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WALB News Archives, July 2009




 Wednesday 7/1/2009

Albany All-Stars

Albany Habitat headquarters broken into

Americus hospital now under Phoebe banner

Animal bites point out rabies shot importance

Bicyclist hit by a truck and killed in Cairo

Buie still on job as ADICA's top man

Cairo's Edwards headed to U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

Colonial Village is rosy again

DCSS posts school choice list

Donate the red for the red, white, and blue

Fatal beating did not happen at night spot

Gangs transcend generations

Governor bestows 'Work Ready' designation on Cook County

Gurr declines to run again

Lowndes raid recovers thousands in stolen goods

Man survives roll-over wreck

More fireworks for MCLB Independence Day celebration

Motorcycle crash victim dies

Weyman Harris enters guilty plea

Woman charged after wreck





 Thursday 7/2/2009

Albany High search reaches interview phase

Albany Police concerned by firearms thefts

Albany Subway robber arrested

Armed robber strikes Subway

Ashburn man awaits sentencing for Florida murder

Donalsonville man arrested for marijuana trafficking

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections - June 24 - July 1, 2009

Four killed in Valdosta crash

Fun Albany options for the 4th

Huge oak at Tift Park falls

Independence Day brings citizenship for Albany lady

Interstate victims unidentified

Jackets developing depth at quarterback

Marine Corps Logistics Base July 4th Celebration

MCLB Albany Independence Celebration underway

One dead, eleven city employees injured in Thomasville car wreck

Precautions needed with exotic pets

Raided home in Lowndes was a stolen goods store

Shots fired during Cook Co. drug raid

Sign ordinance enforcement could end temporarily

Terrell County considered a rabies threat county

Terrell County doesn't want Albany crime

Troopers ask for driver awareness

Viewpoint: Don't take Patriots for granted

Water rules changes cause confusion



 Friday 7/3/2009

40 pounds of marijuana and cash seized from Lee County home

Albany Marine Corps Band to perform in NYC July 4th

Barbecue sales boom over 4th of July Weekend

Celebrating on the 4th

Diprivan found in Michael Jackson's home

Lockette is a football player learning to run track

Rams focused on reclaiming SIAC title this fall

Robert's College Football Picks

Summer camp keeps kids out of trouble

Thieves take 7 guns from Albany home

Victims identified in I-75 quadruple fatality wreck



 Saturday 7/4/2009

Albany firework preps

Albany4One crime watch block party

Independence Day turned fatal



 Sunday 7/5/2009

Brooks Co. wreck kills one

July 4th identity scare

Two shot; kid held at gunpoint

Valdosta shooting leaves one dead, another injured


 Monday 7/6/2009

Albany businesses may have been front for Lee Co. drug operation

Are public pools in compliance?

Are there ghosts in southwest Georgia? SGPI investigates.

Broad Avenue Bridge no worse off

Family Health Care: Dr. Ronald McLean and Nu Image

Fourth celebrations draw big crowds

Lamar Advertising sues city over sign ordinance

Man kills girlfriend, then kills himself

Murder Trial Begins

Taxpayer group wants new leadership

Two Valdosta restaurants robbed

Two victims shot in separate Valdosta shootings

Valdosta shooting death remains unsolved

You decide: Dumb Crook?



 Tuesday 7/7/2009

15 cameras now watching downtown Albany

15 year anniversary of South Georgia flood

15th years after South Georgia flood

City Commissioners plan to keep seats

Clay Co. woman tried to protect herself before she was attacked

Crop-Dusting Student Pilot Killed in Crash

East Albany bank robbery suspect caught in Crisp County

Energy program awards $32.9 million to Georgia

Farmers learn about new energy source: Switch grass

Four city employees remain in hospital after bus crash

Kids caught stealing from Thomasville store

Lanier County investigators cease marijuana plants

Missing man found safe

Motel 6 murder trial continues

Oglethorpe Bridge gets good report

Road rage may have caused quadruple fatality on I-75

Sign Task Force to be established

Speed bumps in Lake Park?

