Good News

  8-year-old philanthropist making lemonade to raise money for good cause

  Sumter Co. distillery donates $5K to Harvest of Hope Food Pantry

  Moultrie woman crafting kindness — one mask at a time

  Baker Co. Schools surprised with special celebrity guest

  Thomasville Police Dept. bringing smiles to community during crisis

  Phoebe nurse discharged from COVID-19 unit

Continued Coverage

N.C. man buys flowers for Phoebe workers

  Albany boy’s birthday celebrated with car caravan

  G.O. Bailey Elementary celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

  Thomasville farm brings animal therapy, unicorns to senior living center

  Scintilla Charter Academy celebrates end of school year tradition in new way due to pandemic

  Good News: Albany advocate recognized for service to the community

  Loved ones put on parade for Tifton nursing home residents

Residents even waived signs, pom poms and flags to join in on the excitement.

  Albany organization delivers masks to first reponders

Albany Twin Storms Relief is producing and delivering life-saving masks

Worth Co. fourth grade teachers send message to students

Worth County fourth grade teachers made a video to remind their students that they haven't forgotten about them.

  Flowers Foods donates snacks to Archbold Medical staff

Flowers Foods is helping our local healthcare workers during this difficult time.

  One loyal customer encourages business at Albany shop

  Bainbridge Dairy Queen donates treats to law enforcement

  Valdosta business goes above and beyond for VPD

  Bainbridge church making masks for doctors

  Tift Co. native wants to send students to Disney World with Tik Tok #MarriedYoungChallenge

Hearts pop up on Lee Co. doors to show support for health care workers

SGMC staff find surprise anonymous chalk thank you notes

Staff at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta found a sweet surprise written in chalk.

  Phoebe staff getting through pandemic in song

The staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital are singing their way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Thomasville Fire Rescue helps install smoke alarms

Thomasville Fire Rescue teamed up with the American Red Cross to help make homes safer.

Good News: Make-A-Wish Ga. grants Savannah teen’s wish

Andre Jenkins wasn’t even an NFL fan when he discovered Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back James Conner, who provided inspiration for the Savannah teenager.

  Thomasville police K9s bring home the gold

The TPD canine teams consisted of three handlers and three dogs.

Tift Co. High student celebrates one year free of cancer

Two science teachers decided to help her celebrate by giving her a surprise party.

  Valdosta officers recognized for being hometown heroes

This week, the Valdosta Police Department honored 10 personnel during a promotions and awards ceremony.

  WALB News 10′s Tesia Reed celebrates Dr. Seuss during Read Across America

Across the nation, many schools are participating in Read Across America Week.

  1 year later: The volunteers that brought light to the Cairo community after the storm

Looking back on the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Cairo last year, there was still a glimmer of light in the darkest of moments for the community.

  Crisp Co. 5-year-old’s birthday goes to the dogs

While many kids ask for a bike or money for their fifth birthday, one South Georgia boy had bigger plans.

  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.

  Becoming the treatment: Albany nurse makes life-saving donation

As an emergency room nurse at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Easton Glover is used to helping others. But this week, Glover approached life-saving a little differently.

Albany organization donates shoes to DCSS

The Heart organization was at Northside Elementary where they gave a hundred pair of new tennis shoes to students.

  Baked with love: Albany bakery to host family-fun Valentine’s Day event

Called “A Night Out with Mrs. Q,” children will put on their baker’s apron and decorate a six-inch cake.

  Thomasville 5K run raises money for pregnancy resource center

You can bring your family and friends out for a fun-filled weekend in Thomasville.

  'I was totally shocked’: Thomas Co. school surprises resource officer that makes difference

All of Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School came out to support and acknowledge someone very special to them and it was all a big surprise.

Operation New Hope looking to expand within Chatham Co. Jail

No bones about it, Operation New Hope has been called a success.

  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.

Anonymous donor pays off Effingham Co. Middle School lunch debt

For the second time in less than a month, an anonymous donor has paid off all lunch debt at an Effingham County school.

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

If you can help us track down the little girls who wrote it, please send an email to our newsroom by clicking here.

  Hahira student recognized as top 3 equestrian athlete

The United States Equestrian Federation’s Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program recognized Studstill for the second year in a row for her dedication to the sport.

  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.

GSW partners with local organization for Angel Tree Project

With the holiday season just around the corner, one South Georgia university is doing their part to help out kids in need.

Lowndes Co. school hosts Veterans Day parade

The Lowndes County School System is celebrating Veterans Day and teaching students about the importance of doing the same.

  Habitat for Humanity program in Americus helps American Legion post

Whether it was painting, cutting grass or trimming hedges — about 50 volunteers showed up to American Post 558 Thursday to give back to local veterans.

Worth Co. coach receives award

Rams Baseball Coach Will Smith won the Georgia 2020 Ethics and Professional Coaching Award.

A ‘purr-fect’ ending: Douglas firefighter saves cat from tree

A firefighter worked hard to save a cat that was stuck hanging on a branch.

  Albany Tech celebrates Veterans Day early in special ceremony

Albany Technical College held a special ceremony today to thank the men and woman who served in the military.

  Heart transplant surgery a success for Leesburg mother and wife

Teresa developed cardiomyopathy after the birth of her last child.

  UPDATE: Worth Co. High band, cheerleaders grab the gold

Worth County High School’s Ram Band won the 2019 ‘Sound of Gold Division Championship’ Saturday in Waycross.

ASU organizations helping students ‘Suit Up for Success’

Mentors at Albany State University are looking for your help to make sure students are ready for internships and, eventually, job opportunities.

Tifton first responders blaze path in high heels for ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’

The department strutted around the city for about a mile for ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’.

  Giant topiary chicken in Fitzgerald expected to break records

Fitzgerald leaders are building what they said will be the world’s largest topiary chicken.

  ’Angel strikes again’ at the Humane Society of Valdosta-Lowndes Co.

The Humane Society of Valdosta-Lowndes County appears to have a mystery angel looking out for it.

Thrift store that helps domestic violence victims comes to Cordele

A women’s ministry out of Macon is making its way to South Georgia, one thrift store at a time.

  ‘Baby Stormy’ celebrates first birthday

She was born at just 27 weeks, during Hurricane Michael, one year ago in Early County.

  Moultrie community raises thousands for Tripp DeMott

Support continues to pour in for 7-year-old Tripp DeMott from the Moultrie community.

Dog found alive under debris a month after Hurricane Dorian hit Bahamas

The trapped pup was found a month after Hurricane Dorian devastated the region.

  Phoebe honors volunteers of the year

Phoebe hosted its annual volunteer appreciation dinner to recognize the community servants who donate their time and talents to benefit Phoebe patients.