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WALB News10 Archives, August, 2004

Sunday 8/1/2004

A good start

Church celebrates new building

Early voting for runoff opens Monday

Gangs go after youth and deface property

Infant dies in head-on collision

Man hit by oncoming car

Meet "Flint" the Flint River turtle

No West Nile this year

Son shoots mother's boyfriend






Monday 8/2/2004

Advanced voting for run off underway

Albany Police host National Night Out

ASA celebrates 22 years in Albany

Brawl injures trooper and teenager

Casting a light on crime

Church celebrates new building

City, county talk trash

Commissioner race gets muddy

Delays at Middle Flint 911

Delays at regional 911 center

Experiment may help pecan growers conserve water

First day butterflies

Growing pains at Americus-Sumter

Hungry burglar gets caught

LAMP hands out school supplies

Man dies, likely not from wreck

Man on lawnmower struck by car

Mayor vows to keep streets safe after brawl

No prison for police officer convicted of theft

Semi-pro quarterback arrested

Senate Candidate comes to town

Stealing from the delivery man

Sumter man drowns

Thousands stolen from Camilla business

Three people involved in a weekend shooting are identified

Women indicted for infant's death





Tuesday 8/3/2004

16 drug arrests in Dawson

A lot of school spirit

Albany night club is temporarily shut down

Pack, Blue Devils and Trojans all have eyes on playoffs

Another claim of police brutality

ASU players report for practice

'Cats rebuild; Vikes reload

Clark Avenue wreck leaves one dead

Deputies looking for meth lab maker

DNA proves man committed rape

Earning a master's degree doesn't take all your earnings

Former Lowndes officer to be arraigned in N.Y.

Gwinnett County woman arrested for "pumping" Albany man

Hawks ready to make another major trade

Leaders examine APD hiring practices

Mayor now has security detail

Motorist 'gets a charge' from utility line

National Night Out blood drive

Neighbors take stand against crime, drugs

Sonics held up at gunpoint

South Georgia Shooters compete for national title

Stadium renovations almost complete

Sumter drowning update

Terrell towns unifying

Troopers keep training up to date

Woman arrested for stealing from charity

Woman injures intoxicated husband

Blazers earn preseason honors

Woman finds class ring lost for 24 years





Wednesday 8/4/2004

10 Country: Jack's Wiggle Farm

Are these the Dog Days?

ASU players report for practice

Business owner reacts to Highway 280 Project

Businessman has divine plans for old Belk building

Candidate reminds voters about run-off

Convenience store burglars nabbed

Crisp County and the City of Cordele are working to attract new industries

Darton names new athletic director

Drug dog dies in hot car

Ethics Board looks into Worth County testing

Fourth APD officer suspected of law breaking

Irwin County escapee caught

Man suspected of making methamphetamine

New teachers attracted to Lee County

Norman Park soldier home for R & R

Officer urging teens to buckle up

Pack, Blue Devils and Trojans all have eyes on playoffs

Panthers, Trojans welcome challenges

Property owners in Cordele should get ready to pay higher taxes.

Sanderson Farms will start building soon

Sheriff gets statewide award

Teachers take top honors

Tift County considers smoking ban and allowing mixed drinks

Valdosta considers Sunday alcohol sales






Thursday 8/5/2004

Apartment fire starts with candle

10 Country: Jack's Wiggle Farm

ABAC adds two sports, drops one

Albany store heats things up

Blazers ready to start Walker

Cuthbert wants new industries

Drug dog dies in hot car

First day of school to raise voter turnout?

