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WALB News 10 Archives: September, 2009



 Tuesday 9/1/2009

3 Crisp Co. women charged for defrauding HUD

8-year-old killed in tragic crash Tuesday night

ADICA Ethics rules defined

Air conditioner thieves strike non-profits again

Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau - Vacation Albany

Albany Police search for armed robber

Albany Word Processing Services

Break-ins worrying neighbors in Albany's Eagle Trace Subdivision

DCSS hires new Human Resource Director

DCSS moves forward with Superintendent search

Groups rally for and against health insurance reform

Isakson talks health care and the economy

Isakson talks healthcare, ag issues

Knife wielding woman chases man

Senator Isakson visits local elementary school

Supplements changed for Dougherty County school employees

Thomas County Central prepares for Cairo

Thomasville named Colony Bank team of the week

Will Wildcats stay in Albany?




 Wednesday 9/2/2009

8-year-old dies when tractor and SUV collide

ADICA board member to repay $50,000 grant

ADICA board members in cleanup mode

Albany State offense looks to improve in game two

ASU works to prevent H1N1 on campus

Car crash injures Albany woman

Cars go missing from Albany driveways

Challenge to Georgia new sex law

Clothes dryer may have caused Albany fire

Crowds line up for flu shots

Food Bank Gets New Truck

Future of SG Wildcats remains in question

GBI furloughs worry the agencies they serve

Georgia justices to be furloughed

Giants call up Posey

H1N1 signs may be popping up at area businesses

High School Football Scores, Week 1 - Aug. 28, 2009

Investigation into community service sentences underway

More than just education is lost with school dropouts

Motion filed to unseat Randolph School Chief

Plane broke up in mid-air

Preparing for an Emergency

Stolen military property listed for sale on Internet

Sumter elections case sent to the Attorney General's office

Tift Regional Medical Center opens up flu clinic

Time to roll up your sleeve for a flu shot

Woman gets wise to scam check offer



 Thursday 9/3/2009

Alexander Johnson eyes NBA return in Utah

Autopsy reveals football player's cause of death

Cairo theft arrest linked to other burglaries

Car-crusher to take extra precautions

Dollar Square owner wants to stay

DOT seeks public comment on state transportation plan

Farmers Almanac goes on sale September 8th

Fire destroys Hobson Street home

Hands Across the Border returns

Hands on Thomas County needs your hands

Help for California firefighters is on the way

Marijuana operation found in Lumpkin home

Mary Louise Tanner Yarborough

Pizza delivery driver robbed in Valdosta

Raising awareness about lyme disease

Riverquarium's hope for big crowds at 5th anniversary bash

Robert's College Football Picks

Should ADICA board be removed?

Son of Ol' Blue Eyes is coming to Albany

Studl says he wants to start football team

Terrell Commissioners ask DA to investigate Sheriff

Terrell Courthouse is ready to serve

Terrell jail still isn't ready

Valdosta firefighters to host boot drive

Westover quarterback takes player of the week honors





 Friday 9/4/2009

1,000 flags to fly at the Albany Mall

Airport official arrested for theft

Albany area older worker of the year

Albany attorney appointed to Judicial Nominating Commission

Albany man gets 20 years for manslaughter

Arthur K. wants to run again, but can he?

COPY-WDAM / RT Jones Golf Contest Official Promotion Rules - TEMPLATE

Dougherty Rotary hits the books, encouraging students to read

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections August 27 - September 2, 2009

