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Viewpoints from 2013

Here are WALB's Editorials for the year 2013

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  • Viewpoint: New Year's Resolutions

    Viewpoint: New Year's Resolutions

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 8:32 PM EST2014-01-01 01:32:03 GMT
    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: Charitable Donations

    Viewpoint: Charitable Donations

    Thursday, December 26 2013 12:21 PM EST2013-12-26 17:21:49 GMT
    We're always on the lookout for positive stories, and they're easy to find this time of year because of the good hearts of south Georgians.In the past couple of weeks, we've told you about the Heart organizationMore >>
    We're always on the lookout for positive stories, and they're easy to find this time of year because of the good hearts of south Georgians.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Buying Locally for Christmas

    Viewpoint: Buying Locally for Christmas

    Thursday, December 26 2013 12:59 PM EST2013-12-26 17:59:24 GMT
    We all love this time of year, the parades, the concerts, the parties…and of course the shopping. First, I hope you will support your local stores and spend your money locally. When you shop on-line orMore >>
    We all love this time of year, the parades, the concerts, the parties…and of course the shopping. First, I hope you will support your local stores and spend your money locally.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Christmas Shop Local

    Viewpoint: Christmas Shop Local

    Thursday, December 26 2013 2:02 PM EST2013-12-26 19:02:41 GMT
    It's the Christmas shopping season again, and we all must stick together and shop local. By supporting locally-owned businesses you can "pay it forward", keeping money in the local economy and keepingMore >>
    It's the Christmas shopping season again, and we all must stick together and shop local. By supporting locally-owned businesses you can "pay it forward", keeping money in the local economy and keeping local business owners in business.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Truancy hurts us all

    Viewpoint: Truancy hurts us all

    Thursday, December 26 2013 12:37 PM EST2013-12-26 17:37:16 GMT
    It is always interesting to hear the Grand Jury presentments at the end of their service. This time, Grand Jurors said their work was an eye opener about Albany crime, related to the high number of kidsMore >>
    It is always interesting to hear the Grand Jury presentments at the end of their service. This time, Grand Jurors said their work was an eye opener about Albany crime, related to the high number of kids on the streets, who should be in school. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Merry Christmas

    Viewpoint: Merry Christmas

    Friday, December 20 2013 10:37 AM EST2013-12-20 15:37:44 GMT
    We all love this time of year- the parades, the concerts, the parties, and of course the shopping. First, I hope you will support your local stores and spend your money locally. When you shop online orMore >>
    If you're like me you have received more catalogs than ever before. But you might notice most will only wish you a "happy holiday."More >>
  • Viewpoint: Bullying

    Viewpoint: Bullying

    Thursday, December 26 2013 2:13 PM EST2013-12-26 19:13:42 GMT
    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 >>
  • Viewpoint: Medicaid Expansion

    Viewpoint: Medicaid Expansion

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:52 PM EST2013-12-11 04:52:40 GMT
    Hello,  I am Georgia State Representative Winfred Dukes. The refusal to accept the 33-Million dollar Medicaid Expansion offered in the Affordable Health Care Act may be good politics for some, but itMore >>
    The refusal to accept the 33-Million dollar Medicaid Expansion offered in the Affordable Health Care Act may be good politics for some, but it is poor public policy for others.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Expanding Medicaid in Georgia

    Viewpoint: Expanding Medicaid in Georgia

    Thursday, December 26 2013 12:54 PM EST2013-12-26 17:54:24 GMT
    I'm sure you've heard the saying: this is a no-brainer… we've got a dollar waiting on a dime? This is the situation we are in with Governor Deal and the state's GOP refusing to accept expanded Medicaid,More >>
    I'm sure you've heard the saying: this is a no-brainer… we've got a dollar waiting on a dime? This is the situation we are in with Governor Deal and the state's GOP refusing to accept expanded Medicaid, paid for with federal dollars.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Film Tax Breaks

    Viewpoint: Film Tax Breaks

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:46 PM EST2013-12-04 04:46:15 GMT
    Georgia's tax code has too many special interest tax breaks that benefit too few people.  But it's hard to argue with the success of one big tax incentive.   In 2008, the General Assembly passed a lawMore >>
    Georgia's tax code has too many special interest tax breaks that benefit too few people.  But it's hard to argue with the success of one big tax incentive.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Holiday Traffic

    Viewpoint: Holiday Traffic

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 11:50 PM EST2013-11-28 04:50:35 GMT
    If you do any Christmas shopping around the Albany Mall or Walmart on Ledo Road this holiday season, you'll probably be frustrated by traffic.   Westover Boulevard and Ledo Road and the only street thatMore >>
    If you do any Christmas shopping around the Albany Mall or Walmart on Ledo Road this holiday season, you'll probably be frustrated by traffic.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Crime Stoppers Street Sweep Success

    Viewpoint: Crime Stoppers Street Sweep Success

    Monday, March 31 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-03-31 20:02:09 GMT
    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: Downtown Albany Progress

    Viewpoint: Downtown Albany Progress

    Friday, November 22 2013 2:13 PM EST2013-11-22 19:13:18 GMT
    The downtown Albany area continues to make progress on its master plan as it prepares for a new Waffle House and hotel. Albany's downtown manager, Aaron Blair, made the announcement earlier this month.More >>
    The downtown Albany area continues to make progress on its master plan as it prepares for a new Waffle House and hotel. Albany's downtown manager, Aaron Blair, made the announcement earlier this month.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Pit bull Ordinance

    Viewpoint: Pit bull Ordinance

    Thursday, December 26 2013 12:55 PM EST2013-12-26 17:55:24 GMT
    Pit bulldogs are in the news again. Following the lead of Dawson and Fitzgerald, the Albany city commission has directed the city attorney to begin writing an ordinance for the city of Albany that wouldMore >>
    Pit bulldogs are in the news again. Following the lead of Dawson and Fitzgerald, the Albany city commission has directed the city attorney to begin writing an ordinance for the city of Albany that would put restrictions on some dogs.
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  • Viewpoint: New Braves Stadium

