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WALB News 10 Archives, September, 2007

Saturday 9/1/2007
Bake sale benefits Special Olympians
DCP work to keep you safe this holiday weekend
Monroe cruises, Thomas County Central beats Thomasville
Peanuts win South Coast League Championship
Special weekend planned at Parks at Chehaw
Valdosta State crushes Albany State




Sunday 9/2/2007
Peanuts win South Coast League Championship
New training tool helps improve the Blakely Fire Department
Safety first on Lake Blackshear




Monday 9/3/2007
Albany man rescues woman from a pitt bull
Be careful out there
GA highways are less fatal this holiday weekend
Human Skull discovered in back yard
Ocilla man found murdered in his home
Peanuts enter offseason
Quarterman named to practice squad
SGA beats Westwood after four day delay
Southern hospitality demonstrated in Pelham
Willacoochee woman receives fake check


Tuesday 9/4/2007
10 Country: Madison's Ultra Determination
11 killed on Ga. roads during Labor Day holiday weekend
Angels promote Green to AAA
Ashburn coke dealer gets federal prison
ASU looking to bounce back against Kentucky State
Author's troubled past now a message of hope
Bainbridge skull turns out to be a prank
Big rigs just too big for downtown Thomasville
Body found in Macon Co. creek
Cairo man stays in prison
Cavaliers cross-country off to a great start
Drivers, walkers cautioned after pedestrian is killed
FEMA helps with wildfire costs
Former Cook Hornet honored by Big 12 Conference
Hi-tech tools help students make the grade
Moody Airman killed in crash
New Jerusalem Apartments may sell
New regulation to protect soldiers
Occupational tax to replace business license
Patriots softball plates another win
Riverfront District may soon be a reality
September marks six months since March tornadoes
Sumter kids now have an after-school spot
Sylvester's Country Club closes its doors
Valdosta police to continue traffic crackdown
Victim thwarts robber
Walkers urged to take precautions!



Wednesday 9/5/2007
ASA seems to be flying high in Albany
ASU Students Help Fire Victim
Call for a lowered speed limit
Christian Group Targets High Schoolers
Coley can't run this term
Colquitt woman killed in crash
Darton women knock off ABAC
Free Prostate Screenings offered to public
GaSports.com Football and GISA Football Polls
GBI investigates Boone death
Handel promotes Voter Identification
House comes crashes down in East Albany
Interviews to be held for downtown manager
Lady Patriots in contention for region softball title
Local police share federal grant
Moultrie Police warn of phone scam
Not Enough Nurses in Dougherty Schools
Official weathering racial complaints about e-mail
Peanut producers remain optimistic
Reward offered for dog fighting information
Second arrest made in heavy machinery theft ring
Sheriffs group to announce reward for dogfighting tips
SRH gets another hand from Phoebe
State to require more math, science from high school graduates
Winery coming to Lowndes County
Worldwide hurricane help from Albany, Georgia
You could help raise funds for Special Olympics
Zoo Atlanta prepping for baby panda's first birthday



Thursday 9/6/2007
Adel police want drive-by shooter
American girls' suicide rates jump
Arrest made after Sumter Co. murder
Candidates clash with Paul over Iraq war in debate
Car thief steals Albany woman's car
Carpet giant to close Fitzgerald plant
Concern over effects of recalled toys
Criminals hit plumbing company again
Crooks hit Moultrie convenience store
Democratic donor Norman Hsu wanted man, again
DOT closes Interstate exit
EPD Investigation in Terrell County
Fitzgerald leaders say economy will rebound
Hurricane hassles cause theme parks to be sold
Knights back earns player of week honors
Monroe faces bigger test in week two
Patriot Field of Flags
Randolph-Southern wins on the road
Support for Stroke Victims & Their Families
Tech College Could Help Displaced Employees
Thompson announces his candidacy for president on Leno
Two Albany firefighters hurt fighting blaze
United Way needs your help
VSU's Harrison loves a challenge
When it's hot, hot, hot--You can keep your cool
Whiteflies targeting gardens and crops


