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WALB News 10 Archives, January 2010

 Friday 1/1/2010
Albany YMCA celebrates 100 years with open house
Church celebrates freedom from slavery
"Fire Safe" Cigarettes hit Georgia
GSP captures fleeing suspect
Gyms gearing up for new members
New Year's Holiday Traffic Count
Police Chief reflects on the murder of his three children
Taxi cab business spikes during New Years holiday



Saturday  1/2/2010
Albany teen robbed at gunpoint
Homeless pack shelter to escape frigid weather
Obama's effigy in Pres. Carter's hometown
Robbery sends two men to jail



Sunday 1/3/2010
Albany Panthers hire new GM
Americus residents: "A big cat is killing our pets"
Darton beats Southern Union
Florida DB Haden declares for NFL draft
Thieves target local church
VSU basketball teams prepare for conference play
Woman stabs man after dispute



Monday 1/4/2010
2010 brings a new Census count
Albany Rescue Mission opens chapel to the cold
Albany will get economic development grant
Armed robber picked wrong victim
Be careful using a space heater
Cat blamed for house fire
Celebrating the history of the old frontier
Church leaders check elderly for cold
Colquitt Co. mobile home burns
County refinances bonds
Fire destroys Colquitt Co. home
Governor Appoints Brian Kemp Secretary of State
Hard freeze poses danger to pets
Health officials offer tips to beat cold temps
Moultrie couple held at gunpoint, grand kids threatened
New community coming to Americus
Protect those pipes...
Should you pay for emergency services after a wreck?
Thomas County is proud of its courthouse
Thomas County man arrested for wife's murder
Thomas county man in jail charged in murder of his wife


Tuesday 1/5/2010
ADICA CEO requests more money
Albany armed robbery suspect captured
Attempted robbery victim requests police patrols
Authorities find $20,000 in fake checks
Ben Hill County man arrested for making fake checks
Bogus DISH Network seller arrested
Braves finalize contract with Glaus
Clark Fain III target of criminal investigation
Cold temps have heating techs busy
Cold weather can lead to vagrant fires
Commission discusses mutual fire aid
Florida State makes it 7 in a row
Four teenage cousins arrested after crime spree
GA Power offers free energy audits
Gas prices jump and could continue to climb
Handel: End abuse at Ga. Capitol
Hannah Moore wins 3M springboard title
Hawks drop 4th straight
How to protect your plants from freezing temperatures
Lee County dogs get shelter from bitter cold
Missing 9 year old boy found
Monroe prepares for big week
New childhood vaccines schedules released
Old-fashioned heat makes a comeback
Pike hits the ground running
Public Safety vehicles to be tracked
Search for Lee Co. woman scaled back
Sylvester man arrested for manufacturing Methamphetamine


Wednesday 1/6/2010
ADICA continues cleanup, renews focus on downtown
Albany Salvation Army needs hygiene products
Albany State basketball sweeps Lane
Animals at Chehaw Park monitored during cold temps
APD wants to better the quality of life for Hispanic community
Arctic blast doesn't help agriculture
Auto technicians offer cold weather tips for cars
Blazers conference openers moved to Saturday
Cold on the frontier for annual Chehaw festival
Cooper building marketing effort gets help
Former VSU coaches ready for BCS title game
Fundraiser for Chehaw shows future plans
Georgia upsets Georgia Tech
Grant will help feed the hungry
Humane Society sends blankets South
Iowa beats Georgia Tech
Missing boy checked out at hospital
Missing boy's return raises questions
Moultrie teen arrested for New Year's hold up
Search launched for missing 9-year-old
Shelter opens due to extreme cold weather
Some crops like the cold
Sumter County is preparing for wintry precipitation
Sunbelt prepares to take over Ford Town
Super-speeder law is now on the books


