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WALB News 10 Archives, October 2010



Friday 10/1/2010
AG candidate Sam Olens campaigns in Valdosta
Americus Firefighters think pink for cancer
Dougherty Co. teacher fired for stealing dance line money
Dougherty County teacher waives arraignment, stays in classroom

Five South Georgians among 40 under 40

Jackets knock off Lee County again

Kayakers sought to help in search for missing Lee County woman

Phobia opens at Wild Adventures

Phoebe Sumter offers Mammograms for a reduced price

Police warn store clerks about robbery suspect

Prayer against abortion planned for this weekend

SCORE to help you score in business
Terrell Academy has the spirit this week
Thomasville pays its respects to an American hero
Two arrested after Albany chase
Viewers donate money, materials and manpower for disabled women



Saturday 10/2/2010
Albany Indian Artifacts Show
Albany kicks off International Festival
Butterflies freed in honor of domestic violence
Dougherty Co. teachers attend Math Conference
Scholarship funds raised for Darton students
SUV crash kills one
VSU holds off late push, beat Ouachita Baptist


Sunday 10/3/2010
Church members hot after AC thefts
Family ran for cover during gunfire
High School Football Scores September 24, 2010
Life chain against abortion
Rams stay perfect, no problems with Lane College



Monday 10/4/2010
Albany to be painted Blue and Gold
Bishop pledges support for Social Security
Burglaries on the rise in Valdosta
Cairo gas line repaired but cause of explosion still unknown

Chamber supports SPLOST

Church van crash kills 4, injures 15

Church van wreck site holds tragedy

Cook's Brown making most of new chance

Decatur Co. investigators search for serial arsonist

DeKalb man to face child cruelty charges

Easter Seals announces big plans at annual banquet

Fatal van crash blamed on tire blow out

Firefighters give indoor heating safety tips

Hwy 82 wreck sends one man to hospital

Keown strategist resigns after indictment

Man plows through two power poles while eluding police

Neighbors react to serial arsonist

Pastor says he won't be pulled into 'street fight'
Police: GA officer shot taking gun from daughter
Pre-K programs receive new grants
Sam's Club offers $100 gift cards to outstanding teachers
Telejustice video system gets approval
The Albany Panthers lock up head man




Tuesday 10/5/2010
9-year old bags record turkey in Climax
Albany crime stats could be better
Albany High earns Team of the Week honors for shutout win
Bacterial infection hits south Georgia
Bainbridge Hospital offers more personal care
Car hits man, overturns in Worth County

Changes made to vehicle 5-star rating system

City doesn't abide by package store regs

City works to utilize National Historic Register

Domestic violence on the rise

Emergency agencies buy driving simulators

Federal funds will help Dougherty schools

Former VSU quarterback impressed with facility upgrades
Friends of Columbus church members mourn deaths

Grant signs with Bears
Lady Rams win on road
Lee County, TC Central face elimination Wednesday

Longtime Albany pharmacy will close its doors

Lowndes County teacher gets $1,000 in school supplies

Man injured by hit-and-run driver

Memorial Hospital & Manor begins hospitalist program

More arrests made in raid on Coco Nutt's Lounge

Palmyra unveils new hi-tech surgical equipment

Valdosta gets grant for rebuilding and renovating homes
VSU golf team places third in Columbus
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
War hero honored in Ashburn




Wednesday 10/6/2010
A night to benefit Haiti
Albany State Homecoming brings crowds to town
ASU student dies in crash
Celebrity moms in Albany for good cause
Center of Attention
Closing arguments presented in Albany murder trial

Emergency workers prepare to deal with plane crash

Four Westover High students skipping school in car crash

Gov. Perdue cuts ribbon on Bainbridge Mega ramps

Host families needed for Ukrainian orphans

Hudgens makes campaign stop in Albany

Hundreds apply for 8 AFD openings

Lee Co. offers drive-thru flu shots

Lee Co. practices for anthrax outbreak

Lee County qualifies for state tournament

Lee stadium won't feature official prayer

Nathan Deal talks education with Lowndes Co. teachers

New downtown manager hired to replace Don Buie

Nurse knows no boundaries

Posey and Giants ready to face Braves

Roll in, roll down your window and roll up your sleeve

Roy Barnes talk with Tifton educators
Rural wreck sends five to hospital
South Georgia hero laid to rest
Sumter bacterial infection raises concern
VSU students bring awareness to breast cancer