Friday 9/7/2007
A military wife ties the knot over a cell phone
Brimberry arrested on pot charges
Bringing Downtown Back!
District health urges families make emergency plan
Downtown business broken into again
Federal judge dismisses voter ID lawsuit
"Friday on the Flint" offers fun for all
Fridays on the Flint is here!
Man beaten during robbery attempt
Missing man needs his medication
Mobile Home park cleaned up
Raid yields pot, cash, guns
School Welcomes Grandma & Grandpa
Sheriff's Association wants to give rewards
Student Banking System opens
Students serenaded for a job well done
Teen suicides on the rise
West Nile virus case announced
West Nile Virus hits Dougherty County
Youngsters learn important lesson in conservation
Georgia High School Football Scores September 7, 2007


Saturday 9/8/2007
Albany State wins conference opener
Phoebe Putney Memorial kicks off Prostate Awareness Month
Girl Scouts in Tifton come across a horrific find
Kelly Conway wins her first race back
Parks at Chehaw is now a little sweeter
Valdosta State sets school record in win
Georgia loses to South Carolina 16-12



Sunday 9/9/2007
Blakely apartment fire leaves 6 homeless
Bulldogs offense struggles
Fatal car accident in Worth County
Georgia's fallen soldiers commemorated
Hatcher starts Eagles off strong
One person dies in a fatal wreck in Mitchell
Pedestrian hit in Moultrie dies from injuries
Train derailment cleanup in Irwin County



Monday 9/10/2007
$17-million housing facility dedicated at ABAC
AC theft may ruin business
Albany State students support Jena 6
Another Albany Lotto Player Strikes
ASU goes green
Bike-riding bandit dies in jail
Bringing local government to the locals
Federal agency examines Terrell Co. sites
Four ASU players named to weekly conference team
Freedom Walk begins in Donalsonville
Freshman Moreno stars for Bulldogs
Getting kids involved in the Government
Grieving mom raises domestic violence awareness
Jail drug treatment program works
Keeping kids off drugs
Mexican trucks now deliver in continental U.S.
Ministers: We Can Fight Crime
Mitchell man still missing
Monroe secondary ready for Northeast Macon
Pedestrian vs. vehicle crash in Lee Co. is fatal
School Superintendent to be Evaluated
Second biker involved in a Mitchell County wreck died
South Georgia drug dealer pleads guilty
Teen arrested following police chase through 3 counties
The birds will come to RiverQ
Top Georgia court hears mental retardation claim in capital case
Valdosta teen dies in one car weekend accident




Tuesday 9/11/2007
10 Country: Michael's Musical Wood
Albany business honors first responders
ASU ok with the big play
Body identified as missing Valdosta man
Bronwood man wants to see city follow through
Clinton campaign says it will return Norman Hsu's money
D.A. fights to uphold sentence
Emergency workers discuss strategy
EPA follows through with chemical sites
Historic district proposed for Thomasville
Lee County Chili's almost there
Lee County with tough early season schedule
Lowndes County man drowns in Withlacoochee
Man's body discovered
Mother gets harsh sentence for disrupting school
Oysters may be linked to Georgia woman's death
Police: 45 Year Old Committed Suicide
Pumpkin crop is lookin' good
Randolph Southern School remembers 9-11
Suspect on the run
The nation marks 9/11
Thieves target Albany cemetery
TJCC climbs to number 2 spot
TU students remember September 11th
Turner Job Corps students honor 9-11 victims
Valdosta gas leak forces some to evacuate homes
Valdosta remembers 9/11
VSU beats ASU volleyball
West Nile confirmed in Mitchell County
West Nile Virus confirmed in Mitchell County

