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WALB News Archives, June 2009




 Monday 6/1/2009

A milestone at Maintenance Center Albany

Albany business owner cited for improper tire dumping

Albany Traffic Statistics, 2009

Arrest made in Willard Avenue stabbing

City Summer programs begin

Crime frustrates Albany business owner

Detective deployed to Afghanistan

Drug agents seize AK-47 and marijuana

Feds: Don't use databases to check citizenship

Florida murder suspect caught in Thomas county

GBI investigates misconduct at Lee County Jail

It's hurricane season, are you ready?

Kids flock to Flint Riverquarium Summer Camp

Man shot at Shriner's Club in Thomasville

Mother of seven found dead on roadside

Moultrie home invasion murder trial begins Tuesday

Police chase in Cairo began with speeding

Police on the lookout for two armed men

Riverquarium wants quarter-million dollars

Sheriff needs funding for safety equipment

Spilled grain spoiled the ride along Highway 195

Summer brings higher risk for heat exhaustion

Talks to begin soon on Georgia school mergers

The Children's Miracle Network needs your help

Three men, one juvenile arrested in Quitman shooting death

Tiftarea baseball wins state championship

Valdosta man charged with girlfriend's murder

Where is Albany's worst traffic?

Worth County pastor rebuilds 140 year old church





 Tuesday 6/2/2009

Hour Glass burglarized again

4-H'ers learn about irrigation in the fields

A day in the life of a Marine

Adult Protective Service workers recognized

Airman takes life after throwing wife from balcony

Albany woman wants more light

Carver Pool may open after all

Fallen Thomas Co. paramedic honored with blood drive

Federal sentences issued for illegal fish case

Former teacher sentenced for attempt to commit child enticement

Georgia participates in Road check 2009

GM retirees will lose with company filing

Hummer will reportedly go to Chinese firm

Landfill costs passed to you

Motorcycle crash victim dies from injuries, driver charged

Murder trial starts for Moultrie man

Old radiator shop still has issues

Parents raise concerns over Sexting

Some SPLOST projects may not be completed

State campaign aimed at non-recyclers

Truck leaves road, snaps power pole in half

Viewpoint: How old should drop-outs be?

Watchful eyes can keep you from becoming a victim

Wheat farmers work night and day

WSGA comes to Albany



 Wednesday 6/3/2009

11 people arrested in Tifton drug bust

4H students learn about water quality

Albany voter fraud case turned over to the Attorney General

Alligators cause trouble in Lee County

Atkinson drowning victim identified

Atkinson teen drowns in pond

Ben Hill career expo draws hundreds

Biker's death hits friends, family hard

Braves release Glavine

Business seems busy in Northwest Albany

Camp helps kids deal with grief

Caretaker charged with aggravated assault

County, city negotiate on landfill fees

Dawson teen charged with rape

Guardsmen enjoy a final visit

Home daycare owner pleads guilty in death case

Informants play key role in drug arrests

Joseph Spencer re-captured

Kids with disabilities enjoy a day on the farm!

Lee County jailers, terminated, investigation continues

Lowndes County home invasion may be linked to other crimes

Military women saluted for service

Neighborhood watches want Sheriff to get body armor

No easy solutions for Tift flooding

Parents and kids thankful for YMCA Food Program

Pearce falls in second round of Southern Women's Amateur

Phoebe holds a fitness camp for kids

Second Florida murder suspect caught in south Georgia

Sheriff gets some relief for his budget

Smith says he'll run for Mayor... in 2011

Soldier from Douglas killed in Germany

South golfers take big lead

Survey may help small businesses grow

Totally Teen Zone kicks off Friday

Valdosta cleans up contaminated properties

Woman raped at Eames' Ballpark

WSGA Amateur a favorite tournament for Allen





 Thursday 6/4/2009

100 Black Men, Phoebe, Cancer Coalition sends men to the doctor

Albany woman in court over vehicular homicide charge

Cook County Sheriffs battle drugs with a shrinking budget

D.A. says there's enough evidence to charge "Sexting" Teacher

East Albany neighborhood says lack of jobs breeds crime

Full time laser good news for South Georgians

Grand jury indicts father and son for gang shooting

Jefferson Davis site is switching hands

Man arrested in Valdosta shooting

Mitchell resigns at Albany High

Mobile Veterans Assistance in Albany

Moultrie man found guilty in home invasion

Moultrie man killed in bicycle accident

Police search for missing man

Prescription switching... is it safe?