    Viewpoint: New Braves Stadium

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-11-12 23:03:14 GMT
    The Atlanta Braves made the stunning announcement Monday that they're leaving downtown Atlanta, their home for almost 50 years for the suburbs and a 672-million dollar new stadium at the traffic-chokedMore >>
    The Atlanta Braves made the stunning announcement Monday that they're leaving downtown Atlanta, their home for almost 50 years for the suburbs and a 672-million dollar new stadium at the traffic-choked intersection of Interstates 75 and 285 in Cobb County.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Business Watch

    Viewpoint: Business Watch

    Thursday, November 7 2013 6:49 PM EST2013-11-07 23:49:22 GMT
    The Albany Police Department is starting a business watch.  It's a crime prevention program for businesses modeled after the popular neighborhood watch that protects residential areas.
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    The Albany Police Department is starting a business watch.  It's a crime prevention program for businesses modeled after the popular neighborhood watch that protects residential areas.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Hold Elections on Even Years

    Viewpoint: Hold Elections on Even Years

    Thursday, November 7 2013 6:42 PM EST2013-11-07 23:42:46 GMT
    If low turnout in early voting is any indication, odds are not many Georgians will be going to the polls this election day for municipal elections. The races at city hall are just as important as thoseMore >>
    If low turnout in early voting is any indication, odds are not many Georgians will be going to the polls this election day for municipal elections. The races at city hall are just as important as thoseMore >>
  • Viewpoint: Street Number Laws

    Viewpoint: Street Number Laws

    Thursday, October 31 2013 6:08 PM EDT2013-10-31 22:08:38 GMT
    Even though it's required by local law, there are many homes in Albany that still don't have street numbers properly displayed on the home or mailbox. While this may not seem like a big deal, ask anyoneMore >>
    Even though it's required by local law, there are many homes in Albany that still don't have street numbers properly displayed on the home or mailbox.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Dougherty County Superintendent Search

    Viewpoint: Dougherty County Superintendent Search

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-10-29 22:06:30 GMT
    The Dougherty County School Board is beginning its search for a new superintendent.  We can only hope this search goes better than the last. Four years ago, board members set out specific qualificationsMore >>
    The Dougherty County School Board is beginning its search for a new superintendent.  We can only hope this search goes better than the last.More >>
  • Viewpoint: LOST Problems Calls for Consolidation

    Viewpoint: LOST Problems Calls for Consolidation

    Thursday, October 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-10-24 22:38:49 GMT
    Taxpayers in Albany and Dougherty County got quite a scare last week when the county and city commission at first disagreed in how the current local option sales tax money should be distributed. LuckilyMore >>
    Taxpayers in Albany and Dougherty County got quite a scare last week when the county and city commission at first disagreed in how the current local option sales tax money should be distributed.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Gerrymandering

    Viewpoint: Gerrymandering

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-10-22 20:42:36 GMT
    The recent government shutdown clearly showed the disgusting disconnect between what the public wants and what The House of Representatives wants. In a new NBC / Wall Street Journal poll, 60% want toMore >>
    In a new NBC / Wall Street Journal poll, 60% want to replace those in Congress. They see the solution to ending gridlock in three changes: ending gerrymandering, setting term limits, and campaign finance reform. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Shutdown- Dysfunction Personified

    Viewpoint: Shutdown- Dysfunction Personified

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 4:00 PM EDT2013-10-08 20:00:15 GMT
    Ladies and gentlemen, your United States Federal Government has closed. Sounds like the beginning of some Hollywood drama that couldn't really happen in the "real world, right? Wrong and it's not theMore >>
    Ladies and gentlemen, your United States Federal Government has closed. Sounds like the beginning of some Hollywood drama that couldn't really happen in the "real world, right? Wrong and it's not the first time … even more troubling.More >>
  • Viewpoint: No competition makes Obamacare cost more

    Viewpoint: No competition makes Obamacare cost more

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 12:13 PM EDT2013-10-08 16:13:02 GMT
    As Phoebe Putney Hospital officials defended their buyout of Palmyra Medical Center, they insisted a lack of healthcare competition does not translate into higher healthcare costs. There is new proofMore >>
    As Phoebe Putney Hospital officials defended their buyout of Palmyra Medical Center, they insisted a lack of healthcare competition does not translate into higher healthcare costs.  There is new proof that's just not true.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Major brewer saves landfill space

    Viewpoint: Major brewer saves landfill space

    Thursday, October 3 2013 1:39 PM EDT2013-10-03 17:39:35 GMT
    The Miller Coors brewery in Albany reached a major milestone last week, and announced it is now operating as one of six landfill-free breweries in the country. That means it now recycles more than 99More >>
    The Miller Coors brewery in Albany reached a major milestone last week, and announced it is now operating as one of six landfill-free breweries in the country.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Commissions must meet in public

    Viewpoint: Commissions must meet in public

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 3:57 PM EDT2013-10-01 19:57:06 GMT
    Last week's action by three members of the Worth County Commission to fire E-911 director Kannetha Clem has many local residents angry. It has also raised questions as to whether their action was legal. ThatMore >>
    Last week's action by three members of the Worth County Commission to fire E-911 director Kannetha Clem has many local residents angry. It has also raised questions as to whether their action was legal.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Southside Library

    Viewpoint: Southside Library

    Thursday, September 26 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-09-26 15:54:32 GMT
    It is disappointing to hear that none of the non-profit groups looking to use the now closed Southside Library submitted a bid to use the building. We don't the reasons why they chose not to submit aMore >>
    It is disappointing to hear that none of the non-profit groups looking to use the now closed Southside Library submitted a bid to use the building. We don't the reasons why they chose not to submit aMore >>
  • Viewpoint: Miss America