Wednesday 9/12/2007
Albany man wanted for armed robbery
Albany Police look for burglary suspects
ATI partners with banks
Better Tracking Students
Business owners want crime to stop
Cops: We want Hicks
Dairy farm enjoys expansion
Drought conditions continue
GaSports.com Football and GISA Football Polls (9/12/07)
Georgia senators back war plan, cite progress in Iraq
Hicks now behind bars
Keeping Safe From West Nile
New OJ Simpson book generates controversy
Professional and retail space seen growing
Public service lawyers applaud student loan forgiveness bill
Regional artwork lands at Henry Tift Myers airport
Tax appeals will run into 2008
Teen to surrender on gun charge
Thomas Fire Chief discusses changes
Tourism conference comes to Tifton
Waycross, Ware County firefighters honored
Wildcats take unbeaten record on the road
Woman says she will appeal harsh sentence



Thursday 9/13/2007
A new exhibit celebrates an old tradition
Albany burglary suspect has previous record
Albany restaurant to reopen after burglary
Albany School Making Headlines
Bainbridge BikeFest draws riders from all over
Berrien knocks off Albany in 1-AA opener
Blazers correcting mistakes during bye week
Cemetery changes vase policy
Dougherty QB wins player of week honors
Exceptional drought takes a toll on trees
Georgia changes graduation requirements
Human rights groups seek money for indigent defense
Is no copper safe in Albany?
Moultrie store robbed a second time
New business development in Lee County expected to bring growth
Peanut shindig stays at CC
Pecan trees weather drought quite well
Perdue has concerns about speaker's plan to erase property taxes
SGMC surgeon arrested
The water's better in Valdosta
Thieves even target school
Valdosta food bank is running low
West Nile claims first Georgia victim
Good reason to suspect West 3rd blaze
Lady Cavs knock off 4th ranked team in the nation
Albany gets tourism conf. in '08
125 new jobs for Valdosta
Highway 133 Widening Project Moving Forward



Friday 9/14/2007
Agencies prep community for disaster
Albany city leaders hold employees accountable
Deerfield Students "Can-Do"
First responders treated to lunch
GSW one step closer to NCAA membership
Hispanic festival brings music to downtown Albany
Legislature to meet Oct. 3-12 to cut budget
Pepsi, Theme park help keep Georgia clean
Perdue promotes GA tourism in Tifton
Recycle your old electronics
Remember it's Friday... No watering!!!
Saving the gopher tortoise
Senior Center Raises Funds
Stillman moves quick
The "Jeep Man" may be in deep, man
Thief tackled by his victims



Saturday 9/15/2007
ASU beats Stillman
Charges dropped for one of "Jena Six"
Conway wins at Southland
Cultures converge at the 2007 Hispanic Festival
Darton soccer splits at Georgia Perimeter
Jeep strikes motorcycle in residential neighborhood
Law banning texting and driving may be in GA's future
Teen shot in Cordele, suspect on the loose



Sunday 9/16/2007
A church choir want to sing for all
Bulldogs offense gets in high gear
Georgia ranks low in dog fighting laws
New uniform guidelines considered for eyewitness evidence
Worth County man killed in tractor accident
Yellow Jackets fall against tough competition


Monday 9/17/2007
Albany inmate on the loose
Arson suspect to surrender
Berrien Sheriff race could break records
Big check means big plans for Colquitt County
Brothers on trial for home invasion murder
Child starts house fire
Dougherty County H.E.A.T. units recognized by peers
Dual students "bring a buddy" to class
Haven for copper thieves found in central Albany
Jeep man bonds out of jail
Jurors seated for Wells murder trial
Minority owned businesses to be showcased
Mitchell Co. SAT scores improve!
Monroe gets extra day off
New faces sworn into the Albany Police Department
Not a Choice situation
Pull 'em up: U.S. cities starting crackdowns on pants saggers
Recovered property displayed
Store owners hope surveillance cams "capture" armed robbers
Tifton has its gang problems, like any city
Two Dougherty County leaders get pay raises
Unidentified virus kills VSU student
Valdosta Tech to start Career Academy




