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WALB News Archives, June, 2008

Sunday 6/1/2008

A sendoff fit for a queen

Baker county graduates first senior class in 26 years

From The Binny to Beijing

Hurricane season starts Sunday

Jon Allen Brim

Locals remember a tragic accident in Doerun

Shots fired at a busy Albany intersection


Monday 6/2/2008

"E" stands for Empty, not Enough

Absentee voting starts today

Another delay on the Speedway

C-Diff is a bug you don't want

Deputy Charged With Extortion

Easter Seals Unveil New Resource Center

Foreclosures increase in South Georgia

Gas prices cut into extra expenses

Governor Perdue says NO to gas tax increases

Graduation party brawl

Kids go to college

Lee County High student killed, 2 injured in crash

Lowndes Co. ready for Hurricane season

Lowndes has a model economy

Major drug sweep continues

Make fire prevention a part of your summer

Moultrie Road exit changes

New barracks to be constructed at MCLB Albany

SIAC fires commissioner

Snake strikes a two-year-old at Chehaw

South Georgia Wildcats Now Offer Ticket Deal

Storm damage in Lee County

Suspects in custody for Valdosta home invasion

Suspended bus driver no longer with system

Thousands of dollars worth of auto parts stolen

Tifton gets new ICU


 Tuesday 6/3/2008

10 Country: Rodney the Roadside Florist

Baker Co. deputy charges with extortion

Buster Posey is Golden Spikes finalist

Camilla ethanol plant nears completion

Death investigation appears to be homicide

Developments slow for a two-year-old Coffee County murder

Edwards kicks off campaign for D. A.

Filling up government vehicles is pricey

Former Albany store owner jailed for robbery

Fugitive captured in Florida

Home invaders may be connected to other crimes

Local high school hoops teams in action at Darton camp

Lott is working for the good of the community

Lott, Phelps win GISA player of the year honors

Man paralyzed after being tasered

Mars employees give back to the community

No charges to be filed in fatal Lee Co. crash, Troopers enforce seatbelt use

Pot instructor pleads guilty in federal court

Royal Air Force visits Moody

Snake Bite victim goes home

South Georgia water levels termed good

Summertime fruit is getting ripe

Ten year old attacks brother with knife

Valdosta shooter arrested

ViewPoint: Urban blight is still with us

Wild Adventures welcomes two baby tigers

Wildcats back from break

Will Tifton stay in cable business?


Wednesday 6/4/2008

A major store re-opens after Americus tornado

Albany Code Enforcement Investigator arrested

Burger King burglars caught on camera

Climatologist: Ga. drought could grow worse over the summer

Coaches say Posey will only get better in pro baseball

Darton softball signs three local players

Family of plane crash victim return home

Former insurance agent faces more fraud charges

Former President Carter announces support for Obama

Gel in, gel out of hospital

Murder investigation slowly continues in Decatur County

New youth program in Albany

P&G unveils part of new plan to keep employees fit

Phoebe board OK's Endovascular room

Posey readies for MLB Draft and Shockers

Race Track approved

Ready for combat at MCLB

Reinforcements called in for Climax house fire

Several organizations using free gas to entice participation

Sheriff Candidate opens East Albany campaign office

South Georgia temperatures soar, sending many into the shade

Sylvester selects new police chief

Transportation plan to ease growing pains

Trial date set for Clinch County judge

Valdosta police solve five crimes

Woman dies in apparent accidental shooting


Thursday 6/5/2008

Albany man pleads guilty to trafficking guns to Haiti

Armed robbery in Plains

Arrest looming in Decatur murder case

Camp help kids deal with grief

Darton College employee indicted

Defensive back Matt Jackson rejoins Wildcats

Dougherty Co. taxpayers fundraising for legal fight

Federal prosecutors claim the ringleader of a multi-state
 indoor marijuana growing ring is dangerous

