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WALB News10 Archives, April, 2005

Friday 4/1/2005

Albany State students walking for a cause

Albany Public Works works overnight to keep homes safe

Albany State holds Founder's Day

Albany woman to represents district in Washington

Congressman speaks with health care professionals

Flood waters recede in Baker County

Food for Thought

Law enforcement use donuts to raise money for worthy cause

Mathis may face a new federal indictment

Platelet donors reach milestone

Public Works has things under control

Quitman man heads to prison for rape

Residents deal with flooded yards and wells

Robbery, burglary suspects on the run

Soggy day leaves little chance for clean-up

South Georgians praying for Pope

Worth feels flood effects, too



Saturday 4/2/2005

Author encourages kids to read

Southwest Georgia remembers Pope John Paul, II

Blown away

Grady County wreck causes fatality

More new business in downtown Albany

Seven new fire trucks for Mitchell County

Southwest Georgia looks back at the legacy of Pope John Paul, II

One killed in seven car pile-up on I-75



Sunday 4/4/2005

Albany Police wrap up weekend at the doughnut shop

GSP investigate two separate fatal weekend accidents

Is MCLB Albany at a high-risk for closure?

Lee County flood victims clean up

Local Sports Scoreboard April 3, 2005

Rainfall Gauge

Southwest Georgia gas prices continue to climb

St. Teresa's holds special prayer service




Monday 4/4/2005

Anderson commits to Bulldogs

ASA ranks bottom of quality list

Bowl for big brothers, sisters

Delegates lay out support of MCLB

East Society shooting

Fees waived for flood victim

Home explosion rocks neighborhood

Keeping Moody safe from BRAC

Local Sports Scoreboard April 4, 2005

Overturned lumber truck on expressway

Should teen tanning be banned?

Structure fire close to neighboring home

Students pay respects to Pope

Woman dies in freak accident





Tuesday 4/5/2005

Albany's Fire Chief will retire Friday

ASU Water Center, USGS provide educational outreach

Bainbridge arson suspect faces new charges

Bainbridge College president candidates

Brush fire burns vacant house down

Career fair for out of town jobs

Crews still working to repair damaged roads

Families on the hook for re-burials

Flood cleanup in Bainbridge

Henry Mathis re-instated to office

High paying Marine Base jobs remain open

Lee County cleans up after flooding

Local Sports Scoreboard April 5, 2005

Man kills girlfriend, then himself

National columnist speaks at fund-raiser

New businesses should boost economy

New laws designed to help crime victims

Plumbers: water heaters should be checked regularly

Police hunt drive-by shooter

Teen wins national singing showcase

Traveling horseback across continents






Wednesday 4/6/2005

Baconton residents urged not to drink the water

Blame allergies on the flood

Brush fire burns vacant house down

Crews keep pumping through the night

Fire department holds open house

Horse traveler passes through Albany

HYUNDAI Career Opportunities

Lee County 8th grade band heads for Washington D.C.

Local Sports Scoreboard April 6, 2005

Mitchell County is storm ready

More rain forecast, will flooding follow?

Mother, daughter indicted for manslaughter

Motorcycles from Honda of Albany

New businesses should boost economy

New laws designed to help crime victims

On a mission

Panel tackles college textbook prices

Phoebe hires Hogencamp

Phoebe's data shows it charges less

State smoking ban still up in air

Storms hurt South Georgia allergy sufferers

Time ticking to get temporary Medicare money




Thursday 4/7/2005

10 Country: Wade's Hot Collection

Albany escapes severe flash flooding

Boys and Girls Club honors Student of the Year

Business owners worried about ramp closures

Classic car owners to ride out gas prices

Cockfield glad to be back at home

Competing newspaper keeps printing

Faust headed to GSW

Food bank feels the pinch at gas pump

Local Sports Scoreboard April 7, 2005

Man dies in tractor accident

Meth dealers busted in Thomas County

Monroe High Students selected for leadership summit

Mother, daughter indicted after dog mauling

New equipment for T'ville cops

Police officer off the job, out of jail

Savage ready to return to the gridiron

South Georgians gather for special mass

Spring break turns to terror

Students get living history lesson

Two convicted for post office burglary

Warehouse hid hazardous materials for decades





Friday 4/8/2005

Cause of train derailment found

Classic car owners to ride out gas prices

Dougherty paramedic receives awards

Fans await Wildcats kick-off

Federal Court dismisses Phoebe suit

Flea festival promises family fun

Food for Thought

Forensic science interest driven by TV shows popularity

Georgia homeowners continue to get property tax discount

Many preparing for Wildcats opening night

Mathis faces more financial trouble

Mega millions hits $100 million mark

Moody kicks off Airfest 2005

Olympic Park Bombing family reacts to Rudolph plea

Polish priest reflects on Pope

Radium Middle Assistant Principal is ready to resign

Record gas prices hit your wallet twice

Rudolph reaches plea deal in bombings

South Georgia cities set out for Oprah

South Georgians gather for special mass

Special Olympics offers chance to compete

Travel the world by traveling to Global Village

Walk benefits Easter Seals

Wynfield Plantation named Lod, ge of Year
Air Force pilots take to the sky!





