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WALB News Archives, September, 2008


Monday 9/1/2008

Albany hotels full of Gustav evacuees

Evacuees find rest in South Georgia
Flood victims start clean up process

Georgia hospitality eases evacuation for some

Moody airmen could help Gustav victims

New Orleans family in Albany waiting out Gustav

Truck driver slams into moving train



Tuesday 9/2/2008

10 Country: Greg's Imprisoned School

22 Gustav evacuees under one Valdosta roof

After Gustav, more storms looming

Alabama Governor lifts evacuation order

Albany Humane Society prepared for evacuees

Albany Tech teams up to build homes for low income families

Chehaw will charge more
Church arson caught by camera

Dog bites up

Downtown to see a 'renaissance'

Emergency officials focus on what Hanna will do

Gas price drops slower that it climbs

Georgia Power sends help to Mississippi

Guy gets probation, then bolts?

Home invasion suspects caught

Initiative to cut poverty introduced

Lee County man sentenced in connection with friend's death

Leesburg Man Hunt for suspect who fled from court

Louisiana's capitol city still a mess

Lowndes County ready for Hanna

Mosquitoes invade Dougherty County

Motorcycle crash kills one

Now's a good time to discuss sex with teens

Pawnshops send electronic reports to APD

Rynders speaks on RNC from St. Paul

Tift County gets ready for Hannah evacuees

Ty Ty shelter needs food for evacuees

Valdosta State player shot in Jacksonville

Wildcats will play in Albany for another season





Wednesday 9/3/2008

Active meth lab discovered in Decatur County

Air Force scraps CBAT program

Albany man gets life sentence for murder

Attack has Leesburg Council considering tougher dog laws

Changes coming for Lee water, sewer customers

Commission will wait to fill District 5 slot

Downtown renaissance is a process

Eight cars stolen from auction yard

Evacuees ready to leave Georgia

Grocer attacked for can of Spaghetti-O's

Hanna changing this week's high school football schedule

Helping seniors weather the storm

Hospital death rates high in Georgia

Lee County probationer arrested

MCLB prepares for extra military guests

Moultrie Road money will be hard to get

Peanut farmers get a head start on plowing

Property tax grant sill in limbo

Skate park in the works for Bainbridge

South Georgia man sentenced to life for rape

Storm worries start early peanut harvesting

Storms impact food bank's supply

Tift County Teachers may lose salary supplements

Wanted fugitive surrenders to Albany Police

Whether a mule barn or museum, it must comply



Thursday 9/4/2008

1 Tank Trip: Ashburn and Turner County

Albany businessman sentenced

Albany's Mitchell ready to face mentor on Friday

Archbold Memorial Hospital gets digital mammography machine

Bulldogs look to fill hole

Car sellers scam customers, dealership

Civil Air Patrol on standby for Hanna

Decatur County kids will recieve backpacks of food

Evacuated family welcomes baby in Thomasville

Fast food bandits behind bars

Gustav hotels bills paid by FEMA

It's Atlantic Coast's turn as Hanna eyes Southeast

Lakeland teen ager murdered

Monroe's Lumpkin earns player of week honors

Phoebe foot bridge closes street

Potential museum site gets boards

Prescription Help is Here

ThermaCare sale could mean additional jobs

Thursday High School Football Scoreboard

Tifton hotels getting booked with Hanna evacuees

United Way kicks of campaign

Washington features Albany school




 Friday 9/5/2008

A south Georgia minister charged in a bank robbery remains jailed

Albany cop shoots attacking dog

Auction company's stolen cars recovered

Car theft big problem for police

Carl Gregory suspect says there's two sides to the story

Church fire bomb investigation continues

Does Sasser need a city government?