Ray City Mayor to run for Governor

Richardson hoping to play in Omaha this year

Shades of Gold Art on display

South Georgians report suspicious bank account charges

South golfers win GHSGCA all-star tournament

Swamp Gravy to benefit Southwest Georgia American Red Cross

Thomasville police crack down on seatbelts

Thompson makes WSGA final





 Friday 6/5/2009

18 marijuana plants growing in Mitchell county

A clogged pipe causes a sinkhole in downtown Albany

Albany record label signs first two artists

Burglars break into a disabled East Albany man's home

Butler family celebrates patriarch's return

Caregiver arrested for stealing $50,000 from elderly woman

Couple injured, dog killed in wreck

Fewer people choose farming

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections - May 28 - June 3, 2009

Golfsmith International Holdings acquires McGregor name

He never showed up at the golf course

High winds produce damage in Worth County

Kidpalooza kicks off at Wild Adventures

Memorial Blood drive in Thomasville a success

Pizza Deliveryman Shot and Robbed

Rain puts the hurt on wheat

Rams football hits the golf course

Sherwood Christian postpones Mitchell announcement

Sumter Co. man shows off green thumb

Teenage Thompson wins WSGA Amateur

Valdosta Tech's new president prepares for merger

When Elmo Grows Up kicks off at Civic Center





 Saturday 6/6/2009

320 marijuana plants confiscated in Calhoun County

APD investigate North Davis shooting

Colquitt police chase ends in a collision

Delivery driver's hijacked car found

Families reel in for MCLB fishing tournament

Rams team camp growing every year

Residents frustrated with crime

Woman's body found in Pearson motel





 Sunday 6/7/2009

APD still looking for delivery driver shooter

Are you storm ready?