    Viewpoint: Miss America

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 3:20 PM EDT2013-09-24 19:20:30 GMT
    What does America look like? America is white, brown, black, European-American, African-American, Indian-American, Hispanic-American, Italian-America, German-American, Asian-American and so on. I thinkMore >>
    The recent uproar after the crowning of our nation's first Indian-American is very disappointing and is not a good example of a country, also known as a melting pot.  More >>
  • Viewpoint: Mental illness at root of murders

    Viewpoint: Mental illness at root of murders

    Thursday, September 19 2013 1:08 PM EDT2013-09-19 17:08:01 GMT
    State and federal governments have drastically cut funding for people with mental illness for years, and it was bound to have negative effects. We had massive loss of life with Sandy Hook, Aurora, andMore >>
    We had massive loss of life with Sandy Hook, Aurora, and now the Navy Yard murders. They all have in common mentally ill people who got their hands on guns…More >>
  • Viewpoint: Kids MUST be educated

    Viewpoint: Kids MUST be educated

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-09-17 15:30:57 GMT
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently upheld the law that holds parents accountable if their children miss too many days of school. A parent challenged the Georgia law after she was convicted of misdemeanorMore >>
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently upheld the law that holds parents accountable if their children miss too many days of school. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Students must choose a career

    Viewpoint: Students must choose a career

    Thursday, September 12 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-09-12 19:31:56 GMT
    It's a little unfair that some important decisions we make in life happen early in life, when we aren't best equipped to make good decisions. One of those is becoming more important than ever, and stateMore >>
    It's a little unfair that some important decisions we make in life happen early in life, when we aren't best equipped to make good decisions. One of those is becoming more important than ever, and state and local educators are endorsing it. We're talking about deciding on what we want to do, when we grow up.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Questions remain in Darton injuries

    Viewpoint: Questions remain in Darton injuries

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 3:11 PM EDT2013-09-10 19:11:17 GMT
    Darton State College's initial lack of response to the hospitalization of three wrestlers overcome by heat and dehydration during practices is baffling. So many questions need answers. If coaches andMore >>
    If a college has any greater responsibility than providing a quality education for its students, it's providing a safe environment for them. That's especially true for student athletes who represent the school. Darton State College failed in that responsibility last week, putting the lives of young men at risk.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Arson fires must stop

    Viewpoint: Arson fires must stop

    Thursday, September 5 2013 10:41 AM EDT2013-09-05 14:41:51 GMT
    Earlier this week, we reported to you that the Albany Fire Department's Arson Investigators sifted through evidence looking for clues in a vacant duplex on South Jackson Street. Someone set fire to aMore >>
    Arson investigators are spending too much time looking into suspected gang blazes and they need to stop. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Lessons learned from football

    Viewpoint: Lessons learned from football

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 3:05 PM EDT2013-09-04 19:05:05 GMT
    Since last weekend was the beginning of football season, we should address: "Lessons From Week One."I know it sounds like the rant of parents, but what is wrong with the "It's all about me" kids today?ReigningMore >>
    Since last weekend was the beginning of football season, we should address: "Lessons From Week One." I know it sounds like the rant of parents, but what is wrong with the "It's all about me" kids today?More >>
  • Viewpoint: Congratulations EDC

    Viewpoint: Congratulations EDC

    Thursday, August 29 2013 10:53 AM EDT2013-08-29 14:53:33 GMT
    We have to say congratulations to our Economic Development Committee, Led by Ted Clem, Barbara Rivera-Holmes, and Justin Strickland. You can see new construction in several sites around town, that representMore >>
    We have to say congratulations to our Economic Development Committee, Led by Ted Clem, Barbara Rivera-Holmes, and Justin Strickland.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Battery theft hurts us all

    Viewpoint: Battery theft hurts us all

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 11:43 AM EDT2013-08-28 15:43:27 GMT
    We're accustomed to seeing in the news that people are victimized when their Brass, copper, and aluminum is stolen by people who turn in the metal for money. What we're not used to seeing is citizensMore >>
    We're accustomed to seeing in the news that people are victimized when their Brass, copper, and aluminum is stolen by people who turn in the metal for money. What we're not used to seeing is citizens having the batteries stolen out of the cars by criminals who are now turning them in to recyclers or money.More >>
  • Viewpoint: The Superintendent's Contract

    Viewpoint: The Superintendent's Contract

    Thursday, August 22 2013 3:38 PM EDT2013-08-22 19:38:42 GMT
    Interim Dougherty County School Superintendent David Mosley has done an outstanding job getting the troubled school system back on track. The system needs him to stay on the job for another year, butMore >>
    Starting in October, Dr. David Mosley must either give up his $154,000 a year pension or his $175,000 salary. The law is clear. He can't have both, but that's what Dougherty County School Board members are trying to make happen.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Illegal dumping must stop

    Viewpoint: Illegal dumping must stop

    Tuesday, August 20 2013 12:11 PM EDT2013-08-20 16:11:04 GMT
    It's time to end the illegal dumping of trash and garbage in Albany. This is a crime that costs the taxpayers to clean up, and it's an unnecessary waste of money that could go to schools, or keeping theMore >>
    It's time to end the illegal dumping of trash and garbage in Albany. This is a crime that costs the taxpayers to clean up, and it's an unnecessary waste of money that could go to schools, or keeping the community safer.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Good news on furloughs

    Viewpoint: Good news on furloughs

    Thursday, August 15 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-08-15 16:10:28 GMT
    It is certainly great news for employees at the Marine Corps Logistics Base and for the economy in southwest Georgia that the furlough days have been cut in half. Instead of missing 11 days of work withoutMore >>
    It is certainly great news for employees at the Marine Corps Logistics Base and for the economy in southwest Georgia that the furlough days have been cut in half.More >>
  • Viewpoint: APD accreditation

