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WALB News Archives, June, 2011

Wednesday 6/1/2011
Anchorage buildings near recovery
APD offers Citizens' Academy
Archbold unveils Bariatric Weight Loss Program
Arrest made in Colquitt County weekend murder
Camp Good Grief helps kids express loss
Car, train collide in Cook County
Clinch Co. mulch fire continues to burn
Crooks are frequently "caught" on video
Edison Police Chief arrested
Electrical problem brings AFD to Mall
Former DWS player now head coach
FSU ready for tough regional field
Higher temps means higher risks
Hole in the Wall burglar gets 10 years
Leesburg inspects water samples
Lowndes murder suspect arrested
Lowndes murder suspect caught in Florida
Man fires shots at Atkinson Co. deputy
Multiple agencies respond to Clinch mulch fire
Panthers gearing up for showdown in Columbus
Pirates invade Albany
Powerball jackpot hits $200 million
Teen has surgery after truck-tractor collision
The ammo bandit reloads
The Bread House wins top award
Train and car collide in Adel
Voice of ABAC says goodbye
Ware County Drug Bust
Water meters stolen in Lakeland


Thursday 6/2/2011
Alabama baseball plays on after killer tornado
Artist takes home two top awards
Broad Av. bridge replacement will be expensive
Civil rights group marks 50 years
CMN Radiothon launched at Albany Mall
Commissioners call special meeting
Department of Defense Civilian returns home from deployment

Digging Deeper: Broad Avenue Bridge Plans
Firefighters continue to monitor mulch company
Firefighters raise money for wounded warriors

Healthy Jack Posey ready for NCAA regionals

Input needed for Georgia Competitiveness Initiative

Judge removes defendant's attorney
Lawmakers gather at Legislative Lunch

Mall reopens after short circuit
Mall stores back in business

Man accused of stealing ring while installing alarm

New gateways planed

Southwest Georgia remembers Civil Rights movement
Take a hike in Albany
The heat is on for outdoor workers
The Southwest Civil Rights Reunion is this week
Three arrested in Thomasville marijuana bust


Friday 6/3/2011
10 Foot Python missing|
ASU swings for football team
City Commission gives Weaver administrative leave
City, County holds blood driver at critical time

Civil Rights reunion aims toward youth
Cousins speaks about Posey collision

DHS alerts aging community of Medicare scams

Digging Deeper: Your utility bill, how to keep it down

Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings (June 3, 2011)
Farmers: Too early to see affects of immigration bill
Food for Thought - May 26 – June 3 , 2011
Gov Deal passes bike safety law
Investigators search for truck, wood chipper
James Arness of 'Gunsmoke' fame dies at 88
Judge Willie Weaver granted leave of absence in Albany
Medical Reserve Corps recruiting bilingual volunteers

Owners search for 11ft Albino Python on the loose

Phoebe announces plans for new digestive disease center

Phoebe Putney to open new gastrointestinal, endoscopy center

Proposed initiatives may grow Albany's economy

Protect your car from the heat
TPD recovers three stolen vehicles
Woman loses control of car, rolls over
Yolanda Amadeo speaks at woman's health conference


Saturday 6/4/2011
Baby discovered in trash can
Owners find missing python
Panthers drop rubber match in Columbus 58-39
Pop Warner football takes South GA by storm
The Dixie Trace Field trial hosts Annual Awards Banquet

Well-respected cancer patient dies
Woman dies in Colquitt Co. fatal
Young man drowns in Lee Co. creek



Sunday 6/5/2011
Afternoon storm leaves much damage behind
High speed chase lands man in jail
Pray vigil planned for tractor crash victim
Soulful Sunday kicks off this weekend



Monday 6/6/2011
'Backover' collisions increase in summer
Albany crash puts two in the hospital
Autopsy performed on East Albany infant found in garbage can

Beauty and the Beast
Cook man arrested for shooting at deputies
Cook man in jail after firing shot at deputy

Damaging winds tear through Albany

Digging Deeper: Too many pregnant teens

Dougherty Co. woman wins $250,000

Firebirds, champs of Georgia!

Former WALB manager wins $10,000

Gas prices headed down

Georgia looks good on camera

Georgia the new California?

