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WALB News 10 Archives, March 2008

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Saturday 3/1/2008

Area youth groups lend a helping hand

Charles Grant holds Kids Day Out

Investigation continues into Lee County homicide

Parade through Climax honors James Butler

Perdue requests reservoir alterations

Sumter celebrates recovering one year later

Sumter Regional prepares for interim hospital opening

Teens rock out while servicing the community

WALB viewer locates missing dog

 

Sunday 3/2/2008

Car dodges playpen in roadway, driver killed

Child was inside home where mother was murdered

Randy McMichael has high hopes for 2008

Regions Bike Race kicks off Georgia Cup Series

Tough ending for Deerfield

 

Monday 3/3/2008

Albany's version of Mardi Gras shines

APD detective loses shield over soliciting case

Couple indicted for 16-day-old's death

DCSS stresses bus safety

Deerfield players honored with postseason awards

Dogs open spring facing big expectations this fall

Falcons release Warrick Dunn

Fast growing Lee County comes up short for next year

Father of player killed in Bluffton bus crash wants safer buses

GBI releases more info on Lee murder

Hall of Fame Inductees come back to Cairo

Hospital calls for more walking

Hundreds read to classrooms

Lawyer: Gas station owners did not rig pumps

Lowndes County prepares for storm

MCLB fills a prescription to burn

Re-zoning application denied

Severe weather may push through South Georgia Tuesday

Students celebrate Seuss

Terrell Co. girls headed back to the Final Four

U.S.S. Georgia's touring flag comes to town

Valdosta man arrested after high speed chase

Waters still up in Brooks County

 

Tuesday 3/4/2008

10 Country: Juanita's New Love

Albany has foaming fountains

Albany traffic and criminal fines will cost more

Automated systems help in severe weather

College kids help Habitat

Fallen tree causes power outage, detour

Fatal accident caused by heart attack

Few take advantage of amnesty period

Hours of traffic, power outages and frustration

Irwinville VFD charged with arson

Lee County holds on to beat Colquitt County

Lowndes County braces for storm

Man charged with brutal stabbing murder

Most charges remain after Halloween dragging

Prices at the pump curb police patrols

SCA hires new boys basketball coach

Stabbing sends one to the hospital and another to jail

Turner Co. facing familiar foe in Final Four

ViewPoint: Is Speaker's plan really GREAT?

VPD uses billboards to fight crime

WALB's Most Wanted: Etoyi Monray Preaster

York to manage Peanuts in 2008

 

Wednesday 3/5/2008

10-year-old Albany boy "bats" away burglar

A distracted driver is killed in a head on collision

ADICA discusses Land Bank Authority takeover

After a hiatus, Upward Bound returns

Albany health officials assure safe practices

Albany man shot

Albany woman helps homeless

America's Most Wanted viewer in Thomasville helps solve case

ASU men win SIAC tourney opener

ASU wants students prepared with passports

Burglar can't get PlayStation

China may be another reason for a product recall

Cobb man arrested after five hour chase

Counties may help fund death penalty cases

Daycare where child died to close

Daylight savings means change your smoke alarm batteries

Georgia ranks 7th in the country for ID theft

Grant money will help South Georgia youth

Phoebe installs expensive new equipment

Shooting suspect at large

Stolen copper wiring recovered

Sweet Georgia Brown, the Globetrotters come to town

Tag Tax measure stalls in House of Representatives

Turner County stuns Wilkinson County

Woman's shelter discovers money gone

 

Thursday 3/6/2008

40 could face federal charges over indoor marijuana growing operation

A jury awards a Valdosta woman nearly a million dollars in civil suit

Albany business benefit from economic concerns

ASU to host seminar on WMD preparedness

Community reacts to charges

Cops on Doughnut Shops

Darton win streaked snapped by SGC's Cravey

Daycare where child died to close

Family sues trucker after deadly collision

Food prices force consumers to get help

Heparin is recalled in Germany

Killer still on the loose in Auburn University murder

Lee Co. High Mock Trial Team Heads to State

Medical groups recommend new test to screen for colon cancer

New Albany sign ordinance headed to City Commission for approval

Rams fall in double overtime to Benedict

Republicans say Democrats to pay at ballot box for killing tax cut

Security business offers free system for bat boy

Val Wood students playing with food

Valdosta City leaders to step up safety measures

Viewpoint: Lots of fun to choose from

 

Friday 03/07/08

Blazers pull out overtime win

Cops with doughnuts help special athletes

Darton moves South Georgia game to Sunday

DCSS faces possible teacher shortage

Dognapped pup returned home after giving birth

Drought busted? Good times ahead?

