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WALB News 10 Archives, June, 2007


 Friday 6/1/2007
2007 Hurricane season begins
ABAC: We can conserve too!
Bishop receives big check for second district housing
Congressman comes to town with big check
Eagles may leave endangered species list
Executive order keeps ADA's in courtroom
Food for Thought
Gas tax climbs
Gas tax rising in Georgia, adding to already high prices
Georgia farmer skeptical whether Alabama hog was wild
Governor announces $13 million in OneGeorgia Awards
Homeowner appeals could cost Dougherty County money
Judge says media can't even cover hearing?
Lowndes fires appear to be arson
Making work safe
Military retirees saluted
New hospice center opens
OneGeorgia Authority dispenses 13 million in rural GA
Peanuts rained out
Police: Keep guns far away from kids
Quarantined TB patient: 'I hope they forgive me'
Smoke is still a health hazard
Stocks look good for Flowers investors
Task Force makes big bust
Terrell man with TB sent to SC




Saturday 6/2/2007
Ice cream shop gives back
Peanuts Rained Out (Again)
Thank God for the rain!
Tropical depression brings much needed rain to south Georgia
Wildcats Escape Sharks
Your money helps area children get medical care


Sunday 6/3/2007
Indictments handed down in Camp case
Preparing the next generation of Ag experts
Protect those eyes this summer
Rain helped the fires
Weekend rainfall helps build mosquito breeding grounds
Wildcats Disappointed With Performance

Monday 6/4/2007
Berrien County's Camp Arrow kicks off
Cordele man attacked during a home invasion
D.A. forms Major Felony Unit
D.A.'s office won't get two employee slots
DA seeks swift punishment
Democrats clash on war on terror, Iraq
Father hopes painful story might help save a life
FBI : Murder up 22% in Georgia capital
Ground broken for Ray Charles Plaza
Hakeem Kendrick murder suspect goes to trial
Heavy rain helps contain wildfires that charred 600,000 acres
McCain urges fellow GOP candidates not to play politics with immigration bill
Negotiations fail, man takes his own life
Parents of man with TB support his decision to fly back
Peanuts Defeat Aiken
Peanuts end Foxhounds winning streak
Peanuts Ready For Big Series
Police find abandoned baby in stolen van
Residential revitalization could be the root to downtown development
Rite-Aid to spread name all over Georgia
Thomasville man arrested for child porn
Weekend rainfall helpful, but wildfires still far from contained
Were Representative's rights violated?
Will Albany have cable competition?

Tuesday 6/5/2007
10 Country: Jesse's Hitchhiking Chickens
Albany may be more welcoming to visitors
Barricaded man surrenders
Chief Younger defends police action in deadly standoff
Commission draws a bulls eye on Boxer's
Darton honors national champion golf team
Dukes fumes over ATI
Food bank feeds 80 families for Hunger Awareness Day
Frost, high fuel prices, drought heighten farmer fears
FSU's Posey is finalist for Bench Award
Gray Senior Center needs more money
Man murdered in Rochelle
Minimum wage gets major boost
Seniors show off their shades of gold
Sinkhole detours traffic on Lowndes County road
Strange But True: Peanuts Lose
Tifton man gunned down in yard
Wildcats ready for showdown with #1Pioneers
Youth Sports Program seeks money


Wednesday 6/6/2007
Albany man fearful of tuberculosis
Albany Tech names teacher of the year
Boosting downtown Albany development
Camp Good Grief
Crime watch programs on the rise
Drew on comeback trail in South Coast League
Family catches thieves stealing their livelihood
Foxhounds knock off Peanuts for second straight night
Georgia-raised lake sturgeon planned for Tennessee release
Gingrich gives himself 4-to-1 odds against running for president
Investigators are looking for a bank robber
Jury convicts one murderer, another trial set to begin
Null glad to be back with Wildcats
Officers surround Newton bank
Putney residents say NO to crime
Quarantined Georgia lawyer may be able to leave room
Slow Down For Safety
South Albany house fire was likely arson
State helicopter crashes on drug patrol, injuring 3
Storm clean up begins in Alapaha
Storms knock out power in one south Georgia town
Taxpayer Association: Speak out over your assessments!
TB patient tells Congress doctors told him he wasn't contagious before trip
Tift County man faces string of charges in standoff
Tifton man beaten in argument
Trail moving forward
Who will replace the late Charlie Norwood?
Young dirt biker killed


