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WALB News Archives, December, 2004

Wednesday 12/1/2004

Bring holiday cheer to battered women

Businesses stir up spirit of giving

Candidate files suit over wrong ballot

Chamber gives wish list to lawmakers

Local Sports Scoreboard Dec. 1, 2004

Child support amnesty begins

Congress approves money for VSU

Kids go back to school with free glasses

Man paints holiday cheer

Man wanted for burglary nabbed while grocery shopping

Middle schoolers compete to see who is smartest

Postal employee investigated for theft

Preps underway for King Celebration 2005

Private education for public cost

S. Georgia man wins state-wide award

Santa hears wish lists

Second suspect arrested in attempted robbery

Shooting suspect arrested

Technology provides overseas learning
Troopers in the sky



Thursday 12/2/2004

Ag specialists plan virus strategy

Army soldiers complete mission at Moody

Beavers beware!

City gets temporary captain

East Albany store proves to be one lucky pit stop

Former D.A. wont go to prison until January

Local Sports Scoreboard Dec. 2, 2004

Marine commander saluted

McKey Park gets a face lift

Mentor a child

Savage wins Player of the year

Sheriff re-lives trial allegations

Students take a trip on the Polar Express





Friday 12/3/2004

Champion dogs benefit Hospice

Fight breaks out between police and a family

Food for Thought

Little tyke honored for 911 call

More Georgia troops ordered to Middle East

No-chase policy thwarts arrests

Quadriplegics take to the court

Reading for 2005 seconds

Sales Department Contacts

Santa train rolling through Southwest Georgia

Spence Field of Dreams

Two die in three separate wrecks

Valdosta man robbed at gun point

Whooping Cranes rest in South Georgia



Saturday 12/4/2004

Deer hunt held for disabled teen

One to go!

Local Sports Scoreboard Dec. 4, 2004



Sunday 12/5/2004

Body of infant found in car

Family Day bittersweet for guardsmen

Hunters stumble upon body

Vikings finish off dream season



Monday 12/6/2004

A free way to dispose of pesticides safely

Another payday loan company raided

Commissioner Stone wants answers from DCSS

Cypress Gardens set to reopen

Fall feather hunt sells Georgia business

Flu Mist available in South Georgia

Food for Thought

Food for Thought Archives

Former POWs remember WWII

Funds for phone cards for those fighting in Iraq

Lee County Sunday sales to begin soon

Lee County, Albany politicians say time for change, cooperation

Maybe autopsy will identify body

Mother charged with murder of infant

Organization lends hand to needy families

Teenager admits to molesting cousin






Tuesday 12/7/2004

Another King is arrested in drug case

Car buyer's market

Chamber of Commerce sets legislative goals

Commission makes Edwards official

Dawson re-vote set for March 2005

Driver arrested for pointing pistol at another

June Bug's Plaza is changing hands

Local Sports Scoreboard Dec. 7, 2004

Man arrested for robbing store

One arrested in burglaries

Peppermint Pops to draw thousands

Police investigate shooting, home invasion

Pops packs barrels of food for needy

Rainfall Gauge

School administrator resigns

School food chief quits; consultants hired

Shop with a cop

Skatepark groundbreaking nears

Students learn about city government

Wildcats release 2005 AF2 schedule

Women run from armed robber

Young Albany artists honor MLK



Wednesday 12/8/2004

Albany base making armor kits for Marines; Army says they need more

Blazers return to Florence

Christmas story comes alive at Albany church

Credit card service cancelled at Ga. colleges

Feather Hunt shoots for big business in Georgia

Find missing pets

Flu vaccine on the way to Southwest Georgia

Habitat needs volunteers

Headstands for canned goods?

Kansas governor proposes wager over Pittsburg-Valdosta St. game

Local reaction to Major League drug testing

Medical pioneer dies at 87

Possible ID on Grady County body

Richard Golden pleads guilty

Title I school receives award

War veteran fights for benefits

Wildcats sign six players




Thursday 12/9/2004

10 Country: Michele's Big Art Show

Bad checks cashed for total of almost $90,000

Deer season means hunting-- and wrecks

Doctor charged with child cruelty

Fall Feather Hunt targets economic growth

Florida tourist attraction reopens

Get holiday cards and gifts in mail quick

Governor going to work for small businesses

Habitat needs volunteers

Have yourself a Victorian Christmas

Hospital awarded for patient care

Humane Society remembers animals during holidays

Insuring your pets

Making the holidays safe for your pet

Nutcracker performers ready for show opening

South Georgia soldiers prepare for war

Students raise money for charities

Youth in surgery after shot by father





Friday 12/10/2004
Inmate commits suicide

Can RiverQuarium sustain big splash?

