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Mary Braswell

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back 104 years ago

HISTORY: Read all about it, March 1901

Even Albanians who could afford the luxury of electricity often found themselves powerless.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Feb. 23 - March 2, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Feb. 23 - March 2, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: A look back at the much-loved Dr. Seuss

It was 111 years ago tomorrow that Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Although not the first Seuss book, “And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street” was the first children’s book to be published. The year was 1937.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Feb. 15 - 23, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Feb. 15 - 23, 2015.

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'Children: Biblical and Ethical Teaching' is E.G. Sherman's third book

ALBANY AUTHOR: E.G. Sherman shares 36 lessons from the altar at Institutional First Baptist Church.

A lesson in telling the truth can be found in the story of the boy who cried, “Wolf!”

ALBANY BIRTHS: Feb. 9 - 16, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Feb. 9 - 16, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at February 121 years ago

HISTORY: See what was making the news in The Albany Daily Herald in February 1894.

The Exchange Bank of Albany had a paid-up capital totaling $60,000 in february 1894.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Feb. 2-9, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Feb. 2 - 9, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at facts about U.S. presidents.

HISTORY: Did you know that, as a young man, Rutherford B.Hayes fought lyssophobia, or the fear of going insane?

Feb. 16 is Presidents’ Day in the United States of America.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at animated love stories

HISTORY: Three family-safe love stories for Valentines Day

Feb. 15 will mark 65 years since the release of Walt Disney’s “Cinderella”

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at February 1934 Albany area news

HISTORY: Albany's President';s Ball raised a total of $527.30 for the Warm Springs Foundation

Fifty-eight dogs participated in the opening event of the Southern Amateur Field Trials in Albany.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Jan. 20 - 26, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Jan. 20-26, 2015.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Jan. 12-20, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Jan. 12 - 20, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at January 1940 news

HISTORY: In January 1940, a five-room apartment could be rented for $30 per month.

From sugar sacks to socks, business was brisk in Albany.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at quotes from MLK.

HISTORY: MLK shared his heart with all who would listen.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Jan. 4 - 13, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Jan.. 4 - 13, 2015.

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DO NOT ACTIVATE Kite festival 1/10/15

The young and the old gathered Saturday for the annual kite flying festival at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Cordele Road in Albany.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Dec. 28, 2014 - Jan. 6, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Dec. 28, 2014 through Jan. 6, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Prohibition

HISTORY: Americans had a full year to stock up on intoxicating beverages before the era of prohibition became the law of the land.

From the 18th Amendment: “After one year from the ratification of this article, the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.”

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back a half-century to 1965

HISTORY: It was 50 years ago that the Voting Rights Act was signed into law

It was 50 years ago when President Lyndon B. Johnson announced plans to increase the number of U.S. troops in South Vietnam to 125,000.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Dec. 21-28, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Dec. 21 through Dec. 28, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at some firsts

HISTORY: In honor of the upcoming first day of a new year, here is a look back at other firsts in history.

The first Coca-Cola cans were made in 1955 for shipment to Japan and the Pacific for consumption by military personel.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Dec 12-21, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital during Dec. 12-21, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Christmas

HISTORY: True or false Christmas statements

It is true that, in 1925, Albany’s postmaster announced that, for the first time in the history of the U.S. Postal Service, there would be no mail delivered on Christmas Day.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Dec. 6 - 17, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Dec. 6 -17, 2014.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Nov. 28 - Dec. 8, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Nov. 28 - Dec. 8, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back 75 years to 'Gone With The Wind'

HISTORY: 'Gone With The Wind' premiered at Atlanta's Loew's Grand on Dec. 15, 1939.

For the events centered around the premiere of “Gone With The Wind”, Georgia Gov. E.D. Rivers declared a three-day holiday for Dec. 13-15, 1939.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Albany 119 years ago

HISTORY: Businesses were growing in Albany, Georgia during December 1895.

Christmas was coming and news was plentiful during the holiday season 119 years ago.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Nov. 17 - Dec. 2, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Nov. 17 - Dec. 2, 2014.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Nov. 16-24, 2014

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

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Christmas songs

HISTORY: Can you name these songs, each with the word Christmas in the title?

Take a look at the clues and the choices for answers, then name those Christmas tunes.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Thanksgiving and Christmas, 1942

HISTORY: Holiday shopping in 1942

Regardless of the depths of one’s pockets, the rationing of items made for a different holiday shopping experience in 1942.

Layered Salsa

Parties

Recipe from Annette W. Collier, Albany

ALBANY BIRTHS: Nov. 10-17, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Nov. 10-Nov. 17, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Novembers gone by, Nov. 23, 2014

HISTORY: See what was happening in and around Albany in Novembers past.

Voters overwhelmingly supported a bond issue that allowed for the building of Albany Junior College.

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Do-it-yourself Christmas wreaths

Use your own color schemes to make these holiday door and wall hangings.

Wrapping paper, tulle, mints, holiday fabric and a glue gun are the basics for creating a Christmas wreath or two (or three).

ALBANY BIRTHS: Nov. 2-11, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Nov. 2 - 11, 2014

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Cheesy Popcorn Bread

Side Dish

Recipe from Mary Braswell, Ty Ty

ALBANY BIRTHS: Oct. 27-Nov. 3, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Oct. 27-Nov. 3, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at military benefits

HISTORY: Veterans Administration

In 1918, an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is the reason why Vererans Day is always on November 11.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Oct. 20-28, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Oct. 20-28, 2014

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at November 1940 events in Albany and Southwest Georgia | QUIK QUIZ

HISTORY: A recap of news in and around Albany 74 years ago

Season tickets to the Albany Co-operative Concert Association were good for 15 concerts. Adult season passes were $5 and student passes were $1.50.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at superstitions | QUIK QUIZ

HISTORY: Good and bad luck come from many timeless superstitions and vary from country to country.

The Irish believe that a blacksmith can drive out evil spirits and disease.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Oct.13-21, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Oct. 13-21, 2014

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Popcorn a favorite in the Americas for thousands of years

Popcorn is a tasty, healthy snack with a long history in the Western Hemisphere

While many people link popcorn to movie watching, it has a long history in the Americas. In 1948, popped popcorn kernels were found in a bat-dwelling cave in New Mexico. Scientists dated the popcorn at around 5,000 years old.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Oct. 3 - 13, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital from Oct. 3 through Oct. 13, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back across the years 1910-2007 in Albany and Southwest Georgia

HISTORY: A 1910 pastor has an unusually busy Sunday and other happenings in Albany across the years

Hunting for ‘possums can turn out to be a snaky enterprise, and new neighborhood parks get Albany attention from a statewide business magazine.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Sept. 26 - Oct. 6, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Sept. 26 - Oct. 6, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at the marvels of vinegar

HISTORY: A bit of soured grape juice led to the wonderful product we call vinegar

The many uses of vinegar are perhaps more diverse than any other simple product in the world.