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WALB News 10 Archives, August, 2006


Tuesday 8/1/2006
APD on lookout for juvenile crime
City may follow state water rules
Climbing to New Heights
Commission gets tough with property owners
Court affirms man's Guilt of molestation
Football players fight the heat
Former jailer enters not guilty plea
Georgia Bioenergy conference held
Governor breaks ground on interstate project
Hahira company gets 126 Million Dollar deal
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 1, 2006)
McKinney drawn to debate in close runoff election
More charges in trailer theft ring
New middle school for the arts opens Wednesday
No islands in sight
Not guilty plea to hit and run charges
Police and communities unite to fight crime
Program collects supplies to help literacy rate
Seminole County man shot to death
Thomas County Teachers back in classroom, with extra cash
Thomasville fights crime with Night Out






Wednesday 8/2/2006
Albany State announces strategic plan
Car taxes may be eliminated
Construction delays start of school for some in Grady Co.
Crossing guards back on the job
Decatur County plane crashes, pilot walks away
Family medicine program going strong
Finance Director search narrowed
Fire Marshal has big boots to fill
Firefighters will need volunteers to improve ISO rating
Flea market manager watchful for fakes
Hey! I'm just big-boned
Lazy days are over
Lee County schools deal with crowding
Men caught pursuing child on national TV appear in court
Miss Georgia returns home
New Dougherty teachers from India
Northwest Albany business owner says more police needed
People need help paying power bills
Saving energy will save you money
Transportation woes for college students
Varicose veins respond to infrared
Will Chris bring any heat relief?



Thursday 8/3/2006
10 Country: Joseph's Two Jobs
Albany native releases full-length album
Are we running out of water?
Blazers see another QB battle this fall
Coaching legend found dead
Disabled residents say it's hard getting around Albany
Gas prices surpass $3
Georgia Sales Tax Holiday begins
Grady employers get advice on illegal migrant workers
Hecht makes a stop in Albany
Hero wins nationwide contest
Homebuilders may charge you more
How accurate are federal flood maps?
Lee water restrictions relaxed
Local coaches remember a legend
Musician saluted by city, mayor
New screening system should help Hartsfield passengers
Rams hold first fall practice
Robbers vandalize home
Ron Borders is ready to retire
Sprinkler system installers are busy




Friday 8/4/2006
Accused killer back in prison
Back to school for Lee County
Blues and Barbecue
Chamber holds Moody Appreciation Fair
Citywide sleep over kicks off school year
Coffee runoff heats upColquitt County's Cuff commits to UGA
Dougherty students ride in comfort
Energy efficient appliances also go tax-free
Family swelters in legal limbo
Fatal Car Accident in Brooks County
Food for Thought
Greg Hecht campaign comes to Valdosta
Heavy traffic as Lee county schools begin
Jackets open fall practice
Merck plant shut down set for early 2007
Military personnel to benefit from insurance settlement
No autopsy for Boston
Remembering the Good Old Days
Sonny swings south to deliver credit cards
South Georgia students given school supplies
Southwest Georgia Technical College gets new Pres.
Teachers get more with $100 gift cards?
Thomasville businessman attacked
Thomasville Police also prepare for back to school
Wildfire threat still lingers
Womens' show raises money for charity



Saturday 8/5/2006
ASU's Pettway named preseason All-American
Bicycle sales up in Albany
Blazers will wear a new look this season
Children learn from public safety officials
Family day at the museum
Free Christian rock concert for teens
Gearing up for the school year
Katrina victims still in need
UGA QB battle underway



Sunday 8/6/2006
Computer sales increase during tax free weekend
Cuthbert boy sings with American Idol star
How to get the most out of your A.C.
Lee county race heats up