Grant provides housing improvements

Humane Society employees fired

Killer wants new trial

Man jailed after entering home with ax

Man runs from police, is captured

More students go toTifton for UGA degree

P&G reports growth for end of fiscal year

Pot plants found in Echols

Reading, writing, and religion

Redbone race heating up

Researchers battle tomato spotted wilt virus

Smoke free hospital giving free nicotine patches

Sounds of the auction go high-tech

South Georgia farmers learn how to conserve water

TCC, Ware Co. reload for region title run; Bainbridge rebuilds running game

Tobacco crop looking grim






Friday  8/6/2004

Ashburn honors fallen basketball star

Businesswoman, State Rep candidate face off

Classical Guitarist to perform

Cop arrested for shoplifting

First day of School brings on Mixed emotions

Food for Thought

Good football on the horizon for Good Life City

Leaders hope tour brings transportation improvements

Library gets free CD's from lawsuit

Local Sports Scoreboard-August 6, 2004

Margaret P. Smith

Residents celebrate 40 days of prayer

Schools get back to business with safe start to year

South Georgia man featured on Encore

Students measure heat in cars

Students miss first day of classes

TCC, Ware Co. reload for region title run; Bainbridge rebuilds running game

Technology helps the blind enjoy life

What Pre-K jitters?

Woman admits to killing boyfriend



Saturday 8/7/2004

Child starts fire inside foster home

Cancer Society sends out warning

Carter, Bishop help explain Medicare law

"Grape Stomp" helps grow South Georgia Winery

Pfizer helps uninsured get meds

Type O blood supply critically low



Sunday 8/8/2004

Country's best to dive in Moultrie

Churches sign petition to keep county dry

Doctors celebrate 50 years of good health

Fitzgerald chickens gain supporters

Foundation opposed to liquor vote

Maddux joins elite group

Riles leaves Louisville

Two men jailed for fight





Monday 8/9/2004

Baby survives murder-suicide

Blazers' QB picture may not be settled

City council says yes to new alcohol amendments

DC landfill fees may go up

Downtown Norman Park has little life left

Dumais family hopes to win gold on two continents

Former Lowndes star involved in big baseball trade

Future sales tax projects adding up

Homeowners beware unqualified contractors

Kids recruited to stop natural gas disasters

'Makers, Cougars and Rams eye big years in 2004

Man grows gigantic pumpkins

Riles gets release from Louisville

Run-off turnout historically low

South Georgia jailer arrested

Thurman suspended for three games

Triplets head home from hospital

Voters will decide on liquor sales

Will Tifton residents get liquor vote?

Zaccari promises year of positive change




Tuesday 8/10/2004

Albany commissioners evaluate City Manager

Alcohol controversy not over yet

Arrested cops still serving on APD

ASU suffers growing pains

City preps for tropical storm

Communities show support for the United Way

District Attorney injured in highway wreck

Four people arrested in burglary

Freddie Powell Sims wins

Hurricane Condition III declared at Moody

Indians, Bobcats and Eagles look to rebuild in '04

Landmark tree catches fire

Lee will seek another term as county commissioner

Leverett takes Lee County District 4

Local Sports Scoreboard-August 10, 2004

Lumpkin gone for season

Man arrested for raping 10-year-old girl

Mom sues school system

Newcomers make Region 1-AA even tougher

Organic peanut forum set

Rain doesn't stop State House 151 candidates

Redbone candidates expect close race

Roberts ends 12 years at State Capital

Shocking revelations come from APD review

South Georgia Company fined by OSHA

Two traditional Southern foods combine into one cool treat

Voters cast ballots in 2 runoffs

Voters will decide on liquor sales

Wally Roberts wins Lee Co. Redbone runoff

Wednesday 8/11/2004

Albany, Lee County prepare for Bonnie

Area governments, schools have storm in mind

Ashburn Police make arrests in mob fight

Bonnie better organized approaching Gulf coast

Calhoun County Schools close

Changes are underway at APD

City workers in Americus prepare for heavy rain

D.A. takes top honors

D.A., assistant D.A. will recover

Fitzgerald, Irwin County take their rivalry to region 2-AA

Hurricane Condition III declared at Moody Air Force Base

Log truck overturns

Man dies in early morning fire

New device treats reflux

New students find home at VSU

Plane makes emergency landing on highway

Preparing for the storm

Region 1-A has same faces in new places

South Georgia counties get several inches of rain

South Georgia deputy is in jail

Teenagers enjoy extreme entertainment with a message

Tropical storms bring welcome rain

Voters in Sumter County oust their sheriff



Thursday 8/12/2004

10 Country: Jean's King Observance

ABAC president will step down

Account set up for victim's of fire

Albany man robbed of car

Bonnie creates a muddy mess

Citizens become police officers

D.A. office continues work without two top officers

Disaster aid packed from Albany

Ex-candidate files complaint with state

Fire Chief overlooked?

