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WALB News 10 Archives, January, 2011

 Saturday 1/1/2011
Albany's first New Years Day baby
Police officer arrested for celebratory gunfire



Sunday 1/2/2011
Abandoned Church burns in Albany
Meet Valdosta's first baby of 2011
One person killed in Mitchell County crash
Pastor reacts to brawl near church
Two dead in Albany car crash
Two fatalities in Southwest Georgia

Monday 1/3/2011
2011 starts prayerfully in Lee Co.
330 Million reasons to try your luck
A new sport is flying high in Thomasville
AFD firefighter arrested
Albany Towers evacuation blamed on transformer outage
Armed robbery leads to kidnapping in Ocilla
Baconton man dies from car crash injuries
Bagnato could remain at Phoebe North
Blood test might find a single cancer cell
Civic center chief may be 3rd choice
County Commissioners sworn in
County reacts to Phoebe-Palmyra Deal
Firefighter charged after Christmas Day shooting
Four injured when tractor trailer slams into SUV in Terrell Co.
Ga. Power customers to pay more
Gas to climb closer to the $4 mark
Illegal Night Club Bust in Columbus
Lee County's Seay plans to head to Athens
Pelham PD officers resign
Power failure blamed on old system
Power restored to dozens of homes in Albany
Teachers to be evaluated again
Top candidate named for civic center director
When should prisoners be released?
Wreck sends four to hospital


Tuesday 1/4/2011
Albany police make 11th murder/gang participation arrest
Church fire blamed on fireworks
Churches ripped off by crooks
City considers funding Day Reporting Center
Developer proposes expanding downtown Athens
Did you win the $355 million Mega Millions drawing?
Dozens of cameras will track Albany traffic
Extreme temperatures lead to extreme bills
Farm accident claims life of Lowndes woman
Investigators ask "who is this girl?"
Lee Senior complex takes a step closer to construction
Lowndes Co. Commission moves ahead with expansion
Major overhaul of US food safety signed
Police seek suspect in cinder block attack
Rosen says drug tests were diluted
Search continues for dangerous murder suspect
Sen. Sims wants Career Academy in Albany
Widespread flu in GA



Wednesday 1/5/2011
15 year old Albany boy charged in pharmacy burglary
2 military school protesters expected in fed court
Albany burglar forces police standoff
Albany Police search for carjackers
Browns to interview Falcons' Mularkey
Can you lose weight at the mall?
Career Academy may cause another school closure
Cordele woman murdered
FDIC warns of counterfeit checks showing up in Tifton area
Former Asst. Police Chief loses lawsuit against former District Attorney
Free lunch roll grows to 8 in 10
Girl used as scam pawn ID'ed
Holidays boost small business sales
Lady Cavs ready for conference opener
Man charged in three Baconton burglaries
New Albany murder arrest may delay trial
New shelter in Worth Co. will soon house animals
PDA opens checking account to secure P&G grant funds
Phoebe chief saluted by magazine
Phoebe Putney is crowded with flu patients
Phoebe Putney is worth $589 million
Phoebe Putney makes more money than ever
Phoebe/Palmyra acquisition isn't instant
Police charge man in killing of Ga. businessman
Search for Berrien Co. murder suspect continues
Shooter on the run after killing 72-year-old
Skinner wins Senior PGA Player of Year
Sonny Skinner shares Sr. POY honor
Tuesday night high school wrap!
Veterans may be in line for benefits
Whooping Cranes found dead



