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WALB News 10 Archives, May, 2007

 

Tuesday 5/1/2007
10 Country: Melissa's Positive Cancer
Albany Police continue investigation into Saturday murder
Albany State University Police swearing in
Atkinson fire demands attention
Atkinson fire is mighty pesky
Change is Good for Jackson
Colquitt County teacher charged, dismissed
Cop shares his DUI victim experience
Couple injured when car rolls over
Girls Incorporated honors girls of the year
Help with housing for AIDS/HIV patients
Lady Trojans fall short in playoffs and Lady Knights open with impressive win

Last day for FEMA assistance
Minorities frozen out of contracts?
Night Hawks season continues
North Jefferson house fire ruled an arson
Peanuts sign former Bulldog catcher
Shade for those hot summer games
Smoke signals sewer problems
Some schools call off classes
Sonny Perdue tours county devastated by fire
South Georgia snake dangers
Strike team to investigate arson string
Two Tifton murder suspects in custody, one on the loose
VSU Tennis Ready for Regionals
VSU tennis teams ready for regionals
VSU's Tuggle selected for College Football Hall of Fame
WALB's Most Wanted: Shurrod Rich  


 

Wednesday 5/2/2007
Agencies collect blue jeans for victims

Albany police take on growing gang problem

Atkinson County Schools announce fire plan

Coffee firefighters suspect arson

Copper Thefts down in Albany
Disabled man mugged in his wheelchair
Do you have flood insurance?
Dougherty County bus driver suspended
Dude, where's her car???
Expectant moms in Miller County are out of luck
Fire and price tag grow
Fire damages century old funeral business
Inmate firefighters help battle Georgia wildfires
Murder suspect arrested
Murder suspect's mother reacts to crime
Perdue declares fire state of emergency in 21 counties
Roundabout Swamp Fire intensifies
SCA pitcher commits to Chipola
South Georgia snake dangers
Tuition hike coming for incoming college freshmen
Waitress loses part of thumb to vicious dog
Watch for traveler's check con game
Wildcats lineman remains in hospital

 


Thursday 5/3/2007
Albany Firefighters go to help wildfires
Albany lawmen raid suspected gang homes
Atkinson buys county's first fire truck
Atkinson fire continues to grow
Atkinson Schools install crisis hotline
Authorities raid suspected gang locations
Cell phone conversation causes wreck in Lee County
Coffee County jailer killed in accident
Coffee firefighters suspect arson
Copper thieves targeting farmers
Dry weather makes south Georgia farmers uneasy
Fires fry county budgets
Gangs keep citizens fearful
Lady Blazers ready for GSC tournament
Man arrested for setting brush fire
Oglethorpe landmark razed
Peanuts manager ready for camp to open
Pecan growers pick up new tips
Police search for bank robber
Pray for our nation
Prescription prices keep going up
School fights cause panic in Newton
Schools thank business partners
SRH deflates tents, plans for new hospital
Trojans clinch 1-AAAA baseball title
Valdostans collecting for firefighters
Wildcats lineman out of hospital



Friday May 4, 2007
3, 2, 1... Lift off!
Another person arrested in Tifton murder
Car smashes into building
Corvettes on parade
Deputies search for traffic suspect
Family asks help finding killer
Family sues former teacher and school board
Fires may cost timber growers $30 million
Food for Thought
Let me catch my breath!
Packers clinch playoff berth
Perdue asks lawmakers special session preference
Police: Soldier shoots burglar trying to steal guns
Prosecutors: Gang sweep produced "bonanza"
South Georgia farmers feeling drought pinch
Students have fun with science
SunTrust robber arrested
Teacher admits to stealing students' info, keeps job
Unemployment up nationwide, down in Georgia 

 


Saturday May 5, 2007
Andrew Young visits Albany
ASU graduation packs civic center
GHSA Girls Track State Championships
Officer accidentally shoots Assistant Chief
Peanuts Sign Three at Open Tryout
Racing Under the Lights at Suicide Circle
Wildcats Fall at Rio Grande Valley