Thursday 6/7/2007
A year has passed since chopper hit Doerun tower
Accosted store manager unhappy with response
Acts of Sabotage continue
Albany man fearful of tuberculosis
City opens free work out center
Peanuts can't find right key against Music
Community supports Thronateesksa
County stands behind decision to hire appraisal company
Darton names new athletic director
Early morning shooting was accidental
Georgia Dream Homeownership
He's still out there, somewhere
Jackson back and ready to continue his streak
March tornadoes stretched rural SW Georgia responders
More students pass state-mandated test
Murder trial underway
NASCAR fans set to pay respects to racing leader
People already leaving possible Wal Mart location
Poll: Thompson gains on Giuliani in Fla., Democratic race stable
President Bush promises to veto stem cell legislation
Romney rejects long-term Iraq presence
Roosters opens
Senate hears from clergy on global warming
South Georgia farmers are hit hard by hay shortage
Still no report on HEAT officer wreck
Surveillance video can help make your case
Suspect's disguise didn't work
Troop spends time with family after returning from Iraq

Friday 6/8/2007
911 calls made day before standoff suicide
911 center probes response time
Ashburn voters to decide on mixed drinks
CDC report shows deaths from West Nile virus rose
City works with Washington for housing
Sluggish home sales impacting many realtors
Community unites behind donor search
Dollar gas promotion gets attention
Drug activity picks up in Thomasville
Food for Thought
Former big league shortstop ready to join Peanuts
Former Ft. Benning soldier admits falsifying record
GBI has warrant for robbery suspect
GBI ID's Newton robber
Grady authorities see a burglary pattern
Is the room your rent safe?
Lowndes killer gets life in prison
Murder trial continues
New theatre opens in Moultrie
Peanuts losing streak reaches four
Police chase Valdosta man through three counties
Postal worker charged with mail theft
Property sale may prime economy
Tax director: millage rate misrepresented
Two former Darton players taken in second day of MLB draft


6/9/2007 Saturday
Georgia Supreme Court Justice visits Dawson
Peanuts Lose 5th Straight
Sentencing handed down in 2006 Cordele assault
Wildcats Lose First Home Game
Woman found dead inside Dawson motel
WALB is back on the air

Sunday 6/10/2007
Albany strip mall showing signs of progress
State gas taxes go up as fuel costs rise
Wildcats Ready To Move On After Loss
Women paid after being discriminated against
Worth wreck injures teens returning from church camp

Monday 6/11/2007
A fatal shooting in Cordele involved two brothers
Airport prepares for summer travel
Americus store sells million dollar lottery ticket
APD officer shoots herself while asleep
ATI, RiverQuarium requests denied
Broadcasters salute WALB
Cairo's Harris Heating Up With Braves
Cogon grass spreading through South, threatening Georgia
Despite drought, sweet corn harvest excellent
Elderly woman shooting fiasco means fewer "no-knock" warrants
Emergency news on your phone?
Farmers market to open soon
GA residents encouraged to pray for rain
GA Wildfires 90 percent contained
Georgians pessimistic about poverty
Grand mom tells sad seatbelt story
Horses killed by lightning
In abusive relationship? Get help now, before it's too late
Lee raises fees, cuts job slots
McCollister breaks two records in loss to Pioneers
No cell phones in Dougherty County schools
Radio legend passes
School board members approve tentative budget
Smithville homeowners unhappy with Highway 19 bypass project
The King goes SPAMMING?
Trash fires threaten school building
Wreck Victims improve

