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Viewpoints from 2014

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  • Viewpoint: Marijuana Oil

    Viewpoint: Marijuana Oil

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:52:27 GMT
    Gov. Nathan Deal is doing what state legislators wouldn't do taking steps to possibly allow the use of cannibus oil to treat debilitating seizures. The governor wants clinical trials to study medicalMore >>
    Gov. Nathan Deal is doing what state legislators wouldn't do taking steps to possibly allow the use of cannibus oil to treat debilitating seizures.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Illegal Dumping

    Viewpoint: Illegal Dumping

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:08:22 GMT
    What a disgrace that someone illegally dumped more than 200 tires on some property in South Albany. The tires were dumped near the Norfolk Southern Railroad property. Thanks to the law-breaking dumpers,More >>
    What a disgrace that someone illegally dumped more than 200 tires on some property in South Albany.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Irwin County School Gun Scare

    Viewpoint: Irwin County School Gun Scare

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:39:13 GMT
    A potentially dangerous situation was quickly defused Tuesday when an Irwin County teacher intercepted a former student on campus. School administrators tell us they were alerted on facebook Monday thatMore >>
    A potentially dangerous situation was quickly defused Tuesday when an Irwin County teacher intercepted a former student on campus.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Dr. Mosely Permanent Hire

    Viewpoint: Dr. Mosely Permanent Hire

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-08 18:05:51 GMT
    Dougherty County School Board members made a wise decision when they voted Monday to hire interim superintendent Dr. David Mosely permanently. More than a year ago, Mosely took over a demoralized schoolMore >>
    Dougherty County School Board members made a wise decision when they voted Monday to hire interim superintendent Dr. David Mosely permanently.More >>
  • Viewpoint: New Storm Water Fee

    Viewpoint: New Storm Water Fee

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-04-03 15:21:28 GMT
    Property owners in Albany are about to start paying a new storm water fee to pay for mandated upgrades to the drainage system. City leaders designed the fee structure so that everyone would pay their fairMore >>
    Property owners in Albany are about to start paying a new storm water fee to pay for mandated upgrades to the drainage system.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Lady Rams Success

    Viewpoint: Lady Rams Success

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-01 22:46:30 GMT
    Congratulations to the Albany State women's basketball team for a tremendous season. The Lady Rams won 22 games and earned their first bid to the N-C-Double A Division 2 Tournament the first time in 16More >>
    Congratulations to the Albany State women's basketball team for a tremendous season.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Tobacco Ban on Campus

    Viewpoint: Tobacco Ban on Campus

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-03-27 22:37:21 GMT
    It was welcome news that The Georgia Board of Regents banned all forms of tobacco on University System of Georgia property.  The policy applies to all employees, students, contractors, subcontractorsMore >>
    It was welcome news that The Georgia Board of Regents banned all forms of tobacco on University System of Georgia property.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Sign Ordinance

    Viewpoint: Sign Ordinance

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-03-25 21:50:09 GMT
    The city of Albany's sign ordinance is designed to help keep the community attractive. But we hope city leaders will give thoughtful consideration to how the rules are written, and ensure they don't hurtMore >>
    The city of Albany's sign ordinance is designed to help keep the community attractive.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Pre-K Programs

    Viewpoint: Pre-K Programs

    Thursday, March 20 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-03-20 22:30:11 GMT
    Georgia is lucky to have one of the best pre-k programs in the country.  New research by experts at the University of North Carolina just confirmed that. And parents know it. These parents camped outMore >>
    Georgia is lucky to have one of the best pre-k programs in the country.  New research by experts at the University of North Carolina just confirmed that. And parents know it.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Dr. Leroy Bynum Jr.'s Departure

    Viewpoint: Dr. Leroy Bynum Jr.'s Departure

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-03-18 18:52:13 GMT
    After 22 years, Albany, GA is losing a talented musician and leader to Albany, NY.  The College of St. Rose recently announced that Dr. Leroy Bynum, Jr. will be the new dean of that college's School ofMore >>
    After 22 years, Albany, GA is losing a talented musician and leader to Albany, NY.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Remembering Donnie Haralson

