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WALB News 10 Archives, February, 2007



Thursday 2/1/2007
A Tale of Two Cities
Another Albany Car Victim speaks out
ASU's McGruder is seeing double
Cheers for Volunteers
City Attorney says red lights cams are OK
Coaching son has been rewarding for Albany High's Chatmon
Congressman Kingston visits local farmers
Crook tries to rob Tifton Loco's
Dawson woman found beaten to death in home
Dog becomes a Thomasville hero
Dray Line is Cleaned up
Hahira welcomes new Mayor
Prisoners collared quickly
Prostitution stings in both East and West Albany
Sheriff's deputies help solve APD case
South Georgia watches for thunderstorms
Turner County woman wins thousands in lottery
Valdosta eschews shacks
Valdosta Firefighters rescue family
Valdosta man captures hearts of his community
VSU softball squad has big goals in 2007
Weather causes travel problems




Friday 2/2/2007
ASA flight fares from Albany are down
Businesses struggle to stay downtown
Couple charged with identify theft
Deputies zero in on counterfeit goods
Dewar 5th graders D.A.R.E.
Do students go to school too long?
Elaborate gas thief arrested
Fake email wants your bank info
Farmers fear worst from farm bill
Food for Thought
Georgia's groundhog makes prediction for spring
Is your SuperBowl party infringing on the NFL's rights?
Lady Rams pushed to OT and upset down in Cairo
Pimp my cruiser
Super Bowlers like their booze
Tifton school broken into and trashed
Valdosta businesses welcome Super Bowl
Wear Red for Women
Wrestling for a Title



Saturday 2/3/2007

Hall of Fame Day at VSU
African art exhibit on display in Albany
Alcohol sales up. Are you drinking responsibly?
Don't believe all those Super Bowl rumors
Evelyn Benson Russell
Exhibit tells President Carter's boyhood story
Police issue look out for missing mental patient
Symphony comes to the community


Sunday 2/4/2007
A Winning Attitude for Wildcats
Bonner Likes Dean for Blazers
Football fans gear up for game
Happy reunion for Marine and family
Super Bowl night finds pizza places prepared
Super Bowl party benefits children


Monday 2/5/2007
AARP helps with your tax forms
ASU Police train with big weapons
Baby hospitalized for eating cocaine
Blazers sweep Lions
Cat found strangled in Boyette Village
CDC Web site attacked by virus
Colquitt Co. sends ERV to help Florida storm victims
Dougherty girls ready for Worth County rematch
Lady Rams split twinbill
Lowndes begins planning for new high school
Lowndes business doubles
Missing man back home
New bill could let payday loan industry back in Georgia
New Hospital in Albany?
Only one rare bird survives tornado
Parents should investigate HPV Vaccine
South Georgia law cracks down on underage partying
Thomasville airman killed in fatal wreck
Use space heaters with caution
Valdosta business offers relief


Tuesday 2/6/2007
10 Country: Roy Pounds Love
ADICA chief search underway
Another lawsuit in Phoebe Factoid case
APD close to robbery arrest
APD plans to beef up car theft information
C-SPAN visits local campuses
City to enact copper ordinance
Colquitt County expected to dominate GHSA diving meet
Could predator urine help curb deer car collisions?
Criminal background checks proposed for all university employees
Family talks about death of Thomas County Airman
From high school rivals to coaching buddies
Humphrey murder conviction upheld
Kerry Tidmore's Wild Ride
Monroe denies Westover, Lady Rams get revenge, Knights roll Eagles
Red Cross: Answer the call
South Georgia College to host Quiz Bowl
Southwest Georgia communities benefit from OneGeorgia grants
Thieves hit building sites
Thirteen year old caught with B.B. gun at school
Traffic Shift Scheduled for Madison Street Bridge, Thomasville
University system plans criminal checks on all new faculty, staff
Valdosta airport runway almost complete
What's a synonym for graduation?
Wildcats sign a quarterback


Wednesday 2/7/2007
102... with one to grow on
ADICA/ATI looks to the future
Albany city commissioners delay the renewal of ATI's contract
Bank robbery suspect behind bars
Businesses can upgrade their facades
Cagle talks Peachcare
College Football Recruiting
Country stars to perform at the State
Don't throw out that phone book
Former downtown business owner set to reopen
Georgians promote stem cell research
High Times and Hangovers
Hunting business for Georgia
Madison Street Bridge project finishes ahead of schedule
National Guard troops may see extended tour in Iraq
Newton recall fails
Qualifying for open county commission seat begins
Recyclers wants the focus on crooks
Restaurant grading will change
Sorority invites you to get healthy
South Ga. Football Signings
Starting fires can be beneficial
State Bill could help veterans
State of the art technology helps patients
Teen suicide rate increases
Thomas County declares official Marriage Week
Two men sentenced to life for 2004 murder
ViewPoint: Police commended for sharing