Sunday May 6, 2007
"Beer Man" Helping AIM in Albany
Albany police officer assaulted
Church fights crime by mentoring boys
Fairy tale raises money for museum
Flowers Ready to Bloom for VSU
Sylvester city manager steps up
Worth classroom spices up learning


Monday 5/7/2007
100+ homes to be developed
APD arrest bank robbery suspect
Area Football Teams On The Field
Arrest made in Ponder murder
Deerfield-Windsor golf team wins GISA state title
EDC: Online makeover isn't cheap
FEMA to assist in Atkinson fire
Fights for party nominations may be tightening, but who has advantage?
Friends of killed Boston cop talk
Georgia fire information from the Joint Information Center
Grading Dougherty Co. School surveillance cameras
Historic home recovery still underway in Americus
New FEMA at work in South Georgia?
Obama urges U. S. automakers to build more fuel-efficient cars
Peanuts are ready to "Play Ball!"
Peanuts players report for camp
Planning Director Retires
Run with the wind to help Sumter Regional
South Georgia students to use their minds in Michigan
Time to eat, and buy in T'ville
Torched trees pose a threat
Trucks collide on Dawson Road
Valdosta carjacker behind bars
Wal-Mart workers beautify roadway
Wildfire erupts in Berrien County
Wind threatens to spread fire, officials worry about falling trees


Tuesday 5/8/2007
10 Country: Ophelia's Garden Surprise
Are lawmen prepared for a college emergency in Albany?
Arrest made in Albany gang shooting
Atkinson County Schools return to schedule
Berrien County wildfire burns on
Brown bag it
Doerun tower inches ever skyward
Downtown Manager search underway
Fallen Marine remembered by his family
Flu pandemic drill prepares Colquitt Co.
Folks from Down Under like Southern Hospitality
Golden pleads to illegal dumping
House speaker meets with governor, apologizes
Keen looking for chance to show his game with Peanuts
Knights hire new baseball coach
Lee Countian to be buried at Arlington
Lowndes County feels fire effects
Man cut from wrecked truck
Mold problem discovered in Lee County building
Murder charge dropped, woman enters plea
No new cops until all slots are filled
Patriots soccer star signs with Darton
Peanuts pitcher turns to baseball after death of fiance
Peanuts work on team chemistry
South Georgia meets the silver screen
Suspicious wildfires set in Colquitt Co.
Thomasville police practice gun safety
Trucks only lane hearings to be held in Georgia

Vaulting to New Heights
Wildfire surpasses 100,000 acres


Wednesday 5/9/2007
1,000 foot rule bent?
2007 could see busy hurricane season
Academic changes are coming
APD raids "shot houses"
Crisp County has "Excellence"

Delphi "ramps down"
Delta chief financial officer talks up international expansion
Downtown Farmer's market to open
First named storm forms
Georgia coach confident in offensive line and receivers
Ground broken on new development
Lee County's money problems continue
Leesburg leaders developing a plan for city improvement
McPherson glad to be back in high school and southwest Georgia
Men face sex charges
Moody airmen prepare to deploy
Non profit agencies to receive big bucks
Officer placed on leave in death of fellow officer
Prosecutors facing shortfalls
Scavenger Hunt Albany Tech
Senator Chambliss praises troops' morale
Students prepare to be work ready
Terrell Academy standout heads to ABAC to play softball
`Un-veto' means no special session
Verdict just in: Clayton guilty of Valdosta murder
Worth County woman's love keeps going and going
Berrien fire 95 percent contained

Ga. wildfire crosses into Florida; 300 homes evacuated

 

Thursday 5/10/2007
Albany mall shooter behind bars
Alzheimer caregivers get help in Thomasville
Americus honors former coach with a roast
Andrea won't produce much rain for wildfires
Board of Realtors deliver the "American Dream"
Delphi plant laying off employees
Fighting Gang Influence
First responders better equipped to serve
Florida, Georgia battle wildfires; calmer winds, rain help
GSU offensive coordinator visits Albany
Mall murder shatters quiet afternoon
Mayfield Dairy recalls ice cream containing peanuts
Ms. Mapil's love keeps going and going
Murder at the Mall
NASA scientists warn of 100ยบ plus summer temps
Pandemic Preparation
Prescription prices vary, mostly high
Teacher of the Year
Thomasville School Board makes appointment
Townsend signs with Chipola
Two boys charged with arson in Georgia wildfires
Wildcats add another defensive back
Withering drought worsens; Georgia crops at risk