Store owner cited for tire dump

Sunbelt Ag Expo fields dedicated to Darrell Williams

Suspect uses note to rob East Albany bank

Traffic stops leads to drug bust in Brooks County

Two arrested in Lily Pad break in





 Wednesday  7/8/2009

Killer Convicted in Albany

31-year-old dies in crop-dusting airplane crash

Albany has a hero of their own

Albany man convicted of murder in double verdicts

Bank robbery suspect drinks beer during chase

Burglars using bump keys to get into homes

Florida man arrested for Lowndes County robberies

Man stabbed by girlfriend after argument

Patrick Jackson guilty on all 5 counts

Phoebe has new COO

South Georgia back to work

Students still struggling on CRCT tests

Thomasville man arrested for child molestation

Three men arrested in Bainbridge forgery ring

Turner County names new head basketball coach

Two Georgia Soldiers Killed in Action

Valdosta will get a new pediatric afterhours clinic

Woman was pinned under pick-up truck



 Thursday 7/9/2009

A new way to measure soil moisture

APD Officer's bullet proof vest saves from knife attack

Bainbridge police officer and mother arrested for insurance fraud

Buie stripped of financial authority

Endangered mussels could slow work on Broad Ave. Bridge

Five guns stolen in two home burglaries

Food giveaway in Albany

Georgia driver not tops on safe drivers list

July peak season for home break-ins

Lee Co. man charged for growing pot near a school

Moultrie man killed in Valdosta crash

Nature has been fickle lately

Palmyra Medical Center named training center

Record summer numbers at ATC

Sertoma President visits Albany

Valdosta Red Cross needs your blood

Wild Adventures hosts a soul-filled weekend


 Friday 7/10/2009

ABAC program helps Hispanic students

Albany woman in drive thru shoots herself

Arrest made in Boston home invasion

Arthur Mayo is working to change one South Albany neighborhood

Blood drive to save lives

Bloodhound breeder visits her "puppies"

Boating accident sends three young girls to hospital

Concert to help a teenager seriously injured in a crash

Dining on the railroads, 1940s style

Dougherty Sheriff says bullet proof vests save lives

Ghosts in Albany could add up to tourism dollars

H1N1 death in Georgia

Judge is burglary victim

Missing money, Broxton clerk fired

Multi-agency road block in Lee County

Musical benefit to help wreck victim

Quitman man charged with attempted murder in Florida

Severe Thunderstorm rips off roof in Thomasville

State has first H1N1 death, what can you do to stay safe?

Teen charged in pizza delivery armed robbery

Theft suspect arrested at Albany motel

Thomasville teenager charged with murder

Two Albany men arrested stealing wire

Wildcats bolster roster


 Saturday 7/11/2009

One group hopes to rally for change

Neighborhood watch fights back against criminals

Roadside vendors beating the odds


 Sunday 7/12/2009

Back on track

Two men robbed at gunpoint

Bold smash and grab

Man charged with arson in Baker County




 Monday 7/13/2009

Albany church plans to hire next year

Albany Guardsman wounded

Business owner who helps others relax is on edge

DOT discusses Broad Bridge

FCA football camp

Forged licenses & ID's a problem in Georgia

Former Albany High star ponders European options

Gas prices take a dip

Georgia has endangered snakes

Grady reports Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Lee County roadblocks find child seat violations

Lucky coin helps break Wildcats streak

Man flees police with child in car

Marijuana still top illegal drug in Albany

Military zone=Tax Credit

More Georgia teenagers are unemployed

Past Easter Seals ornaments now available

Spa targeted by vandals

Student tracking may bring grant

Thomasville man greeted by four thieves on his lunch hour

Valdosta Rite Aid robbed at knifepoint

Williams will coach Indians this fall




 Tuesday 7/14/2009

$$$ to buy foreclosed homes

Abandoned animals a growing problem

Broad Ave. Bridge construction delayed by mussels

City vehicle misused

Commerce, civic champion dies

Environmental cleanup at former cleaners site

Fire destroys South Albany home

Homes without power increase fire hazards

MCA civilian back home

Most schools meet AYP marks

Some commercial realty gone but not replaced

Terrell Co. Sheriff wants community to learn more about gangs

Thomasville man charged with child cruelty

Traffic bingo teaches kids safety lessons

Two men arrested for Ashburn armed robbery

Vets remind horse owners vaccines vital

Will more ASA flights be cut?