Thursday 2/8/2007
Albany colleges await appropriations
Alternative fuels boom in south Georgia
Buzzard Day
Congressman returning to Georgia for hospice care
Education Grant in Mitchell County
Farmer's conference begins
Georgia farmers may turn to corn for ethanol
Good Samaritans help injured man
Green Flag Racing
Hahira Middle honored by state
Infantry museum coming to Georgia
Kids insurance program is in trouble
Money offered for cat killers arrest
New bill will allow wine shipments to homes
New options for Sunday liquor sales bill
PeachCare won't enroll new children
Perdue participates in Georgia Quail Hunt
Police warn public about check scam
Single mom returns to Iraq
Students have a harder time getting HOPE
Sumter Co. unemployment climbs with Collins & Aikman closure
Surviving a Home Invasion
Test could predict relapse chance
Thomasville featured in Navy video
Thomasville improves communications
Tourism expert says Albany could cash in
USDA may close county doors


Friday 2/9/2007
Atlanta airport may offer faster security lanes -- for a price
Brocky Brock receives 5 years probation
Buzzard Day at Reed Bingham
Cop shot when gun discharges
Cutbacks on peanuts, cotton may be a blessing
Dangerous dogs among us
East Albany home hides pirating operation
Famous ballet company performs in Thomasville
Farm Bill main point of conference
Female Lieutenant Colonel, Chatmon honored for Black History
Food for Thought
High School Basketball 2-9-07
Lake levels in Georgia may rise
Lake Park store re-opens after scare
Monsters are taking over Albany
Motorcycle deaths rise with popularity of bikes
Peanuts Harvesting Local Talent
Police search for hit and run driver
Rec director gets probation, fine
Students show off science
Teenage drinking could lead to other problems
Thomasville celebrates Black History Month
Tifton store clerks learn their lesson
Top Gun shootout
Valdosta Firefighters honored
Valdosta man gets his dream ride
Vicious dog attacks pets, woman bitten
ViewPoint: University system background checks
Washington to run again
Westover Wrestlers Headed to State



Monday 2/12/2007
Albany hosts tourism experts
Carter urges better health training in Africa
Chamber promotes drug-free businesses
Commissioner wants to create youth council
Dixie Chicks win big at Grammys, but won't be heard in south Georgia
EMS stays busy in Dougherty County
From one warm coat to thousands
Georgia artists well represented at the Grammys
Honoring a Legend
Judge asks for supplement
Leaders work for increase in tourism
Lee is still a magnet
Mattie's Call Alert
Money for new radars
Senate to take up concealed weapon in vehicle measure
Supreme Court hears South Georgia case
Two killed at dangerous intersection
Unadilla's Ragan ready for Daytona debut
Valdosta Airport lowers ticket prices

Tuesday 2/13/2007
10 Country: Anthony Invents Fun
20007 High School Basketball Region
   Tournament Schedule and Scores 2/13/07

ABAC Basketball Ranked #9
Albany gets a drenching from storm
Albany woman beaten during assault
Anne Frank play to be performed in Thomasville
APD makes a dent in metal thefts
Ashburn police chief resigns
Beekeepers alarmed by killer disease
Charges dropped in Peeping Tom case
Cleanup begins in Sylvester
Congressman Norwood dies after battle with cancer
Dougherty County's ambulance service is busy!
Driver killed in tanker accident
Fiery crash kills a Sylvester man
Future could be tough for English
Get a grip on your credit, so thieves don't
Lee County leaders hear bio-solids pitch
Lee government change to be revisited
New business monitors teen drivers
South Georgia gas prices climb
Storm leaves mess for Worth County to clean up
Storms roll through, damaging businesses and homes
Thomas County fire service plan approved
Time is running out! You better hurry!
Toyota ready for Nextel Cup debut
Tyler Perry play tickets hot sellers
What's the future of Albany's Bio-solids?

Wednesday 2/14/2007
A wild ride comes to Civic Center
ASU students support book drive
Beekeepers alarmed by killer disease
Blood donation may be good for you
Breakfast & Bingo for Valentine's Day
Cable deals will become a state matter
City investigates cop on leave
Families begin to regroup after storm
Large increase in state prisoners could cost you more
Lee County departments ask for freeze relief
Montoya excited about switch to stock cars
More inmates means higher prison costs
Old equipment brings new money to Lee County
Scammers pose as BBB
Some still want pick up truck drivers to wear seatbelts
Storm damage wide spread in Worth County
Storm downs power lines, repairs made
Sylvester and Worth County cleans up
Tying the Valentine's knot
Valdosta enjoys low unemployment rate
Valdosta welcomes entrepreneurs
Who gets custody of child if parent dies?