    Viewpoint: APD accreditation

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 3:00 PM EDT2013-08-13 19:00:39 GMT
    We sincerely hope you were able to participate in the recent accreditation process and voiced your opinions about the Albany Police Department. The process was a part of the department's effort to earnMore >>
    The Albany Police Department put a lot of time and energy in preparing for this review process and did so on a volunteer basis. They say they want to see how they compare to other agencies, and continue to improve. More >>
  • Viewpoint: South GA trauma centers

    Viewpoint: South GA trauma centers

    Thursday, August 8 2013 11:22 AM EDT2013-08-08 15:22:39 GMT
    If you are severely injured in a car wreck or some other accident, the chances are that emergency personnel are going to take you to a trauma center hospital-- if possible. Statistics show that if youMore >>
    There are very few of these in South west Georgia, and the time you are enroute for specialized trauma treatment could make the difference in life or death.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Lowndes Co. sewage

    Viewpoint: Lowndes Co. sewage

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 12:00 PM EDT2013-08-06 16:00:37 GMT
    It's a disgusting problem that just keeps happening. Twice in the last couple of weeks, sewage spills in Valdosta dumped a total of 15 million gallons of sewage into the Withlacoochee River. And that'sMore >>
    Twice in the last couple of weeks, sewage spills in Valdosta dumped a total of 15 million gallons of sewage into the Withlacoochee River.More >>
  • Viewpoint: WALB on DISH Network

    Viewpoint: WALB on DISH Network

    Friday, July 26 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-07-26 21:59:19 GMT
    I would like to take a moment to address our viewers who watch us through DISH Network. On July 31, there is a chance our signal will be removed from DISH Network, due to a lack of an agreement betweenMore >>
    I would like to take a moment to address our viewers who watch us through DISH Network. On July 31, there is a chance our signal will be removed from DISH Network, due to a lack of an agreement betweenMore >>
  • Viewpoint: Free school lunches

    Viewpoint: Free school lunches

    Thursday, July 25 2013 11:52 AM EDT2013-07-25 15:52:19 GMT
    Students in several South Georgia school systems will no longer have to worry about lunch money, thanks to the Community Eligibility Option program. The program was created through the 2010 Federal HealthyMore >>
    Students in several South Georgia school systems will no longer have to worry about lunch money, thanks to the Community Eligibility Option program.More >>
  • Viewpoint: DCSS reaches out to MCLB parents

    Viewpoint: DCSS reaches out to MCLB parents

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 11:34 AM EDT2013-07-24 15:34:35 GMT
    The Dougherty County School System is reaching out to Marine parents at MCLB. It's the right thing to do, and it's reaping benefits. Even before the fiasco in Worth County, where the school board initiallyMore >>
    The Dougherty County school board passed a new military friendly policy. It allows Marine parents to choose which school they want their children to attend, if they don't think the school for which they are zoned is the best fit.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Schools are big business

    Viewpoint: Schools are big business

    Thursday, July 18 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-07-18 15:38:18 GMT
    We know Georgia's outstanding public colleges and universities improve our economy by graduating thousands of students each year who stay in the state to start careers. But they also have a growing impactMore >>
    We know Georgia's outstanding public colleges and universities improve our economy by graduating thousands of students each year who stay in the state to start careers. But they also have a growing impact on our economy simply by being part of communities like Albany and Valdosta.More >>
  • Viewpoint: MCLB kids remain in Worth schools

    Viewpoint: MCLB kids remain in Worth schools

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-07-16 16:47:51 GMT
    We're relieved that Worth County School Board members changed their minds and will allow MCLB students to remain enrolled in their school system. And while we don't disagree with the school board tryingMore >>

    We're relieved that Worth County School Board members changed their minds and will allow MCLB students to remain enrolled in their school system.More >>

  • Viewpoint: Is salary give-back just symbolic?

    Viewpoint: Is salary give-back just symbolic?

    Friday, July 12 2013 11:58 AM EDT2013-07-12 15:58:28 GMT
    President Obama famously plans to return five percent of his $400,000 salary to the treasury, in solidarity with government workers who may get squeezed by budget cuts, in the sequestration. We say allMore >>
    President Obama famously plans to return five percent of his $400,000 salary to the treasury, in solidarity with government workers who may get squeezed by budget cuts, in the sequestration. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Keeping taxes low

    Viewpoint: Keeping taxes low

    Thursday, July 11 2013 11:32 AM EDT2013-07-11 15:32:27 GMT
    Albany city commissioners once again balanced the budget for this fiscal year without furloughing city workers or increasing property taxes. Keeping that trend going in the future won't be easy. OverMore >>
    Albany city commissioners once again balanced the budget for this fiscal year without furloughing city workers or increasing property taxes. Keeping that trend going in the future won't be easy.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Run or Gun Program

    Viewpoint: Run or Gun Program

    Thursday, July 11 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-07-11 14:08:15 GMT
    I know you have seen on our news, dash camera video of the numerous and dangerous car chases in our area. Criminals take off at high speed, and brake every traffic law in the book, to try and eludeMore >>
    Criminals take off at high speed, and brake every traffic law in the book, to try and elude capture, when confronted by police. This problem is growing,More >>
  • Viewpoint: DCSS and its pay

    Viewpoint: DCSS and its pay

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 10:46 AM EDT2013-07-03 14:46:57 GMT
    A 300% raise for a public official is ridiculous anytime, under any circumstance. But that's what Dougherty County School Board members recently voted for themselves. They are underpaid. Their $250 monthlyMore >>
    A 300% raise for a public official is ridiculous anytime, under any circumstance. But that's what Dougherty County School Board members recently voted for themselves. More >>
  • Viewpoint: New city bidding policy

    Viewpoint: New city bidding policy

    Thursday, June 27 2013 1:00 PM EDT2013-06-27 17:00:54 GMT
    Albany City Commissioners recently established a local vendor policy to help local vendors remain competitive in selling goods and services. Local companies will be allowed to match the lowest bids fromMore >>
    Albany City Commissioners recently established a local vendor policy to help local vendors remain competitive in selling goods and services. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Way to go, Carly

