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  • Editorials from 2015More>>

  • Editorial: Thank you to public safety personnel

    Editorial: Thank you to public safety personnel

    Wednesday, December 30 2015 12:57 PM EST2015-12-30 17:57:51 GMT
    Wednesday, January 25 2017 2:39 PM EST2017-01-25 19:39:03 GMT

    We would like to thank all of the public safety personnel in Southwest Georgia who were pressed into duty because of flooding during the Christmas holiday weekend.

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    We would like to thank all of the public safety personnel in Southwest Georgia who were pressed into duty because of flooding during the Christmas holiday weekend.

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  • Editorial: Thank you for your generosity

    Editorial: Thank you for your generosity

    Wednesday, December 23 2015 5:20 PM EST2015-12-23 22:20:13 GMT
    Wednesday, December 23 2015 5:20 PM EST2015-12-23 22:20:13 GMT
    We appreciate the concern and kindness you show your neighbors when we bring you stories of people in need. More >>

    We appreciate the concern and kindness you show your neighbors when we bring you stories of people in need.

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  • Editorial: Albany's downtown development

    Editorial: Albany's downtown development

    Monday, December 21 2015 11:53 PM EST2015-12-22 04:53:23 GMT
    Monday, December 21 2015 11:53 PM EST2015-12-22 04:53:23 GMT
    Congratulations to those charged with moving things along in downtown Albany's redevelopment. More >>

    Congratulations to those charged with moving things along in downtown Albany's redevelopment.

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  • Editorial: Back the Badge tags are a big 10-4

    Editorial: Back the Badge tags are a big 10-4

    Thursday, March 23 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-03-23 16:00:24 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

     We expect a new one supporting law enforcement will soon be among the offerings, and we whole-heartedly support the proposal.

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     We expect a new one supporting law enforcement will soon be among the offerings, and we whole-heartedly support the proposal.

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  • Editorial: Storm recovery, Foxworthy style

    Editorial: Storm recovery, Foxworthy style

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-03-21 15:07:50 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    It's been two months now since devastating storms ripped through our communities, and it's amazing to see all of us still coming together to make a difference. 

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    It's been two months now since devastating storms ripped through our communities, and it's amazing to see all of us still coming together to make a difference. 

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  • Editorial: Stop illegal dumping

    Editorial: Stop illegal dumping

    Thursday, March 16 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-03-16 14:48:19 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

     For decades, illegal dumping along Silica Drive in East Albany has been a big problem, leaving not only an eyesore, but creating a public health concern as well. 

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     For decades, illegal dumping along Silica Drive in East Albany has been a big problem, leaving not only an eyesore, but creating a public health concern as well. 

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  • Editorial: Remembering Walter Flint

    Editorial: Remembering Walter Flint

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-03-14 18:21:42 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Walter died last week at 93, having lived the last half century as a pastor, and blazing a mighty trail on the Albany airwaves at our first radio station, WGPC. 

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    Walter died last week at 93, having lived the last half century as a pastor, and blazing a mighty trail on the Albany airwaves at our first radio station, WGPC. 

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  • Editorial: Don't delay DNA testing

    Editorial: Don't delay DNA testing

    Thursday, March 9 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-03-10 02:22:23 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    A new state law went into effect last July, requiring DNA evidence collected from sexual assault victims get into the hands of forensic analysts-- FASTER. But in March, 2017, analysts say thousands of rape kits in our state still remain backlogged. 

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    A new state law went into effect last July, requiring DNA evidence collected from sexual assault victims get into the hands of forensic analysts-- FASTER. But in March, 2017, analysts say thousands of rape kits in our state still remain backlogged. 

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  • Editorial: Do the right thing for fallen officers

    Editorial: Do the right thing for fallen officers

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 3:59 PM EST2017-03-07 20:59:12 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    In 2016, Georgia lost 10 officers serving in the line of duty. Now state lawmakers are pushing four bills that will help those who protect and serve us every day. 

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    In 2016, Georgia lost 10 officers serving in the line of duty. Now state lawmakers are pushing four bills that will help those who protect and serve us every day. 

