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WALB News 10 Archives, December 2010


Wednesday 12/1/2010
Albany Civil Rights Institute needs your support
Albany State hosts Delta State in DII Quarterfinals
Appliance rebates are back but running out quickly
Blazers, Rams earn all-region honors
Consolidating Albany and Dougherty County governments revived
Free HIV tests given out at VSU
GA leads the nation in flu cases
Heating assistance program attracts thousands
Hurricanes make Auburn work for win
Lady Blazers fall below 500
Lady Canes get back in win column
Lowe, Worsham named coaches of the year
Managing wildfire costs more than $125,000
Mustard Seed House welcomes its first veteran
Newton eligible for SEC Championship game
Pedestrian struck and killed on Ga. Highway 520
Pepsi grant to be used in Lee Co. to build playground
Posey to grand marshal Lee Co. parade
Preliminary autopsy says tasers did not kill Albany man
Prince Chevrolet owner sees good economic news on auto front
Salvation Army's red kettles short on donations
Southwest Georgia churches get together to fight obesity
TCC's Drew named award finalist
Trial date set for Thomas Co. man indicted for murder
Victim says crime getting worse in South Albany neighborhood
Warrants issued for brick throwing suspect
Westover sweeps Lee County
Who knew dancing could help you lose weight?


Thursday 12/2/2010
ABAC License Plates are here
AIDS testing on the rise; Worldwide AIDS day
Albany Panthers looking for a few good men!
Albany used car dealers say sales show improving economy
Albany will have new cable TV by April
Alice Coachman Elem. made a model for the nation
APD pushes to keep vagrants out of abandoned houses
Businesses can expand during tough economic times
Cooper earns player of week award
CRCT investigation proceeds slowly
D.A. says tasers still good non-lethal tool for Police
Douglas business plans to add more jobs
Freezing temps bring delinquent bill reprieve
Girls charged with street gang terrorism
Holiday sales look good so far
Humane Society seeing less euthanizations
Investigation continues in Terrell Co. fatal crash
Lee Co. boss list down to eight
Lee teen overcomes tragedy to win ATC award
Project AARC may have what you need
Rams' Steven Smith secret weapon against Delta State?
Search continues for passenger in high speed chase
Shoplifting taken to a new level...
Suspects in jail for stealing four-wheelers
Tifton police on look out after bomb threat
Woman says she was trying to help dogs



Friday 12/3/2010
Albany Police compete to find their "Top Gun"
Albany State falls to LeMoyne
Albany to demolish 22 houses
APD investigates shooting death
Cairo pot dealer suspect arrested
City weatherizes qualified homes with government grant
Cordele tree farm sends Christmas Cheer to troops
Counterfeit money shows up in Thomas Co.
Driver said he wanted to die
Faith Community Outreach celebrates 13 years
Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Nov 17 – Dec 1, 2010
GA Legal Services thanks supporters
Ga. Southern considers smoking ban
GISA All Star teams named
Holiday eating can still be healthy
Jewish temple celebrates Hanukkah
Making sure holiday shoppers are safe
New business coming to Tifton
New textile company comes to Tifton
Second suspect in Brick House murder case given bond
Seizure leads to SUV/store crash
Sellers testifies against former Archbold CEO & president
Thinner pastor wants company on Jingle Bell Jog
Thomasville prepares for its "Christmas at the Center"
Truck crashes into ACRI
Two vehicles smash building within 13 hours


Saturday 12/4/2010
Albany celebrates 20th Annual Christmas Parade
Eagles roll past William & Mary
Eagles sweep Warriors
K-9's raise funds for new Lee County Animal Shelter
Leesburg celebrates the Christmas season
Old phones helping soldiers call home
One not for the ages...
Police search for cigarette bandit
Posey honored in Leesburg
Tift co. commissioner sharing warmth in Tifton
Turnovers end Rams championship dream


Sunday 12/5/2010
Christmas charity helps disabled children
Freedom Outdoor Adventures helps wounded warriors
Golf charity tournament benefits Toys for Tots
Police search for man ejected from car
Shooting in Albany sends man to hospital



Monday 12/6/2010
Albany man shot during card game
Biomass remains hot topic in Valdosta
Brothers help church get national recognition
Cold weather causes shelters to fill up fast
Fire begins in fireplace at Albany home
Group met to discuss Downtown farmer's market in Albany
Man killed after crashing into mailbox
Musician dies when home catches fire
Police: Man turns himself in after shooting wife
Roundtable held to discuss state mandated transportation plan
Smoking in bed leads to fatal fire
Stone takes action against drooping britches
The Albany Police Department has a new top gun
Thomas-Grady Co. Arc holds annual membership drive
What's the cause for gas price spike?
When it's extremely cold, use extra care
Window-smashers on the loose


