FOOD & DRINK
Giving back on Thanksgiving: Sam’s Barbecue feeds the Valdosta community
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - For the last 20 years, Sam’s Barbecue has been feeding the community every year on Thanksgiving Day — he has been dedicated to making sure that he gives back to the community that supports his business. Sam’s Barbecue & Catering Thanksgiving Day Harvest staff,...
Black Friday holiday shopping continues in the Good Life City
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Residents and visitors are taking advantage of the black Friday and cyber-Monday deals right here in the good life city. This holiday season is definitely one for the books. As you can see behind me, this parking lot here is absolutely filled with cars. There are actually cars that’s parked everywhere. People are trying to get a space in here and it actually goes to show the difference between this holiday season with the in-store shopping versus that of 2020.
The Enigmatic Waters of Banks Lake: Nature's Sanctuary and Keeper of Legends
Nestled within the wilderness of Lanier County, Georgia, the Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge captivates with its serene beauty, drawing nature enthusiasts to its rich biodiversity and tranquil waters. Known for its exemplary fishing, boating, and bird-watching opportunities, Banks Lake is not only a natural pocosin but also a repository of enigmatic charm and local legend. Tales of its mysterious origins speak of ancient tidal forces and a temperate climate that shaped its form, suggesting a storied past interwoven with the spirits of water akin to global cultural reverence.
Steve Harvey, Star 105.3 gave Turkey gift cards to families in need
VALDOSTA – The Steve Harvey Morning Show and Star 105.3 gave away Turkey gift cards to families in need for Thanksgiving. Black Crow Media’s – Star 105.3 gave away Turkey gift cards to needy families in our community for Thanksgiving. Every year Steve and Marjorie Harvey give away 6000 turkey gift cards for the Holidays nationally, and because Star 105.3 hosts the hottest morning show “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” we’re always blessed with turkeys to giveaway in our community.
Valdosta Health Alert: Travel Based Stress is Real. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Shelandra Bell, Family Medicine. says, "Travel stress is a thing, prepare for it!" Doctor's Expert Insights About Stress During Travel and Your Health in Georgia. Know this: "At the risk of sounding like I'm simplifying the problem too much--prepare for the stress rather than let it...
Valwood student encourages involvement in the Arts
VALDOSTA – A Valwood School 9th grade student is encouraging others to get involved in the arts. Carolyn Griner, a 9th grade student at Valwood School, has a demonstrated history of involvement with the arts and related successes. As a kindergarten student at Valwood, Griner’s artwork was included in...
In ‘The Downhome Sound,’ Valdosta State Univ. Professor Explores How American-Roots Music Has Influenced Our Politics and Culture
Americana: is it a musical genre or a collective of musicians? How has roots music influenced our country’s politics and culture, and in what ways does this section of music still have room to grow?. Mandi Bates Bailey explores this subject matter in her new book, The Downhome Sound:...
Wild Adventures offers half off admission with food donation
VALDOSTA – Wild Adventures Theme Park is offering 50 percent off single-day admission during Days of Thanks food drive. Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Ga. is offering 50 percent off single-day admission this weekend during its annual Days of Thanks food drive to support Second Harvest of South Georgia.
Cherie’s Picks Week of November 20
Hey fellow Blazers, welcome to another week of Cherie’s Picks where we highlight some interesting events on campus for the upcoming week. This week is our holiday break with classes only being in session on Monday and Tuesday. This does not mean Cherie will not have her picks!. Blazers...