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WALB News 10 Archives, February 2010


Monday 2/1/2010
$3.7M grant will help residents find jobs
Arrest made in Cordele murder
ASU kicks off reading literacy month
Big Read Kicks off
Camilla brothers arrested with ten pounds+ of marijuana
Car crash on Oglethorpe bridge ties up traffic
Circus preps; behind the scenes
Dougherty Co. pays fine for under-charging taxpayers
Dougherty School Board will meet over superintendent this week
Fish and Wildlife wants $1.6 Billion
GA counties look to trim indigent defense costs
GA gas prices decline
Group lists South's most-endangered sites
Insurance Services Office rating improves
Men busted for growing $25,500 worth of marijuana
Mission team leaving Albany for Haiti
Monroe, Albany High football teams honored
New bypass creates problems for homeowners
Police investigate Moultrie murder-suicide
Quail Unlimited may move to Albany
Rams sweep opener
Severe weather week asks people to prepare
Small businesses compete for government contracts
Some Lee Co. roads submerged
Students reach out to officer with $500
Thomasville cracks down on drugs
Two arrested in Moultrie murder
Two dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Colquitt Co.
Two dead in apparent workplace murder suicide
UGA to spend $1M on empty President's House
VSU tennis aiming high in 2010
Worth County southpaw heads to Darton


Tuesday 2/2/2010
Albany churches raise Haiti money
ARC Thrift Store offers jobs
Coleman: Board acted improperly
Darton softball team ready to open 2010 season
Darton women work the boards for region win
Driving to the Super Bowl?
Drug-dealing couple takes advantage of elderly woman
Eagles, Trojans split big GISA showdown
GA groundhog predicts early spring
GBI investigating Cairo city utilities
Georgia Justice campaigns in Albany
Justice comments on terror trial
Lowndes' Smith sticking with FSU
Moultrie murder victim would not date killer
Prince buys Wallace Chevrolet
Private schools can obtain tax money
Rams winning streak ends at Clark
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to Albany
Senate votes to change definition of 'textbook'
Taser training delivers a shock
Third person arrested for Moultrie murder
VSU baseball team drops rainy opener
Washington behind on payments, Woods pays up


Wednesday 2/3/2010
Arlington family warily watches the weather
Ashburn neighborhood fed up with muddy road
ASU student thrown out of dorm
Atlanta's Josh Smith fastest to 1,000 blocks
Business tax credit may not be practical
Canes lose two heartbreakers
City hires firm for downtown manager search
Clean fuel station opens in Warner Robins
Darton softball opens on a sweeping note
Dougherty School Board refuses to reverse action
Dozens gather to build home in honor of Habitat Founder
Family of murdered East Albany woman offers reward
GA Quail Hunt returns to Albany
Georgia's property tax system may change
Get your permit before you burn
Governor introduces Georgia Water Stewardship Act
Guest Viewpoint: Frank Wilson on Dougherty School System
Haitian patients come to Ga. for treatment
Health officials and animal shelter stress rabies prevention
Hooter's raises Haiti money on Super Sunday
How is your heart health?
Monroe's Truitt makes cut in Americus-Sumter coaching search
Pastor: Arrest of missionaries a misunderstanding
School Board discusses chief educator hiring
School board steamrolls hiring opposition
So. GA players sign scholarships
Spay USA kicks off nationwide
Titans winning streak runs to three
Unemployed may get job help from Moultrie Tech
United Way offering free income tax service



Thursday 2/4/2010

Albany man receives scam calls

Albany Toyota replaces recalled gas pedals

Buy a duck to fight hunger

Car flips on bypass, seat belt saves teen driver

City Public Works prepares for even more rain

Civilian Marine receives happy homecoming

Cook High coach Mac Thompson dies at 39

DCSS superintendent process stopped cold

Deals available for Super Bowl, Valentine's 

Dougherty County fights mosquitoes

Free housing fair set for Saturday

Fungus is showing up under more homes

Governor introduces mortgage fraud legislation

Judge halts superintendent hiring

Lady Blazers beat North Alabama

Lee Co. EMA announces Thursday road closures

Lee Co. prepares for additional rain

Mom arrested after machete attack

New Georgia blue catfish record caught near Ft. Gaines

Special Report: Guns in Churches

Thomas County certified "beautiful"