Thursday 1/7/2010
19th Century frontiersmen brave the cold
Albany nine year old still hospitalized after search
Albany Preachers lead movement to "Stop the Violence"
Albany's biggest loser... keeps losing
Authorities search for accused serial rapist
Beware of carbon monoxide risk
Crews end search for John Slappey
Crooks don't like the cold
Department of Transportation prepared for ice and snow
Deputies discover active meth lab in Decatur Co.
Extreme cold brings health hazards
FEMA Grants Lowndes Co. $3 Million for bridge
House fire kills elderly woman
Ice puts strain on power lines
It's cold, bundle up!
Local stores sell out of cold weather items
New program provides a second chance
Officials say stay off icy roads
Paper clip used to escape
Plumbers stay busy with frozen pipes
Public works prepares for the worst, expecting icy bridges
Radium Springs home catches fire
School Closings
Snow expected in parts of Georgia
Sports magazine spotlights Albany
Sumter County improves fire protection
Weatherizing windows saves money
Whooping Cranes return to Georgia



Friday 1/8/2010
Albany cancels football agreement
Albany family thanks searchers
Albany State sweeps Kentucky State
Arctic air moving in
Charles receives another Honor
Check ER times on your iPhone
Chehaw turns back the clock
Church shelter reaches out to homeless
Clark Shooting
Demaryius Thomas entering NFL draft
DISH Network gear must be returned
Family wins wrongful death suit
Food for Thought
Frostbite reported in SW Georgia
GA Power to delay Plant Mitchell conversion to biomass
Ga. Lawmakers will face a budget crisis
Georgia women improve to 15-0
Health officials encourage H1N1 vaccines
Health officials stress need for H1-N1 vaccine
Hospital shooting leaves man in critical condition
How safe are your tires?
Inmates teach students life lessons
Kelly Polk inks with ABAC
Lake Park Bank robbed twice in two months
Lowndes Co. bank robbery suspect arrested
Lowndes Co. gets funding for new bridge
Lowndes EMA extends shelter for another day
Man killed in tragic highway accident
Man shoots himself in Colquitt Regional parking lot
Newly-bought vehicle catches fire
Salvation Army needs your help
Shelter opens in Ashburn to keep people warm
Some Albany preachers don't want guns in church
Technology growth ends jobs at Albany call center
Thomas Co. Schools launch "Be There" Campaign
Three Albany restaurants serve their last meal
Three arrested for sexual exploitation
Turner County schools closed Friday



Saturday 1/9/2010
Combating violence in the "Good Life City"
Curt's "For the Kids" Extravaganza
Humane society urges pet safety in winter blast
Sorting goods with military precision
Woman shot twice in Lowndes County



Sunday 1/10/2010
Albany State suffers a pair of heartbreaking losses
Britsky earns 100th win
Cold weather boosts business
Curran headed to NFL
Gas prices are on the rise again
It's National Influenza Vaccination Week
Valdosta State beats Lambuth


Monday 1/11/2010
Albany Police new bomb dog starts training
Arson could be cause of Valdosta fire
Blood levels critical for two types
Charges filed in fatal crash
Cold stunned turtles warming up on Jekyll
Cold weather still affecting some crops
County commissioners assist small business
Court fines are harder to collect
Customers chase down four armed robbery suspects
Deep freeze adds cost to utility bills
Does the blight tax work?
Experts see more bankruptcy trouble in 2010
Frigid temps cause Lee Co. pipes to burst
Ga. residents challenge natural gas pricing
Greg Reid receives big honor
Heritage House fate TBD
Man ditches ankle monitor to flee
New shops open in downtown Moultrie
Nightclub manager arrested
No more coaching for Hugh Nall
Peach growers benefit from cold weather
Rams baseball braves cold
Repairs continue after residential sewage spill
VSU sweeps North Alabama




Tuesday 1/12/2010
ABAC Hall of Fame taps Weekley
Albany apartment raided in child porn operation
Albany man sentenced 10 years for stabbing officer
Armed robber wrecks getaway truck, manhunt underway
Ben Hill County man indicted in toddler beating
Commissioners approve ADICA money, welcome new commissioner
Conventions give boost to Albany economy
Darton baseball ready for 2010 season
Delta customers don't like fee hike
Demand outstrips housing supply
 Gang-related purse snatchings put Moultrie women on alert
GBI hopes to get leads on 18-year-old murder case
Georgia sex offender challenges registry
How stressed are students?
Hudson Malone residents back in
Lee County leaders hear promising financial news
Lookout issued for Troup Co. men
Marines honor King early
On-Star gives location of stolen truck
Perdue wants change in how teachers are paid
Police recover guns and goods from entering auto arrests
Salvation Army assisted by Sleep Inn
Sexual assault trial postponed waiting on evidence
Teen arrested on child porn charge
Teenager questioned after child porn raid
Thomasville breaks electricity record
Tips for preparing your taxes
Valdosta Flash Foods robbed at gunpoint
Youth softball returns to Albany


