Events

  Meeting set to curb violence in Albany, spread love

Albany community leaders are asking for your help in taking a stand against violence by attending a community outreach meeting on Monday. They’re calling it the “Taking Love to the Streets” event.

  People paint police car at Crisp Co. National Night Out

  Moultrie police build relationships with the community at National Night Out

  Sylvester hosts 10th Annual Night Out Against Crime

  Wild Adventures offers back to school special

  Dougherty Co. community gardening program promotes healthy living

  Tift Co. teachers kick off the new school year at convocation

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  Albany businesses lend a helping hand to Northside Elementary School students

  Wild Adventures offers late-night family fun

  Valdosta first responders to host Guns vs. Hoses Blood Drive

  Valdosta business to honor military, first responder ceremony

  Town hall hosted by alumni to help preserve HBCUs

  Sylvester City Council approves funding for Peanut Festival

  New Thronateeska history exhibit opens Tuesday

If you’re a history buff or even if you’re not, you’ll be able to catch some historic artifacts on display at one South Georgia Brewery.

  Brooks Co. Schools open new canning plant

Members of one South Georgia community are happy to have their food processing center and canning plant reopened.

  American Red Cross: Blood supply dangerously low

The American Red Cross said that it is facing an emergency need for blood and platelet donations.

Tifton Chamber of Commerce to host ‘OneBlood Badges for Life’ event

A blood drive will soon honor all servicemen and women and public officials in Tifton.

  Valdosta plans more food truck fun

  Veteran services to expand under Mission Act

  Wild Adventures offers double the fireworks after rain puts celebrations on hold

  Sylvester continues July 4th celebrations for second year

  Harbor Freight officially opens in Albany

  Families honored in reunification event

  'Tribute to dad’: Marty Haggard to perform Thursday in downtown Tifton

This Thursday, Merle Haggard’s oldest son, Marty Haggard, will perform a two-hour tribute of his father’s work at the Tifton Theater on Thursday.

  Fourth of July: Where to go to celebrate

WALB has compiled a list of Fourth of July events across Southwest Georgia.

Law enforcement, teachers, students learn new ways to prevent school shootings

Law enforcement agencies and teachers came together at the Tifton UGA Campus Tuesday to learn new and innovative ways to prevent school shootings.

  Thronateeska Heritage Center to host Picnic in the Planetarium

Thronateeska Heritage Center is kicking off summer with a picnic in the Planetarium.

  Albany Mall to host Family Fun Nights

On Thursday nights, you can now take your family to the Albany Mall for Family Fun Nights.

  Volunteers unite in Southwest GA for ‘United Way Day of Action’

Volunteers helped around Southwest Georgia for the “United Way Day of Action" Friday.

  Downtown Americus to hold 2nd Annual Red, White and Blues Festival

The event will feature a barbecue competition, local beer and wine, and blues music.

  Valdosta hosts first ever Food Truck Thursday

The City of Valdosta is hoping to support local business with its first ever Food Truck Thursday event.

  Chehaw to reopen Red Wolf Exhibit

Chehaw is excited to announce that it is close to reopening the Red Wolf Exhibit.

  Valdosta State University team gives back with youth basketball camp

The Valdosta State University (VSU) Athletics Department is giving back to the community with its two week-long Little Blazers Basketball Camp.

  Best Friends Humane Society’s ‘Catpalozza’ in full swing

Happening all month long, Best Friends Humane Society in Sylvester is raising money on behalf of cats.

  Coffee and Commerce kicks-off in Moultrie

The Moultrie Chamber of Commerce is inviting you out for free coffee and donuts if you have an interest in starting up a business downtown or are just looking for ideas.

  Big Apple Circus won’t be stopping by the Peach State

The Big Apple Circus said it has cancelled its shows in Albany next month.

  Crisp County Sheriff’s Office hosts open house

On Tuesday, Crisp County deputies invited the community to pay them a visit as the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office hosted an open house.

  Dougherty Co. leaders create new bonds through neck ties

Dozens of boys in Albany bonded with many county leaders through neck ties for the 5th Annual Ties that Bind event.

  Albany kids learn how to swim at Albany Boys & Girls Club

Over 100 kids will get the opportunity to learn how swim this week at the Albany Boys & Girls Club.

‘Action!’: Fitzgerald summer camp offers kids film production experience

This week, kids in Fitzgerald are learning how to be film stars and so much more.

  ‘Open Studio Day’ provides free artistic opportunity in Colquitt County

Colquitt County community leaders have a new idea to use “the arts” to fight crime.

  Thomas County School System’s STEM and Robotic camp begins

Just a couple weeks into schools being out for the summer and students are still eager to learn.

Sylvester’s ’Night Out Against Crime’ will be back for another year

An event for both cops and children will be returning soon to Worth County.

  Sylvester’s annual ‘Kids Day in the Park’ scheduled for August

An annual Sylvester staple will return to Jefford’s Park.

  Moody Airforce Base to see change in leadership

In their traditional Change of Command Ceremony, the 23rd Wing of Moody Air Force Base welcomed their new commander and said goodbye to Colonel Jennifer Short.

  Boys & Girls Club makes a splash in Albany

Kids were joined by Albany City leaders as they went swimming Wednesday. They were enjoying the Boys & Girls Club pool for the first time since it reopened.

