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Wednesday 10/1/2008

ABC cancels Valdosta broadcast

ADICA offers downtown promotion grants

Albany burglary suspect tasered during capture

Bainbridge man arrested after armed robbery at BP

Bill to give $17 million to Moody Air Force Base

Blighted property owners may have to clean up or pay up

Careers in Construction highlighted

Darton basketball ready to get the season started

Dougherty County Police receive Target grant

Downtown Albany is Online

Financial problems examined in the classroom

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections - September 25 - October 1, 2008

GA Senators support bailout plan

Gas is cheaper and in greater supply

Gunshot wound kills Valdosta man

Heart machines are proving their worth

Help needed to catch Lee County convenience store suspect

Lady Knights win region playoff

Lowndes ready for Northside showdown

Masked robber strikes Homerun Foods

Reward offered in Moultrie arson

Robert's High School Picks October 3, 2008

Settlement offered in failed Moody Housing project

Simmons selected as teacher of the year

Suspected Lakeland drug dealer arrested

Tighter lending hurt new car sales

Tough economy hurting the housing market

 

 

 

Thursday 10/2/2008

Albany is road safety example

Albany teen indicted for murder

Are Republicans losing their grip in Georgia?

Blazers turnovers result in overtime loss

Daisy Paracca Holden

Decatur County applies for money to help with Fay damage

Dougherty graduation rate far behind state

Greenwave rolling back from disappointing 2007 season

Ives brother bring stunt show to Valdosta

Local reaction to VP Debate

Looking for a bargain?

Mr. Elwin Lunday

MRSA cases confirmed at south Georgia schools

Nell Pierce Garrison

New policies for First Friday

No Vote, No Voice

Rails to Trails dream still alive

Republican and Democrats unite over policy

SCA's Knapp runs to player of week honors

South African gymnasts learn routines and southern hospitality

South Georgians angry about bailout

Stolen guns found in Tifton, three arrested

Suspected drunk driver cited for three car crash

Tax Free Holiday starts Thursday.

VSU student volunteers in Iraq

 

 

Friday 10/3/2008

A south Georgia author details the plight of abandoned animals

Albany carjacking victim escapes gunmen

Albany Marines volunteer during day of caring

Albany Tech helps build Habitat homes

Are kids cold medicines safe?

Cheap Friday night family fun

Family of murdered man plead for help

Fire guts a Smithville home

Food for Thought- Restaurant Inspections - September 25 - October 1, 2008

Georgia growers ditch cotton for other crops

Georgia's U.S. Senators criss-cross state answering bailout plan questions

Homecoming week kicks off

Hundreds lend helping hand

Lee County students encourage others to vote

South Georgia High school store no.1 in the nation

 

 

Saturday 10/4/2008

Albany State defeats Stillman College

Dougherty Police investigate Sylvester Road fatal

Equestrians saddled up to save strays

South Albany restaurant robbed at gun point

They're back home

 

 

Sunday 10/5/2008

22-month-old drowned in Fitzgerald

Dougherty detention officer arrested

Elderly man murdered in Quitman

Fire Prevention Week focuses on home safety

Man injured during motel shooting

Masked robber holds up man at gas station

Not enough green to go green

 

 

Monday 10/6/2008

Animal Shelter Contest giving away $10,000

ASU given grant to protect information

Carjacking suspect arrested after chase

Darton soccer sweeps Andrew

Deputy's trial should start Tuesday

Dodson murder trial gets underway

Doughnut shop robber still at large

Killer of elderly man still on the loose

Lady Knights swept by Stratford

Last day to register to vote

Lee County issues newsletter to help voters

Lowndes County registers new voters

Lunch and Learn about Breast Cancer

Man dies trying to trim tree

Mothers defend Lee home daycare owner

Phoebe employees first in line to fight flu

Rams ready for tough homecoming battle with Clark

State Department visits Albany State

Tech freshman quarterback wins ACC rookie of week

Thomasville voters waited an hour to register

Trains! take over Thomas County Museum

Valdosta State hoping history will repeat in 2008

Westover graduation rate beats the state

Woman's death called suicide

 

10/7/2008

Allegations fly in District-one Dougherty County School Board race

Artist questions why problems remain at Ray Charles Plaza

City can't use race, gender to award bids

City plans to increase tax for blighted property owners

City to raise taxes for gang squad

Cougars ready for four week test

Digital cooling system saves thousands of dollars at ABAC

District Attorneys receive grant money despite state budget cuts

Georgia coach gives movie review on "Fireproof"