    Viewpoint: Way to go, Carly

    Tuesday, June 25 2013 3:11 PM EDT2013-06-25 19:11:41 GMT
    The third time was the charm for our Miss Georgia, Carly Mathis! Her hard work, determination, and persistence will hopefully serve as a lesson for others who may be seeking not only a pageant title,More >>
    The third time was the charm for our Miss Georgia, Carly Mathis of Lee County! More >>
  • Viewpoint: Keep track of DCSS spending

    Viewpoint: Keep track of DCSS spending

    Thursday, June 20 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-06-20 17:26:45 GMT
    Dougherty County School Board members are still reeling from the revelation that the system overpaid a program for high school dropouts by more than a quarter million dollars. In May, School Chief FinancialMore >>
    In January, two checks were made out to the Alternatives Unlimited program; one while former superintendent Murfree was still in office, the other after he left. At the very least, this is poor job performance. We can only hope it's not a reflection of a cavalier attitude of "doing whatever I want with taxpayer money."More >>
  • Viewpoint: IRS and wasteful spending

    Viewpoint: IRS and wasteful spending

    Tuesday, June 18 2013 2:47 PM EDT2013-06-18 18:47:01 GMT
    A government report blasting the Internal Revenue Service for its spending on seminars, speakers and training videos lists 22 Georgia conferences at high-end hotels in downtown Atlanta and on St. Simons Island.More >>
  • Viewpoint: NYSP funding

    Viewpoint: NYSP funding

    Thursday, June 13 2013 3:29 PM EDT2013-06-13 19:29:44 GMT
    We often talk about keeping our students busy, off the streets, and out of trouble during the summer months and although it has been a tough road to get there, it was a big relief to hear that the NationalMore >>

    We often talk about keeping our students busy, off the streets, and out of trouble during the summer months and although it has been a tough road to get there, it was a big relief to hear that the National Youth Sports Program is going on again this summer, kicking off this week.More >>

  • VIewpoint: Be aware of emergency vehicles

    VIewpoint: Be aware of emergency vehicles

    Tuesday, June 11 2013 1:55 PM EDT2013-06-11 17:55:40 GMT
    The horrific crash that killed two South Georgia paramedics and their patient last week is a reminder of how important it is to react properly to emergency vehicles. In the Irwin County crash, a driverMore >>
    The horrific crash that killed two South Georgia paramedics and their patient last week is a reminder of how important it is to react properly to emergency vehicles.More >>
  • Viewpoint: WALB on cable

    Viewpoint: WALB on cable

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 11:53 AM EDT2013-06-04 15:53:56 GMT
    I would like to take a moment to address our viewers who watch us through Mediacom Cable. On June 30, there is a chance our signal will be removed from Mediacom Cable, due to a lack of an agreement betweenMore >>
    On June 30, there is a chance our signal will be removed from Mediacom Cable, due to a lack of an agreement between Raycom Media, who owns WALB, and Mediacom Cable corporate.More >>
  • Viewpoint: The Oaks at North Intown

    Viewpoint: The Oaks at North Intown

    Thursday, May 30 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-30 17:23:14 GMT
    Albany has a unique chance to transform part of the center city. The Albany Housing Authority just finalized a plan that would create a development called The Oaks at North Intown. Now, we have to waitMore >>
    Albany has a unique chance to transform part of the center city. The Albany Housing Authority just finalized a plan that would create a development called The Oaks at North Intown. Now, we have to wait to see if the Department of Housing and Urban Development decides to fund it.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Putting the Bibles back

    Viewpoint: Putting the Bibles back

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-28 20:42:29 GMT
    We agree with the Governor's decision to order Bibles returned to rooms at Georgia State Parks. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources should not have removed them in the first place. They did itMore >>
    We agree with the Governor's decision to order Bibles returned to rooms at Georgia State Parks. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources should not have removed them in the first place.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Stay safe on the waves

    Viewpoint: Stay safe on the waves

    Thursday, May 23 2013 10:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:30:45 GMT
    The unofficial start of summer is almost here. That means the boating season's about to start. It's time to change up the battery, pump up the tires on the trailer, and make sure the motor starts. It'sMore >>
    The unofficial start of summer is almost here. That means the boating season's about to start. It's time to change up the battery, pump up the tires on the trailer, and make sure the motor starts.More >>
  • Viewpoint: What venues should get funded?

    Viewpoint: What venues should get funded?

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:26:05 GMT
    Last November, The Albany City Commission gave the Riverquarium $150K, to remain open and look for other funding sources. There was much community discussion about this, and many who said give them nothing,More >>
    Last November, The Albany City Commission gave the Riverquarium $150K, to remain open and look for other funding sources. Many said give them nothing, and just let this beautiful and unique tourist attraction close. Have those critics forgotten about the million dollar checks given to the Albany Civic Center or The Parks at Chehaw?More >>
  • Viewpoint: Take your meds properly

    Viewpoint: Take your meds properly

    Thursday, May 16 2013 12:16 PM EDT2013-05-16 16:16:28 GMT
    As we get older, many of us find ourselves needing to take a daily dose of a prescription medicine to keep our bodies working efficiently. Public health researchers at Brown University found in a studyMore >>
    While a local pharmacist says half of the drugs on the list from the Brown study are no longer on the market, the research should serve as a reminder to all of us. To make sure we know what the medicine we take does to our bodies and the potential harm it could do.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Criminal justice reform

    Viewpoint: Criminal justice reform

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 1:09 PM EDT2013-05-14 17:09:50 GMT
    Georgia's criminal justice reform commission may go down as one of Governor Nathan Deal's greatest accomplishments. Earlier this month, the Governor signed a juvenile justice reform bill into law thatMore >>
    Earlier this month, the Governor signed a juvenile justice reform bill into law that was based on recommendations from the commission. The law will steer more non-violent youth offenders into community-based programs rather than incarceration.More >>
  • Viewpoint: If ObamaCare is good for the people...