Giants promote Posey to AAA

Wildcats get boost of confidence headed to playoffs

New Albany High coach faces challenge of lost players





 Thursday 7/16/2009

Albany native charged in Florida killings

Albany Police to host blood drive

Albany storage units broken into again

Branch ready for comeback with Seahawks

Classmate talks about Pamela Long Wiggins

Darton is teaching a drivers Ed class

Habitat has no shortage of 'sweat equity' requests

Lee county jailers arrested for sexually assaulting inmates

Men charged with Sumter beating and kidnapping in jail

Migrant workers are targets for home invasions

Pamela Wiggins had long Albany history

Revitalizing Communities

Rite Aid robber released from hospital

Rynders attends healthcare town hall

Sherwood, the movie-making ministry

Sumter suspect arrested in Hoosier State

Two APD officers formally fired





 Friday 7/17/2009

ADDU makes substantial drug haul

Albany Police give blood for community

Albany youth take their commitment to D.C.

Changing command at MCLB

Deion Branch and Anthony Maddux give back

Downtown Albany Mgr Buie works to clear his name

Environmental group still doesn't want coal plant

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections - Jul 9 - Jul 15, 2009

Giles Builders Supply closes door in bad economy

Hoops Phi Elite Camp

July 17th 2008 gas hit an all-time high

Legendary Newsman Dies

Man wanted for Cordele murder is in jail

Protesters converge on Sanford Bishop's Albany office

Soldier home with family after a year in Afghanistan

Spokeswoman: Fla. couple's safe had jewelry

Stolen mowers recovered

Students Diagnosed with Swine Flu

Task Force fly-overs find more pot

Thronateeska remains popular

Two H1N1 cases are confirmed at Valdosta State

Two injured in Cordele armed robbery

Wiggins remembered as Pensacola couple is buried

YMCA takes simple precautions for Swine Flu




 Saturday 7/18/2009

BMX riders qualify for state championships

Girls attacked by neighbor's dog

Wildcats beat Burn

Youth taking it to the streets



 Sunday 7/19/2009

Doublegate wins Challenge Cup

Drivers put their cars to the test in Moultrie

Inspiration from Tennis

Traffic stop led to a chase in Dougherty County





 Monday 7/20/2009

Blood drive to remember Underdown

Car dealer will buy cameras

Dog shot after officers say it lunged

Dougherty Millage Rate the same, but taxes to go up

Gasoline prices fall for 28 consecutive days

Guam judicial officials observe Albany court

H1N1 virus confirmed in Dougherty County

Lee pot bust will be federal case

Lowndes home invasion related to robberies

Man killed when homemade plane crashes at airport

Realtor credits stimulus for increased sales

Skeeters few and far between in Albany

Smashing the competition

South Georgia duo qualifies for US Women's Amateur

Special Report: Living Under Siege

Stolen guns recovered in Dougherty County

SW Health District confirms first case of H1N1 in Dougherty Co.

Teen beaten, man jumped outside Civic Center

Teenagers get a positive push

What's in the Healthcare Bill?





 Tuesday 7/21/2009

Albany gang leader arrested for beating death

Albany Tech recognized for environmental work

APD needs your help on stolen guns

City put on notice, dead man's family to sue

Darton golf team gets big donation and loses top player

First swine flu cases confirmed in Tifton

Florida officer arrested in Decatur County

Hundreds receive free food in Fitzgerald

It's Game Time!