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  • Editorial: Tying up EMS with trivial calls

    Editorial: Tying up EMS with trivial calls

    Thursday, March 2 2017 5:39 PM EST2017-03-02 22:39:29 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    What do you do if you have heartburn, or get a sore throat? Most people will say you go to the doctor, or go to a convenient care clinic. But there are too many people who don't… They call 9-1-1, and get an ambulance ride to the emergency room.   

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    What do you do if you have heartburn, or get a sore throat? Most people will say you go to the doctor, or go to a convenient care clinic. But there are too many people who don't… They call 9-1-1, and get an ambulance ride to the emergency room.   

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  • Editorial: Never give up; The search for Tara

    Editorial: Never give up; The search for Tara

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 3:53 PM EST2017-02-28 20:53:34 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Most of us in South Georgia, watched in stunned silence last Thursday, as WALB brought live coverage of the announcement that an arrest had been made in the 2005 disappearance of Tara Grinstead.

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    Most of us in South Georgia, watched in stunned silence last Thursday, as WALB brought live coverage of the announcement that an arrest had been made in the 2005 disappearance of Tara Grinstead.

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  • Editorial: A bill to help voters

    Editorial: A bill to help voters

    Thursday, February 23 2017 5:35 PM EST2017-02-23 22:35:33 GMT
    Ken Hodges (Source: WALB)Ken Hodges (Source: WALB)

    There is a bill that has been introduced in the Georgia General Assembly that would allow a voter to vote at any precinct on Election Day in the County in which they are registered.  

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    There is a bill that has been introduced in the Georgia General Assembly that would allow a voter to vote at any precinct on Election Day in the County in which they are registered.  

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  • Editorial: A free press

    Editorial: A free press

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 8:45 AM EST2017-02-21 13:45:02 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    An ABC News correspondent defended the news media against President Trump’s claim that they are the "enemy of the American people," by saying reporters will continue to do their jobs even if it means "incurring the wrath of the most powerful person in the world." 

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    An ABC News correspondent defended the news media against President Trump’s claim that they are the "enemy of the American people," by saying reporters will continue to do their jobs even if it means "incurring the wrath of the most powerful person in the world." 

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  • Editorial:  Radiothon

    Editorial:  Radiothon

    Thursday, February 16 2017 3:19 PM EST2017-02-16 20:19:46 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Even though a few weeks have passed since devastating storms swept through our community, the need to help our neighbors is still great.

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    Even though a few weeks have passed since devastating storms swept through our community, the need to help our neighbors is still great.

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  • Editorial: Tornado cleanup

    Editorial: Tornado cleanup

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 9:27 AM EST2017-02-14 14:27:28 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Cleaning up millions of cubic yards of storm debris across South Georgia, caused by the deadly tornadoes and storms in January, is an enormous undertaking.

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    Cleaning up millions of cubic yards of storm debris across South Georgia, caused by the deadly tornadoes and storms in January, is an enormous undertaking.

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  • Guest Editorial: FEMA's here to help

    Guest Editorial: FEMA's here to help

    Friday, February 10 2017 9:28 AM EST2017-02-10 14:28:57 GMT
    John Mills (Source: WALB)John Mills (Source: WALB)

    Across Southwest Georgia, it's been impressive to see the whole community respond and give their neighbors a helping hand, especially volunteers, charities and faith-based groups making a big difference in people's lives. 

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    Across Southwest Georgia, it's been impressive to see the whole community respond and give their neighbors a helping hand, especially volunteers, charities and faith-based groups making a big difference in people's lives. 

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  • Editorial: Assisting veterans after the storm

    Editorial: Assisting veterans after the storm

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 5:02 PM EST2017-02-07 22:02:08 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    In the aftermath of January storms, we were quick to realize, one group in particular needed additional help: our military men and women.

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    In the aftermath of January storms, we were quick to realize, one group in particular needed additional help: our military men and women.

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  • Editorial: Investing in storm shelters can save lives

    Editorial: Investing in storm shelters can save lives

    Thursday, February 2 2017 2:20 PM EST2017-02-02 19:20:06 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    For many, January 2017 will long be remembered not as a happy start to a new year, but as a month that left behind death and destruction.

