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WALB News 10 Archives, October, 2004

Friday 10/1/2004

Albany Police begin house cleaning

Buyer beware: Was your dream car flooded?

Carter joins octogenarians

City wants fireman's lawsuit dismissed

Fire victims survive another tragedy

Firefighters to check hydrants

Food for Thought

High School Football Scoreboard

Judicial Circuits in Southwest Georgia

Kids get free dental check ups

Leaving amidst controversy, gala thrown for Johnson

Lt. Governor Mark Taylor visits Nursing Home

Parents oppose year-round school schedule

Pepper crops nearly destroyed in Colquitt County

Raising awareness of domestic violence

Raising money to protect unborn children

Salvation Army volunteers still on the go



Saturday 10/2/2004

Andersonville celebrates its history

Big Pig Jig gets underway in Vienna

Grillers face off to claim barbecue title

Horse show attracts riders from across state

Williams has big day for GSU
Women learn about new breast cancer treatments

Sunday 10/3/2004
Blacks prepare to head to the polls

Blazers win by a yard

Church celebrates 157 years of history

Local Sports Scoreboard October, 3, 2004

DC school board hopes growth helps minority businesses

Miracle win for the Rams

Nine year old ready for brain surgery

Perdue ask students for help

Pro-lifers demonstrate in Albany

Saturday's High School Football Scores (Oct. 2nd)
Will Fowler take over Chehaw?






Monday 10/4/2004

Albany plans for a holiday extravaganza

Another motel robbed

APD dismisses five officers

Arlington files suit for grant money, center

Baker County Sheriff gets bad news

Cavs win big

Chehaw closer to decision about Fowler

Costal Plains fair has hometown appeal

Dougherty County storm clean-up continues

Family gets extreme home makeover

Higher education deals with lower funding

House candidate says bonds are excessive

Hurricanes hurt Red Cross budgets

Local Sports Scoreboard October 4, 2004

Miracle boy recovers after head wound

Phoebe reimburses Dougherty County for indigent care

Post office held up at gunpoint

Retiree builds model trains

Saturday marks historic theater debut

Two people killed in weekend truck wreck

Walker shares spotlight, award


Tuesday 10/5/2004
An attitude for altitude

Attorney files dismissal motion on Phoebe's suit

Cavs win big

Chehaw closer to decision about Fowler

East Albany clean-up moves quickly, lots of work left in west

Eighty-three Georgia counties get USDA Disaster Declaration

Fair takes a walk on the wild side

Food Stamp fraud defendants face judge

High School Football Polls (Oct. 5th)

Historical marker unveiled in Worth Co.

Jones taking his swings

Local Sports Scoreboard October 5, 2004

Mt. St. Helens witness brings history to life

Murder/suicide in Colquitt County

NFL star shares success story

Pay raises for APD/AFD shot down

Police warn Pocket Bike riders

Pot plants found in Echols

S. Georgians sound off on outcome of VP debate

Southeastern Farm Market Survey

Traffic lights knocked out

Valdosta bank robbed

Walker shares spotlight, award

Will chief vacancy promote merger?

Will Fahrenheit DVD affect Bush vote?




