Mary Braswell is the librarian for The Albany Herald. Braswell is in charge of the newspaper's library operations and coordinates orders for photography prints. Braswell also serves on The Herald's Editorial Board and writes the weekly Thumbs Up! editorial, along with her popular Looking Back history column on Sundays in the SouthView section.
HISTORY: Albany and Southwest Georgia felt the effects of a world at war in March 1943
Learning to live with rationing was just one adjustment Americans made during WWII.
HISTORY: See what was making the news in Albany and Southwest Georgia this week in years gone by.
From meatless days to Will Rogers to the Sassy Fox, there is plenty of news from the past.
By July 1864, the numbers of wounded and dying swelled in the wake of Gen. Sherman’s attack on Georgia.
Published in 2013, “Confederate Hospitals: Cuthbert, Georgia” perserves a scantilly documented part of the Civil War.
The worst years of the Great Depression were over by early 1940.
See what was making the news in The Albany Herald in February 1940.
Inclement weather that brought nearly 2 inches of rain to Albany over a 10-hour period didn’t keep some senior adults from enjoying breakfast and bingo Wednesday at the Albany Civic Center.
From apples to stop signs, red is the color of many things.
The color red represents the heart, bloody battle fields and warnings.
NECCO Sweethearts are the top-selling candy for Valentine’s Day.
Besides eating them, Sweethearts are good for other uses.
From food to fans, here is a hodgepodge of information about the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl XLVIII will be broadcast in 30 different languages.
News from 70 years ago as south Georgia and all of America suffered through the Great Depression.
In the winter of 1934 Americans by the millions were still unemployed. The New Deal ‘s Civil Works Administration provided work for many “on the dole.”
HISTORY COLUMN: Quotes from three celebrities born this day
Paula Deen, Janis Joplin and Dolly Parton were all born this day.