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WALB News 10 Archives, May 2008

Thursday 5/1/2008

Abell finishes baseball career with big honor

Albany real estate holds its own

Camilla mayor asks for more tools to do her job

Deputy dies in car crash

Girls Incorporated girl of the year announcement

Grand jury: Education will break offender cycle

Judge Berrien Sutton resigns

Lee County baseball sweep highlights Thursday local scoreboard

Lowndes animal shelters, home overcrowded

Meth lab endagers child

Mitchell County High students see the results of drinking and driving

Putter switch leads to low score at South Georgia Classic

Semi driver killed in wreck

South Georgians celebrate National Day of Prayer

Teenager arrested for school fire

Vaccinations, awareness key in rabies prevention

ViewPoint: Teach this teacher a lesson

Wildcats Corner with Quarterback Cecil Lester


Friday 5/2/2008

ABAC centennial class graduates

All churches invited to Bainbridge rally

APD at full strength, but with inexperience

Baconton Charter tennis advances to the Class A final four

DeCorso takes lead at South Georgia Classic

Early Co. sophomore Antquinita Reed defends her state title

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections - April 24 - 30, 2008

For a second time this week, dealers arrested in Lee County drug zone

Gas tax suspension too good to be true?

I-75 in Turner County to be opened to six lanes

Judge finds Georgia's malpractice caps unconstitutional

Kids volunteer to help feed hungry

Man jailed after child's death

Manhole covers stolen for metal

Political candidates are lined up to run in Dougherty County

Qualifying closes in Lowndes County

Rick Goddard makes campaign visit

Senator Chambliss' view on the economy

Seniors enjoy outdoors together

Stallions take game one and Cairo, Deerfield-Windsor win region titles

Students compete in Science Olympiad

Water conservation plan to help South GA farmers

Wildcats face new team but familiar QB


Saturday 5/3/2008

Day Fit For a Queen Official Promotion Rules

GHSA girls track finals at Hugh Mills

Investigation of 3-year-old's death continues

Lakeland man shot and killed

Low scores par for the course Saturday at Kinderlou

Meth lab explosion

Nearly 400 Albany State students graduate

Plane crash in Sumter County kills three

Truck overturns and sends one man to the hospital


Sunday 5/4/2008

3-year-old Albany boy was murdered

Albany man robbed in broad daylight

Darton rallies to beat ABAC in wild fashion

DeCorso wins South Georgia Classic

FAA investigates a fatal Sumter County plane crash

First Baptist holds first service in Lee County

Man dies in Albany wreck

Three Candidates qualify for Worth County Sheriff

Wildcats whip Wranglers on the final play


Monday 5/5/2008

ADDU may seize store after raid

Andrew Harris runs for Dougherty Coroner

Boaters need help after becoming trapped on the Kinchafoonee

Code RED now active in Dougherty County

County wants 200 acres near Radium

Dougherty County Commissioners make a decision on speedway

Flying a small plane takes hours of training

Habitat attracts female helpers

Hundreds mourn deputy's death

Ingrid Driskell runs for Dougherty District Attorney

Investigations continue on Sumter plane crash

Keeping Valdosta Recession Proof

Knights, Eagles rivalry goes on hiatus

Live-in boy friend charged with child's murder

Lynd denied clemency

Mother charged with cruelty to children

Special Report: Web Warfare

Suspect named in murder of 3-year-old

Taste Thomasville with a Cinco de Mayo twist

Teacher of the year announced in Thomas County

Terrell County farmer protects his property


Tuesday 5/6/08

"Operation Balm" gives Pastors a refresher course

10 Country: John's Retro Technology

Alapaha manhunt ends with two arrests

Albany Motor Speedway says they'll close because of restrictions

APD adopts taser as new tool

Baconton tennis in the Final Four for the first time

Brian Thornton signs with ABAC hoops

Chehaw needs the city to become self-sufficient

China strikes back

Convicted Berrien County killer hours away from execution

Copper thieves can't hide

Darton wins Region XVII golf tournament

