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WALB News 10 Archives, March, 2004


Monday 3/1/2004

Basketball tourney to bring big money

Black contractors consider discrimination lawsuit

Club fight injures man, later an officer is injured

Fighting the flames

Grand jury joins police probe

Infant dies in Camilla

Leap Day babies will be forever young

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 1, 2004

Low voter turn-out expected for Super Tuesday

Polite announces D. A. candidacy

Proposed law could ban public smoking

Securing the Summit

Smoking ordinance takes effect in Valdosta

SWGA Young GOP win seats

Trees of Courage

Valdosta man dies in house fire
Woman charged with stealing from employer

Tuesday 3/2/2004
10 Country: Fred's Homemade Stress Clinic

APD searches for hit and run driver

Crash victims returning from prayer meeting

Dorough wins Ward 4 runoff

Faculty releases no-confidence vote on Adams

Fit & Healthy Contest

Four dead after wreck with propane truck

Good Samaritan robbed

KKK protests in favor of 'Barnes' flag

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 2, 2004

Moody Airmen deploy to Iraq

Read Across America

Soldier's wife prepares for his arrival

Spring weather has arrived!

Sunday alcohol sales in Lee County?

Truitt recommended at Monroe

Tucker wins second straight SIAC MVP award

Voter turn-out varies by Ward

Voting hours extended in Valdosta




Wednesday 3/3/2004

Albany leaders quiet noise

Albany's smoking ordinance is model for other cities

Are antibiotics used too much for child ear aches?

Cordele considers smoking ban

Drowning deaths remembered

GHSA Semifinal Scores

Hit and run suspect arrested

Keep Kids Buckled in the Back Seat

Kerry wins big; sets sights on nomination

Lawmakers looking at online lottery sales

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 3, 2004

Man sentenced to life for murder

Power outage leaves downtown Albany in the dark

Rainfall Gauge

S.GA Doctor makes people smile

SIAC Tournament Scoreboard

South Georgia boat landing re-opens

State honors Albany GSP

Tifton officials working to make first responders first class

Truitt recommended at Monroe

Tucker wins second straight SIAC MVP award

Valdosta woman attacked by dogs



Thursday 3/4/2004
Albany man shoots to stop burglar

Blazers rally to beat Christian Brothers

California woman wins HGTV's Georgia "Dream Home"

Cordele considers smoking ban

Deputies sniff out pot stash

Food bank surprises Moody Airman

Gas prices skyrocketing

Get money for turning in shooting suspect

GHSA Semifinal Scores

Heart Walk held in Thomasville

Homerville police make drug arrests

Keep Kids Buckled in the Back Seat

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 4, 2004

Man attempts to rob bank drive-thru

Moody honors fallen Airman

Rainfall Gauge

Sherwood holding Passion class

SIAC Tournament Scoreboard

State Patrol post honored

State's first lady calls for new blood donors

Students caught illegally giving out prescription drugs

Turn in suspect, get a reward

Valdosta police crack cold case

Friday 3/5/2004
Albany ranks amongst top places to do business

Alleged kidnapping a false alarm

Antiques show opens

Blazers open spring drills

Cat is rescued from a tree

Comets run circles around Blue Devils

Family raises money for kidney transplant

Flint River Textile plant closes

Food for Thought

Gas prices skyrocketing

GHSA Semifinal Scores

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 5, 2004

Mad cow, avian flu barely affecting pork exports

Oxendine reminds S. Georgians about insurance issues

Patriots fall in semis again

Pollen causes big headaches

Rainfall Gauge

SIAC tournament a score for Albany's economy

SIAC Tournament Scoreboard

Steel Prices Skyrocket

Students spend spring break building homes

Thieves target lawn mowers in the spring

Vacant plant has bright future

Valdosta man wanted for robberies

Westover girls fall to defending state champs



Saturday 3/6/2004

17 year old dies in wreck

A perfect ending!

Lady Greenwave fall just short

Man found guilty on two counts of murder

Mardi Gras in Albany?

Protesters march in memory of Jackson

Strong winds damage homes




Sunday 3/7/2004

Albany attorney charged with DUI

Children wake up in burning house

Columbine mother turns tragedy into triumph

GHSA Semifinal Scores

Lawmakers begin to wrap up legislative session

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 7, 2004

Not again!