Wednesday 10/6/2004

ABAC tears down to build up

Alzheimer's patients need your help

Convenience store break ins arrest

Ex-cop, building inspector indicted

Firefighters warn of burglar bar danger

Football rivalry used for good cause

Local Sports Scoreboard October 6, 2004

Man gets life in prison for murder

Mayor says bodyguard plays golf and carries a gun

No flu shot for millions of Georgians

Officials draft tough rules to guide mixed drink sales

Parents enjoy morning stroll with kids

Rabies warning in Crisp County

Rate increases follow storm damage

Students go to school during break

Vice Presidential debate leaves mixed opinions

Waffle House robbery suspect arrested

WALB viewers help catch bank robber

Thursday 10/7/2004

10 Country: Robbie's Perfect Job

Albany man dead after encounter with police

APD chief probe ends

Bainbridge's past is preserved

Bearcats have already matched 2003 win total

Blue Devils produce Player of the Week

Bond agent pays up

Cable rates going down in Valdosta

Decatur County's history connected to water

Depressed? If so, you're not alone

Dream of owning home comes true

Emergency crews react to crash simulation

Hurricanes are hard on utilities

Lake Seminole keeps economy flowing

Satisfying Bainbridge's sweet tooth since the Roaring 20s

Stolen classic car found 22 years later

Student dies after workout

Student march on the capital

United Way celebrates 50 years

Firday 10/8/2004

Albany high school student alleges rape

Andrew College turns 150

Best Buy opens in Valdosta

Extreme home makeover revealed to family

Flu shots depleting

Food for Thought

Lake Chehaw drawdown begins

Man invents generator that doesn't use gas

Officers' fire did not kill suspect

Perdue lends support

Pilots fly into South Georgia

Smoking ban takes effect, some still fighting it

Teen auditions for Partridge Family

Thief ordered to pay back thousands

Tift County, Fitzgerald High awarded for SAT scores




Saturday 10/9/2004
Construction wreck claims three lives

Eagles continue to fly high

High School Football Scoreboard-Oct 8th-9th

Hundreds participate in Memory Walk

Imagination theater holds grand opening

Jackets pull off upset

Kenneth Carl Johnson

Model planes fly into Lee County

Music to their ears

Nine year old ready for brain surgery

Ross J. Rhea

Survivors sit pretty in pink

Vols spoil Dogs streak

Will Fahrenheit DVD affect Bush vote?




Sunday 10/10/2004

Braves force game five

Fair draws competitors from across state

Hurricane relief group needs help

Joseph Fred Purvis

Local Sports Scoreboard October 9, 2004

Power commission to draw down lake

Rainfall Gauge

Retailers predict strong holiday season

School board member faces civil suit

Walker gets in groove against Reddies

Win streak snapped







Monday 10/11/2004

Couple celebrates 30th anniversary with surprise wedding

Fire chief back at helm

Gas prices soaring again

Grocery bill benefiting schools

Limited supply of vaccine will treat nurses, doctors

Local Sports Scoreboard October 11, 2004

Longtime Mitchell sheriff faces challenge

Meet the Irwin County candidates

Miss Fitness Olympia offers tips

No cause of death yet on Brooks man

Phoebe drops Factoid suit

Portable defibrillator saves man's life at YMCA

Prepare for winter bills

Rain causes muddy mess in Lowndes

S. Georgians saddened by death of Reeve

Truck rollover shuts down exit ramp

Welding sparks cause fire at Cooper Tire

Tuesday 10/12/2004

Abuse victim hopes to inspire others

Board of Regents votes against tuition hike

Businesses showcase products and services

Can farmers help bring back Bobwhite quail?

Church overwhelmed with donations

D.A. candidates want to restore confidence

Gas prices soaring again

Georgia research will aid stroke victims

High School Football Polls (Oct. 12th)

Hold onto your purse!

Hundreds line up for flu shots

Local Sports Scoreboard October 12, 2004

Music through the ages

Picking a pumpkin from the patch

Rams, Blazers 1-2 in division rankings

Spyware tattles on your Internet travels

Students are heading to the voting polls

The Young Left-hander passes





Wednesday 10/13/2004

ABAC students get help from house calls

ASU homecoming pumps up economy

ATI files suit over Flint Riverquarium construction

Camping out for chicken

Country artist holds signing in South Georgia

Cuts in ag education could hurt learning experience, resources

Drivers put their lives at risk

Lady Night Hawks pull big upset
Local Sports Scoreboard October 13, 2004

Longtime Mitchell sheriff faces challenge

New police chief in Dawson

Race for SW Circuit D.A.

So. Ga. company provides temporary housing for disaster victims

South Ga. soldier welcomed home

South Georgia employees get boost in pay

South Georgia teacher welcomed home from Iraq

Students learn value of smoke detectors

Terrell Academy ready to return to GISA final four

Who are the candidates for Federal Office?

Who are the candidates for the Georgia House?

Who are the candidates for the Georgia Senate?

World War II flight cadets reunite

World War II flight museum dedicated




Thursday 10/14/2004

10 Country: Ella's Political Yard Sale

Boat manufacturer moves into Willacoochee

Flu shot supply is nearly exhausted

Investigators search for burglar

Player of the Week is from Deerfield-Windsor

Puppy catches Parvo, shuts down shelter

Russian Farmers come to South Georgia

South Georgia minister arrested for whipping child

South Georgia woman murdered

South Georgians cast mental ballots

Students eat for health

Students teach parents

Trial date set for man accused of three deadly sins

Worth County Sheriff candidates speak out

Wrap-around window office

Youngsters celebrate after school programs

Local Sports Scoreboard October 14, 2004






Friday 10/15/2004

Arsonist nearly gets burned

Chambliss honored for small business support

Flu shot supply is nearly exhausted

Food for Thought

High Football Scoreboard October 15, 2004

Lady Panthers go for three-peat

Lawsuit against hospital dismissed

New shelter for homeless families

Orange brings lots of green to Terrell

Police say S. Georgia man gunned down ex-wife

Teen rescues mother from fire

Two teens killed after crash with train

Saturday 10/16/2004

Art in the Park sparks imaginations

Blazers extinguish Tigers bid for upset

Canines compete in kennel club show

Eagles soar over Mountaineers

New ASU stadium evokes homecoming pride

Rams rout Panthers

Sunbelt Ag Expo getting ready for you

Sweet revenge

Terror threat doesn't affect gun sales

Sunday 10/17/2004

Boatright, Goggans vie for open senate district 7 seat

Business owners take aim at deer hunters

Crash kills teen driver

Crash leaves one dead

South Health District gets small flu shot supply


Monday 10/18/2004
Alcohol likely involved in crash

City approves wine-pouring license

Dive team finds murder weapon

Drive through flu shot clinic cancelled

Driving for dough

Flu shots few and far between

Fowler/Chehaw will work together

Georgia Senate District 11

Girl Scouts spread mosquito safety info.