Thursday 10/7/2010
 15-passenger vans have known dangers
AFD will get new breathing gear
Albany NAACP says actions against them unjust
ASU celebrates over 100 years of producing successful graduates
Bulldogs bite Albany

Bypass wreck blocks westbound traffic

Cattle stolen from Thomas County ranch

Church van crash survivor speaks out

Crisp County mourns the death of young Marine

Dozens of volunteers help in search for missing Lee County woman

Drive-thru flu shots given at school

Drivin' N Cryin' returns to scene of crime

Drug arrests made in Valdosta

Drug suspect steals pregnant woman's car

Dukes calls news conference, then backs out

Dukes news conference falls apart on bad information

Focus key in Winnersville Classic

Food workers stage protest at Morehouse College
Georgia National Fair opens
 'Hip Hop Grows Up' mentors youth
Hundreds of planes to "Fly-In" the Rose City Friday

Indians back earns player of week award

Lady Cavs get revenge against Middle Georgia

Lady Rams win another region softball title

Lanier Co. commissioners sue sheriff
Man arrested after chase
Pastor's family speaks out
Pelham police on lookout for fleeing suspect
Phoebe donates defibrillators
Race to the Top: One big subject at DCCS Advance
Search begins again for missing Lee County woman
South Georgia Marine killed in action
State study will examine tax code
Tutors help close the achievement gap
Where will local sex offenders be on Halloween?
Whooping Cough still causing trouble in southwest GA








Friday 10/8/2010
19-year-old arrested for weapons possession
800 pages of emails sent over Shirley Sherrod's firing
Albany woman warns of "government" scam calls
ASU throws a block party
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Firefighters battle maintenance shed fire
Car crashes into train

Car slams into train car

Darton College offers free movie on the lawn

Dougherty Camera Ready

Dougherty County Police name robbery suspect
Firefighters battle blaze at Albany business
LCHS fans may recite individual prayers
Lee County ready for Northside battle

Lee homes need to be clearly marked

Lowndes Co. man damages school vending machines

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Sep 30 – Oct 6, 2010

Lowndes student suspended after wearing Wildcat sweatshirt

Mass killer avoids the death penalty

MCLB takes aim on domestic violence

Phoebe holds Pink Balloon walk

Police investigate shooting

Prep now to protect pets in the winter

Spirit Day: Winnersville Classic
Students binge, but GA isn't too bad
Sylvester native promoted to General in USAF
Thronateeska in favor of SPLOST funds
"Travel Back in Time" for GA Archives Month
Young professionals recognized in Albany


Saturday 10/9/2010
ASU homecoming parade draws thousands
Fire destroys maintenance shop near peanut plant
R&B Classic comes to Albany
Well-known Christian bands launch Haiti relief tour in Albany




Sunday 10/10/2010
Breast cancer survivor says Get-A-Mammy
Double shooting sends suspects to hospital
Firefighters battle blaze at Albany business








Monday 10/11/2010
15 passenger vans safety called into question
4-year old killed, teen charged with vehicular homicide
Albany man arrested for shooting outside his home
Another Georgia football player is arrested
ASU culminates Homecoming week with huge win

ASU Homecoming: big economic impact

 Bankrupt Sea Island goes on auction block

DCSS selects new Asst. Superintendent

Domestic violence safe house planned for Hispanic victims

Downtown Bainbridge businesses ransacked overnight

Downtown manager starts first day on the job

Family loses home to fire while at church

 Flight delayed after security concern

 Four Albany women charged with theft from JR Loving Care

Ga. charter schools lawsuit goes for top court

Georgia man killed in bee swarm

 High School Football Scores October 8, 2010

 Jury begins murder deliberations
 Man dies from bee attack
 Motorcycle involved in crash on U.S. Highway 19
 New Equipment helps in detection of lung cancer
 Several Broxton city officials resign
 Skate park open, free to public
 Three found not guilty of murder after long trial