 

Friday 5/11/2007
Albany Fire Department changing lights
Albany Firefighters return from wildfires
Albany mall shooter behind bars
Americus home destroyed by tornado, replaced
Americus hospital will thrive again
Ben Hill Deputies find man's body
Betcha can't guess: The most popular baby names!
Colonel Todorov takes over Team Moody
Drought causing flood on sprinkler installation
Family of eight loses home to fire
Firearms seized from convicted felon
Food for Thought
Frantic callers dial 911 after mall shooting
Georgia's unemployment claims rise in April
High School students planned to walk out
HS Football Recruiting Fair in Tifton
Hunt for Sheriff's deputy car thief continues
Killing is first in Mall's history
Letter carriers ready for food drive
Mall murder suspect in court; Mayor says Albany safe
Man convicted of killing sister of Valdosta NFL player
Peanuts exhibition ends in tie
Second Ga. wildfire passes 100,000 acres in Okefenokee
Seniors cut a rug
Wildcats Walker stays positive  

 


Saturday 5/12/2007
High School Baseball Playoff Action 5/12/07
Historic center encourages students to perform
Stamping out hunger
Wildcats Topple Florida


Sunday 5/13/2007
Fitzgerald leaders want to attract business

Mother's Day Gifts
Perdue to war critics: "Keep your mouth shut"
Special Mother's Day for Albany family
Wildcats Move The Chains Against Florida


Monday 5/14/2007
68 year old man goes on trial for sexually molesting child
A witness and police officer recall mall shooting
Albany optimistic about landing new call center
Albany to become Retiree Destination
Bainbridge College partners with ASU
Cable contract will be extended
DA wants harsh penalties for violent offenders
Darton A.D. moving to West Florida
Farmers Market will likely happen
Former Deputy gives up POST Certification in plea deal
Gas prices beat post-Katrina record
Georgia wildfire road closures
Georgia wildfires burning on both ends of state
Georgia's top court upholds payday lending outlaw
Guilty plea from former Albany Cop
Law Day looks at student challenges
Lowndes County's "Carpzilla"?
Monroe basketball teams have new head coaches
Nanci Bowen Hosting Golf Tournament in Tifton
Nursing shortage in Georgia expected to increase
Observant officer caught shooting suspect quickly
Peanuts Infield Ready To Lead
Residents want traffic slowed down
Three area hoop players sign scholarships
Two Dougherty County schools to change mission
Valdosta Chamber heads to D.C.


Tuesday 5/15/2007
$250,000 needed for Dougherty Co. School salaries
Falwell fondly remembered in So. Georgia
Albany drivers experience road rage, too!
Check scam targets Baconton woman
Dawson man charged with malice murder
District Health Office makes smoke recommendations
Don't get caught wet-handed!
Dougherty County Police to help parents teach teen driving
Elderly man in Tifton attacked and robbed
Employers meet with job seekers at Thomas County job fair
Lee won't raise taxes
Moody honors fallen officers
Potholes won't pave an alley
Presidential hopeful visits Thomasville
Reeves ready to get Georgia State alums excited about football
Residents are glad to know teen is arrested
Solemn ceremony salutes fallen officers
South Georgia cattle affected by drought
Strong wind fans wildfire along Georgia-Florida line
Two Dougherty County schools to change mission
Valdosta Football Hard at Work
VSU's multimillion dollar makeover
What's the wildfire situation?
Wildfire in Lowndes County
Wildfire smoke carries a long way....
Will gas-out work?
10 Country: Brian's Nervous Experience
Rev. Jerry Falwell dies at 73...