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    For many, January 2017 will long be remembered not as a happy start to a new year, but as a month that left behind death and destruction.

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  • Editorial: Helping our neighbors

    Editorial: Helping our neighbors

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 4:35 PM EST2017-01-31 21:35:09 GMT

    Last week, WALB teamed with the Flint River Chapter of the American Red Cross to put on a one-day telethon.

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    Last week, WALB teamed with the Flint River Chapter of the American Red Cross to put on a one-day telethon.

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  • Editorial: Donating to the South GA tornado relief fund

    Editorial: Donating to the South GA tornado relief fund

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 2:28 PM EST2017-01-25 19:28:33 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Many of you have expressed the desire to help out after the devastating January 2 storms and this past weekend's tornadoes. 

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    Many of you have expressed the desire to help out after the devastating January 2 storms and this past weekend's tornadoes. 

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  • Editorial: A look at the city's power restoration after the storm

    Editorial: A look at the city's power restoration after the storm

    Friday, January 20 2017 5:27 PM EST2017-01-20 22:27:48 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The storms that hit January 2nd crippled the City of Albany and left thousands without power. What public officials do in the following 48 hours of such a crisis, is crucial to getting help to those affected and setting itself up for the road to a successful recovery.

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    The storms that hit January 2nd crippled the City of Albany and left thousands without power. What public officials do in the following 48 hours of such a crisis, is crucial to getting help to those affected and setting itself up for the road to a successful recovery.

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  • Editorial: The Albany Museum of Art's future

    Editorial: The Albany Museum of Art's future

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 4:13 PM EST2017-01-17 21:13:04 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Out of all tragedies come opportunities. Some let us know how we could have handled things better in case this happens again, and sometimes there is a chance to rebuild what was damaged or destroyed, even bigger and better. This happened after the Flood of 1994.

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    Out of all tragedies come opportunities. Some let us know how we could have handled things better in case this happens again, and sometimes there is a chance to rebuild what was damaged or destroyed, even bigger and better. This happened after the Flood of 1994.

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  • Editorial: Getting answers with storm response

    Editorial: Getting answers with storm response

    Thursday, January 12 2017 4:11 PM EST2017-01-12 21:11:12 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    As we have said and reported extensively, there are always so many great stories of generous people and neighbors willing to help one other when we have a disaster in South Georgia. There are also questions we must ask, when we see that our elected leaders did not react as quickly as they should have. One issue many have asked is why did it take three days for the city to announce shelters such as the Albany Civic Center was available and open? After the storm hit Monday night, it ...

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    As we have said and reported extensively, there are always so many great stories of generous people and neighbors willing to help one other when we have a disaster in South Georgia. There are also questions we must ask, when we see that our elected leaders did not react as quickly as they should have. One issue many have asked is why did it take three days for the city to announce shelters such as the Albany Civic Center was available and open? After the storm hit Monday night, it ...

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  • Editorial: Cleaning up from a devastating storm

    Editorial: Cleaning up from a devastating storm

    Wednesday, January 11 2017 3:05 PM EST2017-01-11 20:05:31 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    In the wake of terrible devastation and destruction, organizations, businesses and citizens of Albany and the surrounding communities have stepped up to lend a hand in so many ways. 

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    In the wake of terrible devastation and destruction, organizations, businesses and citizens of Albany and the surrounding communities have stepped up to lend a hand in so many ways. 

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  • Editorial: SWGA communities rally after devastating storm

    Editorial: SWGA communities rally after devastating storm

    Wednesday, January 4 2017 4:09 PM EST2017-01-04 21:09:40 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    South Georgia started the new year with a tough reminder of just how devastating our weather can be at times.

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    South Georgia started the new year with a tough reminder of just how devastating our weather can be at times.