Tuesday 9/18/2007
911 fee to be passed on to VOP users
10 Country: Suzanne's Driving Thoughtfulness
Fire damages Valdosta school
Albany Federal Court wraps up IRS fraud case
Are you happy with the city of Albany?
ASU ready to get healthy during bye week
Bainbridge native hits the small screen
City To Change Business Tax Guidelines
Dawgs ready to roll against Bama
Guilty verdict in murder trial
Is the Occupational Tax fair?
Lee County's Dennison throws a perfect game
Lineman leading for Monroe
Lott expects resistance to Civic Center rates
Marine charged with sex crimes
Marine facing child pornography enticement charges
Monroe gets extra day off
New APD officers build confidence within the community
New faces sworn into the Albany Police Department
Not a Choice situation
Officers pull woman from car
Peanuts pitcher signs with Cubs
Sex offender arrested
Snatch-and-grabbers steal booze, smokes
Standards high for rebuilding SWAT
Stolen goods to be tracked by computer
Students get hands wet at Water Festival
Sumter Voters Approves SPLOST
Thomas county groups organizes volunteer day
Traffic re-routed at MCLB Albany main gate
Women help girls with school



Wednesday 9/19/2007
154 ASU students depart to support "Jena 6"
Albany gets its share of traffic troubles
ASU students take to Jena for protest
Biker goes to surgery after collision
City to Crack Down on Illegal Signs
Clock ticks on "Do Not Call'
College Football Confidential
Curbing Domestic Violence in South Georgia
CVB says it strives to bring, keep events in Albany
Disabled woman's killer convicted
Fitzgerald man killed on his scooter
Florida helps Reed Bingham battle weeds
Lee County pitcher aces the competition
Lee County to get new animal shelter
Lee County's Dennison throws a perfect game
Line waiting for tax appeal hearing
Live Oak students learn price of freedom
Lott makes his choice for finance director
Murder trial continues
Now there's a price on bandit's head
Prominent Democrat urges state funds for cash-starved Grady
Rate cut to help loan seekers
So. Ga. goobers survived drought
Teens tape getting high and post it on web
Update: School blaze is now called arson
Valdosta police nab arson suspects
Voter ID faces test in local elections

Thursday 9/20/2007
Albany man burned in mobile home fire
Albany Shooting Linked to Gang Activity
Big industry makes Thomasville its U.S. base
Blazers ready to get back on the field
Cairo names new fire chief
Citizens hope investigation will end soon
Clinch County employees quit to avoid federal prosecution
Collegians walk in Albany
Dog runs off robbers
First Lady Mary Perdue wish Dougherty foster children Happy Birthday
High school junior shot four times
Honor student survives shooting
Jury acquits Mathis brothers
Mass murder suspect pleads not guilty
Monroe High School Helps Cancer Patients
Nuclear power... Cheaper and Cleaner
Panthers ruin Patriots homecoming
People party for a good cause at Cancer Ties event
Pinevale students return to school
Prescribed Burning Certifications Issued
Property insurance rates drop less than expected
Quick action saves trucker's life
Remembering sacrifices for freedom
Sand Dunes development features luxury homes
Sherwood's Smith wins player of the week honors
State health plan sees some changes
Third Friday begins tomorrow
Third human West Nile Virus case confirmed
Three road races promote health
Tifton Man Shoots and Kills Wife
Two good friends will do battle against the other Saturday in Tuscaloosa
Updated: Interstate collision blocks traffic
Ward 4 hopeful complains about policy
Young Albany professionals Emerge through networking