Utility bills skyrocket

Valdosta man arrested for five armed robberies

VSU men win 12th straight

WALB-TV files suit against Dougherty Co. School Board



Friday 2/5/2010

Albany marathon needs volunteers

Attorney General asked to review School Board actions

Coalition works to end homelessness

Daughter wants mom's killer caught

Food for Thought Restaurant Inspections Jan 28 – Feb 4, 2010

Georgia State coyote competition to be hosted in Lee County

Ghana professor from to speak at GSW Seminar

Lady Saints reach GCAA final four

Lee Co. Environ. Health alerts owners of septic tanks, private wells

Lee officials hope rain ends soon

Mitchell Co. family fears heavy rains

More details released in Colquitt County murder suicide

Neighborhood watchers meet with APD

Rams baseball stages big ninth inning rally

Rams lose another winning streak

Retired NYC firefighters visit South Georgia

Rock and Roll great performs in Albany

Rolling meth lab bust in Adel

Severe Weather Awareness: Focus on flood preparedness

Stomach flu is making its way around SW Georgia

Tax breaks for the unemployed

The El Nino weather pattern continues

Thieves target restaurant patrons

Tuskegee Airmen visit Tifton students

Valdosta woman assaulted in her home

Westover knocks off #1 Monroe

Women need to know risks of Heart Disease

Zaxby's treats Z.I.P.'s


Saturday 2/6/2010

Valdosta State beats Lambuth
Army National Guard training prepares troops to serve U.S.



Sunday 2/7/2010

Albany State splits with Tuskegee

Businesses bustling before big game

Friends, family raise money for sick child

Gun show attracts thousands

State-wide Coyote Hunting Competition wraps up

Train vs. car accident kills 2 brothers



Monday 2/8/2010
Albany named 'Tree City' for 22nd year

Albany Police Chief speaks for Black History Month

APD chief addresses crime

Authorities search for missing Ga. student

Better equipment leads to fewer injuries

Bronwood man critically injured in crash

Business expansions create new jobs in Thomasville

Could Cordele become 'inland port?'

County Commissioners want you to slow down!

DCSS board meets, will superintendent search be discussed?

Dougherty Co. family burned out

Florists gear up for Valentine's Day

Ga. voting official backs electoral changes

Georgia Gas Price Update

Governor introduces education legislation

Have a song delivered this Valentine's Day

High speed chase ends in crash, 2 injured

Lee Co. announces another closed road

SC deputy found dead, pinned between car, tree

Search underway for father who shot his daughter

Special Report: Fix it or Junk it?