Commissioner is cleaning up her district

Delivery driver worried about recent crime

Hard Times Car Audio burglarized

Kelltown convenience store robbed at gunpoint

Liberty House gets much needed help

Man killed in a Mitchell county wreck

Man stabbed to death in Ocilla

Moultrie woman rescued from house fire

Moultrie man injured in wreck

NBC reality stars campaign to get America healthy

VSU golfer wins Nicklaus Award



Monday 6/8/2009
Arrest made in pizza delivery shooting

Court voids Ga. left turn law

Dougherty budget amounts to no millage increase

Food bank sees greater need during summer

FSU's Richardson waiting to hear in MLB draft

Georgia National Guardsmen die in Afghanistan

High-speed Internet service may expand

Jolivette case heard by Lott

MCLB General receives ATC salute

Mitchell cleared for Sherwood Christian

Mitchell County man arrested/charged with Meth possession

Monroe track teams honored

Publix employees help the United Way

River Pointe donates to Darton Golf

SCRT investigates fatal Lee County crash

South Albany home shot up, woman wounded

Top court won't hear Ga. voter ID issue

Two arrested in Taco Bell robbery

Valdosta teens spend their summers volunteering

WALB-TV awarded by Georgia Association of Broadcasters





 Tuesday 6/9/2009

Albany commissioners to decide new Wildcats contract

Albany High coaching search underway

Albany man surprised by quick burglary

Albany State University Police start computer dispatch

APD investigating drive-by shooting

Austin Scott ready to tour the state

Commission begins Code review

Commission studies Wildcats deal

Corps to allow new boat docks on Lanier

Drivers get some relief by the interstate

Gun fire incidents investigated by police

Gun sales, permits climb steadily

High unemployment cuts into United Way's donations

Homeless forum held in Albany

Job search leads to scam find

Oxendine banks on Independent voters in the race for governor

Posey named to California League All-Star team

School leaders say budget process is continuous

Sharp shooter

Sign rules run afoul of some businesses

South Georgia non-profits face more funding reductions

State college coaches ready for the 2009 football season

Turner County hires new head basketball coach

TV stations are about to switch

Valdosta's Special Olympians hit the bowling lanes

WALB sponsors Job Fair at mall



Wednesday 6/10/2009

1,000 hired for Kia factory

Albany author focuses on life-lessons

'Big switch' spurs recycling

Board Of Regents approves school fix funding

Brewers take Richardson

Calhoun pot operation was mature

Commissioners vote to dissolve Mitchell Drug Squad

Crash closes a portion of North Slappey Wednesday afternoon

Ex-Ga. Tech student convicted of video terror plot

Ga. official declares drought over

GBI still doesn't know how woman in Pearson died

Give blood and save lives

Guard killed at Holocaust Museum shooting

Jackets ready for bigger goals in 2009

Lee Budget precludes tax hike

Mitchell is now in charge of SCA football program

Neighborhood gets grants to replace greenery

Powerline down at Broad and Slappey

Stolen 'Vette devastates Albany dealer

Summer air travelers warned about changes

SWGA gets millions for library construction

Three arrested in Albany shooting

Tift taxes stay put

Two arrested for Tift armed robberies

Unemployment checks extended

UW partner agencies can't make cuts despite funding decrease

You could get cash for your clunker





 Thursday 6/11/2009

17 Civilian Marines honored

ADDU makes drug arrests

Albany Drive by shooting and home invasion investigated

Albany Police Chief says parents must help fight youth crime

APD says shooting victim was arrested after all

Arrest in Yourway Auto Sales car theft

Arrests made after thieves break-in Sheriff's car

Artists display their work with the fishes

'Big Switch' is imminent

Blazer pitchers go in same round

Businessman at wits end

Car thieves target Albany auto lot

Church finances are a mixed bag

Clyattville gets new fire station

Georgia State football admitted to CAA

Governor to visit Business and Housing Expo

Green transformation continues for Plant Mitchell

Jobless can earn money with test

Lee Sheriff budget increases

Library for blind falls to budget cuts

Local Ford dealership celebrates 25 years

Mother and father killed in crash on I-75

Simulation helps students learn dental implant procedures

Students spend summer becoming scientist

Thomas University gets national recognition

Top cop reads to youngsters

U. S. attorney in Macon stepping down

U.S. Healthcare too expensive president says

Unwanted pests attacking your pets




 Friday 6/12/2009

ATC receives high honor

Business owners take advantage of help offered

Decatur county car break-ins trouble homeowners

District Attorney gives ruling on police death case

Don't leave the AC running

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections - June 4- 10, 2009

Gator enjoys Albany garage

Georgia Amateur Championship Qualifiers

Governor pushes Business & Home Expo effort

Hahira rider competes in International rodeo

LINX helps prevent acid reflux

More sign ordinance problems businesses

Motorcycle crash injures Mitchell Co. man

Moultrie wants to convert methane into biogas

New equipment will help AFD firefighters

No criminal charges against ADDU officers

Police investigate overnight break-ins

SOWEGA helps seniors with big switch

Stolen stash recovered in Coffee County

Thomas county man accused of child molestation

Thomasville man sentenced to two decades

Valdosta State offers new program for adult learners


Saturday 6/13/2009
Albany man attacked and robbed
Auto and home insurance rates are going up
Cocaine found on toddler in Lowndes
Dash cam video clears driver
Disabled Albany man hit twice by thieves
Gas prices on the rise


Sunday 6/14/2009
Bikers unite for safety
Flags retired on National Flag Day
Fort Stewart expansion will no longer happen
Inmate injured in Clinch County fire
Man killed in Schley county accident
Police chase in Worth County ends in a crash
NAACP fight to save the life Troy Davis
NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet
Popular pastime will cost the city
Samaritan Clinic serves the uninsured
Thousands raised for Megan's House






