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Mary Braswell

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ALBANY BIRTHS: Sept. 7-16, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Sept. 7 through Sept. 16, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at South Georgia news in the fall of 1899 | QUIZ

HISTORY: See what was making news in Albany and Southwest Georgia in autumn months of 1899

The tin roof of the courthouse got a new coat of paint and Crow Country Corn Whiskey was available for 75 cents per quart at the local drug store.

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Weinberg Foundation donates $1 million to SOWEGA Council on Aging

Pursuit of the largest grant the council has received from a private foundation took two years to complete

The announcement is made Thursday morning at the council’s Kay Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center, where the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Ballroom was being dedicated.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Aug. 31 - Sept. 8, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Aug. 31-Sept. 8, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at September singers Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly and Otis Redding | POLL

HISTORY: Stellar but brief were the lives of three music legends.

A look back at September-born musicians, all gone by the age of 30 or younger.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Aug.t 22 - Sept.r 2, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital August 22- September 2, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 31, 2014

HISTORY: On this Labor Day eve, enjoy this hodgepodge of work-related facts.

In America, office politics account for 47 percent of work-related distractions leading to a reduction in productivity

ALBANY AREA BIRTHS: Aug. 16-24, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Aug. 16-24, 2014.

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SOWEGA Council on Aging fitness area dedicated to Jesse Mae Fowler Massey | VIDEO

Retired coach and educator Jesse Massey donated $10,00 to furnish the fitness facility

The Kay Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center has a wellness/fitness center equipped with treadmills, stationary bikes and more thanks to the generosity of retired educator and coach Jesse Massey.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back Aug. 24, 2014

HISTORY : The Robin Williams that made so many people laugh

Upon the death of Robin Williams, his wife asked that the beloved comedian be remembered for the joy he brought to audiences everywhere. That is just what this column will do.

Albany Area Births - Aug. 9-17, 2014

Unless otherwise nited, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Aug. 9-17.

Albany Area Births: Aug. 3-11, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from August 3-11, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 17, 2014

From the jail to city government to schools, all the news could be found in the Daily Herald.

The condition of the jail was of great interest to anyone unfortunate enough to visit the place.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 10, 2014

HISTORY: A collection of local news tidbits from early to mid-August across different years.

It was August of 1927 when excavation work began for a new basketball arena with lockers and showers, as well as seating for 500, at Albany High School.

ALBANY AREA BIRTHS: July 28-Aug. 5, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from July 28- August 5, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 3, 2014

HISTORY: Even though it is still summertime, students are returning to the classroom.

The year was 1848 when the first known ‘reform school’ opened to combine education and juvenile justice.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, July 27, 2014

HISTORY: Life in Southwest Georgia and beyond in late July and early August of 1929.

School days were still better than a month away and the stock market crash had yet to happen.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back July 20, 2014

HISTORY: A look at all things “ice cream.”

July is Natonal Ice Cream Month but today (third Sunday of the month) is National Ice Cream Day.

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They Said It ... July 6, 2014

Quotes from recent Albany Herald articles

They Said It…is a compilation of quotes by notable folks.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, July 6, 2014

HISTORY: From fireflies to popsicles, here is a look back at things associated with the wonderful days of summer.

Movie theaters werte saome of the first public buildings to install air-conditioners.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, June 29, 2014

HISTORY: News from summers gone by.

Albany State College became Albany State University in the summer of 1996.

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Facts and figures from the Flood of 1994

Community Development Block Grants to rebuild Albany neighborhoods reached $82.8 million.

Albany High School sheltered 700 evacuees during the flood.

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Remembering the 31 lives lost during the Flood of 1994

As the 500-year flood washed over central and southern portions of Georgia, 31 people lost their lives to the raging waters.

From ages 2 to 84, the victims of the flood came mostly from Americus.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, June 22, 2014

HISTORY: See what was making the local news in June 2004.

Ten years ago this month master musician Ray Charles died at the age of 73.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, June 8, 2014

HISTORY: A look at peculiar (and often amusing) laws from across the country.

In Tennessee it is illegal to hunt birds from an airplane.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, June 1, 2o14

HISTORY: June is the most popular month for a couple to wed.

The average person will fall in love (or believe it so) seven times before they actually get married.

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They Said It ... May 25, 2014

QUOTES: Words worth repeating

“They Said It…” is a compilation of quotes by notable folks.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, May 25, 2014

HISTORY: News from late May and early June 1895.

W.W. Rawlins (Albany grocer) gave notice that all meat bills not paid promptly every 30 days would positively not be increased.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, May 18, 2014

HISTORY: This week’s column is a look at random facts; some useful, others not so much.

“Soldier’s Disease” is a term used to describe morphine addiction. Find this and many more random facts in today’s Looking Back.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, May 11, 2014

HISTORY: Songs about mothers

Musicians have written and recorded hundreds of songs about their mothers. Here is a look back at just a few of those tunes.

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They said it…May 11, 2014

QUOTES: Words worth repeating

“They Said It…” is a compilation of quotes by notable folks.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, May 4,2014

HISTORY: Four unarmed students were shot to death by Ohio National Guardsmen on the campus of Kent State.

Following the death of four students, Kent State was ordered closed and evacuation began.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 27, 2014

HISTORY: See what was the Albany headlines in May 1901.

The new century was marked by a cornerstone at Albany’s new Methodist Episcopal Church on the northwest corner of Jackson and Flint.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 20, 2014

HISTORY: Free DDT spraying was available for rural homes in Southwest Georgia.

Phoebe Putney Hospital was suffering financial woes while the Albany Undertaking Company was thriving.

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Peeps a popular Easter tradition

FEATURE: Peeps, yesterday and today, April 16, 2014

Peeps have been the No.1 non-chocolate Easter candy for over 20 years.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 13, 2014

HISTORY: A look back at Confederate history.

People could (and did) pay 15 cents to observe the suffering and often dying Confederate prisoners at Camp Elmira, NY.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 6, 2014

HISTORY: From the poorhouse to public works, see what Albany was like in 1906.

The Carnegie Library officially opened and kerosene deliveries were available daily in 1906.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, March 30, 2014

HISTORY: Proper manners were very important in 1895 America.

Be neither be too familiar or too obsequious; either is considered very vulgar.

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Troy Spicer tapped as Dean of Nursing at ABAC

Spicer has served as interim dean since October 2012.

Effective April 1, Spicer will assume the role of Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, March 23, 2014

HISTORY: Cleaning house in days gone by.

The chores of the housewife are not what they used to be.

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Albany author autographs his book for President Obama

Eugene G. Sherman gives God all the glory for his success.

“Black Religiosity:A Biblical and Historical Perspective” chronicles the importance of a spiritual anchor from the beginning to the end (and beyond) of slavery.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, March 16, 2014

HISTORY: Looking back at movies with green in their titles.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here is a look at four “green” movies.

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SCA middle school drama students to present their spring production

More than two dozen students are involved in the production

A modern adaptation based on J.M. Barrie’s play and the Disney film will feature more than two dozen drama students from grades 6-8 at Sherwood Christian Academy.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - March 9, 2014

HISTORY: See what was making the news this week in 1915-69.

From cabbage plants to convicts, there is always news to report.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - March 2, 2014

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back Feb. 23, 2014

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.

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Cuthbert: Home of three Confederate hospitals

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - Feb. 1940

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.

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Albany Senior Valentine Bingo Breakfast (PHOTO GALLERY)

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: A look at things associated with the color red

From apples to stop signs, red is the color of many things.

The color red represents the heart, bloody battle fields and warnings.

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