Surviving brother speaks following fatal train car collision

Suspects in Ga. kidnapping face hearing

Update: Double shooting in Valdosta




Tuesday 2/9/2010
Acclaimed clarinetist to perform at ASU

Airport officials say Albany needs new terminal

Albany Police search for two cars in fatal hit and run

Albany State softball sweeps West Georgia

Board approves teacher furloughs

Boy Scouts hold fund-raiser breakfast

Car pinned under tractor trailer

Cheating investigation shocks parents

Convicted murderer in debutante slaying appeals

Crime labs vital to criminal justice system

Darton falls to Georgia Perimeter

Dougherty School CRCT results investigated

Firefighters learn to manage stress

GA Lottery announces record first half; Dougherty Co. benefits

Governor Perdue announces January revenue figures

Lee Animal Shelter gets help from an Albany business

Lee officials want FEMA flood map reviewed

Man dies from hit-and-run collision

Man rescued in Haiti one month after earthquake

Man who shot daughter captured in Virginia

Monroe athletes sign scholarships

Morton fulfills kicking dream

Rams sweep Clark

School board silent on superintendent search

State considers giving schools flexibility on ELOST

State focuses on Dougherty CRCT scores

Tornadoes clinch top seed in region tourney

Turtle race may have a million dollar payoff

Valdosta restaurant owner celebrates Saints win

Wanted Valdosta suspect captured in Virginia

Westover students nabbed for vandalism



Wednesday 2/10/2010
100% ID check in effect for Marine Base

Albany woman wins $250,000 scratch off

Audit worse for DCSS than other schools

Baker Schools get much needed gift

Big chill makes for big bills

Blazer basketball teams continue winning streaks

Blazers hold on to beat Hurricanes 13-9

Bowling tourney coming to Albany

Changes to DCSS coaching hire process

Cold weather keeps people away from state parks


 'Community nights' coming to Civil rights Museum

Crisp County hires head football coach

Dougherty school scores examined by state

DUI driver causes 3 car crash

Fugitive found hiding in Valdosta

Georgia will get millions for health programs

GISA Region Tournament Schedules and Results

GSW is expanding its cafeteria

Jester wins GJCAA player of the week

Justice Dept. visits Terrell Jail

Krystal employee robbed at drive-thru window

Lowndes Co. Schools must cut $11M from budget

Lowndes, Echols sheriffs make multiple arrests

Man indicted in death of girlfriend

Principal reacts to cheating allegations

Satellite technicians rescue woman from house fire

Scrap yards help law enforcement catch copper thieves

Sometimes forest fires are good

Thomasville police searching for convenience store robber

Tifton Police form Burglary Suppression Unit

Tip leads to fugitive arrest and meth bust

Top seed Eagles not feeling easy at home

Update: Georgian's body found in Haiti

Update: State examines Dougherty Co. test scores

Were students' test answers altered by faculty or staff?

Woman rescued from burning home

YBH is thrilled about Mrs. Obama's 'Let's Move' initiative


Thursday 2/11/2010
Albany Doctor indicted for sexual assault

Albany prepares for snow blast

Albany Welcome Center gets regional designation

Anti-terrorism drill at MCLB Albany

Baconton Rec department offers free baseball

Berrien business owner offers rewards for beavers

Black History celebrated at MCLB

Black unemployment nearly twice that of whites

Child porn arrest in Lowndes County

Dougherty School Board chair vows investigation

Element Coffee opens Downtown

Family cat found with arrow through his back

GA D.O.T. preps for snow, provides driving tips

GBI Major Theft Unit recovers stolen cargo

Georgia is prescribing fire for landowners


Georgia launches hire 'Work Ready' for small business

Initial unemployment insurance claims decline in January

Kennesaw jailer demoted for racial remarks

Knapp signs win NAIA power

Law officers search from sky and ground for missing FL woman

Lee County prepares for snow

Performance pay could be more pressure for teachers

Sentencing set for Buie co-conspirators

Snow prediction closes schools

Special Report: Love at first Scent

Sumter woman is Juvenile Justice Teacher of Year

Tell us your snow memories

Winter weather changes Friday high school athletic schedule





Friday 2/12/2010

Albany Doctor arrested and released on bond

Albany leaders welcome "dream walkers" to Georgia

Albany Panthers to Hold Team Tryout

Albany Welcome Center receives top designation

Cold case closed after eight years

Colquitt County's Lamb signs with Darton

Copper thieves arrested

Cuthbert sees substantial snow

Flights are canceled at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport


Food for Thought Restaurant Inspections Feb 4 - 10, 2010

Good Life City gets a good dusting

Lady Cavs softball swept

Lee County survey study still in the works

Palmyra hosts 13th Annual Valentine's Heath Screening

Phoebe wants you to "Love Your Heart"

