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WALB News 10 Archives December 2008

 

Monday 12/1/2008

Albany gets a new Post office

Albany woman hit by car

ASU students march to end AIDS

Buster Posey keeping busy

Chamber supports "Work Ready"

Darton rolls Brewton Parker's junior varsity

Food Stamp use nears all-time high

Give the gift of life this holiday season

Kidnapped Baby Found

Martin makes his last pitch to voters

Morning wreck backs up Interstate-75

Palin rallies GOP base for Saxby

Phoebe makes it a sweet holiday

River advocates oppose Flint reservoir expansion

Should Albany State University and Darton College merge?

Store clerk injured by armed robber

What's the value of a clean community?

 

 

 

Tuesday 12/2/2008

10 Country: Robb's 40,000 Gifts

Afternoon raid nets drugs, guns and gang paraphernalia

Alzheimers awareness

Arrests made in pizza robbery

Chambliss, Martin run hard to the very end

Citizens give input on Highway 133 project

Former Worth County football star earns regional honor

Gaines is newest Dougherty County Commissioner

GOP's Chambliss wins US Senate runoff

Hunt for unwitting kidnapper continues

It's not to late to get a flu shot

Kidnapped woman free and safe

Law enforcement searches suspected gang home

Masked armed robbers on the run in Bainbridge

Missing woman escaped in Florida, returned to Georgia

Mississippi offers $30 million to keep their Cooper plant open

Mississippi proposes $30M in incentives for Cooper Tire

Multi-car collision temporarily closes Bypass

Patriots sweep Trojans in home home opener

Proposal to merge historically black colleges

Rochelle voters return to the polls

Runoff brings out voters

Test drives earn cash for high school

 

 

Wednesday 12/3/2008

Cagle says state budget will be cut

Chambliss chats on his win, new administration

D.A. says drug house raid "just tip of the iceberg"

Darton is all about conservation

East Albany restaurant robbed again

Georgia's economic outlook isn't pretty

Georgians are generous

GISA All-State football teams

Hotels offer Holiday packages

Injured officer still out

K of C works to help ill kids

Network of Trust honored

Phoebe brings in more than $16 Million

Phoebe wants only real emergencies in the E-R

Phoebe's neonatal unit is overcrowded

Republican Governors commit to working with President-elect Obama

Saxby earns resounding victory, vows to work with Obama

Study recommends merger

Thefts drive company out of their location

Thomas County Commission votes against $1million budget cut

Trojans one win from state championship game

Wetherbee Planetarium opens

 

 

Thursday 12/4/2008

Animal euthanizations increase

ASU and Albany Tech sign a seventh collaborative agreement

Blazers lose top scoring threat for a month

Christmas tree lit in memory of drowning victims

Hurricanes ready for another road trip

Lee County names a permanent fire chief

Lt. Governor stops in Albany

Mali's Agricultural Minister gets an irrigation lesson in south Georgia

Paving the Road for Economic Development

Power through Choice

Rams sweep Magicians

SWGTC holds drill for emergency responders
Woman held hostage in her own home in Thomasville

Warm coats and blanket drives in South Georgia need help

 

 

Friday 12/5/2008

Albany rolls out the welcome mat

APD Chief won't leave his job early

ASU climbs in the graduation rate rankings

Celebration of Lights parade will close streets in Albany Saturday

Darton, Albany Tech and VSU hoop teams post wins

Dougherty Doctors raise $10,000 for Rails to Trails

Dougherty Special Olympics' colorful kickoff

Georgia farmers say livestock greenhouse tax no laughing matter

GHSA football semifinals schedule

Hand-In-Hand receives Bronze Award
High School Football Scoreboard 12/5/08

Managers plan to attract more visitors to Chehaw

More grim job market news

National Guard in need of holiday help

Patriots top Red Devils

Roberts College Football Picks December 6, 2008

Text scam hits South Georgia
Tifton cop honored as Officer of the Year
What would you do with $146 million?

 

Saturday 12/6/2008

Celebration of Lights in Albany
Holiday jog benefits Children's Miracle Network
Investigators raid Lanier and Clinch
Lee convenience store helps family in need

Safeguarding your home for the holidays

 

 

Sunday 12/7/2008

Accident kills one in Baker County

Albany police investigate Friday shooting

Colquitt plant raided by immigration agents

Santa's Sunday stroll in Moultrie

Two dead at an Albany Piggly Wiggly after a murder-suicide

Two homes ignite during suspicious Tift fires

 

 

Monday 12/8/2008

$1 a gallon for gas? Blessing or bad thing?

