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WALB News 10 Archives, October, 2007


Monday 10/1/2007
Albany Tech opens practice with a bang
Meth suspects had previous run-ins
Candidates Speak to Voters
Douglas police make gun arrest
Dry conditions make fires a problem
Easter Seals celebrates the big 50
Economic Development on rise in Albany
Enhanced 911 system on they way in Miller & Baker Counties
EXCLUSIVE: Teenage Shooting Victim's Mother Speaks
GBI Investigates Quitman death
Home invasion attempt brings more charges
Judge may have to set tax digest
Lee County boy makes a wish
NBA Player arrested in Valdosta
Peanut crop harvest underway, decent yield projected
Police end stand-off peacefully
Police search for hit and run driver
School bus drivers back on their routes
Taxpayers aren't happy
Thief empties ATM in Colquitt County
Toddler tests positive for marijuana
VSU taking advantage of Nelson's versatility
WALB's Most Wanted: Richard Phillips
ASU Football 3-0 in conference, but looking for improvement



Tuesday 10/2/2007
10 Country: Jackie's Last Season
AFD wants a few good women
Albany optical center helps improve vision world-wide
Apartment air units swiped
Apartments Almost Restored
Argument in Moultrie ends in murder
Bus drivers meet over concerns
City plans to roll back millage
City promises gang force cooperation
Consolidated Charter still in review
Every team is rested for Valdosta
GA Power continues their pitch for rate hike
Getting control of animal control
Ground is broken, medical pioneer honored at Albany Tech
Hitting is not just for the boys in the Posey family
Main gate re-opens at MCLB
Manhunt staged in western Worth County
Mayor Adams wants more East, South Albany biz
New light shed on Quitman death
Overdose at school leads to drug charges
Phone alert system could save lives
Sign ordinance crack down in Albany
St. Paul's literally raises the roof
Trojans rounding into shape with new coach
Valdosta State flying high
VSU student expelled for voicing opinion
Worth County Manhunt Continues

  Wednesday 10/3/2007
Albany named one of Georgia's top places to retire
Albany wreck injures two
ATM crook is still at large
Blazers need quicker start on road
Bloodhounds prepare for the hunt
Carol King funeral called a celebration of life
Chase suspect still on the loose
Domestic violence victims remembered
Don't forget that flu shot!
Dukes proposes grant increases
Enrollment up at Val Tech
Firefighter will be honored for safety efforts
Gang Task Force focuses on copper
Is Peach Care in Danger?
Jeff Gordon picks car design from Thomasville race fan
Lee County explores better fire protection
Man shoots himself... twice
Paving project to be suspended for Fair weekend
Phoebe honored for community service
Phoebe transfers land for new Senior Center
Race Relations on College Campuses
School system meets with bus drivers
Senior centers get funding
Suspect denied bond
Thomas Commission candidate sets platform
Tractor-trailers collide in deadly crash
Victim of debit card fraud warns others
VSU student expelled for voicing opinion
We're Helping You Get Employed
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Thursday 10/3/2007
Albany named one of Georgia's top places to retire
Albany wreck injures two
ATM crook is still at large
Tractor-trailers collide in deadly crash
Blazers need quicker start on road
Bloodhounds prepare for the hunt
Carol King funeral called a celebration of life
Chase suspect still on the loose
Domestic violence victims remembered
Don't forget that flu shot!
Dukes proposes grant increases
Enrollment up at Val Tech
Firefighter will be honored for safety efforts
Gang Task Force focuses on copper
Is Peach Care in Danger?
Jeff Gordon picks car design from Thomasville race fan
Lee County explores better fire protection
Man shoots himself... twice
Paving project to be suspended for Fair weekend
Phoebe honored for community service
Phoebe transfers land for new Senior Center
Race Relations on College Campuses
Richardson pitches tax plan to skeptics
School system meets with bus drivers
Suspect denied bond
Thomas Commission candidate sets platform
Victim of debit card fraud warns others
ViewPoint: School bus drivers strike
We're Helping You Get Employed









 Thursday 10/4/2007

Americus toddler tests positive for more drugs

Armed rapist still on the loose

Arrest warrant issued for chase suspect

Baker students remembered in memory garden

Blunt force trauma kills Brooks County infant

Child found on the side of the road

Convicted murderer sues DOC workers

Dangerous mercury in light bulbs?