    Viewpoint: Remembering Donnie Haralson

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-03-12 17:50:48 GMT
    As the citizens of Crisp County struggle with the death of their beloved sheriff Donnie Haralson, they are at least afforded comfort in knowing that their county is in good hands. Longtime and loyal ChiefMore >>
    As the citizens of Crisp County struggle with the death of their beloved sheriff Donnie Haralson, they are at least afforded comfort in knowing that their county is in good hands.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Deepening Savannah Harbor

    Viewpoint: Deepening Savannah Harbor

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:25:50 GMT
    President Obama's latest budget outline doesn't include money to deepen Savannah's harbor. Even Vice President Joe Biden vowed that the harbor project would be done,  quote:  "Come hell or high water."  AndMore >>
    President Obama's latest budget outline doesn't include money to deepen Savannah's harbor.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Home Stretch of Georgia Legislature

    Viewpoint: Home Stretch of Georgia Legislature

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:50 PM EST2014-03-08 04:50:02 GMT
    As the Georgia Legislature enters the home stretch in the 2014 session,  it is a relief House Bill One appears dead after failing to make it out of the House of Representatives before Monday's crossoverMore >>
    As the Georgia Legislature enters the home stretch in the 2014 session,  it is a relief House Bill One appears dead after failing to make it out of the House of Representatives before Monday's crossover day.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Colon Rectal Cancer

    Viewpoint: Colon Rectal Cancer

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:23 PM EST2014-03-05 22:23:18 GMT
    March is colon rectal cancer awareness month and WALB is partnering with the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia to raise awareness. Colon rectal cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in Georgia,More >>
    March is colon rectal cancer awareness month and WALB is partnering with the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia to raise awareness.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Tattoo Parlors Downtown

    Viewpoint: Tattoo Parlors Downtown

    Thursday, February 27 2014 2:32 PM EST2014-02-27 19:32:12 GMT
    We applaud the Albany City Commission for striking down part of an old ordinance that prohibits tattoo parlors from operating in downtown Albany. Tattoo parlors of today have progressed beyond their oldMore >>
    We applaud the Albany City Commission for striking down part of an old ordinance that prohibits tattoo parlors from operating in downtown Albany.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Police Low Salaries

    Viewpoint: Police Low Salaries

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 4:43 PM EST2014-02-25 21:43:49 GMT
    The Dougherty County Police Chief says low salaries are prompting more officers to leave the department, putting public safety at risk. Chief Jackie Battle told county commissioners Monday 14 officersMore >>
    The Dougherty County Police Chief says low salaries are prompting more officers to leave the department, putting public safety at risk.More >>
  • Viewpoint: High School Reclassification

    Viewpoint: High School Reclassification

    Thursday, February 20 2014 3:07 PM EST2014-02-20 20:07:02 GMT
    The latest round of reclassification by the Georgia High School Association drew complaints. The expansion to six classes and the growth of metro Atlanta have made it increasingly difficult to classifyMore >>
    The latest round of reclassification by the Georgia High School Association drew complaints.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Big Read

    Viewpoint: Big Read

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 7:12 AM EST2014-02-19 12:12:15 GMT
    Once again, our community is participating in the "BIG READ, "  an initiative  to restore reading to the center of American culture.  Albany State University, in collaboration with the Dougherty CountyMore >>
    Once again, our community is participating in the "BIG READ, "  an initiative  to restore reading to the center of American culture.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Second Winter Storm

    Viewpoint: Second Winter Storm

    Thursday, February 13 2014 3:01 PM EST2014-02-13 20:01:42 GMT
    When a second winter storm approached our state this week, the response by our leaders was vastly different than two weeks ago. This time, the governor quickly declared a state of emergency and askedMore >>
    When a second winter storm approached our state this week, the response by our leaders was vastly different than two weeks ago.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Second Chance for Felons

    Viewpoint: Second Chance for Felons

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 3:04 PM EST2014-02-11 20:04:33 GMT
    We like to say everyone deserves a second chance, but too often, Georgians convicted of crimes don't get one.   Many people who paid their debt and want to lead productive lives find it impossible toMore >>
    We like to say everyone deserves a second chance, but too often, Georgians convicted of crimes don't get one.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Pit Bull Ordinance

    Viewpoint: Pit Bull Ordinance

    Thursday, January 30 2014 3:17 PM EST2014-01-30 20:17:57 GMT
    City leaders say statistical data and recent dog attacks in our area warrant new rules. They say the new proposed ordinance improves public safety.  Mayor Hubbard was hopeful the commission would approveMore >>
    City leaders say statistical data and recent dog attacks in our area warrant new rules. They say the new proposed ordinance improves public safety.More >>
  • Viewpoint: No Pay Raise for School Board

