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WALB News 10 Archives, June, 2005

Wednesday 6/1/2005

2005 a deadly year on Albany streets

Free Credit Report

Gibson signs with Steelers

Law enforcement agencies form new crime lab

Making room for motorcycles

Mathis trial on deck, again

Mobile home fire investigated for tampered meter

New hope for stroke victims

Northwest library branch relocating

Radiothon on B100

Rue 21 opens doors

Seniors show off new talents

Snake bite prompts surrender

Summer reading underway

Trojans continue to wait for AAAA finals

Vashaw leaving Coffee

Wildcats still have plenty to play for in 2nd half
YMCA combats childhood obesity



Thursday 6/2/2005

10 Country: Carolyn's Dirt Road Gallery

Child safety seats are easier to use

Courts allow inmates to practice various religions

Family members charged in murder

Greyhound cuts service

Habitat turns kids into carpenters

Job market on the upswing

Large quantity of pot off the streets

Less rain may mean fewer Fourth melons

Mosquitoes test positive for deadly viruses

New construction may have started warehouse blaze

Second pot bust in one day for drug agents

South Albany warehouse burns

Warehouse fire is all day affair


Friday 6/3/2005
Camp helps kids with asthma cope
City leaders want independent APD review
Clean up begins after warehouse fire
Company cleans up after warehouse fire
Discover the Flint
Fisherman makes a rare catch
Food for Thought
High School Baseball Scoreboard

House fire destroys all

Need for speed
Neighborhood gets rude wake-up call
New program creates new home owners
Recent rains help corn crop

Summer pet care tips




Saturday 6/4/2005

Albany Bike Days rolls around again

Bulldogs reign supreme on links

Cancer survivors celebrate

Pedestrian killed in Thomas County

Protecting the Flint River

Residents dancing in the streets

Robbery suspect rampages in semi truck

Staying on course

Telethon brings miracles to local kids

Trojans get their wish

Truck driver in chase was under the influence

White dismissed

Wildcats get 'Dusted'



Sunday 6/5/2005

ASU mourns death of "Voice of the Rams"

Cancer survivors celebrate life

CMN raises over $200,000 for Phoebe kids

New flock coming to Lake Loretta

Suspended city commissioner in court

Tift Regional receives award



Monday 6/6/2005

A legendary Albany voice was silenced over the weekend

Albany Bike Days rolls around again

Blueberry crop looks promising

Donations of school supplies needed

Double threat

G.R.E.A.T. Camp fights gangs

Henry Mathis' federal trial begins

I.D. theft ring customers go on trial

Lee citizens may see higher taxes

Man surrenders after wife's shooting

Motorists keep an eye on state workers

"Mitsubishi" cases begin

New changes to an old building

Old Farmer's Market reopens

PB&Pot sandwich found on prisoner

Retired mailman reflects in new book

Sparklers are legal, but still hazardous

Special election to be called in Dougherty County

Supreme court upholds murder conviction

Suspended commissioner in court

Teen dies after wreck on scooter

West Nile still a worry

Wildcats ink Magwood

Youth program seeks to preserve Southern heritage



Tuesday 6/7/2005

APD investigates fatal collision

Body found in Albany hotel

Car - Truck crash kills one woman

Commissioners finalize nearly $80 million budget

Drug roundup nets 26 arrests

Food Bank gives away food and hope

Georgia's First Lady says foster children need help

High School Baseball Scoreboard

Local players selected in draft

Near record pot bust

New device helps combat mosquitos

Number of predicted hurricanes may affect produce prices

Opening statements heard in Mathis trial

T'ville to hit the silver screen

Union vote underway at Cooper

Volunteers help relieve hunger

Will Cooper unionize?




