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WALB News Archives, August, 2008


Friday 8/1/2008

Albany Fire Department concerned about bio-diesel

Albany Guard returns from training mission

Co-workers mourn the death of Tifton man who fell to his death

Collision with cattle truck kills one

Early voting in run-offs from primary ends

EDC: Crime perception is wrong

First Friday in Downtown Albany

Food for Thought- July 24 - July 30, 2008

Friends and family react to Tifton murder

Georgia ranked number one in coaches preseason poll

Lake Park, Lake City killings could be linked

Mauled boy needs 200 stitches

Merry Acres taking back their neighborhood

Moultrie restaurant cleared to reopen

Rams ready to get to work on the gridiron

Spike in meth labs sparks training session

Tifton man murdered, three charged

Valdosta serial robbers caught

Valdosta welcomes new VSU President

WMA opens to the public



Saturday 8/2/2008

Code enforcers take on new challenges from foreclosures

Kids vaccinated before school

Restaurant reopens after e-coli scare

Review of possible to changes to Plant Mitchell has started

Ty Ty teen dies in fatal wreck

Watch programs share crime fighting techniques


Sunday 8/3/2008

Boy drowned in Flint, rescuer is missing

Missing 4-year-old found unharmed



Monday 8/4/2008

Albany drowning victim hailed as hero

ASU Faculty & Staff get pep talk

Body of rescuer pulled from river

CBM partners with school system to help black boys

Dog owners need to be aware of county ordinances

Don't forget to vote!

Florida fugitive caught in Quitman

GBI investigates Lee death

Hahira man electrocuted

Leaders call for better law enforcement

Lee County Football Preview

Lee County woman found dead in home

Liquor Store burglarized

New lunch room a big hit with students

Parents charged with burning child

Post 182 state champs and Albany American loses heartbreaker

Shot woman's family sues city, firing officer

Students learn about political process

Thomasville Walmart bank branch held up

Thousands of Georgians have stimulus payments waiting

Ty Ty boy home after dog attack

Valdosta State looks to defend National Title

Would-be rescuer called a hero




Tuesday 8/5/2008

10 Country: Betty's Handcrafted Love

AFD quells P&G plant fire

Albany City Manager's contract is up

Albany gas prices among highest in state

ATC shows new cyber-space presence

County takes action against litter

Doctors warn of heat dangers

East Albany Walmart one step closer

Fed-Ex truck overturns on I-75

Fuel surcharge added to taxi fare

GSC coaches like Valdosta State

Heard extradited to Lowndes County

How will utility money be spent?

Lake Park murder suspect back in Lowndes jail

Prine wins the votes

Search for EDC President continues with survey

Thomasville goes wireless

Tompkins keeps the title

Tornadoes look to rebuild in 2008

Voter turnout, poor for primary runoffs

Voters come out in Lowndes

What could be done to help drowning swimmers?

Wildcats and Albany city leaders look to future

Wildcats coach will look at AFL options

Will competition bring better cable service?

Will your alley be paved?



Wednesday 8/6/2008

Albany Olympic hero honored on historic anniversary

Berry, Cola earn AF2 honors

Classes start in Dougherty County

District 13 voters will return in three weeks

Georgia faces S-I curse

Gospel group helps Ty Ty boy

Langdale Hospice receives $1.5 million endowment

Lowndes commission race not over yet

Lowndes,Clinch counties saw big turnout

Millions of miles traveled for home health care

New start, end times at Dougherty Co. schools

Patriots have holes to fill to build on 2007 success

Safety seat saves 1-year-old's life in crash

Schools reopen in Dougherty County

Valdosta rapist in court ten years after his crime

Winnersville Classic will be televised nationally

Youth group cleans up Albany


Thursday 8/7/2008

1 Tank Trip: Andersonville, Providence Canyon, and Westville

Albany officials research warning signs at Flint River

Albany's Airport Tower unmanned during some commercial flights

Are you cutting down on booze?

