German prison camp

Charles McGee recalls being shot down in Hungary during an Air Corps mission in World War II.Cathy Higgins, features writer

Make 'em laugh

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clown Dean Kelly is living a life he dreamed about since childhood.

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Byne Memorial Baptist to celebrate 100 years

The 2,300-member congregation of an Albany church will look back on its history during a special service Sunday morning.- Cathy Higgins, features writer

Art museum to benefit from state partnership

A new initiatve provides for a collaboration among five museums across the state.- Cathy Higgins, features writer

Author Janisse Ray to speak at Moultrie library

MOULTRIE -- South Georgia author Janisse Ray will return to the region next week for a lecture and book signing at Moultrie-Colquitt County Library Auditorium.

Auditions set for ASU, Darton collaborative play

Male and female parts will be filled for a production to be presented in March.

Church to host free job seminar

A church-sponsored event will include informational sessions led by experienced Southwest Georgia employers.Cathy Higgins, features writer

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Honoring Albany's history

The Albany Civil Rights Institute introduces visitors to Southwest Georgia's struggle for civil rights.

The Buzz Jan. 14

Reserved ticket seating on saleVALDOSTA -- Reserved seats for several upcoming concerts at Wild Adventures theme park will go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

King Day Celebration to focus on role of church leaders

Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond will speak at Monday's event.

Audubon Society, Flint RiverQuarium to hold program

Flint Riverkeeper executive director will speak in a free program Thursday.Flint Riverkeeper executive director will speak in a free program Thursday.

'80s Dance to benefit Colquitt youth theater

Movies and music from the decade of decadence will be the lineup at Cotton Hall Saturday.

The Buzz Jan. 7

Museum holds 2nd Saturday ALBANY -- The Albany Museum of Art will host its Second Saturday Family Workshop this weekend.

YMCA dinner to feature Georgia Bulldogs chaplain

The annual event is part of the organization's centennial celebration.

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Drivin' N Cryin' will help Albany ring in New Year

The rock band that sprinkles in a little folk and country will perform Thursday at the State Theater.- Cathy Higgins, features writer

Theatre Albany to hold 'Gracie and Glorie' tryouts

ALBANY -- Southwest Georgia thespians should head to Theatre Albany next week to audition for the upcoming production of Tom Ziegler's "Gracie and Glorie."