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WALB News 10 Archives, February, 2011

Tuesday 2/1/2011
After 30 years, Albany Civic Center is paid off
Albany cats gone wild
Albany eyesores continue to fall
Albany firefighters test building materials
Bainbridge resident back from Egypt
Berrien's Greene signs with Chipola
Brooks Countians take back their neighborhoods
Cop-killer suspect to face death penalty
Crisp Co. investigates metal theft
D.A. to seek death penalty in cop murder
Darton slide continues
Early voting window could shorten
Ga. proposal would grant amnesty to late taxpayers
Gangs dismantled in Albany
Is the male teacher an endangered species?
Lady Rams outlast Lady Panthers, Golden Rams fall
Lee County's Tompkins signs with Thomas
Local Egyptian native concerned about family in Cairo
Many Albany veterans support state holiday
Monroe win streak reaches six
Moody begins new HQ construction
State education investigators arrive
Tax law changes costing seniors more in federal taxes
Valdosta's oldest house could be rebuilt
Walmart store making progress
Worth Co. woman tired of eyesore next door



Wednesday 2/2/2011
16 arrested in Albany drug sting
23rd Annual Georgia Quail Hunt gets underway
Albany Special Olympians bring home the gold!
Alert dog and neighbors help save woman's life
Americus takes a punch from winter storm
Deerfield-Windsor to make facility improvements
Dividing the estate
Failure to stop, causes crash on U.S. 19 in Lee County
Final step in place for Leesburg liquor by the drink
Firefighters learn about building materials
Former downtown business owner behind on payments
FUEL, LLC files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection
Gov. Deal pushing economic development
Heart disease preys most on African Americans
It's Groundhog day, what's the verdict?
More quail guests come to Good Life City
New businesses coming to Downtown Albany
Palmyra purchase to close March 1st
Power Being Restored
Powerful storm hits So GA overnight
Rochelle Police discover mobile meth lab
Slappey crash injures 2, snarls traffic
Smithville council in court over grant
RiverQuarium hosts "Science after Sunset" event
Solar Panels have a bright future
Sunday alcohol sales increase
Thousands without power because of overnight storms
Tift County family home from Egypt
Tift County mother, daughter returning from Egypt
Tift County murder trial to begin next week
Vacant property tax an answer for downtown development?
Woman charged with leaving kids alone



Thursday 2/3/2011
Albany gang problems continue
Albany home sales lag
Albany neighbors work together to fight burglars
Blazers sweep Tigers
DWS swimmers ready for state
Environmental group pledge to fight power plant
Fake Luke Bryan Facebook page taken down
Five agencies expected to share $8M
Flu Vaccines now costs less
Georgia trees are growing
Heart disease number one killer of African Americans
Homeless Veteran will have to go
Housing complex gets new learning center
Jury convicts murder suspect
Kohl's is honoring young volunteers
Man and his daughter's frightening encounter
Mauled boy released
Mitchell County duo celebrates football signing
Monken signs 4 running backs for Eagles
Monroe's Chamberlain signs with Georgia Tech
Rams swept at Stillman
Secretary of state visits Valdosta
Security systems get 'smart'
Special Report: The camera the leads to convictions
Titans hold on to beat Chattahoochee Tech
Towns may vote on Sunday alcohol
Two Albany businesses make Bulldog 100
VSU softball starts season ranked #1
Westover High counselor indicted for golf cart crash
Westover wins round one against Crisp County



Friday 2/4/2011
A taste of Japanese culture comes to Albany
Albanian shares Egypt experience
Albany burglary ring busted
American innovation
APD Investigations Bureau looking for fugitive
APD solves brutal, cold-blooded murder
Behind on the rent? Hooter's is too
Bishop holds town hall at MCLB
Bulldogs pull out close win at Albany
Cancer Society holds fundraiser
Car-train collision stops traffic
Colquitt Co. drug agents seize drugs, make two arrests
Community meeting planned for Hispanics
Darton softball season delayed again
Darton Swim Teams Win Region
Don't say you didn't get a warning
FL man caught up in Luke Bryan Facebook hoax
Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Jan 26, 2011 – Feb 3, 2011
Friday is Go Red for Women Day
Georgia mascot UGA VIII dies
Prescribed fire awareness week
Sketch artist may help find culprits
SpyGlass System can alleviate abdominal surgery
Taylor Withers swimming for five titles this weekend
The First Lady is on the move
There's more to the Super Bowl than just the game
Tift bus driver suspended after student drop off incident
Valdosta officer shot, suspects in jail
Valdosta Police officer shot
Wiregrass Tech receives $400,000 grant
Young girl survives car collision