Pollock named head coach at Americus-Sumter

Rivals Lowndes and Valdosta pull upsets on the other

Snow pushes GISA region tournaments to Saturday

South GA sees rare snow event

South Georgia copper theft ring busted

Teleperformance is alive and well

Tractor trailer spills corn for miles on Hwy 19

Truckers don't worry about slushy roads

Western part of 10 Country sees snow first

YMCA opens camp for kids out on snow day


Saturday 2/13/2010
A rare chance to play in snow

APD Investigates Death at Apartment Complex

Ice Caused Traffic Fatality

Investigations ordered amid cheating suspicions

Road conditions improve with help from crews

Snow Hits all of South Georgia

Snow will likely turn to ice overnight

Soldiers to return to Ga. from Afghanistan

South Georgia Road Conditions Improve

The snow has come and gone

Two pickup trucks slam into each other on Hwy 19

Westover-Peach girls moved to Monday



Sunday 2/14/2010

Albany State splits with Fort Valley State

Two shot, one dead in Sunday morning shooting

VSU women win 11th straight




Monday 2/15/2010
Albany Transitional Center inmate escapes
Ben Hill County gets 100k grant for new cameras
Dogs are the eyes for the blind
Dream Walkers call attention to Hispanic youth
Dream walkers seek voice for immigrants
Flu hits peak, shot clinic planned
Gas prices fall slightly

GBI specialist investigating unresponsive infant case

Georgia and Gambling

Health Dept. offers H1N1 vaccination clinic

High School Basketball Region Tournament Schedules

Investigator looks at Lee baby case

Lady Patriots claim top seed

Lowndes Commissioner won't seek re-election

MEAG funds requested for projects

Murder location called 'nuisance'

Nearly $20,000 worth of crack cocaine seized in Bainbridge

Perdue wants to reward teachers for hard work

Toddler accidentally shoots, kills self

Update: APD questions persons of interest in murder

Valdosta State baseball sweeps Augusta State

Valdosta State opens spring football hungry

VIPER Team set to kick off soon

Young community leaders host consolidation forum





Wednesday 2/17/2010
6-minute screening could save your life

Autopsy results announced in Lee Co. baby death

Bed Tax opposed by patients and Hospital Admin.

Big blue catfish status confirmed

Buy jeans, help charity

City of Valdosta wants out of landfill business

Colquitt councilman arrested for illegal alcohol sales

Donations help Tifton man arrange trip to Haiti

E-mails point to three superintendent finalists

Emerge Albany holds blood drive

Firefighters converge on Albany for training

Florida fugitive arrested in Webster County

Ga. man given 15 years on meth, child porn charges

Georgia observes Ash Wednesday

GISA State Tournament Schedule

Governor wants new fee on hospitals

If you were mayor, what would you do?

Know your census taker

Lady Rams swept by Columbus State

MCLB conducts performance survey

New developments in murder investigation

Pavo Mayor Pro Tem arrested for battery

Putney tries to get kids back on the field

Rams make it four straight

Recruitment bus-packed with technology eases college search

Sabbs goes to Washington

Sherwood Christian moving back to GISA AAA

Southern Pine Beetle still a menace

Suspect released in Brickhouse murder







Friday 2/19/2010


Albany church's ministry helps Haiti

Albany mom blew whistle on CRCT in 2007

Another arrest made in gang beat down murder

Any evidence in missing woman case will be sent to Florida

Atkinson Co. toddler found in cow pasture

Blazers keep on streaking

Cabin fever really can be depressing

Census Bureau has jobs

City ordinance says cats must be on a leash

Community in shock over Wilcox County wreck

Concerned citizens: "County pays too much in overtime."

Crash kills five in Wilcox County

Credit card changes on the way

Doctor talks about sex clinic that treated Tiger

Food for Thought Restaurant Inspections Feb 11 - 17, 2010

Former deputy sentenced on child porn charges

KADB holds tree 'plantathon'