Tuesday 10/12/2010
Albany man killed in domestic violence shooting
Albany murder trial scheduled three years after shooting
Braves reportedly ready to name manager
Bulldog runner gets two-game suspension
City dismisses 911 operators
Colquitt Co. man charged with bestiality
Cook Co. man killed in I-75 crash
Four wounded in Valdosta shootings
GBI agent discusses one of biggest murder cases in south GA
Investigators believe man murdered two kids then killed himself
Lady Blazers ready for practice
Lady Trojans fall in first round
Man shoots child and then himself in Colquitt County
Man shot to death in South Albany
More arrests in Albany home care provider thefts
Registration begins for Sunbelt Ag Expo
Rochelle police officer arrested for child molestation
SOWEGA holds public hearing
Two kids lives cut short in Colquitt Co. double murder, suicide
Two more Albany 911 dispatchers fired
Two wounded in Valdosta drive by shooting
Wild Game Dinner benefits boy scout troops





Wednesday 10/13/2010
3-year-old drowned in Americus
80+ dogs seized from Americus pet store owner's property
Albany is first Georgia city to host Patriot Flag
Albany Speedway hosts Tailgate Fest 2010

 Berrien Co. farmer creates Amaze-N-Cane

 Blighted structures won't last long

 Child drowns in Americus

Church pews restored at Old Mount Zion Church

East Albany woman and daughter escape home invaders

 Firefighters clown around to teach fire safety

GEMA Holds Bomb Threat Credibility Assessment Training

Guilty verdict for Cairo mail carrier

Home burglary leads to lock down at Bainbridge College

It's pumpkin time in Nashville

L3 military contract would be a job-maker

Lady Rams blast their way to second round

Man charged in Atlanta murder arrested in Americus

Medicare open enrollment starts November 15th

Murder indictment handed down

Murder suspect captured in Americus

Officers awarded for exceptional work

Rested Blazers ready for mighty Lions

State Representative's campaign office reports theft

Sumter Co. dogs seized
SWGA Farm Credit announces new agriculture scholarships
Winfred Dukes reports missing property
Woman needs your vote for Special Needs Play Park




Thursday 10/14/2010
Albany murder suspect claims she is long time domestic violence victim
Albany neighbors help police catch burglary suspect
Ramp builders hammer new record structure
Albany woman indicted for vehicular homicide in fatal crash

Cancer survivors dress in pink to celebrate awareness month
Commissioners inform citizens on SPLOST VI
D.A. to seek death penalty in Albany murder
Deefield-Windsor QB wins player of week
Fallen Marine returns to Crisp County
First mobile home comes down inside Mimosa Mobile Home Park
Food bank gears up for 'Make A Difference Day'
Fund established to help mother of double murder case
Ga. postal worker convicted of mail theft
Grady Co. holds drill to test all emergency responders
Grady Co. teachers will receive holiday pay with borrowed money
Great Dane Trailers breaks ground for Statesboro plant
Hundreds took a Walk On The Wild Side
Jackets ready for return trip to Warner Robins
Lowndes Co. chase ends in meth bust
Man on the run after taking woman's purse and money bags
Man steals checks from mailboxes
Middle & High Schools students get look at construction careers
Rams prepare for stretch drive
South Georgia Banking Company Shoe Drive
Sumter Co. Pet Shop owner charged with animal cruelty charges
Thousands in Crisp County honor fallen Marine
Three goats shot and killed
Toys collected for children stolen from Ga. church
Vikings, Packers ready for region clash
VSU students break silence about domestic violence







Friday 10/15/2010
5 Tville businesses busted in underage drinking sting
Albany observes Child Nutrition Week
Bishop, Keown agree that campaign is hardball
Cordele man gets federal time on sex charge
Halloween haunted houses open
It's official: No raises for seniors
LCHS slips in AYP
Lee Co. conducts school shakedown
Rifle season opens in GA
Semi spills fuel-pileup injures 7 on Hwy. 82

Seniors turn out for SPLOST

Spirit Day: Tiftarea against Westwood  
Stop the Violence kicks off
Students walk for Breast Cancer awareness
Supreme Court Justice Candidate visits Albany
TCCHS prepares to remember lost classmates
Valdosta State defense has their revenge
Woman tells APD she was shot at



