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WALB News 10 Archives, May 2006

Monday 5/1/2006
48th Brigade member gets a big welcome
ASU Football player shooting investigation continues
Campaign encourages sharing the road
Drug arrests continue
Few Albany businesses close for immigration protest
Hispanic leader reacts to immigration marchJudge goes on trial
Local Sports Scoreboard (May 1, 2006)
Oversized stretchers needed for obese patients
Residents get a taste of Thomasville
South Georgia woman wants to make her mark
South Georgia's troops will get help with readjustment
Students learn about separation of powers
Trees damaged by utility crews
Valdosta gears up for Southern Hospitality Work Camp

Valdosta hosts brown bag concert series
Young boy becomes a 911 hero

Tuesday 5/2/2006
Admission prices go up at Parks at Chehaw zoo
Albany leaders learn City's bird flu plan
FEMA, Homeland bosses meet in T'ville
Football player arrestedGovernor visits Albany
Judge dismisses 'Factoid' criminal charges
Local businesses charging more for services
One dies in Interstate crashPay scale to climb at city
Pregnancy, birth, abortion rates down among Georgia teens
Rotary launches "Books at Bedtime" campaign
Scott Holcomb wants paper vote trail
Search for Civic Center Director narrows
Some traffic changes could come to Lee County
Sumter soldier says thank you

Thomas escapee caught in Valdosta
Thomasville businesses get a lesson in labor laws
Truck wreck snarls trafficTwo more indicted in Harrell case
Uncharted TerritoryVideo statement barred from court

Walking shoes readied for Thomasville Relay

Wednesday 5/3/2006
Academic team takes on administrators
Albany Police Officers welcomed home from Iraq
Brotherly battle takes deadly turn
Election issues in Sumter County
Home sales stable in Albany
Indecent act prompts concern in Thomasville
Lake Park students witness living history
Ministry to help Fuller Center build on higher ground
Mother calls for hit and run driver to come forward
New alcohol rule closes loophole
Runway project nears completion
Semi-truck hits a train
Sinyard speaks out on Phoebe connection
Stamp prices may increase again
State of the art heart machines unveiled
Sugary sodas on the way out of schools
Thomasville Police ask for help in shooting
Truck driver identified in deadly crash
Utility crews practice for Lineman Rodeo
Vets get help finding work
Was it a set up?

Wreck kills Baker County woman

Thursday 5/4/2006
10 Country: For the birds
Albany businesses set up shop at Civic Center
Albany National Day of Prayer
Big fire in Colquitt County was controlled
Charges in Seminole Co. shooting delayed
Dougherty County teacher gets big award
Education superintendents criticize lawmakers
Judge Smith: Not guilty
Moving wall returns
Playground for Katrina victims built
Posters issued for information
Residency issue resurfaces
Signing Day at Colquitt County
Soft drinks taken out of schools
Squeezed at the Pump
Superintendents criticize Perdue, lawmakers
Thomas Co. Schools thank volunteers
Thomasville parents concerned about predators
Thomasville pauses for National Day of Prayer
Vietnam vets lay wreaths for their war friends

Friday 5/5/2006
Ben Hill soldier tells his Iraq story
Darton adds newest alumni
Food for Thought
Law Day shows students the judicial system
Prescription drug deadline fast approaching
Students launch rockets
Students roll up their sleeves
Thomasville student wins art competition
Training keeps SWAT sharp
Young scientists at work

Saturday 5/6/2006
ASU Holds Spring Graduation
Kiwanis members renovate park
Schools compete in Thomasville Relay event
Teenagers revitalize Moultrie

Sunday 5/7/2006
Fire at Cooper Tire Plant
Georgians send gas complaints to state leaders
Gifts are left at moving wall
Goin' Green
The Da Vinci Code viewed as deceptive

Monday 5/8/2006

Are flex-fuel vehicles viable?
Bronwood Youth Center starts new home
Chief Deputy Clerk honored for service
Citizens weigh in on possible consolidation
County and city could share costs for crossing guards
Jury selection begins in child-rape case
Jury selection begins in second Harrell trial
Lottery sales increase despite long odds
Murder trial underway
North Doublegate traffic light ready
Park visitors leave a mess behind
Perdue visits South Georgia
Potential for gang violence has Thomasville's attention
Prisoner on the loose
Public hearings set for consolidation issue
Rams Still Waiting

