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WALB News 10 Archives: August, 2009



 Saturday 8/1/2009

Albany boy dies after being badly burned

Inmates stress education to local kids

Mrs. Julia Sloan Holloway

Suspect shot and killed by victim

Wildcats reach end of the road




 Sunday 8/2/2009

Bikers back to school giveaway

Bombers win Great South Championship

Georgia sales tax holiday ends





 Monday 8/3/2009

Adults guilty of texting while driving

ATM thieves subject of Georgia manhunt

Authorities search for A-T-M robbers

Cairo plant sold to foreign owner

Champions crowned at Albany Amateur

Child's death was accidental

Citizens pack Kingston's meeting

Cleve Wester dies at 72

Commission wary of funding ADICA

Crash at Pine and Jefferson ends with SUV on its side

D. A. says shooting was self-defense

Dead man's family disputes D A.'s claim

Dougherty County hosts a National Night Out celebration

Dougherty County principal has a lot to do!

Dougherty football team has high hopes

Faculty and staff gather at ASU

Florida teens make a difference in Albany

Former Coach teaches about scams

Fund set up for Fenn family

Georgia lawmakers to look at consent laws

Horse ride injures Decatur county commissioner

Jury selection begins for Georgia terror suspect

Man runs out of gas during police chase

Man's body recovered from river

MCLB has a friend in D. C.

Officer injured by drunk driver

Parents, teachers and kids attend Open House

Schools gear up for Swine flu

Sinyard renews consolidation talk

State Champion Syrupmakers have rebuilding ahead

Valdosta child hit and killed





 Tuesday 8/4/2009

A night out in Albany and Dougherty County

Albany gang shooting death hurts home value

Albany gas prices are no bargain

Albany Police want man for questioning about gang death

APD supports National Night Out

Cash for Clunkers connects with Georgians

Citizens give input on transportation plan

City of Tifton sells CityNet

City of Valdosta finishes first bike lanes

City wants taxpayer funds recovered

Do you drive a hard bargain?

Dougherty County teachers on the job despite furloughs

Flanders arrested twice this year

Foreclosed properties auctioned

Grady drug arrests are up

Gun sales continue a dramatic upsurge

Insurance company expects to add 50 jobs

Langstaff joins consolidation vote call

Lowndes ready for 2009

More unemployed in Coffee County

New middle school opens in Lowndes County

Police beat women opposing Sudan dress code trial

Terrell County citizens attend Gang Awareness 101

Two more arrests made in July 5 shooting

Valdosta man charged for involvement in death

Volunteer firefighters arrested for arson

Will you finally get to vote on consolidation?




 Thursday 8/6/2009

Academy builds on early success

ADICA board member also received loan from city department

Albany Area Chamber one of the best in the nation

Bishop says U.S. military mission in Iraq is going well

Buie was convicted of federal bank fraud

Business owners give input Albany's sign ordinance

CPSC issues Yamaha warning

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections - Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2009

Four will await charges in Billings case

Gas leak reported on Holly Drive

High-speed Internet comes to rural areas

Home invasion suspect appears in court

Keown files paperwork to challenge Bishop

Lady Trojans looking for more than just trip to Columbus

Let the starting battles begin at Albany State

Mayor says it's time to move on from Buie Controversy

Men rob post office and take off on four-wheeler

Monroe counting on experience to get back to playoffs

More charges filed against south GA contractor

Phony bills passed in Albany

Tri-state water war comes to SW Georgia

Two arrests made in Arlington Post Office robbery

Undercover operation leads to ten arrests in Thomas Co.

