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WALB News 10 Archives, January 2007



Tuesday 1/2/2007
Aquarium's beluga whale euthanized after long illness
Argument over woman ends in shooting
Businesses caught with their eyes closed
City workers see a change in benefits
Civic Center leak gets new attention
Clinics short on flu vaccine for some kids in federal program
Consolidation still a big topic for the city
December rains eased deficit, but more needed
GA minimum wage stagnant, other states offer increases
GSW's Robinson is Honored
Local Sports Scoreboard
Motorcycle Safety
Thomasville motorcycle fatality
Tift Regional ready for diamonds and fundraising
Valdosta's plan for 2007
Vandals deliver mischief to Lee County mailboxes
Voter ID law likely to resurface, this time voters could decide
Wreckage soon to be moved

  Wednesday 1/3/2007
Chamber releases 5 year plan
Chambliss supports troop boost- with limits
Charter talks continue
Cleaner air coming soon?
Does Albany's economic future look bright?
Ethanol plant would diversify oil supply
Firefighters to get live-fire training
GBI arrests Cairo man for year-old murder case
Hurricanes fall at buzzer
Iowa Senator is new Ag Chairman
Lawmakers hear from locals
Oliver will return for Dogs
Prosecutors want death penalty in Moultrie murders
Saban returns to the SEC
Sunk truck was stolen
Suspected murderer wants trial moved
Technology helps farmers
Upcoming marathon gets much attention
Weight loss lowers cancer risk


Thursday 1/4/2007
10 Country- Joe's Special Stories
Albany State grad ready to make her mark
Judge hears sheriff's arguments for certification
Beware of free internet training conference
Crisp man sentenced for molestation
Does Albany's economic future look bright?
Georgia's foreign-born entrepreneurs among nation's tops
Grant could save lives in Valdosta
Horse herpes infection spread nationwide
House fire claims Sylvester man's life
Lack of permanency hurts Georgia students
Lipizzaners strut their stuff in Albany
Phoebe Care Card changes
Starbucks soon to be trans-fat-free
Thomas Countians worry over change in fire service
Thomasville chase ends in crack bust
Traffic stop leads to drug bust
Underdown to help up tourism
Valdosta works to fight traffic
Work begins on tower site
350 Americus auto parts workers left jobless
Lee Co. has routed 911 calls to Mitchell Co.



Friday 1/5/2007
Armed robbers hit another store
Motion Picture Industry files lawsuits for downloading movies
Army concludes TV tower crash report
Army report blames crew
Democrat lawmakers want to reduce student interest rates
Golden's Assembly Plans for 2007
History Books Come Alive at The Parks at Chehaw!
Hospital patient attempts suicide
Judge hears sheriff's arguments for certification
Lee Co. has routed 911 calls to Mitchell Co.
Legislators report Georgia's trauma care system in 'crisis'
Lewis Clinch Suspended
Make a resolution to be prepared
Not easy being a football parent
Police arrest one of "biggest drug dealers"
Tax returns help National Guard
Teen plows pickup under semi-truck in Poulan
Valdosta Veteran finally honored

Saturday 1/6/2007
Busy time for local gyms
Home invasion spree throughout Albany
Irwin County Clerk of Court still on leave
Lawmakers want to reform credit card policies
Local Sports Scoreboard
Teen dies after crashing truck into tree
Teen plow pickup under semi-truck in Poulan
Tracking ghosts in Americus

Sunday 1/7/2007
College $$ for military and children
Consumers want financial fitness for new year
Dawgs Hire Offensive Line Coach
Excitement for marathon takes off running
Falcons Hire Petrino
FSU Won't Hire Jimbo Fisher
New ice cream shop cools down Albanians
Police investigate if alcohol caused serious car wreck
When it rains, it floods


Monday 1/8/2007
Albany Marathon
Commissioners approve benefit changes
DCP Chief wants his officers to take cars home
Dougherty County is rolling in the money
Dougherty leaders may have to resort to Eminent Domain
Fire fighters rescue dog from blaze
Fisher Hired as FSU Offensive Coordinator
Georgia begins another year under Republican rule
Georgia high court upholds ID theft conviction of immigrant
Johnson Going Pro
Lounge owner says she is targeted by Police checks
Perdue to be inaugurated for second term
Qualifying for District 3 seat begins soon
School leaders call for SPLOST referendum
SDBU aims to increase minority participation
Sylvester girl charged with hit and run vehicular homicide
Thomasville narcotics division bust pharmacy employee
Tighter restrictions for school contractors
Two teens charged with six burglaries
Valdosta chamber appeals to inventors
ViewPoint: Is the city handling its business?
WALB now sole Peacock source in many markets
Wildcats Ready to Dance
Wright Leaving Dougherty