Thursday 1/6/2011
Awake Monroe ready for Dougherty
Blazers burn Carver Bible
Blood need never ends
Convenience store murder case goes cold
Crane bodies examined
Dougherty Co. School Board considers Career Academy
 Free banking may vanish
Gateway into Cairo gets a landscape facelift
Girl used in Albany scam identified
Homeless man charged breaking into church
HOPE Grant faces budget cuts
Investigation into deadly gas explosion complete
Lady Rams stay unbeaten in SIAC play
Legislature will take up consolidation
Man stabbed in NW Albany
Man struck and killed on south Georgia highway
Marijuana, wine found after Cook County chase
Oprah trip winner returns from Australia
Pistol-packin' manager answers robber with hot lead
Police search for would-be robbers
Savage has no regrets as AU football career comes to a close
Seay commits to UGA
South Georgia all-stars ready for border wars
Teen pits SUV against train
The hit play Beauty Shop comes to town
There's a bright spot in Albany school picture
Whooping cough cases turn up in South Georgia
Woman shot in her home




Friday 1/7/2011
Albany ARC holds Winter Sale
Brace yourself for a blizzard
Camilla Police warn of scammer
Cordele teen arrested in murder of 72-year-old woman
Cowboys to play for Deal
Dead whooping cranes were shot
Deal to enter office with Day of Service
E-books now available at local libraries
Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Dec 28 – Jan 5
Friday night B-ball scores
Georgia mascot Uga VIII diagnosed with lymphoma
Georgia Right to Grow Act sparks debate
Georgia state legislature convenes Monday
Lee Co. reminds you to "Bring one for the Chipper"
Opens Arms employees lead the way for healthy lifestyles
Organizers expect big gun show sales
Paradise Village crooks still loose
Platinum selling rapper Yung Joc performs in Albany tonight
Police search for cash snatcher
Prepaid E911 Collections
Property labeled dangerous after police find bee hive
Smith Northview Hospital expands labor and delivery unit
Suspected child molester charged while behind bars
Teens back from trip to Haiti
Troopers release name of man struck by tractor trailer
Weight watchers help drop stubborn belly fat
When a Fee Becomes a Tax:
Why aren't fees going to their purpose?
Will there be a tax on your food?
Woman injured in tractor wreck


Saturday 1/8/2011
Albany Colleges making room
Albany CVB wins picture contest
ARC collects food for community
Bishop issues Statement
Congresswoman Shot
Icy Roads expected in Georgia
Public Works prepares for icy conditions
Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain for Most of Georgia
Winter Storm Watch
Wreck sends man to hospital



Sunday 1/9/2011
Closures and Cancellations
EMA crews urge caution as ice is expected on the roads
Five people injured in SUV rollover
Georgia Guard Ready
Georgia Power crews on standby
Georgia's New Attorney General to Join Federal Heath Care Lawsuit
Icy Weather Cancels Hundreds of Flights
Saturday night high school hoops scores
Snow forces GA Inaugural Events Canceled
Storm Leads to State of Emergency
Winter Driving Tips
Winter Storm Warning


Monday 1/10/2011
Albany reports several power outages
Deal takes oath of office
Downed line burns fence
Drivers need traffic lights!
Elderly man killed in robbery outside Ga. store
Fire for warmth burns Albany family home
Firefighters battle blazing house fire in icy weather
Ga. utility chief released from jail after arrest
Kidnap suspect wanted in Ocilla
Lee County gets a winter punch
North Ga. mountains see 8 inches of snow or more
Power restored- mostly
Robbers take cash and pizza from delivery man
School board elects new leaders
Snow, sleet wreck Sumter Co. roads
Some get heat the old-fashioned way
Some power lines down in Albany
Some power outages continue throughout the night
State-wide count will help the homeless
Thieves take $30,000 in pipes
Thomas County health officials seeing high flu rates
Travelers in Valdosta make alternate plans due to storm
Watch out for icy roads
Winter storm causes Albany power problems
Woman killed after fall



Tuesday 1/11/2011
Albany boy arrested for robbery by snatching
APD arrests robbery suspect
Archbold is Thomas County's biggest construction project ever
ASU's White wins national award
Burned home was also daycare center
Deerfield-Windsor wins round one against SCA
Dougherty deputy arrested
FL murder suspect will stand trial in Thomasville
Groupon hits Albany
Investigators examine documents after fire burns through roof
More come forward in what police call legal consultant scam
New video may catch cold-blooded murderers
North GA storm affects SW Georgia
Power restored to thousands after storm
Senior citizens keep up with latest technology
Thomas County teens busted for pot and stolen gun
Travelers cautious about heading north
Trial of police impersonator starts jury selection
Valdosta gets largest single housing grant in its history
Westover game with Crisp County postponed
Winter storm forces Georgia blood centers to close