Tuesday 12/7/2010
500 Dougherty County students receive new Nike shoes
Albany murder suspect gets 20 years for robbery
Albany Technical College prepares to celebrate 50th year
BREAKING NEWS: Teen killed in South Jackson St. shooting
Can you help Moultrie Police find this woman?
Construction will begin soon on 'Welcome to Albany' signs
Dougherty County woman pleads for return of stolen dog
Errant deer shocks Georgia hospital
Family uses charms to honor little girl's dreams
Fire destroys Worth Co. home
Fun in the cold for Camilla Parade
Heaters work overtime
Lanier Co. man heads to prison
Lily Pad expands south
MCLB investigates Humvee explosives
Neighbors help cops catch young crooks
Neighbors wake man in burning home
Packers overcome slow start
Police chase ends in Baconton
Police search for cigarette bandit
Red Cross selling Christmas trees to raise money
Salvation Army Red Kettle donations needed
Search begins for new city manager
Third chimney fire in two days in Dougherty County
This is where hope lives
Valdosta boy is finalist for Gap casting call
Valdosta celebrates 150th birthday
Young Marine returns to Albany



Wednesday 12/8/2010
15-year-old boy shoots and kills his sister
7 year old killed in Moultrie crash
Another legal challenge to proposed power plant
APD chooses from high caliber applicants
AT&T presents $10,000 check to Children's Advocacy Center
Beverly trial nearing end, verdict expected soon
Clinch County bracing for battle with Savannah Christian
Dance Theatre of Harlem comes to Albany
Darton forward named All-American
Deal says more education spending cuts likely
Dougherty sweeps Cairo in 1-AAA opener
Dozens attend Albany pro women forum
Fatal crash investigated in Moultrie
Gun locks must fit
Innovate Engineering wins business competition
Jesup rep will head DNR
Lady Titans fall at home to CVCC
Manhunt in Mitchell County for man who shot his wife
No charges against parents in fatal Albany shooting
Phoebe starts health buddy system
Police say semi driver who overturned was drunk
Snow flakes seen in Albany
Spotting counterfeit bills
State Route 122 closed in Clinch County
Toys for Tots Marine Reservists at Stonebridge
Train trouble blocks Valdosta roads
Trial continues for man accused of killing best friend
Two south GA Tech Schools among best in state
Wild Adventures collects toys for struggling toy drive
Wildlife officials give deer safety tips after hospital fiasco
Woman tries to escape from patrol car



Thursday 12/9/2010
Albany commercial building values plummet
Albany man takes "carpooling" literally
Black farmers get money from discrimination case
Body found in Thomas County
Buy firewood and help the Cook Co. House of Grace
Colquitt Co. holds pep rally before state playoffs
Deal: Education budget may shrink again
Former Archbold chief Beverly found guilty
Frigid temps and sprinklers don't mix
Hispanic home invasion robbery victim speaks out
Hispanic man robbed on Dunes Avenue
How to prevent frozen water pipes
Marines charge ahead for toys
Mayor's motorcade brings gifts to mental hospital
Murphy teaches winning the right way
New pediatrics unit opens in Albany
Packers defense stepping up in playoffs
Panthers offense sets new records with each score
Social media warning after teen is slandered
South Georgia universities work to improve student retention
Spruce up your tree with Valdosta ornament
Steak house gives up holiday party for hospice patients
Two teens arrested in burglary ring bust
Wanted Mitchell Co. man arrested
Young artists show off their talents
Zoo animals don't like frigid weather




Friday 12/10/2010
Albany family burned out of their home
Author helps military children cope during holidays
Ballet troupe presents Nutcracker matinees
Bike club continues annual toy drive
Ceremony to honor long time APD Officer retirement
County, school leaders get Apple technology lesson
Dougherty schools see writing test improvements
Family of murder victim stands strong
Feds still unhappy with Terrell jail
Food stamp collections spike in 2010
Health store analyzes your blood
Hundreds will be fed Saturday at Albany church
Man describes finding decomposing body on his land
MCLB hosts tree lighting ceremony
NCAA honors Teresa Edwards
Police cadets sing to Albany elders
The bread house is paying it forward
Thomasville celebrates Christmas Victorian-style
Two men sentenced in Jack Camp murder trial
Victim helps catch two Worth Co. burglary suspects
Watch your credit or you'll regret it
Westover sweeps cross town battles!