Third suspect guilty in Bainbridge armed robbery
Thomasville dirt roads get paved

Tuesday 5/9/2006
Agencies gather to help the homeless
Broad Avenue gets needed attention
Cities explain Medicare Part D
Downtown will be the setting for spring dance
Mother's Day means billions for retailers
New business brings jobs to Thomasville
Paramedic injured in motorcycle crash
Perdue applauds 2007 budget in Thomasville
Smith still looseSouthland Seeking #6
Students discuss their fiscal futureStudents view autopsy
Teachers, you're getting a raise!
There's more to ABAC than just agriculture
Thomasville SPLOST still uncertain

Wednesday 5/10/2006
Church works to prevent online predators
EMC Imposter tries to get inside home
Fight mosquitoes naturally
Four south Georgia schools considered "Outperformers"
HazMat Training Day
Hispanic birth rate soars in Southeast
HIV-positive man, accused of molestation, takes the stand
Home loans still affordable
Lee County loses Game One in State Playoffs
New gifts for Mother's Day
Park fountain to spring back to life soon
Rapid response teams lower death toll
Recent Rains help Crops
Some say lounge is too close to church
Thomasville prepares for March of Dimes walk

Very Special Games in Worth

Thursday 5/11/2006
10 Country: Kathleen's Big Picture
Cairo High students get a vivid lesson on Meth
DC public safety leaders want more employees
Dougherty drop out rate soars
Escaped inmate lands in doghouse
HIV-positive man found guilty of molestation
New magnet school coming to Thomasville
One injured in Meigs stabbing
Pentagon spending lands down South
Storms pound South Georgia

The gift of life

Friday 5/12/2006
Albany hairstylist on Today Show
Albany is running with new marathon
Bank helps protect customers' identity
City works to get more money to non-profits
Congressman calls attention to illegals
Corvette Cash Word List
Fatigue and truck drivers: a deadly combination
Florists getting ready for Sunday
Food for Thought
Foreign language experts in high demand
High School/High-Tech program hands out honors
Kids can be safe at church
Pool business makes a splash
RiverTown Days are here
Schools tagged with graffiti
Sons show mothers they care
Spring Street fashion show nears
Stepping stones cuts ribbon on new home
Summer job search is on for teens
The sky's the limit
Valdosta hosts 13th annual Postal Food Drive
Washington and Jackson trees to stay put
Whigham business paints town purple

Saturday 5/13/2006

Marine recruit numbers are up
Most popular baby names
Phoebe picnic rewards employees
Postal carriers stamp out hunger
Spring Street Festival provides fun

Sunday 5/14/2006
80 year old woman celebrates at nursing home
Another Walmart bomb threat
Bicyclist struck, killed by hit and run driver
Cheehaw free for moms today
Drug coverage deadline nears
Drumline competition sets the beat in Albany
Gospel play mocks the church
New custom hearing aid available
Switched at birth 54 years ago
Wildcats Win!

Monday 5/15/2006
Albany wants to bring back Weed and Seed initiative
Cathy Cox details plans to improve public safety
Fallen officers honored
Fire was the fault of wiring
Golfing for a Good Cause
Hispanics react to president's immigration speech
Law enforcers face danger daily
Mom wants killer driver to surrender
More 48th Troops return
More input from citizens on proposed charter
Some crops flattened by hail
Spillers jury under selection
Study underway to better market Albany
UGA president objects to label on Georgia-Florida game
Wildcats bring big business to city

Tuesday 5/16/2006
Albany Club honors outstanding students
Albany says County misused SPLOST money
Alternate fuel is on the way
Blackstock Signs with ABAC
City rates to climb, driving to be monitored
College building benefits community
Commissioner Postell opposes consolidation
Lawson Chooses SGTC
More business could soon fill Bob's Candies facility
New car is reward for good grades!
One More Season for Thomas
Police seize suspected hit and run pickup truck
Suspect arrested in deadly hit and run case