Valdosta announces Teacher of the Year

VSU coach wants quick decision on quarterback




 Friday 8/7/2009

Bainbridge's Williams back at linebacker for Georgia

Box inside microwave sparks fire at LCMS

Buie investigation expands and charges are considered

College diving coaches have landed in Moultrie

Don Buie may face criminal charge for lying on job form

Donate clothes for back-to-school drive

Donate to cancer research by eating wings

Donor heart was a perfect match

Dougherty County uses Sheriff's office to check applicants

Health care forum adds seats to accommodate interested

IB program begins at Valdosta High

Marathon's success adds up for Willson Hospice House

More arrests made in July 4 murder

New Lee County coach has brought new attitude to Trojans football

Senate re-cranks ignition on Cash for Clunkers

Small business keeping a close eye on healthcare debate

Southbound Traffic on Liberty Bypass Backed Up

Students start kindergarten, parents "boo-hoo"




 Saturday 8/8/2009

A close call for a crop duster pilot

D'Vontrey Richardson inks with Brewers

First residents arrive at Darton student Apartments

Funeral for 3-year-old burn victim

Georgia Tech ready to deal with hype

Group pedals over 1,000 miles for homeowners in need

Hooters helps prepare kids for school

Pinkins ready to lead Mitchell County

Ronnye Nelson glad to stay at RB

Woman killed in Worth County crash



 Sunday 8/9/2009

Bowden has high hopes for FSU football

Cashier stared down the barrel of a gun

Church helps prepare kids for start of school

CRIME WATCH: Business burglarized & man beaten for cigarette

Elderly man on bicycle hit and killed

Georgia preparing for challenging schedule

Pelham hoping to find success

Smokey Bear celebrates 65th birthday



Monday 8/10/2009
Albany man rescued from burning home

Albany Police officer arrested

Albany Tech faces furloughs

Albany/Dougherty info system moves forward

Bank Transaction Gone Too Far?

Cash for Clunkers is hurting used car dealers

County to spend $27K on river fence

Floodplain building may grow amid drainage spending

Gas prices jump 16 cents

Health District confirms first H1N1 fatality

Hospital locked down over man's gun

Husband charged with killing wife in Lowndes County

Marriages and births decline due to economy

Mother of Albany armed robber dies two days after memorial service

New DCP officer is best among his peers

Police investigate rape and carjacking

Post Office to check residents' needs

Rams new coach making some offensive changes

Search underway for missing Lowndes man

Shooting victim survives

Surveillance video of Albany robbery released

Two men rob Cairo grocery store

Warning about shake and bake Meth

Weekend outing turned into a frightening ordeal




 Tuesday 8/11/2009

Bainbridge man in jail for child molestation

Bus driver arrested for having sex with 14-year-old

Childless Georgia man released from child support

City/County to meet on Consolidation

Dozens show up to Tifton town hall meeting

Fired up for fitness

Governor Perdue takes furlough days

Hundreds gather for SE Bio energy conference

Lady Cavs soccer face big expectations with new faces

Lotto players could win $124 million

Patriots need supporting cast for quarterback

Randolph County school board split

Randolph School Board drama continues

Saxby hosts town hall in Albany

Students arrested and charged for carrying weapons

UGA hopes big play Gamble will improve pass rush

Viewpoint: How do Al Lott's hires stack up?