APD vows to root our under-age drinking
Cancer claims courageous fireman
Chamber looks at school consolidation
Coffee County makes a drug bust
Darton Getting Ready for Tournament
Dougherty County High Schools to have 7th Period
Dougherty Ready to Begin Search
Drawing marathon gives artists big chance
Drug unit promises to turn up the heat on illegal drug and booze sales
Families want DUI law changed
Farmers targets of copper thefts too
Georgia's NAACP calls for investigation
Golden to oversee state budget
Lee County leader passes on the pay
Lee County on the right economic path
Leesburg leaders: SPLOST money with no strings
Local Sports Scoreboard
Opening Georgia to the world
Perdue: Georgia to open more international trade offices
Police in our schools
Prison inmate on trial for IRS fraud
So, want tax-free car tags?
Speaker says he's hunting critics who fed him political "poison"
Thomas Co. rep wants longer terms
Thomas University breaks enrollment record
Thomasville man charged in motorcycle fatality
Valdosta fire fighters rescue dog from blaze


Wednesday 1/10/2007
Albany Police Major announces retirement
ATI leader says goodbye, work continues
Cavaliers are ready for college baseball season
City installs new traffic lights
Cougars triple their pleasure against Hurricanes
Dentist on wheels sees Thomas County kids
Disabled Thomasville man writes memoir
Flood damaged land is renovated, rebuilt
Georgia going global, will south Georgia businesses follow
Governor Perdue: Super speeders beware
Hearing held for teacher accused of battery
Humane Society says proposed dogfighting bill needed
Lee County and Leesburg now have an agreement
Lee County leader passes on the pay
Leesburg leaders: SPLOST money with no strings
Lowndes County adopts new seal
Man found guilty of raping young girl
Perdue earmarks more than a billion for education
Tax cuts, health care top list during State of the State
Thomasville kids get snow day
Two arrested in separate police chases
VSU Students search for a cure
Warm Coat Project to be featured on national television

Thursday 1/11/2007
10 Country: Jenny Fights Bankruptcies

Big fashion extravaganza at Civic Center
Troops hear president first-hand
Bush Speaks at Fort Benning

City installs new traffic lights

Cougars triple their pleasure against Hurricanes
Disabled Thomasville man writes memoir
EPD halts Heritage House work
Flood damaged land is renovated, rebuilt
Hearing held for teacher accused of battery
Homeless not always apparent
Joint operation on Lake Seminole protects wildlife
Lee County and Leesburg now have an agreement
Marines salute MLK
Parents concerned with extended tour of duties
PeachCare needs federal funding to continue
South Georgia soldier still recovering
Students learn military tactics
Teachers pleased with Governor's education promises
Van vs. Semi-truck
ViewPoint: Consolidation talks continue
Weather saving people hundreds this winter
Wildcats new coach attracts top AF2 talent
Worth teacher arrested
Over 40 arrested in Thomas County drug raid
48th Soldiers react to the President's Iraq plan






Friday 1/12/2007
Albany loses more men in blue
Alcohol citations clarification
Basketball talent runs in Brownlee family
Blazers build for habitat
Board of Education moves forward with Bible classes
Dawson Council race still undecided
Governor's race candidate dies
Men caught preparing drugs
Meningitis: A shot could help save your life
Monroe, Worth split high school basketball doubleheader
Recreation Department could be cut
Seniors' voices are heard
Should children take cough syrup?
Step back in time at Chehaw
Studebaker Club makes Sheriff's Boys' Ranch donation
Telemedicine helps patients in rural Georgia
The best selling book of all time, may be studied in public schools
Thomasville homeowners complain about tree cutting



Saturday 1/13/2007
Where's the $$ for college students?
Engineers want to research tools for dairy farmers
Business owners say Don't Dump Here!
Crime up in Albany, residents want more police patrol
Darton Falls to Georgia Perimeter
High School Basketball 1/13/07



Sunday 1/14/2007
Dancing Towards the Season

Dog attacks south Georgia woman
Frontier festival wraps up
"Gas war" in Lee County
Georgia Coca-Cola trial set to begin soon
Green Going to The Show

    Monday 1/15/2007
Bainbridge celebrates MLK day
Building on King's dream
City Councilman arrested
Civil Rights leaders celebrate King
Close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in Albany
Habitat build to honor Dr. King
Local Sports Scoreboard
Post 512 Celebrates King
South Georgians remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Wild Stallions


Tuesday 1/16/2007
130 Recommendations to APD in management study
Air Force Investigators still searching for answers
Albany Mayor and Commissioners want huge pay hikes
Bridge construction nears completion
Changes for WG&L Board
City tears down dilapidated house
Copper thefts costly problem for Albany business
Deerfield Swim Team Testing the Waters
Dispute between IRS and south Georgia CPA escalates to court
Ealum recall on hold
Forensic expert to lecture at Albany State University
Lowndes businesses seek cheaper insurance costs
U.S. Justice Department helps one south GA community deal with violence
Worth Co. girls keep on winning