Former Southland pitcher part of minor league no-hitter

Georgia law enforcement expect heavy holiday traffic

Historic theater could be yours

Hospitals continue to watch H1-N1

I-Care helps develop character

Investigators warn about Craigslist scam

More out of work people are ending up homeless

New Steakhouse to open in Albany

Police warn of new burglary method after Bookstore smash 'n' grab

Qualifying for city commission posts ends

Ray City FD honors NYFD

School board superintendent ignores firing

Skaters are raising money to build skate park

So. GA firemen get special training

The growing pains of online classes




 Saturday 9/5/2009

Albany State blows out Kentucky State

Dove season kicks off fall hunting in Georgia

Flint RiverQuarium celebrates five year anniversary

Plans underway to commemorate September 11th 2001

The Home Depot hosts how-to clinics for kids




 Sunday 9/6/2009

GSP predicts 18 labor day holiday traffic deaths

More guns stolen from Albany home

Pastor pedals 700 miles for local charities


 Monday 9/7/2009

Copper thieves continue to target AC Units

Fiery explosion on Lake Blackshear

Johnson thriving at receiver

Labor Day fun in southwest Georgia

Statewide search for two Ben Hill county jail escapees

Sturdivant out for season

Swim with the fish at Flint RiverQuarium

Tyler Community College shocks Darton

Woman becomes a theft victim at church




Tuesday  9/8/2009

AHS sees Obama on Internet

Albany's Mitchell ready to tee it up with UGA golf team

Another car stolen, crushed

APD graduates two dozen citizen cops

Austin Scott campaigns in Sylvester

Bainbridge College announces British study opportunity

CDC offers new guidelines for flu antiviral drugs

Craig Johnson murder trial to begin

Escape blamed on lack of security

Fed: consumers cut debt by record $21.6B in July

For some students Obama speech delayed

GA farmers need more water

Got the 311?

Locking doors can stop car theft

Lowndes schools participate in President's broadcast

Man shot, wife tied up in Lowndes Co. home invasion

Robbery captured by camera

SIAC honors Rams football trio

South Ga. highway reopens after train derailment

Two more charged in Cordele killings




 Wednesday 9/9/2009

9-11 Service held a day early in Thomasville

Air traffic control students get live training

Another football league may come to Albany

APD Officer receives first responder purple heart

Are you ready for some football?

Ben Hill escapee caught

Burger disagreement ends with arrest

CDC will no longer track H1-N1 cases

Community organizes benefit for paralyzed man

Consolidation 'listening session' scheduled

Doctors watched President's address closely

Dog owner is angry his dog was put down

Dougherty Co. Taxpayers Assn. backs two candidates

Flu shot cheaper and available earlier

Good energy day studies social network marketing

Good news on gas prices

Irwin County win at Clinch is big boost for Indians

One down, one to go in manhunt

Pub gets geared up for football

Read all about it... at the new library

Seventh arrest made in Richardson death case

SWGA Food Bank tells agencies 'thank you' with banquet

Valdosta bank robber arrested

WALB viewer helps land escaped inmate back in jail




 Thursday 9/10/2009

Bainbridge golfer now college coach

Broad Avenue bridge will be replaced

DOT says no to Highway 133, yes to Leesburg bypass

Georgia peanut industry donates 28,000 jars of peanut butter to food banks

Hit trucker charged with jay-walking

Lowndes High hosts 9-11 service

Man leads deputies on high-speed chase

Marines get a look at new base housing

MCLB-Albany is going strong and growing

Mike Keowen hopes to unseat U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop

Pedestrian struck near Marine Base

Springhill Road bridge project is a go

Tech schools will merge next year

Thomasville's street paving gets a boost

Tifton couple, pets rescued from boat off Conn. shore

United Way hopes to make last year's goal

Valdosta Technical College is changing names

Wildcats sign up for remodeled AF2 in 2010

Women arrested for "smurfing"





 Friday 9/11/2009

'Cedric' headlines Albany Civic Center

Blazers ready for conference opener

Counties join worker improvement initiative

Crash on Flemming Road leads to gate changes at MCLB

Do you remember 9/11?

Dope distribution center busted

Dougherty back takes home player of week honors

Emergency responders reflect on 911

First responders in Lee County remember 9-11

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Sep. 3 - Sep. 9, 2009

Former Clinch judge pleads guilty

Goodwill shoplifting investigation

Jury selection in Lee murder case starts Monday

Lady Cavs bounce back with win over SGC

MillerCoors employees volunteer for water stewardship month

Play golf where the pros play!

POW/MIA ceremony held at MCLB

Robert's High School Picks

Suspect lead chase through 3 counties at 100 mph

Sylvester Police make arrest in cold case

Valdosta hosts 9/11 Memorial Service

Valdosta Tech receives grant for online training

Worth Co. students receive food



 Saturday 9/12/2009

Darton receives funding for retrofit projects

GA revenue down in August

Albany church fire

Archery season begins in GA



 Sunday 9/13/2009

Albany State improves to 3-0

Valdosta State beats Southern Arkansas

South Ga. WWII Veteran turns 95-years-old

Leary Church holds dedication service at new building

Sylvester woman claims to have fallen victim to scam

Boys club pays visit to nursing home for Grandparents Day




 Monday  9/14/2009

Albany attorney remembers Jody Powell

Albany industry fire shuts down plant for day

Albany woman stabs attacker

Cairo man arrested for forcing sex on a teenager

Child molestation trial underway

Civilian leaves Albany for Iraq

College Football Kickoff Times for Sept.26th

Construction begins on Springhill Road in Thomasville

Cook County bridge still in need of repair

Dougherty School System could join TAD efforts

First West Nile case of the year confirmed

Former Carter press secretary Jody Powell dies

Georgia Southwestern leads Darton tourney

Georgia works program creates jobs in Albany

Is Arthur qualified to run?

