Events

Thomasville History Center offering Friday tie-dye event

You can express your creativity through color at the Thomasville’s History Center.

Another food giveaway set for Cordele

Lee Co. announces food giveaway

List: Fourth of July festivities in the WALB viewing area

MCLB cancels annual Independence Day celebration

  Chehaw kicks off summer camps

Another food giveaway set for Moultrie Friday

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Sunbelt looks for another successful in-person Expo in October

Phoebe hosts annual men’s health fair on Father’s Day

  Albany cancels annual Fourth of July celebration

Webinar set for on ‘how what we eat affects our brains’

Women of Color Initative launching summer self-care program

  GSW dean surprised with virtual retirement party, drive-thru parade

Big food giveaway set for Moultrie, Hahira

Boxes contain carrots, Idaho potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, green cabbage, lettuce, lemons, yellow squash, apples, and oranges.

  Parade celebrates Colquitt Co. High ‘Super Seniors’

On Friday, Colquitt County High School Super Seniors were honored with a parade.

Albany YMCA to host summer camps

The Albany Area YMCA is excited to be hosting summer camps this year for the youth.

  Ocilla to hold Glenn Roberts Memorial Blood Drive

The OneBlood van is coming to Ocilla next week. The Glenn Roberts Memorial Blood Drive gives members of the community the opportunity to donate blood.

Drive-thru food giveaway set for those in Albany food desert

Thomasville summer camp to give children creative outlet during pandemic

Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany gearing up for summer months

Chehaw to have summer camps

Albany churches join together to provide free masks to the community

  COVID-19 cancels Albany church’s summer camp

  Tiftarea celebration with Evangelist Will Graham to be held soon

Evangelist Will Graham is expected to come to Tifton this summer.

Downtown Valdosta calling for banner designs

City officials are looking to replace the old year-round banners with something vibrant and fresh and they want to get the community involved in the process.

Face off: AMA issuing art challenge to community

Albany Museum of Art is challenging Southwest Georgia.

  Creative Curators to offer drive-up movies in Downtown Albany

The Seviers said that they want to provide an atmosphere outside where people can mingle, enjoy themselves and connect — all while observing social distancing.

Virtual ‘Georgia On My Mind’ concert set for May 26

Featured artists include Albany’s own Rutha Harris.

Thomas University holds virtual honors ceremony

Since the pandemic closed all schools, many graduates are no longer able to walk across the stage to receive their diploma.

  Drive-thru parade brings joy to Moultrie nursing home residents

Due to COVID-19, visitors haven’t been allowed inside a nursing home in Moultrie for nearly two months.

  Albany restaurants find new ways to open dining rooms

Pandemic or not many people went to several Albany businesses to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday.

  Ga. FFA hosts first virtual state convention

Each year, thousands of students gather for the Georgia Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention.

  Thomasville History Center to debut past Rose Show and Festival video

While the community won't be able to celebrate in person this year, the Thomasville History Center will still host their yearly event by showing past Rose Show videos.

500 families fed during Albany organization’s food distribution

Five-hundred families now have food thanks to the Lord’s Pantry in Albany.

Boys & Girls Club welcoming guests during Facebook Live

The Albany Boys & Girls Club wants to make sure its members reach their full potential, no matter the circumstance.

Albany Boys & Girls Club offers virtual college and career fairs weekly

The Albany Boys & Girls Club is working to make sure members don’t get left behind in this pandemic when it comes to getting a higher education.

Casting Crowns Albany show postponed

The show has been postponed to the fall.

  Organizers cancel Peanut Proud Festival due to COVID-19

One annual South Georgia tradition will not happen later this month because of COVID-19.

Cairo benefit concert helps keep the music coming

A concert benefiting the City of Cairo was held Friday night.

  Thomasville’s kicks off First Friday Sip and Stroll

Thomasville hosted it’s First Friday Sip and Stroll Friday night.

  Coronavirus no threat to annual Snickers Marathon

Snickers Marathon staff said they are not concerned about the coronavirus this weekend.

  Thomasville History Center to give Thomas Co. 101 lesson

Thomasville History Center is offering people a way to learn more about how Thomas County came to be what it is today.

  Fitzgerald students serve up kindness for National FFA Week

Friday will officially wrap up National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Week and Fitzgerald students have been living to serve all week long.

  Lee Co. School System to hold annual job fair

The Lee County School System will be holding its annual job fair Thursday night.

  GSW hosting GISA final four basketball tournaments

For the second year in a row, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is hosting two state basketball championship tournaments.

‘Sesame Street Live’ to perform final night in Albany

Tonight is the last showing for Sesame Street Live.

  Grady Co. to reel in big economic catch during weekend fishing tournament

A state-wide fishing tournament will take place at Tired Creek Lake in Grady County this weekend.

  Albany empowerment event sees good turnout, plans in place to host another one

On Thursday, people in Albany got a chance to see what services are available to them to help them succeed in life.

