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WALB News10 Archives, March, 2005

Tuesday 3/1/2005

AFD tests new gear

Albany looks at saving money without hurting services

Back to work

City sues nursing home over utility bills

Council member withdraws guilty plea

Flasher suspect arrested

Grady County preparing for 100th anniversary

High court strikes down death penalty for juveniles

Iraq gives new meaning to crowd control

Local CEO will soon resign

Local college will soon become smoke-free

Local Sports Scoreboard March 1, 2005

Mayor pledges $25K, but commissioners won't budge

Moving on

No work and all pay for an indicted city commissioner

Protection from terrorists or invasion of privacy?

Recycle old phonebooks now

Red Cross kicks off Hero Campaign

S. Ga. student chats with President Bush

South Georgians help in hospital in India

Spend a year in Iraq if the money's right?

Students to help seniors with prescription discount cards

Suspect in series of YMCA thefts

Suspended Commissioner Henry Mathis shows up to meeting

VSU wins Best Practices awards

While Daddy's gone
Woman sentenced for theft




Wednesday 3/2/2005

9-11 Firefighter gives training

Albany crime rising

Albany hopes to save money without hurting services

Albany man indicted for rape

Allergy season in full swing

Baseball legend honored nationally

Car black boxes collect crucial information in crashes

City sues nursing home over utility bills

College soon to be become smoke-free

GBI report on Beaver death

GHSA and GISA State Basketball Tournament Scoreboard

Grand jury indicts family members in child rape

Lady Rams finally get a win

Lee County installs smoke alarms

Leesburg woman wins Watch and Win car

Local Sports Scoreboard March 2, 2005

New hospital technology in Thomasville

Nursing home pays up

Police get simulated driving practice

Students expelled for drinking on campus

Students simulate alcohol-related crash

Ten Commandments taken out of Government buildings?

Wreck causes mess on highway

YMCA kicks off fundraiser

Thursday 3/3/2005

10 Country: Mike's Ladder Climbing

Albany crime rising

Black boxes collect crucial information in crashes

Cabbie tossed through window

Cab owners will get money back from bogus insurance companies

Cavs celebrate first ever national title

Domestic violence climbs sharply

Extended summer will help businesses

Flu threat increases

Free education for social work students

Investigators look into D.O.T. worker's death

Leesburg woman wins Watch and Win car

Mardi Gras coming back to downtown Albany

More motorists using cell phones while driving

Nation's best bird dogs compete in South Georgia

New name proposed for creek

Nursing home pays up

Oprah's eye is on Thomasville

Ralph Wilcox speaks at ASU 

Students expelled for drinking on campus

Teens face lower wages

Warehouse fire smolders on

Friday 3/4/2005

9/11 Hero honored

Albany woman sent to prison holds
      multi-million city garbage contract

Antiques show hits Thomasville

Basketball brings bucks into cash registers

Business competition helps improve economy

Cairo trying to prevent problems

Citizens petition for mayor's recall

D.O.T. workers stress work zone safety

Head-on accident in Thomasville

Lee County students celebrate reading

Monroe High honors their Super Bowl MVP

Ordinary Coyote to re-open

Spreading awareness of Fibromyalgia

Students crunch numbers for math competition

Top honors for spelling bee participant



Saturday 3/5/2005

Georgia legislature turns their attention to morality laws

Lane denies Rams SIAC tourney title

Poulan police officer injured in traffic stop

Restaurant business is big business in Albany

Students compete in drill competition

Students headed on the right path



Sunday 3/6/2005

Albany celebrates Mardi Gras

Gas prices rising....again

GHSA and GISA State Basketball Tournament Scoreboard

Grant gives back

House completely lost by fire in Turner County

Lena Baker remembered

Local Sports Scoreboard March 6, 2005

Sylvester neighbors urge motorists to slow down
Thomas County teen killed in accident



Monday 3/7/2005
A life-saving gift

A new start for an old business

Arrested subcontractor doesn't stop garbage pick-up

Bus driver taken to hospital

Different type of meth in Decatur County

Fatal wreck in Sumter County

Gas prices can hit you away from the pump

Hotel fire under investigation

Interstate wreck kills two

Mobile home explodes, owner badly burned

New program for rural healthcare

Phoebe Health Grants help non profits

Popular Albanians arrested for crimes of the heart

Project Safe comes to Decatur County

South Georgian's career boosted by "Georgia Works"

Suspect arrested in shooting death

Two fires, same house. Suspicious?