Saturday 10/16/2010
Car show attracts big crowd
Check out the 47th Ga. Peanut Festival
Church holds community explosion
Healthier future through healthier living
Hit-and-run person of interest wanted
Newton's city wide clean-up
Non-profit helps fight domestic violence
Poker run benefits Alzheimer's Association
RiverQuarium's welcomes 500,000th visitor


Sunday 10/17/2010
70 compete in the South Georgia Throwdown
Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses gather in Albany
Peas Recall: May contain glass






Monday 10/18/2010
Ag Expo: Good for business
Albany murder suspect attorney questions seeking death penalty
Albany Police Americorps welcome students
Charitable donations drop
Cops catch escaped inmate
County approves prescription drug card program
Dry conditions could lead to more fires
Early voting in high swing in Dougherty Co.
EMS approved for wireless Internet grant
Fire destroys Decatur Co. apartments
Fire destroys inside of Albany club
"Fishers of Men" wraps up filming in Bainbridge
General Dynamics opens office in Albany
Halloween to arrive one day early in Albany
Hay ride crash sends 25 people to the hospital

Homerville man shot and killed

House Speaker to campaign for Georgia candidates

Lowndes County Jail expands
 Mixed drink, Sunday sales on the Leesburg ballot
Moultrie double-murder suicide funeral plans set
Moultrie man charged in child molestation
No rain during October

Officials make appearance at Expo
Pelham authorities search for armed robber
Rams feature a "lock down" at the corner position
Rheumatoid Arthritis doesn't have to control your life
Sunbelt Ag Expo brings 16 million dollars to Southwest GA
Sunbelt Ag Expo helps Albany economy and hotels

Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off, politicians anxious to reach crowds
Sylvester native killed in Afghanistan
Two men suspected of two armed robberies
Two people killed in Mitchell county over the weekend





Tuesday 10/19/2010
AJ victim of numbers game
Albany commission tackles 'sagging pants'
Albany man upset by lawn maintenance on family graves
Barnes, Deal square off in heated debate
Candidates run for House District 176 seat
Commission hears from L-2 Cable Co.
DEA, UGA team up to fight prescription drug abuse
Diabetic woman runs over utility pole in Lee county
Dozens provide feedback at SPLOST meeting
Dump truck hits van with children inside
Fitzgerald's overtime win earns them team of the week honors
Florida cocaine trafficking ring linked to Albany

John Deere brings field demonstrations to Expo midway

Keown picks up endorsement of South Georgia farmers
Ladies combine talents in Nashville historic building

Lady Rams lose 2nd straight SIAC match

Lady Rams ready for round two
Perdue says GBI needed in CRCT probe
Perdue urges high quality at Expo

Plan encourages private redevelopment
Rasmussen: Most Americans Say we're too politically correct
Small morning fire in Doublegate subdivision
Sunbelt Expo helping to grow Agri-business
The red cross needs your blood
Thomas Co. transit needs public input on future fixed-route
Thomas County's geographic information system goes public
Vandals damage county equipment






Wednesday 10/20/2010
911 tape released from double murder-suicide
APD on the lookout for teen
Bi-plane makes crash landing
Bishop talks healthcare, touts Phoebe accomplishments
Concert to raise funds for boy with rare illness
Church kicked off Youth Explosion
Expo taps onion farmer as F.O.T.Y.
Farmers Go High Tech
Keown gets endorsement from top Republicans
Lady Rams swept by Eastside
Mandatory fitness tests start next year for Georgia students
Mercedes missing off Albany car dealer lot
New workforce will train at ATC
One Warm Coat program gearing up in Albany
Pilot volunteers to fly injured tortoises for treatment
Rams ready for top 25 showdown at Morehouse
Rested Indians ready for big game against Brooks County
Thomas Co. authorities gearing up for Goodwill Project
Thomas Co. offers prescription drug card
Updated health facility to improve quality of life
Valdosta Police crack cold case from seven years ago
Walmart store rises from the ground
What's your favorite negative campaign commercial
Worth Co. home destroyed by fire