Saturday 4/9/2005

Thousands attend National Grits Festival

Football players bowl for a cause

Motorists stuck for two hours along I-75 in Cook County





Sunday 4/10/2005

Local Sports Scoreboard April 10, 2005

A Lee County woman volunteers to serve in Iraq

Arena football opening day a success

The Albany Art Museum plays Let's Make a Bid

Game attendance exceeds expectations

Albany Transit holds bus rodeo

Team Moody Airfest stalled by weather




Monday 4/11/2005

Arena player death felt here in Albany

Big testing week for Georgia students

Board non-renews contract for teacher accused of battery

Chehaw-Fowler future still not finalized

Duplex fire declared arson

Flood big bogey for Radium Golf Course

Flood waters leave mosquitoes by the million

GBI investigates school resource officer

Good jobs available, but training is necessary

James Carswell promoted to Interim Fire Chief

Legendary business sells

Local Sports Scoreboard April 11, 2005

MCLB Financial and Demographic figures

Officer arrested and fired

River recedes to leave soggy Riverfront Park

South Georgia company is looking to Beef-up its business

Spring breakers flow into Flint Riverquarium

T'ville FD planning boot drive

Victim's survivors speak out on Rudolph plea

What would happen if MCLB closes?

Wildcats ticket sales still on the up and up

Woman dies in motorcycle crash






Tuesday 4/12/2005

Albany WG&L discusses changes with MEAG

Big tax relief for Georgia small businesses

Camilla tourney celebrates milestone anniversary

County holds vigil for victims

Dougherty High standouts will remain teammates

Honoring victims of violent crime

Kids Against Hunger celebrates anniv.

Local Sports Scoreboard April 12, 2005

Mega Millions estimated at $120 Million

Multi-county theft ring ends in Grady

Quintuple homicide remains unsolved

Researchers give free memory tests

Reward offered for arson case

Riverfront survives rising waters

Rough ride for drivers over Broadway rail crossing

Teens get behind the wheel, but not on the roads

Webster leaves Warwick with warning

Wildcats kicker out two weeks





Wednesday 4/13/2005

Albany standoff ends peacefully

Bank gets more room for food

Battle over motocross tracks in Grady

Bells toll for crime victims

Busy weekend in Albany fills hotels

CRCT's a big deal for Dougherty students

Interstate wreck kills woman

Last minute filers rushing to beat the clock

Local Sports Scoreboard April 13, 2005

Man arrested for seven pounds of dope

March of Dimes needs support in T'ville

Mathis helps suspects with bail bonds

Olympic Park victim not forgotten

Patriots trio are college bound

Rams try for title number five

Rough ride for drivers over Broadway rail crossing

Six top city positions open

Thousands raised for Albany Museum of Art

Two Albany Police Officers indicted

Victim's family hears Rudolph's plea

Wildcats change quarterbacks






Thursday 4/14/2005

10 Country: The ugly dog judge

Albany standoff ends peacefully

ASU students honor a mentor

Busy weekend fills Albany hotels

Child seat safety lesson in Thomasville

Darton College showcases art talent

DOT continues to help rebuild roads

Dougherty High wins national music festival

Evening rush results in wrecks on Gillionville

Food Bank hosts Empty Bowls

GBI probes shooting death

JAM Fest to draw thousands

Keyboards are a bacterial breeding ground

Loan business back in business after finding loophole in law

Patriots trio are college bound

Profanity increases among teens

Rams try for title number five

Students learn bike safety

Thomasville Airport revitalization

Thomasville crack bust

Violence victims remembered

Virga sentenced for burning friend

Wildcats change quarterbacks

Wreck victim's name released




Friday 4/15/2005

Albany artist exhibit opens at museum

Friends say pressure may have gotten best of firefighter

Investigation of administrators will remain closed

Long-time officer retires

Lowndes upgrades 911 service

Rams backs are to the wall

Relay for Life fundraiser in Bainbridge

Special trip for special students in Bainbridge

Tax deadline ticking closer

Taxpayers beating the clock

Troopers recognized as heroes

Valdosta expands water services





Saturday 4/16/2005

Airmasters Annual Spring Fly-In

Fire burn Wildcats with late field goal

Hit and Run leaves woman in serious condition

Patriots go the distance to win Westover Relays

Police Standoff Involves Firefighter

Rams win three more SIAC titles

Riding motorcycles for a cause

Teens take Prom Safety Serious

Two Lady Ram teams will play for SIAC titles

Yarbrough is a finalist at Jacksonville




Sunday 4/17/2005

Cavaliers golf team regains on final day

Friday standoff leaves neighbors homeless

Grease fire closes Albany Burger King

Local Sports Scoreboard April 17, 2005

Neighborhood vandals

Spring flowers blooming off the shelf

Traveling smokers could be left in the dark

Two newest Chehaw residents making themselves at home

Volunteers reducing area debris

Women's reproductive rights in jeopardy?