Horse riders raising money for Special Olympics

House speaker tours Riverquarium

Local Sports Scoreboard October 18, 2004

Masked man shoots woman twice in back

MCLB armor program growth means more jobs

Memory walk set for Tuesday

N.Slappey pile-up backs up traffic

New Albany senior center is up in the air

Police dept. one step away from certification

Rainfall Gauge

Seniors looking for help to save center

Voters get chance to cast vote in advance





Tuesday 10/19/2004

Absentee voting good indication of Nov. 2nd

Accusations fly in coroner's race

BBQ fundraiser held in memory of 4 year old victim

Consolidation could save two million dollars a year

Dougherty County jail inmate commits suicide

Fighting drugs top priority for sheriff's candidates

Flu vaccinations available in the South Health District

Hospital employees vaccinated for flu

Kids learn importance of voting

Make a Difference Day

National leader in health speaks in Albany

New principal takes over at FHS

Police chief search continues

Police dept. one step away from certification

Role player

Satellite radio with commercials?

Sunbelt Ag Expo moves into 2nd quarter century

Thrush Aircraft making planes, adding jobs

Tift Regional teams up with ABAC

Truck crashes into East Albany home

Truck crashes into East Albany home

Two homes destroyed by fire

Two Valdostans campaign for District 8 Senate seat






Wednesday 10/20/2004

18 and older? Not anymore

Bazaar sell brings in big bucks

Business people get leadership lessons from the best

Event planners bringing concerts, shows to Albany

Gunman takes six people hostage

High School Football Polls (Oct. 19th)

Inmate on the loose

Lady Trojans ready for sectionals

Local Sports Scoreboard October 20, 2004

Loose trailer causes wreck on Liberty By-pass

Mail carrier attacked with shotgun

Man arrested for armed robberies

Minister/Lawyer vie for District 12 seat

More Georgians going to polls

October is national disability awareness month

Reed Bingham kicks off Fall Festival

Ticket buyers for Ojays can get refund

Train derails in Early County

Wash hands, prevent flu




Thursday 10/21/2004

Attorney, former Rep. run for Georgia Senate

Beauty, Beast bring show to Albany ice

Dougherty County students get sickle cell screening

Drug recovery center needs your help

Federal Reserve Governor speaks on petroleum future

Flu vaccines available in Valdosta

Investigators probe child's death

Keeping good drugs out of bad guys hands

Local Sports Scoreboard October 21, 2004

Moody opens haunted house

Phoebe Putney to face charges in Dougherty County

Protest at Habitat headquarters

Ransom pays the price

Reeves on Hall of Fame ballot

S. Georgia animal shelter remains under quarantine

Sheriff, commission avert court battle

Students learn alcohol dangers

Students learn parenting skills

Sumter County Sheriff's race

Technology will help police with surveillance tapes

Vigil held for domestic violence victims






Friday 10/22/2004

District 152 Race

Dougherty County students get sickle cell screening

Employees get free health screenings

Food for Thought

Homeland security conference

Hundreds of Indians come to Valdosta for religious holiday

Investigation continues on death of Berrien County child

Man runs from police

Mayor's bus tour

Military Holiday Packaging

Muslims prepare to vote

New tools save lives

Pageant supporters speak out

Sound effects quieten fussy babies

Stanley Lee Rush

Two arrested in Ebay scam

When should kids go trick or treating?

Will voters extend sales tax?

Saturday 10/23/2004

Churches to rally against liquor referendum

Best in BMX at Parks at Chehaw

High Football Scoreboard October 22-23, 2004

Hundreds walk for heart research

Real Rock Fest expected to draw large crowd

Top democratic candidates rally in Worth Co.

