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WALB News 10 Archives, December 2009

Tuesday 12/1/2009
Alapaha Superior Court judge sentenced
Bald eagle released in South Georgia
Bond refinancing, lapsed funding adds to state's bottom line
Bowden announces retirement
Bowden decision coming Tuesday
Cats found dead without visible cause
Child porn pictures found on Blackberry
Christmas a little brighter for an Albany family
Close Mayor's Race in Arlington
Douglas Officers make Meth bust
Fire at Willows Apartments slows traffic
Firefighters give away and install smoke detectors
Firefighters say cigarette caused house fire
Four arrested with counterfeit bills
Governor's Warrant issued for Shanon Buie
Hundreds line up for utility assistance
Large shipment swells H1N1 vaccine inventory
Leadership Albany wants to improve literacy in Albany
Man shot at Dunes Mobile Home Park
Power Force comes with a powerful message
SEC players of the week
Six Yellow Jackets named to All ACC team
Sonny's BBQ and restaurant owner part ways
Special Olympians honored
Teacher to teacher
Teen arrested for Clark Avenue armed robbery
Thieves knock hole in Albany business wall
Two Albany teens arrested for home invasion
Utility officials watch for severe weather
Valdosta State blows out Georgia Southwestern
VSU recognizes World AIDS Day with free HIV testing
WALB's Most Wanted: Eric Germaine Mathis
Wilcox County named Colony Bank team of the week


Wednesday 12/2/2009
ADICA continues to move forward
Children's Advocacy Center receives $10,000
Cotton farmers don't need rain
DCP wants to make bogus bill arrests
Dougherty County Police investigate stolen guns
Flash Foods robbed twice in two months
GBI continues investigation into man's death
Governor announces Certified Work Ready facilities
Heavy rain and wind hit Calhoun county
Hospice patients get in the holiday spirit
Lee body identified
Limited storm damage reported in Albany
Man jumps from vehicle, crashes into water
Martinez fired at UGA
More seasonal, H1N1 flu vaccine available
No change of venue for Buie
Older Americans have tough time during downturn
Santa and his reindeer bring cheer to Albany children
Search underway for new downtown manager
Shooting victim released from hospital
Slight flooding in Valdosta after storm
Small houses can make big power bills
Storm winds wreck Albany shelter
Striving to Thrive
Thieves hit Blakely gas station and dollar store
Tractor thefts foiled by alert officer
Wind & rain topples NW Albany tree
Women come together to network
Woods says he lets family down
Workforce development is top concern among business community



 Thursday 12/3/2009
APD has a new deputy chief from Thomasville
Application process closed for DCSS Superintendent
Emergencies happen in all languages
Forester jobs coming open
Former mayoral candidate charged with forgery
Fourth woman in Valdosta's history will serve on City Council
GA DOT announces road work on US 19, GA 300, I-75
GAE invited state leaders to talk education
Got any buried treasure?
Huge crowd expected at parade
Isakson dismayed over Senate rejection of amendment
Lowndes Co. Commission expansion denied
Lowndes deputies make drug arrests
NICU nurse's patients are now co-workers
Octogenarian Marine receives honors
Police search for suspects in home invasion
Recent rains cause problems for farmers
State reps. respond to Richardson resignation
Surveillance cameras help law officers solve crimes
Top gang leader sentenced to 40 years
Two players in Buie case plead guilty
Two teens arrested for store burglary
Washington and Brown enter guilty pleas
Woman comes face-to-face with car thief



Friday 12/4/2009
$1.4 million in stimulus funds will train Georgia workers
4,420 animals put to sleep in 2009
ADICA Board member given chance to appear before Grand Jury
Athletes take part in Special Olympics
Convenience store thieves break through wall
Drivers beware: deer will destroy vehicles
Execution date set for Stocking Strangler
Food for Thought Restaurant Inspections Albany Nov 18 – Dec 2, 2009
H1N1 virus could make your computer sick
HIV awareness in Dougherty County
Man distraught over lost job, takes his own life
P&G sees a future in Albany
Reed Bingham hosts Christmas parade on water
Rivers and creeks swell with rain, but no flooding
Shop and relax offer for Albany stay
South Georgia land values plummet
Tifton bank robbed, suspect caught
WALB viewers help Police arrest suspect
Young moms focus on finishing school




