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WALB News 10 Archives, February 2008



Friday 2/1/2008

Adel police seize marijuana, cocaine

Amnesty has a time limit

'Black only' assembly offends sensibilities

Blazers baseball ready for Guilliams era

Blazers build house into home

Branch moving to Berrien

Dems battling for voters in Georgia

Feds target Barfield property

Former APD officer arrested for arson

Going Red for Women

Is Healthcare reform plan too little too late?

Jail brings in a million for county

Lowndes County Commissioners launch Code Red

Man Killed in Brooks County Highway Crash

Patriots sweep Rams

Phoebe Goes Red for Heart Health Month

Police step up patrols on Albany Liberty By pass

Record numbers of Georgians are voting early

Rudolph family split on Super Bowl

South GA homeless population grows

State leaders take another step toward expanding gun laws

Super Bowl roads can be super deadly

Super Bowl Sunday Spikes TV Sales

Update: Marine Base experts deploy to war zone





Saturday 2/2/2008

Albany city officials celebrate during inauguration

An Early County street race ends fatally

ATI board members say their CEO wasn't up to the job

Escaped inmate captured in Albany

Masquerade ball benefits cancer research

Mississippi's former Governor backs Obama

Saturday Night College Hoops

Sheldon doesn't see his shadow

Stay safe during your outdoor workout

Tough start for VSU baseball

Update: Brooks County fatal crash

VSU dorm evacuated after bomb threat

Westover tops Terrell County





Sunday 2/3/2008

Albany Police investigates an armed robbery

Lady Rams ready for another conference run

Mike Huckabee campaigns in Macon

NFL player stabbed, pregnant woman gunned down in Blakely

South Georgians celebrate Super Sunday

Super Sunday means lots of pizza deliveries

VSU baseball gets first win





Monday 2/4/2008

250 K in jewelry recovered during Lowndes traffic stop

Ashburn learns a hard lesson from tornado

Billboards to broadcast election results

Busy Monday before Super Tuesday

Concern continues over children's cough medicine

Explaining why prescribed fire needed

Fitzgerald woman charged with credit fraud

Flu season is in full swing

Georgia voters have big expectations for next president

Golden introduces "Made in Georgia"

Hydrologists say Georgia drought danger continues

Lady Rams swept in softball

Man killed after parking car on busy road

SIAC honors Lady Ram

Stanfill and Dolphins record remains all theirs

Two killed in Lowndes County crash

Will ATI partner with ADICA?

Workforce Investment Act

Young voters race to the polls this presidential election

Zoning Ordinance gets update




Tuesday 2/5/2008

10 Country: The Odorless Toilet

Albany Obama supporters celebrate GA victory

Albany Police Officers investigated for cheating on exam

Albany students reassigned as UGA Professor investigated

Cairo Fire Chief making new equipment a priority

Cavaliers open season with tourney win

Deerfield-Windsor honors Henry

Don't Forget to Vote!

Former Police Chief Honored

GA immigration population grows

Georgians are enthusiastic about primary

Golf Cart violations

Have you seen this teenager?

New charges in December fatality

Obesity Implant may be alternative to surgery

Patriots move step closer to top seeds

Sherwood Christian drops down in GISA reclassification

Super Tuesday votes determine which candidate gets delegates

Technology helps with election results

Teens assist at polling places

The State of Downtown Albany

Valdosta Mayor prepares for State of the City

Valdosta votes

VFD, Lowndes firefighter rescue injured worker

Voters continue to turn out for primary





Wednesday 2/6/2008

ADICA leader to possibly lead ATI

ADICA members to beef up their roles in downtown development

Are you wearing an ash cross?

As storm rolls through south GA, emergency responders were prepared

DOT employee honored for being a hero

Gambling operation shut down

Have you seen your Hospitalist today?

High School Football Signing Day

Hospital board steps up start walking program

Job loss leads to new career

Kingston hopes Moody housing will soon be solved

Knights get Gruhl win number 900

Leary Fire Investigation continues

Loosened water rules help landscapers

Phoebe gets approval for new Pet/Ct scan

State can't pay for indigent defense

Storm system leaves half a hundred dead

Super votes for Dougherty County's Super Tuesday

Suspected dealer behind bars

Telfair deputies still search for missing teen



Thursday 2/7/2008

Additional charges in deadly wreck

Albany good provider of bird habitat

Albany woman turns 103!!!