Saturday 2/5/2011
A dance with daddy
A new look soccer league in Sylvester
Artist helps crack crime cases for APD
Burglar damages store-front window, snatches flat screen TV
Carbon monoxide poisoning may have killed Worth Co. woman
Drilling held up
Georgia Lawmakers courted by Lobbyists
Hispanic community meet with Albany leaders
Kappa's raise funds for ASU scholarships
Monroe gets by Terrell County, Saturday hoops wrap!
Police find TV in bushes after burglary



Sunday 2/6/2011
Douglas man has been missing since Tuesday
Intruder breaks into bank through roof
Knights fall short of state title, earn 3 individual awards
Man beaten in Albany bar
Pizza business heats up for Super Bowl 45
Super Bowl fans enjoy the big game



Monday 2/7/2011
ABAC offers discount for trip to Australia
Accused killer questioned in gang burglary ring
Albany bank burglary investigation continues
Albany Fire Department will buy more training equipment
Albany Marines return home after deployment
Albany school counselor selected one of the best
Civic Center to go under Rec Dept.
County commissioner supports flood damage prevention
County drainage system improvements underway
CRCT probes drags along
DA to consider death penalty in convenience store clerk murder
GA Department of Transportation awards new contracts worth $45M
GISA Region Basketball Tournament Scores and Schedules
Judge decides confession tape will be used in court
It's severe weather awareness week
McKinney named to Development Authority
No director, no problem; Civic Center consolidated
Ocilla firefighters attempt to put out house fire three times
Son fights for father's legacy
Special reports: Drago the life-saver
Technology and vehicles pair up to keep you connected
The Lady Patriots brace for region play, won't overlook Monroe
There is no reason to be afraid of the dentist
Tractor trailer collides with car on Slappey snarling traffic
Valdosta honors those dedicated to historic preservation
Westover's Trent Brown inks with Georgia Military College
Woman injured in semi-car collision



Tuesday  2/8/2011
50 Airmen return to Moody Air Force Base
Albany mom finds gang members in daughters bedroom
Applications for city manager pour in
Baby Jordan has a broken heart
Blazers fall short to UAH again
Blazers shut out Rams
Convenience stores are preparing to protect themselves
Dallas mayor disavows 'key' presentation to Vick
Department of Natural Resources charges new fees
Does weather affect your mood?
Downtown restaurants want more business
Ethics watchdog files complaint against lobbyist
First responders learn the buzz on Africanized bees
GA Department of Transportation announces memorial signs
High end consignment on the way to downtown Albany
Hooters closes
Lady Rams survive thriller at Clark
LCMS FFA receives generous donation
Lee County EMS fee debated
Lee County to ban "huffing"
Lee County's new Administrator on the job
Medical Clinic to expand to Berrien Primary School
Missing Douglas man found in jail
Murder trial underway in Tift County
Patriots take over first place
Phoebe planning $25 Million construction project
Teen charged after pornographic pictures found on hard drive
Tift Co. mothers speak out on bus incident
Titans winning streak stopped by Mariners
UGA RB Ealey suspended from team
Women discover body in home, police investigate murder