Thursday 10/21/2010

33rd Sunbelt Ag Expo officially ends
Africanized honeybees found in Georgia
Albany Police chase down two groups of suspected burglars
Albany woman robbed in home invasion
APD investigates home invasion
Atlanta man indicted in armored car robbery
Bees prevented help from reaching victim
Berrien County man arrested for downloading child porn
Blazers back in control in GSC
Brooks County knocks off Albany
City commissioner held SPLOST VI town hall

Group raises awareness of child abuse

Halcyon Home holds candlelight vigil

Health officials warn leave bees to the professionals

Home Invasion/Burglary

Home Invasion/Robbery

Lee County ready for battle with Thomas County Central

Lee receiver hauls in player of week award
Livestock showcased at Sunbelt Ag Expo
Mattress store may go out of business
More than 1,000 job seekers attend career expo
New restaurants open in Albany
Ocilla fire ruled arson
Panthers excited about larger SIFL
Posey leads Giants to game 4 win
Rosalyn Carter presents Caregivers awards
Thomas Co. Humane Society ends contract with county
Toys for Tots kicks off
Youth Against Violence takes on gangs




Friday 10/22/2010
Albany YMCA celebrates Lights On After School
Dougherty Sheriff's deputies train to face deadlier weapons
Driver hurt in bizarre wreck
Flood preparedness tool available in Albany
Girls Inc. kicks-off Red Ribbon Week
Gubernatorial Candidate Roy Barnes stops in Valdosta
Hearing set for Atlanta woman charged in standoff
Just in time for Halloween
Man pleads guilty in Cracker Barrel attack
Mobile Science Lab teaches Albany homeschoolers

North Carolina church group builds for Albany Habitat

Over 1000 volunteers will give Thomas Co. a helping hand
Pennsylvania man dies after Ochlocknee plant accident

Some Shoppers turning to layaway
Spirit Day: Sherwood Christian Academy
Thieves caught stealing iron from railroad
Thomas Co. sex offender caught after 3 years on the run
Tville kids learn drug prevention, fire, & Halloween safety tips
VSU linebacker closing in on Tuggle record



 Saturday 10/23/2010
Barnes rallies in Tifton
Blazers sneak by Arkansas Monticello
Fire destroys funeral home
Get out and vote
Suspects rob Albany shoe store
Volunteers keeping the Flint River Alive
Youth march against violence



 Sunday 10/24/2010
Political leader expresses concern about proposed coal plant
Vandals hit Albany Businesses



Monday 10/25/2010
$13 million brings broadband to Southwest GA
4-wheeler crash kills Lowndes Co. teen
Albany family loses clothes in house fire
Albany Tech student designs new DCSS logo
Animal sanctuary opens soon in Brooks County
Black Jack arsonist strikes for the 11th time
Brush fire endangers South Albany mobile home park
Citizens group urges sales tax extension for public safety
DNA leads to rape suspect's arrest 3 years after crime
Hefty penalties possible for those who violate watering rules
Help the Salvation Army with your utility bill
Humane Society holds fundraiser for rescued dogs
 in puppy mill

Man's body discovered near burning brush in Mitchell Co.
MillerCoors decreases carbon footprint
Red Ribbon week kick off for Dougherty schools
Ring my bell
Sherrod, Vilsak meet in southwest GA, discuss civil rights
Southwest GA trees stressed from drought
US Dept. of Ag supports bioenergy research, production in GA



Tuesday 10/26/2010
Albany man charged with stabbing Lee Co. man
Another fire brings total of Black Jack arsons to 12
Bainbridge College shows off new Student Wellness Center
Brooks Co. school board candidates back on ballot
Car pins Americus Sumter County High cafeteria worker
Car smashes school cafeteria wall
Crisp Co. man killed in Sumter Co. accident
Firefighters battle 6 wildfires along Highway 82
Firefighters thrilled with new facility
Forest Rangers deal with 10% cut during busiest time
GA GOP bus tour moves through south Ga.
GOP "Jobs Bus" makes a stop in Thomasville
Health Underwriters meet to discuss health reform
High Cotton 65 Mile Yard Sale
Lady Cavs lace up for 2010 sea, son
NAACP announces Albany-Dougherty leadership
Rams lose key offensive weapon
South GA officials endorse Bishop
To sag... or not to sag
Trash hinders firefighters
 Boatner's homecoming bitter sweet
Viewpoint: Community effort and prayer
Vikettes glad to be back in Columbus
WALB's Most Wanted: BlackJack's serial arsonist