First Friday in Albany

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections - August 28 - September 3, 2008

Georgia High School Football Scoreboard September 5, 2008

Lowndes dive team ready for rescues

Mosquitoes are bigger and badder

Underwood admits murders

Valdosta food bank provides disaster relief

Volunteers needed for the Red Cross

Voters can now cast ballots 45 days before election

WALB's Most Wanted: David Lee Swinney

Woman pleads in robbery murder case

Woman robbed in broad daylight, car stolen

Woman warns about scam calls


 Saturday  9/6/2008

Albany men take a stand against cancer

Albany police involved in a wreck

APD officer cited with red light violation

Children take center stage at 2008 Kids Expo

Thieves steal an ATM


 Sunday  9/7/2008

A sign of faith

Blakely couple killed in traffic accident

Camilla remembers September 11, 2001

Gunman shoots at cab driver and his passenger

Men arrested for stabbing roommate

Shots fired at an Albany club




Monday 9/8/2008

Albany's getting spruced up for visitors

Cairo flood victims voice concerns at city council meeting

Clayton schools will not appeal accreditation loss

Darton golf in third in first fall tourney

Darton makes it five in a row

Dougherty's health plan still in the works

East Albany Walmart closer to reality

FEMA calls on MCLB for Ike preps

Georgia DOT wants your input

Hotel managers air concerns with Lott

Jury selected for Sheriff Peterson, Darrell Watson

Life sentence handed down for Yarn

Maschke questions opponents credibility

Police have few clues in cab shooting

Stolen Texas car recovered in Albany

Where's the water?



Tuesday 9/9/2008

10 Country: Arthur Never Campaigned

Albany native Taylor believes Beijing gold just the beginning

APD looking for information in arson

Bainbridge man in jail after two attacks

Darton golf finishes second in fall opener

Dawson residents learn how to combat bats

Dougherty school board race becomes bipartisan

FEMA trucks begin their trip

GSP, DNR rescue boaters

Investigation continues into Moultrie murder

Job Fair focuses on healthcare field

Jury selected for Sheriff Peterson, Darrell Watson

Lee County positions could remain on ice

Man killed in Cordele accident

Milk truck smacks train

One dead in Moultrie shooting

Parks at Chehaw works to increase revenue

Partnership leads to grant money for healthier living

Rams ranked in AFCA poll

Second car salesman wanted for theft surrenders

State budget crisis hits Clinch Co. hard

Student treated after chemical spill on campus

Thomas County schools get Fruit and Veggie Grant

Train/semi collision stops traffic



Wednesday 9/10/2008

Albany benefits from Tourism Conference

Albany non-profit receives large grant

Albany Tomorrow has no future

Antennas still needed for "Big Switch"

Big tires stolen off Irrigation system

Burglaries on the rise in Albany

Children's Advocacy Center has a new Director

City leaders showcase Albany

Collier attack was intentional

Eagles face tough home opener

Governor's group visits to focus on tourism

Heart attack causes five car pileup

Historic presidential election excites new voters

Home owners fight back in home invasion

Jury deliberates in Sheriff Peterson case

Lunch in the Plaza

More Darton students majoring in health care

Mule Barn gets mini facelift

Official dedication held for Lee County elementary school

State economic picture grim

Thomasville man continues Moultrie makeover

Unemployment reaches 10 year high in Tifton

Valdosta State returns to action with two new players

VSU volleyball falls at home to Eckerd




Thursday 9/11/2008

1 Tank Trip: Thomasville and Thomas County

9/11 Remembered

Albany remembers 9/11

Battle between Anson and Maschke heats up

Chamber, EDC searches narrowing

Coke combines in Worth County

Collegians want to live in style

Criminals to be greeted with gun?

Events down at Albany Civic Center

Gas prices on the way back up, especially in Albany

High tech talk dominates Governor's Tourism Conference

Indians get in win column and Dougherty wins second straight

Job Fair begins opens to public Friday

Last day to take advantage of "stimulus blitz"

Lawsuits filed against Valdosta fast food restaurant

Moody firefighters honor 9/11 victims

Robert's High School Picks

Sheriff Peterson acquitted of federal charges

Sheriff Winston Peterson acquitted

Some gas stations running on empty

Thomas University has special speaker at 9/11 service

Truck slams into car on U.S. 19 six injured

Valdosta doctor recalls WTC attack

Vehicular homicide trial postponed

Zenon wins player of week honor



Friday September 12, 2008

Adel teacher charged with molesting 13 year-old student

D.A. issues arrest warrant for witness

Food for Thought- September 3, 2008 - September 11, 2008

High School Football Scoreboard 9/12/08

Ike and the gas hike

Ike postpones VSU football game

Ike's a gas - gas - gas

Independently owned gas station suffers

Ladies like the Palin look

Moody airmen deploy for Ike

Noted realtor dies

Police patrol Nashville stations as gas goes up

Suspected Crip gets prison sentence

Upshaw murder trial starts Monday

Valdosta Asst. Principal arrested



Saturday, September 13, 2008
Deputies patrol pumps for price gouging
Dougherty does a digital clean-up
Kids learn how to play golf from pro
Valdosta police look for masked thief




