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WALB News 10 Archives, August 2005

Monday 8/1/2005
48th mourns loss of comrades
Albany family indicted for money laundering
Americus soldier killed in Iraq
Barcodes may save lives
Battle between commissioners
City tosses tournament contract
Federal sentences handed down
Governor gives condolences to soldiers' families
Guard families look to each other for support
Man wanted for burglary
Missing truck driver found, but beer still gone
Mitchell leads Albany Junior Open
No gay billboards in S. Georgia
Open house night for Dougherty County schools
Patriots have high expectations
Richardson wants to be a Seminole
Slow down for school zones
South Georgian among latest 48th Brigade casualties
Valdostans "Think Big"
VPD among best in nation



Tuesday 8/2/2005

Another Valdosta soldier dies in Iraq

Bartkowicz takes Albany Jr. title in playoff

Bodies discovered in Lee County

Community Healthcare comes to Blakely

Co-workers remember fallen soldier

Dead man was shot

Georgia Supreme Court will review Kerfoot petition

Hospital with a heart will grow

Husband, wife found dead

Judge charged with battery

Kids send support to soldiers

Meat and Poultry products recalled

National night out in Albany

One fire's no emergency

Police search for robbery and kidnapping suspect

Rams ready for camp

ROTC teachers anticipate concerned students

Sentencing coming for Mathis

Sign controversy, building moratorium continue in Lee

South Georgian among latest 48th Brigade casualties

Superintendents outline priorities

Trojans hope to have Wright stuff again

T'ville's "National Night Out"

Wal-Mart returning to Dougherty County?