Wednesday 1/13/2010
Albany leaders meet for casual lunch
Americus Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King
Arrest made in lottery ticket thefts
Baseball greats back in Baconton Saturday
City changes focus on dilapidated properties
City forgot to hold 2009 election
Colquitt Co. man drowns in backyard
Cook Co. organization gets grant to help prevent child obesity
Curnell honored again
Experts concerned suicides could increase
Georgia has high rates of diabetes
Georgia stands ready to help Haiti
Georgia will not mail income tax booklets
Lanier Co. man dies inside burning home
Liquor license backlog is a big deal
Man shoots, kills self while driving
Mitchell Co. fire destroys 100 year old home
New Albany business brings Cuba to South Georgia
No arrests following Albany porn raid
O'Neal leads the way for ASU roundball
Palmyra changes blood supplier
Peanut growers meet in Leesburg
People pitch camp for Chick-fil-A freebies
Police, GBI arrest armed robbery suspects in Bainbridge
Regents Exam may be history
Regents test could be dropped
Schools fear more cuts
Teen now charged with child pornography
Thomasville woman serves second term as mayor
Wilcox County approves 4-day school week



Thursday 1/14/2010
Adel man missing in Haiti
Albany man fears for missing family in Haiti
Albany woman has close ties to Haiti
American Red Cross flooded with Haiti donations
Apartment building on fire
Apartment fire leaves eight families homeless
ASU Celebrates the Life of MLK
Business owners respond to crime
Chambliss reacts to devastation
Construction to begin soon on Fitzgerald energy plant
Deadly domestic dispute shooter fired into home
Douglas girl found in Haiti after missing for 40 hours
Firefighters explain search and rescue training
Flood zone updated
Georgian missing in Haiti found
Haiti Situation Report, Thursday January 14, 2010
Haiti supplies gathered at Georgia Marine base
How you can help the Haiti disaster
Professor explains what caused Haitian earthquake
School administrators attend summit, despite budget cuts
Smithville murder still unsolved
South Georgia may be sending FEMA resources to Haiti
Suspect arrested after manhunt
VSU sweeps West Florida
What is the Red Cross saying about Haiti donations?
Woods are on fire at Chehaw Park



Friday 1/15/2010
ABAC to take over Agrirama
Albany State splits with Benedict College
Albany teen sentenced to 30 years in prison
Be aware of bogus checks
Coffee Co. co-ed unaccounted for
Cold days mean bills went unpaid
DOT announces speed reduction on Gillionville Road
Douglas native Courtney Hayes still missing in Haiti


Food for Thought
Former #2 airport man pleads guilty
GA Dept. of Transportation announces issues road alerts
Grantham says yes to Dawgs
Groh heading to Georgia Tech to run defense
Habitat prepares to help Haiti


Haitian ASU student awaits word from family
Kingston endorses General Assembly's fight for patient's rights
Lowndes County murder suspect fatally shot
More furlough days in Perdue's budget
More MCLB supply trucks leave for Haiti
New building project in the works at ASU
Perdue proposing budget furlough days
Police shooter takes plea deal
Scam warning for property owners, and renters
South GA man's Haiti legacy may be gone
South Georgians have different views on sex offenders debate
Speed limit changes on Gillionville Road
Teen admits to shooting APD officer
Theft ring now linked to crimes across South Georgia
Transit Director reassigned
Valdosta man wanted for murder of Adel store owner
Valdosta turns 150 this year
What's next for Heritage House?