  Students get dose of ‘reality’ before heading out into the real world

If you’re in the eighth grade, you may not be thinking about how to pay your bills when you turn 26. However, Dougherty County students will be challenged to do just that.

  Paris comes to Albany for a Valentine’s Day prom night

Couples relived their prom nights during the “Night in Paris” at the Hilton Garden Inn.

  Black history museum to host annual festival Saturday

The Jack Hadley Black History Museum is having its annual festival this weekend.

  Americus’ ‘Night to Shine’ kicks off red carpet prom night for guests with special needs

Hundreds danced the night away in Americus thanks to football legend Tim Tebow.

Pretoria Fields Collective donates portion of IPA sales to Flint Riverkeeper

Pretoria Fields Collective donated more than $1,900 to the Flint Riverkeeper at an event Friday evening.

  New alcohol ordinance passes in Moultrie

Major changes are coming to the City of Moultrie.

  32nd Annual Quail Hunt to help diversify SWGA economy

The 32nd annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany Wednesday was an opportunity for future businesses to invest in Southwest Georgia.

  Renovations push youth into the future at Plains Boys & Girls Club

It hasn’t been renovated since 1999 and the man who helped build the Boys & Girls Club in Plains was there to check out its new improvements Wednesday.

Tift Regional set to hold ‘Open Interview Day’

Opportunities will be available at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Southwell Medical in Adel and various physician clinics throughout the region.

  Tifton elementary school presents ‘Pre-School Reading Night’

With a high percentage of kindergarteners not being able to read on grade level, one Southwest Georgia principal is taking a stand.

  Moultrie leaders stress importance of being counted in 2020 Census

South Georgia has a little over two months to make sure it’s counted in this year’s Census.

  Cairo Chamber of Commerce to host annual banquet to celebrate community

This weekend, people in Cairo are set to receive a special thank you.

Moultrie organization to host 'Night To Shine’ event

An organization in Moultrie is turning an ordinary night in South Georgia—into a night that some will never forget.

  Coca-Cola returns to Tifton

Coca-Cola is coming home to one South Georgia city.

  ‘To keep his dream alive’: People in Dawson walk, sing in recognition of MLK

Walks were organized for Monday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work.

Harlem Globetrotters to head to the Civic Center

The Harlem Globetrotters are set to make a stop in the Good Life City.

AMA set to host ‘American Girl Winter Tea Party’

Tea will be served in teacups and children will have treats to go with it.

Empire Dance & Performing Arts Studio presents ‘Dancing with Cordele Stars’

It’s not dancing with the stars but it’s just as good as the real thing.

  Thousands to be fed in Albany church giveaway

One East Albany church may be small in size, but it is giving back in a major way and it has done so for the past 22 years.

  Hundreds of lighting displays fill Chehaw Park

Hundreds of lights are taking over of the Chehaw Wild Life Park.

  Thomasville kicks off Christmas in Victorian style

Thomasville city leaders are asking you to take a journey with them into the past with their annual Victorian Christmas.

  Moultrie community ‘Crams the Cruiser’ for Christmas

On Tuesday morning, City of Moultrie employees gave the gift of Christmas during the Cram the Cruiser Toy Drive.

  Albany Rescue Mission sees 30 percent increase in homeless for holiday season

One Southwest Georgia rescue mission is almost at capacity going into the holiday season.

  Downtown Americus to hold Small Business Weekend event

The City of Americus is holding their annual Small Business Weekend this Friday and Saturday.

  Valdosta food bank hands out 500K lbs. of food

Second Harvest is providing the community with almost 500,000 pounds of food for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Berrien Co. Sheriff’s Office collecting Toys for Tots

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office isn’t letting Thanksgiving get in the way of its Toys for Tots Christmas collection.

  Lights, camera, action!: Thomasville Pictures filming ‘Tiger Rising’ in Tifton

People living in Tifton have noticed the influx of traffic that has been coming through the city now that Thomasville Pictures has begun filming in the Friendly City.

Thronateeska to host annual ‘Selfies with Santa’ & ‘Season of Light’

The Thronateeska Heritage Center is inviting the community to participate in several annual Christmas events this holiday season.

  Tift Co. commissioner wants to give back 1 winter coat at a time

With the temperatures dropping for the upcoming winter season, Tifton leaders are taking the initiative to make sure people are staying warm.

Veterans Day celebrations continue at South Ga. school

While Veterans Day is over, the celebration of those who served and who continue to serve our country is not.

  Jack Nicklaus visits South GA

South Georgia welcomed a special guest that many believe is one of the greatest golfers of all time.

  Georgia Military College celebrates 40 years in Valdosta

The Valdosta campus of Georgia Military College celebrated its 40th anniversary in the community Thursday.

  Ameris Bank raises over 40K canned goods to fight Southwest Ga. hunger

In a food drive, Cordele’s Ameris Bank branch came in fourth place out of nearly 200 other bank branches in a competition to gather canned goods for families in need this holiday season.