Monday 4/18/2005

APD deals with another standoff

Bainbridge hurdler ranked second in the nation

Bankruptcy bill changes will help farmers

, Cavaliers golf team regains focus on final day

Celebrities shine in Hatcher golf tournament

Firefighter tried to set fire to escape

Future homeowners needed!

Grady teen has a hit on his hands

Local Sports Scoreboard April 18, 2005

Man injures teens with BB gun

Nine month old found dead

One dies in motorcycle crash

Pay day loan business allowed to re-open

Powerless day for Colquitt County residents

Protecting your child from sexual predators

Riverfront Park fountain still dry

Search continues for missing woman

Teen's tragic death re-inforces safety messages

Two newest Chehaw residents make themselves at home

Woman loses $1 million lawsuit








Tuesday 4/19/2005

APD standoff ends, search is on

Attorney on Trial

Bainbridge hurdler ranked second in the nation

Bankruptcy bill changes will help farmers

Cardinals elect a new Pope

Catholics around the world celebrate new leader

Celebrities shine in Hatcher golf tournament

City of Albany wants piece of utility revenue pie

City won't return Mediacom gift

Commissioner Henry Mathis criticizes city policy

Confirmation of faith and new leader

Cox announces candidacy

Cox faces Taylor in battle of South Georgians

Cyclists rip through state in Tour de Georgia

Hethington headed to junior college

Hoffman runs to Andrew

Is there something in the water?