ASU prepared if tornado strikes

Cairo sweeps Crisp County

Colorado law men want "J Rock"

Counting the calories by way of cell phone

DCP honored by the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute

Deadly crash on I-75 leaves more questions than answers

Detours on I - 75

Dougherty County EMA work for grant money

Gambling suspects arrested

Inmate runs from work detail

King leads ASU to win

Landscapers offer secrets to keeping plants alive

Meet us at Harvey's!

Mitchell County hasn't forgotten tornadoes of 2000

Sheriff Heath searches for sex offenders

The face of AIDS

The Greatest Show on Earth is in Albany

Three vehicles involved in Sasser wreck

Two dealers behind bars, one escapes raid

Update: Interstate wreck kills semi driver

Weather radio promotion a success

Wild Adventure's new furry friends




Friday 2/8/2008

2008 College Football Schedules

Black History festival kicks off Friday

Cagle, senators want to allow local sales tax for transportation

Can you spell Victory?

Darton College Hosts Regional Fair

Drought number one concern at farmer's conference

Exhibit Debuts at Albany Museum of Art

Funds established for children of wreck victim

Head, chest trauma killed Nickens

Investigators search for Nashville fugitive

Lady Patriots looking to bring the region tournament to Westover

Lady Rams get first softball win

Missing championship ring returned after more than ten years

Murdered woman to be eulogized at her workplace

New info: Officials say only three confirmed dead in sugar refinery disaster

Region tournament is headed to Syrup Country

Superdelegates change picture of Georgia support

Three Fitzgerald players sign football scholarships

Tree removal resumes

Two bills target illegal immigration

USF Holland facility to close

Valdosta Mayor presents new goals

Valdosta's economy booming

VSU dorm evacuated after bomb threat

Williams makes second run for sheriff




Saturday  2/9/2008

Tree Rollins' jersey retired at Crisp County

Butler caters to hometown fans

Fitzgerald cheerleading coach honored

The search for a Fitzgerald teen continues

Memorial held for murdered Worth Co. woman

Shots fired after basketball game

Bishop impressed with Obama's success

The Greatest Show on Earth comes to town

Williams makes second run for sheriff

Fatigue behind deadly truck crashes?

Darton College Hosts Regional Fair

Exhibit Debuts at Albany Museum of Art


Sunday 2/10/2008

Lady Blazers looking for payback against West Georgia

SCA brings SEC coach to baseball camp

Man takes back his South Albany neighborhood

Alpha Kappa Alpha celebrate founder's day


Monday 2/11/2008

2-1-1 offers help to South Georgians

50 cents sounds good right about now

Albany firefighters respond to early morning fire in East Albany

Albany has its own traffic nightmare

Are We Ready? Part 4- Sirens and radios

Burglars caught on surveillance tape

Council will decide on extending sewer system

Darton softball hosts defending national champion

Dougherty County will construct a new Public Works facility

Dougherty County will get new safety vehicles

Feds haven't paid for Albany fire protection

Fire on East Society investigated

Ga. DOT announces Temporary I-75 Detour in Crisp County

Georgia's Cotton Crop Could Lose $$

Hahira to crack down on baggy britches

Help Re-plant Albany's "Trees of Courage"

Low water levels may cause WG&L bills to get higher

Man charged with vehicular homicide in fatal crash

Metal thief suspect caught in the act

Police charge escaped inmate with robbery, sexual assault

Radium Springs contract will cost Dougherty taxpayers less

Rush Propst introduced as Colquitt Co. coach

Sixth body recovered from Ga. sugar refinery plant explosion

South Georgia's seniors get tax help

SOWEGA Council helps at tax time

Storm aide slow in coming

Suspected drug dealer wanted by investigators get tased

Valentine's Day means extra help



Tuesday 2/12/2008

10 Country: Bobby's Thrill Rides

A grand start, but two losses for Darton softball

Alabama couple walks away from crash with cuts and bruises

Albany to lose more jobs

Bill could eliminate property tax

Con men continue to try their fraud

ECHS ranks fourth for "college readiness"