Saturday 12/11/2010
351 graduate from Albany State University
Car wreck sends elderly couple to hospital
Copper thieves target seafood business
Fire destroys Albany home
Flash fire injures two mall employees
High School Basketball Scoreboard 12-10-10
Orchestra presents Peppermint Pops
Packers' magical ride ends
Sherwood hosts Christmas Fun Day
Shirley Sherrod attends ASU graduation


Sunday 12/12/2010
Families remember loved ones at candlelight vigil
Frigid temps call for cold weather precautions
Nephew murders his uncle during robbery
Panther "perrr-fect"!
Phoebe hosts Hispanic health fair
Police search for burglars
Santa Claus makes special delivery
Saturday shooting injures one
Volunteers serve community meal in East Albany


Monday 12/13/2010
Andre Young enjoying new role at Clemson
Andre Young finding success at Clemson
Church blaze blamed on grass fire
Gang shooters sentenced
Georgia officials draw up alligator management plan
Judges sentences, banishes gang member convicts
Man shoots one cousin after fight with another
More Africanized bees discovered in Dougherty County
More Dougherty Co. bees are Africanized variety
Nosey neighbor helps catch burglars
One more for the Eagles!
Pets visit hospital patients at Phoebe
School board adopts ethics code
Tax picture still cloudy
Vagrants cause evening fire
Vagrants start fire trying to keep warm
Vehicles need cold weather attention, too
Wexford Drive fire caused by electrical short
Woman and rappers help homeless
Zombie apocalypse comes to Macon




Tuesday 12/14/2010
Albany store raided for food stamp fraud
Both sides argue in denial hearing for E. Albany Liquor Store
City leaders to decide fate of proposed liquor store
Daughter beats mother to death
Deputies don new duds
Dougherty Comm. Chairman added to elections board
Former Thomasville man sentenced to 3 years in federal prison
Meth suspect behind bars after days on the run
Residents attend bee information session
Scam letters target senior citizens
Store's liquor license appeal rejected
Stores vandalized overnight
'Suitcases for kids' will help 400 foster children
TRMC named top 10 Georgia hospital in heart care, spine surgery
Valdosta Police has singing detective
Valdosta Police warn you about bogus checks
Woman hospitalized after wreck Tuesday afternoon
Young students reach out to others


Wednesday 12/15/2010
$22,000 to be paid in Sumter County animal cruelty case
Albany fraternity donates kids coats to Salvation Army
Albany murder suspect has drug and mental issue history
Albany officials react to Florida School Board shooting
Albany-Dougherty Co. named tops in logistics
Arrests made in Mitchell Co. copper wire thefts
Best candidate named to Civic Center Manager position
Christmas comes early for an Albany family
Church hosts Christmas party at Albany Rescue Mission
Civilian Marines return from deployment
Dog saves Fitzgerald woman's life
Elementary School classroom catches fire
High School hoops venue changes
Lane Rosen named best candidate for Civic Center Manager
Phoebe Sumter is set to open first building in Medical Complex
Two brothers arrested for dangerous meth lab
Veterans go to the supermarket
Volunteers play Santa for Albany seniors
Wednesday's B-ball scores



Thursday 12/16/2010
Albany industrial park is ready for business
APD looking for driver who abandoned truck after crash
Bikers rumble with toys through Lowndes Co.
Camilla pharmacist ordered to pay 2.8 million for Medicare Fraud
Chopper delivers Toys for Tots gifts to MCLB
Church feeds 700 people in Albany
Cold weather helps South Georgia Christmas economy
Darton College on fast track to build more dorms
Deerfield-Windsor celebrated for a "Day of Champions"
Douglas murder suspect still at large
Knights win Team of the Year honors
Local legislators discuss budget woes with south GA leaders
Parents outraged when kids locked out of class
Police make arrests in rolling road blocks
Protect pets from holiday dangers
Rams edge Claflin, Lady Rams roll
Spend Saturday celebrating Christmas in Quitman
Suicide increase concerns South Georgia psychologist
Travel predicted to increase this holiday season
Turner Elementary students get gift of warmth
Valdosta Police investigate shooting
WalMart employee arrested for child molestation