Lightning starts house fire

Man buried alive by peanut hulls

Macon man charged in deadly wreck

Preschoolers enjoy tea with teddy bears

Nutcracker performance in S. Georgia

WALB food drive nets 1,800 pounds

Severe storm peels off roof panels

SpongeBob goes missing

Pool player hopes to rack up big win

Coach suspended after DUI

Woman with gun robs store

Chambliss weighs in on Iraqi armor

Ransom pays the price to be Player of the Year

Additional charge added for S. Ga. doctor

Will telemarketers want your cell phone number?

Christmas trees could cause holiday tragedy

Construction starts on new fire station

Space holidays may not be happy

What should kids know about Alzheimer's?

Food for Thought

Governor goes to work for small business



Saturday 12/11/2004

Big moves for Braves

Blazers bring home title

Ground Thumper talks deer language

President Shields will step down

Shriners throw party for patients



Sunday 2/12/2004

Abundance swap a hit

Alumni continue to renovate old school

Five burned in bonfire explosion

Inmate on the loose

Local Sports Scoreboard Dec. 12, 2004






Monday 12/13/2004

A South Georgia Mayor is ticketed

Board votes to lose free lunches for all

Bonfire explosion sends five to the hospital

Chambliss: Hussein needs to be prosecuted

Chanukah cycle nearly complete

Cold weather brings fire danger

Deputies still looking for escapee

Deputy charged with child molestation

Eloise Haley honored by friends

Flu vaccines come to South Georgia

Greeters giving help to postal customers

Local Sports Scoreboard Dec. 13, 2004

Man accused of stealing is caught with drugs

Man charged with rape

Man is shot for not speaking to lady

Pay day loan company pays back victims

Phoebe lights show love for cancer patients

South Georgia City gets grant from DOT

South Georgia fraud ring busted up

System honors outgoing chairman

Three star General visits Moody

Will consolidation come to pass?



Tuesday 12/14/2004

A dirty chimney could mean danger

Affordable housing for 300 families

APD turns up the HEAT for the holidays

Are some video games over the top?