Thursday 2/15/2007
Bus sideswiped, kids taken to hospital
Changes to speed limits in Albany
District health offers salmonella testing
Family thinks peanut butter may be illness source
Famous Amos speaks at Albany State
Former tax assessor gets bond
Health officials link Salmonella outbreak to peanut butter
Help Beautify Albany
More arrests in teen party raid
Mother of the Year honored
Moultrie officials improve community relations
New teacher recognized for accomplishments
Peanut butter plant stops for inspection
Retailers move quickly on peanut butter recall
Salmonella outbreak affects local hospital
Semi, bus collide in rural Worth County
State troopers launch Operation Precious Cargo
Veteran drivers like to race at their own pace
ViewPoint: Buckle up in trucks
What does Baptist mean today?

Friday 2/16/2007
Anti-smoking campaign doesn't get much money
Arbor Day celebration honors veterans
Ashburn cop dismissed
Ashburn graveyard gets attention
ATI's interim CEO outlines direction

Bank robbed
Bull riders enjoy the rush
Cairo passes "vicious" dog law
Car of Tomorrow ready for its day on the track
CDC struggles to find source of peanut butter salmonella
Check scam company victimizes elderly
Community hopes for good news soon
Davis enjoys working on Earnhardt Jr. P.R. team
Dawson murder suspect arrested in Albany
Doerun bank robbed at gunpoint
Food for Thought
It's more than a stick
Judge Phipps honored
Las Banderas named minority business of year
Lawmaker asks colleagues to discard peanut butter presents
Lee woman waits for salmonella test
Officers of the year honored
Police officers on trial in Baker County
South Georgia needs bilingual officers
Spring has sprung early for retailers
Teacher injured breaking up fight
Terrell NAACP wants Commissioners to pay up
The "Secret Service" of Bullriding
Thomas County still needs foster families
Transition Center could come to Valdosta


Saturday 2/17/2007
Albany is "Tree City" for 19th straight year
Albany youth given star treatment from athletes
Ashburn Fire department receives grant
Brush is cleared from Ashburn cemetery
Violent attack at Albany restaurant



Sunday 2/18/2007
Bridal Expo at the Civic Center
Church eats "supper with our neighbors"
How to get a refund for your peanut butter
South Georgians have mixed feelings on troop surge
Two neighboring businesses burglarized


Monday 2/19/2007
3rd ID prepares for battle
Albany man arrested for copper theft
APD will return man's pistol
Boat builder destroyed by fire
Boat manufacturing plant destroyed by fire
City sets future goals in annual retreat
Commissioners begin Charter work
ConAgra employees return to work, not making peanut butter
FDA issues warning on Internet drugs
Fire engulfs Marine Manufacturing in Douglas
GOAL finalists selected
Lend a helping hand to the footrace
Less money for technical schools in Georgia
New hospital inches closer
Police officer, young man injured in wreck
Severe weather awareness week in Georgia
Sylvester Mayor shows brand loyalty
Tech schools may face layoffs
Valdosta goes green
Woman wants help finding her truck

Tuesday 2/20/2007
10 Country: Bernard's Professional Skybox
Alcohol license restored for Albany store
Bypass work will begin Sunday evening
Carter National Historic Site celebrates 20 years
ConAgra: Peanut butter recall has high price tag
Deerfield Ready to Make a Run
Defendant is mentally competent
Female soldiers go to war zone
Gang expert holds education workshop
How safe is your food?
Humane Society confiscates 29 dogs
Lee County STAR student and teacher named
New housing coming to city land
New Thomasville police chief named
Picking up the pieces
Plains breaks ground on bio diesel plant
Recyclers address city commission
South Georgia fails to turn out for border patrol test
State investigators on the scene of boat factory fire
Third Brigade trains to take command
Thomas County drug unit makes big arrest

Wednesday 2/21/2007
Ag experts meet in Albany
Ashburn ready to turn city around
Bainbridge gets slim
Bainbridge will soon have a new city-owned marina
Braves Open Spring Training
Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday
Dougherty Happy with Top-Seed
Facing the Giants recognized by the state
Georgia considers moving up primary date
Georgia continues to battle teacher shortage
"Hit man" reveals murder plot
Hospital Authority establish budget
Hyperbaric chamber boosts healing
Lawsuit blames death on peanut butter
Moody Airman injured in Afghanistan
Moody explores fuel alternatives
New perks for Valdosta City Council

No charges against vicious dog owner
Primaries may be pushed to earlier date
Severe weather drill postponed because of bad weather
South Georgia officer charged with sodomy
South Georgians show up for annual job fair
University opens another South Georgia campus
Valdosta man killed in crash
VSU Football team gives back
Watch for phony tax advance refund checks