Wednesday 1/12/2011
Accused rapist pleads guilty to aggravated assault
Albany airport back in business
Albany home day care operator shows business license
Another flight canceled because of winter weather
Conner plead to avoid life sentence
Cook County family keeps earthquake victim's memory alive
Dead woman discovered after apartment fire
EDC Senior V.P. earns committee chair with GEDA
Family still mourns daughter's death in Haiti
Female victim of Ga. electric chair to be honored
GA Cabbie criticizes Haiti earthquake come-back
Ga. landfill converting to solar farm
GBI investigates police data theft
Georgia linebacker Marcus Dowtin to transfer
Headstone unveiled for female victim of electric chair
Lipscomb University to remember Freedom Riders
MCLB Albany honors Dr. M.L. King, Jr. legacy
Reward offered in shooting death of endangered cranes
Suspect selected as school board president
Thomas University moves forward with expansion
Thomasville library doubles in size
Thousands remembered on Haiti earthquake Anniversary
Truck movement snarled by icy roads



Thursday 1/13/2011
Albany man still smiling after hit-and-run
Albany State students honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Annual Celebrity Hunt is very special this year
APD: Lock your car, protect your belongings
ATC begins evening nursing program
ATC receives historic training tools
Ben Hill Co. family loses two Chihuahuas in fire
Bike enthusiast living his dream
City makes plans to relocate wastewater plant
Defense contractors move in
Flames aren't confined to barrel
Frigid weather can be painful for people and pets
Fundraiser benefits home for children
Ocilla police move into new building
Plumbers: Many homes aren't ready for 19º
Poultry grower loses thousands of birds to fire
Poultry operator loses chicks in fire
Reward offered in deaths of endangered cranes
South Georgia flights fly without cancellations
Two rabies cases reported in Decatur County
U.S. Air Force Band to host free concert
Worth teen dies after highway wreck





Friday 1/14/2011
Al Lott finalist for Savannah City Manager position
Albany's Lopez featured at World Golf Hall of Fame
Armed robbery suspect arrested near Bainbridge
Business won't fall for check scam
Celebrities flock to So. GA for Quail Unlimited
Citizenship Services reaches out to immigrants
Condemned house intentionally burned
DCSS employees were at risk of identity theft
Dougherty County armed robbery suspects sketch released
Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Jan 5, 2011 – Jan 12, 2011
Frigid temps have hurt golf course business
Horoscope change causes identity crisis for some
Judge revokes murder suspect's bond
Malfunction causes evacuation
Monroe edges Westover at Civic Center
Political artist depicts Ronald Reagan era
Surveillance cameras help catch murder suspect
Tax collections run slowly
Tifton celebrates MLK on Friday
Volunteers celebrate MLK by building habitat house


Saturday 1/15/2011
Albany gives back to honor MLK holiday
Albany man to try out for Panthers after losing bet with son
Americorps honors Martin Luther King Jr.
Brush fires become a concern this time of year
Burglar hits store twice, in one day
City marks 50th Anniversary of the Albany movement
Coat donations wrap up
Darton welcomes 12 to baseball team
Rams edge Lions, Lady Rams cruise
Red Cross needs blood donations


Sunday 1/16/2011
17-year old still missing on Ocean Pond
A dozen calves killed in barn fire
Berrien Co. fugitive captured in Florida
GSW downs UNC Pembroke
Hunter missing in Lowndes Co. pond
Murder suspect charged with stabbing boyfriend
Police investigate infant death
Writing Curriculum Changing