Get warm safely this winter

Hard times may send many in search of part-time jobs

It's Homecoming time for ASU

Judge candidates talk experience

Lanier County Coach charged with sexual assault

Lowndes and Lee County advance to winner brackets in region tournaments

Lowndes detectives bust up theft ring

Lowndes volunteers bring out the voters

Marine death investigation continues

Murder suspect's truck found

Natural gas outlook is good

Omega boy killed in traffic accident

Palmyra offers county reduced rate for healthcare

Pizza shop pitches in

Quitman Police Make Two Arrests

Sylvester police search for armed robber

The fair makes its 51st stop in Thomasville

Thinking of retiring? You may want to wait!

Winery attempted robbery caught on tape

 

 

Wednesday 10/8/2008

A new Soup Kitchen opens in Thomasville

Albany teen dies from brain cancer

Anson will stay on ballot

Are you "under water"?

Baker County deputy found not guilty of extortion

Blue and gold brings the green!

Bulldogs welcome Southerland to backfield

Cairo man arrested for burglary

CHARGED: Former Pearson Police Officer of the Year

Deerfield-Windsor's Kelly Conway earns big ranking

Email scam hits Thomasville

Fate of accused Lakeland coach decided Monday

Gas prices higher along Interstate 75

Gas stations must defend price hikes

Job seekers get DOL's attention

Lee Humane Society needs your vote

Moultrie man dies in car accident

No motive in Quitman murder

Obama or McCain? Who won?

October 8th proclaimed Luke Bryan Day in Lee County

Oxendine: Tax payers are boss

Pearson police officer charged with extortion

Political signs go missing

Ponders celebrates 75 good years

Robert's High School Picks October 10, 2008

South Georgia pecan growers report bumper "off year" crop

Storms damage in Seminole County, Residents convinced it was a tornado

Trojans and Tornadoes ready to resume their rivalry

Turner murder suspect still not arrested

Valdosta Prison worker smuggles drugs in her bra

Wanted man flees police, struck and killed on I-75

Write-in candidate hopes to be Turner Sheriff

Youngsters learn fire safety

 

 

Thursday 10/9/2008

Accused Dougherty killer stays in jail

Albany Police Make Copper Thief Arrests

ASU partners with school to keep kids drug free

Blazers face improved Henderson State

Business braces for crime increase

Business owner worry economy could increase crime

Chehaw Park Hosts "Walk on the Wild Side" Fundraiser

Civil Rights Museum Hosts Pre-Gala Event

Counsel illness recesses trial

Darton soccer posts second sweep this week

Dougherty running back earns player of the week honors

Douglas ready for big game with Northside

Food bank holds its own Winnersville competition

FUEL's ethanol plant to begin production

Gamble ready to lead Georgia defense Saturday

Gang tags are tough to beat

Gas plummets in Seminole County

Harris County advance to 1-AAAA championship game

Having a hard time paying your power bill? You're not alone

Illness interrupts Albany murder trial

Indians take winning attitude to Thomasville

Lee students get a scare with car-bus collision

N. W. Moultrie is taking back their neighborhood

Nerf gun recalled due to pinching hazard

No bond in Sumter stabbing

Pearson officer suspended

Seminole County neighborhood cleans up storm mess

Valdosta beefs up security for Winnersville Classic

Why the disparity in gas prices?

Women at work learn about cancer

 

 

Friday 10/10/2008

Albany clinic receives cancer study grant

Albany's link to history opens

Bears win 1-AAAAA softball title

Can You Identify These Bold Burglars?

Deadly car accident in Decatur County

History to come alive at new Civil Rights facility

Homecoming concert to play smaller venue

Lee lawmen blame crime on economy

Lifesaving first responder honored by Exchange Club

Reed Bingham lawsuit in court of appeals

South GA ethanol plant starts operation

South Georgia pawn shops report struggling economy

South Georgia Wildcats employee killed in wreck

State reptiles ready for release

Talent Show helps children

The Verdict Is In ...