Wednesday 5/16/2007
Albany Mayor wants banishment for repeat drug offenders
Better hurricane forecasts coming soon
Chamber continues to solicit businesses

Colquitt County man dies in fire
Commission makes important move on downtown issue
Darton counting on Bartkowicz's experience at nationals
Drug theft was an inside job
EPD approves coal-fired electricity plant in Early County
Fatality report reveals new problem in Lowndes County
Fire near Lee County homes
Guilty verdict for child molestation trial
Inmates escape jail then get caught
Large industry opens doors in Lowndes County
Law enforcement cooks up fun competition
Lee County splits with Woodward
Lee County star signs with Darton
Many property owner re-vals are really high
MasterfoodsUSA raises money for local hospice
Police chase ends in fatal crash
Report: Georgia ranked 7th in nation for men killing women
Students arrested for calling a bomb threat at school
Thirteen years of perfect attendance for Lee County student
Tifton police arrest robbery suspects, looking for others
Tifton school cell phone policy changes
Troops honored at military breakfast
Valdosta family homeless after fire
Wally-world coming to East side
Wednesday evening fire recap
What's the wildfire situation?


Thursday 5/17/2007
ADDU short officers
AIDS patient sentenced to prison for biting
Albany Firefighters ask your help with their history book
ATI case settled
Attorney General wants to protect college campuses
Burned boys transferred to Augusta burn unit
Busiest time of the year for military recruiters
DCP chief asks for money from county
Dougherty point guard signs scholarship
Drought forecasted to persist
Farmers water any way they can
Firefighters make progress, but weather is a concern
Fires pose greater health risk for firefighters
Former NASCAR driver enjoying life as car owner
Irate taxpayers ready to stage "another Boston tea party"
Lack of funding could cut summer classes
Lawler book signing in Warwick
More than three, oh me!
Morven man killed in crash
Rotarians present college scholarships
South Georgia hostage reportedly alive in Colombia
Sumter County medical community growing
Thomas County makes plans for the future
Trojans advance to the state quarterfinals
Two South Georgia colleges at odds
Young boys severely burned in morning blaze

 


Friday 5/18/2007
Albany Armory will get new unit
Albany Civic Center comedy review postponed
Alonzo Jackson recalls glory days at FSU
Berrien man indicted on arson charge
Charges against pastor dropped
City makes changes to save at the pump
Clerk pays for customer's gas
Condition of burned kids downgraded
Cops lace up sneakers for good cause
Creek getting low
Crews continue to fight wildfires in Georgia and Florida
Food for Thought
Freeze caused more damage than first believed
Fuel Economy Facts and Fiction
Getting all the gas you're paying for?
Governor wants "community coaches" in schools
Grocery prices going up
Have farmland prices finally topped-out?
Honor Flight prepares for take off
Lee County athletes signs scholarships
Meningitis vaccine recommended
New crew of Albany firefighters going to help fight wildfires
Perdue releases more money to fight wildfires
Special Ed students can get vouchers
Suspected dealer put behind bars
Thomasville's gone to the dogs
Tifton names new City Manager

 

Saturday 5/19/2007
Communal group celebrates chapel
Congressmen launches investigation into Miller County man
Falcons AIM Well at Football Camp
Georgia National Guard families receive assistance
Honoring today's troops


Sunday 5/20/2007
Attempted Rape in Albany
Attempted rape in Albany foiled by neighbors
Click it or Ticket...For Real
Deerfield students walk across the stage
Miller Brewing employees sign new contract
Swamp Gravy gears up for summer show
Trojans Baseball Ready for Quarterfinals
Wildcats Win On Road


Monday 5/21/2007
Accused rapist doesn't get bond
Bald Eagle population soars
Carter says remarks about Bush were 'perhaps careless or misinterpreted'
Church wants to build housing for elderly
Click it or ticket program already underway in South Georgia
Commission studies assessment numbers
Creek getting low
Darton Golf Aims With Big Gunn
Drought creates major costs for local farmers
Evicted mobile homeowners want answers from landlord
Gas thefts rise with the price
Get the picture? Click it or ticket!
Grady historical society applauds barber
Is your child watching porn on a cell phone?
Jones gets 10 more years in tax fraud sentencing
"Lake Park muggers" trial begins jury selection
Lee County Hires New Hoops Coach
Lowndes Baseball Has Rematch in Quarterfinals
Man with TB at the center of court dispute
MySpace agrees to turn over sex-offender info
Neighbor saves two dogs from burning home
New GSP pursuit car on South Georgia roads
Public Works Week
Recognizing emergency workers
Reed Bingham has a unique feature
Sun plus skin equals potential danger

Texas man charged in Americus pedestrian crash
Trojans Baseball Finds Spark At The Top Of The Order
What's the wildfire situation?