Wednesday 6/8/2005

Albany prepares for Special Olympics

APD moves into new Law Enforcement Center

ATI: legal fees, operating losses no problem

Blood supply critically low

Campers go back in time

Carpenters for Christ

Company cited by OSHA after employee death

Corps ID's dead Marine

Dawson city councilman dies

Denham to tee it up in U.S. Open

Food Bank gives away food and hope

High School Baseball Scoreboard

Hilton construction on schedule

Honors roll in for VSU tennis team

Hurricanes may affect produce prices

Jurors watch secret video tapes

Leesburg duo gets drafted

Man jumps from I-75 overpass

Motocross variances denied

Moultrie business receives honor

Murder suspect caught in Louisiana

No union for Cooper Tire workers

Pot suspects granted bond

Road block turns into drug bust

Teachers get lesson in healthcare

Teachers travel length of Flint River

Time to bark at the moon

Trojans fall short

Video evidence presented in Mathis trial


Thursday 6/9/2005

Another dog to be euthanized after attacking boy

Albany prepares for Special Olympics

Assistance for minorities in college

Business competition sparks economy

Camp helps kids deal with grief

Charter Commission seeks legal advice

College students to pay more in fall

Counterfeit ring investigation

Das Boot has Georgia connection

Deadline for annexed students nears

Demons to join 1-AAAAA

Funeral home reaches out to community

Georgia Innovation center of high-tech help in agriculture

Governor Perdue campaigns in Albany

High School Baseball Scoreboard

Marine Logistics Bases to get new commander

New gymnasium unveiled

Pirates float the Flint River

Protect your home from summer break-ins

Residents not happy about proposed tax hike

The prosecution rests

Union claims "no" vote prompted by fear tactics

Valdosta bank robbed

"Zeb" gets his shot




Friday 6/10/2005

Albany barks at the moon for charity

Another dog to be euthanized after attack

Be prepared for hurricane season

Denham tabbed All-American

EMA monitors tropical storm

Food for Thought

Georgians asked to live healthier

Groomer charged with animal cruelty

Investigator outlines teacher sex charges

Man loses 163 pounds during spiritual fast

Mathis convicted

New police headquarters open for business

Officers pleads not guilty to child molestation

Pawn shop robbed

People react to Mathis conviction

Public works prepared for storm

Seniors enjoy bluegrass, barbecue

State prisoner claims he's being held unlawfully

Teen caught making money

TPD upgrades to new sidearms

Tropical Storm Arlene strengthens in Gulf

Tropical weather Information






Saturday 6/11/2005

Flooding fix will be costly for Leesburg

Soldiers and families stay in touch

Deadly home invasion




Sunday 6/12/2005

'Cats comeback falls short

Is your home protected from flooding?

Know your flag etiquette

Lee County family still homeless after March floods

Rain dampens construction of Colquitt church

Train collision kills two



Monday 6/13/2005

17% of state's 5th graders fail CRCT

A little dry weather could help

Another bank robbery in Valdosta

Are you guilty of displaying bad sportsmanship?

Be careful with pool chemicals!

Blazers mourn Cooper's death

Former Albany Police officer pleads guilty

Former cop sentenced to probation

Full Blown Fridays

Gambling investigation underway

Historic case should have little affect on Georgia jurors

Jackson not guilty

Pool chemicals should not be stored in your home

Rain driving up price of produce

Rain is a blessing and a curse for allergy sufferers

Safety upgrades wanted after train wreck

Search for school police chief begins

Sex offender's appeal heard by Supreme Court

Teens arrested for burglary, auto theft

Two arrested in deadly home invasion

United-Museum proposal voted down

Woman dies after log spill



Tuesday 6/14/2005

1400 jobs available

Albany businesses hiring more

Americans celebrate Flag Day

APD officer dodges enraged man

Beef prices on the rise

Big changes on VSU campus

Body found at truck stop

City, county propose property tax hike

College president ordered to fire relatives

Fire erupts in Lee Courthouse

Firefighter arrested

Former Albany Police officer pleads guilty

Governor takes a stand on litter

How's your sportsmanship?