Using technology to treat medical ailments

Valdosta seeks to improve workers wages



Tuesday 3/8/2005

A happy homecoming for Moody Airmen

Business Spotlight Directory

Dial a story, 24/7

Extension agents learn about agro-terrorism

Eyes on the prize

GHSA and GISA State Basketball Tournament Scoreboard

Governor replaces indicted Albany commissioner

Investigation continues into explosion, fire

Lack of patrons a lot to overcome for civil rights museum

Lee County Deputy arrested

Motocross champ riding through Cairo

Murder suspect arrested

Residents urge motorists to slow down

School collects used prom dresses

South Georgians locked up for a good cause

Telemedicine program up and running

Thief dips into church offering


Wednesday 3/9/2005

Albany native helps with body recovery effort in Southeast Asia

Arson-destroyed McDonald's being rebuilt

Bondsman files suit against Dougherty Sheriff

Deputy faces charges, loses job, grieving family remains silent

Deputy Free On Bond

Developer's plans for downtown Albany

Dorothy Hubbard prepares for Albany commission

Double fatality in Thomasville

Employee sues city

Expulsions overturned

Friends leave web condolences for Beaver Family

Hybrid SUV comes to Southwest Georgia

Mitchell County trains storm spotters

Prepare for a lifelong commitment this Easter

Stations hurt by rising gas prices too

Students spend spring break building homes

Two-year schools may drop SAT requirement

Unique military restorer in Grady County

VSU's Parker hopes to join brother as a national champion

Woman assaulted in her home



Thursday 3/10/2005

10 Country: Jack's Giving Hands

Armed robbers steal candy

ASA possible sale no concern to travelers

Cairo teachers being investigated

Cardiac Arrest raises money to fight heart disease

Country music superstar hits State Theater stage

Escaped Dougherty County Inmate Caught in Florida

Fitzgerald fire burns future of historic building

Fitzgerald man faces possible homicide charges

Habitat volunteers visit Albany school

Henry Mathis' lawyer speaks out

House passes online lottery bill

New info about double-fatality accident

No soon end to flu season

Police investigate fatal fire

Quilters show off masterpieces

Reasons for charges against deputy will be revealed at trial

Students build mouse mazes

Students curbing national anthem concern

Supporters tell school board to keep coach

Traffic counts climb, but accidents decrease

Trial for City Councilman begins

Worth School Board taking closer look at contracts



Friday 3/11/2005

Azalea Festival kicks off in Valdosta

Black rhinos arrive to the Parks of Chehaw

Block Grant funding may deplete

Commissioners decide to stay out of web world

Disaster Assistance Program sign up begins Monday

Dougherty County courthouse security to be reviewed

Dougherty Judge shaken by loss of friend

Downtown fire ruled an accident

High-flying meth smoker in Thomasville

House votes to put Sudafed behind the counter

Judges respond to Fulton County violence

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Millions in Grady school renovations

Neighbors still in shock about fatal fire

Parents camp out for spot in Pre-K

Portable bumps put out to slow speeders

Student shines during morning announcements

T'ville ring connected to record Atl. bust?

Wildcats gear up for season

Will cases against Phoebe Putney and Archbold go to trial?