Thursday 2/22/2007
Albany prepares for third and final Special Olympics
Albany Tech prepares to help MCLB troops
Baby lives, thanks to strangers
Civilians return after special project in Iraq
Community rallies for Miller County principal
Dawson Mayor charged with DUI
Drug unit future unclear
Heroic dog earns national recognition
Hospital web site helps patients make informed choice
McDowell excited about new season with Braves
MCLB celebrates Black History
Mother charged after baby eats drugs
Mrs. Albany goes for statewide title
Peanut butter alert draws more lawyers
Restaurant scores available on-line
Sam Nunn visits Valdosta
Seattle law firm sues over peanut butter
Students, Parents protest book
SW Health District updates peanut butter salmonella situation
The Smoking Stigma
ViewPoint: Enforce the law

Friday 2/23/2007
Albany suspects caught on coast
Anne Frank play to be performed in Thomasville
Arrest warrant for suspected arsonist
Black history studied at Dougherty Middle
Cable supplier future uncertain

Churches/Businesses to encourage better eating habits

Dilaudid suspect collared again
Fraternity holds tournament to benefit family
Georgia National Rodeo
GHSA and GISA State Basketball Tournament Schedules
Housing market in Albany still hot
IRS warns of tax scam
Lee County honors Gator kicker
Mega bucks for jackpot winner
Model T's travel through Georgia
Mornigside students observe black history
Nine arrested by drug agents
Payday loans could return to Georgia
Reed Bingham honored
Salmonella confirmed inside four peanut butter jars
Taylor son to plead guilty
Technology spreads severe weather information
Thomasville dentist gets national recognition
Will healthcare regulations loosen?








Saturday 2/24/2007
Community meeting addresses young criminals
Contest bridges students and engineering

Juke box party continues
MCLB prepares staff for careers
Should I prepare my taxes myself?
Students sign up to get healthy


Sunday 2/25/2007
Dangerous road to be widened and re-paved
Faith community backs Governor's plan
Suicide Circle Comes Full Circle
Heaven on earth for brides

Winning lotto ticket sold in Sylvester

Monday 2/26/2007
ABAC's Shepard wins coach of year honors
Ben goes to Space Camp
Chamber leaders push for change
Commander say drugs a major problem

Drug unit vacancies need to be filled

Early morning wreck kills man in Thomas County
Grady county sheriff won't tolerate litter bugs
Harris hopes experience will be his Braves advantage
Home construction boom imminent
Hospital, Justice Department reach payment agreement
Moody Airman injured in Afghanistan back in U.S.
New road reflectors are coming
New television tower arrives in Doerun

Pam Jackson joins the nationwide fight against fat

Peter Pan Peanut Butter recall expanded

SCA Making History

Space & Rocket Center offers more than Space Camp

Terrell Academy Hoping This Is The Year
Train to roll on new tracks
Troopers step up enforcement of Move Over Law

Tuesday 2/27/2007
10 Country: Jimmy's Energetic Students
Students injured in Ware Co. school bus crash
Abandoned house destroyed
Albany Tech tips off a new era with men's basketball
Back to the drawing board for copper rule
Changes to Lee Co. ordinance make way for new restaurant
College students build Valdosta community
Commission will vote on pay
Delay on lowering speed limit on Albany bypass
Hats on for cancer awareness
Investors deal with stock shock
Justice Department re-examines cold cases
Lady Cavs advance to GJCAA semis
Landowners wary of pipeline bill

Medic pleads guilty in fellow soldier's death
Murder trial begins
NASA gets ready to go back to the moon
Ordinance change cleared by Lee commissioners
Parents, physicians ponder HPV vaccine

pick-up rear-ends school bus

Racially motivated killings may soon see justice
Rams open spring with big holes to fill
Randolph killer's appeal denied

Senate bill would require girls to get cancer vaccine
Snickers Marathon will alter traffic

Wednesday 2/28/2007
1-vote election finally settled
A taller horizon
ABAC students raise money for Africa
Al, , , bany officers receive top honors
Blazers open spring drills with a new coach
Boy accidentally starts fire, saves sister
CDC reports: Salmonella case total is up to 370
Children dangerously driving golf carts
City commission approves new copper ordinance
Clergyman arrested on sex charge
Commissioners one step closer to raises
Cop involved in deadly shooting returns
Counterfeit ring shut down
Farmers learn how to do it right
Fifth annual Mardi Gras in Albany
Florida mom works wonders with car seats
Flowers hired at Dougherty
Hahira Wildfire threatens homes
Knights ready for showdown with North Cobb Christian
Lady Cavs make title game
Lee County to pay for overpass lights
Peanut butter related Salmonella numbers climb
School Board adopts heat policy
Temporary bump in search for downtown manager
Thomasville kicks off WalkAmerica 2007
Tift County to hire new county manager
Tift searches for its next Superintendent
Wildfire destroys several acres in Worth County


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