Field quickly adapting to VSU offense

Hocking goods for gas

Investigators looking for suspected meth cookers

Marines will put building tradesmen to work

McCutcheon enters civilian life

Police still search for carjacker

Psychiatrist pleads guilty to 5 misdemeanor charges

Residents near racetrack say barrier is needed

Sampey, Bryce ready for reunion tour

Testimony continues in negligence trial

Weather blamed for accidents

 

Saturday 3/8/08

Candles lit for lives lost during Civil War

Dangerous Lee County road receiving upgrade

Fire destroys Nashville Masonic lodge

Food Bank of Southwest Georgia sees high demand

Hahira bans baggy britches

Hundreds taste wine to help girls

It's time to spring forward

Local church offering Financial Peace

Man gunned down in Albany, warrants issued for suspect

 

Sunday 3/9/08

Armed robbers strike grocery store

Cops on Doughnuts ends in success

Killers sought in 6 south Georgia homicides

Kohl's is now open in Albany

Lady Blazers headed to NCAA D-II tournament

Register taken from Albany business

Worth County fire leaves man homeless

 

Monday 3/10/2008

Albany teen murder suspect still on run

Area wrestlers in youth state championships

College students spent spring break volunteering

Comedy show will go on

Couple nabbed for snack caper

Diesel is mighty dear these days

Dougherty bus drivers wait for changes

Dukes wants to help community groups move forward

Firefighter injured while battling blaze

Firefighters report two Albany home fires

Health District wants you to be informed

Heparin recalled in Germany is believed to have ties to China

How safe is your water?

Jury awards millions in teen amputation case

Landscapers benefit from Governor's ease on water ban

Lee woman accepts plea in hit and run case

Pills found in Gorton's fish fillets are harmless

Roadblock produces drug arrest

Sherwood students see launch up close

Suspect leads deputies on dangerous high speed chase

Tax a burden to downtown property owners

USS GA flag visits Lowndes County

Woman killed in Ware County crash

 

Tuesday 3/11/2008

10 Country: Jerry's New History

Aflac looks for new hires in southwest Georgia

Albany Minister's band equipment stolen

Arsonist sets three fires

ASU runners sprinting to national championships

Code Enforcement takes on blighted buildings

Dougherty County looking at CodeRed emergency warning system

Early morning house fire in Dougherty County

FBI launches investigation into how pills made it in a frozen fish dinner

Food Bank Joins 11th Annual Feinstein Challenge

Gas and food prices stretch household budgets

Grand Island supporters speak out

History added to Lee County courthouse

K-Country DJ saves two from burning home

Keen clerk helps make arrests

Lee Co. wrestlers headed to Holland

Many are anxious to get tax refunds

Monument honors fallen officers

Moody conducts readiness exercises

New Marine Base housing project underway

Residents fight for Grand Island

Retirees boost economy

Taxpayers Donate to National Guard Foundation

Val Tech student could represent state

 

Wednesday 3/12/2008

Albany Police investigate wrecked stolen car

Authorities link suspects in multi-county burglaries

Brian Nichols' murder trial set for July 10th

City hears Market Street report

Clinch Sheriff, Judge face new federal charges

Consumer credit up along with debt

Copper thieves not slowing down in 2008

Democrats rap governors on water wars

Dontonio Wingfield coaching in Albany

Florida Students Intern at Chehaw Park

Former Liberty House book keeper arrested

Gas prices may push some drivers to pedal

House passes car tag tax cut on critical deadline day

New sports complex to open in Donalsonville

New Statistic: One in Four Teen Girls Has an STD

Person of interest in couple's disappearance commits suicide

Pre-pay pumps prevent gas drive-offs

Southern Baptists debate going green

Study shows meth use on the decline

Suspected gang members face trial

SW Georgia STD rate called 'shocking'

Traveling con artists spotted in South Georgia

Tree Topples On Van

Valdosta man pleads guilty to drug charges

Wildcats reacquire home-town hero

 

Thursday, 3/13/2008

Collins done as Lady Knights coach

Cook County Jailer arrested for DUI

Cordele Police cracking down on work zone speeders

Fuel prices hurting South Georgia business

House committee restores push for Sunday alcohol sales

House of worship plagued by thieves

Investors visit Albany

JQC wants Judge Blitch to testify immediately

Jury convicts gang-banger

Kidnapped Sylvester toddler located, babysitter arrested

Kohl's sets sail on maiden Albany voyage

Moody prepares for emergency deployment

More delays on Moody Housing Project

Moultrie Chick-Fil-A grand opening attracts large crowd

Pediatric clinic to open Sunday

South Georgia man receives high and prestigious honor

Thomas County wreck closes road

Two suspects charged in slaying of UNC student leader

Valdosta woman charged with arson

Viewpoint: Saluting Bob Boren

VSU ready for rematch in D-II playoffs

Wildcats hold first practice

 