Monday 8/7/2006
Ag Commissioner says Georgians learning about office
Amputee bikers make it across America
Arrest made in Grady Co. robberies
Bed bugs make a nasty comeback
Convocation kicks off Centennial Events
Darton baseball hires new assistant coach
Dougherty facing rebuilding season
Flint Riverquarium says future looks good
Gas prices affect local charities
Grady Sheriff investigates baby death
Heat forcing seniors indoors
Jim Martin campaigns for disabled
Moultrie diver lands in top ten
New Thomasville Scholars Academy opens
PGA Tour coming to Valdosta in 2007
Precincts prepare for voters
Two candidate battle it out in Runoff Election
VSU Impacts Valdosta
Where will all the towers go?
Wrong way wreck injuries three




Tuesday 8/8/2006
Coffee sheriff's race draws voters
Flint Riverquarium says future looks good
FOCUS Academy fights drop-out causes
Former players remember "Coach B"
Hotel business slow
Lee commissioners put hold on building ordinance
Lee County relying on defense in 2006
Lee schools are a magnet
Rams confident in ground game
Reward offered in Ocilla arsons
Should you pay a car tax?
South Georgians are voting in the primary runoff
Storm rips through Americus
Sugary sodas get the heave-ho
Tax holiday, gift cards add up for local business
Teachers reward students with a car
Thomas County voter turnout low




Wednesday 8/9/2006
50 accused of rent fraud
AC additive might keep you cooler
Americus weathers powerful storm
APD hushes-up arrests
Arson arrest made
Baker Countians clean up
Church hosts blood drive
City of Albany could go wireless
Coffee County elects new sheriff
Coffee County Officers search for shooters
Cordele watching water supply closely
Credit Card woes at the pump
Drug agents worried about more ecstasy
GED testing halted
Goolsby indicted for murder
Is south GA prepared for Flu Pandemic?
Lee County looks for more administrative space
Lightning strikes Thomas County
Monroe ready to take the next step
Now the airline deals begin
Ready to Defend
Students move in to VSU
Theatre Albany set to open new show
Thomas Co. Humane Society overcrowded
Thomas Co. roofs damaged in storm







Thursday 8/10/2006
10 Country: John Beats Heat
70 year old woman burned to death in home
ASU wants light for new entrance
Building bashed by stolen state truck
Cavs collect their rings
City to vote on Sunday Liquor Sales
Dog fighter ordered to pay for care
Freshman orientation is exciting for students
Hurt in the Heat of a Drought
Lee County panel votes sell Grand Island
Long lines face travelers at Atlanta airport
Nurse practitioners want prescriptive authority
RiverFront Run approaching soon
South Georgia students study from home
Special Fall Games need help
Thomasville teen not charged in accidental shooting
Tift Co. receiver wants to be a Bulldog
Train halts traffic
Two arrested after naked pictures developed




Friday 8/11/2006
Air passengers arrive home, finally
Building booms in Thomas County
Georgia Healthy Families
Grady Co. cat takes in unusual strays
Higher gas prices mean school bus riders
Parents will be educated on game ratings
Patriots ready to bounce back in 2006
Rams smile for camera
Red light cameras may catch you
Students get coached for graduation
Students get new playground
Swamp land going dry
Thieves targeting cars in Albany
Windsor Hotel may be haunted
Youth baseball coach returns to the dugout




Saturday 8/12/2006
Albany mall adds two new stores
Americus man dies after flipping truck
ATC showcases its classes
Children organize book drive
Freshman excited to start college
Not The Same
WWE Raw returns to Albany



Sunday 8/13/2006
Adel man overturns his car
Liquid ban may pose health risks
New Attitude
Ready to Win
Unadilla porn store ticks off residents
Wanted man is arrested




Monday 8/14/2006
Albany Native Fighting the World
Burglars break through wall to get in
Can Radium Springs be Revitalized?
Drought benefits irrigation study
Drought could bring South Georgia economic disaster
Former ASU track star selected for USA team
FSU's Posey ends summer with a title
Leading fingerprint technology comes to south Georgia
Lee All-Stars win in extra innings
Lee boards meet to set tax millage rates
Lee commissioners approve tentative tax rollback
Lee school officials watch kids closely
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 14, 2006)
McKinney earns AF2 honors
Passengers pack around new restrictions
School nurse program expands
Students have impact on local businesses
Thomasville officers promoted
Thomasville's Accreditation reviewed
Time to Hit
Wildcats coaching staff sent packing