Dougherty Police search for burglary suspects

Dream It Gymnastics headed to nationals

Employers matched with job seekers

GBI science lesson

Lee County teens make first appearance on theft charges

Lifeguards prep for new season

Lynd denied stay of execution

Lynd to die for murder

Mom can't live in home where son was killed

Police need help solving robbery

Protestors say death penalty is too harsh

Relief is on the way for Nottingham Way traffic

Sarah Pearson signs with Andrew College softball

School Board Candidate Makes Announcement

School Board Hosts Forum

South Georgia ag economy growing stronger

Todd Sheppard resigns as ABAC coach

VPD releases security video to catch crook

WALB's Most Wanted: Two unknown women

Water restrictions eased for some of south Georgia


Wednesday 5/7/2008

270 plus graduate from Darton College

ABAC's Conner moving home

Albany Rescue Mission faces food shortage

Albany State signs two local standouts in softball and volleyball

Coffee High Seniors get their trip to Disney World

Dam leak threatening local wildlife

Day Fit For a Queen Official Promotion Rules

Deerfield-Windsor pole vault star heading to UGA

Few parents attend hearings over Dougherty County's new staggering start times

Flip It For Life

Funeral services held for three year old beating victim

Helping your child succeed

Letter carriers helping fight hunger

Local aid organizations prepared to help victims of Cyclone Nargis

Metal thefts in Albany on the rise

Moultrie woman charged for stealing from the YMCA's after school program

Race track manager vows lawsuits

Retailers offer incentives to get your stimulus check

South Georgians attend Bio-fuels 101

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day important in Dougherty

Three cars stolen from Albany dealership

Troupe prepares for spring show

VSU, ASU struggle in softball and VSU golf finishes eighth in regional

Wildcats welcome back another lineman

Woman killed in Irwin County Accident


Thursday 5/8/2008

Albany W.G.&L. studies nuclear project

Blaze inspires Berrien woman to fight fires

Bond lowered for an Albany businessman facing drug charges

Brown bag concert series underway in Valdosta

Chambliss dubious about Farm Bill

Crime troubles Albany Habitat for Humanity

Day Fit For a Queen Official Promotion Rules

Deputies make pot, alcohol arrests

Dorminy earns state honors

Dougherty County Educators are Honored

Famed animal trainer comes to Thomasville

Georgia authorities help search for Florida woman

Georgia Supreme Court Justice visits Albany

Lady Knight soccer earns moral win in tie

LCHS students running successful business

Lou Vega visits Wildcats Corner

More motorcycles on the road

New law declares marijuana flavored candy isn't for those under 18

Special Report: How smart is your dog?

State baseball playoffs open on Friday

State takes lawyer's records

Teens charged with scrap metal thefts

Third person pleads guilty in indoor marijuana grow operation

VFD begin boot drive

WGL celebrates headquarters 30th Anniversary


Friday 5/9/2008

Acid blocks Albany traffic

Albany Firefighters standardize trucks

Albany Will Host Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Double-murder defendant could face death penalty

Dougherty County Special Olympics Kicks-Off

Farmers aren't waiting on legislators

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections - May 1 - 7, 2008

Forum addresses student concerns

Georgia Black Mayors conference in Albany

Girls Inc. program helps decrease teen pregnancy

Have You Signed Up for Code Red?

High achievers saluted

I-75 lanes to open in Cook County

Like gas, flour costs just keep climbing

Local winery in favor of online wine sales

Moody honors military spouses

Moultrie Jury is Deadlocked

Police deal with TB scare

State tennis title dreams end in semis for local teams

Student Leaders Met at ASU for Forum

Teacher fired for threatening students

Teen Zone kick off

Trojans split with Evans, Wildcats sweep and Knights and Eagles win in GISA playoffs

Valdosta teacher acquitted of charges

Woman gets 20 years


Saturday 5/10/2008

Albany celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Albany family homeless after fire