    Viewpoint: If ObamaCare is good for the people...

    Thursday, May 9 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-09 20:24:50 GMT
    Our national leaders have long been accused of living differently than they make us live. They have their own retirement system, one that's not dependent on Social Security, and pays a lot better, toMore >>
    Our national leaders have their own healthcare system, that you have been paying for, going back generations. Why shouldn't they get MediCare, or ObamaCare?More >>
  • Viewpoint: V. A. improvements long overdue

    Viewpoint: V. A. improvements long overdue

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-08 14:29:48 GMT
    It was recently announced that the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be implementing an initiative to expedite benefit compensations claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longerMore >>
    It's shameful that over one-half of veterans awaiting claims have waited four months or more for their earned benefits.  We hope the VA can turn the situation around and eliminate the backlogged claims.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Times change, and schools do, too

    Viewpoint: Times change, and schools do, too

    Thursday, May 2 2013 1:44 PM EDT2013-05-02 17:44:02 GMT
    Since the Dougherty County School Board voted to close two schools and repurpose another, the system has done an excellent job keeping students and parents informed. They're holding meetings at nineMore >>
    Since the Dougherty County School Board voted to close two schools and repurpose another, the system has done an excellent job keeping students and parents informed. They're holding meetings at nine schools to answer questions and show students, who will be forced to transfer, TO their new schools.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Albany Tech's GOAL winner

    Viewpoint: Albany Tech's GOAL winner

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 2:57 PM EDT2013-05-01 18:57:24 GMT
    Albany Tech student Aamir Greene will be the state spokesman for technical education after winning the prestigious GOAL award. What a great choice! Greene's road to Albany Tech included two tours inMore >>
    Albany Tech student Aamir Greene will be the state spokesman for technical education after winning the prestigious GOAL award. What a great choice! Greene's road to Albany Tech included two tours in Iraq with the United States Marines.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Prom season is here

    Viewpoint: Prom season is here

    Thursday, April 25 2013 4:11 PM EDT2013-04-25 20:11:48 GMT
    Prom season is here, a time of excitement for teens and young adults, and often a time of worry for parents. Rarely does a prom season go by that we don't deliver the traffic news of a young life cutMore >>
    Let's all look out for our kids and made sure prom season 2013 marks the passing of another school year and not the passing of another life.More >>
  • Viewpoint:American spirit shows in Boston

    Viewpoint:American spirit shows in Boston

    Tuesday, April 23 2013 2:53 PM EDT2013-04-23 18:53:50 GMT
    In the aftermath of 9/11, we hoped and prayed Americans would never have to endure another terrorist attack on our soil. Tragically, it happened again last week in Boston. Americans reeled from the sightMore >>
    In the aftermath of 9/11, we hoped and prayed Americans would never have to endure another terrorist attack on our soil. Tragically, it happened again last week in Boston.More >>
  • Viewpoint: The One-Cent solution

    Viewpoint: The One-Cent solution

    Thursday, April 18 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-04-18 18:42:59 GMT
    Our national debt has nearly tripled in the last four years. That means that every man, woman, and child in the country owes more than fifty thousand dollars in debt. Now is the time to get this debtMore >>
    Now is the time to get this debt under control and we think a proposal from Eight District Congressman Austin Scott could help achieve that. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Rolling roadblocks

    Viewpoint: Rolling roadblocks

    Tuesday, April 16 2013 12:39 PM EDT2013-04-16 16:39:20 GMT
    Our law enforcement officers work hard to keep dangerous drugs off our streets and they are succeeding with roadblocks that pool the resources of area police and sheriff's office. The rolling roadblocksMore >>
    Our law enforcement officers work hard to keep dangerous drugs off our streets and they are succeeding with roadblocks that pool the resources of area police and sheriff's office.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Girls, Inc. hosts Wine Market

    Viewpoint: Girls, Inc. hosts Wine Market

    Thursday, April 11 2013 12:09 PM EDT2013-04-11 16:09:55 GMT
    An exciting event is planned for Friday night in Albany that will help make a life-changing difference for a girl. Girls, Inc. will host Wine Market. Albany's premier wine tasting event, and it's a chanceMore >>
    An exciting event is planned for Friday night in Albany that will help make a life-changing difference for a girl. Girls, Inc. will host Wine Market. Albany's premier wine tasting event, and it's a chance for all of us to support an organization that's doing great work.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Luke's all that

    Viewpoint: Luke's all that

    Tuesday, April 9 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-04-09 19:58:45 GMT
    South Georgia enjoyed another proud moment Sunday night when Leesburg's Luke Bryan was named Entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music. The 36-year-old musician also co-hosted the star-studdedMore >>
    South Georgia enjoyed another proud moment Sunday night when Leesburg's Luke Bryan was named Entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Make Cutliff toe the line

    Viewpoint: Make Cutliff toe the line

    Thursday, March 28 2013 6:12 PM EDT2013-03-28 22:12:51 GMT
    We have not only heard that taxpayers are upset much more like outraged, that the Cutliff Grove Family Resource Center wants the Albany City Commission to restructure the center's debt, on a low-incomeMore >>
    Cutliff Grove Family Resource Center wants the Albany City Commission to restructure the center's debt, on a low-income housing project it took over from the city in 2008.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Early College and ASU

    Viewpoint: Early College and ASU

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-03-26 16:25:36 GMT
    A struggle is going on between Albany State and the Dougherty County School system over the use of an ASU building for the Early College Program. The Dougherty County School System spent almost half aMore >>
    DCSS spent almost half a million dollars to help renovate Andrews Hall on the ASU campus, and has an agreement to use it for at least three more years for the Early College Program. But now ASU wants to alter the deal.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Let's help our police