Judge's former employee pleads guilty to theft

Lee Co. murder trial underway

Lee County Courthouse security may need tightening

Memorial service planned for national Hero canine

Pimp & Prostitute Expose Brooklyn ACORN Offices

Police reveal seventh murder in Valdosta

The dairy dilemma

Triple Crown Media files for bankruptcy protection

Warning issued about unlicensed contractors

Will city votes be counted twice?




 Wednesday 9/16/2009

Another copper theft reported

Another sign of growth in Lee County

APD wants your help in BGD battle

Arthur Williams candidacy challenged

Attorney surrenders on felony charge

Body found in Flint River may solve Albany missing person case

Body found in the Flint river this afternoon

Bond set for ASU professor

Challenges filed in Ward 3 race

DA says Professor charged because of control over students

Darton soccer posts road wins

EDC board discuss plans for Cooper Tire and Industrial Park

Former Darton player hired at Auburn

Former Gulf War POW tells his story

GBI ID's burned body

Horses have healing power

Monroe back earns player of the week honors

Palmyra resumes helicopter transport

Rams volleyball ready to host SIAC crossover

Reporting power outages made easier, with quicker response

SWGTC awarded money to become energy efficient

Thirsty thieves purloin brew

Three Marines Return from Iraq

Valdosta biomass plant fueled by wastewater

Wildcats future still unknown



 Thursday 9/17/2009

Albany Tech passes enrollment milestone

APD works Bypass wreck, investigates stabbing

Child support payments are changing

Closing statements expected Friday in molestation case

Convincing voters won't be easy

Cook Co. inmate escapes, manhunt underway

Credit is risky business in GA

DCP retraces steps of man found in Flint

Feds look into Cracker Barrel incident

Fingerprint evidence heard in Johnson trial Thursday

Georgia senators take aim at ACORN

Georgia will not do business with ACORN

Grady voters continue education tax

Highway 133 project isn't dead yet

Humane Society honors "Hero"

Inmate escapes from Cook County jail

Lee sheriff unveils new website

School intruder claims to be "Overseer of Jesus"

Stabbing in East Albany

Thomasville hopes to eliminate property tax

Valdosta man gets unique home

Viewpoint: Local government doesn't know business




 Friday 9/18/2009

Albany State volleyball off to good start

Buie probe report forthcoming

Cedar Avenue arson fire investigated

Copper theft suspects arrested

Emergency plan effective in bizarre school incident

Everett headed to hall of fame

Fewer people flying the friendly skies

Flu vaccine is scarce

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Sept. 10 - 16, 2009

Guilty verdict in child molestation trial

Judge approves $6 million bond, city shares ideas on downtown redevelopment

Lee murder trial continues next week

Man arrested with 90 bags of cocaine in his pants

Man found in River Slashed and Stabbed

Moody AFB remembers those captured and missing

National Guard gets local support

No evidence of thefts at airport

No theft found at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport

Notorious ATM bandits strike again

Pastor robbed at gunpoint in Mitchell County

"Pedaling Pastor" finishes 700-mile bike ride Saturday

Professor had criminal history

Rams staying busy on open week

Rhythm & Ribs BBQ kicks off in Tifton

Room dedicated to long time patient

So. Georgia Wildcats future still cloudy

Stopping crime on the links

The court approves $6 million bond, city plants to revive downtown

The drought is over...for now

Thomas Co. ATM theft follows previous M-O

Vaught to be Fire Department "Poster child"

VSU co-ed's T-shirt draws national attention

Where is tort reform?




 Saturday 9/19/2009

Albany Chamber's gift to soldiers fighting in harms way

Buster Posey records first big league hit

Community pulls together to help boy fighting cancer

Darton Cross Country Invite Results

Food Bank of Southwest Georgia food giveaway

Forced robbery leaves one man injured, suspects on the loose

Girl Scouts tee off on Georgia Girls Golf Day

Recycling program collects thousands of electronics

Town hall on Albany-Dougherty consolidation

Town Hall to tackle healthcare and more

Valdosta State upset on road

Verizon Wireless service problems fixed



 Sunday 9/20/2009

Family reacts to one-year-old-girl who died in house fire

Ga. man faces trial for 6-year-old boy's killing

Gas prices are edging lower

People enjoy last weekend of summer

Toddler dies from burn injuries

Toddler dies from burn injuries in house explosion




 Monday 9/21/2009

Albany man found guilty on all counts in brutal murder

Another consolidation listening session scheduled

APD Patrol car victim of gas theft

Both Pike and Williams can run for commission seat

Both Williams and Pike can officially run for Ward 3

Circus Comes to Town!