Volunteers clean up Flint river banks



Sunday 10/24/2004

Blazers avenge loss

Breast cancer survivors get pampered

Dance academy offers Christian appeal

Dogs hold off Hogs

Eagles keep on rolling

ā€¯Junkin" comes to South Georgia

Older voters expand their focus

Rams make it 16 straight

Rural voters decide balance of power

State Softball Sectional Scores (October 22nd-23rd)

Voters can beat rush, cast ballots early



Monday 10/25/2004

Advanced voting draws a crowd

Americus robbers on the run after beating store clerks

Americus walkers hit the street

Church reunites oldest members

Grapefruits will cost more this season

Hurricanes hurt peanut harvest

Kids learn to "Just say no"

Men use dead man's identity to buy car

Officers speak about low morale, pay

Political signs ripped apart

Public Safety officials endorse sales tax

Rural voters decide balance of power

Salvation Army bell ringers banned at retail giant

Store clerk held at knife point

Toys for foster kids

United Way halfway to the finish line

Valdostans line up for flu shots

Woman raped in Mall bathroom

Worth teen dies in crash






Tuesday 10/26/2004

Americus robbers caught, four men involved

Americus robbers on the run after beating store clerks

Armed robber nabbed

Banquet highlights Easter Seals volunteers, employees

Burglar visits while you sleep

Child's death ruled as accidental

Commissioner indicted on unlawful voting charges

Day care owner charged with abuse

Driver passing truck kills two

Eversman receives endorsement

Get a car wash and help the Red Cross

Grapefruit will cost more this season

Hispanic right to vote challenged

Large number of Georgia voters expected at polls

Local Sports Scoreboard

Mall rape investigation continues

Ministers offer voters ride to polls

Nashville residents want to represent District 170

Plane crashes on Sylvester runway

Police begin to zero in on brutal thief

Rynder, s receives Sheriff's award

S. Georgians sound off on outcome of VP debate

Self defense can save your life

Three-term senator gets educator endorsement

Troupe still awaiting indictment

Vice Presidential debate leaves mixed opinions






Wednesday 10/27/2004
A soldier's homecoming surprises son

Americus robbers caught, four men involved

Another fatal wreck in S. Georgia

Change your look for Halloween without a costume

Early voters setting state record

Firefighter fired for threatening co-worker

GBI says police officer didn't use brutality

High School Football Polls (Oct. 26th)

Hispanic right to vote challenged

Local Sports Scoreboard Oct. 27th

Lunar eclipse looms over Wednesday night

Mayor accused of misusing funds

Mo Mitchell ready for final battle with the Dogs

Name of car crash victim released

Popular "haunt" on Halloween

Republicans make political history

Running for House Seat 172

Russians visit South Georgia for look at American farm business

School board sells property

Sheriff could make political history

SPD officer honored for life-saving act

Store managers say Albany Mall is safe

Trick or treat on the square plans

TV viewers help police nab brutal robbery suspects

Voters cast ballots early

Wear pink to save money and lives








Thursday 10/28/2004

$1 million in cocaine seized

10 Country: Walter's Long Halloween

Local Sports Scores including Thursday High School Football Oct. 28th

Agri-tourism taught as new income source for farmers

ASU students exercise their freedom

Challenged dropped against most Atkinson voters

College, Career or both?

Free Fall festival Thursday night

Friends campaign for House Seat 173

Hawks cut Harvey

Ice company cited by OSHA

Mo Mitchell ready for final battle with the Dawgs

Paint the town pink

Police search for motel robber

Popular career fair

Prather takes Top honor

Professor wants sheriff's slot

Russians get a look at American farm business

Senate hopeful visits S. Georgia

SPLOST vote will lower homeowners insurance

SPLOST will bring old high school stage back to life

Students turn green for Red Ribbon Week

TJCC joins in 4-decade salute

Transplant foundation to open Albany office

WG&L looking at rate changes







Friday 10/29/2004

Auto thefts on increase

Downtown Halloween events for kids and adults

Drill team shows how it's done at MCLB

Early voting hit in Lee

Fish and Game Forecast

Food for Thought

Georgia students choose a President

Halloween dress-up for adults too

Halloween safety tips

Lowndes residents run for House seat

Police supervisors train to help officer morale

Sheriff's department offers safe Halloween fun

Students collect voter pledges

Valdosta man featured on Today Show

World-class air show

Your checks may clear the same day



Saturday 10/30/2004
Air show draws hundreds

Blazers remain red hot

Dinner raises money for Recovery

Early voting is now over


Golf tourney benefits local charity

High School Football Scoreboard Oct. 28th-30th

Police looking for murder suspect

Pumpkin Palooza draws crowd

Rams roll over Morehouse

Time to change clocks and batteries

Webster County woman dies in crash

Williams leads Eagles past Jackrabbits

Sunday 10/31/2004

Church brings health to Africa

Community to pray for election

Fiery Truck Crash Kills 4

Local Sports Scoreboard Oct. 31st

Murder suspect surrenders

Nine year old home after brain surgery

Rainfall Gauge

Troopers to soon name victims in fiery crash

Woman back from helping rebuild Iraq speaks out



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