Friday 9/21/2007
Albany must be ready for rain
ASU students return from Jena protests
Bainbridge High's ROTC flight grounded
Bronwood fire looks suspicious
Clinch County to hold special election
Co-ed documents her Jena journey
Don't let the skeeters produce more
DUI Wreck Victim Speaks From Hospital Bed
GBI director calls for Legislature to pass hate crimes law
Heavy Storm Damages Sumter Home
High winds may have been a twister
Hospice quilt helps memorialize lost loved ones
Light The Night A Success
Lowndes looking for revenge
Mayor calls gang activity "atrocious"
Monroe wins regional Governor's Cup award
Public Safety has trouble filling dual-role positions
Simplicity recalls cribs
Speaker takes tax plan to South Georgia
Surgical break through is available in Albany
Teddy bears and tea for kids
Twister damages property, but not people
Two families torn after domestic dispute turns into murder
Wisconsin company recalls imported cheese sold in Georgia





Saturday 9/22/2007
Alzheimer fundraiser helps bring awareness
Memorial held for POW and those MIA
Nancy Lopez hosts Junior Golf Clinic
One man is dead and another behind bars
Plains Peanut Festival offer more than nuts
Slim win for Blazers




Sunday 9/23/2007
Bulldogs reverse tide
Horse abuse is on the rise in Georgia
Pedestrian killed in Moultrie
Thieves swipe A/C unit from Albany church
Tifton teen dead after accidental shooting


Monday 9/24/2007
Albany police investigate homicide
Albany police crack down on gang activity
Albany State uses off week to heal
Albany-Dougherty welcomes new EDC VP
Berrien firefighters spend spare time saving lives
Bi-lingual cops in Tift County essential to investigations
Bomb sniffing dog aids in murder investigation
Clinch County magistrate judge indicted
Convict on the loose
Cuff getting his kicks at Albany State
Dougherty County landfill proud of recent accomplishment
Dougherty Floodway Ordinance Re-visited
Emus are at large in Decatur County
Florida group bids for Adventure Parks Group
Flu shot being stockpiled
Friends of Shooting Victim Blog
Halo brings a crowd
Hangar gets a makeover
Horse abuse is on the rise in Georgia
Lee 911 recovers from lightning strike
Mental Health patient still missing
Moultrie Pd searches for pedestrian identity
New EMS software could save lives
P&G to expand
Perry closing in on Lowndes rushing record
Police believe teen accidentally shot himself
Recreation Department records studied by DOL
School Board Grades Superintendent
Sickle Cell warning from Public Health
South Albany neighborhood shaken after gang activity
SWAT officers to get additional pay
The Circus Comes to Town!
Valdosta teacher charged with sexual battery

Tuesday 9/25/2007
10 Country: Dorise's Never Ending Peace
11-year-old dies in Lee County house fire
Albany Businesses to Pay Their Dues
Albany police investigate homicide
Americus motorcycle team racing for NHRA championship
Another victim of domestic violence
Comfort in difficult times
Commissioners Say YES to Riverfront District
Commissioners to vote on Occupational tax
Connecticut scheme reaches Albany
Cross sentenced in IRS fraud scheme
Fire fighters called to Doublegate North fire
Georgia's math and reading scores on the rise
GMC donates supplies to Valdosta schools
Is Lethal Injection Unconstitutional?
Lady Cavs remain unbeaten
Leaders call for renewed Gang Task Force
Lee Administrator to get assistance
Long-time Lee Countians honored
New Program to Reach At-risk Youth
P&G plan costs $35M
Police identify Moultrie pedestrian
Public Health wants volunteers for Emergency Medical Corps
Riverfront District to become reality
SRH East getting roof
Supreme Court will decide constitutionality of voter ID law
Teen rips off his own granny
Thomas County Prison can't afford to double inmates
Tropical Storm Karen forms in Atlantic Ocean
Truck driver charged in hitting school bus
Vacant WG&L seat to be filled
Valdosta hopes to ease congestion
Valdosta teacher out on bond
Violent Crime on the Rise



Wednesday 9/26/2007
Albany Red Cross recognizes volunteers
Boy dies in Lee County house fire
Burning permits fuel safety
Business Raising Money for Seniors
Cairo leaders don't think new tax plan is GREAT