Day Fit For a Queen Official Promotion Rules

Flint River hurt by rival's decision not to play

Health fair brings resources to Baker County

Kindervision help keep kids from going missing

Letter carriers help to Stamp Out Hunger

Saturday Playoff Baseball

Teens go hungry to fight world hunger

Wildcats lose at home again


Sunday 5/11/2008

A century of love celebrated on Mother's Day

Albany Police investigate arson

Lee Co. baseball happy to be at home

Safety, not race, keeps an Albany team away from rival

South Georgia College falls in championship game

Storms cause minor damage in Lee

Teen loses control of pick-up on the bypass


Monday 5/12/2008

$2.99 offer brings Chrysler shoppers

Air Force official to speak with Moody subcontractors

Albany little league dispute resolved

Albany little league team refuses to play

Albany man shot on Sunny Lane

Armed robbery ring-leader sentenced

City service to improve

City to lose valuable human asset

County tax revenues slow

Dougherty County hit by paramedic shortage

Dougherty will be working on the railroad

Dougherty woman awarded the Liberty Bell Award

Forever stamps are a bargain now

Gas prices pit racing industry

Georgia farmers get some relief from fuel prices


Lawmakers: Watch for water grab

Lowndes student earns new car

Man Dies in Mitchell County Crash

Michael Meyer von Bremen Kicks-Off Campaign

NAACP asks for answers in Lee County

New School Start Times Approved

New task force visits Valdosta

Patriots starting from scratch this spring

Pizza delivery car-jackers sentenced

Posey plays all nine for FSU

Safety class prepares realtors for danger

Special Report: Who's Texting Your Child?

Try gassing-up an RV...

Wildcats offense struggling in 2008

You could get help to fix up your home


 Tuesday 5/13/2008

10 Country: Danny Toys Around

Albany pulls millions from reserves to balance budgets

Assistant Air Force Secretary addresses Moody Housing woes

Business owner's equipment stolen

Code Red system has plenty of room

Commissioners question funding Albany Tomorrow

Congestion could be eased in Leesburg

Drivers pay more year to year

Family sues after police chase death

Georgia manufacturers welcome energy tax cap

Governor signs new credit freeze law

Hughston Clinic opens new facility

Hundreds preview Sherwood's film

Jack Posey living up to the family name at FSU

Jailer arrested for pointing gun

Mechanical pumps can't take prices past $3.99

Public Works Department Feels Fuel Pinch

Record gas prices create more pain

Red Cross needs aid

Tornadoes have plenty of questions to answer this spring

True Flight to begin headquarter construction

ViewPoint: Keep the excitement in politics

Westover duo signs scholarships

Wildcats coach says no starting job is safe this week

Woman indicted for vehicular homicide


Wednesday 5/14/2008

Actor goes to Congress to discuss heparin issues

Albany Tomorrow Inc defends their performance

Asphalt prices aren't smooth

Borrow books on-line!

Buddies In Schools program a success, more help needed

Cops cook up good groceries!

Darton golf appears in the swing in time for nationals

Doctors urge Hospital to drop lawsuit

Dry conditions could lead to hot fires

Extrusion company is opening a new plant in Tifton

Lady Rams claim another SIAC All-Sports honor

Last years drought could weaken south GA trees this year

Lowndes deputy arrested

New skate park approved in Tifton

Peach crop small, but big in taste

Peanuts ticket holders still waiting on refunds

Phoebe says Sylvester hospital is a success

Prescription drug use reaches record high

Security cameras play major role in solving crimes

Shaw Industries plans to combine production plants in Fitzgerald

Sheriff candidate fires back at newspaper publisher

Teacher's purse is stolen, students questioned

Trojans looking for linemen this spring

Trojans, Wildcats and Hornets advance in baseball playoffs

Valdosta hopes for title

What makes the Smart Car so smart?