Hit and run vehicle false alarm

JonMichael Redding drafted by Dodgers

Kids learn about Good Grief

Moultrie crime lab still without medical examiner

Nashville man arrested in connection with Lee Co. marijuana ring

New jobs on the way to Americus

Posey drafted by San Francisco

Renovations begin on Valdosta-Lowndes Joint Crime Lab

Shades of Gold

Special needs kids go to camp

Taxpayers Tea Party

Teen's electrocution under investigation

Thieves strike home a third time

Valdosta ranked top place to live

ViewPoint: The Criterion Reference Competency Test

Wife of South GA Sheriff arrested


Friday 6/6/2008

Airfares soar with fuel prices

Albany competes for cheaper airfare

Back taxes mean no stimulus check for many Georgians

Campaign signs targeted in Lee County Sheriff's race

Firefighters look for arsonist

Governor Perdue wants you outdoors

Habitat Restore building homes and a better community

Jet fuel prices hurt local businesses and airports

No day at the beach against Daytona

Obama's nomination is a milestone

Secret Car Warranties

Slow down... summer school is in session

South Georgia gas prices at the $4 mark

Thomas and Bell sign with Morris College

Valdosta Airport keeps prices competitive

Volunteers FD struggling with gas prices

Wheat farm fire burns hundreds of acres

Wildcats Corner: Matt Jackson

Will downtown restaurant succeed?




Saturday 6/7/2008

Albany participates in national tennis party

ASU football holds 6th annual golf tournament

Children hooked to outdoors at MCLB

Farmers Market back in Albany

Giant oak crashes on home

Lives saved at the NICU were celebrated

New game gets teens active

Pool safety saves lives

Wildcats race past Daytona


Sunday 6/8/2008

Albany home shot up in broad daylight

Dominating defense for Wildcats

Gas prices hit four dollars

Late night police chase in Tifton

Man dies in Decatur County car accident

Suspect shot during Tifton police chase

Tifton firefighters save man from a burning home


Monday 6/10/2008

A big Dougherty County shoplifting ring is busted

CBAT future uncertain

Code official investigated by city

CRCT retest results can't come fast enough

Dougherty wants more H.E.A.T.

Drivers Ed teachers see improvement with tougher restrictions

Heat is dangerous without proper hydration

Lawsuit makes budget process harder

Lowndes High cans high food costs

Man drowns in Northwest Albany

Man drowns while working on property

Monroe High student shot during card game

Moody honors fallen airman

Senior center says it needs more $

Some have to work extra hard to beat the heat

South Georgia gas prices pass $4.00!

State recognizes Valdosta program

Storm causes damage in Albany

Time out for tomatoes

Tips or Myths? Debunking gas saving strategies

Valdosta's budget goes green


Tuesday 6/10/2008

10 Country: Hermon's Family Classroom

Accidental drowning

Albany businessman enters guilty plea to cocaine charges

ASU students admit guilt in deadly home invasion

Candidates for political office go back to school

Code Red reverse 911 alerts many to storm, but could they get help?

Damage leaves city, utility hard at work Tuesday

Edwards opens campaign headquarters

Georgia baseball team faces tough Omaha opener

Georgia revenues drop in May, raising fears of a budget shortfall

Lee commissioners say no to tax increase

More teeth in code... city ready to bite

Rangers urge farmers to be extra cautious

Raycom chief speaks to Congress

Sign ordinance moves closer to adoption

Sims for State Senate

Storm knocks out 911 power

Storms leaves thousands without power in Albany

VPD works to lower accidents

Wildcats don't mind playing Florida (again)


Wednesday 6/11/2008

Big trees make big bills

College baseball stars ready for College World Series reunion

Communities in Schools director dies

Elderly man killed in crash

Kids charged with arson

Lee County Commissioners won't raise taxes, but residents could still pay

Local 'maters are mighty good

MCLB future may be linked to new equipment

Moultrie soldier was brave to the end

New industry to bring at least 60 jobs to Valdosta

Protecting yourself against heat illness

Riding camp faces a bleak future

Riverquarium and Chehaw on track to being self sufficient

Thomas county completes long-due revaluation

Three arrested in multi-county indoor marijuana bust

Thronateeska's new planetarium

Torched car found on city's south side

Troops to Teachers

Valdosta man behind bars

Voter deadline is Monday

Westover track star in NCAA finals





Thursday 6/12/2008

An Albany surgeon is suing his former partners

As gas prices increase so does the demand for scootersCity changes fireworks plan

Confident Cats ready for third showdown with rival Florida

Family night fun at the Albany Mall
Georgia parks are free this Saturday

Going from defender to prosecutor

Group fights for forest

Gun found in Ochlocknee murder

Hundreds of GA trucks and drivers grounded

Jack Posey will be more than a spectator on FSU bench

Man shoots, kills father
Meet the wildlife at RiverQ
More pot found in So. Georgia