 Monday 6/15/2009

City suspends Jolivette, does not fire him

Commissioners work to get South Georgia connected

DCP officer justified in shooting dog

Disaster assistance application period nearing an end

Dougherty landfill fees expected to go up

Families raise money for Berrien County skate park

Food Bank's protein donation heading to feed children

Georgia Supreme Court tosses gay ban

Give your dad the gift of health

Hathcock is back in high school coaching at Berrien

Healthy Rafe enjoying best AF2 season

Historic tobacco bill could change the smoking game

Inmate escapes from Colquitt County jail

Judge extend deadline for salmonella claims

Local leaders weigh in on transportation bills

Lowery arrested in Colquitt Co.

Overnight crimes are increasing in Albany

P&G introduces new plant manager

P&G tax break looks to save area jobs

Restructuring may hurt minority businesses

Tyson steps in to help food bank

Valdosta police advise pedestrians to use crosswalks after two are killed

Warm reception for 2010's Teacher Of The Year

Williams to leave MCLB after four years



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Tuesday 6/16/2009
16-Year-Old arrested for delivery man shooting

A.F.D. takes on new personnel

ABAC to offer free job coaching

Albany driver robbed at gunpoint in his car

Body discovered in Tift County

CenteringPregnancy comes to South Georgia

Changes made at Colquitt County Jail to prevent future escapes

City of Albany working to preserve history

Cox comes to Albany for Project ExPreSS

Darton builds for the future

Doerun Police Chief gets the ax

Family wins $11.5 million lawsuit settlement

Former Valdosta gym owner out on bond

Jolivette still has city job if he wants it

Murder suspect released for lack of evidence

Peanut growers work to regain public confidence

Police say Dixie man molested 6 and 10 year-old girls

Ray City man arrested after hiding for days

Repeat drug dealer busted in Lanier County

Shooting near city pool

Storage facility burglarized again

Thomasville school cleans up from February tornado damage

United Way of Thomas County doing well despite economy

'Underdog' is OK with Ray City mayor

Will GM bankruptcy affect Georgia suit?

Young journalist introduced at Albany State



 Wednesday 6/17/2009

ADDU conducts alcohol sales investigation

Albany KFC robbed

Albany Police Officer remembers shooting one year ago

Armed robbers hit Albany KFC

DCP helps arrest Internet predator

Do you know this man?