Saturday 1/16/2010
Albany author writes about attending college at any age
Albany church Haiti bound
Derek Dooley hired at Tennessee
Former state rep, Albany councilwoman dies
Four arrested in Albany murder
Friday's Prep scholarship signings
Hit-and-run kills Albany man
Red Cross blood supplies get a boost
VSU beats top ranked ASU



Sunday 1/17/2010
Albany State sweeps Paine College
APD search for two hit and run drivers
Ga. tax revenues fall for 13 consecutive months
Illegal pedestrian crossing poses dangers
Petro robbed; police search for suspects
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss talks healthcare


Monday 1/18/2010
Albany Civil Rights Institute hosts first King Day
Albany Doctor en route to treat Haitian quake victims
Albany fatal hit and run investigation continues
Career Academy in works for Albany
Clowns encourage kids to get fit
Dozens honor MLK Day in Sylvester
Eyewitness to history speaks on MLK
Fraternity gives back to community
Hundreds gather for Courtney Hayes vigil
Labor Commissioner wants SWGA jobs summit
Liberty House business office catches fire
MLK honored at Civic Center
Pedestrian could've been hit by drunk driver
Project Hygiene is still going on
Search continues for Courtney Hayes in Haiti
Skate Center hosts 'just say no to drugs' day
State Superintendent candidate campaigns in Albany
Students turn MLK day off into a day on
Valdosta remembers MLK Jr. through Youth Program
Volunteers line up for Habitat


Tuesday 1/19/2010
100 year old tree at Lee Co. Courthouse taken down
Adel man home after quake, son-in-law still missing
AFD conducts arson training
Albany florist closes, another to follow
Albany organization sets focus on Haiti relief
Albany World Vision employee heads to Miami for Haiti relief
Archbold Auxiliary saves T-ville literacy program
Cummings remembered for service
Day 7: Search continues for Courtney Hayes
Day Shelter in the works for Albany
Family urges fatal hit and run drivers to turn themselves in
Grocery shoppers contribute to Haiti relief
Haitian taxi driver's wife survives
Man shot at Tifton apartment complex
Moultrie Police officer and passenger fired on
Neighborhoods to be off-limits to commercial vehicles
Park manager's transfer angers many citizens
Patriots squeak by Syrupmakers
Planning underway for this 2010 Albany Mardi Gras
Rams swept by Lane
Salvation Army vandalized
Speaker announces Rep. Ed Rynders' committee assignments
Thieves hurt Dougherty car stereo business
VSU women blowout Clark Atlanta
VSU women finally turn it around
WG&L bonds refinanced


January 1/20/2010
4200 feet of copper wire stolen off irrigation equipment
Albany business is being a good neighbor
Albany Police watch churches
Annual quail hunt approaches
Attendance at Riverquarium stays steady
Bioenergy plant will bring 75 jobs to south Ga.
Blazers sweep GSC hoop awards
Coaching search enters interview phase
Code enforcement to tackle extensive warrants list
DCP wants help on Haggines case
Extension Service offers gardening assistance
GA peach growers: cold weather helped
Georgia peanut industry teams up to help Haiti
Grants available for worthy local charities
Industries will be saluted
Initial jobless claims exceed 100,000 in December
Memorial service held for Young-Cummings
Moody airmen deploy to Haiti
Phoebe Putney continues fight to prohibit birthing center
Phoebe touts heart treatment speed
Search continues for John Slappey after more items found
Some Georgia legislators behind on taxes - again
SOWEGA Council on Aging begins demo on new build site
Stone says no texting and driving
Tifton surgeon to travel to Haiti
Titans grab first region win
Water search resumes for Lee Co. woman
Will money for ASU arts center stay in budget?
Zenon will visit Georgia Tech



Thursday 1/21/2010
5 Ga. art museums form partnership
ABAC holds First Tuesday concert Feb. 2
Agri business attends Georgia Peanut Farm Show
ASU continues support for fine arts building
Beaver dam causes Dougherty road flooding
Blazers sweep Lions
Blood drive helps hospital and earthquake victims
Cavalier golf team signs two recruits
Critics call it a "sick tax"
Dougherty's Flowers returns to coaching
Economic recovery underway
Ga. unemployment matches record 10.3%
Georgia man survives deer 'attack'
Indians playing Albany High basketball
Keown: Massachusetts election sets GA stage
Knights finally put away Terrell Academy
Lee Co. creeks watched after heavy rains
Lee Co. rail crossing work delayed
Lee Co. tries to drain rainwater
Lee County homeowners frustrated by flash flooding
Lightning strikes house, knocks out wall
Man shot twice in Cordele
Many ways to help with Haiti in Valdosta
Marine Base gets new fencing
PB on the way to Haiti
Rams swept at Kentucky State
Recurring flooding causes neighbors to take action
Semi crash snarls traffic in Colquitt County
Several counties deluged by rain
The recession has bottomed out
Tree knocks out power lines in Thomasville
Yards flooded in Crisp County