Saturday 12/5/2009
Close call for three drivers
Dancing their way to the top
HealthWorks kicked off 2009 Jingle Bell Jog
"My Brother's Keeper" served hundreds in Albany
Pack of howling hounds raced through Lee County
Town honors first fallen marine from Iraq war



Sunday 12/6/2009
Double murder-suicide reported in Decatur Co.
Students hunt for paranormal activity


Monday 12/7/2009
Arson charges against minister dropped
Arson charges dropped against Pastor during trial
Candidate wants to help small businesses
Cordele man arrested for Dougherty County robbery
Domestic turns to road rage on Ledo Road
Family in Crisis, disabled adults have funding cut
GA flu cases dip from widespread to regional
Genetics symposium at Albany High
Governor announces $8 million in OneGeorgia Awards
Group wants to build Hindu Temple in Albany
Investigator named Top Cop
It's the busy season for Valdosta burglars
Man falls 40 feet in Lee County
Murder victim's Mother says her daughter was tricked
Petition launched in support of Palmyra deliveries
Robert Cross students promise to graduate
Schools brace for more potential funding cuts
Shooting injures man decorating home for Christmas
South Georgia domestic violence cases skyrocket at Christmas
Teen plunges to his death in Lee County fall
Update: Crews work to rescue workers from water tower
Utility workers rescued after scary fall


Tuesday 12/8/2009
Albany church celebrates dismissal of arson charges
Albany leaders plan to light up the streets
Albany Tech and Flint River Habitat form home partnership
Albany/Dougherty County one step closer to consolidation
ASU hosts housing forum
Atkinson Co. man found dead
Buie's wife accepts plea
Camera reported stolen at APD headquarters
City manager defends new APD Captain's past
City takes care of its employees
City workers will get bonuses
Civil Rights Institute has a new director
Climax Mayor in hospital after car crash
Consolidation takes another step forward
D.A. office employees donate Christmas gifts
Exchange Club gives for needy kids
Food drive to help families in need
GA Secretary of State stops in Albany
Georgia Watch names Williams Legislator of the Year
GSW's Rawls named Peach Belt player of the week
Health District offers H1-N1 vaccine to everyone
Luncheon recognizes volunteers
Man arrested for Albany murder
Movie theater renovation meant to help grow Colquitt tourism
Murder suspect arrested in victim's home
Procter & Gamble chairman to retire in January
Reward offered for information on Atkinson Co. man's killer
Shanon Buie pleads guilty
Sign ordinance loosens
Small business given nudge to create jobs
The FBI announces Community Leadership Award
Tifton bank robbery suspect denied bond
Two Albany Civilian Marines head to Kuwait
Valdosta State suffers first defeat
Water tower accident under investigation
Wilcox County looks to make history


Wednesday 12/9/2009
Albany homes flooded with raw sewage
Arrest made in Atkinson Co. Murder
Atkinson Co. man was beaten to death
Baconton Charter School has growing pains
Broken track stops train
Buie waives second arraignment
Bus tour to bring potential developers to Albany
Celebrity quail hunt continues
Cessna closing three Columbus plants
City of Damascus left without water
Co-ed murdered in Statesboro
Crisp County dedicates new courthouse
Flint levels high, but no danger of flooding
Girls hurt after falling from car
Hawkinsville man missing (Update)
Help give Marines a happy holiday
Jimmy Carter's grandson eyes state senate seat 
Man arrested for Blakely robbery
Men arrested for attempted railroad theft
Murder suspect makes first appearance
Owe child support? Pay up!
PCA officials seek insurance to pay legal fees
Police share advice to prevent car thefts
Principal pleads guilty to altering test answers
Thomas Humane Society prepares for Victorian Christmas 
Wire burning case turned over to APD




