Editorial

  Editorial: Merry Christmas, and shop local

We all love this time of year, the parades, the concerts, the parties, and of course the shopping.

  Editorial: Support local merchants this holiday season

We want to encourage everyone to support your local merchants.

Editorial: Remember to help those in need this Thanksgiving

On behalf of all of us at WALB, we hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Guest Editorial: Keeping Georgia’s water clean

Clean flowing water is at the core of our economy in west central and southwest Georgia.

Editorial: School bus safety

A parent’s worst nightmare is to find out something has happened to their child, but to lose a child is unimaginable.

Guest Editorial: Legal aid for South GA

Judge Ken Hodges, Court of Appeals of Georgia has important information

Editorial: Expanding Medicare and Medicaid

South Georgia hospitals are missing out on federal funds

Editorial: Unlike the lottery, if you vote, you definitely win

By now we sure hope everyone knows next Tuesday is Election Day, and there may never be a more important time to show up at your polling place and exercise your right to vote.

Editorial: Why do we vote on a Tuesday in November?

Ever wonder why elections are held on Tuesdays in November? The answer lies with America's 19th-century farmers.

Editorial: Albany State University Homecoming is ‘Unsinkable’

Albany State University adopted the motto “Unsinkable” during the flood of 1994, and they still displayed an unsinkable spirit in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

Guest Editorial - Lee Co. TSPLOST

This Guest Editorial is by Lisa Davis, the Vice-President of the Lee County Development Authority.

  Editorial- Surviving the hurricane

We owe a debt to the folks who are getting the lights back on...

Editorial: Benefit concert strengthens South Georgia after 2017 storms

In January 2017 Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, and Phillip Phillips all made a commitment to put on a benefit concert in their hometown...

Editorial: Help us raise awareness for breast cancer

Communities are taking part in activities that raise awareness of breast cancer and in many cases, raise funds.

Editorial: Hotel demolition right move in Albany dilapidated property battle

We’re so pleased that the push to rid the City of Albany of its dilapidated and unsightly properties continues.

Editorial: ChalkFest Rocks

The Albany Museum's "Chalkfest" was such a success, organizers are already planning the next one...

Guest Editorial: ChalkFest

ChalkFest is bringing in a dozen professional chalk artists from Georgia and Florida, and downtown will become a giant canvass.

Guest Editorial: Benefit concert for South GA

David M. Carlton, President Community Foundation of South Georgia, Inc. talks about Luke Bryan and others coming to the Fairgrounds

Editorial: FDA warns of vaping epidemic

Vaping may be the “in” thing for teens, but the FDA says is a dangerous epidemic.

Editorial: We remember 9/11

We will always remember, and we will never forget, that we are truly all Americans who share so much more that bind us together, than can ever divide us.

Editorial: Donate, don’t incinerate your Nike apparel

Instead of destroying your Nike apparel, donate it to homeless veterans and those in need.

  Editorial: Are MEAG funds being invested or wasted?

In a ten year period, Albany city officials will receive an estimated $84 million in funding from MEAG, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia. What do we have to show for that money?

Editorial: Activists stand for what's right in Randolph Co. poll closing proposal

Last week the Randolph County Election Board voted against a controversial proposal to shut down seven of the county's nine voting precincts, all of which are in predominantly African American communities.

Editorial: 'Young Gamechangers'

Last week, a group of 48 young professionals came together to present their findings to better the city of Albany. The group, called 'Young Gamechangers,' is made up of folks from all over Georgia, and have been meeting for most of this year.

Editorial: The Two Georgia's on the ballot this year

Election season is here, and state politicians are on the campaign trail in South Georgia cities talking about how important you are. Many candidates say they understand our frustration.  However, do they really?

Editorial: Protecting Albany's Water is essential

The Flint Riverkeeper has an expert checking the e-coli levels on South Georgia creeks and the Flint River every week, to keep a close watch on water quality issues.

Editorial: We need better answers to earn our vote

We just witnessed a run-off election in Georgia's governor's race that was sad for several reasons.

Editorial: South Georgia's economy is on the upswing

For too long, the c has been struggling, or just treading water. Several signs tell us that is about to get MUCH better.

Editorial: Do back-to-school right

Immunizations – check!  School supplies – check! Dress Code – check!  School safety – check! It's that time across SW Georgia and we want to remind you of some important matters related to back to school!

Editorial: Attend a Riverkeeper meeting

Sewer overflows that have happened near the Flint on multiple occasions this year are just what we don't need.

Editorial: Flint River Trails is positive for the community

Expanding the popular Flint River Walk through the community and even outside Albany's borders, is one step closer to becoming a reality.  Last Tuesday community leaders unveiled their master plan for the flint river recreational trail.

  Editorial: Operation Southern Shield is working

The results speak for themselves. In 2017, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety reported that "Operation Southern Shield" led to a drop in fatal crashes on Georgia roads.

Editorial: Will trade war kill our pecan crop?

President Donald Trump has said for years that American companies are short-changed and over-charged by foreign governments when it comes to fees those countries charge on the products they import from us.

Editorial: 4th of July concert a Ginuwine problem

Holidays are often days we get to spend with our families, and Albany's Fourth of July downtown celebration was billed to be just that. However, many residents took to social media to complain about one of the artists selected to perform.

Editorial: School District contract doesn't make the grade

School is out for the Summer, but the Dougherty County School Board is NOT making the grade!

Editorial: Armed forces appreciation- Heroes Among Us

Very few of us will ever think about concerns of an attack on our nation by a foreign country.  Or how will we protect our families because of battles raging at the end of our street.

Editorial: Something stinks in downtown Albany

Twice in the last two months, city equipment malfunctions have caused thousands of gallons of sewage and wastewater to spill into the Flint River. The result is not only a terrible odor in the downtown area, on the brink of revitalization, but the loss of new business in the heart of downtown.

Guest Editorial: Georgia's hands-free law

Starting July 1, drivers can no longer have a phone or any stand-alone electronic device in their hands or supported by any part of their body if they want to talk on their phones while driving.

Editorial: Suicide- silent agony

Celebrities make national news, but the common person's suicide is just as devastating to their loved ones, even if it doesn't make the news.

Guest Editorial: Men’s Health Week

As Phoebe's Community Benefit Coordinator, I have organized many events over the years aimed at improving the health of those in our community.

Editorial: It's time, again, to vote on consolidation

We have said this for years, and we say it again, the citizens of Albany and Dougherty County should vote on the consolidation of city and county governments.