Friday 3/14/2008

Brooks Co. brings back Freeman

CBAT decision delayed

Charles Plaza problems corrected

City business tax is due

Cordele robber busted in South Carolina

Engineers move on Nottingham Way

Family puts out kitchen fire

Gold prices soar, consumers cash in

I.R.S. warns about Internet scams

Judge Blitch connected to Peterson extortion charge

Judge Brooks Blitch faces more charges

Lawmen blow up liquor stills

License renewal now an easier task

Man arrested after police chase

Perdue still opposed to Sunday alcohol in stores

Rock for the Children jams out for good cause

Senator Meyer Von Bremen wants different post

Sheriff: `Person of interest' slashed thigh with knife

Sprint start at Watermelon Capital Speedway

Teachers tour new high school

Tough gang sentence sends message

Troopers release name of semi-truck driver

Valdosta cruisers getting the upgrade

Valdosta prepares for Azalea Fest

Wearing the green in Albany streets

 

Saturday 3/15/2008

4 arrested in Camilla meth bust

Alcohol confiscated and arrest made during sting operation

Chambliss sounds off on farm bill

Down power lines caused by strong winds

Lawsuit against hospital dropped

Man dies after drinking behind the wheel

Man injured in Tifton home invasion

VSU advances to Sweet 16

 

Sunday 3/16/2008

Cats looking for chemistry

Gas prices hurt vendors at Cordele's farmers market

Home invasion victim speaks out about violent attack

Newborn's body found, mother charged

Young artists celebrated in Albany

 

Monday 3/17/2008

Afternoon crash caused by seizure

Albany group caught up in Atlanta storm

Albany man on trial for Police standoff

Another church air conditioner stolen

Arrests made in a 2006 Douglas murder case

Atlanta hotels assess impact of tornado damage, city conference center

Baconton academic team wins championship

Bainbridge named "Bass Capital of Georgia"

CCC gets foreclosure grant

Chambliss expects tough race for return trip to the Senate

Chambliss talks economy, Moultrie fights downturn

Commissioners hear from race foes

Cook Jailer resigns after DUI

Eagles win at home and Lady Rams are swept by #1 UAH

Enforce curfew law to fight gangs

Fight at Cook County School Board

Fight sends women to hospital

Former Falcon faces drug charges

Gas drive-off leads to thousands in damage

Lady Blazers season ends in regional finals

Lawyer pleads to bribery charge

Major food drive planned

Mayor wants WIFI downtown

Potential candidates for 12-th District Senate seat are testing the waters

Saxby wants more time

Search area for S.C. couple now includes Georgia landfill

Signing day for cousins at Turner County

Tifton paraprofessional transferred for biting child

Trial begins for suspected gang leader

VSU golf struggles on day 2 of tournament

 

Wednesday 3/18/2008

10 Country: Dairy Cows' Best Friend

Albany Commissioners preview new sign ordinance

Albany siren system makes two sounds

Albany's downtown blight battle continues

APD still trying to identify the victim of a South Slappey crash

ASU loses second past President in a week

Berrien Firefighters battle blaze

Body discovered in Worth County

Braves Schafer has promising future

Cavs win again and Knights roll on the road

Chambliss hits the trail

City Council to approve crime lab renovations

Data needed to take on truancy

Daughter of Atlanta's mayor gets probation for money laundering

Drive-offs cost gas stations nationwide millions of dollars

Georgia's driving laws don't cover cell use

Good neighbor saves sleeping family from fire

Hess signs with Albany State

IRS sends letters about tax rebate

Lee County distance runners sign with Darton

Motorcyclist leads deputies on high speed chase

New headquarters may lower crime

Peach growers hope for crop rebound

Reebok pays out big settlement

Rise in food prices have their affects

Supreme Court rejects appeal from ex-Georgia state senator

Suspect in Duke grad student's death next in court in April

TCCHS breaks ground on new building

Thomasville home burned for training

Three injured in Albany wreck

Two Albany men arrested for stealing employer's equipment

ViewPoint: Nation's capital doesn't want armed citizens

Wildcats fans ready for 2008 AF2 season

 

