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WALB News 10 Archives, March 2006

Wednesday 3/1/2006

A new home for Monty!

Billboards to be banned?

City helps evacuee families

Drug agent hit by fleeing suspect

Former Senator's son still missing

Georgia finds a big catch in Leesburg's Mohl

Hospital gets new X-ray technology

Housing Fair to improve Sylvester

Katie Beckett families still holding on for approvals

Lee's Clouser takes aim at another record

Middle schooler charged with drug sale

Open land is rare in Thomasville

Special Report: Bird Flu: Are we prepared?

WALB goes High Definition

 

 

Thursday 3/2/2006

Albanians read to students

Bill allows Georgians to defend themselves

Brittany Spaniels show off

Copper pirates raid area homes, businesses

Georgia’s unemployment rate rises in January

Hospital whistleblowers re-indicted again

Learning to be a better parent

Managing driving distractions

MCG brings expert heart care to South Georgia

Museum, league receive operational funds

Possible tighter restrictions for title pawn shops

Quilts come from statewide

Thomas Chamber courts retirees
Truck driver shortage nationwide

 

 

Friday 3/3/2006

Aide to lieutenant governor surrenders

Air Force enforces new dress code

Albany woman celebrates her 106th birthday

Albany's Mardi Gras do-over

Allergies may attack pets

Antiques come to Thomasville

Car thefts down nationwide

Country music star comes to Tifton

It's a dog's life

Science fair promotes intelligence

Teen busted for giving out Xanax

Thomasville musician returns to his roots

Tifton businesses oppose sign ordinance

Unpredictable weather threatens peach crop

 

 

Saturday 3/4/2006

Albany's Mardi Gras 2006 festival a success

NFL star hosts celebration

 

 

Sunday 3/5/2006

City paints its history

 

 

 

 

Monday 3/6/2006

250 new jobs brewing in Coffee County

Are state taxes hard on low-income families?

ASU Back to Work

Burn victim in critical condition

Douglas city clerk charged with theft

Federal trial deliberations to start

Fiber optic system improves traffic

It's tilling time

Lowndes 911 center maintains high level

New small business owners get help

Police investigate razor report

Police need help finding murder suspect

Prosecutors may be paid with sheriff's budget

South Georgia missionaries travel to Africa

Spring Break precedes Spring

Valdosta has superlative 911 dispatcher

Will hunting law be changed?

Wire plant to create 250 jobs in Coffee County

 

 

 

Tuesday 3/7/2006

Animal cruelty case raises questions

Antique show underway in Moultrie

City hears baseball proposal

City takes on health costs

Copper pirates steal from taxpayers

Copper thieves vandalize Albany street lights

Envy Green

Final Ga.Sports.com basketball polls (March 7, 2006)

Ga.Sports.com Spring Sports Polls (Baseball and Tennis) March 7,2006

Georgia gets a bad grade for it's mental health system

Historical Society takes you back in time

Huddle House robbed at gunpoint

Jury deliberates in Harrell Harrison Trial

Lawmakers propose tax break for manufacturers

Local Sports Scoreboard (March 7, 2006)

Lofty goal lands Thomasville man in record book

Macon hopes it can keep its airport open

Mattie Goddard files suit against Albany

Pinkins to Quarterback Wildcats

Property to be sold after drug case

Title Insurance For Your Home

Yeatts Won't Wait

 

 

 

Wednesday 3/8/2006

Beware of sweepstakes scam

CACH holds healthcare summit

Charges dropped in dog mauling case

Does the city want to pour more $ into Eames park?

Dougherty County mobile home gutted by fire

Gas line busts, halts traffic

Georgia ranks low in livability

Guilty verdicts in Thomasville arson trial

Health fair gives students look at health careers

Home firebombed in the night

Lawmakers approve money for Katie Beckett families

Man found guilty of murder

Moultrie wants more "packers"

Resident lives in fear

South Georgia students showcase their art skills

Sponsor changes bill to 'encourage' physical education

Students learn dairy lessons

Suspected drug dealers and suppliers nabbed

Sylvester has new code inspector

Thomasville Federal jury convicts two

Thomasville Police Officers sharpen their skills

Tifton has the Biggest Losers

Too much sun could lead to skin cancer

Would baseball hurt football?

