Beyond the Story

  Albany community gives back to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dozens of people in Albany are spending their Martin Luther King Junior Day giving back to the community. Several did so by helping a community garden grow.

Good News stories

Savannah restaurant holds fundraisers to help combat Australia fires

Collins Quarter and Fitzroy owner Anthony Debreceny is using his two restaurants to contribute to the firefight happening in his home country of Australia.

Soldier surprises kids at school after 11-month deployment

A local soldier was away from his family for nearly a year and wasn’t expected to return home until another week or so. At least that’s what his family thought.

  Valdosta students receive the gift of reading

The Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Section delivered special gifts this holiday season.

2019 a ‘good news’ year: WALB’s most-read ‘Good News’ stories

WALB has compiled the most-read “Good News” stories for 2019.

Woman makes gift bags for Savannah nursing home residents

A local 26-year-old spent her Christmas morning making sure no one was alone.

  Tift Regional employee donates gifts to patients

An employee at Tift Regional Medical Center went above and beyond to make Christmas special for patients.

SGMC delivers ‘Santa’ babies

Babies born during the week of Christmas are given a stocking and beanie, handmade by volunteers.

  Dougherty Co. deputies spread holiday cheer with gifts for kids

Over 20 kids will now have gifts under their Christmas tree in a few days.

  Lee Co. students cut ribbon on closet for classmates in need

The rain Tuesday morning may have moved the ribbon cutting for a new initiative at Lee County's 9th Grade Campus inside, but it didn't put a damper on the festivities.

Albany native promoted to lieutenant colonel

Jon Anderson is no stranger to South Georgia.

  Georgia Power and the Patticake House gifts new bicycles for foster kids

The Georgia Power branch in Tifton is making a difference this holiday season for children in foster care.

  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.

  Kemp: Toy donation drive sees big success

Kemp said his family is truly humbled by the generosity of state employees from across the Peach State.

  Georgia Power helps fund GSW scholarship program

A recent grant award from the Georgia Power Foundation is helping fund Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) Southwestern Promise Scholarship Program that specifically targets high school students in a 56-county area of Southwest Georgia.

  Georgia Power helps organization buy bicycles for foster children

They plan to use the money to buy bicycles.

  Dougherty Co. law enforcement hosts shooting competition for Special Olympics

On Monday, the Law Enforcement Appreciation Run and Gun event was held at the shooting range on Turner Field Road.

  Valdosta student donates thousands for hurricane relief

One Valdosta student is donating $5,000 to Hurricane Dorian relief and she’s only 9-years-old.

  Tiftarea senior signs golf scholarship to attend Belmont University

Josie Arant is a senior at Tiftarea Academy and all of the attention has been on her since Friday.

Firefighters save wedding ring, dress after couple’s home goes up in flames

The cause of the fire that destroyed much of the Nevada home is under investigation.

Letter to Santa found in Arlington peanut field

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