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WALB News 10 Archives, April, 2007


Sunday 4/1/2007
Albany Native Earning Dews Respect with Braves
Fire leaves Albany family homeless
Firefighters battle seven fires in Berrien County
Kinderlou Forest Stepping Up
One month anniversary of Americus tornadoes
Shooting outside local Albany restaurant
Vandals damage Dougherty County school buses  


Monday 4/2/2007
Arrests made in murder of Moultrie teen
ASA flies low in new study
Body identified as Walking Willie
Darton Golf Wins Andrew Invitational
Doctors speak out about vaccine costs
FEMA application deadline is May 2nd
From Major to Miss Assistant Chief
House almost burned down
Investigators still search for Berrien Arsonists
More bogus checks show up around South Georgia
New rape crisis center will open soon
Officers vow to protect and serve
Other towns want HEAT cops
Police deal with road rage in Albany
Reed Bingham protects Gopher Tortoise Population
Thick pollen could hinder crime investigations
Thomasville family welcomes injured Marine home
Winning on the Golf Course

Tuesday 4/3/2007
10 Country: A real fishy secret
Already a Winner
Bypass construction workers ask drivers to slow down
City leaders concerned about school safety
Civil Rights Museum has big plans
Consolidation talks continue without much progress
Construction resumes on I-75
Dawson Manufacturing to leave Terrell Co.
Dougherty HEAT officer involved in fatal wreck
Dougherty officer involved in Interstate wreck
Economic Development exec leaves post
Good detective work solves arson
High schoolers to wear badges
Howell With Cheering Section in South Georgia
Local agencies receive contributions
Retail development proposed for Lee County
Saturday Wildcats win prompts Spring Break promotion
School police review surveillance tape
Shots fired in CNN building
So what can you feed Fido?
Three-car wreck sends several to the hospital
Valdosta man receives life in prison
Wife stabs husband
Wild fires up, fire fighting equipment down
Will property taxes rise with new budget?

Wednesday 4/4/2007
Americus merchants look to the future
Archbold announces major administration changes
Are you owed pension money?
Computer distraction contributes to fatal wreck
Deputies train on Stinger devices
Downtown Albany churches celebrate Holy Week
Downtown success story
Edith VanCise Knowles
Extremely dry weather keeps fire officials busy
From mule barn to museum
Gas prices drive hybrid sales up
Gulfport Hospital raises $13,500 for SRH
HOPE is healthy again
Katrina-damaged Mississippi hospital aids Sumter Regional
Man drowns in Lake Seminole
Milk prices expected to rise
No quarterback question this spring in Athens
Palmyra to begin acute care hospital
Plane crashes in Clinch County
Red Cross gets bill for storm damage; needs donations
School board member steps down
State storm disaster assistance tops 6 million
Teen killed by hit-and-run driver
Temporary traffic change on bypass
Temporary, permanent SRH building arrives in Americus
Wildcats QB rotation continues against Louisville

Thursday 4/5/2007
Airman injured in Active Denial System Exercise
Albany colleges to get big bucks
Atlanta grows fastest
ConAgra announces source of salmonella
ConAgra plans for future of Peter Pan
Drug Task Force future looks shaky
Farmers fret over drought
Fireman injured by burning tire
Gas prices remain high, no relief in sight
Gas prices still soaring
Man already facing drug charges busted again
Marines salute fallen corporal
Moody assists downed pilot
Rumors fly at Berrien high
Senator Isakson stops in Albany
Stingley death has Albany connection
Tax deadline fast approaches
The Flint Riverquarium is drawing quite a crowd
Valdosta drivers see traffic on the web
Worth group wants better animal shelter

Friday 4/6/2007
ASU holds founders' day
ASU hosts cancer events
Don't set a fire this weekend
Drivers fume, attendants pay the price
Drug squad future very much in doubt
Fireman injured by burning tire
Food for Thought
Gingrich seeks candidate, perhaps himself, with solutions
Injured airman to be released Friday
Isakson stem cell bill to come up for vote next week
Local Mazda dealership remains open
Lowering the Child Abuse rate in Lowndes County
Miller moving to the middle
National Guard Recruitment Up
Old man winter stages a comeback
Purple Heart Project produces blankets for troops
Recall shows salmonella more common with peanuts than believed
Semi truck burns on highway
Taylor to face ethics hearing over campaign contributions
Trojans hold off Yellow Jackets
Wildcat players think about their coach
Worth group wants better animal shelter