 

 

 

Thursday 3/9/2006

10 Country: Johnny's Two Courts

Albany hires Municipal Court employees

Albany man charged with several home and car burglaries

Body could be Streat's

Body found in Waycross

Center hopes to bring love, fill need in Crisp County

Deputy to be honored with blood drive

Eliminating car tax would hurt local governments

Gailey looking forward to spring practice

Grand jury no-bills teacher

Honors roll in for Blazer hoop stars

Indiana armed robbery suspect arrested in Dougherty County

Motorcyclists build a Georgia city

Oncologists say war on cancer is being won

Police confiscate computers, child porn

President Bush to address Georgia Republicans

Recycle your old electronics

State troopers rejoice at pay raises

Students learn safety for spring break
Top drag racing drivers testing at SGMP

 

 

 

Friday 3/10/2006

Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit officer arrested

Child found dead from hanging

D-Day training beach remembered

Food for Thought

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Improving literacy in Lee County

Lawmakers to stiffen litter penalties

Looks like Georgia will get new Kia plant

Man arrested for attempted car jacking

Phoebe Putney staff enjoy brand new gym

Police hunt armed robber

Proposed bill would allow paper ballots

Psychologists say young suicide is rare

Revving the Engines

Robert Cross is a School of Excellence

Senior center returns to full time

Stepping up courthouse security

Students fast for needy

Thronateeska, RiverQuarium weather field trip ban

Tool will help farmers track water use

 

 

Saturday 3/11/2006

Big Brothers and Sisters mentor children

New investigator joins search for missing teacher

Sylvester housing fair draws crowd

 

 

Sunday 3/12/2006

Gas trickles below national average

Girl hit on Palmyra Road

Ocilla Fire Department receives grant

Police arrest man in Tifton

Rural areas recover slowly from Katrina

Tara Grinstead's sister reacts to Streat outcome

Teen drowns in Colquitt County pond

Weather draws crowds to Chehaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 3/13/2006

Bennett ready to dance in NCAA tournament

Cattle enthusiasts strut their stuff

Chehaw hopes to build trail soon

Child abuse group sets up meeting

Church theft suspects collared

Clay County receives One Georgia grant

Construction worker killed on I-75

Culpepper lassos big win

Dougherty's Mitchell is moving to Albany High

Drowning victim identified

Farmer wants level playing field

Fire destroys part of aeronautical engineering firm

Girl hit by car still serious

Let the bell ring

Local Sports Scoreboard (March 13, 2006)

New investigator joins search for missing teacher

Pet groomer's trial begins

Planting seeds to feed the hungry

Retirees flock to Clay county

Should Ashley and Patterson Streets be one-way?

Students and teachers worry about honors weighting

Tift Co. SPLOST vote

Wildcats Local Talent Ready to Succeed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 3/14/2006

ATC Fire Program receives national accreditation

Black Dems don't like gang bill

Building a Program

Business owners unite to stop burglaries

Chain reaction wreck sends man to hospital

Creative crook carted off to jail

Doctors say get those colon cancer screenings

Farmers fear tighter supply of immigrant workers this year

Fire destroys part of aeronautical engineering firm

Grants awarded to SEEDS center

Investigation into hanging death continues

Lee Co. Library cracks down on unreturned books

Local Sports Scoreboard (March 14, 2006)

New Deputy Chief named for Albany Fire Department

Returning Home

Senate approves income tax break for seniors

Senators hopeful for Iraq's future

Severe weather moves into South Georgia

So. Georgia has a soybean rust problem

Study shows many aren't prepared for flooding

Testimony begins in pet groomer trial

Thomasville man recovers from gunshot wound

Unique bike comes to town

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 3/15/2006

ABAC student dies from meningitis

Ag experiment proves tractor efficiency

Baby doc decries school restrictions

Betty Pilcher Spence

Bold thief hits Thomasville convenience stores

Coffee County Commissioners discuss Sheriff

County, cities gear up for election day

Farmers fear tighter supply of immigrant workers this year

Harrell denied release

Medicaid patients may lose homes

Senior Centers are open five days

Seniors learn health matters at one stop shop

Suspect escapes from Albany Police station

Texas Hold Em takes South Georgia

Thomasville gets downtown living

Wildcats schedule intrasquad scrimmage

Will the new arch be a long-time attraction in Albany?