Minimum wage to climb 70 cents

No millage rate hike for city

One of the Nation's best

Randolph County parents fill school board meeting

Roommate charged in professor's murder

Rynders named to Chair Transportation subcommittee

Smash 'N' Grab at Pic 'N' Sav

Suspected gang leader arrested for murder

Tax free holiday a week off

Transportation grant will fund Albany terminal

Wildcats McCray has thrived at home

Will Feds fund Broad Avenue Bridge repair?





Wednesday 7/22/2009

ADDU drug agents help pregnant woman in distress

Another arrest made in Reginald Richardson murder

Arrest made in Valdosta girl's death

Bainbridge's Sheppard ready for senior season at Arkansas

Come Cruise with Ruthie!

Darton golf team faces huge rebuilding job

Gang death leads to ninth arrest

Gas leak forces evacuations

Gas leak leads to evacuation

Georgia high school football coach bans UGA from his campus

Get cash for your clunker!

Health experts: H1-N1 may explode in Autumn

High school burglarized

Housing community sells lemonade for Alex

More Georgia men unemployed

NAACP marches in Lumpkin

Search warrant details what was found in Pam Wiggins home

Seminole clerk faces criminal charges

State employees in Georgia face furloughs

Tax group wants 'clean sweep' of local Government

Tift domestic violence ends in death

Valdosta gets high-tech training

Wildcats offense looking to solve Vipers defense





 Thursday 7/23/2009

Albany all-stars advance to championship series

APD officers join charitable causes

Car burglaries caught on tape

Dawgs don't miss #1 target

Dougherty Juvenile Judge sees increasing numbers of gun burglaries

Fifth arrest made in Sumter drug bust

Jobless rate hits double digits in Southwest Georgia

Lottery looks recession-proof

Lottery tickets still selling well

MacGregor splits leaving PDA with back bills

Mall pooch purloined

More job cuts in Decatur county

Motive unclear in Valdosta murder

Phoebe critique documentary is now legal

SIAC coaches pin bullseye on Rams

SW GA June jobless rate hits 10.1 percent

VPD investigates another apparent murder

Where will Atlanta's water come from?

Wildcats Turner steps up after loss to injured teammate

Will economy increase home-schooling?





 Friday 7/24/2009

ADICA behind on rent

Albany Dixie falls in game one

Albany fire cause still under investigation

Albany Firefighter jobs get overwhelming response

Arrests made in school break-ins

Bishop's Office gets another round of protests

Camilla youth ministry spreads the word

Contractor charged with theft, fraud

Cox is ready to lead Dawgs after Stafford

Five southeastern states start traffic crackdown

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections - Jul 16 - Jul 22, 2009

Grad rate improves, still in 'crisis'

GSW School of Nursing receives grant

Homeowner surprises burglars in progress

It's West Nile season again

MCLB-Albany civilian worker back from Iraq

Minimum wage climbs to $7.25

Next year looks promising for GA peanuts

Police investigate shooting death

Proctor: APD is making headway against gangs

SEC losing control of media days

South Georgia kids get fit with the Marines

Valdosta deaths stun the community

Will teachers be furloughed?




 Saturday 7/25/2009

Arduous Region

Homeward Bound

Swine Flu & West Nile town hall for Albany citizens

2 children cling to life after late night fire




 Sunday 7/26/2009

Farmers in 88 Georgia counties eligible for aid

Perdue announces 3 new transport stimulus projects

What does minimum wage increase mean for consumers?