Deerfield-Windsor's Zenon wins player of week honors


Energy Star tax free holiday starts today

First responders train together

Lee County man arrested for Internet child porn

Mailbox bashers risk federal conviction

Police need your help to get gangs off Albany streets

Prestolite to end Tift production

Pumpkin crop looking good

Robert's High School Picks October 5, 2007

Shaw Industries announces more layoffs, in Alabama

South Georgia artwork on display

South Georgia gets a class in home cooking

Still going past 100

Trojans clinch 4th straight region title

Trooper Advocates Taser Use

Video captures death of Quitman man

ViewPoint: Gang Task Force








 Friday 10/5/2007

2007 Riverfront Run starts this weekend

Albany Federal Jury finds for the state

Attorney: Falcons have no right to recoup Vick's bonus money

Audit: Diamond, spa visits charged on state credit cards

Be registered to vote by Tuesday

Birthing process streamlined in Ben Hill Co.

Boy Scouts badges recalled over lead concerns

Dad thinks son was murdered

Flying Tigers unite

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections September 27 - October 3, 2007

Former GSW employee charged with theft

Homemade bomb explodes in Leslie

Investigators stumble on thousands of dollars in stolen goods

Missing man makes contact

Moultrie man jailed for dog abuse

No new Taxes! Watchdog group wants to stop tax hike

Nobel Prize exhibit in Albany

Prison system wins in federal court

Public Employees Learn of Healthcare Changes

Search narrows for Downtown manager

TV news woman hired by APD

Voting chief defends approval of Georgia's voter ID law






 Saturday 10/6/2007

Albany State wins 4th straight game

Car crashes through Lee Co. home, driver charged with DUI

Cotton festival draws crowds in Berlin

Crews searching for missing flight school student

Cross country runners compete at Westover Invitational

Lady Cavs crush Truett-McConnell 10-0

Moultrie man charged with dog fighting

Valdosta State stays perfect






 Sunday 10/7/2007

Brown out for UGA

Families need to have an escape plan in place

Search continues for missing pilot






 Monday 10/8/2007

An Albany elementary school receives national award

Aviary construction delayed

Body found in river ruled a homicide

Burglars target store for third time this year

Christmas without property taxes?

Dougherty deputies undergo extensive tests

Downtown Business Move Could Hurt Others

Fifth suspect arrested over Meth lab

Harvest Moon Moving?

Lee County stops drugs before they hit the street

Moody tests search and rescue mission

Phoebe Directors change bylaw

Rams remain in first

Search reveals crash site and body of missing pilot

Special Olympians need you

Taxpayers speak out against County tax hike

Taxpayers speak out against increase

Two Dougherty schools seek charter status

Two teens arrested for attempted robbery

U.S. ranks number one in gun ownership

Valdosta welcomes new main street manager

Voter Registration Ends Tuesday

Worth County heads into region on a high note



 Tuesday 10/9/2007

10 Country: Coxes' Life with Lemons

Albany man dies in wreck

Albany robbery suspects questioned

Albany sends camera packing

Arrest made in car dealership burglaries

ASU ranked by U. S. News

Campus on high alert after threat

Car ends up on its roof

Dogs used in dog fighting ring stolen?

Family competition for Westover sisters

Gang Members Getting Younger

Lee County boy back from wish-filled weekend

Molson Coors, SABMiller form new joint venture

Murder victim's shoe found in river

New Morehouse president announces 'renaissance' vision

No charges for teen "bomb maker"

Phoebe and Community Welcome New Leaders

Railroad company brings 60 jobs to Sumter County

Red light cameras making drivers more cautious

Seniors take a stand

Sherwood hopes for competitive rivalry with Deerfield

State Court Upholds Life Sentence in Baby Death

Tifton CityNet's future under evaluation

TJCC choir debuts "Up With Job Corps"

U.S. Postal Service cracks down on fake check scams

VSU project promotes domestic violence awareness

WALB's Most Wanted: Lake Summers

Want to cut your taxes?