In-home care cost saving state millions

Mayor resigns, then changes his mind

Mosquitoes thrive after rainy weeks

NIMS training for first responders

Recruits celebrate Army's 230th

Researchers study stuttering

Senators work to improve security

Shooting suspects denied bond

South Ga. principal investigated

Two murders solved

VPD gets new mobile command unit
Wildcats make coaching change

Wednesday 6/15/2005

Candidates line up to be next ASU leader, familiar face returns

Carter qualifies for U.S. Women's Open

City Manager search narrows

Committee helps preserve forestry

Company recalls ground beef products

Father's Day at the spa

Giving platelets gets donor to palms

Gov. promotes education in S. Ga.

Gun fire leads to police standoff

Hot training for SWAT team

Industry leases Nypro building

Juneteenth celebration begins

Martini Fest 2005 set for Thursday night

Missing boy found hiding

Norbord Plant doubles size, making it world's largest

Oysters may end up on endangered list

Phoebe Putney offers explanation about money

Staying cool in summer heat

Store celebrates Grand Opening!

Texas base struggle could affect MCLB

Wildcats ready for Twisters with new coach

Woman dies one month after motorcycle crash

Worker falls off rail car

Thursday 6/16/2005

10 Country: Pippin's Mystery Flower

ASU prez candidates include familiar face

Attorney claims Phoebe Putney is diverting blame

Corn farmers welcome wet weather

Cowboys and Cowgirls shine at rodeo finals

Dad's importance should not be underestimated

Experience group takes over Head Start

Family counts days until son's return

Fleas have pets hopping

Four arrested in shoplifting ring

Free Credit Report

Gifts for dad heat up sales

Governor takes a stand on litter

G-Squared race team thinking on injured crew chief

Healthy Fathers Healthy Families

Motorcyclist killed

Norbord Plant becomes world's largest

Power usage on the rise

Riverfront Park emergency button a problem

Robbery victim criticizes APD

Sale City mayor resigns amid controversy

School Board spares no expense for constables

Sheriff refutes allegations

Victim advocates get state training

VSU hires Macera

What local dads want for Father's Day

When can you water your lawn?

Wildcats make coaching change






Friday 6/17/2005

Bicyclist tangles with semi; and lives

Dateline diet challenge comes to Albany

Deadhead logging plans

DTAE Commissioner speaks out on nepotism scandal

Experienced group takes over Head Start

Fathers unite against crime

Food for Thought

Healthy Fathers Healthy Families

Heat blamed in toddler's death

Is there a perfect tie for Dad?