Fitzgerald, Irwin County take their rivalry to region 2-AA

Flood watches issued; now Charley looms for Florida

Hubbard William "Bill" Lancaster

Leaking septic tank, live stock may be source of pollutant

Man dies in early morning fire

Merck sponsors two RiverQuarium exhibits

Perdue helps usher in Agri-advances

Public Works prevents potential flooding

Savage commits to Auburn

Some Floridians ride out the storms in Georgia

Stricter security for neighborhoods


Friday 8/13/2004

Amber Alert: Missing Child

Account set up for fire victims

Charley is strong, but should leave Florida overnight

Clinch expecting a challenge for region 1-A title

Crane driver survives wreck

District Attorney moved to Albany hospital

Farmers prepared for the worst

Firefighter suffers chest pains

Florida family takes refuge in Georgia

Florida officials discourage evacuation on I-75

Floridians moving slowly out of danger zones

Food for Thought

Georgia Power, Home Depot shift into disaster gear

Getting out of Florida without using I-75

Hurricane Charley chases away Floridians

Many evacuees target Tifton

Rams get first look at new home

Truckers avoid Interstate75

Vollmer sad to leave ABAC

Weeds weighing on minds of property owners






Saturday 8/14/2004

Alb. Tech showcases programs

ASU students move into dorms

Democrats rally for Rainey and Sizemore

Disaster volunteers head to Florida

"Fatal Vision" helps teens steer clear of danger

Florida evacuees head back home

Georgia escapes Charley's destruction

Injury bug bites again!

Now the Carolinas get a taste of Charley





Sunday 8/15/2004

Child vaccinations reach record high

Divers have Olympic dreams

East coast Georgia gets a little stormy weather

Governor warns of more budget cuts

Husband, wife die in crash

New panel reviews APD hiring

Recovery center opens new wing

Red Devils, Greenwave and Cougars optimistic about '04


Monday 8/16/2004

Albany company donates school supplies

City looks to panel for police improvement

Deadly intersection needs of caution light

Eagles, Knights look to build on success

Everybody wants a share of SPLOST money

Fall semester kicks off at VSU

Foreign food aids housed in South Georgia

Gigantic pumpkins weigh in

Hole in the Wall Gang caught again

Move over or pay $500.00

Perdue takes on meth epidemic

Pocket rockets are hitting the street

Property owners brace for tax explosion

Proposed dumping fees get trashed

Restaurant leads military donation drive

Riles joins Jackets

Students happily receive supplies

Truckers offer aid to hurricane victims

Young impersonator honors The King

Monday 8/17/2004

A battle of power explodes at commission meeting

APD debacle halts pay raises

ASU financial aid, students at odds

Bluegrass biker behind Peach State bars

Business Spotlight Directory

CAP Commander moves to bigger squadron

City looks to panel for police improvement

Cockfield earns AF2 honors

Delays at the grocery store

First responders prepare for next flood

Full service gas, without full service price

Grant helps feed the hungry

Health experts prepare for flu season

International program makes students better thinkers, communicators

Local Sports Scoreboard-August 17, 2004

Peanut crop outlook good

Police evaluation includes lengthy list of recommendations

Riverquarium holds first big crowd

Rivers Alive Cleanup planned

Shaken baby trial starts

Title hopes abound!

Water tank sits on ground

Wednesday 8/18/2004

Airport says improvements are vital

ATI must pick top projects

Baby dies in bed with her father

Bainbridge teen headed to prison for murder

Bomb threats phoned into Lee schools

Detox the next big thing in diets?