Thursday 5/15/2008

6 injured in 4 car pile-up

Albany State track team signs two state champs

Another arrest made in Shoe Station case

Bank robbed in Valdosta

Barbre murder may be solved

Buchie Ibeh talks home and his love for roses in this week's Wildcats Corner

Call center comes a-calling

Can you make your own fuel? An Ashburn man did

Cosby signs with Kennesaw

Fallen law enforcement officers honored

GSP: 6 injured in I-75 accident

Gun permit holders praise new Georgia law

Hundreds netted in GSP special op

Job outlook good for technical graduates

Just in time for graduation

Lady Eagles kick their way to GISA semifinals

Local candidates take their message to MySpace

Lott throws no-hitter in Knights game one victory

MCLB Liquidates surplus metal

MDA throws community leaders behind bars

Military dog dies inside vehicle

New Attitude Wildcats ready for Sharks

Semi-crash on I-75, Bank robbery, Possible murder arrest

Special Report: Fugitive Takedown

Two arrested for January murder

Valdosta police search for robbers

ViewPoint: Does the fuel tax suspension go far enough?

Wildfires still a threat


Friday 5/16/2008

"Catwalk for the Cause"

A golden night for seniors

Are we tough enough on metal theft?

Are you ready for a night of fun and fellowship?

Burglary suspects identified by WALB viewers

Committee looks to fill Clinch County Judge positions

Could your kid be a gangster?

Darton's Gunn has new role, same game plan

DCP tries to serve child porn warrant

Educators say state exam is flawed

Farmers on the lookout for copper thieves

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections - May 8 - 14, 2008

FSU's Posey leads semifinal list for two major awards

Knights pitch their way into semifinals

Lowndes could be home to new horse park

Mega Millions is fat!

Plastic Parents

Robert's Rant: Martin did the right thing with Posey

Seat belt users get sandwich

South GA Honor Flight prepares for final take off

Special call from Iraq for one south Georgia family

Special Olympics Torch Run

Take the test, earn free gas

We're paying more for produce

Wildcats starters remain the same


Saturday 5/17/2008

ASU President possibly leaving

Coffee students get second chance on senior trip

GSP investigate Valdosta accident

Man dies in Terrell car accident

Rockin' for a good cause

Teens injured in Albany shooting

Terrell Academy baseball and Deerfield soccer advance

Two teens injured in southside shooting

Wildcats win at home


Sunday 5/18/2008

A special season for P.J. Berry

Albany church celebrates new location

Changes planned for the Ray Charles Plaza

Ease on Down The Road

Get ready for the "Click it or Ticket" crackdown

Saving $ at the grocery store

Terrell Academy soccer ready for another semifinal appearance


Monday 5/19/2008

A USDA official talked to Tifton farmers about forming a bio-fuel co-op

Albany's most dangerous intersections listed

Alvin Ray Jackson excels at new position for Wildcats

ASU track teams ready for NCAA championships

Can race track owners muffle the noise?

City of Ashburn mourns for two of their own

Darton golf faces new tract in bid for four-peat

Defendant pleads before trial begins

Disturbing cell phone images make the rounds at Lee County High School

General Assembly appropriated $6 Million dollars for ABAC buildings

Georgia troops gear up for next mission

Georgia's new gun law raises questions about enforcement

Horse park headed to Lowndes

, Indians looking for commitment in 2008

Lee Co. baseball happy to be home for quarterfinals

Lee leaders to give budget and fees more thought

Murder trial set to begin in Albany

On-line friendship turns out to be hoax

Plea deal riles up victim's family

Posey earns ACC player of the year

RiverQuarium seeks county funding

Safety takes center stage at Dump Truck Rodeo

Skies over Cordele not as busy Monday

South Albany sees new life after the flood

Special Report: Inside Albany SWAT

The HEAT is on Georgia roads

Update: Boat collision injures passengers

Watch for lane changes in town!