Bandana Bandit indicted for 9 armed robberies

D. J. Vinson given hero's funeral

Four Darton softball players earn four year offers

Frank Golden

Grady to stay with drug task force

Lowndes looking for another repeat

Masked gunmen rob Dairy Queen

Murder in Montezuma

National praise for Dougherty School

National TV show comes to Albany Tech

New candidate running for District 1 School Board seat

Olympic Athlete has South Georgia family ties

Rams open practice on a mission

Suit claims Johnny Langdale, Jr defrauded family

Tuskegee turns out to honor Alice Coachman

Valdosta conviction overturned 10 years later


Friday 8/8/2008

Albanian considers relocation after APD experience

Alzheimer's Association opens in Valdosta

APD stats: Crime is up in 2008

City holds bike give-a-way

District 1 School Board seat has new candidate

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections - July 31 - August 6, 2008

Four want to be Clinch County Sheriff

Judge adds more prison time

Moultrie, Columbus crime labs may close

Pot farm busted by Coffee sheriff

Rolling meth lab busted

School system works through growing pains

Sheriff's Office fields gas price complaints

South Georgia minister is bank robbery suspect

Sporting goods workers robbed

Teen saves elderly neighbor from fire

Title Town Realty opens in Valdosta

VSU receiver gets waiver to play at North Carolina



 Saturday 8/9/2008

ATC's community, family, and friends day



 Sunday 8/10/2008

Keeping your eye on the gas pumps




Monday 8/11/2008

Albany Dougherty SWAT has new commander

Albany fugitive arrested in Florida

APD has central team for burglaries

Benefit Concert set for Ty Ty boy

Bond allows P&G deal to progress

Chinese Americans pleased by Olympic showing

Commissioners want 133 widened

Eidson trial postponed

Georgia pecans a hit in China

Homeowners beware

Lowndes deputies search for masked burglars

Man charged as serial rapist, denied bond

Market Study to determine value of apartments

Metal thieves wreck AC units

Mistakenly released from jail, Albany man is arrested again

New school under construction in Lanier County

Parking decks open at VSU

Record enrollment in Lee County schools

Second lawsuit filed over e-coli tainted beef

Shooting victim arrested

Special Report: Restaurant Regulators

State budget cuts hit school systems hard

Unarmed bandit makes off with money from convenience store

Valdosta looks to reload in 2008

Wait time low at SGMC


Tuesday 8/12/2008

10 Country: Lee's Home Grown Bragging Rights

Albany man is robbed at gunpoint

Computer glitch creates schedule issue at school

Crime down in Valdosta

Dougherty County crime rate down in 2008

Eidson trial rescheduled

Employee arrested for armed robbery

Farmers get tool in water management

Folks love to see the fish-- and other critters

Good news at the gas pumps

Governor Perdue says bio energy will help economy

Hubbles to reopen... again

Lee County leaders worry about state budget cuts

Local Gymnasts inspired by Olympics

Man arrested for making meth in motel room

Milk prices are falling

Motel room used for Meth cook

Pastor says music minister 'must have snapped'

Reduction of traffic is key to Lee's future

Sturdivant out for season

SWAT to be fine-tuned

Unrest in Georgia has been brewing for years

Valdosta High Football Preview

Valdosta's gas plan works

VSU ranked number one

Woman facing child molestation is out on bond

Young mother shot to death during fight



Wednesday 8/13/2008

Alabama bank robber caught in Georgia

Albany family starts 'Take Back' campaign

Anderson plans to relax in retirement

APD vows improvement after Henderson miss

Armed robbers get life

Atkinson man killed in morning wreck

Blazer QB decision coming this week

Colquitt Co. justice is swift

Darton hosts Professional Women's Forum

Dougherty County golf club burglarized

Economy puts a strain on weddings

Embattled sheriff will step down

End nearing for Albany Tomorrow?