Watts signs with Georgia Southern

Woman claims judge assaulted her







Wednesday 8/3/2005

Blazers meet new hoops coach

Business leaders target government

City shows support for troops

Deputies helping watch over students, schools

Elderly woman found dead

First day of school

Former CFL player from Valdosta killed in shooting

Former deputy pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter

Grady property taxes may jump

G-Squared racing offering reward

Indicted county commissioner waives arraignment

Man robs Albany store at gunpoint

Mayor denies contribution link

Meth makers busted

More TB testing expected

New hotel to open inside a week

Questions over Phoebe expansion

Rainfall Gauge

Raising timber may raise cane

Spillers' attorney enters not guilty plea

Students get back to school immunizations

Sylvester gets substantial grant

Train accident settlement ok' d

Truancy arrest

Trucker busted for stealing toy inventory

Wreck claims life of business owner






Thursday 8/4/2005

Agents take 8 pounds pot off streets

Arson suspect may be involved in murder

Autopsy results in on Luper case

Community asked to support fallen soldier

Experienced Tornadoes are ready for 2005 season

Family hopes for safety for three sons

Federal law has more trains blowing their horns

Gas drive offs increase

Gray Television to spin off newspaper, wireless operations

Habitat for Humanity announces new CEO

ID Theft Protection Options

Indians ready for new season with new coach

Law men chase robbery suspect

Louisville Slugger honors Posey

Memorial honors fallen soldiers

Mother prays for sons in Alpha Company

Southwest Carting stays in business

Three more 48th Guardsmen killed in Iraq

Winning lottery tickets aren't so unlucky








Friday 8/5/2005

Another South Georgian dies in Iraq

Bank robbery suspect caught

Brawl involves armed men, woman attacked with knife

Coffee Co. mourns loss of guardsman

Farmers should pay attention to Energy bill

Irwin man dies in collision

Ladies walk to beat breast cancer

Leaders say winning war, despite losses

Lee County has big expectations this season

Lowndes teacher takes top honors

New Habitat chief takes reigns

New sleep clinic helping patients catch zzz's

Rape suspect wanted

Safe driving habits

Small town mourns soldier death

Students head back to school

Supply drive prepares kids for school


Saturday 8/6/2005

48th Soldier laid to rest

A stomping good time in Arlington

American Red Cross needs donations

Eat more peanuts

Man arrested in Moultrie abduction

Rams ready for camp

Syrupmakers looking for senior leadership


Sunday 8/7/2005

Byne Baptist School dedicates buildings

Hilton Garden Inn opening delayed

Injured South Georgia 48th soldier, recovering in Texas






Monday 8/8/2005

A better way to shred important document information

A grand night for singing at Theatre Albany

Backgrounds checked twice in future

Ball rolling on Chehaw-Fowler agreement

Bank robbers caught in Albany

Board votes on chief, maybe too soon

Cousin charged with murder

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Fallen soldier remembered

Former South Georgia columnist dies

Good neighbor helps catch burglary suspects

How to find bargains near you

Leesburg kicker hopes to win Gators starting job

Lt. Gov. predicts the end for Bobs

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death

Meet and greet a success
Monroe teacher returns from Iraq

Multiple robberies connected

New year brings positive change at VSU

Six arrested in drug bust

Suspected pot dealers busted

Teacher home from Iraq

Teenager found dead

TFD rookies start training

Thomas County Central looks to bounce back

Truck driver charged after Harvey death

World Vision donates supplies to students

Wounded South Georgia soldier recovering



Tuesday 8/9/2005

Admissions unaffected by SAT rule so far

Architect lawsuit against School District begins

Arrest made in child molestation

Attorney finalizes $10M Beaver death lawsuit

Bank robbery suspect released

Board votes on chief, maybe too soon

Bulldogs have new coach

Chambliss steps in over Hartsfield screener cuts

Cordele man accused of stabbing wife in store

DCSS, Feds disagree over value of chief's degree

Don Harrell released on bond

Drivers get a rude jolt

Drug agents mourn loss

Flood damaged road re-opens

Georgia's First Lady helps foster children

G-Squared Racing Ready to Race

Maschke defamation suit begins

More on the school board's choice for chief

New car encourages student achievement

Police search for armed robbers

Purse snatching turns violent

Rain causes road closures

Sanderson Farms to open soon

School Board defends hiring new police chief

Vandals targeting neighborhoods




Wednesday 8/10/2005

Armor saving lives in Iraq, but bombs are getting bigger

Bobs is history

Crash brings down pole, causes outage

Fall Games

Family files suit against school system

Historic mule barn condemned

Lee All-Stars off to a winning start at DYB World Series

Long time worker chosen Red Cross Volunteer of the Year

Man arrested after high speed chase, crime spree

Man released, not charged

Neighbor remembers murder victim

New look Dougherty County Police cars hit the streets

New school police chief will start next week

Phoebe docs call for independent audit

Recess shrinking, kids growing

Recess shrinking, kids growing

Strong storms cause damage
Vikings ready for a repeat





Thursday 8/11/2005

10 Country: Scott's Weather Love

Cancer run campaign starts

Cats ready to rebound in 2005

Cell Phone tower damage threatened workers lives

City council suspends police chief

Cochran man suffocates son, then hangs himself

Evaluator didn't know about Conley's degree

Gerontology program kicks off

G-Squared Racing Ready to Race

Hilton opening set for Friday