Rams football camp keeps bringing them back
RiverQuarium shows off artwork
Schools bells re-arranged
Scouts keep safety uppermost in mind

Steeda to celebrate in Valdosta

Telemedicine to combat doctor shortage
Totally Teen Zone TV stolen
Turtles want no trash in storm drains

Valdosta adopts fuel saving plan

Valdosta, Moody turn to hybrid vehicles




Friday 6/13/2008

Agents in Colquitt County Break-up Drug Distribution Ring

2 sentenced to prison in Bainbridge cocaine cases

Armed robber sentenced

Baconton murder shocks community

Be watchful of diseased trees

Camilla youth get a second chance

Campers learn family history

City of Albany tries to ease pain at the pump

Family wants answers about Douglas murder

Food for Thought Restaurant Inspections - June 5 - June 11, 2008

Local heroes get served

Lowndes Fire Chief fired

Migrant farm workers get free health care

NFL stars on the basketball court in Americus

People are still boating

Receiver Christian Wise talks football and acting with Cecil Lester

Rejected boyfriend accused of deadly attack

Thieves take medical equipment

Valdosta ISO finally recognized

Valdosta tomato sales on the rise

VSU expects large enrollment numbers

Woman killed in Tift County accident

Woman recovers from venomous spider bite




Saturday 6/14/2008

Albany citizens care about their community

Albany community kicks crime out

Albany men focus on health

Albany woman dies trying to escape a fire

Auction to help homeless pets

Hudson Malone Towers receive top honors

Moss Farms hosts diving competition

Valdosta man died after car accident

Wildcats beat Florida



Sunday 6/15/2008

Man pulls a gun on bus full of students

Perfect 1st half for Wildcats defense in Florida win

Robberies keep Albany Police busy

Teens ransack Baker County School

Tifton Police investigate home invasion




Monday 6/16/2008
300 platelets and counting!
Albany convenience store robbed at gunpoint
Blitch leaves office early
Bomb threat evacuates courthouse twice
Corn is popping
County helps decide what makes Albany history
Dougherty citizens worry about going into reserves
Drivers can expect another year of HEAT
Five arrested for robbing Citi Gear
Five guns stolen from East Albany business
Girls get lesson in Victorian lifestyle
Man robbed at Albany motel
Non-profit organization considers Georgia gun laws weak
Primary election registration time is up
Share a ride, save a gallon
Thieves hit another youth center in Albany
Train hits truck
Valdosta police fight fuel costs




Tuesday 6/17/2008

10 Country: Mother Nature's Best Friend

Albany Mayor reacts to shooting

Albany mayor weighs in on Dougherty D. A. race

APD asks for help catching cop shooter

APD officer shot, manhunt underway for suspect

APD wants to fight crime with Americorps

Commissioners want to screen alcohol license applicants

Corn prices boost costs of other items

Could Obama win in Georgia?

