Catch the Reading Wave - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Catch the Reading Wave

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Employers ready for upcoming job fair at Moody AFB

    Employers ready for upcoming job fair at Moody AFB

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:36:59 GMT
     Thursday morning, the Valdosta-Lowndes County chamber, along with the Department of Labor, held their second and final "Operation Moody Transition" employer workshop ahead of the September 4th job fair.More >>
     Thursday morning, the Valdosta-Lowndes County chamber, along with the Department of Labor, held their second and final "Operation Moody Transition" employer workshop ahead of the September 4th job fair.
    More >>
  • GEMA offers 10 tips during extreme heat

    GEMA offers 10 tips during extreme heat

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:17:46 GMT
    A heat wave will make it feel like the temperature is over 100º in the next couple of days in South Georgia. The CDC says extreme heat is the top weather-related killer in the nation, claiming approximately 400 lives per year. More >>
    A heat wave will make it feel like the temperature is over 100º in the next couple of days in South Georgia. The CDC says extreme heat is the top weather-related killer in the nation, claiming approximately 400 lives per year. More >>
  • Montford Point Marine to be honored at MCLB

    Montford Point Marine to be honored at MCLB

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:55:05 GMT
    Private First Class James Windom became a member of the Montford Point Marines in June 1943. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in Aug. 1949. The Windom family will be at the ceremony Friday to accept his award.More >>
    Private First Class James Windom became a member of the Montford Point Marines in June 1943. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in Aug. 1949. The Windom family will be at the ceremony Friday to accept his award.More >>

August 28, 2002

Albany - The South Georgia Waves rolled into an Albany Elementary school today. The baseball players encouraged some of their small fans to set big reading goals.

Students at Alice Coachman Elementary flooded Waves Mascot, Crash, with high-fives today. The school kicked off its reading program with help from Waves players. The America's Choice reading program encourages all students to read at least 25 books this school year, but Waves players and teachers say why stop there.

"When I was in elementary school, I didn't realize the importance of reading. Now, I want to help these kids understand how vital reading is. It will make them smart," said Ross Hawley, Waves Pitcher.

Players also encouraged students to join them at the ball field Thursday for Alice Cochman night at the Waves game.

Posted at 4:57 by kathryn.murchison@walb.com