Florida men behind Thomas County bars

GA lawmakers say there's car tag disparity

Ga. DOT announces Temporary I-75 Detour in Crisp County

Give Blood, Save Lives, Win Flowers

Lawmakers could put the freeze on property assessments

Lee County book produces a sequel

Martin's Pastry nearing completion

One step closer toward online defensive driving schools

Plan for college with a plan

Police make arrest in 4-year-old murder

President Carter to speak on Presidents Day

Rams hoops split at Clark Atlanta

Rams sweep Edward Waters in baseball action

South Georgians receive fake IRS email

Special fire team called in to sugar refinery

Sumter County Schools crack down on absent students

TCC hires Shaver

Teachers Perform at "Spirit of Chautauqua"

Tuesday Mega Millions drawing for more than 150 Million Dollars

VSU teams both beaten at buzzer

Will he or won't he head ATI?



Wednesday 2/13/2008

Albany realtors announce new campaign

ATC expands to take in city street

Chambliss pushes care for wounded warriors

Copper thieves hit Albany cotton warehouse

Copper thieves hit up Albany Tech

Does Albany Tomorrow, Incorporated have a future?

EPD official eases water restrictions right away

Fire kills south Albany man (Updated)

Fire officials say new law could leave them holding the bill

First appearance in Federal Court for suspect in marijuana growing operation

Georgia Senate approves property tax relief

Law officers look into how baby died

"Made in Georgia" closer to approval

Medical community changes with Heparin shortage

The price to light up could go up

Two Tift children contract rare bacteria

Victims' family sues DCP officers

White's hat is back in the ring

Will you be my valentine for the night?

Yeager, Hart hope to be Sheriff in Lowndes County




Thursday 2/14/2008

22-year-old shot to death in South Albany

APD Internal investigation almost over

Are We Ready? Part 5

Area schools see an increase in students with flu

Authorities investigate fatal shooting

Autopsy on baby finds no trauma

Baby's body to be autopsied

Beverly retires after 34 years

Cupid has florists hoppin'

DA seeks death penalty in death of Pat Murphy

East Albany home burns down

Man struck by car downtown

Peter Pan plant doing well a year after salmonella scare shut it down

Rams falter on road again

Seniors warned about crime

Stimulus package to spur spending

Sumter Co. Sheriff uncovers and dismantles Meth lab

Suspect indicted for friend's murder

Teen's death inspires his parents

Thomas County fugitive turns himself in

Valdosta's most wanted captured

ViewPoint: Surgeons aren't specialists?



Friday 2/15/2008

ABAC student killed in crash

Bainbridge man charged with child molestation

Bainbridge teen drops dead while running from law

Blazers battle for first in GSC East

Commuter campuses find it more difficult to protect students

Cordele fire victim improving

Crisp County High placed on lockdown

Darton's founding President honored

Dogs called out again to search for Fitzgerald teen

Every Parents Nightmare: What if?

Exchange Club salutes superlative officers

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections - February 1-13, 2008

Four arrested in Meth lab bust

Lee County man injured in ATV accident

Major pot bust in Coffee County

Mitchell County pharmacist indicted on Medicaid fraud

Much Ado About Super Delegates

Plantation will host servicemen

Savage hopes to become a force with the Georgia Force

Sheriff's Candidate vows to fight crime

Steeda breaks ground on Valdosta facility

Taylor, Prine vying for Lowndes County Sheriff's badge

"The Anchorage" Honors Founders

Three people uninjured in Albany murder victim's car



Saturday 2/16/2008

ASU football schedule released

Family Reunion Fest a success

Missing Fitzgerald teen found

SEC coach holds baseball camp at SCA

Wounded soldiers participate in Purple Heart Quail Hunt



Sunday 2/17/2008

Darton softball adds Russian talent


Wild Adventures now open under new management



Monday 2/18/2008

AFD Firefighters map all commercial buildings

Archbold official resigns

Carter speaks on President's Day

Despite the damage, Grady Countians have their lives

Dougherty County Commissioners tour Flint RiverQuarium

Home Sweet Home for Glavine

Lee County family donates memorial fund towards playground

Man steals charity collection jar

More charter schools coming to Albany

No booze for Egg's Billiards

Ray Charles Plaza remains unfinished

School bus drivers still aren't satisfied

So what's the 'Big Switch' all about?