Tuesday 5/22/2007
10 Country: Larry's Goldilocks' Court
Adel lands new business
AFD battles house fire
Afternoon fire guts home
Breast health faster, easier
Cavs come out swinging at NJCAA golf
Colquitt County turns to prayer to end drought
Conditions are wrong for sparklers!
Drought stricken grass should bounce back
Fire in Albany leaves family of ten homeless
Foot chase ends with arrest
Former Robins AFB commander to challenge Marshall
Gospel for Easton
It's EMS week!
Lee County leaders continue to monitor the budget
Lee County sweeps to AAAA semifinals
Lee crime rate grows with population
Neighbors say turn that music down!
New respite care program for seniors
Not guilty verdict in child molestation trial
Officer resigns over accidental shooting death
Overhauling the A-10's
Peanuts win streak at five
TB case remains undecided
Testimony begins in Lake Park robbery trial
Thomasville "standoff" ends peacefully
Tift authorities resolve standoff situation
Tift standoff ends with an arrest
Truckers say that diesel is a weasel
Wildcats Playing Strong "D"


Wednesday 5/23/2007
AARP: Young worker shortage will mean aging Georgia work force
Advocate releases critical report of child welfare
Bad teeth, bad blood
Burned boys still critical
Citizens air their tax grievances
Colquitt County prays for rain
Drought brings out the ants
Emergency rooms prepare for influx
Firefighters investigate Albany fire
Former Coke secretary sentenced to 8 years
Giant wildfires merge into one
Illegal dumpers... warrants have been taken for you
Lanier Drug Bust Update
Peanuts win streak has fans ready for home opener
Peanuts wrap up road trip still unbeaten
Pecan growers struggle through drought
Perdue signs bill updating Internet sex crime law
Police: Parents, teach your kids how to drive
Republican hopefuls criticize immigration plan
Role models mentor at Job Corps
Smokey day at Albany Tech
South Georgian shot at fishing tournament
Terrell TB patient to be transported
Thanks to EMS Heroes
Thomasville firm announces layoffs
Tifton's Gordon earns all-conference honors at Georgia State
Valdosta man shot in fight
ViewPoint: Keep kids' cell phones clean
Will a vital downtown require "a village?"
World War II Veterans receive their wings


Thursday 5/24/2007

As drought worsens, Atlanta bans weekday outdoor watering
Black farmers recognized
Brothers' conviction a relief to many
Child shoots himself with gun
City Manager being sued
CNS hires communications director
Dougherty County jury convicts armed robbery suspects
Drought problems for South Georgia wells
EMS workers show off
Farmers switch to electric irrigation
Fire shouldn't have been started
Grady county names new EMS director
Hundreds challenge property revaluations
Illegal dump suspects turn themselves
Law enforcers need $$$ to fight gangs
Lawmakers agree on children's health insurance funding
Marion King Jackson, civil rights figure, dies at 74
New Valdosta business opens
Obediah's last stand
Peanuts debut at home
Redfish return the favor to Peanuts
Senators express caution on immigration reform deal
Should county employees make more?
Some wells go dry, aquifer looks OK
Southwest Georgia's unemployment rate rises in April
TB fight continues
Tech colleges pledge support for Guard/Reserves
The 820th trains for battle
Valdosta hospital begins $19M project
VSU introduces new baseball coach
Watering remains a necessity
Wildfire risks turn officials against fireworks
Will property owners get millage rate break?
Woman influential in Albany movement dies
Youngster shot in abdomen