Wednesday 10/27/2010
AG candidate Ken Hodges visits Valdosta
Amendment would allow multi-year deals
Are you going to the fair?
Bullying and Suicide Prevention Summit
Cable competition is coming to Albany
Chef Paula Deen named Rose Parade grand marshal
Darton men reach GJCAA soccer semis
Four Albany men indicted for murder
Ga. high school graduation rate hits all-time high
Group travels by horse through Alabama and Georgia
Liquor store owner vows to fight Albany license denial
Local and statewide candidates come to Darton
National Register of Historic places adds Tville subdivision
Phoebe gets into digital record keeping
Pocket knife gets teen arrested
Proposed liquor store draws divided vote
Rams not thinking about Wildcats yet
Suspected metal thieves arrested
The Fair is fun, but it teaches, too
Tville students need volunteers to be "Reading Partners"
Valdosta Police search for gunman
Weatherization training center opens in Atlanta
Wildfire consumes several acres in Mitchell County
Women held up in Valdosta motel
Worth Humane Society needs shelter assistance



 Thursday 10/28/2010
23 arrests clear 18 burglary cases
APD will have their annual Pumpkin Patrol
Banged up VSU offense faces test on road
Bishop and Keown face off in debate
Chancellor: No bachelor's degrees at Darton
 County employee on suspension
 Decatur Co. authorities arrest suspected arsonists
 Dogs seized could soon be up for adoption
 Drive-Thru flu shots come to Worth Co.
 Drivers told to slow down for Halloween
Eagles ready for Westwood showdown
Feds swarm rodent-infested Ga. warehouse
Fitzgerald traffic stop leads to Methamphetamine discovery
Ga. may adopt Halloween restrictions for offenders
Gas for 94 cents in Moultrie
 Giants' Posey overcomes game one nerves
Hodges stumps at breakfast eatery
How far would you drive for 94 cent gas?
Investigators bust meth lab
Knights playing for more than region title against Westfield
Lady Cavs prepared for region soccer tournament
Libertarian Lt. Gov. candidate campaigns in Albany
Local teams off to tough start at softball finals
Olens says he ran for AG because he was 'bored'
Pink replaces orange for Halloween
Quail group moving headquarters to SW Ga.
Quail Unlimited relocates to Albany
SCA's English takes player of week award
Some Slough Loop flood victims will soon receive FEMA money
Sylvester searches for new police chief
Traffic stop leads to Fitzgerald drug arrest
Turner County Schools receive new grant
Two men charged in Hahira drug bust






Friday 10/29/2010
Darton runners have big goals at region meet
Device doubles cardiac arrest survival rate in Thomas County
Dougherty County Police H.E.A.T. grant extended
Early voting numbers add up to busy election day
Global mural conference held in Colquitt

Keown conducts breakfast campaign
Lee Co. animal shelter gets new name

Lee Co. follows Buster and the Giants
Lee Co. students create pumpkins from recycled materials

Lee Co. students say "boo" to drugs
Man beaten to death with a pipe

Moody hosts Flying Tiger Reunion
More than 700 graduated from ATC

Panthers escape Westover upset bid
People mourn East Albany murder victim

Red Ribbon week concludes with pep rally
Sanford Bishop accepts endorsement from law enforcement leaders

Spirit Day: Monroe Tornadoes
Thursday morning fire NOT the work of Black Jack arsonist
UPS bomb scare didn't affect Albany operations


Saturday 10/30/2010
Albany Rabbi reacts to Yemen terror threat
APD goes on Pumpkin Patrol for Halloween
ASU bucks Stillman, gets ready for Fort Valley
Exercise is the best medicine
Georgia Southern falls to Samford
Lady Cavs suffer heartbreaking loss in region final
Smithville hosts Chicken Pie Festival
Suspect arrested in Friday morning murder




Sunday 10/31/2010
City of Damascus was near failure
Darton clinches region 17 title
Georgia Southern recognizes 2010 Hall of Fame Class