Saturday 4/7/2007
Are flashy alcoholic drinks targeting teens?
Easter holiday shoppers satisfy their sweet teeth
Fire damages East Albany home
Great egg hunt at Chehaw
Jazz festival continues in memory of a legend
Libraries preparing for annual book sale
Make It Two

Sunday 4/8/2007
East side egg hunt
Easter diners spend time with family
Christians reflect on meaning of Easter
Albany Tech Keeping It Local
Vandals marking up downtown

Monday 4/9/2007
911 fee to increase
Congressman checks on storm recovery progress
County wants action on eyesore houses
Delta facing some objections to reorganization plan
Dougherty County School police nab bus vandals
EMS moves forward with plans to relocate
Fight fire with fire
Lady Rams split doubleheader
Lawyers walk through Peter Pan plant
Man charged with trying to smuggle prescriptions to inmate
School bus vandals caught on tape
SGMC improves patient safety
South Ga. shelter asked to stop gassing animals
South Georgia crops damaged by freeze
Students see realistic demonstration
Sumter elementary students highlight volunteerism with video competition
T'ville installs red light camera
Tax time has accountants busy
Tornado assistance resources
Troops from the 1230th say goodbye
Valdosta Sailor dies Friday in Iraq
Wildcats coach will be back for Steeldogs

Tuesday 4/10/2007
10 Country: Ralph's Magical Music
Ads slow postal deliveries
Albany business people flock to hear Cathy
Cashier's tip puts criminal back behind bars
City leaders plan to catch downtown vandals
Driver's education program money going elsewhere
Farmers, officials wait for frost damage estimates
Friends look back on McSween's life
Ga. budget standoff continues as Speaker sets deadline
Gas prices go up again
Help is Here Express comes to town
Nationwide players eye the big tour
New hope for wet macular degeneration
Passport Fair hopes to help vacationers
Policy changes after school bus incidents
Recent drop in cancer deaths may be short-lived
Titan recruiting class
Turner Elementary teacher under investigation for tax fraud
Valdosta honors Woman of the Year
Voucher backers rally at Capitol, push for legislation

Wednesday 4/11/2007
Business owner fights county for land
Crooks steal lawnmowers from Irwin County business
Downtown stakeholders want property owners to clean up their acts
Drug deal may have prompted Camp murder
Easter Freeze hurts Brooks County Peaches
First glimpse of proposed Lee County budget
Graffiti worries residents and business owners
Homeowners could get tax break
Honor Flight Prepares to Fly
House, Senate agree to one-time tax refund
Motorcyclist says giving up bike after crash
New hospital opens in Homerville
New Nottingham Way development begins work
New radio man wants to promote city
New school dress code
Retirees have new option in Thomasville
Senior Center needs funding again
The Lights Are Bright on Broadaway
Tift County investigators search for possible skeletal remains
Trial date set for suspected immigrant killer
Was Imus wrong for repeating slang heard in music?
WG&L Board probes complaint
WG&L employee settles suit
Worth group wants to plan county's future

Thursday 4/12/2007
2006 Dangerous traffic list released
A division of a $3 billion food service company moving to Cairo
Berrien County man suspected of arson
Blazers edge Rams at home
DNR plans safety classes to keep boaters safe
Drive for a cure
Goober's Gang
Grass fire shuts down busy Tifton highway
Insurance agents arrested for fraud
Local hoop players sign JUCO scholarships
Officers teach high schoolers safety
Police/Deputies arrest five
Poulan officials injured in wreck
Tanker separates from truck
Tift police excavation turns up nothing
Top seniors talk about their schools
Troubled drug store has a new owner
Wildcats run out of gas on road
Worth family gets rabies shots
Worth making room for growth

