Events

  Registration drive set for kids summer activities in Albany

  DCSS plans Saturday virtual job fair for certified teachers

  Georgia Peanut Commission to hold ‘Peanut Palooza’ Saturday

  Miss Albany donates books to area school

  Downtown Valdosta’s Makers Market to help small businesses grow

Albany Recreation and Parks holding ‘registration rodeo’

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‘Neighbor 2 Neighbor’ vaccine clinic set for Saturday in Cuthbert

Country artist Deana Carter to perform at Albany Municipal Auditorium

Litman Cathedral in Albany prepares for April food giveaway

  Albany Boys & Girls Club aims to get kids active with summer camp

Chehaw offers spring break camp

  Fridays on the Flint returns to Albany

  Strawberry festival kicks off this weekend at The Market at Rutland Farms in Valdosta

Strawberry season is here and the Market at Rutland Farms is getting ready for their Strawberry Jubilee Festival starting this weekend.

Kappa Alpha Psi alumni chapter to host annual scholarship golf tournament

The organization said the purpose of the tournament is to raise money for Kappa League, the fraternity’s youth mentoring program.

Blakely’s annual Peanut Proud Parade set for Saturday

If you love peanuts, there’s an event for you this weekend.

VLPRA to host special Easter egg hunt for children with disabilities

Children will be able to hunt 4,000 toy and candy-filled Easter eggs and also play games.

  Baker Co. Schools to hold Farm Equipment Auction

  3rd Annual Imperial Hotel Masquerade Fundraiser goes virtual with NBC News host

  Albany Museum of Art showcases pandemic creativity through ‘Art Ball in a Box’

AAPHC mass vaccination program passes over 4K vaccine doses

Grammy winner Zach Williams set to make tour stop in Albany

  VSU students march to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Annual Albany Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast canceled

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program and Breakfast that was scheduled for Jan. 18 has been canceled.

  Moultrie-Colquitt Co. Humane Society hosts ‘Stuff the Van’ for supply donations

The Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society is hoping to “Stuff the Van” full of supplies this week.

Yearly Thomasville MLK walk, festival to begin Sunday

The yearly Thomasville Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk and Festival is set to begin next week and go until mid-January this year.

Cordele church offers food ahead of Christmas

It will be held at Northern Heights Baptist Church at 1102 East 8th Avenue.

  City of Pelham to host holiday events

The City of Pelham is in for a treat this holiday season.

  COVID protocols in place for 2021 Snickers Marathon

The race is scheduled for Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Rhema announces Thanksgiving food giveaway

The food boxes even include a turkey for the family.

  100 Black Men of Valdosta holds golf tournament fundraiser

On Friday, the 100 Black Men of Valdosta hosted their annual golf tournament fundraiser.

  Food Truck Crawl helping small businesses in Downtown Valdosta

Downtown Valdosta is hosting their first Food truck crawl since the pandemic, this is an effort to help small business owners.

  Moultrie holds downtown retail events

The holiday may look a bit different this year, but the city of Moultrie is still supporting their businesses this Christmas.

Organizers come together to provide community Thanksgiving dinner in downtown Albany

Organizers say 500 hot meals will be provided. The event will also be contactless for COVID-safety reasons.

  Crews setting up Canopy of Lights in Downtown Moultrie

Crews are setting up the traditional Canopy of Lights in Downtown Moultrie.

Tift Co. to hold drive-thru flu clinic

It happens Friday, from 8-10 a.m. at the Tift County Health Department, 305 East 12th Street.

Valdosta food drive underway

The Valdosta Police Department is collecting food that will be donated to the Citizens Against Violence Venture Club Food Pantry program.

  Toys for Tots to host 2 toy drives this weekend

Two toy drives are taking place Mitchell County this weekend to support children this holiday season.

  Philema Animal Hospital to host 'Adoption Day’ Saturday

Philema Animal Hospital in Leesburg is hosting "Adoption Day" on Saturday.

Chehaw hosts ‘Boo at the Zoo’

Chehaw Park and Zoo hosted Boo at the Zoo on Saturday.

Halloween 2020: Send us your photos

Dressing up this year? Send us your Halloween photos.

  WALB participates in Howl-O-Ween Pet Food Drive

WALB partnered with the Blackshear Veterinary Hospital in Cordele Wednesday to help feed pets in need

Valdosta fall event changes ahead of inclement weather

The event will now be a drive-thru style event.

Raffle set to build homes in Crisp, Dooly

The baskets are easily worth over $100 each and tickets are $1 per ticket or 20 tickets for $10. You do not have to be present to win.

  Prayer Walk for law enforcement set for Saturday in Valdosta

A prayer walk for law enforcement will take place tomorrow in Valdosta.