    Viewpoint: No Pay Raise for School Board

    Thursday, January 23 2014 4:17 PM EST2014-01-23 21:17:40 GMT
    Dougherty County School Board members apparently won't get the big raise they wanted. Last summer, the board voted 4 to 3 to increase their pay from $250 a month to $1000 a month.   But they can't getMore >>
    Dougherty County School Board members apparently won't get the big raise they wanted. Last summer, the board voted 4 to 3 to increase their pay from $250 a month to $1000 a month.More >>
  • Viewpoint: GBI Support

    Viewpoint: GBI Support

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 2:31 PM EST2014-01-21 19:31:32 GMT
    You hear us mention the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on the news almost nightly. The GBI is an elite team of highly trained investigators who offer assistance to local law enforcement agencies. TheyMore >>
    You hear us mention the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on the news almost nightly. The GBI is an elite team of highly trained investigators who offer assistance to local law enforcement agencies.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Early General Assembly Session

    Viewpoint: Early General Assembly Session

    Thursday, January 16 2014 2:16 PM EST2014-01-16 19:16:33 GMT
    The 2014 Georgia General Assembly session kicked off this week. Lawmakers promise a faster than usual session.  Why do they plan to get their business done more quickly?  So they can get back home toMore >>
    The 2014 Georgia General Assembly session kicked off this week. Lawmakers promise a faster than usual session.More >>
  • Viewpoint: City-County Consolidation

    Viewpoint: City-County Consolidation

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 2:21 PM EST2014-01-14 19:21:07 GMT
    Last week, the Chamber released the most recent survey of members asked to vote for issues we should address this year. One question with 90% voting yes, "does the business community support allowingMore >>
    Last week, the Chamber released the most recent survey of members asked to vote for issues we should address this year.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Shelters Stepping Up During The Cold Snap

    Viewpoint: Shelters Stepping Up During The Cold Snap

    Thursday, January 9 2014 3:21 PM EST2014-01-09 20:21:34 GMT
    When temperatures dropped to dangerously low levels this week, most of us probably just put an extra blanket on the bed or an extra layer of clothing on before going outside.  But some people in southMore >>
    When temperatures dropped to dangerously low levels this week, most of us probably just put an extra blanket on the bed or an extra layer of clothing on before going outside.  But some people in south Georgia don't have that luxury.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Reflecting on 2013

    Viewpoint: Reflecting on 2013

    Friday, January 3 2014 11:53 AM EST2014-01-03 16:53:07 GMT
    As we begin the new year, we should also take time to reflect on the past year.  How did your year go? Did you do the things you planned to do in 2013? Did your resolutions come true? Or were they pushedMore >>
    As we begin the new year, we should also take time to reflect on the past year.  How did your year go? Did you do the things you planned to do in 2013? Did your resolutions come true?More >>
  • Viewpoint: Good Planning for Inclement Weather

    Viewpoint: Good Planning for Inclement Weather

    The ice and snow that fell in South Georgia this week were little more than just an inconvenience. And that's thanks to good planning. Our emergency and public safety leaders were well-prepared and workedMore >>
    The ice and snow that fell in South Georgia this week were little more than just an inconvenience. And that's thanks to good planning.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Albany Super Bowl Winner

    Viewpoint: Albany Super Bowl Winner

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 10:46 AM EST2014-02-05 15:46:44 GMT
    Albany is now home to another Super Bowl champion. Like New England's Deion Branch, Seattle Seahawk receiver Ricardo Lockette also played his high school football at Monroe High. Ricardo's road the SuperMore >>
    Albany is now home to another Super Bowl champion.More >>
  • Viewpoint: Ankle Monitoring Investigation

    Viewpoint: Ankle Monitoring Investigation

    Thursday, February 6 2014 2:43 PM EST2014-02-06 19:43:47 GMT
    You've likely seen our WALB News 10 investigation this week about two murder suspects who had previously been released from jail and ordered to wear ankle monitors. They were supposedly being monitoredMore >>
    You've likely seen our WALB News 10 investigation this week about two murder suspects who had previously been released from jail and ordered to wear ankle monitors.More >>
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