 Monday 7/27/2009

Albany remembers the 1996 Olympic Park bombing

Bainbridge man arrested as he claims to be Satan

Blackshear says Wildcats will be ready for Horsemen

Bond ruling issued

Break-in spree at Dougherty Middle & High Schools end in arrests

Burned children in Augusta hospital

Calhoun Co. investigates homicide

DCSS tightens hiring procedures

Furloughs loom for state employees

Golf carts OK in Tifton

Hundreds show up for ten Tyson jobs

More ADICA checks under investigation

Posey adjusting to AAA level

Power outages affect local businesses

Sumter deputies charge Florida man with murder

Teenager gunned down in Edison

Thomasville Bombers prepare for playoffs

VSU expects fall enrollment to increase

Whatley: More cuts may be ahead

Wild Adventures' lifeguards deemed golden




 Tuesday 7/28/2009

Albany's millage rate will not increase

Cannon: ADICA board member should stay

Cause of Rafeedie's death unknown

City Commissioners vote for speed bumps

Coal-fired plant controversy continues in Early County

Commissioners choose new library/conference center site

Dairy worker shot and killed in Brooks County

Deputies prepare for school shooting

Edison man arrested in teenagers murder

Homeowner says police wrongly handcuffed him

John Fordham wins Albany Junior Open

Murder suspect caught

Not your average babysitting club

Recovery act will fund Georgia officer salaries

Road rage leads to jail

Schools work to decide how they'll handle furloughs

Sheriff gets more fraud complaints over contractor

Sign ordinance task force to meet next week

Thomasville High summer program geared toward 9th graders

Tracy Rocker visits Southwest Georgia Auburn Club

Two hospitalized after hit-and-run

Two teens arrested for robbery and assault

Wildcats learn from last year's playoff loss

Zer"0" housing permits issued in May or June




 Wednesday 7/29/2009

Authorities search for Alberto Lemus' killers

Buie ousted as downtown manager

DCSS makes furlough decision

Dougherty students won't miss class time

Downtown Manager Don Buie dismissed

Flu stops summer program

GBI agents will take furlough days

Lee schools work out furlough schedules

New Restaurant in Downtown Albany

Randolph Co. controversy draws NAACP's attention

School supplies are tax free

Senior volunteers honored in Albany

South Georgia families deal with deployment

Thieves bust glass with truck, steal ATM machine

Thieves use truck to steal ATM

Two possible Swine Flu outbreaks in Albany area

Wildcats will remain in Albany




 Thursday 7/30/2009

Alvin Young meets with APD

Arrests made in home invasions

Courts brace for more state budget cuts

Dumping pets reports on the rise

Echols County Schools will furlough teachers

Georgia workforce #1 in the nation

Home Depot updates Girls Inc.

Judge finds school officials in contempt

Many students likely to have H1-N1

Pinning Ceremony helps ease the shortage of nurses

Rams ready to start fall camp

Randolph Co. school officials held in contempt

Search continues for Brooks Co. home invasion killers

State Patrol breaks ground on a new post

State troopers will see shift reduction

Swine flu confirmed in at least two youngsters

Troopers to take unpaid time off

United Way distributes school supplies

Valdosta School System won't furlough

Viewpoint: What's the fallout of Buie disaster?

Where is $50K of ATI money?

Woman found fatally shot in Ashburn home




 Friday 7/31/2009

ADICA problems pre-date Buie

Albany club one of the top money raisers

Car buyers hope Cash for Clunkers continues

FBI crime alert warns of Internet scams

Fenn Children still fighting for their lives

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections - Jul 23 - Jul 29, 2009

Food servers want a raise, too

Grandfather thankful for Milwaukee heroes

Handcuffed teacher meets Chief Proctor

Legal roundtable meets in Albany

Mitchell leads Albany Amateur

Moody Youth Program launches boat

Nation's top junior divers are in Moultrie

Old Byne structures make way for SOWEGA

Pecan tree left a gaping hole in the roof

Pic N Save crooks caught on tape

Police: Lock up your lawn equipment

Prank 911 calls lead to arrest

Reed Bingham is doing more with less

State champion Knights have skill but need beef up front

Suspicious death in Ashburn keeps investigators busy

Tift county man shot and killed in front of family members

Wildcats coach says playoffs are win champions have to step up


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