Thursday 12/10/2009
100 students receive new Nike shoes
381 accepted degrees at Darton College
41 receive pink slips at MCLB
ACF Stakeholders meet in Albany
Airport's #2 appeals dismissal
Albany church plans huge food giveaway
Albany Community Hospice To Host "Lights of Hope"
American Legion donates toys and care packages
APD begins new Hispanic initiative to curb crime
Braves send Soriano to Tampa Bay
Buie attorney says no plea deal in works
Chehaw makes Santa available
Dining gets a boost at Palmyra
GSW receives grant from Governor's Office of Highway Safety
New building method saves money
New circuit breakers are safer
Nothing smells like a real tree
Pastor leads by example
Public Works explains sewage disaster
Pump failure left city taps dry
Retired pro-basketball player gives NBA new meaning
Robins gets Joint Cargo Mission
Santa hears sadness from kids this year
Seniors get assistance with Medicare Part D plans
Tifton students and teachers 'Pay it Forward'
Time to check new tax changes
Trash collection site burns
Valdosta Hardee's robbed at gunpoint
Victorian Christmas in Thomasville brings in thousands of people
Worth County man brings Christmas spirit to neighborhood



Friday 12/11/2009
300 cut from MCLB Maintenance Center
Albany leaders want to end cycle of poverty
Albany Restaurant Inspections Nov 19 – Dec 9, 2009
City leaders say rules are rules
Crash teaches the dangers of texting behind the wheel
Darton's Gilbert named NJCAA co-player of the week
Georgia's Butler wins Ray Guy Award
Get your own Humane Society ornament
Johnson named finalist for Liberty Mutual Coach of year
Kids learn the real reason for the season
Lady Blazers fall to CSU in OT
Mark Stoops hired at FSU
MCLB Albany nears settlement with African American job applicants
MCLB lights Christmas tree near base housing
Salvation Army needs your help
Space Heater ruins family's home
Terrell Commissioners asks POST to investigate Sheriff
Trees for Troops help Georgia families
Ty Ty armed robbery
Valdosta Tech breaks ground on college fountain
Valdosta wants to redevelop Five Points Shopping Center
Veolia Environmental fire's cause undetermined
Whooping cranes passing through southwest Georgia
Wilson resigns at Americus-Sumter
Zenon named Orthopaedic Associates player of the year



Saturday 12/12/2009
Atlanta Falcons DT Babineaux arrested
Cuthbert Police: Uncle fatally shoots nephew, injures another
Group holds free HIV screening
Ingram wins Heisman
Lee County All Stars hoping for state championship
Wilcox County wins state championship
Woods taking leave from professional golf


Sunday 12/13/2009

Crisp Homes and Roads Flooded

Thieves break into cars in Walmart parking lot

Vince Dooley visits Valdosta



Monday 12/14/2009

100's Evacuated from Hudson Malone Towers

26 years of lights of love at Phoebe

Adel man shot at Fort Hood visits his hometown

ADICA board member resigns

Albany leaders meet with state delegation

Another victim discovered in child rape case

Busy day at the post office

Close to 100 evacuated from housing complex

Family makes a plea to public for closure

Group to start charter school in Southwest Georgia

Honor a loved one at South Georgia Medical Center

Jury selection begin in Buie trial as Woods reaches agreement

Lt. Gov visits Lee County

McKenna up for National Award

MCLB buys landfill gas as energy source

Residents keep eye on Kinchafoonee Creek

Street flooding in Sumter County

Valdosta tanning salon robbed at gunpoint


Tuesday 12/15/2009
Adel convenience store owner murdered
Blakely store robbed Sunday night


Caught on tape: Victim shoots armed robbers


City moves consolidation charter forward
Congressman Kingston announces service academy nominees
Darton cancels women's basketball game
Evangelist dies at age 91
Expert says Albany judge's ruling was wrong
Ga. convicts sue seeking attorneys for appeals
GBI works Adel murder, robbery
Georgia's economy will still struggle in 2010
Governors talk water
Heavy rains deluge Sumter County
Hudson Malone fire started in kitchen
Investigators probe Deal ethics complaint
Joy Court residents nervously watch holding pond
Jury seated in Buie trial, courtroom finally opened
Kinchafoonee nearly four feet above flood stage
Lee County law enforcement helps foster kids
Most residents will return to Hudson-Malone Tower
Report finds Ga. student debt low
Robber shoots two in Adel
Time to pay your property taxes
WALB viewers help Feed the Hungry