Williams to be re-sentenced


Tuesday 5/20/2008

"Made in Georgia" becomes law

10 Country: Terrence's Weekend Gifts

Albany Aggravated assaults up 200%

Albany Autism Center wants to complete the puzzle

Albany Commissioners support Ledo project

Albany Subway robbed at gunpoint

ASU President makes another trip to DC for final interview

City leaders plan multi-modal project

City wants to shut down grocery store

Criminals were busy overnight

Darton golf team in fifth after round one of NJCAA

Demolition may pick up speed

Downtown thieves caught on camera

DWS soccer very familiar with state semifinals

Get ready to head to the market

Hamilton Jordan died at his home in Atlanta Tuesday night

Injured boaters will survive accident

It only takes a second to click your seat belt

Justice Department visits south Georgia

Lee residents fired up over new fee

Police car vandalized at house fire

SCA football hoping for Rock-Solid season

Terrell Academy soccer falls in Final Four

Theft victim unhappy with loss, police response

Valdosta High has major holes to fill in 2008

WALB's Most Wanted: Woodrow Thomas


Wednesday 5/21/2008

Attorney notifies city of Leesburg of possible lawsuit

Blood supply low again

Coffee Sheriff candidates aim to change negative reputation

Darton cuts into Tyler lead

Dougherty ADA gets state award

Downtown Albany housing in the works

EDC focuses on new business

Farm bill mix-up

Friends and a former President remember Jordan

Hamilton Jordan loses battle with Cancer

Hay prices up

Higher gas prices mean more complaints

Lady Eagles soccer standouts remain teammates in college

LHS junior's art featured on Mountain Dew

Marathon helps hospice

Military dog died of heat stroke

NFL star indicted for involuntary manslaughter

Pay before you pump

Search and Rescue efforts underway in Berrien County

Special Report: Is 60 the new 40?

Trojans fall in quarterfinals

Update: Low CRCT scores alarm schools, Cox rejects them

Valdosta High Principal Resigns

Wilcox to be released May 28

WMD training for Albany first responders

Woman leads authorities on chase

Wrecked boat to be recovered


Thursday 5/22/2008

Albany Shooting

Boaters warned to use "designated skipper"

Child abuse investigation is streamlined

Couple found in Alapaha after seven hour search

Darton golf team knocking on the door for a fourth title

Fitting tribute for Memorial Day

FPD ends Lady Knights title dreams

Grant surrenders after indictment

Highway construction suspended for holiday weekend

IRS e-mail scam, could you be a victim?

Knights win game one and Westwood splits on the road

Lee County Commissioners cancel budget meetings to regroup

Marines trade 4 wheels for 2

Now car parts aren't safe from thieves

Open Arms and The Lilly Pad combine efforts to make it easier on victims

Pilot gets crippled plane down safely

Red Cross faced with low donations, increased assistance

Riverquarium likely to get $250,000 from county

Saba honored as Region Sheriff of the Year

Salem player injured

Special honor for a tutor and her student

Staying safe at work and at play

Valdosta switchyard funding vetoed

ViewPoint: Safety extends to the water

Watching the rain fall

Westwood track star heading to Georgia

What's behind disastrous CRCT scores?

Wildcats will be ready for Firecats Benton


Friday 5/23/2008

19 deaths predicted during the holiday travel period

19 deaths predicted on Georgia roads

2008 on pace to be worst for Georgia storm damage

APD picks up gun-toting man

Darton's final round push comes up short

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections - May 15 - 21, 2008

GA Power hikes fees

Georgia ports doing well

Girls, Inc. break in could hurt summer program

Governor accepts Sutton's resignation

Groceries cost more than last Memorial Day

GSP is watching for those who break the law

Holiday travel this memorial day

 Modern Marines meet Corps legends

Official says 2008 a record year for storm damage

Saints' Grant player posts bond

Sea lions splash at Wild Adventures

Tift County employees facing felony charges


Saturday 5/24/2008

Albany Police investigate shooting

Chehaw ranks in top 50

Dougherty candidates speak to voters

Hundreds receive diploma in Dougherty

Metal thief hits the railroad for loot

Tearful reunion for military family


Sunday 5/25/2008

Gas price cause families to change holiday plans

Soldiers honored at Andersonville Memorial Day Celebration

South Georgia graduate makes history

Valdosta pedestrian struck and killed

Valdosta, Cook ready for state semifinals


Monday 5/26/2008

Albany's veterans remember fallen troops on Memorial Day

Beating case sent to Dougherty County grand jury

Fewer boating statewide this Memorial Day weekend

Firefighters give blood to save lives

Firefighters help Red Cross

Flags placed on graves

Gas saving tips or myths?