Friday 4/13/2007
Albany autism walk hopes to bring awareness
CDC says gonorrhea is drug-resistant
Changes at the Bus Yard
College kids fight insects
Cougars rally past Rams and Townsend k's Westfield
Daniels signs with ETSU
East Albany duplex burns
Enclave at Oglethorpe underway
Firefighters battle wildfire in Irwin County
Food for Thought
Former UGA golfer glad to be playing in South Georgia
Get your storm check list ready
Insurance fraud victims warn other guardians
Lee pitchers headed to GJCAA rival schools
Luckily, fire-bomb didn't ignite
Memorial set for McSween
Men face federal drug charges
No dumping at the dunes
North Georgia peaches, apples destroyed by freeze
Pair gets federal prison
Passenger killed in SUV roll-over
Patriots honored for flying Old Glory
Pinwheels represent Lowndes County child abuse
Poulan police chief returns to work day after crash
Storm counties get extra time to file taxes
Students get housing choices
Super students hope for national competition
Take it from Americus, tornadoes don't play
The CRCT's are coming!
Thomasville claims world's largest truffle
Trail expands
Troopers investigate fatal crash on I-75
Valdosta man killed in crash

Saturday 4/14/2007
A book for 2 quarters
Albany fire department makes needed changes
Albany police chief says hiring more officers is vital
Free books for kids
Monroe boys win Westover Relays
Rams split with Claflin
Storm facts as we have them
Tour of homes a success

Sunday 4/15/2007
Blazers, Rams both sweep weekend series
Family issues appeal for missing children
Kimbell wins against at Kinderlou
Lee county cleans up from storm
Lee County family must rebuild
Storm hits South Georgia hard

Monday 4/16/2007
8 year old girl stabs sister
Another LMAB in the books
Bainbridge attack apparently gang related
Bus fire started by vagrants
ConAgra faces tough sell when Peter Pan returns after recall
Disaster kits for schools
Dougherty EMS gives beds to Sumter first responders
Georgian killed at Virginia Tech
Gunman kills at least 31 in Virginia Tech shooting
How safe is Albany State?
Lee Co. family rides out storm in half-bath
Lee Co. mobile home destroyed in storm
Missing children safe at home
More anti-litter signs for Dougherty County
New neighborhood watch
Oxendine survey's south Georgia storm damage
School officials wary of gang activity
South Georgia Classic a Success
Stone saluted with dedication
Tippins Headed to ABAC
Tornado confirmed in Worth, Crisp Counties
VSU Police train to keep their campus safe
Ware County fire is dangerous
Ware County wildfire still burning
Zoologist comes home to Thomasville

Tuesday 4/17/2007
10 Country: The Historical Brothers
Accused murderer appears in court
Another insurance scam victim warns others
ASU Ready for Spring Sports Championships
Boys & Girls treated at fundraiser
Commissioners review budget needs
Daytime brings renewed strength for wildfire
Dougherty Schools on elevated alert
Fire burns through the night
Georgia wildfire is a force
Gunman was student from South Korea
Hot spot is hotbed for crime
Israeli lecturer killed in Virginia shootings saved students
Local Tennis On Target in GISA Championships
Mark Richt Tees It Up In Tifton
Oxendine meets with storm victims
Oxendine offers storm victims claims assistance
Post office takes last minute filings
Red Cross, citizens pitch in to fight fire
Resident Assistants take note of VaTech tragedy
School Officers powers extend how far?
State insurance chief hears from citizens today
Students express themselves on Internet
The Bridges at Southlake
Two Georgians killed at Virginia Tech
WALB's Most Wanted
Ware Co. blaze still has the upper hand
Ware wildfire demands massive help
Zoologists speak to Thomasville students

Wednesday 4/18/2007
As vigil is held, Cho described as a loner
Blacksburg shooter sent "package" to NBC
Businesses encouraged to survey the Chamber
Car crashes into Lee County nursery office
Cho Seung Hui had a history of problems
Christmas Tree farm damaged by storm winds
Clinch County has its own fire
County officials question legislative tax break
Deerfield Tennis Wins State Championship
DOT Closes Several State Routes in Clinch and Ware Counties
Firefighters are on the ground, in the air
Firemen save one landmark from the flames
Groundbreaking for new planetarium
Injured firefighter has surgery
Lee wireless service going away; bill remains
Senate approves PeachCare changes that would hike premiums for many
Senate cancels gun vote day after Virginia shootings
Shooting victim had family in Thomasville
South Georgia strawberries look good
Stakeholders create "pizza council"
'Stash the Trash' gets underway in Dougherty County
Thronateeska Heritage Center breaks ground
Tifton boy still banned from school
Two huge fires rage, help on the way
Was it possible to predict shooter's rage?
Weather conditions perfect for wildfires

