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WALB roving news desk salutes GA heritage

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When WALB's news team takes to the airwaves this afternoon at 5:30 in Moultrie, viewers will see a different look on the news set.

The desk we're unveiling was inspired by Georgia's past. It was designed to resemble the 100+ year old barns and shotgun houses, that still exist.

You can still see them as you travel the back roads of rural Georgia. The same roads leading us to the small towns we'll broadcast from.

Hence the reclaimed heart pine lumber, and old weather-worn metal. 

Some of these structures were built from trees that were standing when the first settlers landed in the 1600s and most of the trees were long leaf pines, and may have been as old as 300 years.  

It's a product of South Georgia designed and built by Nell Breedlove, using mostly century-old  reclaimed items.

Only the nails, screws, and stained finish are new. 

And we hope you'll drop by downtown Moultrie today, where we'll broadcast our 5:30 news, live.

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