You're next in line for flu shots in Moultrie











 Wednesday 10/10/2007

AFD, Oxendine preach fire safety

Albany Tech prepares for career fair

APD wants businesses to be proactive

ATI amends bylaws

ATI to hire new Executive Director

ATI works out bank deal for businesses

BAC hears from commission candidate

Bainbridge College student arrested for threatening to "shoot up" campus

Blazers ready for battle with Delta State

Chair gives Homerville family hope

Charges made in WALB armed robbery

Decatur students soar high

Dougherty leaders say schools are safe

Drought worsens!

Flowers planted to fight crime

Johnson gets life for '95 rape & murder

New jobs coming to Tift County?

Nothing thrashes like a deer!

Phoebe keeps families in touch

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Redevelopment Powers Law explained

Reward offered in Americus man's death

Sherwood movie ministers ready to start next project

South Georgia Groups Helping People Find Homes

South Georgia's signature communities

Stingley will coach Wildcats in 2008

Students Raise Donations for Needy

Suspect arrested for writing threatening letters

Teenager hospitalized after shooting

Thieves target another car lot

Two bomb threats in two days at Tift Regional Medical Center




 Thursday 10/11/2007

Albany Tech wants to help you find a job

Children's medicines recalled

City loses H.E.A.T. grant, but county keeps it

ConAgra defends decision not to immediately recall pot pies

Curious George Products Halted

Deer euthanized after attacking woman

Fall Games

Former WALB Newsman writes book

"Healthy" competition between Albany and Savannah

Hornets sting Indians

Lady Patriots will play for region title

Lee County May Look at Billing School Board

Lee Judge Petitions Commission

Millions still owed to Moody housing workers

New device is a break-through in Tifton

Officers Lose Suspect in High Speed Chase

Ray City Mayor hopes to rid streets of drugs

Realtor robbed on the job, car stolen

Shooting called accidental by witness

South Georgia Christians learn about Jewish faith

State awards Worth County Schools for tobacco-free policy

Suspect's Mother Speaks About Shooting

Terrell Academy quarterback is player of week

Third quarter rally lifts Statesmen to victory

University wants to move book store downtown

Ups and Downs for Lee Development

Valdosta man caught impersonating police detective

Women touched by breast cancer remembered

HeatCraft expansion to create 200 jobs in Tifton

Athletes gear up for 2007 Special Olympics



 Friday 10/12/2007

Annual Fundraiser Draws Crowd

Balloons released for disabled veterans and cancer patients

Beware of gators!

Changes proposed for Georgia CON laws

Chase suspect caught

Day of Caring bring many together

Firefighter and paramedic of year honored

Literacy education info served up with fast food

Motorgrater and truck cab collide in Americus

Music Teacher Arrested

School violence puts south Georgia schools on alert

Shooting suspect surrenders to Police

South Georgia D.A. makes the list

Special Olympic Fall Games kicks off

Special Olympics Officially Underway

SRH leader receives award

Valdosta project to create 4000 new jobs

Will Housing Slump Affect Furniture Stores?




 Saturday 10/13/2007

Apartment fire kills elderly Valdosta woman inside assisted-living home

Church and students help build two homes

It's Albany vs. Savannah in 3-month wellness challenge

Lady Cougars repeat as region softball champions

Man shot 3 times outside Cordele nightclub

Rams hold off Panthers

Trek for the gold continues at Special Olympics Fall Games

Wildcats pitch shutout in Warner Robins

Wildside brought out in a Parks at Chehaw fundraiser

Worth County wreck send three to a hospital




 Sunday 10/14/2007

A Lee County teen falls into a construction site

Darton soccer sweeps Andrew

Moultrie children's fundraiser taken to new heights

Worth County man flees burning home



 Monday 10/15/2007

Albany Tech Honors 'Student Stars'

AFD investigating shopping center fire

Albany State basketball team hits the practice court

Alec Kessler, former Georgia basketball star, dies at 40

An '08 drought could bring tougher watering restrictions

ASU President Speaks on State of the University

Douglas man busted on child sex charges

Early morning fire damages Albany shopping center

Expo brings 200,000 to south Georgia

Expo fields not the only place to find new technology

Food Options Now Exist at Albany Airport

Four arrested in Atkinson County

Georgia ranks high with vehicle thefts

Give more power to the USDA

How do you feel about Georgia's juvenile justice system?

Is property revaluation the "Perfect Storm"?