25 years of lights and love at Phoebe

ADICA looks into buying property from County

Albany call center adds jobs as promised

Albany Tech chorus brings Christmas cheer

City, county and school fights truancy in Dougherty

Deputy, erratic driver collide in Lee County

Diabetic attack leads to Lee County wreck

Dougherty County Jail inmate commits suicide

Dougherty County Police Search for Robbers

Election Supervisor introduced to commission

Focused Syrupmakers one win from goal

Gaines fills vacant Commission Seat

Georgia lawmakers forgo cost of living raise

Hooked On Health makes a positive difference

Kiwanis donates big money to Boys and Girls Club

Omega Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

Police still trying to understand murder-suicide

Remerton City Council passes new alcohol ordinance

Sentencing trial begins for mass murder suspect in Tifton

Two Remerton bartenders arrested

Valdosta police officer gunned down in line of duty

Watering down is a formula for danger

 

 

 

Tuesday 12/9/2008

10 Country: Dave -- Deputy Elf

11 kids shop with cops

Albany man charged with kidnapping his daughters

Albany man dies in car wreck in Early County

Blazer basketball hits the top 25

Calendar models will greet the public

City declares war on porch sofas

Dillon Candies booms despite slumping economy

Dougherty, Westover boys fall in region hoop openers

Fire department to fight fires and heart disease

Fire training facility will have "safe room"

First case of flu confirmed in Thomasville

Getting the 411 from 311

Investigators hope 911 calls might help solve murder-suicide

Lee County man found guilty of child molestation

School sells bonds for new projects

Senior volunteers honored with luncheon

Should driving while on the phone be outlawed?

State revenues inch upward in November

Store employee beaten during robbery

Underwood sentence hearing continues in Tifton

Valdosta apartment fire strands occupants

VSU defensive back gets a three-peat

 

 

 

Wednesday 12/10/2008

AF2 will tee it up in 2009

Albany prepares for heavy rains

Albany Tech wins Titan battle

Church plans annual food giveaway

Deerfield Windsor girls under new direction
History for Hope?

Light Up a Life foundation offers meaningful gift idea

Long-time Albany restaurant will close soon

New technology enables physicians to monitor patients at home

Perdue wants stimulus plan for GA, but lawmakers question funding

Tanning teens raise concerns

VSU guard earns GSC honors

Weather a little damper on the Bikes or Bust kickoff

Worth's Rainbow heading north

 

 

 

Thursday 12/11/2008

Anderson leads large number of Dogs on freshman squad

Cairo seniors want to go out a champion

Doerun Road Closing

Glory days in Baconton

Prosecutors complete testimony in Underwood trial

Sewage Spill in Albany

Thieves cut hole in store roof

Wildcats schedule tryout in January

 

Friday 12/12/2008

$207 million dollar jackpot has more people buying a Mega millions ticket

Albany Middle School students give at Christmas

Albany pet pig up for adoption

Attorney claims he can not get police car crash report

Echols County celebrates its sesquicentennial

FUEL reaches capacity in Mitchell County

Hahira Middle School earns prestigious title

Heavy rains have south Georgia's creeks and rivers rising

Ice skating at Chehaw

Links donates to Albany school

Sewage Spill in Albany

Sumter County Schools facing cuts

Tough time for car sales

Wreck delays mail delivery

 

Saturday 12/13/2008

ASU graduates walk across the stage

Cairo crowned state champs

Church charity helped more this year

Firefighters don't know cause of Lee County fire

Heavy rain cause South Georgia banks to rise

Missing Tifton man found dead

 

 

Sunday 12/14/2008

K & S store robbed at gunpoint in Tifton

Part of Albany car dealership up in smoke

Santa's helpers ride motorcycles in Albany

Unknown hero saves woman's home in a fire

 

 

Monday 12/15/2008

AFL players could play in AF2

Bainbridge College connects with Belize

Burned-out family counts their blessings

Call Center begins hiring process

Darton breaks ground on student housing project

From prosecutor to judge

Habitat For Humanity's Restore Really Busy

Mother of a South Georgia mass murderer takes stand

Open Arms reaches out even further

Several creek-side homes are now islands

Standing ovation for election workers

Tables are turned on Phoebe employees

Three counties apply for public safety grant

Two more Dougherty Co. stores held up at gunpoint

Valdosta police officer recovering from gun shot wounds

VSU students help president determine fees

Will a dollar store revive downtown Albany?