Wednesday 3/19/2008

Albany Museum needs you to make a bid

Albany soldier gives insight into war

APD officer charged

Coalition protesting against private probation in Americus

Dogs stolen from Sumter Humane Society

Gas prices hurting businesses too

Georgia Senate wants to cut income taxes

Hudson looking to build on 2007 turnaround

Juvenile violence becoming common in Bainbridge

K-9's to join Dougherty County Police force

Law Enforcers investigate inmate death

Music is the focus in Albany this weekend

New job training in Albany for the visual impaired

Obama's minister comments may not be so controversial

Rep. Ron Sailor plead, ,, ,, ,, , ,,, , , s guilty to money laundering, will resign

Sheriff says K-9 is a valuable drug agent

The body of a Sylvester man found Tuesday is identified

Toddler rescued from fire

Two people killed in two separate Albany crashes in two days

VSU building cleared after bomb scare

Wildcats looking to beef up defensive front

 

Thursday 3/20/2008

Albany lady escapes storm with only property damage

Arrest in Church air conditioner thefts

Chambliss seeks second term, saying Iraq will help GOP

City Manager to investigate "noose" complaint

Crisp Co. escapee caught

Darton baseball wins at home and Knights are still undefeated

Darton College goes to the dogs

Deputies fired for political ambition

Dinner...and a rhino

Dougherty County couple arrested for grow house

Easter Seals Wants Businesses To Get Involved

Ga. House votes to allow death penalty over a juror's 'no' vote

Grady EMS named Service of the Year

New options may save condemned drug dog

Patriots are Deutschland bound

Phoebe "tops out" their new building

Red Cross Says Thank You to Donors

Sluggish economy hurting many bakeries

South Georgia pollen affecting pets

Study: When it comes to eating habits, men and women are on different food planets

Thomas named minority business owner of the year

Two men charged with robbery and beating

Valdosta looks to draft panhandling law

Water restrictions for south GA could change

Wildcats coaches prepare for final roster cuts

 

Friday 3/21/2008

Albany drives for a cure

Albany teacher resigns after appearing on Dr. Phil

Another downtown Albany business to leave

Blazers release 2008 football schedule

Burglary operation run by teens

Cochran to be extradited

Cooking for Crimestoppers

Darton opens with win over Andrew

Lanier Elementary honors achievements

Lee allure slips, but still in top 100

Moultire diver sets UGA record at NCAA's

Public transportation hurt by record diesel prices

School board chair loses court suit

Students enjoy music on the lawn

Thomasville needs more parking

Two men convicted, one man faces another trial

Valdosta finds new way to Go Green

Wild Adventures Wild Ride

Wildcats offense run by committee

 

Saturday 3/22/2008

American Legion uses Easter to push education

Bainbridge boys win Smith-Benson relays

Family comes together for Iraq-bound solider

Hundreds in Albany for youth rally

Sheriff candidate discusses school violence

South Georgians cash in to cope

The Rattler at Wild Adventures

 

Sunday 3/23/2008

Albany Police train to be better leaders

Eastside Parade brings community together

Salmonella outbreak in 16 states linked to cantaloupes

Shots fired in an East Albany club

 

Monday 3/24/2008

Albany Junior College founding president passes

ASU football begins final week of spring practice

Beer truck overturns on Lee County highway

Bike shooter sentenced to prison

Car title loans can drive you into deeper debt

Construction equipment theft investigated

Department of Labor helping youth find jobs

DNR cracks down on illegal dump sites

Eagles rally to beat Valiants

Fortune 100 company moving to Valdosta

Ga. Republicans say they'll abstain from seeking local spending

Is Albany still the economic capital of this part of the state?

Kotsay ready to anchor Braves outfield

Lester starts for Wildcats in season opener

March of Dimes Ambassador Family reaches out

Mosquito Season's on the Way

Shooting could be gang-related

Sluggish economy hurts food bank

Sparks Police Officer dies on the job

State budget leaves Albany State University empty handed

United Way volunteers recognized

Unusual robbery at an Albany shoe store

 

Tuesday 3/25/2008

10 Country: LeJoyce Shares Her Collection

Albany federal judge voluntarily removes himself from marijuana case

Ashburn's mayor temporarily steps down

ASU students don't like fee hike

Bainbridge man burns down his home

Cairo City Manager Resigns

Chamber, EDC split, Martin to leave

City and county leaders hope to curb young drinking

City commission continues to discuss sign ordinance

Coroner believes heart attack killed driver

Doctor's gift to Girl's Inc.

