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WALB News 10 Archives, April 2008

Tuesday 4/1/2008

"Lena Baker Story" headed to silver screen

10 Country: Francis' Blind Faith

A man involved in indoor marijuana operation could face life in prison

Albany cabs are taking customers for more than their ride

Albany dips into surplus for 2009 budget

An Albany businessman jailed for two months is given bond

Armed robbery suspect at large

Despite rainfall, southwest GA water restrictions won't change

Former Wildcat ready for first AFL start

Fuel and food prices rise

Historic home re-opens

Jail officials respond to NAACP charge

Lester earns AF2 honors

Lott concludes 'noose' probe

Pre-K demand grows

Rams, Cavaliers fall at home and Lady Rams sweep FVSU

Raycom Media adds three big TV stations

UGA's Troupe ready to hit the field in 2008

VSU starts mosquito testing

Waycross 3rd graders charged for plotting to attack teacher

Wildcats marching band ready for fourth season

You may have to pay more to get on the bus


Wednesday 4/2/2008

ASU goes national during morning radio show

Calling all mentors

City sees Earth Hour savings

Co-workers crash; one killed

Cordele teen discovered dead

DHL delivery package leads to major put bust

Fake C-notes circulated

Farmer's tip leads to drug bust

Fatal crash in Coffee County

Gang activities cost Albany tax payers

Girls in trouble for tampering with teacher's drink

High gas prices equals High food prices

Investigators uncover Colquitt Co. marijuana grow

Moultrie hosts international artists

Savage excited about his homecoming

South Ga. Guard set for return

Third grade plot ringleader charged for threatening student


Thursday 4/3/2008

'Phunny' money leads to Meth bust

ADA: Baby's death was tragic accident

Albany Code Enforcement steps up boarding ordinance

Albany honors its "Biggest Losers"

Albany State University marks 105th anniversary

Autopsy results reveal a Tift County Inmate died of trauma to the head

Blazer baseball exceeding expectations

Blazer blood drive

Caleb King ready to join UGA backfield in 2008

Children can get into danger quickly

Downtown building owner defends vacant property

Lee teen charged with vehicular homicide

MCLB lends a hand

Rabies clinic will serve entire county

Racing for education

Rape charge against former deputy dismissed

SRH East births first baby

Tom Joyner Morning Show helps ASU students

Wildcats Cola moves into starting role in secondary

Woman found with drugs in jail


Friday 4/4/2008

Car racing keeps kids off the streets

Computers donated for health

Counterfeit check ring bilks thousands from Albany stores

Country concert benefits local boy

Fuel prices will make big trucker shortage even bigger

Hogencamp steps into a new position in Albany

Hunt Pinnacle signs on to Moody Housing Project

Kids get "pepped up" before test day

King remembered in Albany 40 years after death

Lee County wins on road and Valdosta stays perfect in 1-AAAAA

Lock the car, take the keys

Log truck driver injured in crash

Long-time Tift deputy dies

Lowndes Battles for charity

Rams track team ready for Coachman Invitational

South Georgia patriotism honored by Albany civic club

Truck driver saved by motorist

Valdosta Mayor heads to China

Why has Bridge House construction taken so long?


Saturday 4/5/2008

Albany gas station held up

Childs would like a debate with fellow candidates

Hard work pays off for "Young Cats"

How to stay safe during the storm

Police search for stabbing suspect

Rain doesn't slow down Alice Coachman Invitational

Shriners raise money for children hospitals

Two charged in beauty salon assault

Wildcats lose home opener


Sunday 4/6/2008

Albany man arrested for stabbing another

Community tire pick-up helps lower mosquito population

Georgia gun bill now goes before Governor

Phone calls helps keep Albany Museum of Art going

Wildcats with time to rest


 Monday April 7, 2008

A stolen $80 dollars prompts a Smithville shootout

Albany Motor Speedway's re-zone request is on hold

ASA has low rating nationwide

Bad weekend weather snarls Georgia Power's pole replacement

Businesses bilked with bad checks

Carjackers fire two shots at Albany man

DOT: Drivers, pay attention

DUI driver wrecks park

Family survives early AM blaze

Female victim of Ga. electric chair featured at film festival

Georgians won't see car tag tax cut

Hundreds of car tires illegally dumped

IHOP opens in Lee County

Lumber prices falling, hurting timber companies

Phoebe 'monopoly' to end?