Wednesday 5/17/2006
APD responds to allegations they didn't do their jobs
Bus driver retires after 54 years
Cook off honors public safety workers
Corn crop starts out just great
Emergency leaders prepare for hurricane season
Girls Inc. awards young achievers
Grady crews hone their skills
More 2-wheel vehicles on roads, be careful
New degree opportunities in Tifton
Perdue considers options after Same-sex vote overturned
Principal fired without explanation
The city wants its money!
The state rests in Spillers case
Thomasville treasure has a fresh look
Tifton library needs help moving

Thursday 5/18/2006
10 Country: Joyce's Precious Barbies
Albany Woman's Club recognizes member
Albany's history on display at Thronateeska
Alligators are best left alone
City tackles safety concernsFriends react to Spillers verdict
Getting Spillers jury, difficult?
Lee jury now deliberates ex-deputy's fate
Lights, camera, action in Leesburg
No prison time for former deputy
Preparing for a disaster
Sherwood movie will go national
Spillers found guilty on two felony counts

Too young to drive?

Friday 5/19/2006
Albany family becomes home owners
Albany moves to dismiss Mattie Goddard case
Albany's code enforcement cracks down
Boat theft suspect arrested
Cops run for Georgia Special Olympics
Da Vinci Code film opens today
Disturbed cemetery descendants traced
Food for Thought
Hero tries to beat cancer
Historians figure out who was buried in ancient cemetery
Humane Society promotes pet awareness
Lee county assault
More court appearances in Spillers' future
Popular south Georgia canine receives cancer treatment
Red light cam may not shoot
Serious accident stalls Sylvester traffic
Son's gift of life forms lifelong friendship
Spillers could police again
Spillers is first offender, holds certification
Spillers not expected to appeal
Students too GREAT for drugs
Venom: A painfully exciting experience

Saturday 5/20/2006
Boogie Nights in Albany
Dougherty high schools celebrate commencement
Latest on serious wreck in Sylvester
Shriners parade through Leesburg
STAR student graduates with honors
Wreck claims South Georgian
YMCA pool opens for summer

Sunday 5/21/2006
19 year old headed to China
Civitan club raises money for camp
Dougherty High students perform
Soldier gets warm welcome home

Monday 5/22/2006

48th Brigade undergoing transition
Accounting SNAFU leaves Lee in lurch
Blighted Thomasville properties to disappear
Canes New Coach
Click it or Ticket campaign launched
Finding and keeping good teachers
Get hurricane ready
Kids should beware of computer dangers
Last charter public hearing held
Lee budget has a BIG boo-boo
Lee land value sky-rockets
Molden 1st to Division I
Oxendine launches "Insure U" education program
Program could save Dougherty County money and lives
Spillers reports for probation
Summer programs filling up fast
Thomasville Gerontology class gets national attention
To consolidate or not... that is the question
VSU gets teaching grant
Waste Management Plan draws criticism
Woman on trial for murdering baby

Tuesday 5/23/2006

Albany bar owner caught in drug sting
Albany Police recruiting paying off
Americus pair indicted
Arthritis walk on its way to South Georgia
Boaters gain new place to park
Business owners and developers oppose proposed tax hike
Chicks' new CD is out
City manager issues more merit bonuses
County doesn't want to pay for crossing guards
Feds search Georgia farm
Flint Riverquarium Director resigns
Former District Attorney dies
Headstart teacher arrested over punishment
Insurance agency inspected by state commissioner
No mower is safe
P&JP director calls for investigation
RVers motor through South Georgia
Sims ready for second term
Skills Camp at ASU
State halts irresponsible student drivers
Tax concern prompts group formation
Train jumps the tracks
Wright guilty on all counts

Wednesday 5/24/2006
Albany studies tourism trends
Albany's oldest shopping center gets a facelift
Changes coming for Lanier Co. schools?
Chase ends with drug arrests
Derailments spark concern over RR safety
Dougherty tax man wants to see your home
HealthBeat: Gastric Sleeve
Is the pool you use safe?
Langdale Hospice House opens
Lee budget error corrected
Lee County commissioners to consider impact fees
Lee County employees return surplus property
Lee tax assessment accepted calmly
Local Sports Scoreboard (May 24, 2006)
Man Charged in Worth Wreck
Organized activities keep Thomasville teens out of trouble
Passenger flung from truck dies
Peach State tourism increases
Thomas Co. teen one of 25 nationwide accepted to camp
Wo, unded Iraq vet is still fighting
Wrecked woman claims she was chased