VSU explores cost-saving measures

Wrongfully jailed man relieved of child support




 Thursday 8/13/2009

Albany police want help finding missing woman

ASU has a huge impact on Albany businesses

Child molestation case concludes

Confirmed Cluster of H1N1 cases in Early Co. School System

Federal grant will help nurse numbers

GA's jobless claims drop, unemployment length rises

H1N1 predicted to spread, school prepares

Huge turnout at Darton College registration

Lowndes men face 17 drug felonies

Monroe impresses in scrimmage win over Albany High

National magazine pays a visit to MCLB

New Sherwood Christian coach looking for linemen

PSC approves 311, but delay looms

Storm drainage will be better

Suspected convenience store robber arrested

Suspected gang leader off the streets

Taxpayers rally to sweep some city leaders out

VSU's Callaway willed his way back from knee injury

Wildcats coaches wondering why they were fired




 Friday 8/14/2009

ASU enrollment poses on-campus housing problems

Base C. O. appreciates MCLB's support

Bold thief strikes APD officer with car

Breakfast benefits Fenn family

City's ugly structure soon to disappear

Doughnut shop hold up foiled

Flu symptoms send many students home

Georgia Southwestern opens new dorms

Good news, bad news for Turner County

Governor Announces $10.3 M in Com. Dev. Grants

Mega Millions drawing is tonight

Mother has emotional encounter with daughter's accused killer

Mt. Zion raises the cross

New fees will soon be added to some credit cards

Protesters make second visit to Bishop's Albany office

St. John's Estates opens for business

Terrell Academy thinking repeat

Terrell County has new cast but bigger goals

Threats made to WALB reporter land man in jail

VSU will take furlough days

Wrongfully jailed man gets life together



 Saturday 8/15/2009

Albany Tech holds community, family and friends day

Another gun stolen from home in Albany

APD gives out free gun locks

Back to school sales down due to economy

Car wash held for Fenn family

Church celebrates 50 years with health fair

Technical college enrollment sets record high



 Sunday 8/16/2009

Albany man finds gator in yard

Albany man robbed at knife point

Claudette could bring substantial rain

Dozens show up for high school dedication

Gospel choir celebrates 20 years

More Americans stuck in credit card debt




 Monday 8/17/2009

200 jobs are coming to Thomasville

ABAC students head back to school

Albany Mall employee robbed at gunpoint

ASU loses another running back for the season

Charities struggle with recession

Consolidation talk to take place

DCP search for driver in weekend chase

Family of missing Georgia woman appeals for her safe return

GBI continues to review ADICA expenditures

Girls Inc. celebrates Committee of 100

MCLB workers deploy to Iraq

Mental health programs are cut

Minister ordered to pay nearly $80,000 in restitution

Murder suspect escapes from jail

Robbery at Albany Mall

Stations fined for gas-gouging

Sumter jail situation still unresolved

Sylvester non-profit wants help from the city

Thomas County Central led by defense

Tifton man found guilty of murder

Tifton to hire more police

Troupe working hard to become weapon for UGA offense

Valdosta updates parking ordinance around VSU

Valdosta will prepare for potential storms

Valdosta, Lowndes keep an eye on the radar

With tropical storm churning is your emergency kit ready?




 Tuesday 8/18/2009

Basketball coach death stuns Calhoun Co.