Tuesday 8/15/2006
Break in suspect targets Thomasville
Candidate says illegal immigration Georgia farmer's number one problem
City ponies up for crossing guards
Civil Rights Group to protest in Homerville
Crime worries spread in city
Decatur Co. man guilty of child molestation
Funds could improve city lighting
GOP immigration hearing ridicules Senate wage provision
Lee All-Stars stay unbeaten
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 15, 2006)
Ransom short on experience but not knowledge
Trees cause trouble for Albany church
Valdosta on the Prowl
Water Restrictions can now be enforced
West Nile virus found in Dougherty County







Wednesday 8/16/2006
911 Center raises tension in South Georgia
Albany vet ready to rumble
Americus files may be headed to the web
Americus police seek bi-lingual officers
Another member of the "Greatest Generation" is gone
Blazers QB battle adds fourth candidate
Cairo city manager resigns
Camilla man charged with DUI manslaughter
Can acupuncture improve infertility?
Chehaw visitors will walk the trail soon
Con artist claims to be an IRS agent
Crisp County sued by tower company
Dorms at ASU aren't ready
Environmental control has the county covered
Firm will study city parks and gyms
First West Nile Virus confirmed in Dougherty County
Here they grow again!
Hetland on Groza watch list
Historic theatre seeks supporters
Impact of explicit lyrics on teens
Investigators search for Terrell County woman
Investigators spot at least one ghost
Lee bats come to life at DYB World Series
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 16, 2006)
Millage rate rolls back in Valdosta
PAYS program will help soldiers
Pickup! It's 911 Calling!
Radium Country Club is closed
Reloaded Vikings ready to pillage again
Road work near Slappey almost complete
Scam Artists target local classifieds
School employees paid for time not worked
State investigates Thomas Co. woman
Thomas County construction through roof
Thomasville menace arrested
Transition inmate faces escape charges
VSU donation sends students abroad





Thursday 8/17/2006
10 Country: Joseph's Big Idea
18 year old stabbed to death
Arrests made in Moultrie mass murder
Aw Nuts! Spill closes highway
Beastiality case heard in Superior Court
Dougherty inmate recaptured
EEE found in South Georgia
Georgia ranks tenth best state to open up a business
Harrell gets 20 years in federal pen
Lee All-Stars win battle of unbeatens
Lee County gets new post office
Lightning strikes another Albany home
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 17, 2006)
Man charged after starving dogs discovered
Man dies in car fire
Monroe High is a Center of Excellence
No trial for addled gunman
Packers are ready to fly in 06
Recent rains save the day
Security alarm sales up dramatically in Albany
Shaw Industries announces cutbacks
Two arrested for Moultrie Mass Murder






Friday 8/18/2006
Americus coming together for sick firefighter
Andy bids Wally "ADIOS!"
APD says it's collared teen burglars
Benefit to be held for wreck victim
Blue Devils ready to increase offensive output
Darton sees enrollment increase
Eastern Equine Encephalitis threat is back
Flying Tigers to head to Moody
Food for Thought
Help finding missing woman sought
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 19, 2006)
Man sentenced to life for girlfriend's death
Murder suspect makes first appearance in court
No cease-fire wanted here!
Police: Williams stabbed 18 year old over his girlfriend
Savage enjoying life in Spokane
South Georgia woman experiences Mideast war
South Georgians die in South Carolina crash
Thronateeska probes the heavens
Troopers are pooped




Saturday 8/19/2006
Construction hits Jefferson
Cougars Looking Crisp
Free tutoring for Albany students
Missing people made public on MySpace
Rainfall Gauge





Sunday 8/20/2006
Americus supports sick firefighter
Animal control center needs money
Award winning honor visits Americus
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 19, 2006)
Second Place for Lee County
Well Worth It