Wednesday 1/17/2007
Airport unveils new fire, rescue station
Colquitt Co. Schools get crisis call network
Commissioners disagree on how consolidation vote is viewed
Four year old Colquitt County girl left on bus
Make sure you can see and be seen
Many South Georgians diagnosed with diabetes
Mayor wants to help people own homes
NAACP: Deaths of two black men suspicious
Salmonella outbreak traced to restaurant meat slicer
Traffic enforcement could get criminals off streets

Thursday 1/18/2007
Farmers harvest crops, but not much cash
High school offering college-level programs
Jaguars sign Daryl Smith to big extension
Lee wrestlers ready for state team meet
Lowndes Schools receive tops honors
Never too late to remember the dream
Prayer for our city
Rams fall in OT to Benedict
Rochelle woman back in jail after being released
Severe weather warning to be more specific
Sheriff deputies warn of panhandler
Some fire victims still looking for housing
State health insurance premiums going up
Substance fire calls for evacuation in Ocilla
Three indicted on murder charges
Valdosta billboard could help community
Valdosta man killed riding bike
Valdosta Police search for dangerous burglar

Friday 1/19/2007
ASU opens campus convenience store
Bainbridge High hires top coach in Mississippi
Brides head to Valdosta
Darton golf team add another stellar player
Decatur County firefighters sue county
Defibrillators donated to save lives
Fire leaves two families homeless
Georgia Southern hires Chris Hatcher
Girl Scout cookies healthier now
Man steals money from sick father
Passport needed if headed out of U.S. by air
Peach farmers welcome the cold
Seven men arrested for soliciting sex in East Albany
The Circus is in Town
VSU promotes Dean to head football coach


Saturday 1/20/2007    
Albany families get new homes
Chief Judge's Albany home is burglarized
Grill maker keeps jobs in America
People want Ashburn cemetery cleaned up
School break-in leads to shooting
Wildcats Searching for Talent


Sunday 1/21/2007
1,000 Points at Randolph-Southern
Ashburn girl receives a day in her honor
Neighborhood Watch starts church outreach
New high school plant nursery a bonus for students
Reese a Piece of Wildcats Future?
Service organizations celebrate its founders
Stop writing, calling, and emailing me!


Monday 1/22/2007
Albany woman gathers signatures wanting Golf Channel
AWOL Ft. Benning soldier found in Mojave Desert, unhurt
Blackshear man dies in car crash
Breakfast of Champions
Chief says shots were justified
Coffee Co. has a million reasons to attract new business
Detectives may have solved cold case murder
DOD to unveil new non lethal weapon
Douglas is a success story
Flowers Foods named best of the best
Four months later, Coffee Co. murder remains mystery
Hatcher already at work at GSU
Lucky to be alive!
Refund Anticipation Loan... Good idea?
University Police investigate string of vehicle break ins


Tuesday 1/23/2007 
Changes underway for Lowndes County Commission
City begins contaminated-site cleanup
City leaders want mo' money
Controversy over book follows Carter to Boston
Family Fun Run Challenge
Habitat consolidates Americus jobs
Hackers play havoc with big retailers
Lee County residents concerned over possible out-sourcing
More charges filed in the death of a former Albany realtor
Patriots unbeaten in region play; Tornadoes pull out OT road win
Rams end losing streak
Ray Charles Plaza to be unveiled soon
Sagging sours Plains' image
Two Albany men on trial for murder
Two arrested in Brooks County
Two hunting events to bring big economic impact
Valdosta school fights gang activity
Wildcats Are Golden
Won't be long now for Thomasville lofts


Wednesday 1/24/2007 
$1.84 or $2.04... which should we pay?
Albany Tech reaches record enrollment... almost
Albany Tech reaches record registration
Ashes stolen from home
ASU and APD to form partnership
Banks shooting justified
Bush calls for less oil dependence
Bush speech gets mixed reaction from Georgia lawmakers
Colquitt County wants full time State Court Judge
Construction, home buying seminar planned
DC men's soccer team getting new head coach
Factoid war evolves to Federal Court
Help is Here Express
Hurricanes get second straight conference win
Learning outside the box
Lowndes/Valdosta prepare for pandemic
Moody tests new life saving technology
Not all phones can provide your location to 911 operators
Police learn to do the right thing
Quail hunt even returns
Rescuers free man trapped in truck
Retirees in debt because of healthcare costs
Senate to tackle student loan rates
Tift County in need of new courthouse
Tuition costs keep students from enrolling