Lead issue surfaces in lipstick

Paw Patrol raises money for solders, dogs

Perdue orders reservoir alterations

Probationers fill poultry plant gap left by immigrant workers

Riverquarim Aviary approved

Sheriff candidates ready for run-off election

Trial of accused courthouse shooter to resume amid questions

Valdosta teen killed in wreck



Tuesday 10/16/2007

10 Country: Bozo's First Love

17-year-old killed in Ware County wreck

AARC honors consumers

ADDU fully staffed

Albany man wants to bring a little soul downtown

Albany wants a new lobby firm

Anthony Heath wins sheriff race

Arrests made in Flint River murder

ASU Students Get a Lesson From Professionals

Berrien County cow births triplets

Berrien sheriff voting underway

Boy Scout Fundraiser Draws Crowd

Bynum's south Ga. home to be auctioned because of back taxes

City hires a property manager

Drought is the buzz word at Sunbelt Ag Expo

EXCLUSIVE: Shooting Victim Speaks

Expo is all about the machinery

Farmer of Year named on Expo's first day

Give your local input on state water plan

How will the Redevelopment Powers law impact you?

Lady Cavaliers move up to #1 in nation

Lady Eagles looking for state title and revenge

Making Civil Rights History

Movie set to begin filming in southwest Georgia

Online driver's ed classes offered for teens

President Carter, Thomas celebrate SAM's birthday

Public Hearing Bombs

Rams for ready for showdown with Tigers

State Board of Education member calls for teamwork

Suspect identified in Cordele nightclub shooting

The struggles of running a small business

Thomas the Tank Engine chugs into southwest Georgia

Two arrested for Cox murder

VSU goals still within reach



 Wednesday 10/17/2007

300 New Homes Coming to East Albany

3rd ranked Fitzgerald ready for tough stretch drive

A tax reform reality check

Ag Expo impact is far-reaching

Airport conducts mock plane crash drill

Boys & Girls Club Receives Gift

Case I-H, John Deere go head to head at Expo

China takes a stand

Combine, truck collide on bridge

EDC focuses on global marketing

Expo goes to the dogs

Holiday shopping season gloomy for retailers

How's Life in the Good Life City?

Lady Trojans hope this year they get that elusive "one" victory

Lee Commission Approves Water Needs for New Restaurant

Man seriously injured by rock hitting car

Murder suspects make first court appearance

Postell opens campaign Headquarters

Postell opens campaign HQ

Small chemical spill in Dawson caused disruptions

Stroke prevention

Sunbelt Expo, day II

Sunday alcohol sales boosts business

'Super Bug' staph infection can kill

Teens arrested for loitering

Update: Ashley House Fire

Robert's High School Football Picks October 19, 2007








 Thursday 10/18/2007

$4.3 million granted to Georgia school system

Valdosta police searches for armed robbers

Darton cross country teams ready for region meet

Expo is good for the truck business

Expo patrons pray for rain

Expo shows off four-legged recyclers

Family of the year selected

Goodwill watchful of product recalls

Jubal Choir attracted people from all over

Lady Cavs finish regular season unbeaten

Marshall, Republicans oppose children's insurance bill

Monroe holds off Cougar rally

Monroe lineman earns player of week honors

Motels Fight Back Against Crime

National "Lights-On After School" Day

Perdue: State to sue over Corps refusal to reduce water flow

Poker players lay it all on the line for education

Prescription abuse is on the rise in Dougherty County

Real Estate Slump continues

Speaker pushes tax plan in Albany

State group studies stroke, does so outside Atlanta

State Rep. says Perdue is right to sue

Students Discuss Image of Black Men

Study: More than half of Georgia children are out of shape

Substation hit by copper thieves

Tech school chief studies military needs

ViewPoint: Vote for a better downtown

Winnersville Classic has big reward for winner

13 universities contribute to Ag research





 Saturday 10/20/2007

ASU suffers first conference loss

GHSA Softball Elite Eight set

Thieves strike auto dealership, 3 cars stolen

Valdosta State blanks West Alabama

Westover beats Dougherty 35-34





 Sunday 10/21/2007

Fatal Crisp County wreck under investigation

Missing for two years, Grinstead's family not giving up hope

Train car turns over in Terrell County




 Monday 10/22/2007

Albany rolls out the Blue and Gold

APD wants you to be safe throughout the year

Boyette Village becomes St. John Estates

Businesses Ready for ASU Homecoming

Coffee set for showdown with Valdosta

Do you have one warm coat? Not everyone does

Dougherty County Schools Awarded

Downtown Moultrie earns honors

Intersection should re-open Tuesday

Maschke calls millage rate decrease "Smoke and mirrors"