Thomas Co. air space will be busy

Tighter home loans cause Habitat request increase

Vikings face another big test in Winnersville Classic

Women's shelter expects domestic violence increase

 

Saturday 10/11/2008

Burglar vandalized and broke into Albany Apartments

Albany State victorious on homecoming

Police seek armed robbery suspects

 

 

Sunday 10/12/2008

Car thieves look for opportunities to steal

Troopers say argument caused fatal accident

Weapons fall into the wrong hands during burglary

 

 

 

Monday 10/13/2008

Alarming crime trend emerges in Valdosta

Algerian charged in fake death insurance scheme

Authorities rule Cordele man's death a homicide

Auto shops say South Georgians lax in maintenance

Ben Hill deputies confiscate thousands in cocaine

Bonds pave the way for Plant Mitchell to use biomass

Career centers are not just for the unemployed

Darton defeats ABAC 5-0

Darton to host blood drive

Dogs stolen from Sumter shelter

Gas prices continue to drop

GBI investigates possible homicide

Judge candidates will debate

North Carolina church helps build Albany habitat homes

Retailers could face challenging holiday season

Rush Hour Crash Sends Four To Hospital

Shoppers already seeing holiday sales

Thieves hit Darton College student center

Thomasville businesses hope new condos will boost sales

 

 

 

Tuesday 10/14/2008

10 Country: Mike's New Golf

Albany lady gets lucky... again

Albany Police suspects armed robberies connected

Albany State fans love midnight madness

Americus wants nuisance club closed

Animal cruelty charges against a Lee County man dropped

Car title loans can drive you into deeper debt

City Leaders Honor Law Enforcement Veteran

Cordele man is now wanted for murder

Day One of Sunbelt Ag Expo a hit

Hornets' Nest Has Family Buzzing

Jury selection is underway in the federal trial of a Camilla pharmacist

Ken Hodges serves his final day as D. A.

Lee firefighters unveil new toy

Living below your means

Mentally challenged man says his vote wasn't right

Police not surprised 15 year olds caught burglarizing Dougherty home

Rams ready for their turn at Tuskegee

Report finds many Georgia families are working poor

Several Norbord workers laid-off in Cordele

Stingley mum on possible return to Wildcats

That's one creepy show

The Super Fun Show hits Albany

Thieves take registers off the counter, out of store

Valdosta food bank running low

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10/15/2008

13 guns from a Dooly burglary were recovered

48th Infantry Brigade Commander gives mission information

Ag Expo appeals to more than just farmers

APD Officers Conduct Training Drill

Are your signs out of place?

Budget cuts will hurt ASU

Byne golf wins state title

Concert to benefit a Lee County boy

Deerfield-Windsor sweeps region cross-country titles

Dougherty Co. preps for election

Favorite family recipe... market it

Home invader shot as homeowner fights back

Investigation launched into questionable voting assistance

Irwin detention workers investigated

Lowndes gas stations under investigation

Moultrie man charged with DUI in a wheelchair

Mystery company considers Albany as plant site

New faces same expectations for VSU basketball

Rangers spread thin for Georgia's busiest hunting day

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Should your baby have a flu shot?

Students like what they see at Expo

Valdosta State faces tough stretch at end of season

Who's got Slap Daddy?

 

 

Thursday 10/16/2008

"I" is for irrigation

Club selects Family of the Year

Convenience store owner murdered by armed robber

Darton College students give at FoodStock 2008

Dougherty quarterback wins the plaque

Eagles rally to drop Tribe and Terrell Academy wins on road

Expo has a luxury you can afford

High Ga. turnout as 540,000 cast ballots early

Hunters will help Food Bank

Investigation launched into questionable vote

Lady Cavaliers ready to be tested in Florida

Motel Robbery Results in Gunfire Exchange

Musicians want to "Turn Georgia Blue"

New federal safety requirements added for new school buses

New tours highlight Valdosta's history

Prison sentences handed down in marijuana operation

Region champion Lady Rams ready for softball sectionals

Second Stimulus plan in the works

Stingley ready to look for coaching job

Unemployment up Again

Valdosta clinic serves hundreds

Why is there no 24/7 Vet?

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 10/17/2008

911 call reveals invasion ordeal

Albany gas price fall nearly 30 cents throughout the week

APD won't charge cops for car use

Expo attendance 15% below last year

"Fireproof" means fame for Albany Marine

Foreclosures are up, but help is available

Georgia native runs hard for Libertarian party

Korean Vets convene in So. Georgia

Lottery pays off big for Doerun dad

Meet the Candidates: Lowndes Superior Court Judge

Pearson woman, two toddlers in wreck

Sec. of State takes up challenged voter issue

Social Security checks will increase

Two vying for Lowndes County Sheriff

Why weren't documents shredded?

 

Saturday 10/18/2008

It's Harvest time in Seminole County

KKK rallies in Seminole County

NAACP rallies against KKK demonstration

 

 

Sunday 10/19/2008

Albany State comes up short

Dogs compete for top honor in Dougherty

Happy homecoming for Blazers

How low will gas prices go?