Hundreds of students in wrong schools

Isakson gets feedback on education reform

Lawyer sentenced federally

Lee All-Stars win again

New city manager due Saturday

Pit bull thieves arrested

Strong storms cause damage

Studl says businesses still on the way

Talking Country with Ray Fox

Vaccine recommended for college students

Valdosta store robbed






Friday 8/12/2005

Ben Hill Sheriff gets TASERS

Dog burned in animal cruelty case

Five file to change custody, to change schools

Flood victims still in need

Food for Thought

Grant awarded to VHS

Job openings plentiful, while unemployment soars

Military wife pushing for schools to excuse absences

Mrs. Evora Ella Fox Mangum

New emergency services center

New hotel should bring new money to Albany

New school reduces drop out rates

Police to charge Valdosta teens who burned dog

Rams relying on offense in 2005

School construction costs part of lawsuit testimony

Soaring gas prices raise prices on other goods

South Georgia doctor under investigation

Technicality tax break

The Hilton Garden Inn gets first overnight guests

Theatre Albany kicks off 73rd season




Saturday 8/13/2005

Albany gets new city leader

ATC showcases careers

House fire is training for new recruits

Mule Barn and museum's hopes may be demolished

Soldier's wives walking to Baghdad

State students get free test prep program


Sunday 8/14/2005

Bad wreck in Worth County

Gas prices steadily rising

Gas Station Gets Robbed and Police Need Your Help

Lee All-Stars win DYB World Series

New Packers coach ready to win now

Panthers are over transition period

Services held for 48th Brigade soldier

Soldier heading back to Iraq

Valdosta Soldier laid to rest






Monday 8/15/2005

A way to end unwanted credit card offers

Argument leads to shooting

ATC showcases careers

Big time drug bust

Blue Devils ready for a new era

Child molestation arrest

City prayer vigil welcomed by military family

Conley takes reigns of school police

Curry optimistic about NFL hopes

Darton baseball completes international recruiting class

Day one for new school police chief

Gas prices affect other goods

Gas prices rise steadily

HEROES Fund returns to the forefront

Hospital to be demolished

Lee County parking dispute resolved

Operation Boiled Peanut

Police ask for assistance with gas station robbery

Police seek impersonator

State to go on voter ID tour

Student dies during afternoon practice

Teens to compete in state-wide pageant

TU's new pres. takes office

War-time play set for Marine Base performance






Tuesday 8/16/2005

A possible solution to high gas prices

Adel man gets jail time

Are killer bees coming to South Georgia?

Big improvements set for Albany airport

Ceremony welcomes freshmen

Coaches focus on heat dangers

, Commissioners discuss Riverquarium money and overpaid consultant

East Albany fights to keep senior center

First year teachers' first weeks on the job

Freshman induction

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Local Sports Scoreboard (August 16th)

Man dies in semi crash

MCLB presents "Letters from the Front"

Mobile home fire scares neighbors

Peterson glad to be back in Georgia

Phone cards costly for soldiers, families

Point North gets traffic light

Police arrest two of three armed robbers

Semi plows over Jag

Seniors beware Medicare scam

Standoff ends peacefully on Club Drive

Student dies during afternoon practice

Students mourn classmate

Task force: UGA needs to be tougher

Three S. Georgians win Mustangs





Wednesday 8/17/2005

Albany a test market for Subway calzones

City consultant costs add up

City, county leaders hear unified law enforcement study results

Congressman tours Tifton hospital

Crisp County turns 100, gets 60 million

Darton President delivers State of the College

Eagles ready to fly on offense

Ex Ashburn cop, deputy arrested in East Georgia

Georgia gas prices climb quicker than others

Phoebe wants woman's home

Rain hurts hay farmers' yields

Sheriff to bike to Jekyll Island

Skull discovered under house

Soldiers talk about their Iraq experience

Tift County celebrates 100 years

Tift County celebrates centennial

Two arrested in drive by shooting

Valdosta mileage rate rolls back

VSU cheerleader earns national honor

Windsor Hotel wins blue ribbon for Georgia





Thursday 8/18/2005

County commissioner indicted

Darton golf team picks up their rings

Darton students register

Ducks race for charity

Ex Ashburn cop arrested in East Georgia

Family donation battles cancer

Georgia gas prices climb quicker than others

Georgia prepares to honor fallen

Georgians pay tribute to soldiers killed in Iraq

Gunfight ends in gangster's death

Legendary grocer dies

Local Sports Scoreboard (August 18th)

Lumpkin stunned by shooting rampage

Making your fuel go further

Police officer charged with theft

Rare look at house fire

Recycling to help Georgia

Saudi Arabia fights propaganda war for American trust

Soldier prepares to return to Iraq

Soldiers remembered in Lowndes County

South Georgia grocery magnate dies

Winn-Dixies set to close



Friday 8/19/05

A good start for the new downtown hotel 

Arrest made in cell tower vandalism

Attorney general sues NASCAR, Super Bowl groups

Bomb dogs alert at Marine Base

EMS workers face dangers on a daily basis

Food for Thought

Georgia colleges make list in new rankings

Gunshot victims remain hospitalized 

Memphis Blues Enter Into Albany

Moody fun fair welcomes military

New APD building features police museum

Police officer charged with theft

Some commissioners overspend their accounts 

Teachers learn creative P.E. lessons




Saturday, 8/20/05

Closing day for some Winn-Dixie stores

Grady County turns 100

Hawthorne family to attend Rudolph's sentencing

High School Football Scoreboard

Local Sports Scoreboard (August 20th)