Wednesday 12/16/2009
AAA says South Atlantic travel forecast down 4.7%
APD detective in car crash
Blue ribbon brings celebration to Alice Coachman
Body found in Colquitt barn Identified
Body of missing woman discovered in Terrell County
Brooks Co. family wants to stay warm
Buie trial phase begins
Buie trial testimony begins
Calls increase to United Way's 211
County won't give input on consolidation charter
County won't move charter forward
DA: Store owner justified in shooting robbers
Dawson Police on lookout for missing woman
Elderly Valdosta man is missing
Flint is high, shouldn't flood
Grady Sheriffs make meth bust
Guns destroyed by Sheriff's Investigators
Hindu temple gets the go-ahead
Hudson Malone cleanup continues
Kinchafoonee crests at 18.6
Kingston announces $300,000 for Berrien industrial park
Kingston secures funding for streetscape improvements
Mega Millions ‘jingles' with $140M jackpot
Missing 12-year-old found safe (Update)
Missing Dawson woman found dead
Some Albany residents opposed to church's move
Some move back into Hudson Malone Towers
Study: Georgia dropouts cost almost $5 Billion
Water from Muckalee creeps into Lee subdivision
Zoning change for Hindu Temple approved



Thursday 12/17/2009

Auburn gets extra tickets for Outback Bowl

Buie's wife testifies, she never rented equipment

Church serves 650 people

Clearing way for new Fordtown dealership owner


Company started in Albany doing multi-million dollar business

D.O.T. announces road work in several counties

Hudson Malone fire was great training

Toys for Tots gearing up for deliveries

Troopers want to keep impaired drivers off the roads




Friday 12/18/2009

APD employees thanked for job well done

Christmas tree sales slow this year

Damascus gets state grant for pump station repairs

Fallen tree causes fatal crash

Fire guts Lee County home

Insurance premium hike for Lee County employees

Man murdered on Colquitt Co. farm

Murder victim's family offers reward

Prosecution prepares to rest, Buie's defense gears up

Rain causes creek levels to recede slowly

Tomberlin hired at Effingham County

WALB Sales staff brings holiday cheer




Saturday 12/19/2009

Church hosts big food giveaway

Kids shop with a cop

Man charged with murder of Colquitt County man

Murder suspect now in the Colquitt Co. Jail

Project Care donates to dozens

WWE delivers smackdown in Albany



Sunday 12/20/2009

Family cleans up flood mess

Local hunter missing, rescuers fear worst

New business headed to downtown Albany

Super Saturday last minute shoppers



Monday 12/21/2009


Albany city employee lights up the night

Apalachicola River search for hunter continues

Big sacrifice from little Albany girl

Both State and Defense rests in Buie trial

Brave burglary victim helps officers capture crooks

Hatcher hired at Murray State

Jury to be charged in Buie case

Kids shop for gifts with deputies

Local author visits kids in hospital

Moultrie food giveaway draws crowd of hundreds

Officers Tase ax-wielding man

Palmyra Medical Center says families need a choice

Remember toy safety when last minute shopping

Search resumes for missing hunter on Lake Seminole

Seniors celebrate Christmas with Grandparents Day

Shoppers find good deals at Goodwill

Superintendent search moves forward

The big guy visits small patients at Phoebe

UPS projects busiest day of 2009

Valdosta Salvation Army distributes thousands of toys




Tuesday 12/22/2009

Albany multi-modal transportation project hits a bump

Albany State's Ephram named All-American

Buie makes plea deal

Buie reaches deal, will spend a year in jail

Bulldog basketball players recognized

Buyers beware of counterfeit & stolen goods

Chehaw comes alive with Christmas spirit

Couple arrested for drug use with child present

Don Buie's brief history in Albany

Ga. centenarian voter lauded by Obama dies at 107

Georgia to receive grant for broadband mapping, planning

Georgia's largest MLK monument on display

Handel "All In" for governor's race

Holiday travel expected to be down in Georgia

Holidays can be dangerous time for pets

Jurors haven't decided Buie case

Jury gets Buie case

Lowndes Co. authorities investigate another murder

Man's body found in rural Lowndes County

Search continues for missing duck hunter on Lake Seminole

Sheriff's Office helps out at Christmas time

Six Georgia counties certified 'Work Ready'