Tuesday 6/12/2007
10 Country: Gene's Flying Machines
Albany leaders continue building on a dream
Backman brings out the best in his players
Body found in Homerville
Catt elected to National Position
City Schools budget calls for mileage increase
Colquitt marrow screen helps national database
Cost of fuel impacts Dougherty County School budget
Don't let a burglar ruin your vacation
Fire chief rescues fishermen
Foxhounds rally late to knock off South Georgia
Gaillard guilty
Irvin seeks relief for Georgia farmers
Lee County could become wet county
Lee County leaders will soon adopt budget
Leonard Pope Hosting All-Star Weekend
MCLB workers return home from Iraq
Miller school vote leads to community controversy
New Elementary school almost finished
Newton bank robbery suspect arrested
Oakland Plantation continues to grow
Prayers for rain answered?
Prosecutor wants Libby imprisoned immediately
Rain gives two inches of relief
Recruiters say economy, not war, is biggest challenge
Recruiting all retirees
Shiver me timbers, is that pirates on the Flint?
Should Lee County firefighters and EMS workers cross-train?
South Georgia gets heavy rain
The "Ties" that bind
Winds stir up damage in Worth County

Wednesday 6/13/2007
Body removal broke protocol
Boy arrested for pellet gun shooting
Cairo fire chief resigns
County works to fix re-eval errors
Entertainment District one step closer
Execution date set for man convicted of killing three
FBI plans huge anti-terror data-mining
Four indicted for child molestation
Georgia 7th highest in home foreclosures
Georgia native Cat Power first female Shortlist Music Prize winner
Georgia soldier dies after accident at her post
Georgia Southwestern State Interim President to stay
Georgia's AG faces criticism in teen sex case
Government e-mails show CDC received little help from TB patient's family
Insurance company brings hundreds of jobs to Albany
Lightning safety remains a must
Long-time program develops leaders
Lucky lotto letter lugger
New technology prepares airmen for war
Not enough graduates, not enough teachers
Peanuts leave Aiken still in first place
Rain helps Georgia's wildfires
RiverQuarium leaders look towards future
Seniors will "chill" this summer
Special needs kids get ready for camp
State has land, owners unpaid
Students learn crime scene investigation
Teen group fixes Lowndes houses
Viewer storm pictures from Norman Park, Adel
VSU Orientation boosts economy
Walking trail hits a bump


Thursday 6/14/2007
Abandoned pets crowd shelter
Black leaders will rally in favor of Genarlow Wilson's release
Cell phones helping parents
Macon continues to dominate Peach Series
Crash in Tennessee kills Lee County man and woman
Dawson woman hit by car, dies
Decontamination practice pays off
Details of deadly Albany police standoff emerge
Dougherty first responders work on joint response
Drug agents arrest Johnson
Flag Day Celebration
Food Bank leader heading to United Way
Food prices climbing
Georgia colleges team up to help engineering students
Give blood, save a life
In Albany, they steal copper; in Florida, it's beer kegs
Is Fido also suffering from the sniffles?
Lake Loretta needs help to stay afloat
Leesburg man killed as SUV overturns in Tennessee
Lowndes County agencies drill for disasters
Noisy nightspot no longer a restaurant
Power Plant still being fought
Second whale shark dies at Georgia Aquarium
South Coast League off to flying start
Spring time allergies linger into summer
Suspects arrested for major copper theft
Teacher faces child porn charge
Valdosta burglar behind bars
Young Albany girl burned in grease fire


 Friday 6/15/2007
Albany drivers getting better; roads still dangerous
Albany man gets year sentence for tax fraud
Autopsy conducted on 6-year-old boy
Boy killed by gun-play
ConAgra plant improvements continue
Darton to offer driving course
Elderly abuse awareness
Georgia has several millionaires in Congress
Gifts for dad selling briskly
Hazardous alley resurfaced
Lake Park airman dies in Southwest Asia
Leaders make a case for disease prevention
Local pastor elected nationally
Man killed in head on collision
Meet the newest members of the Reed Bingham family
New restaurants along Ledo add up to big bucks
New web-based EOC helps counties in a disaster
Parents responsible for gun safety
PeachCare officials consider re-opening enrollment
Peanuts Add Macon Pitcher
Peanuts Take Series From Macon
Pope Standing Tall For Americus
Red Cross conducts badly needed blood drive
RIAA sues 15 at UGA for illegally downloading music
Smuggler gets federal sentence
Special needs children saddle up for therapy
State park digs out from debris
Stores seeing more attempts at underage alcohol buys
Tire spill slows traffic  

Saturday  6/16/2007
Fire units respond to Albany house fire
One year anniversary of officer's death
Keeping dad healthy, a great Father's Day gift
National radio hosts sign autographs
Peanuts Take Series From Macon
Saddling up in Dougherty County