Friday 12/17/2010
Albany man beaten with baseball bat in home invasion
First flu death confirmed in health district
Grand jury indicts a south Georgia mayor
High School Hoops scores for Friday 12-17
HOPE money for books cut in half
Jackpot $123 million Friday night
Lady Rams edge Lady Blazers in cross state matchup
Law enforcement teams up to bring Christmas to foster kids
Law enforcement warns: don't be a victim this holiday
Lee Co. Superintendent named to Professional Standards Com.
Man beaten and robbed inside apartment
Man found dead in Vacant Building
Man shot in Moultrie
No charges in South Albany child gun death
Plains man arrested in lengthy drug investigation
Police dog catches meth suspect
Sixty radiators stolen from small Moultrie business
South Georgian sentenced for marijuana manufacturing
Toys for Tots campaign a success this Christmas
Two Albany Police Officers win Commander in Chief award



Saturday 12/18/2010
6-year-old raises money for non-profit
ASU earns national award/4 named to All-Star Team
Community center gives gifts to hundreds of kids
Drug agents raid convenience Store
Eagle Scout helps hospice families
Enrollment increases in two-year colleges
Foster kids attend exercised themed party
Hispanics: latest targets in Albany homicide
Lady Cavs drop 2nd straight
Police investigate convenience store homicide
Safe-stealers caught on tape
Saturday night high school basketball wrap up
Saturday proves a shopping frenzy


Sunday 12/19/2010
It was 50 degrees and snowed in Moultrie
Police search for robber turned purse snatcher
Woman found dead in East Albany Apartment



Monday 12/20/2010
Ah rats! Too many cats...
Albany Police give Christmas food boxes
Blood donations needed during the holidays
Bullying leads to brain injury
Camp family says justice served
Clerk murder has stores on alert
Commissioner Lingle says goodbye
Dontavious Wilson gets life
Firefighters believe vagrants started early morning fire
Grandparents celebrate Christmas
Lady Eagles take care of Chattanooga
Letter carriers see extra work
Sands death investigation continues
Santa visits sick babies
Sky watchers to delight in lunar eclipse
Store clerk speaks after robber snatches purse
Suspect arrested in Tift murder
Thomas Co. death likely natural
Thomas Co. drug agents fight inmate contraband
Tift County murder suspect arrested at motel



Tuesday 12/21/2010
$4.99 Prescription Drug Program
11 year old brings Christmas cheer to hospitalized kids
Albany and Dougherty County law enforcement Christmas shop with kids
Arrests made in Brooks Co. voter fraud case
Bagnato: Palmyra sale brings 'sad day for the community'
Census gives Georgia another representative
Crews search for GA man who fell off LA bridge
Day 2 Wrap-up of the U-Save-It Classic
Fresh Start Help Center helps homeless, vets, drop outs
Harvey's donates more than 60,000 pounds in apples
Hundreds of children get gifts through Salvation Army
Long time Ben Hill county officer dies
Murder suspect nabbed after standoff
Not-for-profit Phoebe makes millions
Ocilla teen killed in drive-by shooting
Palmyra Hospital reacts to acquisition
Phoebe Hospital Authority makes offer to acquire Palmyra
Phoebe Putney Hospital Authority buys Palmyra Hospital
Search underway for Sylvester man on Louisiana lake
South Georgians pawn for Christmas cash
Sylvester debit card fraud investigation continues
Ten arrested after voter fraud investigation
Thomas Co. car dealership owner & GM arrested for theft
Ultrasound donated to Albany pregnancy counseling center

Wednesday 12/22/2010
2-year old accidentally run over & killed by family member
Albany bank bucks trend, removed from regulator scrutiny
Albany's Gilbert honored by Peach Belt
APD welcomes new enforcement vehicles
Buckle up and hit the brakes
Lady Rams guard honored by SIAC
Luke Bryan, Kinchafoonee Cowboys sing at Deal Inauguration
Marijuana bust ends in eight arrests
NAACP supports Terrell County Sheriff
Phoebe hustles to calm negative reaction
Police issue 1st saggy pants citation
SASCO teams up with Boys& Girls Club for Christmas
Supporters and the Quitman 10 attend rally
Thomas Co. "weaning" prison inmates off tobacco
Thomasville teams continue to hoop it up
Tville car dealership collecting last-minute Toys for Tots
U-Save-It Classic's final Day
Voters anxious to find out what happens next in fraud case


Thursday 12/23/2010
Archbold pays million to settle Medicaid fraud charges
Bulldogs complete sweep at Hoopfest
Commissioner says Albany means business over saggy pants
Dougherty County Police officer killed in shooting
Eight men charged in Pearson bust
Flu could be unwanted holiday guest
GA lawmaker will try again to bring pari-mutuel betting to GA
Grinstead Presumed Dead
It's the 13th annual Feed the Needy program in Valdosta
Mission trip will take Albany church to Haiti for New Year's Eve
More details on tragic accident that killed a 2-year old
More Prestige Honda theft victims continue to come forward
Officers arrest three people while looking for burglary suspect
Police search for thieves whole stole food
Second Harvest gets more than "an apple a day"
Tara Grinstead presumed dead
White Christmas for South Georgia
Worth county mother holds out hope for missing son