Drew hoping to be a Diamondback soon

Drill tests Merck employees and SWAT team

Drug agents hope for help from Meth Summit

Fowler addresses Park Officials

Hospital sues over faxes sent to community

Immunizations up in South Georgia

Kerfoot qualifies as Independent

Kids get started on Olympic dreams

Man wanted for passing bad checks

Opening of Riverquarium's I-Werks theater delayed

Police officer attends national academy

S. Georgia companies donate to hurricane victims

SCA hopes to spread volleyball fever in south Georgia

South Carolina police chief reviewing APD

South Georgia County hopes for more tourists

Students learn city government

Thomas softball coach resigns

Three former state champions and a rookie are now region rivals

Truck veers off road, kills two

Up, up and up




Thursday 8/19/2004

10 Country: Car Wash Philosophers

Albany man presented top police award

Competition improves employees' health

Crash caused by turbulence

Education all the way from the Ukraine

Food bank helps hurricane victims

Georgia water Quenches victims' thirst

Local Sports Scoreboard-August 19, 2004

Man goes to prison for drive by shootings

New business victim of heavy equipment theft

New service could save your life

No Sunday alcohol sales for Valdosta

Peanuts pushed as low carb snack

People worried about flu vaccine shortage

Phoebe turns to legal team after discovering phantom faxer

S. Georgia based company earnings up

Southland season opener moved to Macon

Stadium ready for football season

Truckers shipping relief items

Warriors, Valiants have holes to fill this season

Woman forced off road, killed

Woman recants rape allegation




Friday 8/20/2004
A year later, Dawson shops bustling

Battling West Nile in Dougherty County

Concrete truck driver hurt in crash

Dog suit over

Expect some changes with your checking account

Florida murder suspect caught after chase

Food for Thought

Football season has arrived!

Fugitives on the run

Gillionville project long overdue

Langdale helps restore power in Florida

Lowndes murder suspect arrested

Meth Lab Bust in Cordele

More young people are hesitant to join the military

One dies in wreck

Search for Dawson chief

South Ga. roads see multiple fatalities

Stadium ready for football season

Student choir to sing for Bush

TRMC sponsors Women's Event

United Way kicks off new campaign

Woman claims insurance rip-off




Saturday 8/21/2004

Benefit concert for Sherry Manning

Drunk driver injures two in crash

Forum addresses organic peanuts

Girl scouts learn to fight back

Suspect crashes into hospital

Top Georgia democrat responds to Kerry attack ads

West Nile survivor says beware mosquitoes



Sunday 8/22/2004

Albany dentist heads Georgia Dental Association

Body found in Albany house

Event draws 800 women

Falcons lend helping hand

Family will fight for baby-sitter's conviction

High School Football Scoreboard August 20th-21st

Law Enforcement Center delayed

Local Sports Scoreboard-August 21, 2004

Mary Love Gissendaner

Mistrial declared in shaken baby case

Overtime pay rule changes start

Rynders goes to Republican National Convention

Sumter jailer arrested for drug smuggling

Taylor giving back


Monday 8/23/2004

100+ year-old courthouse facelift underway

A S. GA store clerk is held up by an armed robber

Chase suspect faces list of charges

Couple robbed at gun point

Family will fight for baby-sitter's conviction

Former ASU employee pleads guilty to child molestation

South Georgia student diagnosed with hepatitis

Legal battle over sludge finally over

Man who left wreck is charged

New craze for music lovers

New on-line diet has believers

P. D. undergoes restructuring

Rose City Classic canceled
SPLOST project list slimming up

Top Doc calls Phoebe actions "cowardly"

Top Georgia Dem responds to Kerry attack ads

Vollmer gives last presidential address

911 center gets national recognition

Small town leads in 911 cell phone tracking


Wednesday 8/24/2004

A teen and adult die in two separate car crashes

Albany Tech. gets classroom on wheels

Bring a cow, get a free drink

Church book makes state archives

Fleeing driver drags deputy

Fugitives in custody

Getting ATI money from city, county will be tough

Hooters Tour coming to Valdosta

Local Sports Scoreboard-August 24, 2004

MCLB soon to post job openings

Moms of pre-schoolers need support, friendship

New armor kits being developed at Albany MCLB

Public health helps fight terrorism

Republican state senate candidate kicks off campaign

Sales tax money need for park master plan

State Rep wants Phoebe's finances open

Students bring relief to hurricane victims

Taylor's Olympic reign ends

United Way sets $275,000 goal

Woman conned in concrete job

Women get fired and get high school diploma




Wednesday 8/25/2004

A doll that reacts like a human

A new program to prevent family violence

Culture losing out in sales tax fight

Darton baseball, softball ready for a bright future

Doctors call for Phoebe CEO's resignation

Fraud artist pleads

Has city money gone missing?