Lee County's Holloman gets special birthday present

MCLB learns from terror drill on base

MCLB mechanics return to GA

Mom speaks out on test procedures

More known about DCSS Superintendent candidates

Multiple gun purchases sends red flag

Murder investigation turns up a different murder arrest

New cafeteria revealed at Palmyra

Police search for armed robbery suspects

Rams feeling no pain after fifth straight win

School board chooses attorney; discuses CRCT investigation

So. GA fire departments share in federal grant

Some still rebuilding one year after destructive tornado

Students learn about swimming safety

Thomasville PD steps up traffic patrol

Transit System invites Multimodal project input

Westover's Jackson glad for second chance

Wreck injuries two; police search for driver who ran away





Saturday 2/20/2010

Albany celebrates Arbor Day

Brick House on Albany City Agenda Monday

Chase goes through Albany neighborhoods

Missing child found

Multiple car accident sends several people to hospital

Police searching for missing child & grandmother

Police use surveillance video to search for armed robbery suspects

Spring Could See Above Normal River Flooding

Young Marines of Albany host Law Enforcement Day




Sunday 2/21/2010

Albany State splits with Claflin

Dozens of residents left high and dry

Mother arrested for locking kids in car in Wal-Mart parking lot

Pastor celebrates 25 years of service

Valdosta State splits with Alabama Huntsville


Monday 2/22/2010
APD signing bonus passes

Basketball tourney aims to keep kids off the streets

Blue Ribbon visit doesn't match CRCT scores

'Blue Ribbon' team observes Alice Coachman Elementary

Brickhouse hearing never held, police search for killer

 City stunned by Bays' untimely death

City works to fix sink hole

Credit Card changes you need to know

 Darton basketball ready for region tournament

Darton softball signs two standouts

DCP focuses on crimes against children

Dougherty judges won't hear media/School Bd. case

Former Albany mayor dies at home

Funeral will be held this weekend for Wilcox County family

Gilbert makes all-region

Hearing set for troubled business

Jail staffing remains issue in Terrell County

Man shot during armed robbery

Medical day care reaches out to disabled children

Racial Discrimination lawsuit near settlement at MCLB

SCA's Brown ready to run for the Governors

Second suspect arrested in Colquitt Co. home invasion

Small Biz. center offers enterprise help

Task force hopes to unify school systems

UPDATE: Pope Park turns 100

Walmart still planning to come to Albany

WG&L receives $1million



Tuesday 2/23/2010
2 firms cited for unsafe work conditions

Affordable Painting

Airport manager announces special fare

Albany Police are going after gangsters

Albany Tech displays high tech lab at MCLB

APD: Missing woman found

Basketball tournament in the works

Cash for Appliances off to a slow start

Citizen calls out commissioners for spending

City crews tackle large sinkhole

Darton advances to GJCAA semis

Dougherty County Police investigate burglary rash

Fire closes McDonalds for a few hours

GA SoS will sue Obama Justice Department

Ga. firefighters getting new burn building

It's not too late to enjoy some free pancakes

Legislators want to ban electronic voting machines

Miller Co. power struggle continues

More South Georgia peanuts headed to Haiti

Nothing off table in 2011 GA budget cuts

Now, a second sinkhole appears

Pedestrian struck and killed on Highway 82 West in Worth County

Pope Park centennial celebration is a night to remember

Should you save money in a recession?

Sinkhole work reveals another sinkhole

Ten county copper thief arrested

Thomas Co. hands over delinquent tax collection

Titans chasing top tournament seed against Warriors

Traffic violation crackdown already shows results in Tville

Valdosta Mayor's State of the City Address is Thursday

Valdosta Technical College announces GOAL winner

Video gaming machines seized in Lakeland



Wednesday 2/24/2010
'A Life of Art' on display in Albany

Albany bank robbed by man on cell phone

Albany Doctor indicted for second time

Cheap flights to Atlanta, this weekend only

City of Valdosta accepts nominations for preservation awards

DCSS Board to release names of Superintendent finalists

Don, ut Factory will open soon

Family speaks out following fatal hit and run accident

Family Trees: African-Americans find it difficult to trace history

Five arrested in unsuccessful robbery attempt

Five charged in failed robbery attempt

Gambling machines seized

Gardeners are waiting for Spring



Georgia introduces new NASCAR tags


Georgia kids need better dental care

Georgia's dental score is mediocre

Lakeland gambling raid has police concerned

Lee EMS dinner break policy to stay the same

Man indicted on 100 counts of sexual child exploitation

Man killed in hit & run, suspect questioned

Most wanted caught after car crash

MPD welcomes new K-9 members

Murder trial continues in Crisp County

Music and oral history now permanent at ACRI

Nation wide antique dealers in Thomasville for show

NWS says forecasting spring river flooding

School Board reaches media suit settlement

Should chicken be Georgia state bird?