Thursday 4/19/2007
Albany machines serve U. S. military worldwide
APD wants its shell casings
Armed robberies part of gang initiation
ASU cancels events after VT shootings
ASU changes assembly policy
Cancer survivors celebrate
Cats Not Getting a Kick Out of Missed Attempts
Darton Golf Hoping for Six
Domestic violence shelter needs support
Fire command post organizes fire fight
Fire keeps many away, others worry about their homes
Firefighters work to contain blaze, fresh troops help
Good fire news from FEMA, humidity
Hunter choppers bring help from above
Local vigil for Virginia Tech
Many still evacuated; Red Cross center stays open
MCLB uses Albany Tech students help to test welds
Molestation suspect wanted in Colquitt County
Officer's stolen pistol found at Dougherty High
Seven-year-old Awaits Transplant
Stingley Ready for Home Crowd Support
Sumter Regional is "indestructible"
Tennis Stars on the Court in Camilla for a Good Cause
Unity Day celebrated at MCLB Albany
Water in the wee hours only!
Where there's wildfire, there's smoke

Friday 4/20/2007
Creative ways to keep your plants looking good
Darton Soccer Players Headed to Next Level
Fire spreads, Waycross appears safe
Food for Thought
Foresters cut fire breaks quickly
Friday noon finds fire larger
Friday on the fire line
Gun found at Turner Job Corps
In rebuke to Perdue, House votes to override Gov.'s budget veto
National day of mourning for Virginia Tech victims
Relay for Life kicks off in Albany
Relay for Life resumes
Rumors send schools into a panic
Stash that trash!
Tornado victims remembered




Saturday 4/21/2007
As fire roars, homeowners wait
Governor surveys fire damage
South Georgians walk for Cystic Fibrosis
Turner County High holds first integrated prom

Sunday 4/22/2007
Darton Wins Region Golf Championship
Divisions work together to support firefighters in the field
Firefighters take precautions

Monday 4/23/2007
A little good news from the front lines of the Ware County Wildfire
Albany Sports Hall of Fame Holds Induction Ceremony
Berrien jailer accused of sexual assault
Colquitt County schools return to normal
County salutes "Law Day"
Darton students plant tree
Family picks up the pieces
Firefighters make much-needed progress
Five killed in Harris County plane crash
Football, Baseball, (Or Both) For Israel Troupe?
Friends remember slain student as an inspiration
Lee County Little League could see big changes
Life-saving cop wonders about baby's condition
Monday evening , fire report cautiously optimistic
One person dead after Monday evening shooting
Prayer for our nation
School still out in Ware
Some Ware residents allowed to return home
State lawmakers wrap up session
Tea party raises money
Thomasville plans to improve city departments
WALB's Most Wanted
Water Restriction Rules


10 Country: Ken's Inspirational Hobby
Attack on teenage girls may have lead to double shooting
Albany commissioners go over budget
Another downtown business to close
APD announces suspect in shooting death
Audit could calm debt disagreement
Candidates lining up to replace Norwood
Deadly wreck in Tift County
Do migraines aid memory?
Drought conditions worsen
Fire danger eases for many: Mr. Sweat saw it all...
Fire progress has been good
Fireman's memorial spared from flames
Five Colquitt County students arrested for fighting Police
Infrared plane helps firefighters deal with spot-overs in wildfire
Lady Trojans earn historic win in state soccer playoffs
Major power outage hits Albany
March for Victims without voice
Police search for double murder suspect
Sabotage at Dawson gas station?
Teacher arrested for sex with student
Teenager honored for citizenship
Thomas Co. wants double murder suspect
WALB Tower starts to go up
WALB's Most Wanted
Warning about proposed Early County coal plant
Wildcats offering group rate
Wrecks at what some call dangerous intersection