Wednesday 2/9/2011
2011 Auburn Football Schedule Released
3 arrested in Ashburn home invasion
Albany city officials study how other city's fight blight
APD charges woman for false report of rape
Ashburn woman describes frightening home invasion
Bypass bridge now cleared
Darton opens with sweep of Andrew
Extradition nears for Berrien murder suspect
Fitzgerald man outsmarts scammer
Gas-siphoning innovation has flaws
Hooters moves out, but another franchise could move in
Illegals arrested in Tift County
Lady Rams swept in season opener
Lanier County agents arrest suspected drug dealer
Manhunt underway for suspected rapist
MCLB hosts Black History program
Motorsport Complex coming to Americus
Number of Atlanta black-owned businesses doubles
SCA football trio signs with St. Augustine's College
Severe Weather Awareness Week continues
Some employers worry about new immigration bill
South Georgia hospital honored for bed safety
Spinning is a great way to get healthy
Student Athlete of the Week- Banks Kinslow
Team Lean signup underway
Teen bonds out after being charged with child porn
Thomas County School Superintendent voted out
Tift bus driver suspended
Wake Forest coach donates kidney to former Northside player
Westover moves up start times for Americus-Sumter
Winter storms cancel blood drives



Thursday  2/10/2011
American Lube Fast worker commits suicide
Live Oak students meet civic leaders
ABAC offers new 4-year degree
ABAC will celebrate with Mike Snider String Band
Agencies make drug bust
Al Lott's future in limbo
Albany non-profit supports youth wight loss
Albany-based retail chain closing
Black businesses growing in Georgia

Clinch County swamp fire finally out
Community leaders look at Albany High improvements

Darton's Minala named player of week
District Attorney opposes granting bonds
Dougherty County schools made minimal concern list for CRCT
Dropouts become inmates
East Albany man shot twice

Egyptian responds to Mubarak's speech
Fire at historic Ga. house called arson

Going away ceremony held for Cordele Police chief
I-pads may replace books in GA schools

iPhone madness at Albany Verizon store
Marine is back home from Afghanistan
Man commits suicide in business
Meet the first African American woman millionaire
Regional water council meets
Shooting sends man to hospital
Special Report: Patrol officers target crime
Vagrants are still a problem

Friday 2/11/2011
#1 Lady Blazers open with sweep of Lady Rams
$12 Million Motorsports complex planned for Americus
Albany leaders back from DC and encouraged
Albany man carjacked at gunpoint
Bass Tournament on Lake Blackshear
Boys and Girls Club shines with Energy Star Program
Broad Ave. Bridge work continues, 2 years after closing
Clear, sunny weather brings business to car washes
Cold shooting Rams fall again
Committee discusses feral cat problem
Concert honors Willacoochee man killed in crash
Exchange Club of Albany honors slain officer
GHSA Tournament Bracket
Health departments get mini-grant
Hurricanes fall at Armstrong Atlantic
IHOP teams up with Children's Miracle Network
Lady Rams ready for first place showdown
Monroe's Davis signs with Western Kentucky
More opposition to changes in GA tax code
Mubarak gone, but ASU profs says it's only a beginning
Religious leaders oppose bill to sell alcohol on Sundays
Secretary of State Kemp will participate in panel discussions
Sen. Goggans proposes more trauma centers
Serviceman are finally home
Small Farmers Meeting in Albany
Teacher runs 15 miles for 50th birthday
The prom shop helps girls who can't afford a prom dress
Thursday Sports Scoreboard
V-Day preps are underway



Saturday 2/12/2011

Albany High takes 1 of 2 from Brooks Co.
Former county commissioner and sheriff passes away
Group of farmers host 28th annual conference
GSW clears ground for new complex
Knights split region finals
Libraries bridging the digital divide
Monthly mission fosters change
Sculptor restores Ray Charles monument
Seniors walk the catwalk at Valentines Extravaganza


Sunday 2/13/2011
#1 Georgia Perimeter knock off Lady Jets
Albany's Fab 5 high school basketball players
Cupid's arrow remains mighty
Darton baseball doubles up West Georgia Tech
Flames engulfed Worth Co. home