Sunday, 8/21/05

Community gives support in the form of prayer

Big day for summer grads

Rainfall Gauge

Hospital conducts security drill

Church breaks ground on 15 year project

Friday night fun could add up to danger on roadways

Saturday heat advisory

Modified work hour restrictions have truck drivers honking mad


Monday August 22, 2005
Beaver family files suit in Lee County Court

Bond set for Mark Taylor's son

Cancer Coalition names top executives

Coaches High School Football Poll (August 23rd)

Coaches Softball Poll (August 23rd)

College needs more housing

Fatal wreck still under investigation

Grant funds new parking lot

Heat causes air-conditioner repairmen to work overtime

Lady Cavaliers Aiming For Number 1

Lee County man charged with Doublegate area rape

Local Sports Scoreboard (August 24th)

Man arrested in fatal stabbing

No appeal in million dollar lawsuit

Olympic bomber sentenced in Albany woman's death

Pay before you pump

Saving the gopher tortoises

Skull likely came from grave

Students heat up on scorching days

The Olympic Park bomber will spend the rest of his life in federal prison

Truck Driver charged in Lee County wreck




Tuesday 8/23/2005 

A lesson in DNA

Albany airport gets make-over

Alcohol-related traffic, deaths climb in 2004

Arrest in teen murder

Coaches High School Football Poll (August 23rd)

Coaches Softball Poll (August 23rd)

College enforces pedestrian safety

Conviction in YMCA embezzlement case

Deadline nears for business competition

DUI's on the rise

Family reacts to murder arrest

Field day for new irrigation equipment

Harris ready for his turn

Heart transplant patient at home recovering

Home fire in Ochlocknee

Lee County will soon lift building moratorium

Lotto winner revealed

Man in 20's missing

Pinching pennies at the pump

Sign up for the Spirit of Chehaw Pageant

Sporty Stamps on Sale

Transportation improvements for Lowndes

Two cases of meningitis at Dougherty County schools

USDA recalls Georgia beef patties

Wildlife Expo this weekend





Wednesday 8/24/2005

Austin on Payton watch list

Auto thefts decline

Blazers ready for opener

BRAC vote could block additional jobs at Albany MCLB

Child death investigation continues

Dougherty High addresses school safety concerns

Former Cop indicted for child molestation

Georgians rank 12th in nation in obesity

Helen Louise Henemyre

Kids Dance to The Music of Life

Lawmakers hold ATV safety hearings

Man seriously injured after high speed chase

Operation Gus

Soldier asks for support

Suspected pot grower busted

Tax increase proposed

Top honor for top cop

Veteran teacher spends 51 years on the job






Thursday 8/25/2005

10 Country: Carolyn's Lighthouse Love

A cheaper way to buy textbooks

Albany to host special Olympics

Alcohol-related traffic deaths climb in 2004

Arrest in teen murder

Arrest made in Oasis robbery

Bike squad gets bumped up

Dima leaving Thomas University

FBI agent a witness to history

Firefighters' fundraiser

Four arrested after high speed chase

Georgians rank 12th in nation in obesity

Groundbreaking QB mentors collegians

Health organizations join for race series

Law enforcement agencies awarded grant

Local Sports Scoreboard (August 25th)

Lumpkin Chief recounts shooting and recovery

Machinist injured in industrial accident

Man charged with 1997 murder

Manners For The Mindful

Mosquito numbers decline

National Parks celebrate 89th Anniversary

Phoebe won't raise healthcare prices

Red Cross graduates CNAs

Valdosta teens charged with burning puppy

WALB-TV ownership to change







Friday 8/26/2005

Albany braces for another hurricane

Barber robbed, wants help

Bikers preparing for Katrina

Boogie Nights Ball

Bulger makes it to the show

Choir raising funds to travel to national competition

Dima leaving Thomas University

Food for Thought

Hurricane Dennis flood victims keep close eye on Katrina

Hurricane rains could help South Georgia peanuts

Katrina kills seven, heads for Mississippi

Katrina washes out T-U soccer

Kids enjoy a day of caring

Laser pointer crack down

Lee looks for more success

Lumpkin Chief recounts shooting and recovery

Monty starts a long road to recovery

South Georgia emergency crews prepare for Katrina

Terrible day turns to treasure

Thomas prepares for Katrina

Women's event to focus on lifestyle makeovers

Women's show kicks off in Valdosta

High School Football Scoreboard-August 25th

Local Sports Scoreboard (August 25th)