Flowers: Dougherty High will be better in '08

Freshmen move in to VSU

Help is a phone call away

Hold your snack for Savannah

Judge killed in car accident

Judge rules Ga. school funding suit can be heard

Kitchen fire displaces mom, son

Much needed animal ordinance revealed

Ray City grant will help rid city of drugs

The law wants shot burglary suspect

Throwing away your TV harms the environment

"Tropic Thunder" causes uproar from some

Title Town trophy stirs up debate

Wildcats coach wins AF2 award

Working out the kinks at Ray Charles Plaza




Thursday 8/14/2008

1 Tank Trip: Tifton's Agrirama

Albany boy hurt by shotgun blast

Albany family starts 'Take Back' campaign

Chambliss presents life saving grant

Chambliss pushes New Reform Energy Act

Dawson feels budget cuts

Dougherty court calendar loaded with murder trials

Flying baby teens get slap on wrist

Georgia's July unemployment rate highest in 15 years

Guardsman's dogs mysteriously missing

Homerville considers Pit-bull ban

Lady Blazer volleyball ready to rebound in 2008

Lee Co. busts another suspected pot dealer

Moody Airman reunites with father in Iraq

More Ga. students pass math retest

N. W. Moultrie is taking back their neighborhood

Olympic Champion's daughter teaches at school named for her Mother

Outlook good for '08 peanut crop

Police are still looking for two suspects in burglary

Rams getting down to business in week two of summer camp

Reports say Posey deal close with Giants

Saving money at state prisons

Several hurt in school bus/semi wreck

Sonny's reopens after fire

Student scheduling snafu resolved

Tift County will rely on senior leadership and talent

UFO in Colquitt County?





Friday 8/15/2008

ADICA plans to buy downtown properties

Albany woman gets help after fire

Anderson removes his name from ballot

Are you driving less because of gas prices?

Budget cuts shakeup South GA

Caregivers honored for their hard work

Chambliss talks Moody Housing

Charges against Sheriff Peterson dismissed

Fitzgerald ready to run in 2008

Flakes stepping up as Rams leader

Food for Thought- August 7 - August 13, 2008

Ga. unemployment climbs to 6.2%

Generic drugs save you money

Georgia increases laws for bus safety

Huge wreck may be blamed on medical condition

Manson ready to run with the Blazers

Miller County wreck victims in Tallahassee hospital

Officer rescues errant child from busy highway

Palmyra asks for approval for OB services

Stations selling gas at $3.39 in Moultrie



Saturday 8/16/2008

Bulldogs earn number one in Associated Press poll
Gold for Hancock and Taylor leads way into 400m hurdle finals
King scholarship program help Tifton teens

Posey ready to play for the Giants

Reunited and it feels so good
Tifton women put themselves first
VSU fans excited about title defense


Sunday 8/17/2008


Albany man arrested for arson


Another armed robbery in Albany


Brickhouse Productions continues to violate city ordinance


Defense leads Irwin County

Gillionville Baptist receive special visitors


Olympic gold medalist south Ga. connection

Thomasville's Boyd moves to offense this season at Georgia

Tift Sheriff and the GBI investigate man's death





Monday 8/18/2008
ABAC Students Kick-off Fall Semester
Albany State plans to grow enrollment
Albany's Taylor takes gold in 400 hurdles
Albany-Dougherty EMA prepare for Fay
"Bandana Bandit" denied bond
Blood donations continue to thin out
Child sets mother's bed on fire
Coffee looks to continue building a winning program
Commissioners tour Bridge House
Commissioners want 133 widened
Does snake set record?
Farmers are hoping for stormy weather
Lowndes County prepares for Fay
Moultrie Divers look to Olympics for guidance
Olymic athletes played for local college
River Pointe burglarized again
Semi-trucker driver dies after crash with school bus 
Suicide rates on upward trend
TCCHS makes the grade on college entrance exam
Tift Co. distribution closure leaves 200 jobless
Tift death is homicide investigation
Tifton police looking for two robbers
Tifton Walmart stabbing may be gang related
Valdosta teen shot
Valdosta Wendy's robbed
Waycross woman killed by train



Tuesday 8/19/2008

#1 Syrupmakers not taking anyone for granted

10 Country: Richard's Huge Floral Decorations

Albany prepares for Tropical Storm Fay

Animal shelter chief dies in freak accident

Bearcats ready for the Pilcher era

City mourns Searles' passing

Commissioner dies in office

DA frustrated training offers ignored by APD

Dougherty, Lee need to watch Fay's rain fall

Easter Seals Host Community Forum

House Fire Leaves Albany Family Homeless

Judge calls police on flag football player

Lee County couple remembers flood of 1994

Lee County Teen Fires Gun

Lee County, Westover win season softball openers

Park rangers work to save turtles

River Pointe offers reward after burglaries

So. Ga. Tech receives $75K grant

Teenager pleads guilty in armed robbery

Thomasville hopes to avoid the worst of Fay

Two Florida men charged in Terrell Co.marijuana operation

Two men wanted for Sylvester armed robbery

WALB Terrific 10; Angelo Pease Cairo QB

Worth County sees almost no early voters

Worth taxpayers may have to pay for freeze in homestead



Wednesday 8/20/2008

A look at Tropical Storm History

Albany Fire Rescue boat training has added importance

Albany officials anticipate Fay's rain

Albany State University has emergency plan in place

BMX training at Chehaw

Congressman visits Cairo hospital

Do you have flood insurance?