Naylor man killed in crash

Phoebe administrators get a shot in the arm

Police charge three with burglaries

Smoke detectors need new batteries twice a year

South Georgia surface water also shrinking

South Georgians get a new place to eat

State School Superintendent visits Cook High

Thunderbirds fly high at Moody



 Tuesday 10/23/2007

10 Country: Linda's Fright Shack

Americus firefighter charged with sexual battery

ASU volleyball blanks Stillman

ASU volleyball wins again

Both Colquitt Co. murder suspects captured

Calculating Your Tax Bill

Commissioners Go Into Reserves for Healthcare

Dumping the Death Tax

Firefighter of the Year Named

Golf course or commercial development?

Lady Cavs ready for another battle with Young Harris

Lowndes to get new emergency call system

Murder shocks Moultrie neighborhood, family

Murder Suspects behind bars

South Georgia Schools take staph precautions

Sumter Co. targets drug dealers

Valdosta police hope to solve cold case



 Wednesday 10/24/2007

Albany firefighters train for the real thing

Be prepared when you vote

Brooks Co. man drowns in ditch

Carroll, Sumner running for District 5

Chili's on board for annual Chili Run

Colquitt Countians united by crime

County sets millage rates

Criminals shoot man in robbery attempt

Darton men fall in first round

Drought hurts Georgia businesses

Elf on the Shelf

Girl molested at fair

Girl reports school bus runs over foot

Governor Speaks Out About Water Problem

Home Invasion Suspects Appear in Court

Lady Blazers shoot for a cure

Lady Cavs have scoring punch

Lady Trojans ready for Columbus

Landscapers preserve water

Moultrie Police release more information on home invasion

Murder Suspects Appear in Court

Murder suspect's mother speaks out

No illegal burning!

Paint the town for ASU

Robert's High School Football Picks October 26, 2007

South Georgia Red Cross volunteers maybe headed west

Surveillance video shows crooks at work

Two arrested for violent robbery

Val Tech president on paid leave

Valdosta makes a difference

Valdosta police recover stolen cruiser

Where will our cons go?




 Thursday 10/25/2007

Abuse victims get dental makeovers

Adams wants second term, Dorough a first

Alabama governor fires back in water dispute

Albany State homecoming welcome signs going up

ASU students help at Drug Awareness Day

Blazers need to tame Lions

Business incubator holds open house

Candlelight vigil will honor victims of domestic violence

Caregivers Honored for Service

Do You Have a Personal Disaster Plan?