Quickie helps family raise funeral funds

Steer clear of deer danger

 

 

Monday 10/20/2008

79 year-old Quitman woman keeps business afloat

Albany police investigate shooting

Albany Tech has full classes

Albany, Dougherty County business owners frustrated with crime

APD Officer hurt in wreck

Armed robber sticks up Mark's Greenhouse employee

Chambliss, Martin and Buckley face off

Could stealth fighters fly to Moody?

Douglas man arrested for child molestation

Douglas man sentenced for manslaughter

East Albany Family Dollar burglarized

Georgia ready for the stretch drive

Hotels struggle to fill rooms

Hundreds of Nursing students come to Albany

Kingston, Gillespie want District One

Lady Rams younger and taller in 2009

Lee Co, Lowndes headed back to Columbus

Margaret Vickers Burgess

Might Tax Allocation District jump start Albany economy?

Officer to be disciplined over document dump

Palmyra wants county health business

Phoebe Putney-Sumter Regional reach agreement

Rainfall Gauge

Tift County facing big challenge at Northside

Two commissioners support James

Update: Voting practices investigated

Victim's family wants their day in court

 

 

Tuesday 10/21/2008

10 Country: Chris' Other Life

Albany Police Make Burglary Arrest

Albany State University to hold mock emergency drill

APD gets lesson on document disposal

Are you smarter than a middle-schooler?

Bomb threat closes VSU building

Candidates attend forum at Albany State University

Check your camera, crime is up

City to adopt ID theft program

Coffee County Deputies ambushed during 911 call

Commissioner says prostitutes are roaming streets

Court of Appeals upholds Reed Bingham shooting verdict

Drug use made easy

Lady Blazers getting ready for hoops

Say no to drugs? Wear red!

Teachers encouraged to leave political views outside classroom

The need for speed

Therapists busy with economy woes

Thousands cast early votes in Dougherty County

Vehicular homicide trial could go forward in November

Viewpoint: Pork packers would be proud

Watch the news, write a report

West Nile endemic in south Georgia

 

 

 

 
 

Wednesday 10/22/2008

Americus continues to recover

Frustrated business owners meet with the Chief

Homeless to be counted in Dougherty Co. and 7 other counties

Lady Rams softball ready for Columbus

Layaway for the Holiday

Lights-O-Halloween

Lowndes County Industry announces lay-offs

Mock shooting drill at Albany State tries for realism

Necessities over Luxuries

Need for company counseling on the rise

Rainfall Gauge

Rams still in playoff hunt

Real estate agents targeted by a man not interested in homes

Students vote in election lesson

United Way Matters

Valdosta State student wanted for fraud

Wanted sex offender turns himself in

Zoning change denied for the GingerBread House in Lee County

 

 

 

Friday 10/24/2008

Albany man arrested in shooting

Albany State comes up short

Albany truck crash driver cited for DUI

APD Officers help Habitat for Humanity

Aviary opens Saturday

Battle against autism

Blankets of Hope for Homeless

Dougherty Schools prepare for Election Day

Head on collision kills Americus man

Henry Grady Dunahoo Jr.,

Literary Festival comes to South Georgia

Luxury Items on hold

More Americans are leaning on credit

Paraprofessional arrested for sexual assault on teenager

Registered sex offenders to be supervised Halloween night

Space heater sparks house fire

Study details Albany poverty

Suicide hotlines up as economy sinks

The Terrell Co. Sheriff's Office charges a FL man in a marijuana grow operation

Voters line up as early voting continues

Wanted sex offenders in Decatur County

 

 

 

Saturday 10/25/2008

Awareness is brought to post-prison rehab

Bulldog into record book

Conway looks to defend title

Food for Thought Restaurant Inspections - October 16 - October 22, 2008

Former first lady's home now historic

Health issues addressed in Southwest Georgia

Jimmy Carter on the Presidential election

Police investigate Adel murder

Thankful for a second chance

Visitors flock to Flint Riverquarium Aviary

 

Sunday 10/26/2008

Drivers should be cautious Halloween night

Man stabbed near Albany grocery

Pumpkins are plentiful this fall

Woman's body discovered in Pearson

 

 

Monday 10/27/2008

15-year-old kidnapped in her home

30 laid off as Greenleaf closes

AHS still viable

Albany State Police Chief gives drill a "C"

