FEATURE: Peeps, yesterday and today, April 16, 2014
Peeps have been the No.1 non-chocolate Easter candy for over 20 years.
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.
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.
HISTORY: Proper manners were very important in 1895 America.
Be neither be too familiar or too obsequious; either is considered very vulgar.
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.
HISTORY: Cleaning house in days gone by.
The chores of the housewife are not what they used to be.
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.
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.
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.
HISTORY: See what was making the news this week in 1915-69.
From cabbage plants to convicts, there is always news to report.
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.
Albany Elite Sports Tiger Paws cheerleaders work on more than stunts
Senior Tiger Paws and Junior Tiger Paws are part of the Albany Elite Sports program that also emphasized academics and good behavior.
HISTORY COLUMN: Area news from January 1896.
Known at the time as The Albany Daily News, a bound copy of the pages from January 1896 tell the story of life at that time.
FEATURES COLUMN: Looking back at years gone by.
The fine for being “plain drunk” more than doubled in January 1916. See what else was happening in the first month of the year in other years.
HISTORY COLUMN: Take a trip back 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.
As one year ends and another begins, here is a look back at events, prices and people from 1914, 1939, 1964 and 1989.
OPINION: Some presents do not need bright paper and bows to shine
Not all the best gifts can be found under the tree.
HISTORY COLUMN: Christmas is a time people share their thoughts about
From Bob Hope to Clarence Clemons, read what famous people have said about Christmas.
HISTORY: Let's go shopping for American-made gifts.
From bats to boots, here is look at just some gift possibilities that are proudly “Made in America.”
FEATURES COLUMN: Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. Here is a look back through the December 1893 pages of The Albany Heral
Georgia school teachers were to be paid quarterly, it was a felony to engage in mob violence and possum hunting was popular … all in 1893.
HISTORY COLUMN: A look back at classic toys
Toys are nominated annually for induction into the Toy Hall of Fame. Some of the inductees are predictable, others not so much.
As you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal today, here are some fun facts about the holiday to digest.
Here are five courses of 10-question trivia to chew on regarding all things Thanksgiving.
HISTORY COLUMN: In November 1908, presidential election results were updated during the evening at the Dougherty County courthouse.
Among the odd events that occurred 105 years ago in November were the discovery of an old 50-cent piece in a cow, a six-fingered fugitive and a couple of wild performers at the carnival.
HISTORY: This week is a look back at the life and assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who died 50 years ago.
Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell writes about interesting events, places and people from the past.
HISTORY: Here is a look back at veterans, wars and facts surrounding the two
Veterans Day is a salute to all the men and women who have and are serving to protect the freedom enjoyed by all Americans.
HISTORY COLUMN: A look back at 1973, Annette Bowling’s first year at Albany Advocacy Resource Center.
In honor of Annette Bowling, here is a look back at the world 40 years ago.
Goods news from around the area.
A look back at the life and works of author Stephen King.
A look back at events in the history of metro Albany for this week in October.
The settling in section of the Metro Guide provides information for newcomers.
Treats for Halloween are easy, fun, and very ghastly.
A look back at the legendary Vincent Price.
Mary Braswell takes you on a look back to pages of The Albany Herald in October 1899.
This week, Mary Braswell takes a look back at events from (mostly) local news.
This week, Mary Braswell takes a look back at the life and music of Ray Charles.
History column by Mary Braswell
Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. This week, Mary focuses on the U.S. Constitution. The document will be 226 years old on Tuesday.
A look back at historical tidbits in Albany, Georgia and the United States.
Here is a look at a hodgepodge of labor-related trivia.
Each week Albany Herald staff writer Mary Braswell researches interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or email@example.com.
Looking Back at events in past years in Southwest Georgia
Nonprofits gathered Wednesday for lunch and a time of networking.
In the year 1908, summer was still in full swing come August. Here is a look back through the pages of The Albany Herald for that time.