Drought disaster declared for SW Georgia

Drought not expected to improve this winter

Expelled VSU student finds help with case

Know the diabetic warning signs

Lee County falls in extra innings in round one

More charges filed against Moultrie murder suspects

Officer cited for sexual activity

Renovations leave Quitman woman living in gutted home

School Chorus Needs Your Help

Schools take Staph safeguards

Shortage means competition for linemen

Teen suspect arrested while stealing

Thomasville factory workers laid-off

Thomasville ready for another region battle with Fitzgerald

Valdosta pedestrian hit

Westover back earns player of week award

WG&L power costs go up






 Friday 10/26/2007

ASU Faculty Write Book

ASU Homecoming is Here

ASU Homecoming to Boost Economy

Berrien still alive in softball finals

City boss considers cop's demotion

Cold medications for little ones off store shelves

GA drought affecting timber industry

Lady Cavs cruise to region finals

Lee County volleyball ready for first trip to state

Lee routes change due to bridge integrity

Louisiana cops arrest suspect wanted in Thomasville

Marine drill team as good as advertised

Moody airman, fiance tie the knot in the hospital

Neighbors enforce Dougherty water restrictions

Salvation Army gears up for holiday season

Students get close up look at civil war

Superbug surfaces in Dougherty, Lee schools

Toys for Tots kicks off with greater need

Wild Animal Park turns into a haunted trail

You can vote ahead of time





 Saturday 10/27/2007

Berrien softball loses in state championship game

Candlelight vigil held for Tara Grinstead

Darton soccer wins region championship

Georgia beats nemesis Florida 42-30

Lee County volleyball loses in State Elite Eight

No charity car washes during water restrictions

Top BMX racers compete at Chehaw

Valdosta State knocks off undefeated North Alabama

Westover upsets Monroe





 Sunday 10/28/2007

Deputies locate one of America's Most Wanted in Albany

Georgia celebrates early and late against Gators

Golf carts spook River Point during their annual parade

Marines take on MacGregor Golf

Victim of a Sunday shooting says she was targeted




 Monday 10/29/2007

Advanced voting gets fast start

Albany ARC needs financial help from the community

Conway wins another state title

Dougherty County Commission recognizes Paramedic of the Year

Dougherty County will now be brighter

Downtown development will be on Nov. 6th ballot

Fighting Gangs

Government wants to seize pot growing houses

Group helping veterans travel to war memorial receives honor

Moss Farms diver aims for Rocky Top

Most Wanted fugitive remains in ICU

Moultrie teen charged with trafficking cocaine

MRSA sought in several counties

NAACP says DA's actions are racially motivated

New city-county planning director announced

New era tips off at Monroe

Rhett Butler back 70 years after leaving Scarlett

Richt issues apology for touchdown celebration

Sheriff Pleads for Employee Pay Raises

Stray cats end up being "put down"

Three candidates want Valdosta At-large seat

Truck recovered after TV announcement

UGA's Moreno honored by SEC

Valdosta police arrest three for armed robbery

Watch Group Meets About Pit Bulls

Wright Turf Employee Critically Injured



Tuesday 10/30/2007

10 Country: Lucile's Expensive History Class

A big rebound for Miller County

Albany candidates face off in forum

Albany Exchange Club Fair back in town!

Apartment fire caused by candle

ASU homecoming weekend, good business for Albany

Bullies disciplined, girl back in school

Child Molester receives 30 years

Corps: Tests indicate lake has 'plenty' of drinking water

Don't let your house waste your $$$

Downtown Albany Manager Named

Drought helps pecan crop?

Drought not so severe in South Georgia

Early morning fire sends one person to the hospital

First responders say Albany could be attack target

Legislator would make Open Records Act violations a felony

Lottery tickets undo "wall banger"

Mayoral race is on in Tifton

Monroe and Cairo play for region championship

Newcomer wants to oust political veteran

Pair arrested for trying to cash in without paying

Playoff berth on the line in Fountain City Classic

Region title still on the line in Cairo

Robbery leads to lock-down

Salmon dip recalled after Ga. inspectors find bacteria

Shooting details still uncertain

Street sweeper hit by truck

The Fair is Here!

Titans ready for tip-off

Tropical Storm Noel steers rough surf toward Florida

Update: Louisiana cops arrest suspect wanted in Thomasville

Valdosta police honored

Women at Work


Wednesday 10/31/2007

#1 Lady Cavaliers ready for next hurdle

Bank burglars break-in, but get nothing

College Students Treat Children

Dougherty County Schools to ask for class size waiver

East Albany to get its Wal-Mart

First lady to visit Georgia

Ft. Stewart Soldier Found Dead

Law Enforcers keep trick or treaters safe

Lee County couple opens their home for Halloween

Man cuts woman over paycheck

Miller County sails back into winning seas

Police and state agencies keep you safe this Halloween

Quitman officer fired

Quitman woman killed in crash

Robert's High School Football Picks

Savage signs with AFL's Chicago Rush

School Health program recognized

Schools ad soap to Staph fight

Seniors Get Special Halloween Visitors

Southwest Georgia food bank preps for upcoming holiday season

Student Pilot makes emergency landing

Students Prepar, e for Livestock Competition

Three month old baby dead after sleeping with parent

TJCC fire was deliberate

Tropical Storm Noel steers rough surf toward Florida

UGA golfer earns national honor

Valdosta donates supplies to third world countries

Valdosta police search for burglars

Wal-Mart brass approves east side store

Weekend drug-raid results in several arrests

Wilson challenges Paulk in Douglas mayoral race

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