Bulldogs looking to go deeper in playoffs

Cash for Clunkers benefit Valdosta dealers

Chehaw raises prices

Commission says Lott should do hiring

Commissioners discuss consolidation

Crime victim's plea falls on deaf ears

DCSS finance committee gives nod to TAD

Fitzgerald deputy faces charges

Hospital displays seniors' art

Lakeland man convicted of killing uncle

Lee Co. animals to get shelter

Man robs Best Western at gunpoint

Mayor asks for vote of confidence

Meigs wreck sends several to hospital

Moultrie man kidnapped before he was robbed

Northwest Library Branch relocates

Police still looking for mall robber

PSC OK's Albany 311

Rain damage delays Headstart

School employees may take pay cut

Schools send sick kids home

Thomasville Bulldogs ready for 2009

Valdosta football hopes to get back on top

Young endorses Hodges




 Wednesday 8/19/2009

$170 million up for grabs

3/50 project keeps money local

80% of dealers yet to see money from Cash for Clunkers

ADICA tries to sort out Buie mess

Albany man hangs dog

Albany native had ties to suspected triggerman

Buie's backroom deals revealed

Burglar targets cigarettes

Crooks burglarize parsonage

Darton students debate healthcare

EDC gets recognition for new military zone

Feds urge employer flexibility in swine flu fight

Flint River Pottery

Gucci Mane concert will go on

Hand Trading Company building under major repair

Home invasion in East Albany

Hospital hosts blood drive on Thursday

Lanier Co. Elementary School opens Monday

MCLB sergeant returns from Iraq, Afghanistan

Military zone could spur development

New church aims to make connections

New fire science building at Moultrie Tech

New partnership will measure EDC progress

No quarterback questions at FSU

Not many swine flu cases at DCSS schools... yet

One local company is hiring

Pelham homeowners unhappy about historic district

Some feel Gucci show should go

Study finds substantial rise in female DUI

Thieves escape store-keeper's attempt

Tift County filling holes

When a disaster strikes... they'll be ready



Thursday 8/20/2009

14 year old denied bond in stabbing death

ADICA looks further into Buie deals

Albany man indicted for two home invasion robberies

Authority will purchase 430 acres

Big crowds voice concerns on health care reform

Bishop holds town hall meetings

Congressman Bishop gets an ear full in Bainbridge

Corrections officer collapses during training exercise and dies

Decatur Sheriff's introduces Offender Watch

H1-N1 hotline to help ease crowds

Jobless rate continues to climb

Lake Loretta resident wants city and county funded changes

Monroe High student hit by truck

Non-profit organization offers CRCT help

Officers investigated for misconduct in bar

School board won't go to taxpayers for help

Survey shows mercury contamination in fish

Turning a casino into a garden

Valdosta teen was buried alive




 Friday 8/21/2009

Albany fire ruled arson

APD offers free engraving

Arrest made in Americus fatal shooting

Businesses urged to prepare for H1N1 absences

Children are having sex at younger ages

Citizens create a neighborhood watch team

Early Co. scammers target elderly

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Aug 6 - 19, 2009

Forestry Commission to hire more than 300 temporary workers

GSW enrollment soars over 3000

Knights season off to a rough start

Local caregivers are recognized

Man uses flip-flops to fend off attacking dogs

Million word campaign kicks off

Mom blames bus driver for not seeing note

Moody airmen prepare to deploy

New LOGCOM commander likes Albany

Packers getting defensive

Police recommend alarm systems to fight home invasions

Puppy rescue all in a day's work for firefighters

Rams ready for odd game week

Stimulus money should help Cairo's flooding problems

TJC students get lessons in hard knocks

Two people were killed in car crashes Thursday

Two shot, one killed in Americus gunfight

U.S. 19 Wreck Near Baconton

Valdosta leader does not seek re-election

Valdosta man denied bond

Warrants issued for Rod Jolivette



 Saturday 8/22/2009

Albany firefighter arrested and released on bond

Bainbridge beats Cairo

Dealers pull out of Cash for Clunkers program

Elderly woman was robbed by two men

Hard liquor drink of choice among high school students

Keeping kids from being abducted


 Sunday 8/23/2009

Coffee Rebuilding

Darton College opens new student apartments

Fighter jet stops in Albany

Fitzgerald hoping for region title

GA Forestry Commission seeks opinions about trees

Miller County's new multi-million dollar school

Overnight blaze destroyed mobile home

Police search for Sunday morning shooter



Monday 8/24/2009
Albany Police investigate aggravated child molestation case

Albany Technical exceeds goals for graduation, job placement

Americus-Sumter football hungry for winning season

ASU Volleyball hopes to stay on top in SIAC

ATV crash kills Lee County man

Cougars rebuilding on front lines

Dealers give out last bit of cash for clunks

Donald George Waddell

Dougherty church burglarized

Farmers expect a good fall harvest

Inmate nearly beaten to death in Grady county

Jolivette suspended with pay for arrest

Leaders hear about government consolidation

Lee County graduates them, sends them off to college

Man charged after dog attack

Money troubles vex ethanol operation

Monster melon makes good eatin'