Storms cause thousands in damages

Storms leave a mark in South Georgia

Sumter County was ready when storm hit

Taxi driving is dangerous work

Tift grease destined for Dougherty County

Troy drops out of Lowndes Sheriff race

Truck overturns on Albany bypass exit ramp

Valdosta Mayor to set up 311



Tuesday 2/19/2008

10 Country: Ben's Three Roles

Big dreams come from big bucks in Mega Millions

Blu-Ray wins DVD battle

Commissioners to knock down more eyesores

Conservative groups set sights on abortion amendment

Dougherty County gets help dealing with poverty rate

Fitzgerald teens death ruled accidental

Hank Aaron visits Braves spring training camp

IJ Company to expand Valdosta plant

Lee EMS and Fire services could be joined

South Georgia schools get a nod from state superintendent

Stores still selling alcohol to underage people

Tift County cafeterias destroy bad beef

Valdosta police search for shooter

Valdosta purchases land for rec center

ViewPoint: Be ready for weather

Westover facing familiar foe in first round

Wednesday 2/20/2008

ABAC turns 100 years old

AFD loses high-ranking officer

Albany businessman to face more drug charges

An Albany and Camilla attorneys will represent state in sue filed against DCH

Black History Celebrated at MCLB

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Busy ER leads to divert status

Contractor found for Moody Housing Project

Dougherty County Schools names STAR students

Dougherty facing tough opening round opponent

Fire code changes could be in store for Georgia motels

GISA girls basketball opening round

Grady schools dispose of beef

Happy returns for Javy

Kindergartners have a role model in their carpenter

Lee safety leaders say no to consolidation

Rams baseball wins 14 straight games

Remember the Braves?

Senate slashes money for public defenders

Senior Life bring jobs to Albany

Serving up Sunday Sales?

Sheriff reacts to NAACP claims

Technology aids heart attack patients

Total Lunar Eclipse over South Georgia




Thursday 2/21/2008

Albany has its share of flu

Albany man charged for using TV to send guns to Haiti

Another suspected busted in south Georgia's largest indoor grow operation

Area spiritual leaders hear ATC offerings

Berrien sheriff to start drug interdiction program

City takes political stance in Atlanta

Douglas workers nab copper thieves in the act

GHSA, GISA state basketball tournament schedules and scores

Harlem Globetrotters coming to Albany

Lee County Sheriff's investigators break up marijuana trafficking operation

Lex receives Commemorative Purple Heart

Lowndes County is feeling the flu

Man caught trying to steal junk cars

MLK death conspiracies live on

New dialysis facility breaks ground in Thomasville

Panic buttons hit Lanier County Courthouse

Pastor and family weather two twisters

Post office warns of identity theft

Senate approves sales tax for local, regional roads

Senior Life Opportunities

Third man now charged with arson at an Albany church

Trees thinned at Chehaw to help habitat

ViewPoint: APD testees seen talking during test

Who is the Mother of the year?

Woman survives being run-over


Friday 2/22/2008

APD cheating probe incomplete

Berrien Sheriff starts work program for inmates

Code Red didn't sound in Grady tornado

Deliberate fire could have been deadly

Early morning fire destroys funeral home in Sylvester

Fire boss may toughen fire codes

Funeral home fire in Sylvester ruled arson

Governor defends school spending

Lanier County schools off probation

Lee Co. will have a 'Y'

Lee investigators break up entering auto theft ring

Marine arrested for hitting a police officer during a high speed chase

NFL star speaks to middle schoolers

Officers receive Gang Intelligence Training

Rain delays start of VSU spring football

Rains flood Reed Bingham State Park

Rapid Lee County growth strains emergency services

Snickers Marathon to get underway in Albany

Suspect hits law man with his car

Tenn. lawmakers to craft response to Georgia border resolution




Saturday 2/23/2008

ASU Football begins spring practice

Former deputy runs for Lee Sheriff

Fire training is just as dangerous

Fire training becomes fatal for Clinch firefighter




Sunday 2/24/2008

South Coast League down to four teams

Reed Bingham waters continue to rise

Wedding plans made easy at Expo

Webkinz help teach kids responsibility

Shots fired into a South Albany home

Vandals strike Monroe High




Monday 2/25/2008

Albany apartment fire displaces family

Albany State football game moved to Birmingham

ASU Early Learning Center combating obesity early

Cavs stage big rally but come up one run short

Chief disciplines three APD Officers after test video

Copper thieves bust gate at carwash

Does that energy drink give a Boost or a Buzz?