Thursday 5/25/2006

10 Country: Dewey's Big Day
Authorities discover meth lab
Busy Thomas County road closed
Candidate for governor touts law enforcement agenda
Carter calls immigration a human-rights issue
Charter school celebrates first graduation
Coalition continues fighting high health care costs
Former cop convicted on sex charge
GA, FL buddy up for hurricane season
Georgia lawmaker is eligible to run
Heavy Irrigation continues
Metro Albany's unemployment rate declines in April
Retirees feel squeeze of health care costs
Roadblocks aim to save lives
Taxpayers asked to chime in on proposed tax hike
Theme park is ready for the holiday
Thomasville Garden Center turns 50, sets up endowment
Veteran Shares Special Branch Memories
Visitors want to PARTY!

Friday 5/26/2006
A tax break of a different kind
Boat-pooling may be popular this holiday weekend
Bulldogs rally for win in S.E.C. Baseball Tournament
Chambliss criticizes immigration bill
Darton Golfers win National Championship
First Senate farm bill hearing will be in Albany
Food for Thought
Good news for taxpayers!
Holiday weekend is here
Knowledgeable drivers? Georgia ranks 30th
Law enforcement steps up holiday patrol
Parks at Chehaw Cheetahs given reason to Zoom, Zoom
Pavo man killed when jeep overturns
Reflectors light way for Albany fire fighters
RV sales up despite gas prices
Senior citizens picnic the day away
Sports program pushes forward
Two arrested in Tifton murder


Saturday 5/27/2006
Another concert canceled at Civic Center
Chehaw's cheetahs run wild
Chick-Fil-A hosts Red Cross blood drive
DNR steps up water patrolling
Dogs looking for good homes
Local Sports Scoreboard (May 27, 2006)
Lt. Governor visits Sumter County
The Champions Return


Sunday 5/28/2006
Albany man charged with murder
Chambliss: No time-table on troops returning
South Georgians remember military veterans
Teens as lifeguards
Vets raise money for vets





Monday 5/29/2006

15 die so far, five by drowning
Albany, Savannah mayors to challenge weight loss
Drivers see some relief at pump
Fans race Kenseth at Wild Adventures
Georgia melons aren't quite ready yet
Goolsby remains in jail
Groups spend the holiday at Chehaw
Lowndes Vets salute comrades
Moody sends more personnel to desert
Safety first on the water
South Georgians take advantage of Memorial Day sales
Vets recognize sacrifice of those killed
Youngest Vets' war is Iraq

Tuesday 5/30/2006
Boy is alive because adults were prepared
Brazen snatcher caught on tape
Crisler reward grows
Darton Golf Team Honored
Former band director charged with molestation
Grady County body search called off
Grady County prepares SPLOST for 2008
Lightning destroys two homes
Local Sports Scoreboard (May 30, 2006)
Poison Ivy becoming more venomous?
Principal resigns amid investigation
Reward for killer up to $10,000
Shooting motive unknown

When storms come, Lowndes will be ready

Wednesday 5/31/2006
Radio-thon Leads to telethon
Another Hispanic home invasion/robbery

Board accepts principal's resignation

Cadet honored with rare award

Council to provide cooling assistance for elderly

Did house burn more because of hydrant?

Dougherty County Schools want funding for crossing guards

Dougherty's Harris signs basketball scholarship

Food bank preps for disaster relief

Interstates mark half a century

Lee County man says budget mistake was 'obvious'

Must win game for Wildcats

New apartment loft could enhance downtown Albany

No new deputies

Oxendine launches Insure U program

Pay disparities in Sylvester?

Road expansion set for Valdosta

Schools want crossing guard money

WALB-TV's early days are recalled in a new book

Worth trash pick-up gets rough start


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