Wilson returns to Americus

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 3/16/2006

10 Country: Don's Feathered Family

Albany's Johnson has shaped up for FSU

Animal groomer guilty of animal cruelty

Bainbridge man charged with bestiality

Bainbridge man drowns

Barksdale steps down as GSW hoops coach

Circus set up in full swing

City Manager says Police should have warned citizens earlier

Coffee County Commissioners discuss Sheriff

Colon cancer survivor helps raise awareness

Commissioner opposes severance

Families ready for troop return

Family disputes "suicide" story

Feud ends with brutal beating

Fewer Georgians light up

Folks chip in to fight cancer

Local Sports Scoreboard (March 16, 2006)

South Georgians warned to get ready for killer bees

UGA researchers interview Albany civil rights pioneers

What's going on with Coffee Sheriff?

 

 

 

 

Friday 3/17/2006

Arrest made in 14 business burglaries

Autistic man still missing

Car arson solved

Child abuse team gets interim chair

Circus comes to town

Copy cats are getting caught

County Judges want handle Mattie Goddard lawsuit

Deadly game grows in popularity

Deputies pinch APD's man

Dumpsters can't handle all the garbage

Embattled sheriff has wide support

Escapee caught in Albany Motel

Fast food restaurant closed by fire

Four more Trojans sign scholarships

Hasan Shrine Spring Festival

No criminal charges against park ranger

Open Arms lawyer: Two can play this game

School celebration honors good grades and behavior

St. Patrick's Day groundbreaking

St. Teresa's students celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Troopers issue drunk driving warnings

Walgreens Recall

Water permit moratorium to be lifted

Wreck stops traffic on I-75

 

 

Saturday 3/18/2006

Challenging Tournament

Keeping the Alapaha River Clean

Methodist Church serves community

Shriners host barbecue contest

Special needs horse show

Tifton woman writes history book

 

 

 

Sunday 3/19/2006

Hometown dog gets national recognition

Preserving the Gopher tortoise

 

 

 

 

Monday 3/20/2006

Additional arrests in church, home burglaries

Budget cuts jeopardize summer youth program

Darton leaders look for highest bidder

Georgia Power wants to raise rates

Man shot while sitting in car on East side of town

Oglethorpe Gateway criticized by Dougherty Commissioners

Public high schools may soon teach Bible courses

Savage Released

Sheriff indicted by Grand Jury

Shooting at Douglas Enmark

Sinyard kicks off re-election campaign

South Georgians react to war anniversary

Student left on school bus

This month marks three-year anniversary in Iraq

Thomasville woman cut

Valdosta man arrested for shooting girlfriend

Will taxpayers pay the price of an ongoing feud?

 

 

 

Tuesday 3/21/2006

Albanians under "Cardiac Arrest"

As gas prices rise, more people take the bus

Assistant city manager resigns

Business is bullish on Grady County

Census reports steady Hispanic-owned business growth

Chamber presents annual citizen awards

Conference to be uplinked from Albany

Cordele votes on liquor bill

Exchange Building on auction block

Isakson listens to educational concerns

Lawsuit plaintiff arrested on drug charge

Lee apartment building burns

Lee apartments burn

Lee County Commission candidate announces

Rob Smith still Sheriff of Coffee County

SCRT team finishes investigation

South Georgia ballots tallied

Store clerk is recovering

Tuesday's rain much needed for south Georgia farmers
Wheels begin to turn at civic center