Dougherty County copper thefts increasing

EDC courts MCLB contractors

EDC leaders want to bring more biz for the base

Experts complete Ledo Road wreck probe

Farmers still deal with headaches from heavy rain

Four pedestrians struck in as many days

Home invasion in Thomas county leaves two women frightened

Hospital employees help fight blood shortage

Lowndes County residents will purchase solid waste permits

P&G meets with state delegation to cut energy tax

Poor tax collections could lead to special session

Potentially dangerous heat wave

Residents want action after Carver shooting

Reward offered in Valdosta bank robbery

Southwest Georgia businesses learn more about Free Choice Act

Troops saluted with pizza and beer

Update: Pedestrian Hit In Albany

Valdosta Fire Department holds live fire training

 What a heat wave... check that A/C

Wildcats defense hopes experience will contain Horsemen QB



 Thursday 6/18/2009

Albany eyesores are reduced to rubble

Albany Firefighter fired

Albany man arrested for wire theft

Alltel coming to downtown Albany

Another Civic Center show is in limbo

Bond set for young Lakeland murder suspect

Concrete truck burns

Dawson food drive swamps agency

Doerun Police Chief appeals dismissal

Ga. Supreme Court will hear Goddard lawsuit

Georgia's unemployment rate rises to record 9.7%

Good record keeping recovers mower

Heat wave wreaks havoc on air conditioners

Hostage stand-off ends peacefully in Lowndes County

Judge extends Terrell Jail project

Pool shooting has neighborhood motivated

Rare Albino Alligator arrives in Albany

Seniors get help with the transition to digital

State reduces road mowing

State struggles to process tax returns with cuts

Valdosta offers foreclosure prevention workshop

Woman's Government Debit Card stolen

 Savage becoming one of AF2's top receivers

 Stonebridge Tennis Open attracts another talented field




 Friday 6/19/2009

Albany gymnastics team returns to nationals with bigger team, expectations

Albany homeless shelter in danger of shutting down

Arrests made in Thomasville home invasion

Colquitt Co. escapee arrested in Moultrie

Cook County restores power to 800 customers

Cookie dough recalled

D. A. releases tape of fatal ADDU stop

DCSS will look closer at teachers

Dougherty County Police investigate baby injury

Fire at the Holiday Inn gives guests a scare

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections - June 9 - 16, 2009

Home inventory remains high

Howard, Zeier permanent UGA radio team

Law enforcement starts D.U.I. crackdown

Mayor Candidate warns about scam

Pets need protection from the heat

Senior officer at MCLB Albany retires

Valdosta makes starting a business easy



 Saturday 6/20/2009

Albany fathers receive the gift of health

Animals at Chehaw brave brutal temperatures

Bump in the road

High temperatures can be dangerous for the elderly

Man shot several times in Albany complex

Tift County body died of natural causes


 Sunday 6/21/2009

David Dean's passing camp

Elderly woman killed in Seminole County

Father's Day give businesses a boost

Gas prices may be nearing their peak

Monday is the last day to apply for FEMA

South Georgia celebrates Father's Day

Student loan scam

Two males cut in Albany




 Monday 6/22/2009

Air conditioner blamed for house fire

Anti-smoking bill signed into law

Bainbridge man robbed at gunpoint on front porch

Bullet nearly hits 8-year-old Albany girl

Carver Pool shooting arrests made

Civilian hopes to ease the military burden in Iraq

Construction starts continue to decline

Corn crops thirsty for rain

Doerun chief given chance to plead case

Dougherty County Police Officer hurt in crash

Few hours left to apply for FEMA

 Former All-Big Ten QB transfers to Valdosta State

Georgia Guardsman Killed in Afghanistan

Georgia Humane Societies over-run with drop-offs

Georgia watermelon season underway

Golfers play for Ward

High temps can try your tires

More customers at Goodwill, fewer donors

New jobs coming to Tift County

Prosecutors, defense clash over 'slayer statute'

Red, White, and Busted off to a good start

Reed Bingham State Park prepares for 4th of July crowds

Save money when you save energy

South Georgia bankruptcies skyrocket

State park receives 'green' donation





 Tuesday 6/23/2009

Albany city leaders approve 2010 budget

Albany man wants to give food to those in need

Albany murder a mystery

Burn victim dies at Augusta hospital

Fast moving storm hits Worth County

Flint River Rescue successful

Hometown rally held for former D.A. running for A.G.

Hundreds in Albany for conference

Langdale Hospice House gets memorial garden

Lions Club gives the gift of sight

Lowndes County man drowns while fishing

Man murdered overnight in Albany

Man shot in water argument

Men arrested for soliciting prostitutes

More Hispanics attending college in GA

Murder in Blakely likely gang related

Oxendine pleased to be front runner in Governor's race

Oxendine warns about fireworks

Police ask for information in Van Buren shooting

Sherwood Christian running back transfers to region rival

Shots fired in Tifton Robbery

Supporters of demoted Assistant Fire Chief still fired up

Taxpayer makes case against surety bond

Teen dies in Blakely fight

Tire pile blamed on 'budget cuts'