Keeping kids cool in the summer heat is a must

Make your home kid-safe

McCormacks look to a future without Bobs

Moultrie Tech grads entering the workforce

New commander takes reigns at Albany base

New drug rehab center for women

Plant workers unionize, hope for better treatment, benefits

Police track string of burglaries

Public defenders office opens

Sex offender charged with two attacks

Young girl sexually assaulted



Saturday 6/18/2005
Couple uses train to take vows

Crisp County celebrates Centennial

Habitat builds relationships

Hundreds of men are screened in Tift Park

Local teens shoot for Junior Nationals



Sunday  6/19/2005

Anthony wins Albany Amateur Title

Children honor their fathers

Mega-churches on the rise

Motorcyclist killed in Atkinson County crash

Moultrie processing plant is hiring

Soldiers of the cross

Twisters blow away Wildcats




Monday 6/20/2005

Anthony wins Albany Amateur Title

ASU officers trained on WMD

Camilla liquor voting wraps Tuesday

College president stepping down

Dougherty School Police Chief job draws heavy interest

Fire destroys family's home

Firefighters injured in morning blaze

FSU's Johnson mulling transfer

Georgia mulls hurricane sales tax holiday

"Killer bees" are in Florida now

Industrial tax break vote Tuesday

Interest only loans grow in popularity

Jackpot sits, waits on winner to claim prize

Knights of Columbus honor the military

Lane to close on bypass

Lightning can kill

Lightning safety awareness week seeks to save lives

Lottery winner still a mystery

Man injured last week on the job has died

Military protocol for notifying families

Molestation trial begins

Motorcyclist killed in Atkinson County crash

North Ga. woman killed on I-75

Officer fails to check background of sex offender

Pay day loan customers get some money back

Robbery suspect sought

Southern Baptist don't expect controversy at convention

Sturgis is new Wildcats defensive coordinator

There's help for flat feet

Tractor trailer victim out of hospital

VSU trainer wins national award

You can't crank up without it... car insurance




Tuesday 6/21/2005

Authorities on the lookout for murder suspect

CA catches Mega Millions fever

Child molester given 20 years

Emergency workers hold bio-terror drill

Festivities planned for Fourth fireworks

Funeral home holds reading program

Growing pains in Lee County

Horton resigns at Albany High

Management, money changes may save city millions

Manhunt focuses on brutal murderer

Mixed drink, anyone?

New research on Parkinson’s disease

No criminal charges filed in child's heat death

No problems at warehouse 3 weeks after fire

Officer fails to check background of sex offender

Referendum Roundup

Senate leaders meet with health providers

Small turnout for tax break vote

Three charged in string of burglaries

Truck driver injured in rollover

VPD officer shoots suspect





Wednesday 6/22/2005

Celebrate Juneteeth in Style!

Burglaries in Dougherty County and Albany look similar

Chief recounts trip to Israel

City study raises leadership concerns

Cordele police clear several cases with one arrest

Cordele teen charged in assault on elderly

Cutler turns herself in after indictment

Fire under investigation

Incentives hope to bring out blood donors

Jurors indict public figures for theft

Kathy Cox, teachers attend new curriculum workshop

Looking for the world's best employees

Mayor wants improvements at dangerous intersection

Phoebe Execs admit to violating travel policy

Slow comings in murder investigation

Summer night ends in death for teen

Teen gunned down in front of his home

The Lottery-- like lightning-- can strike twice

Tip leads to huge pot haul

T'ville recruiting Florida seniors

Ward camp teaches more than basketball skills
Winn-Dixie to close some stores in Ga.




Thursday 6/23/2005

10 Country: Neal's Saving Grace

Americans cut medicine in half

Another political figure indicted

Are specially formulated vitamins better?

Body found in house, homeowner missing

Bonds issued for building dorms

BRAC brings bad news for some

Cockfield back with the Wildcats

Cutler indictment shocks Stone

Dougherty County among best at buckling up

Dougherty seatbelt use is excellent

Free Aids Testing This Monday

Frequently Asked Questions

Garbage rates increase, 2nd manager to be hired

Hart sentenced to 40 years

Kids learn important safety techniques

Minnie Lee Griggs Funderburke

Mobile home fire under investigation

Murder suspect in custody

Panthers ready to play in the Dome

Program for new doctors turns some into south Georgians

Rainfall Gauge

Roberts claims abuse of power, racism

Schools - Sumter County

Search still on for man accused of killing Albany teen

Thomas Co. railroad crossings to be upgraded

Three arrested in drug bust

Westover assistant now a head coach

Winn-Dixie closing eased a little

Yarbrough leaving VSU




Friday 6/24/2005

Albany MCLB Independence Day Celebration

Americans cut medicine in half

Bigger budget for Valdosta

Bikers riding for a good cause

Body found in house, homeowner missing

Body identified as missing man

Can this water be THAT good?

Conference center open for business

Ethics Commission takes closer look at Alliance donation

Fight leads to gunshots

Free AIDS testing offered

Get a road trip check-up

Law enforcement cracking down on bad drivers

Raffle raises money to stop abuse cycle

Suspected arsonist arrested

Watershed Project could save farmers money

Working is living, say elderly employees

Workshop helps home buyers

Wounded vet back at home

Youth minister headed to prison



Saturday 6/25/2005
Critic says Phoebe hypocrisy is "colossal"