Senior bowlers compete in tourney

SIAC Tournament Scoreboard
South Georgia woman dies in crash

Monday March 8, 2004
A. J. earns conference honors

Albany man tried for armed robbery

Albany tennis complex is in the works, again

Big business pull-out leaves DC landfill in dumps

Council passes, Mayor vetoes city charter

DA Ken Hodges will investigate high-profile case

Deputy Secretary of Navy inspects Albany base

Habitat homes targeted by vandals

Hospitals stress patient safety

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 12, 2004

Marine armor made in Albany

Mayor opens ears for concerns

Meyer von Bremen restores Chattahoochee money

Peer Helpers help furry friends

Prince wins family business of the year

School board going after more magnets

Secondhand smoke harmful to pets

Toddler hit by car

Tornadoes hire Truitt

Who will elect Cairo mayor?

Wreck victim's family urges you to buckle up

Wednesday March 9, 2004

Albany man found not guilty

Albany man kept out of courtroom during trial

Body found in abandoned house

Chemical fire in Crisp County

Crisp County chemical explosion

Donnie Reed Paige

Economic forecaster says Georgia on the grow

Firefighters get hands on training

Godfrey charges south down the Pacific Coast

House calls for uniform grading

National guard fills Moody's void

Nursing students get new equipment

Parole board helps reduce recidivism

Planting begins for Trees of Courage

Teens arrested in Cordele fire

The price tag on the downtown hotel goes up

Woman wins free truck
Yarbrough is GSC coach of the year


Thursday March 10, 2004
ASU's Tucker selected for all-star game
Camilla superfund site will get re-developed
Chehaw Director resigns
Collins sentence is delayed
Could two Americus deaths be related?
Dougherty County law enforcement backs safe schools
Former teacher sentenced to prison

Georgia Police cooperate for homeland security

Great Scott!

Homerville man charged in toddler's death

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 12, 2004

Mardi Gras was bigger and better in 2004

Proposed plant has residents in an uproar

School systems sign agreement with MCLB

South Georgia man follows dream

Student wins fruitie award

Third graders at risk of remediation




Friday March 12, 2004
Azalea Festival kicks off in Valdosta

Controlled Burners meet Safety Standards

Ear infection? Your child may not get antibiotic

Federal judge holds DOC in contempt

Fire Marshall investigates weekend fire

Kids Against Hunger

Mayor says WG&L should drop late fees for seniors

Metal company coming soon

Newman on pole at Atlanta

Pedestrian hit on I-75

Police working to identify body found in river

Poultry complex equals thousands of jobs

Rainfall Gauge

Reward in second Americus murder

Small steps to big weight loss

Valdosta man arrested for robbery

Weapons of mass destruction experts instruct in Albany

Wearing the Warrington fights cancer

Young anchors report for WALB at career day



Saturday 3/13/2004 

Body found in river identified as missing man

Civil War period relieved

Falcons extinguish Blazers season

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 14, 2004

Sorority helps stop the spread of HIV

Sunday 3/14/2004

Fugitive captured in Ben Hill County

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 14, 2004


Monday 3/15/2004

Athletics bring big bucks to Valdosta

Car crash injures eight young people

Do you know these men?

Driver arrested after Interstate rampage

Floridians cross state line to save at the pump

Hampton hungry for success

Kidnapper and assaulter on the run

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 15, 2004

Major cigarette maker cuts back

Man wanted for early morning rape

Math students celebrate Pi Day

Motorcycle wreck kills South Georgia man

Partridge fire intentionally set

Rainfall Gauge

School pilot program fights obesity

Smoking ban draft in commissioner's hands

Students give to a good cause

Sylvester citizens are still saying injustice
Wildfire danger high in Southwest Georgia

Tuesday 3/16/2004
10 Country: Shelby's Big Chance"

April First is rabies shot deadline

Arrest made in ice plant burglary

Breakdown on proposed election map

Commissioners talk flood, political rules

Councilman trial date not set

DOC employees go back to college

Educators ask officials for answers

Experts say state's cotton quality needs improvement

Family escapes fire through window

Hooters Michelob Ultra Classic Tee Times and Pairings

Kidnap victim returns home

Lee County putting Oliver on stage

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 16, 2004

Moody pilots will fly over Spence Field

More construction is underway on ASU stadium

Paulk named sheriff of the year

Quitman school gets reading grant

Rainfall Gauge

Regional GEMA coordinator honored

Thomas Softball now ranked 2nd in nation

Two robbed in Albany home invasion

What a come-back!