VSU baseball player wins top honor

VSU professor is Georgia Author of the Year

Wildcats receiver may sit out Firecats game

Young child dies from drowning




 Wednesday 6/24/2009

Crooks want AC

DCSS Board looks at personnel selection process

DCSS to implement school transfer rules

Dixie man arrested for taking nude pictures of minor

Grand Jury returns indictments

Heat wave likely contributes to man's death

Hot summer could put us all on edge

Lee County man wanted for questioning

Pick ax attack ends in arrest

Rattlesnake sends man to hospital

Red Cross hopes to spur summer donations

Relieved mother appreciates citizen help

Smoldering chemical at P&G prompts HAZMAT response

Sodium Hydro Sulphate smolders at P&G

Southern Baptists hold annual meeting

Tift body identified

Two arrested in gang related murder

Worth man convicted of murder

 2009 College Football Schedules
 McCann ready if needed for Wildcats





Thursday 6/25/2009

Albany jobs are disappearing

APD Gang Unit keeping busy

APD: Richardson died being 'Jumped in'

Carl Camon brought his campaign for governor to Albany

Couple rescued from burning car

Fundraiser to give Symphony a boost

Group continues effort to stop violence on Albany streets

H1-N1 virus confirmed in South Georgia

Locking car doors could prevent many crimes

Mens' organization promotes AIDS awareness

More murder arrests made

New jail will open soon

New provider for Alltel clients

Postell has heart surgery

Savannah Senator wants to be governor

South Ga. unemployment rate drops to 9.2 percent in May

South Georgia's peach crop can't get a break

SW Georgia gets its first confirmed cases of H1N1

Valdosta approves new budget

Viewpoint: Public doesn't feel safe

WG&L beefs up program to help those in need

WG&L deals with budget problem




 Friday 6/26/2009

'Dog Shack' started to teach a lesson

3 Atkinson County Prisoners Escape, Caught Overnight

A South Georgia family needs your help

AAA expects fewer drivers for Fourth of July weekend

Albany citizens work to take back their neighborhood

Albany remembers Michael Jackson

Change of Command at MCLB

Crime pushing calls for burglar bars and security locks

Cross country cowboy

Economy hurting Perimeter Park in Crisp County

Eight confirmed cases of H1N1 at Moody AFB

Firearms stolen from plantation

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections - June 17 - 24, 2009

Intermodal center would mean many jobs

Lions Club helps the vision-impaired

Murder suspect says he doesn't understand charge

Neighborhood comes together to fight crime

Police want woman after motorcycle wreck

Public Housing gets A/C

Radio stations line up against 'music tax'

Randolph County man charged after his SUV flips

Sheriff blames escape on overcrowding, budget cuts

Students learn about their town, economy

Telfair Sheriff is on the other side of the law

The need for nurses grows

Third case of H1-N1 virus reported

Thomas County confirms another H1N1 case

Three escaped inmates captured in Atkinson Co.



Saturday 6/27/2009
14-year-old stabs and kills 12-year-old

3-month-old Albany infant burned

A sight for sore eyes in the tough economy

Albany business goes up in smoke

Lakeland murder suspect out on bond

More arrests in Albany gang beat down

Teenager kills 12-year-old

Wildcats lose again



Sunday  6/28/2009
Bainbridge Hardees robbed

Biker in critical condition after accident

Celebrate with a bang!

Firefighters brave the summer heat

Firefighters still don't know the cause of business fire

Storm moves through Dougherty County

Vandals damage Albany furniture store




 Tuesday 6/30/2009

Abandoned Home Burns In Moultrie

ADICA check source of GBI investigation

Biker severely injured in traffic accident

Blitch trial delayed

Clifford Arthur Brown

Former ASU track star claims national title

GBI continues Americus murder probe

Governor sign bills into law

Handle Fireworks safely

Lakeland bank receives 'Cease and Desist'

Mitchell woman's drowning investigated

More charges brought love triangle

More Moody airmen believed to have H1N1

Mulberry Avenue residents are fed up with crime

Neighbors cheer as derelict houses fall

No charges in Albany burned baby case

Parking decks aren't regularly inspected

Phoebe Factoids controversy re-emerges on film

Should the dropout age be raised?

UGA's Richt happy to see healthy players

United Way reaches out to business

Youngsters are 'Becoming Healthy '

Youngsters involved in death weren't supervised


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