Fatal wreck in Coffee County

Local fundraiser for teen with lupus

Local group tries to revive local rock scene

Major meth bust in Worth County

Margaret Gleaton Cannington

Red Cross looking for type O donors

South Georgia Wildcat fans continue their support


Sunday 6/26/2005
Cable network follows local Miss Georgia contestant

Changing times and changing technologies

Happy homecoming

South Georgia reacts to Graham's last crusade
Sumter County Regional offers new Healthplex





Monday 6/27/2005
AIDS still a serious health issue

Ants marching... until a drier time

Blazing a trail

Business collects school supplies for needy students

Critic says Phoebe hypocrisy is "colossal"

Fight leads to gunshots

Former Blazer goes pro

Host of laws passed by the Legislature

How to protect your home from hurricanes

Indicted commissioner attends meeting

Lounge fire is arson

Major railroad repairs underway

Man held for child molestation

Miss Georgia visits

New Restaurant opens in Cordele

Phoebe lawsuits dismissed from state court

Shark attacks change summer plans

So what is podcasting?

South Georgia Regional CME Conference comes to town

Sparklers selling fast in Georgia

Supreme Court rules on Ten Commandments

Two shark attacks within days very unusual

Watermelon Crop doing better




Tuesday 6/28/2005

Albany employees save lives in Iraq

Albany Technical College is awarded full accreditation

Are prejudices hard-wired?

Blazing a trail

Boy Scouts learn hiking skills

Bush approval low, war casualties high

Fire leaves five orphans

Gulf beaches reopen after shark attacks

Life in prison for child molester

Little beauty queen gives back

Multiple arrests made in Colquitt County

New Albany Journal building opened

New Georgia law makes sex offenders more visible

New Restaurant opens in Cordele

Newton Mayor steps down

NFL stars come together for youth camp

Notable park gets improvements

Old explosives found

Phoebe lawsuits dismissed from state court

Robot cleans house at south Georgia hospital

Shark Safety Tips

State senator released from hospital

Truancy program getting students in school

Turn your old cell phone into gold for athletes

Turner receives $4.9 million check from lottery

Two shark attacks within days very unusual

VSU hosts summer theatre



Wednesday 6/29/2005

Albany City Commission approves budget

Albany library closed by electrical fire

Albany man returned after arrest in South Florida

BRAC commissioners head to Atlanta

Catching sharks common on gulf beaches

Downtown disaster averted

East Albany bank robbed

Foster house offers home for children

Gin Creek

Hours change for the sale of alcohol

Juvenile charged as adult for child molestation

Learn to communicate with your baby

Lee commissioner indicted

Murder suspect sentenced to life

New Georgia law makes sex offenders more visible

Pay day loans still legal

Rare diseases affects children

School board to take out $13 million loan

Senior center in danger of closing

Smith ready for sophomore season with Jaguars

State senator released from hospital

Statutory rape victim tells her story

Turn your old cell phone into gold for athletes

Willy T's Menu




Thursday 6/30/2005

"10 Country": A marriage lasts a lifetime

4th celebration planned at Reed Bingham

Abuse victim's mother speaks out

Albany fireworks will be double the fun

Archbold Hospital wins top honor

Buchanan signs with ABAC

Catching sharks common on gulf beaches

Childhood disease prevention

Cogongrass shows up in South Georgia

Downtown farmer's market set for Saturday

Firefighters warn fireworks can cause injuries and fire

Fireworks bill causes confusion

Fireworks sales booming in Florida

Georgia Supreme Court denies appeal for sheriff

Known drug house busted

Lee County Commissioner Indicted

MCLB Maintenance Center Change of Command

Phoebe thanks employees with watermelon

Preliminary autopsy complete for Coffee Co. murder victim

Seniors participate in fun day

Smoking ban starts Friday

Sparklers selling fast in Georgia

Statutory rape victim tells her story

Store for Sweet Stripes closes doors

The cost of getting hitched goes up

Victims' services offers assistance

What fireworks are legal?

Wildcats Marching Band will perform in Atlanta parade





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