Students prepare for possible major tuition hikes

Thomasville offers its own antiques show

Trio busted in gambling raid

UPDATE: Arrest made in Worth county fatal hit and run


 Walmart doesn't intimidate store owners


Thursday 2/25/2010
2009 Frist Humanitarian Award winners chosen

Albany bank improves security following robbery

Albany oil business burglary

Albany Tech hosts luncheon for local clergy

Albany woman celebrates 105th birthday

APD issues alert for Albany man

Bainbridge woman makes history at Bassmaster Classic

Bandits rob delivery man of chicken wings

Car seats distributed

Citizens get their say on Multi-Modal center

Commissioner fights health insurance hike

Community night at the museum

Female angler makes history

First graders sang, and performed for Black History Month

Former AFLAC executive sentenced in Mo.

Green energy versus coal-fired power plants

GSP has leads in Airman's death

Heritage Banks continue growth

Knights back in title game

Lady Eagles ready for repeat, revenge at GISA Final 4

Lady Jets win state title

Lee Countians voice concerns about new bypass

Moultrie DU Chapter recognized nationally

PSC OK's Plant Vogtle cost

Public defender budget concerns association president

Rams ready to open spring football Friday

Rams swept in regular season finale

Shred it to avoid identity theft


SOWEGA Auburn Club hosts Cleve Wester Scholarship Hunt

Special Report- Coupon Mom saves big on groceries

Tax documents found dumped in Smyrna, Ga.

Ward 4 residents take questions and concerns to city leaders

Woman killed after fleeing suspects crash






Friday 2/26/2010
Albany man robbed at gunpoint

Americus educator recognized statewide

Antique show has more than antiques to offer

Berrien High raises money for Haiti

Brick House Production's business license revoked

Census bureau updates

Colquitt Co. baby drowns

Commission pulls Brickhouse business license

DCSS Board Member emails tell details of search

Death concealment trial starts Monday

Dougherty County fights AIDS through education


Economic activity hikes 5.9 percent

Handel wants to slash state jobs

Lee County Primary School's Salute to America

Lee teen needs lung transplants

Meth lab busted in Decatur Co.

New push to have building named after Johnnie Johnson Jr.

Old triplex goes up in flames

Police Department thanks community for K-9 unit

Railroad walkers burglarize businesses

Reward now offered in missing FL woman case

Scholarship set up in name of slain ASU student

Some businesses can benefit from recession

Some Girl Scout Lemon cookies fall short

Students learn about music through black history

UPDATE: Man hit by car and killed in Worth County

Warning from homeowner about misleading advertisement

WG&L's quick response in snowstorm minimized problems in Albany

Doublegate honors Everett

GHSA State Basketball Tournament Schedules

Martin changes mind on Albany High job


Saturday 2/27/2010
ASU held model bridge building contest

Barfield's three lifts Terrell Academy to state championship

Chehaw wants to bring the Safari to southwest Georgia

Civic League thanks community for donating thousands of dollars

Deerfield-Windsor boys win state championship

Funerals for mother and children killed in crash

Lee County census block party sends a message

Ministers for Murfree

Stand up and be counted

Supporters back superintendent candidate

Valdosta State basketball sweeps West Georgia




Sunday 2/28/2010
Appliance rebate popular; funding still plentiful

Body found in south Albany

Dead man found behind abandoned house

House fire leaves family homeless

Trio of armed invaders hit Moultrie Rd. home

Wally Backman back in Albany to give back



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