Monday 2/14/2011
Al Lott Resigns
Albany city chief spot draws many seekers
Albany man falls victim to fake Luke Bryan Facebook page
Ben Hill Co. plant helps starving children worldwide
Bulldog jersey means the world to Eunice family
Crisp Academy athlete honored
DCSS sets community forum
Diamonds: Big hit for Valentines day
Driver falls asleep at the wheel
Fire leaves eight people homeless
GBI investigates Colquitt County credit union
Georgia Power experiments with solar power
GHSA Region Tournament Schedule and Scores
GISA State Basketball Tournament Schedule
Gov.Deal issues order for Broxton Mayor's removal from office
GSW sweeps Lady Rams
Home invasion robbery in Albany Sunday
Lady Eagles ready to fly towards AA state title
Lady Jets down Darton
Military contractors get settled in
Mitchell County residents remember deadly tornado
Police bust largest drug operation in department's history
Proposed budget cuts may hit Ameri Corps
School board discusses new Career Academy
Serenade your sweetheart today
Small business owners have new incentives
Small Business Program up in the air
Special Report: "Barely Living"
The Lady Rams prepare for 3 on the road
Think about heart health for Valentines Day
Woman convicted in deadly Cook Co. robberies



Tuesday 2/15/2011
Albany native receives Grammy
Albany Tech students receive big honors
Albany's biggest outdoor party just a couple weeks away
Americus teen faces murder charge
An Arby's worker is threatened
Arabi veterinarian charged in grow house operation
Beltway Bound: Al Lott bumps up resignation
Businesses get hiring and firing know-how
Carbon monoxide ruled in Worth Co. woman's death
City moves ahead with Health Clinic
Decatur Co. woman gets jail time for argument with bus driver
Flasher exposing himself at Thomasville park
Food Bank distributes alligator feet to the hungry
Ga. weather could threaten peaches, blueberries
Georgia's weather could hurt blueberries
Harvey's Winning Recipe 2011
Home Depot is apart of nationwide hiring
Lady Rams fall at Benedict
Life sentence handed down in Tift murder trial
Merry Acres students get a look at potential careers
Motorist saves trucker after Semi Crash
Pender leaving Crisp County
Pratt & Whitney has openings
Rams split with Selma
Taylor named Interim City Manager Select
That refund will take longer in 2011
There has been a second burglary at Phillips Pharmacy
Will teachers be furloughed again?



Wednesday 2/16/2011
Albany Tech hosts high school guidance councilors
Albany Transit honors Rosa Parks
ATC students receives an award
Car crashes into busy sandwich shop
Cocaine, Meth problems in Moultrie-Colquitt County
Colquitt soccer standout heading to South Georgia College
Former NFL star named head coach of Georgia Firebirds
It's the 61st ham and egg show in Lowndes County
Knights moving on from region tourney loss
Life-saver would do it all again
MCLB mystery package was not a bomb
Mentoring goes social
Miss Bea needs your help
Moultrie mom charged with child abuse
New Electronic ICU monitoring system at Tift Regional
Petroff faces child sexual exploitation charges again
Pratt & Whitney to create 180 jobs in west Georgia
Sandwich shop gets unwelcome addition
School officials detail Race to the Top spending
Star Racing owners ready to build racing facility in Americus
Suspicious package found at MCLB
Teams go lean at YMCA
Tift Co. approves purchase for new E-911 center
Trooper catches fleeing suspect
Trucker wins big in GA Lottery
Valdosta police search for an escaped inmate
Winnersville officers saluted



Thursday 2/17/2011
16 arrested in Albany Police road check
Albany Unemployment claims up in Jan. overall down
ASU students help A Place 4 Hope
Chocolate Classic benefits the disabled
Cyber bullying might be illegal soon in Georgia
Deal's plan to save HOPE Scholarship
Department of Human Resources remains closed
Drug agents warn against 'bath salts'
Farmers are getting ready for the planting
Fire victim's death caused by medical problems
Homeless man picked up by police
Hurricanes fall in triple overtime thriller
Inmates scam Uncle Sam
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office auctions vehicles
Metro Albany's initial unemployment claims rise 17% in January
Miller Co. death investigation underway
Police search for killer on the loose
Remembrance planned for missing Worth Co. man
Senior citizens in Georgia are being targeted by scammers
Several agencies investigating MCLB suspicious package
Suspected car thief busted
Valdosta family thanks rescue workers
Warm weather brings out bees and concerns