Have a nice Staycation?

Lee County Commissioners consider budget changes

Lee  Eagle Scout Candidate honors Desert Storm/Iraqi Freedom troops

Lunch lady wins lease on new car

Memorial Day Travel Period proves dangerous

Number of World War II veterans dwindle

Smoke fills the air on Memorial Day

Tifton group needs your help to bring Christmas cheer

Valdosta splits and Lovett sweeps Cook


Tuesday 5/27/2008

10 Country: Al's Super Cow

Children must be properly restrained

Colquitt Co. wreck kills three

Echols triple shooting investigation continues

Elderly man killed in crash

Fatal wreck in Dougherty Co.

Fewer people drive because of high gas prices

Insurance card citation questioned

Lowndes Junior wins big

Man shot in suspected home invasion

No one at home in Bainbridge house fire

One dead, four injured in Fitzgerald shootings

Property tax increase for Lee County citizens

Rested Knights ready for powerful Trojans

Students need stimulation in summer activities

Valdosta's title dreams end in game three loss to Walton

ViewPoint: Not a ranking we're proud of

ViewPoint: One Tank Trips

WALB's Most Wanted: Eddie Lee Stinson III

Wreck victims didn't properly use seat belts



Friday  5/29/2008

Albany 10 most dangerous intersections get inspections

Be careful about where you put campaign signs

Carson McLane named Small Biz of the year

Code squad wants more teeth in commercial blight law

Commute crushes gas budgets

Could bad economic times drive people to crime?

Dougherty Schools provide free meals

EMT dies after accident

Fishing trip proves tragic

Home garden growing pot discovered

Locks of Love

Lowndes leaders visit D.C.

Moody preps for Hurricane season

Moultrie man charged in triple fatal crash

Pavo man is sent back to jail after threatening deadly force

Posey wins national player of the year award

Rate increase for Water, Gas, & Light

Robber breaks cash register

Rural communities use Albany as a model for code enforcement

Senior Enlisted Marine visits Albany

Thomasville Dragons ready for historic home opener

Trash is a valuable Dougherty County resource

ViewPoint: Job Corps is cooking!

VSU select presidential finalists

WG&L commits to plant Vogtle





Wednesday 5/28/2008

Meth lab explodes in Tift County

Albany hires broker for best insurance deal

As tornadoes ravage America, Ashburn residents remain thankful

Commissioners want to yank business license

DCSS would rather be safe

Eight vying for Clinch judge seats

Home invasion investigation continues

Northwest Albany couple needs your help to catch a copper thief

Planetarium still popular

Robbers scared off by fire alarm

State Troopers re-create a crash that kills three in Colquitt County

Still no race track decision

Three arrested in Shoreham home invasion

Valdosta offers free CRCT schools

YMCA celebrates senior fitness

Youngster loses cancer battle


Friday 5/30/2008

Andrew baseball coach and athletic director heading back home

Are boat sales sinking?

Biking on busses

Crisler lawyer indicted

Deerfield baseball crushed in Game 1

Dozens arrested in Bainbridge drug raid

Echols men laid to rest

Even Marines watch for hurricanes

Fire started by 7-year-old boy injures 2

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections - May 22 - 28, 2008

Fuel truck collides with irrigation pivot

Gas cost vexes APD's budget

Home Depot employee charged in alleged kickback scheme

Lowndes deputies arrest four teens

Man wanted for drugs in California, arrested in Albany

Marco's Grocery closed down

Meth arrests on the rise in Georgia

Official Biggest Loser Contest Rules

Panel hears about alleged misconduct in ICE raids

Sylvester top cop to be announced

Tanker truck collides with irrigation pivot


Saturday 5/31/2008

Berrien County man drowns in Alapaha River

Cancer survivors celebrate life

Deerfield baseball swept in state championship

Deputies investigate Alapaha drowning

Firefighters stress safety as summer nears

John White opens campaign headquarters

Volunteers prune Trees of Courage

WWE Smackdown comes back to Albany


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