Hot Rod caravan passes through So. GA

Judge's wife changes her story

Judge's wife wants charges dropped

Lanier Co. deputies and staff furloughed

Phoebe deal may preclude furloughs

Search continues for Miller County gunman

Sherrods plan to buy Cypress Pond plantation

Storms cause damage in South Georgia

Summer camp gives kids a taste of Hollywood

Summer camp hosts autistic children

T'ville attorney dies in motorcycle crash

VBS hosts 500 children


 Tuesday 6/7/2011
Adel has storm damage, including fire
Albany crime rate headed down
Albany restaurateurs buy Merry Acres Motel
Albany State Youth APD: Crime on the decline in 2011 Sports Program begin its 36th year
Arrested judge stays on the bench in Sylvester
Berrien's Greene drafted by Phillies
Blazers move home opener to Thursday
City gets tough with party spots

City steps in to save NYSP

Colquitt Co. teen dies from injuries suffered in tractor crash

Colquitt County school board debates budget
Digging Deeper: CHAMPS camp keeping kids away from crime

Farmers speak out against immigration bill
Group proposes way to deal with feral cat population

Investigators track down missing sex offender
Judge's wife makes opposite statements

Olympics remain with Peacock network
One arrest may slow down burglary wave

Pastor prays for rain

Rams, Tigers renew Music City Classic

Red Cross volunteer shares disaster relief story
Scam warning for South Georgia senior citizens

Severe storm causes tons of damage in Adel

Storms pound Adel

Strong winds damage Putney property
Theft of water reported during South Georgia drought

Thomas Co. Horse Team ready for state show
Three teens arrested for robbing delivery drivers

Toddler drowns in Turner County
Train hits truck killing mother & son

Trucks collide in rural Dougherty County
Valdosta man arrested after striking officer
VSU and ASU renew rivalry
Westover's Justin Taylor heading to Savannah State


 Wednesday 6/8/2 011
3 nabbed in trailer theft ring
911 tape indicates mom didn't know daughter was pregnant
Albany Marine shocked he was targeted for murder

Albany Marine targeted for hit
Albany still has grass, tree regs
Albany woman robbed at gunpoint

Camp promotes nontraditional careers
Car thieves have been on a roll
County employees may have to contribute to retirement

Darton's economic impact tops $116M

DCSS makes 2011 financial plans
Digging Deeper: Drownings and swimming safety
Drug bust a mix up? Man wants name cleared
Ellis hired at Crisp Academy
Firefighters spend hot afternoon in hazmat suits


Thursday 6/9/2011
ABAC to offer bachelor of science degree
AC's and repairmen run in high gear
Animals can't complain about the heat
Cancer patient gets a Mohawk to raise cancer awareness
Digging Deeper: A code can force landlords to repair the AC
Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings (June 9, 2011)
Drought affects agriculture

Ex-Randolph Super gets jail date
Fire rips through Valdosta home
Football and fun at ASU camp
Fox attacks woman on walking track

FSU's Posey eyes return to Omaha
Fuller Center donates home to family

Fundraiser held for Worth Co. family injured in crash
Georgia rising in film production

Homerun Foods coming to Downtown Albany
Lowndes Co. prepares for hurricane season
More bachelor's degrees available at ABAC

Motel 'repairman' was really a crook
Moultrie murder trial delayed
New independent film shot in Tifton
Phoebe's takeover hearing set for Monday

Redistricting process begins
Speed blamed for asphalt tanker overturn
State releases CRCT stats
Sylvester Shooting
Taxi cabs inspected
Thomasville hoop star invited to Europe
Three overnight drive-by shootings in Sylvester
Tifton Bat House developments
Twilight paddlers get their feet wet in the Flint




Friday 6/10/2011
Agents bust drug dealers
Albany Panther fans turn out this season|
An early morning knife attack
Berrien's Greene now waits
CASA empowers foster children
Children with disabilities get full camp experience
Convicted murderer holds up Flash Foods
Crime hits Tifton hotels
Digging Deeper: Rabid Animals
Drought effect on Radium Springs, nearly dry
Feed the children this summer
Grady County offering discount rabies vaccination
Judge dismisses lawsuit in Lanier County
Neighbor finds large beehive
Neighbors try to take Heritage House issues into their own hands
Nottingham widening project slowed by negotiations
Phoebe Begins Construction|
Pink hydrangeas help breast cancer patients
Postal worker Embezzlement
Thomas Co. investigators search for burglars
'Top Cop' now a Tifton Detective
Toyota of Albany and WALB team up for local food drive
VSU has record camp turnout
Woman attacked by fox on Darton College campus
Woman spots thieves breaking in car