Friday 1/22/2010

AFD teaches arson lessons
Airman's death investigated
APD officer loses three family members in Haiti
Baconton family is worried about flooding
BBQ restaurant mobile location closer
Big inconvenience for Leesburg homeowner

Champion blood-giver wins a prize
File your state taxes on the Internet
Food for Thought Restaurant Inspections Jan 14 - 20, 2010
Georgia children help children of Haiti
Lee County dirt roads collapse under floodwaters
Liberty House fire causes major damage
Live Oak students raise $1,000 for Haiti relief
Man tries to kidnap girl
Mission Change helps Haiti
Moultrie Tech awarded $3.7M grant for GREEN Tift
Radial Subdivision swamped again
Smoke alarm saves family from fire
Sorority donates car seat
State announces job partnership with Microsoft
Students give pennies, dimes, dollars to help Haiti
Thomasville woman nearly scammed out of $3000
Tifton residents sue county over flooding
Tipsters rewarded for helping catch cop shooter
VSU community actively involved in Haiti efforts





Saturday 1/23/2010
Albany citizens a little closer to home ownership
Darton wins fourth straight
National Guard weapons training prepares troops for battle
New medical campus expands clinical education
Police search for suspects in Family Dollar Armed Robbery
Seventh grader helps feed Haiti
Sorority answers urgent call for blood donations




Sunday 1/24/2010
Albany aid flown to Haiti
Blazer baseball has unfinished business in 2010
Celebrating a Century of Faith
Family says Courtney Hayes body not found



Monday 1/25/2010
15-year old inmate captured quickly after escape
Aeropostale collects jeans for Haiti
Albany man gets five years for attacking jail guard
Albany man goes on trial for child molestation and rape
Albany man shot on West Lincoln Avenue
Atlanta woman arrested for smuggling cell phones into Autry
Breaking News: Moultrie shooting
Census 2010: Be counted, not scammed
Coonhounds to compete at Exchange Club Fairgrounds
Donate your old jeans for a good cause
Families prepare for more rain overnight
Firefighters battle Mitchell County fire
Flood mitigation still a work in progress
Friends, family pray for Courtney in downtown Douglas
GA legislature considers tougher mortgage laws
Grandmother and child killed in Decatur County crash
Hope continues for four-year-old cancer patient
Inmate charged with murdering fellow inmate
John Slappey's body found on the Apalachicola River
Lady Titans record another first
Lee Co. storm clean up to cost up to $15,000
Lowndes High participates in robotics competition
More Dougherty County students disadvantaged
More furloughs likely for DCSS employees
No saggy pants allowed
Police believe they found missing duck hunter's body
Rainy day fund helps pay the bills
Rams basketball planning big finish to season
Thomasville approves multi-use trail grant
Two Albany people cited for courthouse disturbance
Valdosta State prison death investigation continues
Westover looks to regroup


Tuesday 1/26/2010
6-year-old plays part in Haiti relief
Albany Census office opens up shop
Albany Chamber celebrates 100 years, looks to future
Albany neighborhood watch sees increased car break ins
Albany Police Officer cleared in deadly shooting
Albany State escapes LeMoyne-Owen
Albany State University to host firearms workshop
Both Albany Quiznos close
City approves vehicle ban, bond refinance, and s, tore regulations
DA rules officer shooting justified
Kids give to Haiti victims
Man killed during Moultrie robbery
MCLB ships more food packs to Haiti
Military spouses give back
Moultrie Police search for suspects in 18 year old's murder
Nine year old helps earthquake victims in Haiti
Southwest GA Red Cross Chapter continues to help Haiti
Special needs students package meals for Haiti
Students get back on track at Valdosta school
Thomas Co. Central soccer star signs with Darton
Three day weekend boosts morale
Valdosta schools to take three furlough days
Weekend events add up to two million dollars for Do. Co.
What services do aging people want?