Copper theft suspect surrenders to Deputies

FSU baseball team loses Jack Posey for 2010 season

Georgia man reacts to flash flood dangers

Haggines death investigation continues

Jury convicts man of brutal Lee County murder

Lowndes Co. convenience store robbed at gunpoint

Man reflects on Atlanta floods and 1994 destruction in Lee, ,, , , , ,, , , , , ,, , , , , Co.

Mayor designates Job Corps Day

More troops needed in Afghanistan

Moody takes over Airman theft case

No. Ga. rain shouldn't cause problems here

Principals important in keeping teachers

South Georgia firefighters train for ethanol fires

Store, sheriff take added ATM measures

Thomasville city council bans private burials

Thomasville woman killed in traffic fatality

Tift County gets money to replace bridge

Valdosta man dies after crashing into tree



 Tuesday 9/22/2009

ADICA wants Dollar Square out

Albany churches expand beyond the sanctuary

Albany State gears up for homecoming

Albany State ready for Benedict and homecoming

Believe it, ATM thieves strike again

Contractor protests city of Albany construction bid

Crawford Drive fire is arson

Dollar Square owner evicted, order to pay up

Don't forget about coupons!

Dooly Co. flooding prompts evacuations, washes out road

Farmers: Best pumpkin crop in a decade

Father's Kitchen hit by burglars

Faulty gas gauge blamed for false alarm

Firefighters get special training

Knights defense scoreless streak on the line Friday

Lady Cavs win first place showdown

Lee Code Enforcement Officer asking to be armed

Lee may get new boat ramp

Loophole allows tax debtors to run for office

Lowndes High uses posters for H1N1 education

Marine returns home to Albany

McBerry hopes to be Georgia's next Governor

Monroe named Colony Bank team of the week

South Georgia prepared to lend a hand with flooding

Studies say public smoking bans reduce heart attacks

Thomasville under gag order

Vaught has Lap Band surgery

Wreck sends two to hospital




 Wednesday 9/23/2009

Accused killer awaits extradition to Georgia

Albany teen pleads guilty to armed robberies

APD investigates Junebug's gun incident

ASU reviewing pandemic flu plans

Copper theft suspects caught red handed

Cox to retire as Braves manager after next season

Dogs can get a flu vaccine, too

Drug dealers busted in Thomasville

Father's Kitchen getting someone to watch over them

Flint River not expected to cause flooding

Flood waters should stay away from Albany

Job centers turn 45

Law enforcement target unsafe drivers

Moultrie family loses everything in fire

Peanut mold will be expensive for farmers

Poulan man accused of beating female soldier indicted

Shooting in Cuthbert sends one to hospital

State-owned vehicle cuts could save Georgia money

Take care around school buses

Valdosta State ready to kick with womens soccer

Video games have another function

Who needs flood insurance?



 Thursday 9/24/2009

ABAC President gets an award

AF2 will unveil new league next week

Airport closer to new terminal building

Albany firefighters train high above the ground

Arlington food event serves families

Blazers still have plenty to play for against West Alabama

Commissioner Thurmond: Keep the faith, economy will turn around

Cook wins region opener at Albany

Cooper Tire to add 150 jobs in Mississippi

Darton's new Student Center sees milestone

Earlier tax bill to help ease sticker shock

EDC may receive WG&L money

Elderly encouraged to exercise

Food bank kicks off annual drive early

Gang Task Force to consider electronic monitoring

Georgia man charged with conspiracy to kill family

Georgia military college takes top honor

Historic Tift Hall gets new life

Metro Albany's August unemployment rate declines to 10%

More than 1,000 show up for food giveaway

Officers conduct water rescue training

Randolph Co. superintendent won't leave

Sims and Underwood to face charges in Colquitt County

Surviving flash flooding in your car

Taxpayers endorse ward 5 commission candidate

Taxpayers group meets to talk politics

Unadilla man dies while helping flood victims

Viewpoint: Did Judge Blitch get off too easy?

Waste water discharges will mean fines

WG&L has big $$$ projects on the horizon

Zenon runs and tackles his way to player of week honors




 Friday 9/25/2009

AHA employee arrested for molestation

Band director arrested at football game

Bank tellers thwart attempted robbery in Leary

Blue Bell for Blue Ribbon!