Dougherty graduate tackles Mixed Martial Arts

Lee commissioners vote down Fire/EMS fee...again

Man injured by train

Old hotel just looks worse and worse

Preparing for a Child Support Worksheet

Savage and Hines ready for return

State scientists gather to discuss Georgia's water

Superintendent proposes late school start

Teen killed in Alapaha crash

Tomatoes returning to Valdosta menus

What to do with Million$ from MEAG

Workcamp headed to Valdosta



Wednesday 6/18/2008

Albany's EDC independence is underway

Bush looks offshore for remedy to high oil prices

Check scheme may be tied to foreign crime

Civil Air Patrol prepared for hurricane season

Cook Sheriff race pulls 8 candidates

County employees can choose Phoebe... or Phoebe

Darton Athletic program highly ranked

Georgia unemployment hits record level

GSW Softball signs nine players

Intense manhunt for shooter continues

Kids learn self-defense

Lowndes candidates meet in political forum

Money saving tips for car insurance

Murder suspect arrested in Thomasville

Power sub-station hit by copper thief

Returning soldiers face a new threat

Reward offered to find Cop Shooter

River Pointe creates scholarship for Darton Golf

Shocking numbers from Spokane

Six horses, one dog infected with EEE

Walk-a-thon to remember Ray City man

Watch your step and your pet... snakes are out





Thursday 6/19/2008

APD officer horse playing with taser

Bridging the gap between Middle and High School

Calhoun County fatal crash

Community tip led to shooter arrest

County receives grant for Radium Springs Country Club

DOT shuts 2 lanes of I-75 in northwest Georgia

FBI raids office of Berrien Sutton

Georgia health officials reports 10 cases of salmonella

Give plasma, Get cash

Jail escapee caught

Lanier Sheriff Candidate and three South GA lawyers indicted

Man who offered reward for cop shooter reacts to arrest

Moultrie boy given healing surgery

New DUI law in Georgia

Police continue to search for gunman

Political races heat up in Bainbridge

Pope healing with Cardinals

Power restored to Dawson

State loan will help Bainbridge sewer project

Teen charged with shooting police officer

Vaccine protects horses from EEE

Woman dies in rural wreck



Friday 6/20/2008

Albany Amateur Golf Championship - Day 1

Coaster club visits Valdosta

Corn needs water in last month

Drug Task Force Commander resigns

Firefighters battle multiple blazes

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections - June 12 - June 18, 2008

Former candidate endorses Sproul

Georgians empathize with Iowa flood victims

Hole in One, Hole in One, Hole in One

KAB collects tires for free

Keeping kids safe in Lee County

Lunchtime wreck snarls traffic

Obama ad to debut in Georgia

Operation Zero Tolerance kick-off in Southwest GA

Semi catches fire on I - 75, tanks filled with fuel

Sign vandalism continues in Lee County

Something else to worry about: Baby's bottle safe?

South GA minority care doesn't make the grade

Teal Drum Corps kicks off in Georgia

Watson's still on the Lanier County ballot

WG&L fights back against copper crooks

Wildcats peaking at the right time



Saturday 6/21/2008

Albany Amateur Golf Championship - Day 2

Albany group "chooses 2 lose" together

Albany Hot Dog King hold-up

ASU hosts team hoops camp

Blank Slate

Fatal Crash on Liberty Expressway

House fire leaves Cairo family homeless

Skaters hit the ramps in Albany

South Georgia assault suspect arrested

Wildcats Shock Spokane



Sunday 6/22/2008

Albany Amateur Golf Championship - Day 3

Lightning strike damages house in Pelham

Nashville Star has a south Georgia connection

Peanuts continue to burn in Vienna

Rusty Simpson vying for Tifton Judicial Circuit Judge

Truck goes up in flames on I-75





Monday 6/23/2008

ADDU chase video released

Blue ready to drive forward in the Motor City

Burglars make biz ownership extra hard

Dougherty School leaders continue budget process

Drug sting nets bakers dozen

Fuel costs increase public bus use

Grass fire danger remains despite rain showers

Lee County goes Republican

Man arrested in Crisp County for murder

Men are at risk for Osteoporosis too!

More motorcycles mean more fatalities on GA roads

More shoppers go to second hand stores

New technology helps police save on gas

Now is the time to take on mosquitoes

Peanut bio-diesel refinery draws interest

Police find 2 women shot to death in Ga. home

Politics is a family affair for one Lee couple

Thomasville 2008 Peace Officer named

Workcamp repairs Valdosta homes




Tuesday 6/24/2008
10 Country: Donald's Screen Wire Art
A driver asleep at the wheel causes crash
Albany man charged with raping new employee
Albany Police Investigate Armed Robberies
Albany's "Go Green" Girls Have a Mission
An Albany judge encourages reading
APD officer leaves hospital
Back to biblical times
Baker County Sheriff's status still up in the air
College football season draws closer with Peach State Pigskin Preview
Darsey Oil burglarized a second straight day
Focus on the road when at the wheel
Former UGA baseball player remembers 1990 championship season
Gas run outs increasing
Hawg needs a home
Housing slump slams timber industry
Judge McLane announces retirement
Lee leaders approve balanced budget
Lives saved by Albany armor
Lowndes firefighters petition Chief Fielding's termination
Making downtown wheelchair friendly
New development hits Northwest Albany
Rooster combs prevent knee surgery
South Georgia bakery announces merger
Suit filed over deadly police chase
Teen pregnancy makes headlines
Valdosta Police search for motel robbers
VHS names new principal
VSU opens new dorm
Waffle House robbed at gunpoint






Wednesday 6/25/2008

Albany city leaders balance budget

Albany Tomorrow still has a tomorrow

Ben Hill officer laid to rest

Berrien investigators battle theft increase

Blazers open 2008 season on national television

Bridgehouse work moves along

Contractors come under more control

Cyclist struck in traffic

Darton soccer camp keeps growing

Decatur County Humane Society out of money

Deputies nab copper theft

Diabetes on the rise in the U.S.