  Memorial Day Weekend: What to do and how to beat the heat

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  Georgia Chamber of Commerce looks to help small businesses in rural GA

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted its regional Small Business series Tuesday in Albany.

  Religious leaders bring awareness to current religious violence while remembering those killed in the Holocaust

Community members from many religions gathered Sunday in Albany to remember the six million killed during the Holocaust.

  WALB becomes co-sponsor for Albany’s ‘Star Business of the Week’

WALB TV is now the co-sponsor of the Albany Chamber of Commerce’s “Star Business of the Week” award.

  Falcons player visits hometown Boys & Girls Club in Cairo

For the kids at the Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club in Cairo, Atlanta Falcons safety JJ Wilcox is a hero.

300 people attend Albany-area leadership event

Around 300 people from different Albany-area organizations met Friday to learn how to become a better leader.

  New terminal to be built at Dawson Municipal Airport

On Friday, Terrell County leaders broke ground on a new terminal for the Dawson Municipal Airport.

  Ceremony to be held in Albany to honor fallen officers

Albany and Dougherty County law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty will be honored in a special ceremony Wednesday.

  How you can help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ from home

Second Harvest Food Bank needs your help to Stamp Out Hunger, and you can do it without leaving your yard.

  Summer Bash weeks away from bringing Gucci Mane, Lil Baby & City Girls to Albany

Gucci Mane, Lil Baby and City Girls will take the stage at the Albany Civic Center June 14.

  Phoebe offers free mammograms in May

During the entire month of May, Phoebe's Carlton Breast Health Center will be offering free mammograms in honor of women's health.

Albany celebrates National Day of Prayer

On Thursday, the Albany community celebrated the National Day of Prayer in front of the Dougherty County Government Center.

Artist, Masud Olufani, to discuss ‘The Color of Justice’ at the Albany Museum of Art

Artisit Masud Olufani is set to discuss inequalities and injustice in America through a panel discussion called ‘The Color of Justice’ at the Albany Museum of Art Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m.

  Get a sneak peek inside The Flint, soon to be Albany’s newest restaurant

A new restaurant is coming to downtown Albany in June and WALB’s Madison McClung got a sneak peak at what restaurant goers can look forward to.

  Thomasville’s 98th Annual Rose Show and Festival has something for everyone

Thomasville city leaders said day two of the Rose Show and Festival was a success.

AMC’s ‘Summer Movie Camp’ offers kid-friendly movies

If the kids are looking for something to do this summer, head to the movie theater!

  Strides made for new ‘Hope Garden’ to combat crime, hunger in Albany

Flower beds in a new “Hope Garden” project went up at Emanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Albany Thursday.

  41st Annual Rose Bud Parade kicks off Thomasville Rose Show and Festival

Thomasville city leaders said the 98th Annual Rose Show and Festival is starting in the cutest way possible.

  Roses in Restaurants now part of Thomasville Rose Show and Festival

Almost a century in the making, and city leaders are continuing to find ways to expand the Thomasville Rose Show and Festival.

  Thomasville city leaders ready for annual Rose Show and Festival

About 30,000 people are expected to be in Thomasville for the three-day Rose Show and Festival.

  Residents call for more people to help combat gangs, violence

It’s time to take action now, that’s what many residents in Albany are calling for who attended a Gang Task Force meeting Thursday.

  Americus holds ‘Touch the City Equipment’ event

The “Touch the City Equipment" event happened Thursday as part of Georgia Cities Week in Americus.

  Hire Smart events help small, Southwest Georgia business owners

A big problem some small business owners have is hiring the best people for their company.

  Marines enjoy some friendly competition at Albany’s Salty Sandbagger Golf Tournament

The annual Salty Sandbagger Golf Tournament was held Thursday at River Pointe Golf Club in Albany.

  Dougherty Co. District Attorney’s Office celebrates National Admin Day

Wednesday was National Administrative Professionals’ Day and the Dougherty County Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office celebrated in a special way.

Lee County’s ‘Great American Cleanup Day’ to return Saturday

Saturday’s your chance to drop off your junk and storm debris for free, if you live in Lee County.

Albany, are you ready to Walk A Mile In Her Shoes?

Some Albany men will slip into a pair of high heels this Saturday.

  Preparations underway for annual Pelham car show

Cars, corn hole and raising money, something Pelham city leaders believe will help them enhance their downtown.

Pelham luncheon empowers women in the workforce

Pelham Chamber of Commerce empowered the working woman Wednesday.

  'Happy birthday to you Wan! Rest in peace’: Friends to honor man crushed, killed by car at East Albany event

Close friends of a man killed while working on a car spoke out on his birthday Tuesday.

Hahira community enjoys ‘Coffee with a Cop’

In celebration of Georgia Cities Week, Hahira hosted its Coffee with a Cop program Tuesday to connect people with law enforcement.

Americus Golf Tournament raises over $13K for fire safety

The Americus Fire and Emergency Services held its 24th Annual Golf Tournament Friday and officials said it was a huge success.

Students ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ at Valdosta State University

Valdosta college students hosted their annual “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” event, walking in high heels to raise awareness for sexual assault and gender violence on

Albany residents celebrate Holy Week

First United Methodist Church in Albany plans to continue its Holy Week celebrations Friday, despite concerns over the weather.

Albany murder victim lives on through his art

Albany police arrested six suspects in connection to the shooting death of Loco’s delivery driver Alex Mixon.