Monday 1/17/2011
Albany comes together to celebrate King Breakfast
Berrien Co. teen seriously burned
Business burglarized twice in a week
CDC: more people have asthma
Cursive disappearing from students' writing skills
DNR examines remote control guns
Domestic death suspect to have first appearance
Employee dies on duty at brewery
Eunice search continues
Firebirds soar high in Miami!
GA Power workers pitch in on MLK Day
How many homeless are among us?
Internet controlled shotguns discovered in Georgia
Is Dr. King's dream a reality?
Kangaroo Care helpful to newborns
Lee Co. traffic slowed at rush hour
Martin Luther King III to pay tribute to father
MLK celebration convenes at Civic Center
Remembering Dr. King and the civil rights movement 50 years ago
Reward offered for armed robber arrest
Skating to say no to drugs
Teen arrested in store clerk's murder
Traffic diverted after suspected drunk driver crashes into utility pole
We can't live without blood


Tuesday 1/18/2011
16 year old charged in Albany store clerk robbery and murder
2 confirmed rabies cases in Decatur Co. this year already
AFD wants driving simulator
Albany baby death investigation continues
Bainbridge dentist "treats" alligator patient
City Commissioner wants to put more teeth in curfew law
City enters data sharing arrangement with state
City to take property in lieu of cable fees
DA: Woman released from prison too soon
Darton softball signs nine players
GA joins Healthcare Reform lawsuit
GSW basketball reaches another milestone
Home invasion suspect mistakenly released
Hundreds gather in Albany to remember MLK
Illegal cyber-hunting set-up discovered on Lee Co. plantation
It's day four of search for Valdosta teen
Lady Rams sneak by Lane, Golden Rams fall
Lott on the coast for potential new post
Murder suspect in court, camera barred
NHRA back at US 19 Dragway
Rams forward shares SIAC honors
SWAT Officer to be fired for New Year's Eve discharge
Sylvester community honors MLK and community advocate
The biggest loser
Viketttes send two more to college softball
Waycross men charged in string of copper wire thefts
Worth County stuns Dougherty




Wednesday 1/19/2011
Albany Police continue Operation Road Block
Albany will still do it the 'write' way
Boys and Girls Club expands in Adel
Colleges bracing for higher ed funding cuts
D'town manager looking for cooperation from the EDC
Doctors say you only have four months to live
Family Dollar getaway driver indicted
Fire destroys barn, 14 calves killed

Georgia's cypress forests are endangered
Gun confiscated after school 'sale'
Jay Smith named EDC Board Chairman
Lily Pad Center accepts vital donations
New recruits wanted for Citizen's Police Academy

Oregon rape suspect arrested in Albany
Panthers looking for local talent in final tryout
Red Cross services up, donations down
Remote hunting device explained by DNR
School nutrition director wins national award
SW Ga deer population steady
Taxes for some could increase to boost officer pay
Thomasville utilities rates going up
Two attackers still on the loose
Valdosta truck driver killed in crash
Weather keeps helicopters on ground
Woman gets class ring back after two decades


Thursday 1/20/2011
Abstinence plus programs needed
Albany attractions showcased to teachers
Businesses can renew tax certificate online
Canes rally to earn sixth straight win
Child abuse declines
Cold weather won't stop Tville Camellia Show this year
Darton, SGTC women score region wins
Debate over financial risks for Ga. nuclear plant
Disney looking to film in Albany
Economic grow in Albany not likely until 2012
Ex-teller at Ga. credit union sentenced
Firefighter injured at Albany house fire

Georgia Peanut Farm Show comes to Albany Civic Center
Heavy fog caused a fatal car pile up in Mitchell county
High commodity prices give Georgia farmers choices

Home buyers get free purchasing tips
North Ga. could get more snow this week
Philema Rd. wreck snarls traffic
 REACH project underway at technical college
Search still ongoing for missing Valdosta teen
Senator Chambliss says senate will vote on repeal

Stolen phone leads to more serious crime
The Lola goes Vegas fundraiser is this weekend
Thomas Co. prison cracking down on smuggled cell phones
Three former Dougherty school employees indicted
Tips for driving safely in heavy fog
Truck driver and his dog OK after semi overturns




Friday 1/21/2011

Air Force Pilot's remains return home 58-years after death

Albany woman wins national contest

Few jobs, lots of applications

Frazier announces QB, offensive line coaches

Friday night High School Hoops Wrap!