When disaster strikes, YOU are needed

Zoning Board to review new draft


Wednesday 3/17/2004

Adult softball held up by City mistake

"The Passion" not subsiding

AFD inspector arrested on sex charges

APD probes possible misuse of City funds

Arsonist couple have their day in court

Cooper Tire expansion

Corn planting time in South Georgia

Dooly's Clark recommended at Americus

Educators ask officials for answers

Foster and adoptive parents needed

Georgia's First Lady comes to Tifton

Infant dies between mattress and headboard

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 17, 2004

Love of work keeps 84 year-old on the job

New Super Walmart in Fitzgerald

Police probe tire theft

Rainfall Gauge

Rape suspect caught

R-C's Williams is coach of the year in Georgia

School blood drive striving to be # 1

South Georgia business owners get a look at new technology

South Georgia veterans say soldier should finish duty

Students dye hair green

Students glad HOPE changes delayed

Students take to airwaves



Thursday 3/18/2004

An Ancient Practice Helps South Georgians

Clark is approved at Americus

DOC Commissioner visits south Georgia

GED testing suspended in Dougherty Co.

Humane society moves into new office

Log truck overturns

Man charged in fatal accident

New process streamlines blood collection

Pictures tell a thousand stories

Public trails hearing set

R-C's Williams is coach of the year in Georgia

Sanchez leads after round one

Scientists detect path of asteroid

Silent Auction to be held tonight!

South Georgia women try out for Top Model

State to fine motorists for insurance lapses

Bassham finishes 2nd in NCAA's

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Friday 3/19/2004
Albany armed robber arrested
Bassham wins NCAA title
Dickerson is in familiar spot for the second straight week
Fisherman missing in Wilcox County
Georgia takes a big step toward protecting its children
Jackets almost get stung in NCAA's
Lawmakers work to help Medicaid
Man pulled from shed by police
South Georgia Army Captain looks back at Iraq War
Store owner robbed in home invasion
Tech football team opens spring drills
Top official kicked off his post 



Bailey makes his move

Battle of the Giants

Body found in burning home

Church gives C, hehaw a facelift

Fatal wreck kills three, infant clings to life

Search continues for fisherman

US Senate candidates tour S. Georgia

Volunteers plant Trees of Courage


Sunday 3/21/2004

102 years young

2 year old survives wreck

200 vendors participate in craft fest

Church builds God's way

Dickerson cashes in

Diving into the history books

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 21, 2004

New law allows collection after death

Still dancing

Two men die in Terrell County wreck

Wreck claims three young lives

Young artists are honored

Monday 3/22/2004

Albany man sentenced to 20 years

Devastating fire on Lake Blackshear

Diabetes screening saves lives

FDA sets rules for anti-depressants

Fire races through South Georgia jail

Firefighter has bond hearing

House fire kills two, injures another

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 22, 2004

Poultry company looking to lay eggs in South Georgia

Rainfall Gauge

Senior citizens head back to college

Social workers more efficient with traveling computers

Veterans Party Candidate looking for support

Woman kidnapped, taken to P.C.