Friday 2/18/2011
Albany has been named tree city
Albany student enjoys political experience
Albany Tech celebrates its 50th anniversary
Attorney General proposes changes to the Sunshine Law
Blazers open spring football Saturday
Carter continues LPGA countdown
Colquitt murder update
Dougherty County Fatality numbers down
Five endangered cranes have been killed in three months
Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Feb 10 – Feb 17, 2011
Help your pet get back home
Heritage bank buys Citizens Bank of Effingham
Human Resources building remains closed until further notice
Lady Rams win at Paine
Law men alert for irrigation thefts
Meth suspect takes deputies on chase
Moultrie couple accepts federal plea
Summer air fares expected to rise
Will 'roundabout' help Lover's Lane traffic?
Young scientists show off their knowledge


Saturday 2/19/2011
Darton avenges loss, takes down Albany Tech
Family speaks on hostage situation
Knights fall to Mt. Vernon
Lady Trojans stun Westover, Monroe holds of Crisp Co.
Lights coming to Westover Blvd.
Mother and son held captive in apartment
Murder suspect arrested on bond violation
Noel Thomas arrested for theft and fraud
Police investigate Valdosta homicide
Students celebrate National Engineers' Week


Sunday 2/20/2011
Albany Marine accused in wife's murder
Greenwave crash Red Devils, win 1-A title/ Lady Hornets top Seminole
Baseball is back! Braves hit the diamond!
Randolph Co. crash kills two, injures five
Teen shot and killed at Albany carwash



Monday 2/21/2011
13 candidates remain for city manager
ADICA discusses possible Albany Theatre purchase
Albany State's Chief of Police is calling it quits
Albany's Animal Control strictly enforcing tethering ordinance
APD says they have killer in custody
Cordele man seriously injured in shooting
DHR Building to partially re-open
Domestic violence officials question what more can be done?
Gang member sentenced for shooting
It's a perfect day for a ride
Lady Eagles silence their critics with another final four run
Lawn equipment bandit targets Dougherty Co. home
Marine Sergeant makes court appearance
McMath wins GJCAA Player of the Year
Murder suspect captured at Northwest Albany motel
Murdered teen described as hard working, friendly
Oxendine's actions criticized
Parker: Don't use barriers as excuses
Prison guards arrested
Six Albany teachers, students recognized for excellence
Special Report: Guns, guns, guns
Speedway sued for $1 Million
Two dead in Macon Co. murder suicide
Two men in jail after Valdosta standoff
Valdosta murder victim's family and friends speak out


Tuesday 2/22/2011
Albany Tech celebrates Black History with gospel music
Before you burn, get a permit!
Colquitt County CI escaped inmate, back behind bars
Crisp Academy girls wanting third time to be the charm
Darton golf takes Thomas Invitational
Darton leads at Thomas Invitational
Dead teen's family asks 'Why?'
Downtown Albany plans to open several new stores
Echols Co. investigators make meth bust
Family says Marine's wife abused before murder
Fire Rescue team pleased to have sub shop as a partner
Garrett wins student-athlete honor
GHSA State Basketball Tournament Schedule
Gov. Deal announces requirements for HOPE scholarship
Governor gives HOPE outline
GSW's Brown scores PBC hat trick
Jets fly by Titans
Lee County eliminates EMS fee
Lee County opens with extra inning win
Lowndes Co. teachers showcase technology
No new property codes for Lee County
Parents propose reform in school systems
Parents show they care about "I Care" Program
Prices soar at the pump
Speed partnering used to help small businesses
Star students shine bright
Trial stalls in death case for woman's 4th husband
Uggla ready to contribute in Braves lineup
Update: Miller Co. murder suspect in custody
VSU grad earns Congressional Award