HCA Palmyra jobs cuts

Lady Rams out last Kentucky State, men drop 2nd straight

Lockette locks on to NFL combine

Metal detectors used in Eunice search

More money needed to get a higher education

Private developments planned for downtown Albany

Rome, Mitchell chose UGA!

Senator says water wars Georgia's #1 issue

Sheriff's Investigators warn about increase in Internet scam victims

South Georgia homeschoolers compete in science fair

Training session to deal with "killer" bees

What would you do if you were mayor of your town?



Saturday 1/22/2011
Berrien's Ryan Branch calls it quits
Boil advisory continues: people stock up on water
Lady Titans edge Darton, men top Gordon
New site promotes Georgia's Civil War history
Panthers find local talent at open tryout
Pregnancy center offers women hope
Search continues for Lowndes County teen
Special needs play date hosted by Albany mother
Tift County hands Westover an L, more finals in HS Hoops
Water back in service, customers still urged to boil water
Water Problem forces SGMC to limit Visitors


Sunday 1/23/2011
Mother dies in trooper-involved wreck
Valdosta flushes water system
Valdosta water update



Monday 1/24/2011
Artesian water is Albany's ace in the hole
Boil advisory still in effect for Valdosta water customers
Bruce named Officer of Year
County budget looks good
County sued by drug suspect's family
County wants day-reporting center
Crime trend gains ground in Albany
Father and sons thought to be missing arrive safely
Fire destroys Cuthbert home
Line short fouls Valdosta water
Online match ends in $510 theft
Simpson murder trial jury selection begins
Small business program could end
The freshman/sophomore college experience




Tuesday 1/25/2011
2011 Ag forecast "mixed bag"
A Lee County boy's NFL wish gets granted
Albany airport flights keep their schedule
Albany early college is looking for more students
Albany State swept at LeMoyne-Owen
Beach retailers want you
Castillo trial begins after 11 years
City wants 'homeless' census
Civic center chief choice nears
Death of infant was an accident
GSC baseball coaches pick VSU
Job seekers aren't convinced State of the Union will help
Mike Chason announces plans to retire from ABAC
Moore named SEC Co-Diver of the week
Murder suspect goes on trial
New stroke orthotic offers victims new hope
No charges in Albany baby death
People spending more money on durable goods
Phoebe-Palmyra buyout raising insurance questions
Power line blamed for Valdosta water trouble
Public defender system needs money it doesn't have
RiverQuarium boss takes Delaware Historical Society post
Sales tax holiday not likely in '11
Some tax refund money comes, and goes
State CRCT investigation expected to resume this week
UGA lands state's top offensive tackle
Valdosta High tackles hunger
Valdosta water boil advisory lifted
Water Sampling Brings Boil Water Advisory Closer to an End
What should you do when boil alert ends?
What's the best Math method?



Wednesday 1/26/2011
Arlington smash & grab crooks caught on tape
C-SPAN bus rolls into Albany
Cancer patients learn to Look Good, Feel Better
Castillo exonerated on molestation charges
Cordele PD chief to take top cop job in Roswell
Deen the face of GA tourism, mentions Albany
Dougherty Co. Schools want CRCT investigation behind them
Dougherty Schools move forward with Career Academy
Dougherty tightens 1-AAA race
Emotions often run high in the courtroom
Enterprise Banking Co. shut down in Wilcox County
Fire destroys Valdosta's oldest house
Georgia gun ban in churches ruled constitutional
Georgia tax return problems
Historic Valdosta house burns
I-75 southbound lane closed in Cook Co.
Kohl's Care Programs gives SGMC huge donation
Lee County hired new administrator
Man send, s, , inappropriate pics of wife, charged with felony
McMath cuts a swath through Darton
New bat rules expected to change college baseball
Nine bids for terminal project thrown out
Race to the Top funds land in Dougherty County
Soup kitchen serves up less food
State senate introduces Sunday package sale bill
VSU defensive coordinator leaving for DI job
Westover Academic Team Wins Awards
Why not freecycle your old couch?
Willacoochee woman's murder remains unsolved