Survey says air travelers upset by delays, high fares, lost bags

Thousands of gymnasts visit E.R. every year

Trauma system gets no help from GA legislature

USMC Reserves test tracking system in Africa

Wild shooting incident ends without bodily harm


 Tuesday April 8, 2008

Albany State Representatives split votes on CON reform

Alltel cell tower will go up

ASU holds terror seminar

City Commissioner crashes with Police Car

Cool heads prevailed in panic situation

Cuthbert teen returns home

Darton helps increase teen driver safety

Dispatcher dies on ATV

Dougherty County teacher arrested for disorderly conduct

First responders sponsor DUI Program

Hostage taker shot by police

Housing conference works to bring more affordable options

Long-time TV/Radio man dies

Miller Countians excited about hometown movie success

More deaths linked to heparin

No more wire hangers!

Petraeus warns against troop withdrawal

Sylvester woman injured in crash

Talk of nuclear power kept private


Wednesday 4/9/2008

Breakfast held to honor excellence

Businesses urge Perdue to say no to gun bill

Can You Help Ocilla Police Find a Gun Shop Burglar?

Dangerous hurricane season, are you prepared?

Giving blood could get you to see Mickey

Legislation to expand Guard and Reserve benefits

Lowndes children learn about public safety

Man shot in south Albany

Phoebe CEO says state health care reform could raise costs

Phoebe construction will change traffic patterns

Program looks to turn renters into home owners

Restaurants urge gun bill veto

Students creativity showcased at Darton College

Teachers learn how to spot a bully

Team Lean melts away thousands of pounds

The high cost of health insurance could kill you

Two more sugar fire victims released


Thursday 4/10/2008

Albany business owner charged with insurance fraud

Albany man indicted for unborn child death

APD officer misuse of computer

Changing weather leads to more mosquitoes

Co-conspirator in indoor marijuana growing operation pleads guilty

Commissioner ticketed for wreck with Police Car

Cops remind teens to stay safe

Dougherty pair sign basketball scholarships

Dramatic 911 calls from a grocery store under siege

Former Berrien Sheriff receives probation

Green Market in Thomasville shut down

Lee County Deputy Clerk Fired

Lily Pad center to honor Bob Boren

Local food banks hit hard by stalled farm bill

Lowndes football standout is heading to FSU

Monroe High School Hosts Community Forum

Pelham murder suspect enters guilty plea

Private gardens will open for tours

St. Jude's Radio-a-thon underway

Tire dumping big problem in Albany

Titans looking to add scoring punch

ViewPoint: Baseball chief needs to step up

What's the future for Georgia's DOT?

Wildcats not worried after first loss


Friday 4/11/2008

35 cattle drop dead in Clinch County

An ASU Prof. gets a grant to make her dreams come true

Clothes off one drug dealers back could help catch others

E. Keller Wilcox paroled

East Albany teen beaten unconscious

FBI, DOJ to investigate Carabetta housing projects

Industry leaders say no "hidden agenda"