VSU Football Helps Recruiting With Passing Camp
Wildcats Win 3rd Straight Road Game
Irwin County wreck injures 7 people

Sunday  6/17/2007
A fish fryin' Father's Day; more than just good food
Albany fun park reaches a milestone
Leindecker's Favorite Pupil
Teens learn about sex online

Monday 6/18/2007
Albany priest celebrates 40 years
APD investigating weekend fight
Are home down payment assistance programs going away?
ATI gets lawsuit settlement
Bulldog coach makes recruiting easy
Car flips on Ga. 300
Cement truck catches fire
Dawson sentenced in Gin bottle case
Downtown "jewel" may last only six more weeks
Early County SPLOST up for renewal
Employment Expo set for Albany Mall
Five Nashville drug dealers behind bars
Former Darton pitcher is minor league all-star
Ga. black lawmakers urge special session for Genarlow Wilson case
Infant death under investigation
Man killed for $10
Man killed Monday morning
NAACP Leaders disagree with Attorney General
Outside burning still dangerous
Peanuts blank Juice
Police investigate drive-by
Rabid fox attacks two in Crisp County
Re-assessment company collects citizen appeals
RiverQ hosts regional art show and sale
State auditors look into complaints about tax checks
State auditors look into slow income tax checks, returns
Stonebridge serving up tennis
Summer camp is very hi-tech
Traveling I-85? Don't speed!
Want a Georgia Wildfires Souvenir?
Water Center loses funding
Write about your experiences in Leesburg


Tuesday 6/19/2007
10 Country- Earl's International Reputation
Albany once again talking with ABA ownership group
Another downtown business to close
APD identifies murder suspect
APD investigator charged with sex crime
APD will reorganize
Are home down payment assistance programs going away?
City reports reduction in SPLOST V revenue
Darton helps relieve Driver's Ed backlog
Delta to replace the 767-- with what?
Drought/fires won't stop 4th of July Festivities
Election results from Ashburn and Early County
Fireworks show is a go
GSW hires new women's basketball coach
Harvey's supermarket robbed
Helping you get a job
Howard revives curfew ordinance
INS rumor keeps immigration rally small
Lee County budget finalized
MediaCom says Thank You
Mitchell moves from coach to parent
Mixed emotions over mixed drink vote
Moody pays tribute to honor fallen firefighters
Nine firefighters die in SC blaze
Peanuts pitcher moves from pen to rotation
Peanuts rained out on Tuesday
Police get lead in drive-by
Police issue murder warrant for shooting suspect
Quitman Infant did not die from natural causes
RiverQuarium board continues $ plea
Sea turtle at new facility has surgery for head injury
Senior center has reason to hope
State agency asks for help on budget
Tykes take a trip to Safetyville

Wednesday 6/20/2007
$4.4 million pledged for wildfire recovery
ABA shoots another air ball in Albany
Albany Police look for check forgery suspect
Ashburn liquor vote not that close; Early retains SPLOST
Carter says U.S., European Union seeking to divide Palestinians
Clinton blasts Bush administration
Copper thieves still on the prowl
Does Bloomberg want Oval Office?
Does corn demand affect food prices?
Dougherty County School Board wants more $
Downtown properties auctioned
Earrings irritating teachers in Tift county
Emory study finds men more likely to look at faces
Escaped inmate caught in Lowndes County
Flint Riverquarium gets tiny new arrivals
Governor visits Ireland during two-week European trip
Grand jury indicts murder for hire suspect
Immigration bill critics force changes
Moody could land prime mission
Mott Perkins still on the loose
Moultrie police search for murderer
New Face, New Direction for the United Way
Now a run-off for Norwood's old seat
Officer arrested on sex crime; investigated by fellow officers
Peanuts get a win and another rainout
Prescription drug abuse on the rise
Principal hikes for money
Renovations begin in Tift Hall at ABAC
RiverQ will have to wait for county money
Slavery apology coming from New York?
The Port City makes plans
Thomasville mourns death of Langdon Flowers
UGA fans hoping Munson can hunker down for another season
WALB tower in Doerun nears completion
Wally-World gets into banking?