Alzheimer's day care: A home away from home

Amendment one encourages woodlands

Angry crowd attacks officers in bar

Attack ads hit the airwaves for Senate seat

Board to hold hearing on charged coach

Car lot finds rims and tires missing

City, County contemplate 311 service

Conway takes third

County to honor makers of Fireproof

CPSC advises parents to watch out for rashes from Carter's clothing

Drug Unit Raids East Albany Home

Lee County day care owner indicted for reckless conduct

New commissioner in Leesburg

Optimization at MillersCoors could mean jobs for Albany

Police identify body in Pearson

Politics take the stage at Darton

Prescribed burns more frequent

Rooftop thieves get away with nothing

SEC honors two UGA football players

Sherwood helps to fireproof marriages

YMCA Hosts Fall Festival

 

 

 

Tuesday 10/28/2008

10 Country: Susan's Patriotic Love

AFD names Firefighter Of The Year

Albany Dems rally for Obama

Another honor for Georgia's Gamble

Arrest made in Fitzgerald fracas

Cavaliers soccer ready for Young Harris rematch

Cell Tower Controversy in Bainbridge

City leaders approve funding for creation of gang unit

Cold weather fills Salvation Army, keeps service techs busy

Commissioners approve downtown blight tax, redevelopment plan

East Albany dog found hanging

Electrical short causes fire

Georgia ready for emotional battle with Gators

Heater ready for a cold snap?

Kids come to school for a chance at a grand

Lottery sales strong despite economy

Man arrested for robbery at knife point

Moody airman discharged

Paulk, Bennett want to be Lowndes Chairman

Rams ready for Fountain City Classic

School board debate gets heated

Sherwood Christian goes for history Friday against SGA

Should schools participate in development?

Sumter students voice their choice

Three people arrested for East Albany Meth lab

Valdosta company on the cutting edge

Voters to be questioned in exit polling

 

 

Wednesday 10/29/2008

20 arrested in 31 Albany burglaries

Albany man's body sent to GBI Crime Lab

Ballot question: Amendment three explained

Blazers ready for rough finish

Book spawned from movie is a hit

Brooks County closing in on 1-AA title

Cavaliers come up one goal short again

Department of Community Affairs fights poverty

Did you get a $7,200 check?

Downtown biz owner is optimistic but still waiting for more

EDC President search comes to halt

Employee falls from Monroe High roof

Fire Victims warn about space heaters

Good time to book your holiday flight

Grady County Sheriff's race could be a close one

Grand Jury condemns drugs, violence, youth crime

Home values at record low

Is APD Chief on the way out?

Lady Cavs soccer team looks for region title on home field

Lowndes County considers school uniforms

Store owner's wallet stolen in distraction theft

Voting times increase in south Georgia

Warren found not guilty of murder

 

 

 

Thursday 10/30/2008

Adel man charged with murder

Appeals Court candidate visit Albany

Deer-car collisions up in our area

Dougherty County Schools forced to back off school mobility issue

Firefighters urge costume safety for a fun Halloween

First Responders Calendar

Food bank receives 47,000 pounds of sweet potatoes

Growing Georgia university recruits in Albany

Man driving golf cart charged with receiving stolen property

Marines treated to South Georgia deer hunt

Mayor gives lesson in Politics

Mercer puts best foot forward for Knights

More machines might ease vote wait

Moultrie Crime Lab in Jeopardy

Operation Street Sweeper underway

Peach County rally leaves Dougherty in the pits

Residents are having trouble with utility bills

Robert's High School Picks October 30, 2008

Special Report Thursday: A Crack in the System

Tifton man shot in chest

Turner Elementary students learn drug awareness

Two hope to be next Cook County Sheriff

Valdosta army's secret recruiting weapon

Valdosta State gets a needed easy victory

Vikings ready for road test at Coffee

Westover girls make it four in a row

 

 

 

Friday 10/31/2008

APD Pumpkin Patrol on duty this Halloween

Darton soccer survives upset bid

Day care legislation to be named for Jace Hester

Douglas man charged with murder

Dracula wants your blood

Early voting comes to an end

Food for Thought- October 23 - October 29, 2008

Guilty plea entered for brutal Lee Co. murder

Guilty plea in Lee County

Haunted house ghoul attacked

Investigators raid Moultrie home

Lee County polls have long lines

Long time education advocate retires

Man wants action after dog bite sends him to hospital

Outdoor advertisers to display election results

Some South Georgia home builders still hammering

Teacher's retirement fund not immune to losses

Ty Ty explosion victim speaks out

Valdosta athletes head to Special Olympics

Voters turn out in Lowndes County

 

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