Lakeland Police Officer Arrested

Leaders want to bring life back to downtown Cairo

Literacy fair is a big hit

Robbery victim fights back

Teens educated about the dangers of tractor trailers on the road

Tifton Officer cleared in Piggly Wiggly shooting


Saturday 4/12/2008

Foreclosure help may be on the way

Fourth armed robbery suspect arrested

Georgia Studebaker Meet hosted in Albany

Lee county veteran memorial

Little League players hit the diamond for opener

Mentoring program takes kids to Atlanta

Monroe's Gilbert signs NJCAA national champions

Robert's Rant: No worries for Wildcats receivers

The tax deadline is Tuesday

Trash becomes treasure during yard sale

Vacation burglars

Warwick Grits Festival

Wildcats boost defense with Woolridge and Gant

Sunday 4/13/2008

Drivers look to motorcycles to ease pain at the pump


Monday 4/14/2008

Albany leaders begin work on bypass

Baby-boomers will strain the system

Battling substandard housing

Chairman will stay on the Dougherty County Commission

City and residents concerned northern bypass won't alleviate traffic concerns

City offers free housing counseling

Counterfeiters make many different fakes

Dewar moves class outdoors

Dougherty Landfill gets a perfect score

Enrollment up at Val Tech

Flint Riverquarium still needs taxpayers help

Fuel tanker accident creates dangerous situation

Gunman robs woman at Albany motel

Lady Rams split, SCA baseball, GISA first round tennis and Blue Devil golf

Move over Spring, Winter is back

New tools help keep mosquitoes at bay

State continues to address teacher shortage

State, Feds investigate Archbold

Still no set time for Dougherty County School staggered times

Tanker problem leads to evacuation

Traffic changes underway during Phoebe's final construction phase

Two resign, one fired over Atco Audit

Wildcats avoid upset and win at Daytona Beach


Tuesday 4/15/2008

Albany violent crimes continue to climb

10 Country: Frank Fiddles Around

Ag Department confirms: Clinch Cattle poisoned

Albany EDC not rushing new hire

Albany man pleads guilty to murder

Azalea Health wins big

Battelle office expansion

Cook County Attorney wants to run against Judge Blitch

Deerfield opens new soccer field with a win

Deerfield sweeps region track title

Delta, Northwest directors sign off on world's biggest carrier

Ealum to join Corps

Falcons release 2008 schedule

Filing a tax extension your best option?

High school students register for election

Home video catches crooks

Lee baseball duo sign scholarships

Lee County man enters plea in capital murder case

Lee Schools employee found in contempt

Marshall Kicks-Off Judicial Campaign

NEOS will have kids moving

New committee will decide what makes history

Reward offered in Dawson murder case

Should Lowndes, Valdosta schools merge?

South Georgians beat tax deadline

South Georgians sentenced on federal drug charges

Start walking program on track in Albany

Surveys reveal reasons for juvenile crime

The fight against downtown blight continues

Trial date set for Judge Brooks Blitch, Berrien Sutton

Victims' Rights Week observed in Albany

Wildcats to make QB decision


Wednesday 4/16/2008

Albany neighborhood gets money for changes

Albany's for sale on ebay

Are you ready for The Big Switch?

Bells ring and symposium held for National Crime Victims Rights' Week

City leaders question funding Albany Tomorrow

City leaders say downtown will come alive

D. A. Hodges will not seek re-election

District Attorney Ken Hodges won't seek fourth term

Downtown Live is no longer in downtown

Golf tournament will help H.S. athletes

JQC charges against Judge Blitch to be dismissed

Judge Brooks Blitch Resigns

Lee County entrepreneur friendly

Mayor Fretti returns from China

Mayor wants you to walk at work

National Start! Walking Day

Police looking for suspect in shooting

Reaction to pope's visit

Regents approve tuition increases

Small colleges may be the economically smart choice

South Georgia farmers organize against crime

SW Georgia Regional Airport makes safety improvement with grant

Tell Albany leaders how you really feel

Think you would be a good school board member?

Valdosta man wins $1 million

Westover's Edwards heading to Jacksonville

Wildcats make quarterback change


Thursday 4/17/08

Bachelors' degree in Logistics approved

Bicyclist hit by City of Albany truck

Blazer football team celebrates their national title in style

Career fair attracts employers from across nation

Counterfeit check passers wanted

Country club, city at odds over cell tower placement

Day Fit For a Queen Official Promotion Rules

Downtown on eBay

Enter the Day Fit for a Queen contest!

Faculty gets grants for research

Families affected by crime attend vigil

Hines starts for Wildcats Saturday

Lee lineman works for scholarship

Lowndes Student finds fuel alternative

Monroe off and running at 1-AAA girls track meet

Moultrie Police need your help finding suspect

Rams fall to losers bracket in SIAC baseball

Regents pick up ASU's stadium tab

The ring leaders in a indoor marijuana growing operation now face federal charges

Valdosta woman killed in Lowndes crash

ViewPoint: Lights, camera, action!

VSU announce President Semi-finalists


Friday 4/18/2008

Albany Tech sends machine to W. Georgia Tech

ASA cuts flights to Valdosta

Atco Commissioner pays fine for threats

Authority approves bond for Albany business

Cloman brings new attitude to Wildcats

Day Fit For a Queen Official Promotion Rules

Delta scaling back on ASA flights out of Albany

Dream comes true for one Grady family

Ealums commit to Corps

Earthquake causes damage in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana

Flu vaccines are hit-or-miss

GDOT Announces Construction on I-75

Greenway trail expansion is a hit

Lady Cavs sign a Worthy player

NHRA Racing on the track in Adel

Officials find litter big community problem

Packards roll into Valdosta

Pines plowed by bulldozer

Thousands walk for a good cause

Trojans split and Knights rally for 8th inning win

Victims of crime honored in Thomasville


Saturday 4/19/2008

12-year-old dies in accident in Early County

ABAC tennis wins 15th straight conference title

Citizens work to keep the scene clean

Clerk shot at Valdosta gas station

Darton golf leads at Stonebridge

Karate students help CF fund

Lindsey Wood just one of the guys

Police search for east Albany shooter

The unsinkable Shipp honored

Wildcats melt Blizzard 55-48


Sunday 4/20/2008

Cavaliers golf wins Darton Invitational

Defense wins for Wildcats

Domestic Violence is on the rise nationwide

Gas prices soar

Sunday drag racing eliminations at SGMP

Tifton police officer shot

Valdosta State wins conference tennis titles


Monday 4/21/2008

Albany Sports Hall of Fame inducts five

Albany State retirees honored

Berrien softball star is heading to Valdosta State

Boy Scouts attend County Commission meeting

Celebrities shine at annual VSU football golf tournament

Clark Av. sees another serious wreck

Food, phone call lead to house fire

Fuel price puts the hurt on Food Bank

Georgia small businesses saluted for growth and job creation

Heparin recall update

Interstate study brings strong opinions

Kiwanis Student Art Exhibit goes to Albany Mall

Lady Knights doubles duo wins second GISA state title

Race track zoning vote put off

Rolling restaurant ripped-off

Small businesses saluted in Georgia

State Rep. Freddie Powell Sims wants Senate seat

Teens art piece goes to Washington D.C.

Thomasville PD hopes for high scores

Tifton cop runs for Sheriff of Tift County

VSU decks, dorm almost complete

Wildcats Hines-to-Savage success is no Shock

You can still have a summer vacation despite high gas prices


Tuesday 4/22/2008

10 Country: Petra's Entertaining Legacy

Albany City Commissioners postpone sign ordinance

Chickahasawhatchee brings wildlife to visitors

City Commissioners continue to crunch numbers

Could cameras restore confidence in downtown Albany?

Darton wins at ABAC, VSU blanks Armstrong and Wildcats blank Lowndes

Driver rams more than a dozen cars

Farmers get ready for planting without new Farm Bill

Former UGA RB running north of the border

Freak accident has happy ending

Golden hopes to secure switchyard funding

Government wants pot suspects to pay

HB to boost Ga economy

Heparin hearing

Mayor announces clean up campaign

Meyer Von Bremen speaks on legislative session

Moultrie Police make two more arrests from deadly home invasion

Nottingham Interchange gets high mast lighting

Phoebe expands rehab center

President has his opinion, Ratajczak has his

School bus fight leads to arrests

There's a new place for teens to hang-out this summer

Toys R Us plans to phase out plastic baby bottles that contain BPA

Two caught in apparent AC copper theft

Val Tech opens medical labs

Valdosta man shot by armed robber

Westover girls win region track title

Westover tennis cruises into second round


Wednesday 4/23/2008

Authorities identify threat maker

Center dedicated to Bob Boren

Code Red emergency system now active

Coffee convict remains in prison

Colquitt girl on her way to "big shot" status

Conway ready to go for another three-peat

Exciting news announced for wildlife lovers

Former Albany Commissioner wants state office

Fundraiser to help student with tumor

Fundraising tea attracts large crowd

Knights win slugfest and Lee County girls soccer advances in state playoffs

Lowndes fights infant mortality

Man hospitalized after being struck by car (Updated)

Mitchell County Pro Tennis Tournament ready to go this weekend

Monroe High Band gathers pennies for trip

National Immunization Week

Pay your fines or pick up trash.

Preventing sexual assaults

SCA's Smith will play college football for the love of the game

School candidates announce for office

School system investigates high school violence

State to execute Berrien County man next month

Tax protest law suit stays in tact


Thursday 4/25/2008

3 south Georgians win big in lotto

Albany Police Citizen's Committee works for improvement

APD seeking international accreditation

APD: Don't be a jay-walker

Bainbridge Stadium gets new scoreboard

City says thanks

Darton softball ready for what should be wide open state tournament

Family barely escapes burning home

Fullerton receives Sims' endorsement

GBI re-opens Calhoun County cold case

Georgians get their big pay-out

Hybrid sales on the climb

Job outlook in Southwest Georgia

Kids learn the value of money

One down and two to go for Conway

Patriots soccer falls and DWS golfers warm up for state

Perdue stops in Decatur County

South Georgia's Pregnancy Rate is Higher than State Average

Special Report: Wrong Way Truckers

Two announce candidacy for Dougherty County School Board

VPD works to keep elite status

What every parent should know about drugs and alcohol

Why is murder suspect on the loose?