Thursday 6/21/2007
479th bids Moody adios
Albany Police want help catching a forgery suspect
Beekeepers could soon get aid
Broun emerges as Whitehead opponent
Can RiverQuarium tighten its belt?
Clinch County Commission investigates questionable account
CNS takes action on plan
Controversial Albany nightclub shuts down
DOE says Georgia doesn't meet Special Ed. requirements
Escaped Inmate, Accomplice caught in Lowndes County
Families keep cool at River Front fountains
Farmers: Give me more rain!
Federal agents make South Ga. raid
Federal jury rules for beaten inmate
Georgia high school students may face a tougher curriculum
Johnson ready for second NBA season
Margie Cooper Clayton
Peanuts remain unbeaten in Florida
Robberies are rampant in Moultrie
Teens clean-up Turtle Park
United States Attorney General comes to Georgia
Valdosta honors fallen firefighters
Valdosta Police search for Burger King bandits
Wildcat players enjoy working with ASU youth program


Friday 6/22/2007
2007 Farm Bill could help South Georgia produce bio fuel
Allen receives life for murdering four in Valdosta
Big stars sign on for King concert
Blood bank in dire need again
Chris Daniels enjoying basketball European style
City manager, club owner tell different tales
Ex-marine kills Georgia bear with log, gets ticketed
Hay shortage woes
Illegal care home busted
Lily Pad sexual assault and crisis center to open
Lowndes summer brawl is a gem of a tournament
Moody honors Parker Greene
National Weather Service salutes weather radio initiative
New phase in Sumter Regional Hospital's recovery
New worker eligibility requirements take effect July 1
Peaches small but sweet
Peanuts Win Seven Straight
Tift County cleans up rundown properties
Tifton restaurant on robbers' hit list?
VBS takes kids back in time
Volunteers help Americus church pick up the pieces
Wirth off to great start for Peanuts




Georgia Wins Sunbelt Classic
Holiday tragedy leaves the Morgan family in need
Hundreds gathered for Woodward Reunion
Keep kids safe this summer with water safety
Peanuts Win Seven Straight
Pelham shooting leaves one dead
South Georgia baby gets wishes granted
Top Players at Stonebridge Tennis Tournament
Tough Competition at ASU Hoops Team Camp
Youth Vs. Experience at Albany Amateur

Sunday 6/24/2007
Cooper Wins Albany Amateur Open
Cordele police investigate a suspicious murder
Love triangle turned tragic
Store clerk's murder yields protest

Monday 6/25/2007
Animal cruelty investigation
American generosity grows
Bypass limit back to 65
Campers make no-cost repairs
Commission to lower speed limit
Cordele woman in jail for boyfriend's murder
Could one of state's premier health facilities close?
Defense force forming in Thomasville
Dougherty County Commissioners approve $87 million budget
Drought keeping landscapers' pockets dry
Dry conditions means a risky Fourth of July
Father charged in infant's death
Former Bainbridge preacher arrested
Judge to modify courtroom ban in Tifton murders case
Judge to rule on media requests
Lawyer seeks clemency for condemned Georgia killer
Marsh Landings to expand?
Mitchell Co. man wasn't conned by check scam
More black students attend southern colleges
New hardware for Valdosta Police
Peanuts manager hosting baseball camp
Peanuts slide in for win just before rain falls
Quiet weekend for Lake Park residents
Science + Summer = Fun
Soldier with ties to Tifton killed in Iraq
Store offers reward in break in
Summer of Love tour makes Georgia stop
Suspicious death in Terrell county
Two commissioners on sick list
Vandals target Dougherty county mobile homes
Woman charged with fake rape report