Sunday 9/14/2008

Albany thief attacked by his victim

Burglars hit Albany sandwich shop

Ga. Revenues continue to slide

National average considered a deal at South Georgia pumps

Several Albany gas stations out of fuel

South Ga. town paying $5.69 per gallon for gas

Sylvester teen struck during football game




Monday 9/15/2008

Albany Police Search for Forgery Suspects

ARC donations needed

Boy sets house alight

Cavaliers golf team storms to Hurricane Invitational victory

Charges dismissed against Darrell Watson

Commission approves new EMS HQ

Decatur Deputies prepares for Firearms Training

Gas prices move up in Ike's wake

GBI investigates murder of a Coffee County man

Georgia linebacker leads player of the week honorees

Hurricanes have employees at Balfour Pole busy

K-9 units to be cut due to state budget

Man Crashes into Tree on County Line Road

News from Wall Street scares South Georgians

One Bainbridge station's price under national average

Over a hundred property tax bills in court

Post office scuffle ends in gunfire

Punt boots Georgia to victory

Ray Charles Plaza under construction

SCLC announces convention in Valdosta

State officials look into gas prices

Why are gas prices so high?

Wildcats officially have coaching vacancy


Tuesday 9/16/2008

10 Country: Wildean's Huge Family

AIG gets bailout from feds

Albany High students give the gift of life

Bronwood station owner justifies $5.69 gasoline

Charity tournament to benefit Alzheimer's

City workers won't have to change doctors

Darton women shutout ABAC and high school softball scores

Decatur County Sheriff's Office heads to Texas for Ike

Department of Corrections release K-9 plan

Dougherty County's election supervisor plans to retire

Flu shots may be harder to get

Georgia ready for road trip to Arizona desert

Grieving parents ask for community's help

Guns stolen in Dougherty burglary

Johnson murder trial goes to closing arguments

Man gunned down inside apartment

Moody Airmen rescue hundreds after Ike

Pelham gas station owner wants to take a stand

Smile... you're on candid camera

Stingley lands in Big Easy

Subpoenas issued for gas stations who may have gouged motorists

Thomasville wreck sends two people to the hospital

Upshaw pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter




Wednesday 9/17/2008

Albany area voter registration drives

Albany man sentenced to life for murder

Budget cuts hit another state agency

Cairo man slits his wife's throat

Crooks put the hurt on car dealers

Early voting starts Monday

First responders learn more about explosives

Gas supplies improve, as complaints grow

Goddard appeals dismissal

House goes up in flames

I'm not dead!

Is there enough fuel for public safety?

Minister arrested in Thomasville

Newspaper cuts home delivery

P.O.W. speaks to GSW students

Robert's High School Picks

Taking advantage of MCLB for economic development

Thomasville gas prices going down but have low supply

Unbeaten Colquitt County ready for number one Vikings

Valdosta Fire Department rolls out new ride

Valdosta firefighters train in tight spaces

Valdosta students visit D.C.