Four day work week for city?

Future of Albany Tomorrow to be decided tonight

Glass cut ends home invasion

Governor interviews Blitch replacements

Grant to help Berrien County recruit new industries

L. A. wants to jazz up turtles

Lee County approves Westover project

Myrtle Pitts Ford

New Auburn offense will have balance

New GA sex offender law

New transportation director is on board

Phoebe's Family Tree grows

Product Recalls

Progress is being made in the DOCO School System

Rape Suspect May Have Attacked Other Women

Reed Bingham's weed woes

Road Detour: Water Line Breaks in south Albany

Schley wreck kills two

School board member questions CRCT re-test

Training facility has opposition

What'll you do for free gas?

Where should guns go?




Thursday 6/26/2008

Albany utility gets into cyber-space

Basketball camp teaches more than dribbling

Bennett still hopeful to hear name called in NBA draft

Bulldogs prepare for tough schedule,big expectations in '08

Charged Albany Code Enforcement Inspector resigns

Eidson suspended after federal indictment

Felton waiting to hear on Humphrey case

Georgia may tighten water restrictions again

Government wants Sutton's property

Heritage House owner in Court

Hit and run driver wanted by APD

Man charged in marijuana operation gets bond

No death penalty for child rapists

Posey claims ACC triple crown

Property owner needs police protection

Residents move in at Phoebe

"Save Our Forest" succeeds

Sheriffs work together; seize drug money

Struck Cyclist Dies at Hospital

Students bring ring and owner together

Supreme Court says you have the right to bear arms

US panel endorses 2nd vaccine for kids' virus

Valdosta closer to eliminating substandard housing

Valdosta industry forced to lay-off employees

Water main break creates traffic detours in South Albany

Waycross third graders accept plea deal

WG&L will expand telecommunication services into Lee County






Friday 6/27/2008

4th of July alters trash pick-up

Campaign signs knocked down

Coolidge awarded disaster prevention grant

Cops train kids for future

Folks want those converter boxes

House GOP assesses special election losses

Investigation complete after Marine dog's death

Looking for that money tree

Man injured by logging equipment

Man killed while mowing his lawn

Officer shooting inspires APD blood drive

Police warn against celebratory gunfire

Possible e-coli outbreak in Colquitt Co.

Possible E-Coli outbreak in Colquitt County

Program to help South GA quit smoking

Programs to help job seekers find work

Sheriff Candidate talks to the community

Sinkhole will be with us a while longer

Students get a taste of African culture

Who wants Senate seat?

Wounded cop will return to duty




Saturday 6/28/2008

Don't let injuries ruin your 4th of July celebrations

Investigation into tainted meat continues

Lightning strikes Albany home

Sheriff candidate ready to serve

Tainted tomatoes may be good news for produce stands

Three doctors help cut S.W. Georgia shortage

Voters got up-close and personal

Wildcats want to avoid letdown versus Daytona





Sunday 6/29/2008

A closer look at candidates platforms

Albany car wash gets cleaned out

Early County home destroyed by flames

Early start to July 4th weekend

Number of homes sold are up in May

Two injured in Early County accident

U.S. spending jumps with the help of stimulus checks




Monday 6/30/2008

Albany Diversion Center Shut-down

$7 a gallon for gas???

AC units stolen from construction site

Construction halted on Early County coal plant

Crime Stoppers has good participation

Dems face off in Senate debate

E Coli investigation expands

Florida man arrested after two-county chase

Girl's Inc. headquarters burglarized again

Homerville Judge's career ends

Investigators looking for threatening callers

Lee County cracks down on alcohol sales to the under aged

Major Insurance changes for County Employees

Meet the Dougherty County candidates for Sheriff

New Georgia alcohol laws help business owners

Official Biggest Loser Contest Rules

OSHA investigates Colquitt carbon monoxide poisoning

Pelham Police Officer Arrested

Phone call finally comes for the Blanchard family

Police officer charged with aggravated assault

Police search for armed robber

Pot defendants plead in federal court

School Board passes budget

Wildcats welcome second bye week

Zaccari finishes VSU tenure


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