Tuesday 6/26/2007
10 Country: Charlie's Natural Teaching Ability
Albany man: Police should not have arrested me!
Anti-tax group launches petition drive to "save" the surplus
Back to work for Wildcats
Bagnato starts own practice
Bypass crash injures two
Bypass wreck sends women to hospital
Charges brought in Pelham shooting death
Civic Center concert postponed
Committee to study cross-training Lee emergency workers
Crime rates go up with the temperatures
Darton coach leads USA national team to second place finish
Drought hits landscapers in the pocket
Early County native murdered in Dothan
Fast-growing, cash-strapped
Former investigator being investigated
Hi-tech ride for Crisp County Emergency Management
Lee commission may take up package story issue
Man arrested for wearing mask in own yard
Missing boy turns up safe
Missing Fitzgerald boy found after taking a nap
No clemency for condemned Georgia killer
No liquor for Lee County for now
No sludge in Lee County
Peanuts win streak ends at eight
Suspicious death in Terrell County
Terrell County searches for abused dogs owner
Thomas county murderer's appeal denied
Thomasville man turns himself in after rape allegations
Tuggle's son commits to Boston College
Wally Roberts missed, recovering
Warning for credit or debit card users
Work continues on Valdosta storm drainage project
Wrestler Chris Benoit, wife and child found dead

Wednesday 6/27/2007
Albany Fourth Fireworks show ready
Albany man: Police should not have arrested me!
Ants, bugs, and mice moving inside because of drought
ASU gets five year grant for 3.4 million
Authorities probe steroid role in Benoit deaths
Beat the Heat with cool treat
Bypass crash victims expected to recover
Can school neighborhoods be improved?
College football is just around the corner
Day Care worker under investigation
East Albany house fire was swift
Ellaville resident not elated over city project
FBI investigates Clinch County
Fire Chief: Arson suspect was deliberate
Fires destroy nearly $50 million in timber
FSU's Posey enjoys his time in Wichita
Higher fuel prices force school system to spend more
Isabella gets help from Sylvester with water
Ministers gather in Thomasville
Missing computer found at dispatcher's home
Murder trial nearing end
Neighborhood watch groups meet
Organization recognizes Tifton deputy
Peanuts Hook The Redfish
Peanuts skipper suspended three games for post-game confrontation
Pedestrian killed in crash
Putney family dog mauled by pit bulls
Report: Georgia needs better oversight of teacher prep
Schley County man shoots wife, turns gun on self
Senator Chip Roger: The Impact of Illegal Immigration on Minorities
Smith a Rising Star
South Georgia case reaches Supreme Court
Strategic Vision Poll shows Thompson up, Congress down
Suicide is common in Georgia
Thomas Countian killed in San Diego
VSU's Dean ready for first season as head coach to begin
Ware County's Green Monster to fight fires
Woman arrested for burning boyfriend's clothes


Thursday  6/28/2007
Albany leaders pass city budget
Charges filed in pedestrian death
Employees to get treated for possible rabies exposure
Fatal police chase details released
Guilty verdict comes back in sibling murder
Innocent driver killed while police chased drug suspect
Jerky to Our Troops
Kids get coached by pro
Paul Eames hit by vandals
Peanuts Hook The Redfish
Peanuts support manager with silent treatment
Police and city use technology to protect public
Police: It takes a community to fight crime
Property owner can't open bar yet
Reed Bingham prepares for fireworks frenzy
Residents Receive welcome
Service members need their day jobs
Shaken baby syndrome killed Valdosta infant
Southern Hospitality spreading
Uniting nations for the war on terror
Ward ready for move to high school basketball
Was police chase necessary?
Watermelon sales are sour
Wildcats quarterback excited about New England homecoming


Friday 6/29/2007
ADDU discusses chase policy and Jones' record
Albany man demands more Police to fight gangs
Albany Police Chief defends deadly chase
Apple I-Phones attracting quite the crowd
Businesses rally behind Flint Riverquarium
Casey Cagle visits Valdosta
Farmer's Market in Albany
FBI is probing South Georgia Court System
Fewer students could cost local taxpayers more
It's a Shark!!!
Many south Georgians staying home this Independence Day
Missionaries work in southwest Georgia
New cameras on red lights
New subdivision in Albany
Peanuts Hook The Redfish
Roof blown down during a surprising storm in Worth
Some assembly required on SRH interim hospital
Thomasville girl bakes for animals
West Nile Season is here
Zeringue Graduates With "A's"

Saturday 6/30/2007
Downtown farmers market kicks off in Albany
Joe Burns Hosts Camp at TCC
Klewitz tribute in Lee County
Organ transplant conference held at Darton
Three men struck by lightning after unpredictable weather
Wildcats Are Crushed In Granite State



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