Wednesday 1/27/2010
Albany firefighters burn house
Albany woman's bond denied in brutal FL murder case
Ash air quality data thrown out, processed wrong
ASU student strongly supports President Obama
Blazers baseball picked to win GSC East
Candidate plans AG civil rights division
Charity director says city of Sylvester breached contract

Cook Co. may shorten school calendar by 20 days
Darton's Foodstock helps Foodbank
Firefighters test 'fire safe' cigarettes
Gilbert thriving back home
GOP to push job tax cuts
Hundreds attend Georgia Cotton Conference
Lady Blazers softball picked to finish 2nd
Matthews earns GSC hoops honor

Money-saving plan at Lee Co. Jail

Moultrie medical supplies will help in Haiti
Moultrie Police continue the search for murder suspects
No teacher furloughs, for now

Pilot returns from Haiti trip

Quail Unlimited Celebrity Hunt continues through volunteer effort
Shocking molestation trial continues

Superintendent finalist named

Supporters of a state park want you to sign petition
Teacher gets state assistance to start business

Toyota of Albany reacts to nationwide recall and halted sales

Viewpoint: ADICA needs voter buy-in



Thursday 1/28/2010
2009 worst year for new home sales
Albany's unemployment rate rose to10.5%
 Alli Cook inks with Andrew College
Charity Auction Friday in Tifton
Cook Co. man killed in accident
Couples moves back into home after sewage spill
Dougherty county employees are hooked on health
Fire destroys waterfront home
Firefighters experiment with Christmas tree fires
GA Dept. of Labor schedules career/resource fair in Bainbridge today
Gun advocates want answers from lawmakers
Hodges appeals abuse-of-power complaint
Hope for Haiti Benefit Concert
House eases some chamber restrictions
How did Murfree land superintendent post?
Jobs Coming to Tifton
Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful thanks volunteers
Miller Co. sheriff may sue county commissioners
Moody Airmen deploy to Haiti
More Moody Airmen leave for Haiti
Obama to propose new small business wage tax cut
Questions surround selection of school superintendent finalist
Sandy Beach Road fire cause may never be known
Savage gets sixth season at Auburn
South Albany park improvements to help fight crime
Students send their love to the troops
Tifton man raises money to find family in Haiti
United Way donations strong despite economy
VSU hires soccer coach
Young's jersey will have to work a little longer




Friday 1/29/2010
A Night at the Museum
Advocates want certain types of punishment to stop
Albany Panthers will play at the Civic Center
Albany State receives 'Big Read' grant
Boys learn College Ropes
Community holds auction for paralyzed UGA athlete
Eight people from Albany arrested in copper wire thefts
Food for Thought Restaurant Inspections Jan 21 - 27, 2010
Free Lunch and Learn program features Dr. Frances Ferguson
Get your taxes prepared for free
Governor blasts state department of transportation
Governor Perdue says state job future shows promise
Ground broken on new UGA library building
H1N1 vaccine clinic to be held Saturday in Dougherty Co.
Haitian native finally heard from his family
Half million dollar skate park is empty
Lady Canes knock off Augusta State
Lady Jets fly by Darton
Macon police arrest Smyrna teen in killing
Man run over in Albany
Quail Unlimited Celebrity Hunt underway
Rams win again at home
Striving 2 Thrive in Albany
Ted Turner to buy Dougherty Co. Plantation
Thomasville makes high utility bills affordable
Three killed in head on collision on I-75
Tifton holds military send off for National Guard
Tifton raises money for Haiti
UKC brings thousands to Albany for Winter Classic
Unbeaten Monroe avoids Cougar trap
Winter Coondog Classic draws from U. S., Canada
Winter freeze causes power bills to spike




Saturday 1/30/2010

A dollar doesn't go as far as it use to

ASU hosts firearm workshop

Former police officer designs "thug finder"

Law enforcers crack down on traffic violators

Man sentenced for child rape

Murder suspect kills woman and flees



Sunday 1/31/2010

Albany State beats Morehouse

ASU holds Haiti benefit concert

Family can't access house through main road

House fire displaces five people

School board member rethinks superintendent choice

Train fundraiser attracts hundreds

Truck overturns, sends people to hospital

Valdosta State sweeps West Georgia

Zenon commits to Georgia Tech



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