    Viewpoint: Let's help our police

    Friday, March 22 2013 3:36 PM EDT2013-03-22 19:36:09 GMT
    As good as many south Georgia police investigators are, they simply can't solve many crimes without help from people like you. Just this week, two men were gunned down in a drive- by shooting in Albany,More >>
    As good as many south Georgia police investigators are, they simply can't solve many crimes without help from people like you. Just this week, two men were gunned down in a drive- by shooting in Albany, and few people are talking. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Deerfield's future

    Viewpoint: Deerfield's future

    Tuesday, March 19 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-03-19 21:35:58 GMT
    The Deerfield-Windsor Board of Trustees is faced with one of the biggest decisions in school history: Whether to leave the Georgia Independent School Association and join the Georgia High School Association. Deerfield'sMore >>

    The Deerfield-Windsor Board of Trustees is faced with one of the biggest decisions in school history: Whether to leave the Georgia Independent School Association and join the Georgia High School Association.More >>

  • Viewpoint: Sequestration

    Viewpoint: Sequestration

    Thursday, March 14 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-03-14 20:52:45 GMT
    As you know, automatic cuts in the federal budget- known as sequestration- went into effect last week. The latest poll showed most Americans, 46 percent, said they believe the cuts are bad for the country.More >>
    If you are hurt by a 2% cut in expenses, you have a really poorly run business.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Withlacoochee flooding

    Viewpoint: Withlacoochee flooding

    Tuesday, March 12 2013 11:45 AM EDT2013-03-12 15:45:27 GMT
    A lot of people in Valdosta are rightfully upset over an ecological disaster that created a smelly mess. The city's only waste water treatment plant is in a flood zone. Raw sewage ended up in people'sMore >>
    A lot of people in Valdosta are rightfully upset over an ecological disaster that created a smelly mess. The city's only waste water treatment plant is in a flood zone.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Who should have guns and who shouldn't?

    Viewpoint: Who should have guns and who shouldn't?

    Thursday, March 7 2013 1:40 PM EST2013-03-07 18:40:16 GMT
    Nothing has fueled the push for new gun laws more that the deaths of the children in Sandy Hook, Connecticut in December. So now the push comes for more laws and a ban on some guns. What we haven'tMore >>
    Banning guns isn't the solution, but responsible checks into potential gun owners will go a long way toward preventing tragedies like Sandy Hook.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Marathon and Mardis Gras

    Viewpoint: Marathon and Mardis Gras

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 3:23 PM EST2013-03-05 20:23:15 GMT
    Another Albany Marathon and Mardis Gras Street Festival has come and gone and again. Community members made us proud by volunteering countless hours. Unfortunately, the weather drove attendance for theMore >>
    Congrats to all the organizers on their efforts! We hope that future years will bring peak participation once again!More >>
  • Viewpoint: ASU's loss is Morehouse's gain

    Viewpoint: ASU's loss is Morehouse's gain

    Thursday, February 28 2013 4:19 PM EST2013-02-28 21:19:10 GMT
    We were reminded recently of a costly missed opportunity for Albany State University and our community when the Ray Charles Foundation made a $3 million donation to Morehouse College to help build a FineMore >>
    We were reminded recently of a costly missed opportunity for Albany State University and our community when the Ray Charles Foundation made a $3 million donation to Morehouse College to help build a Fine Arts Center in honor of the music legend. More >>
  • Viewpoint: We don't need dropouts

    Viewpoint: We don't need dropouts

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 3:37 PM EST2013-02-26 20:37:37 GMT
    We are asking, again this year, why doesn't Georgia raise the high school drop -out age, from 16 to 17 or 18??? The facts about our current dropouts are very clear. They earn far less money, are moreMore >>
    We are asking, again this year, why doesn't Georgia raise the high school drop-out age, from 16 to 17 or 18??? More >>
  • Viewpoint: "PJ's" featured on Nat Geo Channel

    Viewpoint: "PJ's" featured on Nat Geo Channel

    Thursday, February 21 2013 12:33 PM EST2013-02-21 17:33:04 GMT
    Moody Air Force base para-rescue jumpers are being featured on a National Geographic show called "Inside Combat Rescue." These airmen jump out of airplanes and helicopters to help rescue Americans fromMore >>
    Moody Air Force base para-rescue jumpers are being featured on a National Geographic show called "Inside Combat Rescue."More >>
  • Viewpoint: South Georgians represent us in DC

    Viewpoint: South Georgians represent us in DC

    Tuesday, February 19 2013 12:26 PM EST2013-02-19 17:26:35 GMT
    We enjoyed a proud moment here in South Georgia when our own Pamela Green-Jackson received a Citizens Medal from President Obama. Ms. Green-Jackson, who works at MCLB Albany, was honored for her YouthMore >>
    Pamela Green-Jackson and LaKisha Bryant were both in the nation's capital recently.More >>
  • Viewpoint: School cost versus service

    Viewpoint: School cost versus service

    Thursday, February 14 2013 11:20 AM EST2013-02-14 16:20:32 GMT
    The proposed plan to close three Dougherty County Schools naturally is very shocking. Especially to those who have children who attend the schools being recommended for closure or modification. It hasMore >>
    The proposed plan to close three Dougherty County Schools naturally is very shocking. With a decision of this magnitude, it is important for school board members to take their time and consider every aspect of this issue before casting their vote.More >>
  • Viewpoint: School Safety

    Viewpoint: School Safety

    Tuesday, February 12 2013 5:10 PM EST2013-02-12 22:10:13 GMT
    The December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut brought renewed attention to school security. While no security plan can guarantee absolute protection at all times, we have confidenceMore >>
    While no security plan can guarantee absolute protection at all times, we have confidence in the safety of Dougherty County Schools. The system is the only one in our area with its own police force of 24 officers. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Alzheimer's