Cook County jail escapee caught

Eyewitnesses recount what caused fatal crash on Highway 19

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Sep. 15 - 23, 2009

Health care town hall meeting held Monday

Help needed in river death case

Here we go again, ATM thieves target IGA store

Housing Authority employee charged in child molestation

Insurance agents field in calls for flood insurance requests

Jimmy Carter to celebrate 85 years of life

Moody Airmen arrested for dealing drugs

More businesses promised at Forrester and Highway 19

Palmyra implements Pastoral Program

Pecan harvesting begins in Lowndes County

Pedestrian struck by pickup in Lee Co. dies

People flock to Albany State for Homecoming

Plains welcomes all to Peanut Fest

River gauges will be installed in Lowndes County

State parks offer free visits

Still no arrests in Cuthbert shooting

Thomas County jail could get added security

Tifton gears up for Truck and Tractor Pull

Tifton golf cart crackdown

Woman sentenced for boyfriend's murder



 Saturday 9/26/2009

ASU alumni came back to school

Chase ends with crash and bloodshed

Family holds memorial for daughter who died in fire

Kids enjoy family day, activities at Tift Park

Stabbing sends one man to hospital

Valdosta State dominates West Alabama



 Sunday  9/27/2009

Albany gang unit investigates brawl at civic center

Albany State crushes Benedict

Albany volunteers will help flood victims

ASU homecoming boosts business in Albany

Horse whispering saves lives

Struggle with a Baker Co. deputy led to gunfire

Work Ready golden opportunity grants announced




 Monday 9/28/2009

Airport director reacts to airline fees

Baker County man charged with assault on officer

Big break seen in ATM theft investigation

Cairo band director back at work

Chemical spill causes big problem in Thomas Co.

Court strips ordinance against strip clubs

Dougherty County supports non-partisan elections

Fire sweeps through Valdosta home

Flood waters raise e-coli levels in GA rivers

Food bank opens free school supplies store for teachers

GBI says officer shooting justified

Georgia gets $8.8M to help unemployed

Georgians can get tax-free appliances this week

Golden Rams' homecoming bigger than last year

Health care reform continues to ignite emotions

Low gas prices are advantage to Albany drivers

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Metal thefts remain a problem over weekend

New details on unruly crowds at civic center

Officers disciplined for improper conduct

Rams QB honored by SIAC

South Georgia murder convictions upheld

Toxic chemical spill in Thomas County, cleanup underway

Tree falls across power line

Truck recovered in ATM thefts

Wildcats future is still uncertain



 Tuesday 9/29/2009

Adel man's death may be accidental

Albany may miss football boat

Albany Police Chief pledges to improve event planning

Albany should draw more retail development

Albany State not taking Lane lightly

Americorps is looking for new members

Americorps program recruiting new members

Buie report handed over to District Attorney

Decatur marijuana operation busted

Dollar Square is no more in Downtown Albany

Dougherty County schools get recognition from the state

ER nurse speaks about drug/alcohol use

Four lanes to open on Highway 19 in Lee Co.

H1N1 vaccine expected this week

Health District issues Swine Flu guidelines

Homes for sex offenders harder to find

Jolivette indicted on felony charge

Jolivette indictment released

Losing streak ends at Lee County

Man delivers drugs to deputies

Man found dead with gun shot wound

Monroe faces another big game with Peach County

Moultrie Police investigate home invasion

Rewriting the record book

School cop brass says band director was 'bully'

Speeder hits deputy's car in Thomasville

Technology is watching downtown

Toyota announces its largest recall ever

Two elderly brothers killed in house fire

Valdosta State golf takes Flagler tournament

VSU's Nelson makes the New York Times

West Georgia rallies to beat ASU volleyball

Zombies left behind at Wild Adventures




 Wednesday 9/30/2009

$10 million on the way to help the homeless

Burglars smash window, swipe money order machine

Changing Faces serves at-risk young men

Coke plans to add more prominent calorie info

County completes charter review

Darton College creates a culture of conservation

DCSS asks for larger classes

Deer-Vehicle collisions in GA increase 8 percent

Deputies burn marijuana plants

Dougherty County considers small business office

Festival teaches students all about water

Firefighters prepare for more vagrant fires

Judge promises Randolph ruling Friday

Lee County gets win number 20 and Southland falls in region playoff

Math and fun? In the same sentence?

PCA to return to U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Police Chief says Gang Unit making progress

Police: Watch out for phony money orders

Property owners beware-- the demolition train is moving

School board gets outside help

School bus carrying Tift Co. Softball team involved in crash

TEXTING: claimed 6,000 lives last year

Tift High softball team involved in bus crash

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