WALB-TV picked up ten awards in this year's Associated Press Broadcast competition; six first place and four honorable mentions.
Dawn Hobby's special report "Sex in the Streets," took first place for Best Series.
"Sex in the Streets" also received first place for General Excellence in Photojournalism by Scott Childs.
Dawn also received a first place honor for Best Specialized reporting for WALB's Most Wanted.
Wainwright Jeffers and Sam Smith picked up first place awards in Spot News for their coverage of a peanut warehouse fire in Sylvester last year.
Jennifer Emert and Sam Smith picked up first place for their story on "Lucy the Shopping Dog."
Jennifer also received an honorable mention for Investigative Reporting for her story, "What's In Your Flood Water?".
The WALB News 10 staff received an honorable mention for Best Staff Coverage for "South Georgia Flooding," while Robert Hydrick and Joey Donia received Honorable Mention for Best Sportscast.
Weekend Anchor Cade Fowler earned Honorable Mention as Best Anchor/Reporter.
BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING:
Winner: WRDW-TV, "Black Market Babies," Meredith Anderson,
Honorable Mention: WALB-TV, "What's in Your Flood Water,"
Jennifer Emert, Sam Smith.
BEST SPOT NEWS:
Winner: WALB-TV, "Peanut Warehouse Fire," Wainwright Jeffers,
Honorable Mention: WTOC-TV, "Deer Running in Downtown
Savannah," Don Logana, Ricardo Thomas.
BEST GENERAL REPORTING:
Winner: WTOC-TV, "Gambling Ring Busted," Christy Hutchings.
Honorable Mention:WMAZ, "Cat Earns GED," Carly Flynn Morgan.
BEST SERIES REPORTING:
Winner: WALB-TV, "Sex in the Streets," Dawn Hobby, Scott
Childs, Josh Morey.
Honorable Mention: WCTV, "A Survivor's Story," Lee Gordon, Joe
BEST STAFF COVERAGE:
Winner: WCTV, "Flooding," Eyewitness News Staff.
Honorable Mention: WALB-TV, "South Georgia Flooding," News
BEST FEATURE REPORTING:
Winner: WALB-TV, "Lucy, the Shopping Dog," Jennifer Emert, Sam
Honorable Mention: WRDW-TV, "Man Buried in Car," Ashley
BEST DOCUMENTARY/News Special Programming:
Winner: WTOC-TV, "Imperial Sugar, One Year Later," Jan Smith
and Ray Masterson.
Honorable Mention: WMAZ-TV, "Crime and the City," News Staff.
BEST SPORTS FEATURE:
Winner: WMAZ-TV, "Steriods and Bodybuilding", Suzanne Lawler.
Honorable Mention: WRBL-TV, "Ty's Smile," Shawn Skillman.
BEST SPORTSCAST: (TIE)
Winner: WRBL-TV, "Election Day Sports," Shawn Skillman.
Winner: WCTV, "Eyewitness Sports," Elton Gumbel.
Honorable Mention: WALB-TV, "WALB News 10 Sports 5/8/09,"
Robert Hydrick,Joey Donia, Scott Childs.
BEST SPORTS PROGRAM:
Winner: WCTV, "Friday Night Blitz," Eyewitness Sports.
Honorable Mention: WTOC-TV,"Tailgatin with WTOC," Staff.
BEST SPECIALIZED REPORTING:
Winner: WALB-TV, "Crime Watch," Dawn Hobby, Sam Smith, Josh
Honorable Mention: WRDW-TV, "Illegal Healthcare Home," Chris
Thomas, Neal Folger.
BEST SPOT NEWS VIDEO:
Winner: WALB-TV, "Peanut Warehouse Fire," Wainwright Jeffers.
Honorable Mention: WTOC-TV, "Deer Running Loose in Downtown
BEST USE OF SOUND:
Winner: WTOC-TV, "Fire Department Puts in Own Hydrant,"
Honorable Mention: WSAV-TV, "Warriors Walk," Calvin Knowles,
GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN PHOTOJOURNALISM:
Winner: WALB-TV, "Sex in the Streets," Scott Childs.
Honorable Mention: WRBL-TV, "Coach Blevins," Kevin Roble.
BEST WEATHER REPORTING:
Winner: WCTV, "Mike McCall," Mike McCall.
Honorable Mention: WTOC-TV, "Severe Weather Moves Through,"
BEST WEB SITE:
Winner: WCTV, "WCTV.TV," News Staff.
Honorable Mention: WMAZ-TV,"13 WMAZ.com," Don Buckindail,
Mallie Dein, Jake Wade, Eyewitness News Staff.
Winner: WMAZ,"Mayors Report Card," New Media Team.
Winner: WTOC-TV, "Mike Manhatton," Mike Manhatton.
Honorable Mention: WALB-TV, "Cade Fowler," Cade Fowler.
Winner: WSAV-TV, "11 p.m.," Megan Kramer.
Honorable Mention: WTOC-TV, The News (at) 6 12/02/09," Staff.
A jury convicted a Crisp County man on two counts of child molestation Friday. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for Hermenegildo Virgil Friday.
The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.
Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.
Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University.