Thursday 1/27/2011
ACRI host community night
Albany Police hunt robbery suspect
Albany unemployment still high at 10.5%
Ben Hill Co. man found guilty in toddler beating
Black unemployment hovers around 16 percent
Blazers bury Argonauts
Boys & Girls Club gets $25,000
City works to count the homeless, to help the homeless
Do old home remedies for flu and cold actually work?
Electrical short caused historic house fire
Haven of Hope to host benefit banquet
Ice Storm costly for WG&L and local businesses
Jaguars pull away late to beat GSW
Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful honors its volunteers
Lee County reaches agreement with Mediacom
Man robs Thomasville Bank
New board member joins WG&L
One warm coat comes through in freezing weather
Pizza delivery drivers robbed at gunpoint
Rams end losing streak
Senators pledge to work jointly on education
Sex offender makes court appearance
South Georgia Vietnam vets remember war end
Thomasville bank robbery suspect on the run
Suspect had mattress, handcuffs in van
Three arrested in Albany burglary warrant raid
Thronateeska opens a new exhibit
VSU football could play in Cowboys Stadium
Woman says iron burns were accidental


Friday 1/28/2011

Albany's going to the dogs-- with the Winter Classic

Albany's Penney's set for expansion

Albany, Valdosta drug dealers will serve Federal time

Child porn offenders sentenced to federal prison

Cold weather sells warm clothes

Cuthbert man found guilty of murder

Despite recalls, Toyota still on top

Georgia man sentenced to life for child sex abuse

Government focuses on homeless Vets

Hundreds of young men learn life lessons

Knights clinch top seed at GISA 3-AAA tourney

Man injured in car crash participates in Sweetheart Run

Marine family reunites as civilian marines depart

Repeat drug offenders headed to prison

SB&T Bank converts branch

Secretary of State launches advisory council website

Someone is killing cats in Lowndes County

Thomas County Central's Drew picks UGA

Two men sentenced for child porn

Valdosta schools get federal title one grants

Women attacked in home invasion

Women fight back against invader


Saturday 1/29/2011
A former Westover hoops star gives back
Aikido school hosts day of love
Bikers help woman in need of lung transplant
Fallen tree branch leaves hundreds without power
Lady Titans fall to Georgia Perimeter,Boys win
Sylvester Police raid home and find drugs


Sunday 1/30/2011
Young boy mauled by pit bull



Monday 1/31/2011
Andre "Pulpwood" Smith's road to redemption
Cairo firefighters pull man from burning home
Centerville woman abducted and killed
Deputy wrecks in rain
Duncan calls on black men to go into teaching
Ethanol plant's future in question
First place Monroe ready for another battle with Dougherty
Former Albany bible teacher sentenced to prison
Former SCA teacher accepts plea in molestation case
Gas prices affect local businesses
GSP investigates fatal Atkinson Co. crash
James Eunice's body found
Jemarcus Harris arrested for shooting woman
Make $250,000 a year without working
Man impaled, killed in Ben Hill County
Missing hunter's body found
Mitchell Co. boy in Pediatric ICU after dog mauling
Monster Trucks returning to Civic Center
MPD catches shooting suspect
Owner thinks dogs targeted in Albany arson
Pesky pests are finding ways into your home
Sumter County deputy killed in motorcycle crash
Survey aligns needs of students/industry
Teen shoots self with .44
Train headed for Ethanol plant derails in Thomas County
WALB offers Deals of the Week
Wilkerson has Lady Rams on point

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