Thursday 1/25/2007  
10 Country: Peggy's Old School Ways
Albany officer celebrates retirement with friends
Albany power bills may rise
Chancellor visits Bainbridge College
Community bids farewell to ATI President
Congressman Kingston introduces DRIVE Act
Cop fired after sexual harassment complaints
Darton lacing up their running shoes
Developer proposes luxury apts. for downtown Albany
Drivers: Have a license or face jail time!
Florida man killed after fleeing from police
Four meth dealers arrested in Brooks County
Fraternity wants to ban the "N" word
How many lawyers do we need?
Master Distiller very popular in South Georgia
Murder trial ends in split verdict
Police investigate string of Thomas County burglaries
Radio DJ promotes healthy community
Rams make it two in a row
Teens lead Police on high speed chase
Thomas County needs more foster parents
Valdosta man killed in crash
ViewPoint: Are commissioners listening?
WG&L swears in new members


Friday 1/26/2007
Actors raise money for scholarships
Albany gets new fire trucks
ATC has one millionth HOPE grant student
Auction is big Quails Unlimited fundraiser
Baker County man found guilty
Birds of Prey Exhibit takes Flight
Burglar caught in the act
Community bids farewell to ATI President
Coon hunt returns to Albany
Distracted teen drivers a deadly mix
Dogs compete to catch raccoons
DW gets parking lot help
Elderly man dies in house fire
Exchange club raising money for child abuse victims
Famous horses trot into town
Food for Thought
Fort Stewart's Warrior's Walk is almost full
Hooters sees increase in Sunday sales
Knights sweep Eagles in roundball
Moody uses new enemy locator system
Payday loan advances may become legal
QU hunters continue a tradition
Scammers are after your money
State technology heads meet in Albany
Valdosta's a trendsetter


Saturday 1/27/2007
BMX race season kicks off over the weekend
Boy's father thanks community for search efforts
Celebrity tells about hunting experience
Lake Park Elementary students rock!
Major League Talent
Train lovers sell their work of art


Sunday 1/28/2007
5 year old cancer victim makes a wish
Billboard has intended effect
Cold weather keeps peop,, ,, , le from park
Former football coach honored in Sylvester
One Last Run For Thomas
Phone tax: Don't expect a large refund
Teen crashes ATV in woods

Monday 1/29/2007
ABAC hoop teams sweep Middle Georgia
Arsons under investigation
Chilly weather drives up firewood sales
Church excited as film goes world wide
Georgia schools feel crunch of state's new driver's ed law
Hi-Def television sales up as Super Bowl nears
Lee County teen hurt in ATV crash
Lowndes Commission one step closer to expanding
Meth lab bust finds children living nearby
Nichols woman killed in car crash
Plumbers caution: wrap your exposed pipes
Quail Unlimited says 20th Annual Celebrity Hunt big success
Rollover leaves woman dead
SCA developing athletic master plan
School system may upgrade security in hiring
Small Business Assistance
Teen critical after car flip
Teens in a traffic jam for driver's license
Tift Death Penalty Case underway
Valdosta woman shot during domestic dispute

Tuesday 1/30/2007
Albany family displaced by fire
Body found in abandoned building
Cavs rally to win home opener
Cold weather worries strawberry farmers
Delta secures $2.5 billion in bankruptcy exit financing
Execution made easy?
Georgia calling all "half backs"
Knights hold off Southland rally; Dougherty girls keep winning
Man arrested with judge's car
Miss Georgia 2nd runner up
Mitchell County fire damages four apartments
New Blazer assistants returning to VSU
New technology increases cancer cure rate
Peddlers push the limit
Perdue pushes HOPE Chest Amendment
Raise the Flag
Rams share SIAC football crown with Tuskegee
South Georgia investigator honored by FBI
The Dray Line... What's the harm?

Wednesday 1/31/2007
A sendoff for a South Georgia sailor
A Snow day in Americus?
APD gets a scolding from judge
Beloved South Georgia band director dies
Dougherty schools tout excellence
"Facing the Giants" DVD sales strong in South Georgia
Georgia's looking good for 2007
Habitat looks for buyer or will close Educare
I-75 Construction woes
In Case of Emergency
Is Dray Line a "no-win?"
Judge appointed to hear Ealum Recall
McKinney will not be back with the Wildcats
Mitchell enjoys playing for mom
Moody's new multi-million dollar makeover
Museum lobbies to sell current property
National jazz series featured at ASU
Neighborhood develops web site to fight criminals
New Farm Bill is smaller
Phoebe to stop offering car seats
Port of Savannah climbs to second spot
Rams wait for baseball season to begin
Some plan to watch the big game in style
South Georgia Technical College Enrollment up
Southwest Georgia town gets fit
Throw it down... Then Pay up!
Tipsy crooks take beer trailer
Who is killing cats in the neighborhood?


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