VSU volleyball sweeps Albany State

Wildcats coaching search moves into high speed

Wounded cop back on the job



Thursday 9/18/2008

1 Tank Trip: Callaway Gardens

Albany aquarium gets new fish

Albany Police Search for Suspects

Albany QB wins player of week honors

Blazers ready to get back on the field

Caution: "Men at Work"

Dougherty School Superintendent sees improvement

Generous gift helps Hospice patients

Georgia Green Industry organizing

Lovebugs invade South Georgia and damage your car

Marine Reservists Return to MCLB Albany

Marines host POW/MIA Breakfast

Marines practice two-wheeled safety

Meigs convenience store robbed Wednesday

Patriots pull big fourth quarter comeback to beat Panthers

Rim/tire thieves work like a pit crew

State embarking on 2nd homeless count

State Theatre Hosts 2nd Annual Cancer Ties Fundraiser

Student teacher faces sex charge

UGA's Landers highlights 2009 GSHF class

ViewPoint: Crime doesn't attract business

Young boy caught in scheduling SNAFU





Friday 9/19/2008

Air Force takes time for POWs/MIAs

Albany city leaders called out on crime

Bogus goods busted in Tifton

Christian mag featuring female pastors yanked

Crime-fighting group raises reward money

Firefighters return to normal after fuel crisis

Food for Thought- September 11 - September 17, 2008

Galveston will get help from Georgia

Getting a grip on metal thefts

Lowndes County inmate is found dead in his cell

Phoebe dedicates Cath Lab Waiting Room in honor of hospital leader

Rams working on defense in bye week

The Darton College Foundation names their "Friend of the Year"

Thomasville Police train with a Driving Simulator

Tift County gets more bad news

WALB-TV to show powerful DUI documentary



Saturday 9/20/2008

Albany contractor kicks off his campaign

ASU wants to make sure you vote

Boy hit by a Valdosta police officer

High gas prices hurting lawn care

Jim Martin calls for change in the Senate

Lowndes deputy arrested for indecency

Riders saddled up for cancer research

South Georgians weigh in on government bail-outs

Valdosta State defeats Ouachita Baptist


Sunday 9/21/2008
Albany gas stations empty again
Albany police investigate hotel robbery
East Albany Winn Dixie vandalized
Investigators work mysterious death in Albany
Perfect time to test your detectors
Wall Street worries college students





Monday 9/22/2008

Car sales fall 11% from 2007

Circus comes to town!

Credit crisis hit close to home

Dougherty County burglary suspects arrested

Dougherty voters show high interest in election

Drought's latest victim: Georgia trees

Drunk worker runs amok in city truck

Enigma Police Chief cited for D.U.I.

Gas is scarce in parts of Georgia

Get your financial house in order

Investigation continues into Albany man's mysterious death

Lawmen disturbed by DUI's

Mom accidentally runs over her baby boy

Problems on Wall Street teach us all a lesson

Roadblock runner captured after three hour manhunt

So. Georgia gas supplies continue to run short

South Georgia K-9 unit wins national competition

Survey results not good for "Good Life City"

Thomasville searching for first win

Three ballot amendments up for consideration in November

Tropical Storms worsen allergies this year

UGA's Munson retires immediately

Winnersville voters are enthusiastic


Tuesday 9/23/2008

3 suspects sought in Holland Drive shooting

Albany college helps "Light the Night"