Will efforts to keep Cooper in Albany work?

 

 

Tuesday 12/16/2008

11 kids shop with cops

AFL players could play in AF2

Albany prepares for heavy rains

Dillon Candies booms despite slumping economy

Fire department to fight fires and heart disease

First case of flu confirmed in Thomasville

Former Worth County football star earns regional honor

FUEL reaches capacity in Mitchell County

Getting the 411 from 311

Heavy rains cause sewage spills

History for Hope?

K & S store robbed at gunpoint in Tifton

Light Up a Life foundation offers meaningful gift idea

Part of Albany car dealership up in smoke

Patriots sweep Trojans in home opener

Santa's helpers ride motorcycles in Albany

School sells bonds for new projects

Senior volunteers honored with luncheon

Should driving while on the phone be outlawed?

Store employee beaten during robbery

Trojans one win from state championship game

Unknown hero saves woman's home in a fire

 

Wednesday 12/17/2008
Blazers lose top scoring threat for a month

Georgia looking forward to Capitol One Bowl

GISA All-State football teams

High School Basketball Scores: Tuesday, December 16th

Hurricanes ready for another road trip

Mother of a South Georgia mass murderer takes stand

New technology enables physicians to monitor patients at home

Open Arms reaches out even further

Pittman leaving ASU

Rams sweep Magicians

Tanning teens raise concerns

 

Thursday 12/18/2008
Albany leaders want you to shop locally!

Albany murder investigation continues

American Peanut Council to fight malnutrition

Burned-out family counts their blessings

Call Center begins hiring process

Christmas comes early in Sylvester

Churches react to plant closure

Closing arguments will begin Friday in Underwood trial

Cooper Tire Closing Albany Plant

Cooper's closure will trickle down to other businesses

Darton, Albany Tech and VSU hoop teams post wins

Dougherty D.A. names Chief Assistants

Family testimonies continue in Underwood hearing

First student graduates from ATC/ASU program

High School Basketball Scores: Friday, December, 12

High School Football Scoreboard 12/5/08

Holiday blues? Don't go through it alone

Holidays a struggle for HIV patients...donations make it easier

It's official: No more Baggy Pants

JM Eagle makes layoffs at Adel plant

Job Link Winter Bundle Sale

Job openings coming to Albany

November unemployment hits 7.5 percent in GA

Patriots top Red Devils

Pool law goes into effect this week

Several creek-side homes are now islands

Standing ovation for election workers

Three counties apply for public safety grant

Totally Teen Zone returns

Troup Street shooting suspect receives multiple charges

Two more Dougherty Co. stores held up at gunpoint

Two teens reindicted in Albany murder

U-Save-It Holiday Classic Friday Schedule

Valdosta food bank sees drop in donations

What's next for Albany after Cooper's announcement

Will efforts to keep Cooper in Albany work?

 

Friday 12/19/2008
5 Arrests made in Cairo and Bainbridge robberies

Albany Habitat receives big checks

Andersonville woman charged with murder

Boat flies through the air, lands on car

Bold car thieves caught on tape

Camilla phones ringing off the hook with scammers

Creek water is receding

Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Directory

Deerfield Windsor's Zenon player of the year

Donations make Christmas merry for Valdosta seniors

Dougherty County has a new Sheriff

HEAT has zero tolerance for drunk drivers

Hitting the road for the holidays?

Ice skating at Chehaw

Job Fair Cancelled

Job Fair draws more than 1,500

Paul Johnson receives extension with Yellow Jackets

State wants a homeless census

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Thomas County Humane Society looking good

Two armed robbers caught within seconds of their crime

Youth of criminals is alarming

 

Saturday 12/20/2008
Bike club grants wishes for children

Elderly man missing in river

Job Fair Cancelled

Standoff leaves one injured

 

Sunday 12/21/2008
64 million Americans hitting the road for Christmas travel

Farms sent Christmas trees for troops

Food left on the stove is to blame for fire

Holidays bring choking and poison dangers

Just four days left until Christmas

Reward offered for info on Tifton robbery

Search for missing man continues

 

 