Job Fair raises hopes

Lillian Juanita Barwick Martin

Local park offers Georgia's best programming

New sickle cell clinic opens

"No" sends robber out the door

Panel reviewing APD

Posey ready to for World Junior National Baseball Championships

Protection order changes woman's life

Rams ready to test new scoreboard

Safety inspector arrested in bribe scandal

Teaching kids a GREAT program
Who will be the new Fire Chief in Cairo?




Thursday 8/26/2004
10 Country: Shannon's Big Break

2nd Hepatitis case in Schley

Albany power crews provide relief to hurricane victims

Attorney says Phoebe assumed D.A.'s job

Career center helps people find jobs

Darton baseball, softball ready for a bright future

Darton soccer teams are ready for 2004 season

Drew enrolls at Florida State

Ex financial chief indicted

Firefighters "Fill the Boots"

Florida escapee caught in South Ga.

Guardsmen enjoy downtime

Loan company fined

Local Sports Scoreboard-August 26, 2004

Music under the Oaks

New Wal-Mart opens in Valdosta

Nine-year-old saves life

Player of the Week

Posey ready for World Championships

Rams ready to test new scoreboard

Reverse raffle raises money for Lee

School wins national award for student motivation

Senate candidate comes to South Georgia school

South Georgia Hospital gets upgrade in technology

State looking at more cuts

Tax Commissioner could be after you

WG&L does not approve new health insurance plan

Women spend decade funding Girls Inc.

Young gymnasts want to follow Olympiad footsteps

Friday 8/27/2004

50's day at middle school

A big opportunity for small businesses

ASU celebrates new stadium

Attorney has ideas for sued hospitals

Classroom Creatures

Conference center dedicated to former mayor

Federal grant helps group feed needy

Flu vaccine supply takes hit

Food for Thought  
Get moving-- to stay alive

High School Football Scoreboard August 27th

Home improvement stores will fight for customers

Internal struggles at Habitat

Man arrested for stealing from business

More hospitals come under fire

More legal woes for APD

Nation-wide shortage impacts concrete companies

Norman Park may run out of water

Officers train on high-powered rifles

Students have drivers licenses confiscated

Suspect nabbed

The Locker Room Report

United Way hosts Day of Caring

Young mother may have buried baby 5 years ago



Saturday 8/28/2004
Local Sports Scoreboard-August 28, 2004

Church reaches out to community

New parents square off

S. Georgians give Locks of Love

Plans made for Fiesta

Norman Park water supply limited



Sunday 8/29/2004

Commission prepares for another SPLOST meeting

Locks that keep thieves out

Man kills neighbor's dog

Rams bring in new stadium, season with a win

S. Georgians had eye on Olympics

Victims of burglaries give warning



Monday 8/30/2004

Another S. Ga hospital named in lawsuit

College in mourning

Dog killer charged by police

Family needs information about hit and run driver

Fight turns deadly

Fired officer helped man get jail release

Foster parents give special love

Fowler opens fields for sneak peak at wild

Ga. Congressman leads RNC

Ga. Power crews restore power in Florida

GHSA will keep five classes

Input wanted on transportation issues

Internal struggles at Habitat

Last minute preps underway at Flint Riverquarium

Man warns drivers of speed trap

Someone's watching you on the lake

SPLOST money spread thin

Teens mourn for friend

Truck-train collision kills four



Tuesday 8/31/2004

City honored for economic development

College in mourning

College kicks off new recruiting campaign

Device tracks teen drivers

Easter Seals provides independent living

Fatal semi wreck cause unknown

Firefighters raise thousands for Muscular Dystrophy

First chance to be first-time homeowners

Friends, family still stunned by deaths

Gators moved into Riverquarium

Gillionville Road project delayed

Independent out of Sumter race

Passion DVD a big hit

Ray Charles' final album released

Run to fight cancer

S. Georgia man killed when he is thrown from car

Sales tax money divided up

Tight sales tax budget leave Chehaw with $2 million

Troopers still looking into fatality

Warrant taken for arson suspect

Water workshop for lawmakers

Will Drew swap classes for a contract?

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