Wednesday 4/25/2007
20th annual VIP Tour kicks off
Athlete caught in burglary bust
Back fire set to thwart big blaze
Brothers stabbed during fight in Coffee County
Cavs golfer signs with Mercer
Cell phone use leads to purse snatcher arrest
Check scam back in South Georgia
Classes resume in fire zone
Dignitaries tour South Georgia
Dropout rates decline sharply
Fire crews scramble to cut more breaks
Gang threats lead to higher security
Homeless man bikes for Red Cross awareness
Insurance chief visits wildfire area
Lady Knights ace another tennis title
Lee soccer team advances in boys playoffs
Man dies in Coffee County brawl
Murder suspect in custody
Okefenokee Swamp flare up keeps firefighters busy
Oxendine: Many fire losses uninsured
Police make arrests in Albany murder
School district forms partnership with Turner Job Corps
Student overcomes obstacles to achieve excellence
Suspect's family arrested for helping him
Town sees its weight loss
Two Lady Blazers honored by GSC
Woman kills her five dogs


Thursday 4/26/2007
A bad deal lands Lee County in more financial trouble
Agronomists test device to help drought crops
Albany High baseball coach heading back home
As fire grows, little girl donates to firemen
ASU celebrates another championship year of athletics
Building inspection fees waived for storm victims
Civil Rights leader dies
Colquitt's Grant will stay a Saint
First Steps Program reaches out to expectant parents
Fitzgerald soldier killed in Iraq
Georgia seeking to contact inactive voters
Goeller is natural in long jump
HEAT Officer crash investigation could take months
High winds wreak havoc on fire, again
Lee County makes plans to expand commercial growth
Lee pup has new Louisiana home
Murder victim and suspect had bad blood
Nashville store raided
Ponder gets life sentences in Terrell Co. murder
Restaurant prayer flap was misunderstanding
Restaurant robbed at gun point
Schoolbus drivers show off their skills
South Georgia College President Installed
State Patrol Jobs
Third graders learn about their environment
Thursday morning finds fire situation worsened
Victims of violent crime honored
Westover soccer swept out of GHSA playoffs
Who's trying to ruin convenience store?
Worst fire conditions in a decade


Friday 4/27/2007
Albany opens new thrift center
Americus continues rebuilding
Blazers split region playoff series
Brantley fire rekindles
City encourages small business development
Douglas "threats" unfounded
Firefighters train to rescue car crash victims
Food Bank tells agencies to be resourceful
Gas prices hurting small businesses
Georgia SouthWestern unveils new student housing
Girls, Incorporated of Albany takes aim at Meth
Have you seen these crooks?
It's coming up Roses in Thomasville
Man robbed at Albany motel
Neighbors weary of crime, again
No-knock warrants scrutinized
Phony 'Free Gas' ad snarls traffic
This round goes to the firemen
Thomas ready for final GCS series
Three officers indicted; two plead guilty
Timber industry may be set-back by blaze
Westwood freshman doubles her pleasure at GISA State Track Meet


Saturday 4/28/2007
A Celebration for Valdosta State's Thomas
Darton Soccer Makes Major Signing
Deerfield Freshman Wins 3rd State Title
Making being a mom fun
Pelham police search for shooter

Sunday 4/29/2007
Atkinson firefighters need help
Families get much needed assistance
FCC wants to regulate TV violence
Firefighters battle new South Georgia blaze
Neighbor of murder victim says he was good guy
South Georgia college builds co-ed dorm


Monday 4/30/2007
Albany 911 Center has job openings
Ashes found on murder victim
Bird boo-boos get commissioner's attention
D.O.T. might Close Several State Routes
Darton College holds creative raffle
East Albany fire set intentionally
Fires are drying up the blood supply
"Hogzilla" will live again
Home invasion murder in Tifton
Internal Revenue notice for Sumter Co. residents
LaGrange College students help Children's Advocacy Center
New retail for SW Dougherty County
Organization touts girl empowerment
Property re-evaluations nearing completion
Quarterman signs with Falcons
Raiders sweep their way into GISA semifinals
State pays up (partially) for housing inmates
Students eat well thanks to nutritionist
Study finds racial disparity in traffic stops
Thomas County names teacher of the year
Two Tifton murder suspects in custody, one on the loose
VSU athletes honored
Ware fire isn't the only one causing concern
Wildfire season hasn't started yet?
Woman murdered in home invasion

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