Wine Market set for Saturday



Saturday 3/12/2005

American peanut farmers fight for funds

Hundreds have wine for a good cause

Law enforcement look out for shooting suspect

Schools compete in ROTC competition

Students take revamped SAT 



Sunday 3/13/2005

Albany Police search for shooting suspect

Bill will even out jury selection process

Local Sports Scoreboard March 13, 2005

Many residents enjoy the sun on a Sunday afternoon

Ocilla Police searching for gunman in fatal shooting

Southwest Georgia relives Mosul attack

Valdosta team wins Pot O' Gold







Monday 3/14/2005

10 acre fire in Thomas County

Albany commissioner turns in controversial laptop

Arson suspect now charged with murder

Beating defendant wants trial moved

BRAC members to be announced

Councilman convicted of aggravated assault

Dougherty Middle to change name

Drug and piracy ring busted in Cairo

Former assistant chief sues D. A. for malicious prosecution

Georgia Senator heads plan to up security

House passes bill to curb meth making

Jets flying high into district playoff

Law enforcement look out for shooting suspect

Local Sports Scoreboard March 14, 2005

Lottery winners shoot hoops for big dollars

Man charged in fatal accident

Man killed in crash Identified

Murderer pleads guilty

Palmyra unveils Critical Care Unit

Police, GBI still searching for shooting suspect

Prison for Peace

Quitman residents vote on liquor sales

School system will look harder into teachers' past

South Georgia courtrooms tighten security

Thomasville SPLOST vote Tuesday

Tobacco buyout underway for farmers

Two meth labs busted in Grady County

Voters to cast ballots for SPLOST





Tuesday 3/15/2005

Alapaha votes for mayor

Convicted councilm, an to lose seat

Dawson holds re-vote for city council seat

Family watches home go up in flames, but far from first disaster

Fatal accident in Thomasville

Georgia Senator heads plan to boost security

Hostage drama promotes Christian book

Inmate found dead in cell

Jets flying high into district playoff

Lawmakers consider school prayer changes

Local Sports Scoreboard March 15, 2005

Mobile home explosion an accident

Moving on

New tax breaks for the tax season

Officers want help with fraud ring

Parents prepare students for testing

Police officer arrested

Residents begin Police Citizen Academy

SBA disaster loans available

Senator proposes relief system for Guard

Son blamed for arson in Thomasville

South Georgia Election Results

Technology continues to make cars safer

Tobacco buyout underway for farmers

Tougher policies for school employees

Two child molestations in Thomasville

Two meth labs busted in Grady County

Voters decide on penny tax

Voters weigh-in on Thomas County SPLOST





Wednesday 3/16/2005

176 Recreational Vehicles rally in Albany

Albany boy represents Georgia in Washington

Albany man wins Fantasy Five lottery jackpot

Arrested officer resigns

Arson experts examine school fire

Artsfest kicks off in Bainbridge

Business Spotlight Directory

Diplomas in jeopardy

DOT closes I-75 Ramp

Easter sales are down

Escapee returned to Dougherty County Jail

Fraud crackdowns spur investor confidence

Graduates confident of job openings

Health fair helps senior citizens

Java costs jolting

Largest one day blood drive is in S. Georgia

Liquor referendum passes in Quitman

Local Sports Scoreboard March 16, 2005

Making the most of their futures

Mathis wants GBI information

Plant Mitchell to improve mercury output

Recovering from Hurricane Ivan

Renowned writer speaks at Darton

Southwest Georgia gas prices climb towards record high

Thomas County SPLOST shot down

Thomasville arson update

Turner Co. man missing since Monday

Valdosta church burglarized

VSU hires volleyball coach





Thursday 3/17/2005

10 Country: Tony's Temporary Judgeship

Bandfest comes to Cairo

Blazers unveil 2005 football schedule

Burwell found not guilty

Cable company says give 'em back

Cairo teachers reprimanded for alcohol

Construction starts on new fire station

Grady courthouse boosts security

Habitat board member quits

How high will gas go?

