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Country Music - Hard Times (1933-1945)

The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry’s Roy Acuff. Monday, September 16 at 8:00 pm

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Reporters Dig Into Justice Kavanaugh's Past, Allegations Of Misconduct Against Him

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Vineyards Facing An Insect Invasion May Turn To Aliens For Help

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Georgia Museums Offer Free Admission On Museum Day

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