Doughert y Schools look at staggered starts

Drought puts WG&L's budget in the red

Flint Riverquarium continues to see success

Jackets rally to beat Trojans and Cats beat Vikings

Monroe band needs bucks

New fate for Eagle the K-9

Peach State has a Ranger shortage

Rangers clearing Reed Bingham

The cost of Albany fines are on the rise

Tifton paraprofessional accused of biting goes to the NAACP

Toole resigns as SCL CEO

Unusual robbery at Albany shoe store (Updated)

WG&L goes to schools for employees

WG&L says West Albany needs a water tower

Woman rescues baby from burning house

 

Wednesday 3/26/2008

"Made in Georgia" passes house

"Project Lifesaver" protects those with mental issues

Albany fines rise

Albany shows what CDBG funds have done for the city

Albany's workforce assessed

Atco Audit uncovers poor spending, leadership

Business as usual for Peanuts GM

City wants standards for rental property

Cooper recalls 48,000 tires made at Albany plant

Crooks want your home title

Environmental officials still pitching state's water plan

FSU's Weatherford likely out for spring

Little brothers need mentors

QB Lester ready to start in Wildcats opener

Reserve Marines say Iraq is improving

Security guard arrested in Shoe Station robbery (Updated)

Stimulus check arrival times vary

Two serious collisions in Worth County

Val Tech to open Culinary school

Vick trial date rescheduled on Virginia dogfighting charges

Worth County teen killed in head-on collision

 

Thursday 3/27/2008

Albany church to feed hundreds in need

Atco leaders suspended from audit findings

Dougherty and Lee let housing slump slide on by

Fitness test replaces BMI mandate in school obesity bill

Home depot to build in South Georgia

Lee County students bound for British Isles

More delays for Moody Housing

Murder suspect extradited to Americus

New search warrants issued in Smithville homicide

Ragle retires at Ware County

School system reimbursed mistake attorney fees

Sheriff hopes bust sends a message

State tries to figure out fatal Worth wreck

Sumter County encourages residents to get a weather radio

Sumter Regional Hospital takes big step in recovery

Three indicted in counterfeiting ring

Viewpoint: Mitchell County done good-- Eagle soars

Water forum looks at future planning

 

Friday 3/28/2008

Chamber Veep takes leave

Colquitt Co. man saves family from burning trailer

Cordele Police search for gunmen in deadly shooting

Count those restaurant calories

Darton pounds ABAC

Diaz has worked hard to be every day player

Food giveaway draws hundreds of people

Former state senate candidate sentenced to prison

Foul play unlikely in inmate's death, police say

Gunman kills nurse, employee in hospital shooting

Homeless man attacks Valdosta woman

Hospitals take note of Columbus murders

House approves vote on tax for regional transportation

Kitchen fires on rise in Albany

Lowndes County begins work on new school complex

Man dies in Cordele shooting

Man escapes from work detail

Nursing home employee charged with sodomy

Officers get car safety seat credentials

Overturned truck blocks traffic on Highway 82

Perdue opinion piece slams Sunday sales

Pinwheels to help child abuse victims

Protect yourself from blood sucking pests

Ruptured gas line wasn't on current maps

Teen shot walking from store

USDA releases list of school districts that received meat involved in the Hallmark/Westland beef recall

Weather radio promotion a success in Americus

Wildfire threatens homes in Smithville

Wounded Moultrie soldier back in USA

 

Saturday 3/29/2008

A Heartstopper in Huntsville

Albany hears jazzy tunes for free

Albany police go to ASU for help on crime

Coin collectors gather for good cause

Community tours Sumter Regional East

Dougherty students hit center stage

Lee County teen killed in wreck

Pickup collides with semi in Albany, 1 injured

Toddler drowning can easily happen

Valdosta State holds spring game

 

Sunday 3/30/2008

Albany police investigate counterfeit cash

Hale/Clanton birdie final hole to win Georgia Four-Ball Tournament

Local students spend spring break on a "mission"

Meth lab found at Days Inn, 2 arrested

Stillman walks off the field at ASU

 

Monday 3/31/2008

200 airmen deploy from Moody

Baby's body sent for autopsy

Cairo HS principal resigns

City salutes Housing Act

Dougherty phones will ring during severe weather

Edwards wants another go-round on the county commission

Fire chief wants serious training

Home Depot breaks ground in Lake Park

Lab investigates Holly Hills death

Lowndes to test Code Red

New graduates swear to protect and serve

Pair honored for their help saving countless lives

PRIDE is aimed at teen car safety

Product Recalls

Stimulus plan brings out scammers

Unique trend at DNR

Violent county crime rises

 

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