Monday 12/22/2008
A tough economy has been equally tough on pets

Albany man sentenced after child-porn conviction

Cards from small ones help grieving wife in big way

Christmas Gifts Assembled for you

City, Chief Younger part ways

Cocoa Products Sold In Georgia Recalled

Dougherty County's Sheriff employees double as elves

Former Wildcats heading to Louisiana for 2009 AF2 season

Goodwill works through trying times

Grandparents treated to Christmas

High Speed Chase in Thomasville

Homeless man found dead

Job Seekers get a do-over

Lady Rams fall in OT to Valdosta State

Lions and Tigers advance to U-Save It Finals

Massive fire claims home in Berrien County

Red Cross Christmas Tree Sales down 50%

Reward offered in unsolved murder

Search for former fire chief continues

Seat belts may have saved two lives

Second day of career fair cancelled

Valdosta Elk's Lodge hosts dinner and basket giveaway


 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12/23/2008

Business owner warns of phony currency

Helping kids in the hospital

Lions celebrate U-Save It title

Lowndes Board of Commissioners breaks major ground

Mobile Pantry helps hungry in Bainbridge

Remerton appoints interim city manager

Tamiflu loses punch for current flu strain

Westover soccer star heading across Gillionville Road

Wednesday 12/24/2008

Calendar helps with four year old's medical expenses

Feed the Needy serves Valdosta

Highway 133 project removed from priority list

Missing man charged with motor vehicle theft

Search for former fire chief called off for Christmas

South Georgians hit the road and the air

State leaders discuss help for Cooper employees

Terrell County woman charged with murdering infant on Christmas Eve

UGA's Stafford weighs NFL decision

Wildcats linebacker signs with the other Albany team

Friday 12/26/2008

A rough end to a difficult year for airlines

Albany man killed in Smithville accident

Don't like your gift? Returning may not be the best choice

Don't tempt thieves with your trash

Empty Socking Fund surpasses goal despite economy

Fire destroys home on Christmas Eve

It's not too late to enjoy Christmas displays

Patriots looking to improve from the charity stripe

Stores try to save season with deep discounts

Valdosta businesses profit from Christmas day sales

12/27/2008

Armed man sticks up Bainbridge convenience store

Cause determined in double fatal on Highway 319

Decatur County woman shot to death

GA roadways deadly this holiday

GBI and Lee Sheriff Deputies investigate death

Local businesses offer deep discounts too

Save water, save money

Search for Porter continues

Teenager dies in Lee County home

 

 

 

Sunday 12/28/2008

Albany man drives through pharmacy

Albany teen's death still a mystery

Albany teens hurt in second shooting

Armed robbery at Albany Burger King

Falcons face Arizona in NFL playoffs

GA roads deadlier than expected

Lady Rams lose close one in SIAC/Sunshine Challenge

Man robbed in home at gunpoint

One dead, another injured in Albany shooting

Pelham drug dealer busted again!

Supplies running low in search for Porter

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 12/29/2008
18-Wheeler dives in a ditch

An accident on a Lee County farm sends man to hospital

Booze economy is still good

Civil Rights Institute on track to open

GSP braces for more death on the highways

Man says it's a miracle he's still alive

Mint to offer 'hard money'

Police investigate animal cruelty

Police officer deaths drop in 2008

Searchers still can't find Porter

The Phantom Rescue Team shuts down patrols

Tifton woman offers kidney to ailing child

WALB-TV ALERT FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO: Doerun Cable TV

 

 

 

Tuesday 12/30/2008
10 Country: Alligator Re-builders

Albany business licenses good economic sign

Albany's homicides total 11 for 2008

Check gang caught in surveillance photos

Cooper employees making a new start

Corliss autopsy doesn't answer questions

Doerun Cable TV: UPDATE

Driver give customers a scare

Five arrested in Albany gang shooting

Man severely injured in farm mishap

Owner cited for crosses on building roof

Some churches feel the economic pinch

Start the New Years safely

The landfill is no place for old TVs

The Phantom Rescue Team shuts down patrols

Thomas County Commissioners agree on 2009 budget

Thomasville man shot in buttocks didn't learn his lesson

Turn life's lemons into lemonade when you file your taxes

Valdosta to hold Christmas tree recycling on Saturday

Who keeps New Year's resolutions?


 

 

 

Wednesday 12/31/2008
Crime is down in Albany

Marine Recruiting going well

New Sex Offender Law in Georgia

Partying at home and in church on New Year's

Stay Safe, But have fun bringing in the New Year

Suspicious powder found in Christmas card

Title Pawn Armed Robbery

 

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