Dougherty County convenience store broken into

Food for Thought- August 14 - August 20, 2008

Major project could finally move forward at ASU

Packers, Propst look for turnaround this season

Richardson joins FSU QB battle

Senator Isakson answers Golden Kiwanis questions

Special election to replace Searles

Val Tech cancels HarvestEd

Valdosta ready for Fay

VFD conducts life saving training

WALB Terrific 10: Shayon Green LB Tift Co.

Worth County will feature strong defense




Thursday 8/21/2008

1 Tank Trip: Valdosta

Albany Public Works gets to the nitty-gritty

Another teenager pleads in robbery/murder case

Are you ready for some football?

Berrien County ready to weather the storm

Bishop says Housing key to jump starting economy

Crews keep an eye on storm ponds

Criminals in action seen on camera

Department of Transportation readies the roads

Ealum resigns Lee County Commission seat

Election to replace Searles isn't clear

Georgia EMA directors hold summit

Japanese Friendship Delegation in Americus

Lady Rams volleyball team start season short-handed

Law men don't like alcohol law change

Nearly eight inches of rain falls in Lowndes County

Public Works prep for tropical storm

Tree limb falls on Albany home

Turner County will rely on speed

WALB Terrific 10: Melzie Johnson WR Bainbridge



Friday 8/22/2008

1972 Olympian Jeff Galloway in Albany

APD gets the OK for AmeriCorps

Broxton man dies in fiery crash

Colquitt, Mitchell Counties watch the sky

Eidson acquitted of all charges

Fay still drenching portions of Florida

Finally, a break at the pumps

Food for Thought- August 14 - August 20, 2008

Friday ends with preparation, vigilance

Law enforcement trained on new sexual assault law

Locals get ready for Democratic National Convention

Madeline Anne Wildes

Mr. Johnny Davis Craig

Phoebe cancels football officials contract

Police suggestions to protect homes and businesses

Reading for rewards

Searles funeral arrangements announced

Southern counties wait for the other shoe to drop

Storm causes three car crash

Storm system provides good practice

Storm worsens in afternoon

Thomas schools dismiss early, Bainbridge will play ball

WALB Terrific 10: Pat Mays DL Sherwood Christian Academy

Wind knocks down tree and starts fire in an Albany home



Thursday 8/28/2008
1 Tank Trip: Blakely
Attention gets Grove Park a going over

Backpacks donated to families

Berrien Sutton fights back

Code enforcers say they're doing the job

CPSC warns parents about deadly bassinets

Film lovers will enjoy festival this weekend

Gustav spikes gas prices in Albany and elsewhere

Hands Across the Border

Man indicted for child porn

More charges for Sheriff Peterson

START for a healthy heart

State budget cuts could close some state parks
Storms can be expensive
What will the Wildcats decide?


Friday 8/29/2008

ADICA building in violation of city code

Albany Police investigate death

Albany Police investigate wounded man

Cancer center reveals expansion plans

Escapee caught in Terrell County

Friday High School Football Scoreboard August 29, 2008

Georgia fans ready for UGA VII debut

Labor Day Georgia traffic predictions

Oxendine talks dust dangers

Public housing need outweighs the supply

Qualifying ends in Dawson

Rash of Home Invasions Have People on Edge

Six stores voluntarily recall deadly bassinets

South Georgia's ready to respond to Hurricane Gustav

State leaders react to McCain's VP choice

Valdosta's own Flavor of New Orleans

Wildcats deal goes back to City Commission



Saturday 8/30/2008
Albany church help those in need
Arsonist tries to burn down Sherwood Baptist Church

Hatcher proud of Eagles effort

September is National Preparedness Month

Thieves hit Albany apartment complexes

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