    Viewpoint: Alzheimer's

    Thursday, February 7 2013 4:43 PM EST2013-02-07 21:43:11 GMT
    It is heartwrenching to watch a lifetime of memories slip away from Alzheimer's patients. It's often said that the disease is much harder on the caregivers than on the patients, and thousands of you,More >>
    It's often said that the disease is much harder on the caregivers than on the patients, and thousands of you, right here in South Georgia, are dealing with the challenges of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Black History Month

    Viewpoint: Black History Month

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 5:59 PM EST2013-02-05 22:59:10 GMT
    February kicks off Black History Month, when we remember the civil rights movement, and the changes our nation has seen. This month and throughout the year, we celebrate all the notable Americans whoMore >>
    February kicks off Black History Month, when we remember the civil rights movement, and the changes our nation has seen.More >>
  • Viewpoint: No Budget, No Pay

    Viewpoint: No Budget, No Pay

    Thursday, January 31 2013 4:33 PM EST2013-01-31 21:33:22 GMT
    You have probably heard the old joke: Do you know how to make Congress work? Easy---- put them on commission. Well we may have a similar law soon. Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) joined a bipartisanMore >>
    Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) joined a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, voting for legislation that would withhold the pay of Members of Congress if they fail to pass a budget. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Chambliss farewell

    Viewpoint: Chambliss farewell

    Tuesday, January 29 2013 11:46 AM EST2013-01-29 16:46:42 GMT
    South Georgia is losing an important voice in Washington. Senator Saxby Chambliss announced last week he would not run for re-election. The Moultrie Republican spent eight years in the U.S. House ofMore >>
    South Georgia is losing an important voice in Washington. Senator Saxby Chambliss announced last week he would not run for re-election. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Who's listening to the cops?

    Viewpoint: Who's listening to the cops?

    Thursday, January 24 2013 5:00 PM EST2013-01-24 22:00:27 GMT
    We as citizens want to do everything we can to protect our law enforcement officers. However, a move by the Albany Police Department to scramble their radio traffic from the public is not a move we believeMore >>
    A move by the Albany Police Department to scramble their radio traffic from the public is not a move we believe that will significantly increase the safety of officers.More >>
  • Viewpoint: MLK Day- and public service

    Viewpoint: MLK Day- and public service

    Thursday, January 17 2013 3:00 PM EST2013-01-17 20:00:09 GMT
    Local communities, states, and the nation are preparing to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend, as well as on Monday, the national holiday. Our nation has been observing theMore >>
    Local communities, states, and the nation are preparing to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend, as well as on Monday, the national holiday.  More >>
  • Viewpoint: The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting

    Viewpoint: The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting

    Thursday, January 17 2013 2:41 PM EST2013-01-17 19:41:21 GMT
    After the Colorado theater shooting, and shifting into high gear after Newtown, liberal politicians have pontificating over the Second Amendment, and the role of guns in society. We have heard a lotMore >>
    We have heard a lot of talk about why people needed to be able to hunt with more than one bullet at a time, and silly notions like "the deer isn't shooting back." That sort of talk misses the point entirely.More >>
  • Viewpoint: A New Year for the School Board

    Viewpoint: A New Year for the School Board

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 10:21 AM EST2013-01-15 15:21:20 GMT
    After a rough couple of years for a deeply divided Dougherty County School Board, 2013 seems to be off to a better start. Board members chose three solid finalists for the job of interim superintendent.More >>
     After a rough couple of years for a deeply divided Dougherty County School Board, 2013 seems to be off to a better start. Board members chose three solid finalists for the job of interim superintendent.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Generosity

    Viewpoint: Generosity

    Thursday, January 10 2013 5:14 PM EST2013-01-10 22:14:04 GMT
    We always knew that people in the Albany Metro area were good and generous people. What we didn't realize is just how generous and giving you really are. People in the Albany metro area give more ofMore >>
    We always knew that people in the Albany Metro area were good and generous people. What we didn't realize is just how generous and giving you really are. More >>
  • Viewpoint: House District Changes

    Viewpoint: House District Changes

    Tuesday, January 8 2013 1:29 PM EST2013-01-08 18:29:32 GMT
    Most people we have heard from are completely disgusted about the recent Congressional mess over the fiscal cliff issues. There is a pathetic lack of cooperation and any desire to negotiate with theMore >>
    Most people we have heard from are completely disgusted about the recent Congressional mess over the fiscal cliff issues. There is a pathetic lack of cooperation and any desire to negotiate with the other party.More >>
  • Viewpoint: So. GA generosity

    Viewpoint: So. GA generosity

    Thursday, January 3 2013 4:00 PM EST2013-01-03 21:00:12 GMT
    We always knew that people in the Albany Metro area were good and generous people. What we didn't realize is just how generous and giving you really are. People in the Albany metro area give more ofMore >>
    We always knew that people in the Albany Metro area were good and generous people. What we didn't realize is just how generous and giving you really are.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Set realistic goals

    Viewpoint: Set realistic goals

    Thursday, January 3 2013 1:33 PM EST2013-01-03 18:33:50 GMT
    As we enter each New Year, we set a number of goals, declaring that we are going to do 'this' or 'that,' ending up with something that reads a lot like a grocery list of things we want to accomplish. ForMore >>
    As we enter each New Year, we set a number of goals, declaring that we are going to do 'this' or 'that,' ending up with something that reads a lot like a grocery list of things we want to accomplish. More >>
  • Viewpoint: Obey the alcohol law!

    Viewpoint: Obey the alcohol law!

    Tuesday, April 2 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-04-02 21:44:02 GMT
    Six police officers and two teens were involved in an undercover sting operation, March 8th, to see if stores in Dougherty County would sell alcohol to under aged buyers. The numbers are startling. 11More >>
    Six police officers and two teens were involved in an undercover sting operation, March 8th, to see if stores in Dougherty County would sell alcohol to under aged buyers. The numbers are startling. 11 out of 18 stores in Dougherty County sold beer to a 17 or 18 year-old. That's 61 percent- a number officials say is just too high.More >>