Wednesday 2/23/2011
Activists say proposals encourage racial profiling
Albany Police honors top cops
Albany real estate agents and attorneys are being scammed
Another meth lab found in Echols County
Apartment fire under investigation
Applications for gun permits are down, but for how long?
ASU women need help to earn top seed
Britt David named one of the top schools in Georgia
Bullies leave the playground and join the workforce
Charges adding up against former car dealers
Civil rights pioneers talk to younger generation
Colquitt County drug agents bust a meth lab
, ,, Commissioners discuss raise for interim manager
Committee meets to discuss cat population
Convicted killer gets life in Albany motel slaying
CRCT is not being administered to first and second graders
Families will receive deceased grads' diplomas
Foreclosures take toll on county tax commissioner
Former Monroe star signs with Tusculum
Former Newton mayor, brother sentenced to prison
Georgia soldier celebrates the catch of a lifetime
Inmate beaten to death in central Georgia prison
Lady Panthers roll into Milledgeville
Old Pritchett Ford building demolition a plus for businesses
Old Pritchett Ford building slated for demolition
Seniors state their case to lawmakers
Sylvester couple in the running to win one million dollars
Sylvester landmark to be refurbished
The hammer will fall on the Heritage House
Two floors of flooded Albany building to re-open Monday
VSU waives fees for active duty military students
Westover High students pledge not to text and drive
Who has the right to your body when you die?
Youngsters portray famous forefathers



Thursday 2/24/2011
A look into the older downtown businesses
Albany Middle Celebrates Black History Month
Albany Middle School received 20 new laptops
Bill passes to cut trees, improve economic development
City bids Lott adieu
Copper thieves steal from another Albany business
Darton, Albany Tech and SGTC advance in GJCAA tourney
Deal doesn't want port fight with South Carolina
Ed Rynders introduces tuition bill
Gang unit investigators are concerned with graffiti
GSW clinches PBC west title
Guard victimized by tax scams
Heritage bank is worth $1 billion
Infant death appears to be accidental
Kayak for cancer awareness
Lee County voters urged to go to the polls for SPLOST
Man charged in hammer attack gets psych exam
Megan's House opens in Valdosta
Natural Gas could lower your WG&L bill
New tool helps firefighters in Worth County
New Walmart will soon take apps
Pre-K students to see shorter school days
Rush hour wrecks back up traffic
South Georgia sheriff could face jail time
Special Report: Gulf Coast Revival
Students voice concerns about HOPE cuts
SW GA Regional Airport will have new terminal
Technical Colleges Uplift Community
Top three police chief candidates chosen in Sylvester
Valdosta mayor delivers state of the city address
Wild Adventures goes green



Friday 2/25/2011
An Albany girl is recovering after being bitten by a Pit Bull
Blazers road woes continue in GSC
Braves Heyward ready for year two in the big leagues
Cafe hosts Mardi Gras & volunteers needed
Dangerous fertilizer in South Georgia
Darton n College submits mission change request for nursing
Drug agents in Colquitt Co. take down two Meth labs
Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections Feb 17 – Feb 23, 2011
GBI welcomes new history making Special Agent in Charge
Grady County man warns of scam letters targeting seniors
Is pollen season here or is it too early?
Lady Jets get another shot at Georgia Perimeter
Lady Rams settle for #2
Lowndes Co. Investigators continue search for Ohio Couple
Lowndes investigators search for two Ohio murder victims
Middle Schoolers Meet Lincoln
Moultrie Police Officer suspended over domestic abuse case
Murder suspect admits to dumping bodies in south Georgia
Ride through the Wild Side
Search for murder victims underway in Lowndes County
Shirley Sherrod honored at Southside Middle School
Shooting sends victim to hospital
Southside Middle School celebrates Black History month
SOWEGA Auburn Club host annual Wester Scholarship dinner
Suspect wanted in Hampton Inn armed robbery
The pain at the pump is back
Walmart to hire hundreds
Worth Co. animal shelter celebrates grand opening


Saturday 2/26/2011
Candlelight vigil honors murdered teen
City-wide male summit draws crowd
Georgia Perimeter grounds the Lady Jets
Lawn and Garden Show comes to Tifton
Murdered teen was laid to rest
Sip & Safari benefits Chehaw Park
Thrice as nice for Terrell Academy, Crisp knocks off Westwoood
Tornadoes gone too soon while Indians cruise


Sunday 2/27/2011
Businesses prep for Mardi Gras
Firefighters contain grass fire
Kaleb Thomas staying close to home at ABAC
UPDATE: Search continues for Ohio couple