Nearly 100 kids given free school supplies

One killed in Lee County ATV crash

Pawn shops: More customers spending money

Rams offense prepared for anything in season opener

Six arrests made in Americus murder

Thomas county man robbed of his pants in the street

Thomas University named military friendly

Tim Goodin ready to lead Southland

Two Albany men arrested with 11 pounds of pot

Two people killed in separate crashes Friday

Valdosta hospital follows visitation policy strictly



 Tuesday 8/25/2009

Georgia sees drop in SAT scores for third year

Albany police search for suspected gunman

Americus-Sumter Teacher knocked out in fight

Beaten inmate dies in hospital

Blazers not overlooking Newberry

City commissioners vote outside consultants aren't needed

City commissioners want a say in who can perform at Civic Center

Consignment shop offers bargains

Dougherty School Police gather info on gang crime

Georgia Governor candidates met with voters in Bainbridge

Hondas top list of GA's most stolen autos

Hundreds show up for food in Sylvester

Inmate removed from life-support

Jolivette relatives voice support

Man dies after jail beating

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $252 million

Moultrie man charged with arson

Organization hopes to solve mysterious disappearance

Sherwood Christian's season opener canceled due to swine flu

Sylvester woman creates utility rate petition

Thomasville stores fined for selling alcohol to minors

TU enrollment highest in history

Valdosta historic home is moved to Echols County

Vendors lining up for Ag Expo

Walk Georgia offers virtual tour of peach state

Woman chases driver pointing gun at her



 Wednesday 8/26/2009

75-year-old plays lottery for the first time

Albany shooting suspect surrenders to police

Argument over man sends woman to hospital

Attorney Coleman remembers Ted Kennedy

Body found in burning van

Burnt body found inside SUV

Business plan competition kicks off on Thursday

Chamber names small business, non profit of the year

DCSS Supplements tabled

Dr. Whatley gives notice

Energy efficient appliances with tax incentives are recommended

Family searches for Lowndes Co. man

Gang threat elevates security at colleges and schools

Gang violence threat expanded

Girl saves friend from choking

Lee County softball off to solid start

Lee's Esco still in FSU kicking race

Papa John's boss finds Camaro, gives free pizza

Reese works his way onto field for Jackets

Salvation Army is still open and needs your help

SAT scores in Georgia below national average

Tamiflu not for everyone

Three women steal from an elderly man

Ty Ty man shot in the head

U.S. Gov't is spending billions to get you spending too

USDA wants rural houses sold




 Thursday 8/27/2009

Albany State starts season on winning note

Another Prize melon in South Georgia

Attorney General candidate visits Valdosta

Baby tortoises nurtured at state park

Gang 'alert' may have been a ploy

Girl claims injuries inflicted by school officer

Gucci will rap, despite concerns

Hubbard announces re-election run

Lee County Sheriff's Office hosts classes to help protect citizens

MEAG affects WG&L

MEAG credits being used as Cash

No final ride for last day at Cooper

Officers rush to Georgetown to stop riot

Panthers beat Dougherty

Phoebe Putney takes action because of H1-N1

Second body discovered in same Crisp Co. field

Second body found in Crisp Co. field

Sign Code Task Force hosts final meeting about sign ordinance

SW Georgia's July unemployment rate rises to 10.6 percent

The LOCKER ROOM SHOW starts Friday AUG. 28!

USDA official hears Georgia farmers' concerns





87 year old woman waves gun while driving

Arrest made in Cordele murder

Backlash over Phoebe Putney's strict visitation rules

Brooks Co. plane crash kills two

Brothers charged in Crisp Co. double murder

Cordele man killed Thursday night

Cordele Police investigating murder

Fling and a prayer fall warm up

Florida man airlifted after Crisp Co. crash

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Aug. 19 - 26, 2009

Hospital visitation guidelines tighten

Mega Millions jumps to $333 Million

Motorcyclist killed in a crash in Tifton

Plane crash site located

Problem found in power outage

Realty manager arrested for embezzlement

Shooting suspect released from Ga prison in May

South Georgians warn about scam attempts

Time to get your flu vaccine

Two arrests made in Crisp bodies case

WALB's Most Wanted: Franklin Lewis

Watch for profiles of our Terrific 10 throughout the year!





Beauty and the economy

City embarks on projects to spur economic growth

Heavy police presence at Gucci Mane concert

Local apartment complex joins national fight against cancer

The Locker Room Report

Valdosta State falls to Newberry



Albany Museum of Art holds fairy tale fundraiser

Darton soccer wins a pair

Fewer Georgians expected to travel this Labor Day

One dead after Saturday night shooting in Valdosta


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