Friday 12/24/2010
ATL music exec gives back to hometown's Vashti Center
Family holds vigil for woman who died
Friends remember Lt. Cliff Rouse
Georgia high school stars head to Columbus
Historic neighborhoods celebrate old fashioned Christmas
More details on murder suspect Dontavius Thomas
Tville school puts toys under Christmas trees
Volunteers reach out to community Christmas Eve
WALB speaks to deputy who caught murder suspect
Witness of deadly robbery speaks out


Saturday 12/25/2010
Good Samaritan gives up Christmas for another to enjoy
Memorial service set for fallen officer
Police investigate domestic dispute turned murder
Wreck kills Lee County man



Sunday 12/26/2010
Copper thieves target Senior Citizens' home
Flights canceled because of Weather
Georgia Regulates Lobbyists
Jackets go bowling, 3 more suspended
New information on Lee Co. fatal wreck
Pitt Stop robbery victim speaks
Snow postpones NFL game, match up will air Tuesday






Monday 12/27/2010
911 center needs dispatchers
Businesses hope to finish 2010 strong
Child found unresponsive in Albany apartment
Falcons down Jackets in I-Bowl
Fallen officer will be saluted
Flight cancellations cause Ga. delays
Food drive coincides with governor elect's day of service
Frigid temps have pizza business bringing in the dough
Funeral service set for Dougherty County officer
Georgia missing 3 players for Liberty Bowl
Investigators search for Slap Daddy's arsonist
Just leave the tree on the curb
Man arrested in connection with child's death
Man dies after accidentally setting himself on fire
Peach trees get much needed beauty sleep
People honor deceased toddler
Rico Jones arrested as 3-year-old girl dies
Stray cats still confound business
Teen charged for attempted & successful auto thefts



Tuesday 12/28/2010
21 Albany houses slated for demolition
Bitter cold creates battery shortage
Bring One for the Valdosta Chipper
California pot permit doesn't work in GA
DA's office investigates infant death
Fallen officer laid to rest
GBI continues to investigate inmate death
Got the flu? Welcome to the club!
Murders in Valdosta are down this year
Police arrest metal thieves
Ponder will start Chick fil-A Bowl
RiverQuarium announces New Year specials
Salvation Army seems to have done better
Space flight and Civil War saluted in new stamps
Tville swimmers learn from an Olympic medalist
UGA's Green will make NFL decision after Liberty Bowl
Welcome 2011 downtown!
What would happen if someone kicked in your door?
Workers brave the cold



Wednesday 12/29/2010
Blue Devils fall again at own holiday tourney
Buford upsets Tift County at Blue Devils holiday tournament
Bypass median catches fire
City runs $1.8 budget surplus
DT manager guarantees more businesses
Flint RiverQuarium offers public deals in new year
Grand jury indicts suspected gang leader in downtown brawl
High gas prices quash free taxi rides
Law Enforcement cracks down on metal theft
Lowndes Co. woman found dead
Missing man's dad wants more effort from searchers
Murray wants to end freshman season with Liberty Bowl win
North All-Stars shut out South in GACA football
Terminal teen wants dad to search for lost cousin
Third murder suspect arrested
Wiregrass wins first TCOY award


Thursday 12/30/2010
Albany revisits Civic Center director search
APD searching for 3 East Albany burglary suspects
Celebratory gunfire is illegal
Christmas thief nets two ATV's
Darryl Gamble ready for final game at UGA
DII Rams fall at Alabama State
Florida woman caught stealing copper in Tville
Fund set up to help family with unexpected death of 3 year old
Greens, Black eyed peas readied for New Year's Day
Lady Trojans win Brewton-Parker title and Cats roll at Tift County tourney
Manhunt underway in Berrien County for murder suspect
Mega Millions jackpot could give someone a Happy New Year!!!
Skate "N" Donate Food Drive held Thursday
Suspected arson kills over 20,000 chickens
Tville green light change confusing some drivers
UGA's Williams exploring transfer
Valdosta church sells fireworks for good cause
Valdosta has Titletown Ball for NYE
Zero Tolerance for drunk drivers this holiday weekend



Friday 12/31/2010
Group provides food & "safe haven" for those affected by HIV
Horse killed after hit by truck in Thomas County
Moultrie woman hopes for a heart in 2011


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