Traffic safety is top priority for holiday patrol

Unsuccessful third day in search of Albany hunter

Valdosta State beats Barry






Wednesday 12/23/2009
ADICA wants to get rolling again
Albany Police hand out holiday safety tips
Bowden wanted one more year
Braves reach agreement with Glaus
Braves trade Vazquez
City makes progress with Malone tower
Dog Loves to Shop
Flint's swift current traps canoe
GA Job summit hopes to create work
Gillespie hired at Valdosta
Gillespie top candidate at Valdosta High
Holiday meals could be trouble in the kitchen
John Slappey's brother thanks community for support
Lee County softball players honored
Metro Albany's unemployment rate declines to 10.2%
Perdue questions if health insurance deal is constitutional
Sweet new business at the Albany Mall
Two teens charged in east side burglary
Vick wins courage award





Thursday 12/24/2009
Christmas show electrifies neighborhood
Christmas show electrifies neighborhood
Christmas Tradition Neighborhood Luminaries
Civic Center numbers up for '09
Community feeds the hungry
Former employees file suit against Sheriff
Health officials urge holiday food safety
Krystal employees sing for customers
Local officials give back to community
Road trip safety tips
Search continues for missing woman
Shoppers snag list minute gifts


 Friday (Christmas) No news


Saturday 12/26/2009
After Christmas returns & sales
Albany youth receives Disney mini-grant
Georgia makes final preparations for Texas A&M
Hunter still missing on Lake Seminole
No sign of missing elderly woman
Suspects fought and fired at two people
Urban Meyer changes mind



Monday 12/28/2009

2009 can't end soon enough
60 year old joins Peace Corps
Cadaver dogs join in search for missing Lee County woman
Divers join search for missing woman
Fewer fa , , , talities on Georgia roads than predicted for holiday
Get back on track after the holidays
Hudson Malone still not 100%
Leesburg native inducted into hall of fame
More items recovered on Apalachicola River in search of Slappey
Security checks welcome at Albany's airport
Sheriff's investigator deploys to Iraq


South Georgia man murdered has been identified
'Super Speeder Law' is going into effect
YMCA offers opportunity to shed those pounds



Tuesday 12/29/2009
Be careful with heaters

Candidates interview for superintendent

Check your Tylenol

Child struck in Dawson

City council meeting ends with member behind bars

Community meeting to tackle crime

Don't toss that Booster Seat

Dougherty Co. will pick up trees

Five Ga. banks added as 'needing to improve'

Four suspects arrested in connection with Douglas murder

Georgia considers vast gun changes

Georgia S.C.L.C. President downplays organization injunction

Georgia VoteSafe gets OK

Insurance Company assets auctioned

It's prime theft time

Police search for man in murder case

Recycle your Christmas Trees in Valdosta

Salvation Army very happy with campaign contributions

Search continues for Slappey

Son charged with killing dad

Speed limit increases in Poulan

Still no sign of missing woman

Sylvester man recovers after meth explosion

Thousands of acres donated to conservation

Time to plant trees

Valdosta man in jail for killing elderly father

Viewer turns in wanted man



Wednesday 12/30/2009
Admissions exemptions benefit athletes
Albany business donates services to less fortunate
Albany climbing out of recession
Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau - Experience Albany!
Albany motel guest robbed
Albany woman indicted in connection with child rape
Arlington city clerk comments on Southeastern U.S. Insurance
Damascus Mayor Pro-Tem arrested for fighting at meeting
Dawson child dies after being struckDon't 'burn' in the new year!

Dougherty Sheriff's Employees of the Year named
DUI costs drain wallets
GSP chopper called on for search
Humane Society hopes to open clinic in 2010
Kidney walk raises awareness about need for donors
Lady Blazers suffer third straight loss
Lady Rams tip-off at home, finally
Proposed gun law changes spark debate
Should teachers keep supplements?
Stimulus money funds affordable housing
Texas Tech fires football coach Leach
Tifton preps to lose
Valdosta reflects on a deadly year
Valdosta State Lady Blazers off to a slow start
VoteSafe law will help battered women


Thursday 12/31/2009
After 9/10 of a century, she's still rolling
Arrested councilwoman: "Wrongly accused!"
Berrien man charged with rape
Blazers spoil ASU home opener
Church to feed hungry at midnight
Dead child's identity still unknown
Don't drink and drive New Year's
Georgia Ranked as most religious state
Holidays bring extra police presence
Holt leads Darton into region play
It's the busiest day of the year for non-profits
Orthodontists help out local school system
Robbers pull guns on convenience store clerk
Sales brisk at package stores



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