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Mary Braswell

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - Jan. 5, 2014

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at life in 1914, 1939, 1964 and 1989.

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: What did you get for Christmas?

OPINION: Some presents do not need bright paper and bows to shine

Not all the best gifts can be found under the tree.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Christmas quotes

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - Dec. 15, 2013

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.”

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - December 1893

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - Dec. 1, 2013

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.

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Thanksgiving Day Trivia 2013

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Albany in 1908

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at John F. Kennedy

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at veterans and war

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - 1973

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.

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Thumbs Up! - Oct. 28, 2013

Goods news from around the area.

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BRASWELL: Looking Back - Oct. 27, 2013

A look back at the life and works of author Stephen King.

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BRASWELL: Looking back - Oct. 20, 2013

A look back at events in the history of metro Albany for this week in October.

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Metro Guide 2014

The settling in section of the Metro Guide provides information for newcomers.

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Simple Halloween Treats

Treats for Halloween are easy, fun, and very ghastly.

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Looking Back: Oct. 13, 2013

History column

A look back at the legendary Vincent Price.

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LOOKING BACK: Oct. 6, 2013

History column

Mary Braswell takes you on a look back to pages of The Albany Herald in October 1899.

LOOKING BACK: Sept. 29, 2013

History column

This week, Mary Braswell takes a look back at events from (mostly) local news.

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Looking Back - Sept. 22, 2013

This week, Mary Braswell takes a look back at the life and music of Ray Charles.

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LOOKING BACK: The U.S. Constitution

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.

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BRASWELL: Looking Back - Sept. 8, 2013

A look back at historical tidbits in Albany, Georgia and the United States.

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Looking Back at Labor Day

History column

Here is a look at a hodgepodge of labor-related trivia.

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Looking Back -- Aug. 18, 2013

History column

Looking Back at events in past years in Southwest Georgia

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Looking Back — Aug. 18, 2013

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 mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Nonprofits gather to share resources

Nonprofits gathered Wednesday for lunch and a time of networking.

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Looking Back - Aug. 11 2013

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.

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Looking Back - Aug. 4 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - July 28, 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back July 21 2013

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Sales tax holiday coming soon

Many schools begin classes before the sales tax holiday.

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Looking Back - July 14, 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - July 7, 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. This week, Mary brings back letters to the editor from 30 years ago.

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Looking Back - June 30, 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back June 23 2013

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - June 16, 2013

Histiry column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back 9 June 2013

Features Columnist

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - June 2, 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back 26 May 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - May 19, 2013

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - May 12, 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - May 5, 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - April 28, 2013

History Column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - April 21, 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back April 14 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - April 7, 2013

History Column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - March 31, 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - March 22, 2013

History column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Looking Back - March 17, 2013

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.