Editorial: We remember 9/11

A day that we remember seeing our fellow American’s step up into action to help, assist and defend our nation.

Editorial: WALB returns to ‘broadcast tradition’ with airing of National Anthem each day

For decades the anthem was how American television stations went off the air and returned back to the airwaves the following morning.

  Editorial: ‘Good News’ does happen, we’re here to highlight it

But just as we report on the bad, it is also our responsibility to tell you about the good things that happen where you live — the stories about neighbors helping neighbors, and South Georgians working together to make this an amazing place to raise our families.

  Editorial: Spectra leadership paying off for Albany venues

Now, the city has hired a company called Spectra to manage the Civic Center, Municipal Auditorium, and Veterans Amphitheater. And so far, the new leadership is paying off.

  Editorial: Celebrating 65 years of WALB

Together, with you — our WALB viewers — we have laughed, celebrated, cried, weathered storms, floods, recovery and rebuilding over the last six decades.

  Editorial - TSPLOST vote

Anyone driving in Albany or Dougherty County knows, or should I say, “feels” how desperately our roads need repair.

  Editorial: We’re there when severe weather strikes

The National Weather Service issued 97 warnings across the Southeast.

  Editorial: Beautify Albany by battling litter

Real estate agency Hughey and Neuman has challenged us all, including businesses, to pick up litter in their area.

  Editorial: Working together to build up our community

Look up the definition of ‘resilient’ and South Georgia is likely the first thing you’ll see.

  Editorial: Thank you South Georgia and goodbye

It’s a bitter-sweet time this week, as I count down my final days in Television and at here at WALB.

  Editorial: Merry Christmas, and shop local

We all love this time of year, the parades, the concerts, the parties, and of course the shopping.

  Editorial: Support local merchants this holiday season

We want to encourage everyone to support your local merchants.

Editorial: Remember to help those in need this Thanksgiving

On behalf of all of us at WALB, we hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

  Guest Editorial: Keeping Georgia’s water clean

Clean flowing water is at the core of our economy in west central and southwest Georgia.

  Editorial: School bus safety

A parent’s worst nightmare is to find out something has happened to their child, but to lose a child is unimaginable.

Guest Editorial: Legal aid for South GA

Judge Ken Hodges, Court of Appeals of Georgia has important information

  Editorial: Expanding Medicare and Medicaid

South Georgia hospitals are missing out on federal funds

  Editorial: Unlike the lottery, if you vote, you definitely win

By now we sure hope everyone knows next Tuesday is Election Day, and there may never be a more important time to show up at your polling place and exercise your right to vote.

  Editorial: Why do we vote on a Tuesday in November?

Ever wonder why elections are held on Tuesdays in November? The answer lies with America's 19th-century farmers.

  Editorial: Albany State University Homecoming is ‘Unsinkable’

Albany State University adopted the motto “Unsinkable” during the flood of 1994, and they still displayed an unsinkable spirit in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

Guest Editorial - Lee Co. TSPLOST

This Guest Editorial is by Lisa Davis, the Vice-President of the Lee County Development Authority.

  Editorial- Surviving the hurricane

We owe a debt to the folks who are getting the lights back on...

Editorial: Benefit concert strengthens South Georgia after 2017 storms

In January 2017 Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, and Phillip Phillips all made a commitment to put on a benefit concert in their hometown...

  Editorial: Help us raise awareness for breast cancer

Communities are taking part in activities that raise awareness of breast cancer and in many cases, raise funds.

  Editorial: Hotel demolition right move in Albany dilapidated property battle

We’re so pleased that the push to rid the City of Albany of its dilapidated and unsightly properties continues.

Editorial: ChalkFest Rocks

The Albany Museum's "Chalkfest" was such a success, organizers are already planning the next one...

  Guest Editorial: ChalkFest

ChalkFest is bringing in a dozen professional chalk artists from Georgia and Florida, and downtown will become a giant canvass.

  Guest Editorial: Benefit concert for South GA

David M. Carlton, President Community Foundation of South Georgia, Inc. talks about Luke Bryan and others coming to the Fairgrounds

Editorial: FDA warns of vaping epidemic

Vaping may be the “in” thing for teens, but the FDA says is a dangerous epidemic.

  Editorial: We remember 9/11

We will always remember, and we will never forget, that we are truly all Americans who share so much more that bind us together, than can ever divide us.

  Editorial: Donate, don’t incinerate your Nike apparel

Instead of destroying your Nike apparel, donate it to homeless veterans and those in need.

  Editorial: Are MEAG funds being invested or wasted?

In a ten year period, Albany city officials will receive an estimated $84 million in funding from MEAG, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia. What do we have to show for that money?

  Editorial: Activists stand for what's right in Randolph Co. poll closing proposal

Last week the Randolph County Election Board voted against a controversial proposal to shut down seven of the county's nine voting precincts, all of which are in predominantly African American communities.

Editorial: 'Young Gamechangers'

Last week, a group of 48 young professionals came together to present their findings to better the city of Albany. The group, called 'Young Gamechangers,' is made up of folks from all over Georgia, and have been meeting for most of this year.

  Editorial: The Two Georgia's on the ballot this year

Election season is here, and state politicians are on the campaign trail in South Georgia cities talking about how important you are. Many candidates say they understand our frustration.  However, do they really?

  Editorial: Protecting Albany's Water is essential

The Flint Riverkeeper has an expert checking the e-coli levels on South Georgia creeks and the Flint River every week, to keep a close watch on water quality issues.

  Editorial: We need better answers to earn our vote

We just witnessed a run-off election in Georgia's governor's race that was sad for several reasons.

  Editorial: South Georgia's economy is on the upswing

For too long, the c has been struggling, or just treading water. Several signs tell us that is about to get MUCH better.

  Editorial: Do back-to-school right

Immunizations – check!  School supplies – check! Dress Code – check!  School safety – check! It's that time across SW Georgia and we want to remind you of some important matters related to back to school!

  Editorial: Attend a Riverkeeper meeting

Sewer overflows that have happened near the Flint on multiple occasions this year are just what we don't need.

  Editorial: Flint River Trails is positive for the community

Expanding the popular Flint River Walk through the community and even outside Albany's borders, is one step closer to becoming a reality.  Last Tuesday community leaders unveiled their master plan for the flint river recreational trail.