Young artists are honored




Tuesday 3/23/2004

Car collides with school bus

City Managers job in limbo & commissioners appoint new Judge

Construction begins on Tri-County E-911 Center

County files extradition for kidnap suspect

Dogs put on shoulder pads for first time in spring

Fertilizer truck overturns

Hodges announces re-election plans

Man robs Waffle House

Man surrenders in alleged abduction

"Missing" girls found in apartment

Night clubs now must pay to Brown Bag

Police officer won't face trial for suspect's death

Saving "Grace" for drug addicts

School system looks for new space

Some store clerks just don't get it

South Georgia Marine on stand by

Sparks fly in Thomasville

U.S. Postal Service enhances on-line presence

VSU's Yarbrough earns a second coaching award


Wednesday 3/24/2004

A perfect fit

A learning experience

Baker County woman hijacks cop car

Business Spotlight Directory

City Manager's days my be numbered

City Managers job in limbo & commissioners appoint new Judge

Color TV turns 50

Construction begins on Tri-County E-911 Center

Foresters fighting too many wildfires

Georgia's first lady visits Valdosta

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 24, 2004

New Municipal Judge takes the bench

Night clubs now must pay to Brown Bag

Obesity on the rise in South Georgia

Police officer won't face trial for suspect's death

Principal's degree from unaccredited school

Triple murder case gets new attention

Update on Morgan man who is "losing to live"
Whiter, brighter teeth 


Thursday 3/25/2004

10 Country: George's Wake-up Calls

A perfect fit

Baker County fugitive caught

Commissioners talk impact fees

DARE grads saluted

Dead pedestrian identified

Elderly woman clings to life

Former "Winston Man" preaches cigarette dangers

Four transvestites arrested for 'Pumping' murder

Georgia getting less homeland security dollars

Georgia volunteers honor fallen personnel with trees

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 25, 2004

March is colorectal cancer awareness month

Murders have similarities

Music on the Lawn celebration

Night clubs now must pay to Brown Bag

Police Chief suspended; won't quit

Police looking for bad check ring

Police officer won't face trial for suspect's death

PPMH is Under Investigation

Principal ordered to pay back salary

Rainfall Gauge

Revill leaves Vols

School board candidates speak out

Storage building destroyed by fire

Supporters rallying for city manager

Teacher education vs. Student performance

Turner football legacy begins with Dye

Unique museum draws visitors to Ashburn

WALB Anniversary Roadshow stops in Ashburn

You CAN come home again


Friday 3/26/2004
Albany woman robbed in home invasion

Base awarded for lifesaving work in Iraq

City folks learn rodeo skills

City gears up for Blacks Arts Festival

Conference focuses on Mid East

Does Homeland Security budget short-change Georgia?

Family gets quadruple surprise

Fisherman found in river 

Firefighter out on bond

Food for Thought

Four arrested for forging bad checks

Graydon enrolls at G.M.C.

Lincey is a first for M-B's Walker

Major layoff at Pearson plant

Man wanted for questioning in death

Mathis calls, then cancels, "personnel" meeting

One of the dryest Marches ever

Protect Kids from poison

South Georgia Kids Learn about Careers

State budget looks bad for education

Two officers to return, one remains suspended

Saturday 3/27/2004

Easter Bunny in South Georgia

Fire Ant Festival

Fire claims four lives

Sunday  3/28/2004
City prepares to clean up

Customers stop paying for gas

Fire destroys home

Junior dragsters hit track

Kinder Vision & WALB

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 28, 2004

Pennies for puppies exceeds goal,

Spring planting season in full bloom

What a comeback!

Women Making Magic


Monday 3/29/2004

A new day at New Horizons

Art Gallery opens in S. Georgia

Boy is severely burned

Consolidation talk stirs debate

Dougherty Schools have gang problem

First Lady of Plains exhibit unveiled

Good news from Thomasville Guard Unit

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 29, 2004

Man arrested for elderly woman's murder

Man dies while burning yard

Merck & Co. works to preserve nature

More jobs lost to foreign trade, competition

Nashville fire caused by cigarette

Radium wildlife observatory to be donated

South Georgia center changes criminal mindset

Spanish-language newspaper coming soon

State looking at home health care cuts

Teen dies in wreck, another injured
VSU student dies in car wreck


Tuesday 3/30/2004

10 Country: Bill's Swinging Business

Buena Vista man shot outside girlfriend's home

Dawson Police Chief wants hearing

Death scene looks suspicious to investigators

Fatal fires spark concern about fire safety

Fire damages Albany apartment building

Foreign nurses needed to help with shortage

Former firefighter sues AFD

Free peanuts for Georgia tourists

Man arrested for assaulting ex-wife

Man falls to his death

Mosquito traps looking for west Nile virus carriers

Spray on tanning

Spanish-language newspaper coming soon

Valdosta holds HUD hearings



Wednesday 3/31/2004
A Diving Mecca

Cabins on wheels

Car crash causes water main break

Controversy over city's next police chief

COPY-Fatal fires spark concern about fire safety

Falcons sign cornerback

Fire Department salutes two heroes

Free compost for Lowndes County residents

Georgia Newswatch

Georgia political candidates get ready!

Group hopes to save MCLB

Hawks, Thrashers have new owners

Industries bring big bucks to Albany

Mathis is booked on DUI charges

Preventing home burglaries

Rainfall Gauge

Students learn life-saving lessons

Suspicious death in Sumter County

TORT reform debate heats up

T-U's Avery earns national honors

WG&L gives seniors a break on late fees

Local Sports Scoreboard-March 31, 2004



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