Hundreds gather for judge's memorial

Hurricanes fall in first round

Kids salute soldiers

Leary water tower goes up

Local Sports Scoreboard March 17, 2005

Officers want help with fraud ring

Sparkler possibility snuffed

St. Teresa's celebrates with green

Sumter County adults take time to Bee for Literacy

Vacation travel not expected to be cut back by high gas prices

Voters to consider hunting and fishing protection

Voting requirements could change






Friday 3/18/2005

Albany red light runners beware

Cameras could target school zone speeders

Civic Center has new open container policies

Deputy prepares for Afghan deployment

Deputy's attorney says knife issue is wrong

Festival honors wild chickens

Insurance problem called "Bombshell"

Kiwanis participates in statewide Talent Showcase

Moody gets excellent inspection rating

New SAT may not effect admissions requirements

Park gets a million dollar facelift

Splash Island reopens

Stolen check suspects arrested

Students give gift of life

Ward II now has representation



Saturday 3/19/2005

Edwards flips with win at Atlanta

Cox makes case for Auburn QB job

Jackets hold first spring scrimmage

Phoebe holds first help day  



Sunday 3/20/2005

Albany church dedicates new sanctuary

Colquitt County Soldier returns from Iraq

Edwards makes it two for two in Atlanta

Final Four not in Jackets' cards

Kiwanis Club awards art students

Local Sports Scoreboard March 20, 2005

Poulan man in fair condition after house explodes

Southwest Georgians speak out on steroid use in baseball

Turner County man found dead near lake

Valdosta duo wins state four-ball title






Monday 3/21/2005

AARP opposes President's social security reform

Albany church dedicates new sanctuary

Albany gas passes $2.00 a gallon

Beaver family prepares to file suit

Child molestation trial underway

County leaders looking at courthouse security

Driving for a cure

Explosion still under investigation

Grady deputy back from suspension

Is the juvenile crime system fair?

Kiwanis Club awards art students

Lady Dogs hook 'Horns

Local Sports Scoreboard March 21, 2005

Magical semester at Disney

Metro area doesn't end at Albany city limits

New Grady courthouse security

New law cracks down on school absences

Schiavo case has Americans talking about healthcare

Schiavo case sparks religious views

Stolen car set on fire

Teens may do hard time for pizza robbery

Thomasville meth lab catches fire

Train derails in Cook County

Turner Co. man found dead near lake





Tuesday 3/22/2005

Boys and Girls Club hold fundraiser

Code red policy helps prevent school shootings

Commissioners searching for solution to budget problem

Former D.A. clerk goes on trial

Former doctor: too many emotions in Shiavo case

Lee County served with notice of suit

Man arrested for bomb threats to police dept.

Multiple tornadoes leave their mark

Oxendine pulls out of Lt. Gov. race

Rams release 2005 schedule

School buses held up

Sentencing of convicted child pornographer starts

Students honored for citizenship

The legend of Hogzilla continues

Twister kills one and injures 17

Wildcats fans cheer on tail-gating




Wednesday 3/23/2005

Attorney: It was an assassination

Boys and Girls Club hold fundraiser

Clark Avenue accident sends three to hospital

Concert brings close to a thousand to Albany

Ernestine Arrington Murphy

Family mourns sister's death

Former D.A. Clerk trial goes to jury

Got photos of storm damage?

Home sweet home

Homes damaged but no injuries in Mitchell Co.