Monday 8/21/2006
Airport officials to sell Delta on lower fares
Cell phone tower nixed
Chambliss weighs in on the I's
Chehaw makes alcohol mistake
Despite lawsuit, sex offender law forcing hundreds to move
Do you remember?
DUI Charges pending for underage teens
Family pet saves the day
Historic hotel seeks city money for renovations
Hooters Tour returns to Albany
Inside look at the Flying Tigers of Moody
More jobs could come to Americus
New Social Security office opens in Moultrie
New Tricks for Bulldogs
Partnerships In Pride
Record enrollment on ABAC's first day of classes
Small business program examined
Smithville receives damage from bad weather
Starting With a Buzz
Troupe jury pool selected





Tuesday 8/22/2006
ABAC receives academic icon
Adel's Covington up for big honor
Cairo in a Sticky Situation
County votes on Sunday Liquor Sales
Does Flomax lead to eye problems?
Fake $100 bills found in city
Fill 'er up in Tifton!
Healthwatch: Sleep Apnea in Children
Jury ready to hear Troupe case
Kingston's plan to end oil dependency
Laid off workers get help finding jobs
Lee County man claims some county workers committed fraud
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 22, 2006)
Mark smoothes over Andy's un-PC comment
New baseball team wants community input
New dining options for VSU students
New ethanol plant in works for S. GA
Panel votes to sell Grand Island Golf Club in Lee County
Rejuvenated Crimestoppers is already paying off
Spotting elder abuse
The future of events that feature alcohol at Chehaw Park still uncertain
The important role of a juror
Valdosta's Coats headed to Wrigley
Who are our teachers?
Young Cats




Wednesday 8/23/2006
Car runs into house
Cell phone wrecks lead to fines
Cheerleaders are pepped to learn
Colquitt County inmates charged in burglary
Gator hunting season starts next month
Hands Across Borders
Help leads to homes in Moultrie
Homes sales drop nationwide
Jurors see video of woman admitting she drank before the fatal crash
Lady Ram Volleyball team reaching new heights
Mother lies to co-workers about son's death
Murder suspect tries to bite off his thumb
Rainfall Gauge
Ray City Cracks Down on Drugs
Teen smoking not going down
United Way kicks off Fundraising Campaign
Volunteers ready to travel for disaster relief






Thursday 8/24/2006
10 Country: Chase's Low Life
Blazers name a starting quarterback for season opener
Drug dealers target Mayor's car
Education opportunities for corrections officers
Farmers happy for rain
Finance Director on administrative leave
Georgia will lose some Farm Service Offices
Is it "lights out" for WG&L?
Lightning strike damages Albany homes
Local FSA offices may be closed
Mitchell Co. won't pick up students in Pelham zone
Office Depot opens its doors
Orkin Pest Control facing lawsuit
Rain plagues NGA Hooters Tour again
Reward offered in cow shooting
Take-out bandits strike again
Top business plans will win $
Troupe jury hears of heavy intoxication
Valdosta businesses show off their goods
Valdosta State welcomes new faculty member
Water Wars: Florida says study supports its argument in river dispute
Will Baker Sheriff lose certification?
Women empower themselves at seminar
Wreck victims angry about Drug Unit chase






Friday 8/25/2006
Americus-Sumter begins a new era
City doesn't want to be liable for WG&L without a say-so
Corrections Commissioner says drug addicts huge problems
Credit card companies still target college students
Downtown developer wants to sell his property
Lee millage rates my be reduced
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 26, 2006)
New Senior Home helps low-income elderly
Off duty officers can no longer work the bar scene
Pluto no longer a "planet"
Prosecution wraps up Troupe case
Relatives say Karr not JonBenet Ramsey's killer
Technical colleges target jobs of the future
Terrell County Turnaround
Tifton hosting hunters and fishermen
Troupe Trial: Blood alcohol results called into question
Valdosta cares