Friday 4/25/2008

Creepy crawlers move into the Parks at Chehaw

Dougherty Schools still consider staggered starting times

First Baptist Church of Albany is moving to Lee County.

Local veteran gets GED at age 82

More kids resort to 'huffing'

Police search for stolen property

Pot operation discovered in golf neighborhood

Prosecutor calls drug dealer a 'big fish'

School violence arrests

South Georgia goes red

State records falling Friday at GISA Track Championships

Stimulus checks arrive early

Substitute teacher bilks students out of thousands

Swamp Gravy performance to aid Red Cross

Trojans, Wildcats clinch region titles

Two injured when fire truck collides with a car


Saturday 4/26/2008

Advanced radiation treatment comes to South Georgia

Albany fight leads to stabbing

Douglas man died in car accident

Hundreds attend Bike Fest 4 Kids

Hundreds march for babies

Repeat Threepeat for Conway at GISA Championships

Wildcats fall at home against rival Florida


Sunday 4/27/2008

Berry's play sweet in South Georgia

Burglars make out with next to nothing

First Baptist Church leaves Albany

GISA golf state tournament ready to tee it up

Hundreds attend the Albany car and bike show

Lawn mower converted to use propane

Wildcats confidence still high against Florida


Monday 4/28/2008

Albany gets money to fight toxins

Albany Police search for dog fighting suspect

Blaze blamed on birds

Blazers get NFL looks

Bush qualifies for school board seat

Candidates qualify for Lowndes County races

Cavaliers fall to CVCC, Lee squeezes out win and Terrell Academy soccer wins on road

Civilian Marines make it home

Drug-selling suspect arrested near school

Fun Park expands

Georgia Democrats line up to run

Judges speak at Darton College Law Day

Knights win state golf title in playoff

Moultrie criminals rob and shoot

Qualifying ends soon

Restaurant owners say gas prices slow their business

Special Report: Don't be Scammed

Stimulus checks arriving today

Students protest Albany State University's leadership

Truck drivers honk for change

Valdosta companies want you to spend

Wanted: Women builders


Tuesday 4/29/2008

10 Country: Jack's Re-cycled Food Pantry

823rd returns home

Albany looks to property deeds for more money

Albany offers help for high Civic Center fees

Albany Police Investigate Possible Murder

Albany's downtown manager gets help

Bankruptcy experts expect the problem to worsen

Beating high gas prices

Cairo basketball celebrates six scholarship players

Dougherty's law enforcement unite digitally

Electrical rates follow gas price climb

Ellaville man arrested and charged with murder

Families speak out about heparin

Gas prices sidelining Georgia State Troopers

Georgia candidates line up to run

James qualifies as Commission Candidate

Japanese visitors get a taste of Thomasville

Kimbell ready to defend South Georgia Classic Title

Lee Commission candidate wants change

Mary Louis Salter Greene

Moody airmen rescue eight at sea

Mr. Lloyd Boyce

Recruiters give high schoolers the Guard Experience

Sixth graders get a trip back in time

Suspect swims to attempt escape

Tax Assessors appeal judge's ruling

Trojans rally late to beat Valdosta and Knights crush Eagles

Veteran qualifies as Congressional Candidate

VSU reaches out to Coffee High Seniors

Wild Adventures surprise Coffee Seniors with grad day


Wednesday 4/30/2008

Albany church receives a special proclamation

Albany High fire forces evacuation

Albany linemen hope to make it to the top in Perry

ASU College of Education host PENning Ceremony

Broadaway wants to get hot on his home course

Court considers whether carbon monoxide is pollutant

Dealer preyed on addicts

Dougherty County School wants to hear from you

Dougherty schools to be 100 percent tobacco free

Dougherty students honored for tenacity

Gas prices soar, SUV sales fall

Governor creates Child Abduction Response Team

High fuel prices may change Chehaw's rates

Hughes mounts challenge to Scott

King Day Celebration funds go to Civil Rights Museum

Knights big man signs scholarship

Lee County man indicted for the death of his friend

Lee soccer falls to Whitewater again

Monroe's Kenza Wilson racing towards state titles

Mr. Lloyd Boyce

No nasty beats at school functions

Old Naval Hospital hits auction block

Pitch fork attack lands man in jail

Police investigating mail box thefts

State collaborates to bring missing children home

TU helps with nursing teacher shortage

Two south Georgia Diversion Centers will close

VSU program grows cancer drug

Woman found murdered in east Albany home




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