Be safe with heater to prevent fires

Board votes to lose free lunches for all

Buy a duck and win a truck

Commission extends bar hours

Consolidation isn't a done deal yet

Eight area players are GACA all-stars

Extreme cold can wreck pipes, irrigation

Four plead not guilty in robbery/beating

Grads get ready for workforce

Local Sports Scoreboard Dec. 14, 2004

Local store boasts another winner

No more free lunches for students

School system seeking grant for Head Start

South Georgia braces for North Pole weather

South Georgia doctor out on bond

Theme park's attendance is on the rise

Two Albany men honored as Good Guys

Women killed by hit and run driver





Wednesday 12/15/2004

A wounded South Georgia Soldier receives a purple Heart

Calendar recruits males to nursing

Church members rehearse gift for community

Construction doesn't stop for cold weather

Cow stranded on Lake Blackshear island

Fall Feather Hunt lures new businesses

Fire destroys East Residence home

Garbage truck crashes, thousands without power

Georgia Power requesting rate increase

Home destroyed by fire

Local Sports Scoreboard Dec. 15, 2004

Pedestrians be cautious in parking lots

Police search for culprit, family for answers

Potential investor eyes Heritage House

Saving on drug prices

Strong field ready for WALB Holiday Classic

Tree light for hospice

Winterizing your car: Pay now, or pay later


Thursday 12/16/2004

10 Country: Connie's Gifted Hands

A new wave of business

Braves pull trigger on two big trades

Children salutes the ones who fight for freedom

Christmas story comes to life

Dairy Queen Birthday Club

Ducks take a splash for charity

Extreme Monster Truck Nationals

Firefighters test heat cameras

Georgia soldier returns home with a valuable lesson

Heater causes house fire

Local Sports Scoreboard Dec. 16, 2004

New flu vaccine arrives

Pedestrians be cautious in parking lots

Study shows east Albanians want more

The big screen is coming back to Albany

Third graders complete mission

Three arrested for not stopping child rape

Trash truck driver charged





Friday 12/17/2004

A new wave of business

An unusual sight in the sky in South Georgia

ASU President speaks out about resignation

Blackmon sentenced in weapon trial

Family, friends remember Tullis, speak out against drunk driving

FBI investigates sheriff's office

GEMA gives Colquitt County a thumbs up

High School Seniors charged with rape

Make yourself a tough target for thieves

Mark Richt - Larry Munson Shows

Movies, ice skating at Riverfront Park

Seniors dance the day away

Small retailers reap benefits of holiday shopping rush

South Georgia man cleans up scrap

Students donate toys for St Jude patients




Saturday  12/18/2004

Burglar caught in the act

Church holds Community Love Feast

Fire claims three young victims

Woman gets a new roof for Christmas



Sunday 12/19/2004

Argument takes a dangerous turn

Cause of fatal fire still unknown

Deadly wrecks leave four dead

Guardsmen home for holidays

Woman's death still under investigation



Monday 12/20/2004
Businesses relieved burglary suspect caught

Busy shopping season busiest for ones behind counter

Busy work day for U.S. Postal workers, ,,

Coats and blankets needed for homeless

Foul play not suspected in body discovery

Homeless shelter provides holiday meals

Kids enjoy holiday camp

Local Sports Scoreboard December 20, 2004

Masters invites are out

More flu vaccines available

Police search for armed robber

Pollack wins another big award

Replanting project underway at Reed Bingham

Reward offered in hit and run death

Tips for filing income tax returns






Tuesday 12/21/2004

A cold wet winter ahead

Aleve raising concern with patients

City manager Jackson prepares to leave

Community responds to call for coats

Georgia Power raises rates

Georgia treats bring sweet thoughts for soldier in Iraq

Man crushed by tree and burned

Patriots make it two in a row

South shuts out the North

Spreading Hope




Wednesday 12/22/2004

Civic Center appeals suspension

Cutting firewood can be deadly

Drew headed for Dodger blue

Drive-by memorial honoring U.S. Soldiers killed in Iraq.

Grammy nominations add up for Ray Charles

Grandparents get an early Christmas

GSP looking for drunk drivers

Last minute shoppers deal with stress

Man crushed by tree and burned

Man died from tree falling, not fire

South Georgia reservist will deploy soon

Take extra precautions when burning





Thursday 12/23/2004

10 Country: Sandra's Creative Christmas Tree

100 million dollar man

Christmas shoppers are in a hurry

Divers give kids a splash of a show

Dogs and cats will spend Christmas away

Holiday travel begins

Last minute rush at the grocery store

No sophomore slump

S. Georgia soldier wounded while serving in Iraq





Sunday 12/26/2004

Bringing back Christmas gifts

Holidays prove deadly for drivers

Lower gas prices ease traveling pains

Rape suspect freed

S. Georgia soldier wounded while serving in Iraq



Monday 12/27/2004

2004 sweet for Albany candy maker

Girls Inc. needs community help

Local Sports Scoreboard December 27, 2004

Man shot and stabbed in Christmas bar brawl

Nursing home fire causes damage, but no injuries

Preventing Christmas debt from being your New Year's Grinch

Recycle your Christmas tree

Shoppers search for sales

Students enjoy YMCA holiday camp

Travel period proves deadly for Ga. motorists




Tuesday 12/28/2004

Albany groomer accused of animal cruelty

Albany woman dies when her car slams into a tree

Anti-smoking crusade won't die

Flag bill draws support

Gambling machines crushed

General Assembly to study  truck seatbelts
Lawmaker wants true playoff system

Lunch money mess leads to reprimand

MLK activities planned in Valdosta

Parking decks soon to be free in downtown Albany

Police Officer ready to deploy with National Guard

Woman charged for stabbing ex-boyfriend




Thursday 12/30/2004

Aid headed out from Albany

10 Country: Norman's Great Building

A breath of life for an old Albany theater

Albany's city manager ends her last day

DUI tester keeps drunk drivers off the road

GSP warns drivers not to drink and drive

Hospital celebrates maternity milestone

Investigators probe man's death

Local Sports Scoreboard December 30, 2004

South Georgians Reflect on 2004

Sylvester cleanup meets opposition

Teen arrested for rape



Friday 12/31/2004
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