  Downtown Moultrie offers exciting Canopy of Lights changes for community

The Canopy of Lights is still coming to Downtown Moultrie this year, but in a bit of a different form.

  Lee County schools to host job fair

Lee County Schools will be holding a job fair next week to fill quite a few positions, including bus drivers.

Virtual Bainbridge Alzheimer’s walk set for Saturday

The Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Bainbridge and surrounding counties.

  Albany Exchange Club to host yard sale, donate the profits

Because of COVID-19, the group couldn’t host their annual fair this year.

Help us raise money to provide mammograms for women in need

WALB has partnered with Albany Motorcars to challenge our community to raise enough money to provide 100 local mammograms to women that are in need.

  17th annual Hands on Thomas County Day set for Saturday

An event that will benefit many in Thomas County will take place this weekend.

  ‘A Night of Recovery’ event to take place Friday in Moultrie

This Friday, multiple groups will come together in Moultrie to bring awareness to addiction and suicide.

  Candy donations needed for Lowndes Co. Halloween event

Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office needs your help with candy donations.

  Family holds event to raise awareness of veteran suicide

A South Georgia family who lost their son to veteran suicide will host their third annual event this Saturday.

Downtown Albany breast cancer awareness run set for Oct. 17

It will happen in Downtown Albany on Oct. 17.

  Moultrie Police Dept. to hold fish fry to support Boys & Girls Club

The Moultrie Police Department is holding a special fundraiser for an important community organization.

Annual Halloween historic tours kick off Saturday in Americus

It is hosted by the Americus Visitor Center.

LIST: Celebrating Halloween in SWGA during a pandemic

In Southwest Georgia, city and county officials agree that it’s important to follow the CDC guidelines to stay safe from the coronavirus on Halloween.

  Turner Center seeks artists for ‘ARToberfest’

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta is seeking artist vendors for their third annual ARToberfest.

  Victorian Christmas not happening in the traditional sense. What’s next for Thomasville’s holiday season?

While a Thomasville tradition will not take place this holiday, there are new options to keep you in the Christmas spirit.

Thomasville’s 28th annual Pilau Dinner set for Election Night

Prepared and served on the History Center’s grounds over open fire in cast iron kettles, proceeds from this traditional southern supper supports the programs and preservation of Thomas County’s rich history.

Tift Co. Tourism Association to host fundraiser run for Tifton police

It will be on Sept. 26, from 7-11 a.m.

Alzheimer’s Asso. invites Albany residents to join 2020 walk

Participants will continue to walk as individuals, families or small teams on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Albany in the wake of COVID-19.

‘Bow season’ starts Saturday

Archery hunters will take to the woods in search of deer on September 12.

  Albany firefighters’ Fill the Boot campaign looks a little different this year

Albany firefighters are looking to make a difference in the lives of those with muscular dystrophy, even in the midst of a pandemic.

VA, Middle Ga. food bank to give food to vets

The event is scheduled for Aug. 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at buildings 34/35 on the Dublin VAMC campus.

Cotton, peanut researchers announce ‘Virtual Field Day’

The virtual research field day happens Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

Georgia Peanut Festival canceled

On Friday, the Georgia Peanut Festival Committee announced the immediate cancelation of the 2020 Georgia Peanut Festival.

Lee Co. announces another food giveaway

Residents are asked to stay in their vehicles, and food boxes will be placed inside for them.

Exchange Club: SWGA Regional Fair canceled for first time

A South Georgia tradition spanning many generations won’t attract families in 2020.

  Downtown Thomasville holds virtual First Friday concert experience

More than 1,000 people watched a virtual concert of Thomasville’s First Friday Event.

Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

Today, we celebrate the cookie that’s near and dear to our hearts and our waistlines.

YMCA extends camps among schools delayed start date

As schools delay their start date, the Thomasville YMCA is making sure students are still taken care of during the week.

Tifton blood drive set for Monday

You’ll get a free T-shirt, free wellness check and a free COVID-19 screening.

  Albany church preparing to help hundreds of families

An East Albany church, well known for its decades-long program of feeding people in need, will help feed hundreds of families in two weeks.

Thomasville History Center offering Friday tie-dye event

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

  Moultrie continues Second Saturday events with soft opening

Second Saturday Events are back in Moultrie.

Second Harvest set to host food distribution event in Thomasville

The event will be held at Thomasville County Central High School located at 4686 US Highway 84.

Another food giveaway set for Cordele

USDA Income Guidelines Apply, and you must be at least 18 to participate.

List: Fourth of July festivities in the WALB viewing area

Some areas in the WALB viewing are planning to light up the sky and fire up the grills for the Fourth of July this year.

MCLB cancels annual Independence Day celebration

MCLB previously said the annual affair brings out an average of 10,000 people to the event.