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  • Viewpoint: New Year's Resolutions

    Viewpoint: New Year's Resolutions

    Wednesday, December 31 2014 6:04 PM EST2014-12-31 23:04:44 GMT
    Wednesday, December 31 2014 6:04 PM EST2014-12-31 23:04:44 GMT
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    We invite you to make a better new year's resolution this year…to do more than just lose 10 lbs.Make a resolution to register to vote if you are not, and if you are registered, vote every single time.96% of the incumbents were re-elected this year, in spite of the fact that 81% of U.S. citizens feel Congress is out of touch with what you want done, and how you feel.One big reason for that is only 36.4% of eligible voters show up to vote. That's the lowest turnout in 72 years.Why would you not...More >>
    We invite you to make a better new year's resolution this year…to do more than just lose 10 lbs.Make a resolution to register to vote if you are not, and if you are registered, vote every single time.96% of the incumbents were re-elected this year, in spite of the fact that 81% of U.S. citizens feel Congress is out of touch with what you want done, and how you feel.One big reason for that is only 36.4% of eligible voters show up to vote. That's the lowest turnout in 72 years.Why would you not...More >>
  • Viewpoint: Albany Civic Center

    Viewpoint: Albany Civic Center

    Tuesday, December 23 2014 4:09 PM EST2014-12-23 21:09:39 GMT
    Tuesday, December 23 2014 4:09 PM EST2014-12-23 21:09:40 GMT
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    What to do with the Albany Civic Center has been a hard to solve question in our community for a long time.However, tearing it down to build a youth sports complex is not the answer.The city already such a facility… with the Gordon Sports Complex.The city recently spent three million dollars to upgrade it.Instead of tearing down the Civic Center, the money should be spent on renovating the Civic Center and the Paul Eames Baseball Complex.Improving these long neglected facilities is the first ...More >>
    What to do with the Albany Civic Center has been a hard to solve question in our community for a long time.However, tearing it down to build a youth sports complex is not the answer.The city already such a facility… with the Gordon Sports Complex.The city recently spent three million dollars to upgrade it.Instead of tearing down the Civic Center, the money should be spent on renovating the Civic Center and the Paul Eames Baseball Complex.Improving these long neglected facilities is the first ...More >>
  • Viewpoint: Wealth Gap

    Viewpoint: Wealth Gap

    Thursday, December 18 2014 4:01 PM EST2014-12-18 21:01:19 GMT
    Thursday, December 18 2014 4:01 PM EST2014-12-18 21:01:20 GMT
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    According to the latest Gallup pole, 81% of Americans feel Congress is out of touch with average citizens.Most feel Congress is not able to understand our everyday kitchen table problems and concerns.One of the big reasons is the tremendous wealth gap between average Americans and members of Congress.The annual average income in a U.S. Household is $54K compared with $175K in Congress.In 2013 the average net worth in the U.U.S.as $166K compared to over $1 million in Congress.So if you wonder ...More >>
    According to the latest Gallup pole, 81% of Americans feel Congress is out of touch with average citizens.Most feel Congress is not able to understand our everyday kitchen table problems and concerns.One of the big reasons is the tremendous wealth gap between average Americans and members of Congress.The annual average income in a U.S. Household is $54K compared with $175K in Congress.In 2013 the average net worth in the U.U.S.as $166K compared to over $1 million in Congress.So if you wonder ...More >>
  • Editorials from 2013More>>

  • Viewpoint: Crime Stoppers Street Sweep Success

    Viewpoint: Crime Stoppers Street Sweep Success

    WALB launched a new crime fighting initiative last week called Crimestoppers Street Sweep. We teamed up with Crimestoppers and four law enforcement agencies to get criminals off the streets. We airedMore >>
    WALB launched a new crime fighting initiative last week called Crimestoppers Street Sweep. We teamed up with Crimestoppers and four law enforcement agencies to get criminals off the streets.More >>
  • Viewpoint: New Year's Resolutions

    Viewpoint: New Year's Resolutions

    This is the time of year we all make New Year's resolutions,  and we have a choice Fear or Faith.  Fear believes in a negative future. Faith believes in a positive future.  So we have to make a choice,More >>
    This is the time of year we all make New Year's resolutions,  and we have a choice Fear or Faith.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Bullying

    Viewpoint: Bullying

    We hear the stories from around the nation about young teens who commit suicide because of bullying. Tragically, it's hit home. Thirteen year old Dustin Hammonds of Worth County died Monday, six daysMore >>
    We hear the stories from around the nation about young teens who commit suicide because of bullying. Tragically, it's hit home.More >>

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