City down to its last animal control employee
Deadly fire renews call for fire prevention
Debate set for sheriff candidates
Developer picked to revitalize state-owned Jekyll Island
Dougherty Chorale Does It Again
Fatal fire proves need for more firefighters
Few lacked photo ID in Georgia's Sept. 18 election
Grandmother attacker arrested in Alabama
High school football concussions common
Investigators raid Cairo insurance agency
Investigators still looking for murder weapon
Kids get early start at ASU
Knights runners place first in Westfield meets
MRC Needs You
New business opens in downtown Albany
Spiders hatching in high numbers
Teachers and classmates remember Tony Long
Theme parks auctioned for $51.3 million at bankruptcy hearing
Three Dougherty men charged with copper theft
Transition agency will close without financing
Valdosta movie going national
What's next for the Riverfront District?
Wild Adventures: It's business as usual

Thursday 9/27/2007
18 year old arrested in gang related shooting
Ala. Senator accuses Congress of "playing games" with troops
Albany civil rights pioneer dies
Arrest in attempted armed robbery
Boosting Downtown Could Be a Vote Away
Carter critical of efforts to slow nuclear proliferation
Colquitt man scratches his way to wealth
Downtown Manager Search Wrapping Up
Drought causes more cuts in water releases from dams
Fire services not shared!
Gangs go high-tech
Georgia ranked first in workforce training
Georgia test needs more work, experts say
Health fair for seniors
Heating costs to rise this winter
Homerville woman guilty of embezzlement
Lee Co. moving water to spur development
Lee County Chamber Fundraiser a Success
Mandatory vaccinations being considered
Mark Taylor in the clear
Monroe's Pringle pops for player of the week
Nancy Lopez hosts 22nd Annual Hospice Tournament
Police search for two wanted in home invasion
Seminar teaches college students gang warning signs
State education leaders seek meningitis protection for students
Teacher busted for pot possession
Tift Regional rolls out room service
Travel writers spend the weekend in Albany
Valdosta police search for serial arsonist
Violent campus crimes are down in Georgia
VSU staying on course for homecoming


Friday 9/28/2007
#4 Darton hosts #1 Young Harris
Albany State employee and students arrested for drugs
Bainbridge will celebrate stream gage anniversary
Boom in Dougherty County commercial construction
Child struck by car in Americus
Copper thief gets caught in the act
Fathers In the Classroom
Lopez Hospice Golf Classic a success
Lopez says her golf game is improving
Meth lab busted, four arrested
Mini "strike" strands Dougherty students
More arrests made in Lee County meth bust
S.U.V. hit by brick
School bus drivers park their busses
State sees fewer dropouts, higher graduation rate
Taxpayer Group Not Happy with School Tax Raise
Two arrested in attempted home invasion
Two roads to close for construction
Two year old forced to smoke pot with parents
Unbeaten's Monroe and Thomas County Central battle
Valdosta man guilty of child molestation
Watering restrictions unchanged in south Georgia
Wild Adventures deal official





Saturday 9/29/2007
Albany State wins its third straight SIAC game
A South Georgia woman turns 101
Albany Middle students arm themselves with books
Albany Museum of Art celebrates a unique exhibit
Blazers run over Tigers
Christian Heritage Festival celebrates all kind of believers
City council hopeful Williams opens campaign headquarters
Lady Cavs tie top-ranked Young Harris
Meet the Titans
SW Georgia caregivers meet with local legislators
Valdosta State pound Ouachita-Baptist 31-3
Young woman take the stage for the crown








Sunday 9/30/2007
Church recovers stolen A/C unit
Dougherty child hit and the driver fled
GA Power customers may see higher bills
Georgia Southern bounces back with win
Kids should be able to get bus ride Monday morning
Man stabbed 3 times at the Mabry
Pets get blessed at Albany's St. Paul's Episcopal
VSU defense stands tall



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