APD arrest may solve car lot crimes

Armed robbery suspects arrested

Cairo family gets a new Home

Cairo gas supply still low

City commissioners approve cameras, demolitions

Cooper Tire Temporarily Shuts Down

Dooley talks about the legend of Munson

Georgia says they are not counting on jerseys to beat Bama

Georgia Southwestern student arrested for murder

NAACP leaders support Davis stay of execution

Nashville man reels in state record

Phoebe donates property for new senior center

Rams still hurting coming off bye week

Recreation Department expands services

Retirees keep a careful watch on the economy

Storms hamper tire builder

Tech schools consolidate to save money

Val Tech prepares for East Central merger

Valdosta stand-off ends with arrests

Water takes center stage in Dawson



Wednesday 9/24/2008

Agents collect illegal music, movies

American Fibers and Yarns shuts down

Businesses near Cooper impacted

Cairo expects battle from Monroe

Deadly "pharming" trend finds Valdosta

Drivers in the South still scrambling for a tank

EPA fines Valdosta company

"Fireproof" tickets are a hot commodity

Four-day school week isn't likely here

ICMA highlights Albany

Lady Rams volleyball ready for crossover tournament

Locals react to U.S. financial crisis

Maintenance Center supports war fighters with increased production

Merchants say shoplifting is skyrocketing

Old teammates match wits in Georgia-Bama showdown

Peanut harvest looks promising

Permit holders may tote guns in more places

Prison sentence for burning woman with cooking oil

Released suspect collared for more crimes

Road trips still on for Dougherty Co. Students

Roberts College Football Picks

Robert's High School Picks September 26, 2008

South Georgia's gas shortage likely to continue

Unemployment rises in Crisp County




 Thursday 9/25/2008

71 year old Thomas County man charged with Rape

Phoebe Putney Hospital Honors Volunteers

Albany High students prepare for disaster

Albany WG&L says HOPE Program help needed

Area jobless rate highest in 15 years

Blazer offense turns corner

Construction equipment stolen

Cop shooter indicted

Darton College students register to vote

Georgia seniors 'Take Charge'

Georgians let Sonny hear it over gas prices

New job seekers need good skills

One heavy heart for two sons

Prison work crews help state's budget crisis

Service organizations hold summit

Should drinking age be lowered? ASU president sounds off

State looks to improve transportation

Thomas Schools get a headstart on CRCT

Valdosta man forced to play Russian Roulette

Valdosta realtors raise money for local charity

Valdosta woman tries to run over boyfriend

ViewPoint: Who's responsible for this bank disaster?

Westover quarterback earns player of week honors

WG&L trucks conserving fuel

Woman Convicted of Helping Son Escape after Murder


Friday 9/26/2008

AMS agrees to reading project

Chamber of Commerce has new leader

Disney Live! Contest Rules

Face your fears at Phobia

Fire Fighters to get new training facility

Food for Thought- September 18 - September 23, 2008

Hatcher reminds citizens of voting rules

Hundreds walk to help the fight against blood cancer

Masons help identify missing children

Mt. Zion apartment sustains fire damage

Pelham promotes golf carts for transportation

SGMC opens new surgery center

Superior court candidate outlines her platform

Turner County business will close

Two arrests solve five Valdosta crimes

Update: Albany Marine Killed in Hit and Run Accident


Saturday 9/27/2008

Albany man recovers from stabbing

Albany thief caught in the act

Albany thieves drive through wall

Dougherty candidates campaign to be your next commissioner

Driver who hit Worth county teen tracked down

TEAM Community makes it easy

Woman killed after husband fell asleep behind the wheel



Sunday 9/28/2008

Atkinson man recovers from wreck

Copper thieves gut Albany home

Crisp County Public Works employee killed on the job

Georgia looks to rebound

Marine Reservist gets happy homecoming

Worth county man found dead



Monday 9/29/2008

Attorney group speaks to students

Autopsy confirms Albany Marine hit by truck

'Bailout' Bill goes down on Capital Hill

Cooper Tire resumes production

D.A. to take day care death investigation to Grand Jury

Drowned man couldn't swim

Fireproof" blazes to number four at the box office

GA Lottery hits jackpot in ticket sales

Gas prices drop, but the supply is slow to improve

Gun groups to appeal decision to toss complaint

National spotlight turns to Valdosta...again

Police Search For Brazen Burglars

Reed Bingham starts turtle tracking program

Reward offered for information on Valdosta homicide

Robert's Rant: Georgia's youth exposed by Crimson Tide

State's trust fund strong despite high unemployment

Stop heart disease one step at a time

Turner deputies look for murder suspect

Warwick waives Weaver

What's next? Big economic bailout outcome impacts small biz

Worth County prepares for Cairo




Tuesday 9/30/2008

10 Country: Lonza's Life Cakes

Albany State ready to bounce back

Americus police charge a dozen people in a deadly fight

Berrien County family fights for new trial

Blazers honor former teammate with helmet decal

Coffee churches pray together during credit crisis

Cotton prices fall with the market

District Attorney gives notice

Gas shortage plagues the Southeast

Gutters stolen for Copper in Pelham

Home invasion victim fights back

K-9's meet the people that made it all happen

Killer pit bulls destroyed

Knights looking forward to coming home

Lakeland couple arrested

Moultrie businesses burn

New facility helps Coffee County fight unemployment

Open Arms just got wider

Planners give investment advice during volatile times

Police: Victim knew killers

Senator Chambliss weighs in on bailout bill

There are still loans to be made




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