Saturday 8/27/2005

Americus murder suspect found not guilty

Bikers preparing for Katrina

Help for Parents

Hilton packed as people boogie

Hurricane Dennis flood victims keep close eye on Katrina

Katrina headed for Mississippi?

Katrina kills seven, heads for Mississippi

South Georgians display their best shots

Terrible day turns to treasure


Sunday 8/28/2005

Albany hotels fill with Katrina cast outs

Evacuees Find Refuge In Albany

Georgia sees Hispanic population growth

Katrina could cause gas prices to rise

Katrina refugees find shelter in Albany

Local Sports Scoreboard (August 27th)

Man killed by train in Cook County

Moncus Racing to the Top

New Orleans mayor calls storm "once in a lifetime event"







Monday 8/29/2005
Albany employer holds blood drive

City workers fill their tanks before gas prices rise

Creekside residents get unwelcome news

Deadly school bus accident

Environmental study of mule barn needed

Evacuees find refuge in Albany

Evacuees find refuge in S. Georgia for pets

Fire sparked by overworked air conditioner

Firefighters raise funds for MDA

Florida marines evacuate to Albany

Georgia Home Depot delivers hurricane help

Georgia Power crews head to help Katrina victims

Gulfport Evacuee fears worst

High School Football Scoreboard-August 25th

Hotels packed with storm evacuees

Hurricane Katrina brings higher gas prices

Louisiana family finds shelter in South Georgia

Louisiana governor says Superdome is not dangerous

Man killed by train in Cook County

Mississippi feels Katrina's onslaught

Pensacola military personnel evacuates to MCLB Albany

Power crews on Katrina's heels

Rams' Harris is off to a fast start

Red Cross volunteers to head to Louisiana

South Georgia emergency crews head to help Katrina victims

State Football Finals Moving to Neutral Ground

Ten burglary and theft suspects arrested

T'ville packed with evacuees

Wilkes earns GSC honor





Tuesday 8/30/2005

Biloxi mayor calls Katrina "Our tsunami"

Do not call registry

Doctor wants to see house, patients

Dog fighting ring busted

Dora Wilson family members object to Atlanta receiver

Evacuees fear the worst, hope for the best

FEMA dispatches from Thomasville, Ga.

Fitness First

Ga. forestry business embarks for Gulf Coast

Hooters Tour back in Valdosta

Hospital, retailers begin hurricane relief efforts

Katrina causes problems for gas suppliers

Local Boys and Girls Club helps Katrina evacuees

Local Sports Scoreboard (August 30th)

Man shot in drive-by

Murdock ready to for his return to SGA

Police ask help in murder

Red Cross offers relief for evacuees

Send support to our Troops

Some motels still booked

Suspected crack dealer sought

Why are corn rows so straight?







Wednesday 8/31/2005

Albany bank fire bombed

Albany brewery sends bottled water to Gulf

Albany Hotels and Restaurants help Katrina victims

Broadaway confident for Langdale Ford Championship

Company takes supplies, volunteers to Mississippi

Daniels has 1st round lead at GSGA Senior Championship

Fun Channel organizes gas boycott

GaSports.Com Football Coaches Poll (August 30th)

Governor: Gougers, you've been warned

Katrina evacuees wait for word

Local Sports Scoreboard (August 31st)

Lowe's expands in Valdosta

Man killed in shooting

Motorists line up for high gas

National Guard helicopters headed for Gulf

Need animals boarded?

New fire suits bought to protect firefighters

Price gouging hotline -- (800) 869-1123

Red Cross offers relief for evacuees

Red Cross opens shelter in Valdosta

Rumors produce panic gas buying

State moves to minimize gas price escalation

Station sells unleaded for $3.42

Store alcohol license permanently revoked

Want to go help Katrina victims?



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