Local Sports Scoreboard March 24, 2005

Medium helps find missing Turner County man

O'Keefe gets prison sentence in kiddie porn case

One dead after storms hit south Georgia

Rams release 2005 schedule

Red Cross helping Seminole tornado victims

Robber hits clerk with gun

State Superintendent visits South Georgia

Students learn spring break safety

Tobacco buyout underway for farmers

Twister kills one and injures 17




Thursday 3/24/2005

10 Country: Kenny's Lighted Empathy

Albany armor program continues to grow

Cops on Doughnuts to raise money for Special Olympics

Donaldson joins Spillers defense

Flyover reveals tornado devastation

Georgia tornadoes born in 'Bama storm system

Henry Mathis case expands

Home sweet home

Local Sports Scoreboard March 24, 2005

Medium helps find missing Turner County man

Miller tornado cleanup will take weeks

Moultrie man dies in car accident

Phoebe increases security for children and infants

Special Olympic games kick off

Suspected drug distributor busted in Albany motel

Technical college graduates find success

Tornadoes may impact agriculture

Tuesday's storms confirmed as tornadoes





Friday 3/25/2005

100 Black Men of Albany hold gala

Bandit is sentenced

Broadaway tied for lead on Hooters Tour

City-wide Passover prayer

Details of sheriff settlement come to light

Family escapes lightning strike

Gas prices hurt taxicab drivers

Had enough of pricey petroleum?

Kids group promotes Internet safety

Legislation is passed to support troops

Red Cross opens Miller County service center

School honors lost classmate

Southwest Georgia gas stations see an increase in drive offs

Was prosecution personal?




Saturday 3/26/2005

Accident in Ashburn totals three vehicles

Are more strict driving laws decreasing teen crashes?

Ashburn Police stop Meth lab on wheels

Gymnastics help local kids reach their goals

Local Sports Scoreboard March 26, 2005

Loud explosion rattles apartment complex

Major tornado relief effort continues

Shoppers head out for last-minute Easter goodies

Tornado Recovery




Sunday 3/27/2005

Apartment community flooded

Residents deal with flooded streets and lawns

Tree tears through a Thomasville home

Two year old struck during Easter egg hunt

West Albany roadways flood



Monday 3/28/2005

Airmen accused of stealing from base

Arrest made in Douglas triple-murder

Crisp, Worth experience flood problems

Deluge dampens Ag plans

Emergency Management Agency on alert

Flint River swallows golf course

Georgia Power workers easing flood flow

Holding ponds, drainage canals overflow

Hooters Tour hoping rain holds off

Man arrested for car break-ins

Man arrested from car hood

Man shot in drive-by shooting

Muckalee cause for most concern

Rivers and creeks swell after heavy weekend rains

SW Georgia cleans up after rain-soaked Easter weekend





Tuesday 3/29/2005

Anglers find hidden benefit in high rivers

Azalea and Skywater Boulevard residents watching water

Creek dwellers pack up to leave

Creek-side residents cross their fingers

Flood waters pose serious health and safety risk

Friends help evacuation process

Latest on rising water

Local Sports Scoreboard March 29, 2005

More prepare to evacuate in Lee County

New techniques change knee and hip replacements

Question of the day: How high?

Residents on Uncle Jimmy's Lane watch rising waters

Road still closed in Lowndes

Speed of Kinchafoonee Creek rise surprises many

Wildcats make cuts








Wednesday 3/30/2005

Albany study looks to prevent future flooding

Anglers find hidden benefit in high rivers

As waters recede, hardest work begins

Body found on Interstate

Flint floods homes in south Albany

Flooding closes several roads

Grant provides for civic center

Homes along creeks damaged by flood waters

Is this the year?

Kinchafoonee residents are no stranger to floods

Local Sports Scoreboard March 30, 2005

Man facing animal abuse wants pets back

March rainfall for South Georgia

One home off Lover's Lane floods

South side prays for light rain

Still no power from dam

Thomasville revitalization effort

Thomasville teachers arrested

Warm, wet weather draws mosquitos

Woody Hart's state probation terminated




Thursday 3/31/2005

10 Country: Keith's Bag of Music

Albany Public Works works overnight to keep homes safe

Albany study looks to prevent future flooding

As waters recede, hardest work begins

Creek dwellers brace for another wave

Ga. DHR reminds Georgians about Living Wills

Grant provides for civic center

Heavy flooding in Baker County

Kidnapping attempt fails

Lee County people concerned by more rain

Man facing animal abuse wants pets back

Mediacom wants laptop money back

Northwest Albany News considers closing

On hold

Rain could flood Dougherty County, again

Real estate market booms

Real estate market booms

Reward offered in murder case

Toddler hit and killed by car

Warm, wet weather draws mosquitos

WG&L changes billing


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