Dougherty residents resistant on rezoning proposal

Downtown manager may get more duties

Lady Knights glad to be back in Milledgeville

Moon is moved but still happy

Motel employee caught stealing

Six rescued from flood in Brooks County

Supreme Court overturns sentence in Grady rape case

The House will vote on Richardson's tax reform this week

Turn in old gadgets for cash

Two Decatur County schools to close

U.S. troops overseas will run Snickers Marathon

Valdosta State sweeps Montevallo

WASU wants to win

Waters receding at Reed Bingham




Tuesday 2/26/2008

10 Country: Robert's Dance Attack

Albany city leaders tackle eyesores

Americus man on trial for murder over nightclub shooting

Chief salutes 2007 standouts

Chili's employee needs police help

Fertilizer really stinks this year

GHSA, GISA state basketball tournament schedules and scores

Governors of Georgia, Tenn. avoid discussion of border dispute

Highway 19 construction + rain = a mess

Lounge alcohol license denied a second time

Lowndes County hit by storms

Officials remind Albany State students about consequences

Patient from sugar refinery explosion released from hospital

Recent rain makes mosquito control a priority

Severe weather hits South Georgia near midday

SIAC golf tees it up in Albany

Sign ordinance still up in the air

SRH gets go ahead to move equipment in

Storm leaves damage in Thomas county

Terrell Academy and Randolph-Southern prepare for the big stage

Tornado tears through Clyattville

Turner County gets storm damage again



Wednesday 2/27/2008

ADICA and Riverquarium may team up

Albany airport sees rise in number of passengers

Albany State prepares for a disaster

Ashburn clean up continues

Bills seen as bellwether for Sunday alcohol sales

Break in Turner County cold case

City changes will start at the center, then spread out

Clinch Co. fireman laid to rest

DCSS looks into consolidation

Fifth arrest made in pot case

Governors pessimistic on water talks

Jury deliberates in murder trial, while murder suspect faces extradition

Lewis ditches Clinton, endorses Obama

Lowndes Co. still cleaning up after storm

Man reports he was shot while walking

More details revealed on Blitch Investigation

Mother frightened by Internet threat

Peanuts new g.m. faces big challenges

Proposed coal plant remains tied up in courts

Rams end season on winning note

SCA soccer start signs with Gardner-Webb

Storm damage may surpass $10 million, official says

Thomasville park limited to pedestrians

Valdosta rotary honors law enforcers


Thursday 2/28/2008

'Mugging' was false report

Atlanta congressman joins Obama camp

Berrien County's bat battle

Blue Tracker locates troops in Iraq

Collegians learn survival skills

Crashes down in Valdosta

Cyber crack down on sex offenders

Decision time nears for Grand Island

Dognapping has local family pleading for help

Downtown Tifton gets a boost

Ethanol fuel pumps coming to South Georgia

Former APD assistant chief dies

Former trucker accused of 1997 south Georgia killing

Frisbee teams head to "Winnersville"

Historic home is saved

Lee Commission to vote on Fire/EMS consolidation

Legal concerns stop manager talk

Rec activities to fight gangs

Southeast Elementary brings Black History to life

Sumter jury convicts shooter

Survivors walk for heart health

Teens face murder charges

ViewPoint: School drug testing


Friday 2/29/2008

Albany gears up for Mardi Gras 2008

Albany man rescued from burning home

Americus looks back with a celebration and a big donation

Elementary students celebrate Black History

House Democrats thwart GOP tax reform plans

Inmates HIV drugs costing taxpayers big bucks

Live history lesson takes over TU campus

Mother, son celebrate leap year birthdays

Official Biggest Loser Contest Rules

One year later: Americus & Sumter County remembers deadly tornadoes

Pine Lake man killed in Lowndes County crash

Some charges dropped for Clinch County Sheriff

Thousands in bad checks passed in southwest Georgia

Valdosta Mayor to eliminate disability barriers


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