Local Sports Scoreboard April 19, 2005

Man arrested after police standoff

Man dies in construction accident

Man sent to prison for rape

Park needs help to save threatened species

Popular restaurant set to reopen

Protecting your child from sexual predators

Sex, food & Rock 'n Roll gets students' attention

Students get lesson in law

Victim's son calls for Police to find hit and run killer

Warwick-"Webster" debate comes to an end

Yarbrough staying at VSU







Wednesday 4/20/2005

Albany SWAT teams busiest week

Auto shop fire in Thomas County

Candy bar brings new jobs to Albany

Child molestation in Thomasville

Drug Agents praise new Georgia medicine law

Faith, character-based program helps state prisoners

Faust wins second GISA tennis title

Fitzgerald worker killed on the job

Former Albany Cop sentenced

Higher gas prices costly in certain jobs

Lee's Thompson sign with Andrew

Local Sports Scoreboard April 20, 2005

Man's best friend targeted by mosquitos

Middle school officials concerned about TB

New legislation fights cyber crime

Oldest death row inmate dies

OSHA investigates construction accident

Regents set higher tuition for fall

Richt suspends two defensive players

SAT dropped for two-year schools

Southwest Georgia drivers get the green light

Students learn 911 safety

Thrush Aircraft looking for workers

Wildcats confident headed to Florida

Woman says gang members attacked her

Woman raped in Thomasville

"Young at Heart" choir in Thomasville





Thursday 4/21/2005

10 Country: Emma Lee Loves Church

Andrew soccer signs two Dougherty High stars

Avoiding deer causes car crash

Council meeting produces arrests

D-Backs not holding out hope for Drew

Firefighter held for aggravated assault still on city payroll

Governor signs benefits for service personnel

Learning about the law

Lee County's Posey picked for All-American all-star game

Lee growth mirrors Georgia

Local Sports Scoreboard April 21, 2005

Man gets 30 years for robbery/beating

More Lee County people wanted to ride transit buses

Rose Show and Festival kicks off

Rose Show and Festival marks 84 years

SAT dropped for two-year schools

Southwest Georgia drivers get the green light

Southwest Georgia farmers working long hours planting

Southwest Georgia quilters stitch a quilt of comfort

Statistics prove people should buckle up

Students test negative for tuberculosis

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Americus case

UGA's Davis ready for NFL draft

Warm weather brings unwelcome pests

Weather radios available at grocery store







Friday 4/22/2005

$205 million waits to be won

Adel police investigate drowning

All blue lights in Georgia cars will be illegal

Birds of a feather stick together

Busy weekend for busy man

Commissioner submits resignation

Commissioner tours child care facilities

Council meeting produces arrests

Food for Thought

Getting your child to school is costing more

Governor signs benefits for service personnel

Kids ride to help others

Large crack and ecstacy bust

Lee County's Posey picked for All-American all-star game

Parents say teacher assaulted their son

Peanuts making a healthy comeback

Rose Show bursting with beauty

South Albany business robbed at gunpoint

Strawberries ripe, red despite long winter

Super Bowl M.V.P. dances for fitness

Walk benefits premature babies





Saturday 4/23/2005
A day of thanks for Deion

Davis is Carolina Bound

Festival of music

New legal troubles for Mathis

Parents learn at Kid's Expo

Southwest Georgia group fights Cystic Fibrosis

The Confederate South is remembered

Wine lovers enjoy Bud Break Bash





Sunday 4/24/2005

Americus accident recreated with helicopter and video

From the vine to the wine

GSP investigates fatal I-75 accident

Investigators looking into Moultrie murder

Local Sports Scoreboard April 24, 2005

Valdosta State headed to Super Regional

Wildcats remain winless





Monday 4/25/2005

Albany Hall welcomes five new members

Amber Alert issued

Budget cuts force police layoffs

Butler lands with G-men

City to hire park "police"

Croyle cashes in

Curry inks with Ravens

Deadly wreck on Liberty Bypass

Electrical problem causes fire at fast food restaurant

Hazardous materials found in Terrell County

Hospitals celebrate national lab week

Investigators release the name of murder victim

Juvenile justice system reform

Kidnap victim ok thanks to clerk

Local Sports Scoreboard April 25, 2005

Mayor proclaims National Day of Prayer

More arrests in gang beating

Murder suspect identified

Parents want charges upgraded

South Georgia jail a full house

State representatives recap session

Trial begins for suspected kidnapper

TU MedTech program earns accreditation

Valdosta store robbed at gunpoint

Will Albany Commissioner Henry Mathis be re-suspended?








Tuesday 4/26/2005

A rash of crimes in Thomas County

ASU awaits Regents building schedule

Citizens helping citizens

Field of seams

Former deputy indicted, but charges don't satisfy

Grand Jury indicts ex-deputy

High school seniors face stressful decisions

Hybrid cars are red hot in South Georgia

Kidnapping trial continues

Lake Blackshear home wins national contest

Local Sports Scoreboard April 26, 2005

MCLB redevelopment committee put on hold

Relay breaks another record

State panel may hear Mathis' case again

Teen STD numbers are increasing

Two arrested for burglaries

Under inflated tires are too common on the roads

Understand how viruses work

VSU's Walker signs with Bucs

Waiting in the shadows






Wednesday 4/27/2005

AU's Lindsey headed to the "Big Easy"

Break-through in child abuse detection

Diesel fuel spilled on streets

Former deputy indicted, but charges don't satisfy

From ATC to MCLB

Government encourages a second language

Hi jinx on Highland Avenue

Lady Patriots run to region track title

Lake Blackshear home wins national contest

Lee senior accepted to Naval Academy

Local Sports Scoreboard April 27, 2005

Mathis goes back to federal court

Patients no longer dread mammograms

Police can not compel blood or urine samples

President Bush commends Grady students

Special athletes take to field

Standoff suspect makes first appearance in court

Students increase campus security

Students open campus business

Teen STD numbers are increasing

Two year schools get mixed results






Thursday 4/28/2005

10 Country: Russell's Lawnmower Teaching Aids

2005 South Georgia business of the Yeah

Ben Hill County man shot in head

Blazers get their rings

Chehaw Authority approves Jim Fowler contract

Darton College President answers why no four year degree

Demonstration urges safe teen driving

Finders keepers, not according to state law

Georgia U.S. Attorney will work on Iraqi court system

Hi-tech robot at Archbold Hospital

Kidnapper gets life

Local Sports Scoreboard April 28, 2005

New mosquito repellent

Rams celebrate a record year of athletic and academic achievement

Resource officers to leave schools

SCA's Knight heading to Americus

School board steps back on construction manager

Spillers tells his story

Suspect in school bus vandalism

UGA reins in Stewart

Wildcats add big weapon to offense





Friday 4/29/2005

African delegation gets look at Georgia agriculture

2005 South Georgia business of the Year

Amputees tee it up

Big day for Nascar fans

Blazers get their rings

Costly crime on the rise in South Georgia

Darton president speculates on four year denial

Fans will see changes at Wildcats game

Hogencamp stays

Lifeguards prepare for summer sunning

Love Affair to draw hundreds

Rams celebrate record year achievement

Researchers luring anadromous fish

Soldier trades desert for penguins, wedding bells

Southwest Health District Director retires

Students get lesson in agriculture

Theater Albany holds fundraiser in the park

Two injured in accident

Will three museums combine under one roof?




Saturday 4/30/2005

Christmas in April for some local homeowners

Georgia Lt. Governor makes stop in hometown

Local piano man charms jewelry store

Nationwide runners promote harmony in Albany

Running for cover

South African delegation visits Albany

South Georgia Wildcats fans show support




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