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 3/22/2006

Armed robber sought

Cold weather won't help growth

Congressman visits So. Georgia

Davis resigns both ASU positions

Fire ruled intentional

Friends start independent polling service

Hastert campaigns for Collins

Jailbirds fight heart disease

Jailer arrested on sex charge

King of the crime scenes says science change crime fighting

Lawmakers consider tougher dog fighting penalties

Lee bus driver suspended

Lee commissioners debate losing landfill

Missing autistic man found safe

Rapist gets 90 years

Robbery suspect arrested

Savage ready to head west

Senior-living apartments open in Albany

Speaker of the House in Moultrie

Stream buffer may decrease

Supreme Court decides Americus search case

Supreme Court sets national precedent in Americus case

Transporting South Georgia

Wireless network at a standstill in Lee County

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 3/23/2006

10 Country: Hunter Hunts Litter

A violent night in Bainbridge

Albany leaders want APD to share crime-fighting plan

Albany Tech GOAL Winner

ASU helps fill big need

Breathalyzer won't allow drunk driving

Burglary leaves victims feeling violated

Cold snap concerns farmers

Duffers welcome at Hilsman Park

Ga.Sports.com Spring Sports Polls (Baseball and Tennis) March 23 ,2006

Inmate found dead in cell

Jewelry Recall

Neighbors fume over peculiar house

No alcohol license for Old Road Master's club

T'ville man makes federal complaint

Unemployment rate, number of jobs both rise

Valdosta hosts downtown development training

Women express through artwork

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 3/24/2006

Albany city employee resigns over bonus controversy

Albany home burns

Albany leaders consider Confederate History Month proclamation

Albany State honors faculty and students

Angeline Frances Van Dyke Mitchell

Anniversary of high gas prices

Entrepreneur Extravaganza in Valdosta

Farmland conservation program sign up begins

Festivities and fun on tap at York Field

Food for Thought

Gala awards Albany's finest

Hogencamp booted from City Hall

Investigators use grant to combat gang activity

Lie detector tests scheduled

Middle school principal considers student uniforms

Name New York's monkey

Protecting yourself from phony cops

Rapist is a fake cop

Rapist poses as sheriff's deputy

Wildcats close to opening day roster

 

Saturday 3/25/2006

Bearcats, Stockbridge run to Smith-Benson titles

Expo offers outdoor machinery

Kennesaw duo leads at GSGA 4-ball

Moultrie police and community team up to fight crime

Second rally held for Coffee County sheriff

 

Sunday 3/26/2006 

E-filing sets new record

Gas theft is up as gas prices climb

Medicines work whether OTC or prescribed

Muslim family says they are victims of discrimination
Record Breaking Win in GSGA 4-Ball

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 3/27/2006

Congressman honors record setting Red Devils

Entrepreneurs win business plan competition

Fire likely started by kids

Four arrested in Harvey's armed robbery

GBI: "Victim" lied

Grinstead search focuses on ponds

Input needed on farm bill

Lawmakers face full week of work

Mayor calls for Bird Flu plan

Meeting tackles teens and drugs

Moultrie man still guilty

Percentages favor the criminal

Science program marks a decade

Spring temperatures may mean spring injuries

State lawmakers cracking down on illegals

Thomas Commissioners consider land use ordinance

Woman travels miles to adopt special cat

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 3/28/2006
Anderson still in command in Baker

APD begins aggressive recruitment campaign

APD plans to crack down on crime

Commissioners continue to mull over confederate issue

Farmers weigh in on farm bill

Fire levels barn

Grinstead fatigue setting in?

Lower gas prices by Memorial Day weekend

Man claims Lee County's chief deputy broke law

Mr. Ocie Morey

Penalties for cell phone use while driving

Ready to Contribute

Schools team up to transfer credits

Senate approves Bible bill

Senior citizens oppose strip mall

Seventeen hour Seminole Co. manhunt ends in arrest

Teacher accused of having relationship with student

Thomasville, Nation tackles underage drinking

WFXL among twelve Raycom stations sold

Where is bridge jumper?

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 3/29/2006

Blazers running out of backs

City Manager to brief commissioners on bonus issue

Donalsonville is GSP's Post of the Year

George Jones concert postponed

Inmate likely died of heart condition

Investigation into teacher/student relationship

Jackets open spring drills

Pet Groomer sentenced

Pipes repaired, church to resume

RiverQuariam outlook is rosy

Sick puppies found in six Atlanta pet stores

South Georgia tax preparers warn, don't wait

Sweeping immigration proposal goes to governor

Training to be a Combat Rescue Officer

Water restrictions remain in state

Women getting gun happy

 

 

 

Thursday 3/30/2006

10 Country- Jesse's Patience Builder

Apartment fire leaves families homeless

Bats make Worth County school home

Coffee County Sheriff resigns

Commissioners want answers about employee bonuses

Divers search Flint River for suspected jumper

Downtown business needs a little boost

Farmers find way to conserve water and soil

Harrell, Harrison sentencing set

New business owner hopes to serve downtown Albany

Nurse practitioners can write Rx

Red Cross honors donors

Students make military a career

Thomas Co. teen charged with arson

Thomasville teen clinic reopens

Women's Expo, brings Thomasville women together

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 3/31/2006

Big name concert at civic center flops

Cairo kids jump rope their way to healthy hearts

Coffee County sheriff enters plea agreement

Free gun locks for gun owners

New jobs may be in the works

Parents receive autism support

Shopping for a good cause

South Georgia Delphi plant could close

Spring Forward, lose an hour, change your battery

Teachers give 2007 budget an "A"