Saturday 8/26/2006
Bikers ride for good cause
Early learning jumpstarts children's future
Family members react to Troupe verdict
Fire destroys elderly woman's home
Jury reaches a verdict in Troupe trial
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 26, 2006)
Medicaid changes don't sit well with parents
Rams Lose Season Opener
Terrell County looking to build on last year's success
Wilson Returns to Americus




Sunday 8/27/2006
Church helps adults get an education
Training helps deputies in real-life situations
Viewpoints on staying in Iraq




Monday 8/28/2006
17 year old sentenced for molesting young relatives
Albany chaplain's spiritual help continues
Another push-back for Cutler trial
Body found at Tift County business
Community reacts to Troupe verdict
Controversy surrounds Plan B pill
Deerfield Ready for Game Week
Hotels ready for possible hurricane
Katrina: A year later
Local airport works to prevent accidents
Mayor talks about restructuring WG&L
Phoebe members must reveal finances
Police search for Quitman fugitive
Public defender has full plate
Rams ready to correct mistakes
Seniors Leading Sherwood
Skeeter squad continues its battle
Troupe will be sentenced next month
Truck snaps pole in Albany
West Nile found in Albany
Wildcats coaching search moves into high gear






Tuesday 8/29/2006
Bishop opens campaign headquarters
Blood supply bolstered before holiday
Ceremony celebrates girl power
City may scrap employee evaluation system
Congressman says South Georgia understands Katrina victims
Cotton yield cut in half
Dougherty County confirms second West Nile virus case
Former Auburn coach adjusting to new role with University
GaSports.com football coaches poll
Geikins remember Gulfport, Biloxi
GHSA requires schools to establish heat policy
Healing with pager power
Health cost study expands
Katrina evacuee is now an Albanian
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 29, 2006)
New USPS cargo building comes to Southwest Georgia Regional Airport
Robots invade Pharmacy
Seminole County man arrested in homicide
South Georgia churches answered the call
Tainted cheese recalled
Valdosta buses are cool
Valdosta opens new Municipal Court
Valdosta woman charged with Vehicular Homicide
West Nile Virus claims its first Georgia victim this year




Wednesday 8/30/2006
Blazers ready for season opener
Businessman is ready to crack down on litter
Crossing guards have a job in Dougherty County
Diesel prices unchanged
Florida residents weather the storm
Georgia Pacific will cut jobs
Hurricane Evacuation Routes
Injured Vet wants Phoebe to get moving
It's not cheap, but we found cheap-er gas
Just what is the West Nile Virus?
Justice wants Georgia's Supreme Court better understood
Law enforcement joins hands to save lives
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 30, 2006)
Mosquito meeting planned for Thursday
Motorcycle stamp debuts in Cairo
Murder suspects are re-indicted
Neglected dog finds new home
Pool toys recalled
Poverty rate rises in Georgia
SAT scores pretty stagnant
Supreme Court justice campaigns here
VSU Volleyball team ready to improve from 2005 season
Wife killer gets life +





Thursday 8/31/2006
10 Country: James' History Models
ASU's Cummings tackles the competition
Bill is just a few years late
City, utility will discuss problems
Colquitt County coach hurt in traffic accident
Consolidation group looks at input
Dealing with mosquitos the high-tech way
Finance Director will soon learn fate
Law Enforcement Crack Down on Drunk Drivers
Local Sports Scoreboard (August 31, 2006)
Newton manslaughter appeal to be heard
Parents concerned about buses with no AC
People learn about West Nile at county meeting
Pregnancy Crisis Center opens in Thomasville
School board member not pleased with SAT scores
Senator Golden named medicine champion
SGMC studies cancer drug
The Goodyear blimp evacuates to Valdosta
Thomas Co. Schools in need of parent volunteers
Utility company customers targeted by swindlers
Viewpoint: Bull-headed actions by city call for recourse
VSU's Reynolds moves to defense
Who wants Mayor Adams recalled?
Woman hits jackpot at Albany store


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