Friday 5/25/2007
Agrirama benefits from wildfire smoke
Albany Marine remains serious condition after motorcycle crash
ASU celebrates another all-sports title and full-time athletic director
Berryhill signs with Georgia State
Cyclist rides for Cystic Fibrosis
Delta flight lands when woman goes into mid-air labor
Fielder teaching SCL hitters what it takes to be a major league hitter
Food for Thought
Gang problems continue in East Albany
Gas prices aren't stopping holiday travelers
Holiday driving a little tougher in South Ga.
Lowndes cancels Memorial Day Festivities
Mobile home fire raises AFD suspicions
Moody housing woes looking up
Peanuts bounce back for first home win
Police charge church leader with molestation
School system reviews retirement pay
State Patrol predicts 18 fatals on Memorial Day weekend
State Rep. upset over contract bid
Suspects arrested after robbery
Technology firm is Valdosta Small Business of Year
Thomasville contractor builds energy efficient homes
Tift County imposes water use ban
Tift County issues water ban
Time running out to plant crops
Troopers predict deadly holiday traffic in Georgia
Valdosta warns against weekend fireworks
Wildcats face Quincy-less Battle Wings
Wildfire smoke prompts health advisory 

  

Saturday 5/26/2007
Albany leaders fight gang graffiti
Albany Technical College student wins big
Darton Golf Returns With Trophy
Family fun with art
Helping senior citizens drive
Memorial Day weekend proves deadly
Suicide Circle Results 5/26/07
Sutton Gets The Call, Peanuts Win
Town Hall meeting addresses citizens about gang graffiti and activity
What you should know while grilling
Wildfires force more evacuations in Ware County

  

Sunday 5/27/2007
Cordele Catching the Drift
Lee County Baseball Will Be All-American
Murder-suicide in Ben Hill County leaves two dead and one hospitalized


Monday
5/28/2007
AFD protects homes in Ware County
Cordele family seeks medical assistance
DNR closely monitors boaters
Dry conditions ban campfires at Chehaw
Families enjoy Memorial Day at the park
Georgia highways not as deadly as predicted
High waters, high gas
Lake Blackshear levels look good
Lake resort has good start to season
Lee County Falls in State Final Four
Memorial Day tributes and reflections
More south Georgians plan to pray for rain
New wildfire give fire fighters trouble
Peanuts Win Again
Remembering the memorial in Memorial Day
Smoke expected to filter into south GA all week


Tuesday 5/29/2007
10 Country: Joann's Special Help
Albany man critical after near drowning
Can prayer produce a downpour?
Landlord turned crime fighter honored
Lever 4 Water Restriction in Tift County
Man's disappearance solved, sadly
Miller county woman killed in crash
More autos for AutoRow
More wrecks, fewer deaths
Peach State water levels are low
Peanuts are perfect ten
President to use Georgia stop to speak on immigration
Progress made on ConAgra plant
South Georgia farmers plant peanuts during drought
Troops get care packages
Valdosta still under health advisory
Valdosta's feeling the H.E.A.T.
Weekend fight produces one arrest
Wildcats Form The Mule Nation
Wildcats offer season ticket plan for second half
Wildfires still rage on
Will there be fireworks in Albany?


Thursday 5/31/2007
Albany prepares for hurricane season
Boxers fight involved rival gang members
City and WG&L meet
Coach gets suspended
Darton softball coach retains spot on USA fast-pitch squad
Donate to a child in need
Drought is a mixed bag when it comes to mosquitos
Fire started by three year old
FSU's Posey proves to be quick learner behind plate
Governor vetoes 41 bills
Health officials try to find those who sat near infected patient
Landowner is selling out of Downtown Albany
Mother and son charged in teenage shooting
Near drowning victim improving
Peanuts remain unbeaten on road
Prosecutors work with no pay
Saving water starts with you
Sheriff's Gang Prevention program goes into action
Sheriffs learn to combat terrorism
TB-infected man moved from Grady to Colorado
Teen accidentally shot
Terrell man with TB to finally get treatment in SC
Valdosta commission won't raise taxes
WG&L Gas fee dropped
WG&L rates may climb
Wildfire smoke lingers on
Woman charged in crash death of Marine

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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