Saturday 6/11/2011
Couple host interactive seminar for parents of children with ADD
Employee robbed by knifepoint at Sara Lee store
Four year old bit by fox: Is it the Darton Fox?
Heat still means business for many
Irwin Co. deputies bust copper wire thefts
Panthers rally for win over Hammers
Runway fashion benefits charity


Sunday 6/12/2011
Albany parrot on the loose
Catfish tournament has big catch
Search for Early County woman still underway
UPDATE: Albany Police investigate homicide


Monday  6/13/2011
$1 million owed in delinquent property taxes
16 year South Georgia girl to serve 14 years behind bars
Agents arrest drug dealer at car wash
Albany auto dealerships hit by thieves
Albany has latest tool to test, train drivers
Albany teen pleads guilty
An accused killer faces judge
Camera catches Westover burglary
Construction begins on new Lee library
Cordele/Clark traffic flows again    
County saves on insurance premiums
Dangerously high temps sweep across state
Doerun burglars work quickly
Dougherty Co. celebrates new EMS building
FTC/Phoebe decision make take two weeks
GA Woman arrested in Louisiana
Gas down, still $1 higher than last year
Nashville Councilman stabbed in his home
New breast cancer center opens
Phoebe hearing begins
Pope steps in to save the day
Search resumes for missing Damascus woman
Stone: DCP pay raise worth a tax hike
Teen girl to serve 14 years
Three sheriff deputies wreck in Colquitt county
WALB named Television Station of the Year




Monday 6/20/2011
Albany Doctor Busted Again
Albany Kids Learn To Swim
APD makes SportZone arrest
Ben Hill officers awarded
Bishop: The drought is a dire issue
Bulldogs defense ready for 2011
Burglar alarm may have scared off burglars
Coalition holds government spending forum
Construction jobs fall in Georgia
Deputies search for inmate on the loose
Digging Deeper: Spring extreme temperatures
Ethics committee hearing set for Tuesday
Father arrested after children found wandering Highway 82
Gas prices drop slowly
Hot, dry conditions persist
Metal thieves stay busy
Metal thieves wreck equipment, business
Only 2 attend School budget public hearing
Panthers get another shot at Lions
Quitman Police search for credit card thief
Sheriff: May be best to stay out of river for a while
SOWEGA Senior Center is broken into
Suicide threats are up in Thomas Co.
Sumter Co. authorities search for missing inmate
Supreme Court limits Wal-Mart sex bias case
The 2011 redistricting committee wants your input
Thomas Co. appoints new school Superintendent
Three soldiers arrested after Clinch Co. shooting
U. S. 19 blocked at Pelham




Tuesday 6/21/2011
APD realigns the force
Atkinson man sentenced for 2009 murder
Barwick man slices neighbor
Berrien woman charged for stabbing councilman
City looks to cut crime near Heritage House
Digging Deeper: Heritage House history
Dooly Co. deputies bust pot operation
Drought, heat lead to drastic livestock measures
Efficient watering leads to healthy plants
Escaped inmate recaptured
Former Albany Doc makes first appearance in FL court
GA farmers grow two crops at once
Grandma charged with murdering her grand baby
Hospice receives donation
Immigration law makes it harder to find employees
Memories will live when bridge is gone
More pleasant transition for foster children
Multimodal transportation center one step closer
Neighbors react to murder
Nick Williams has second decision to make
Students process crime scenes
Suspect arrested for killing GA teen
Thomas University adds two teams
Valdosta wants your input on energy conservation
Zenon has bright future at GT



Wednesday 6/22/2011
Albany veterans get pledges to replace stolen rebar
Americus Motorsports Complex Agreement Signed
APD hosts Citizens Police Academy
Ashburn woman charged in daughter's death
Burglar nabbed by "beer buddies"
CHAMPS campers to attend space shuttle launch
Dougherty 8th Grade CRCT scores a mixed bag
Cordele will soon have a new police chief
Digging Deeper: Dry creeks could cost area millions
Doerun still has water trouble
Dougherty 8th Grade CRCT scores a mixed bag
Dougherty budget drops by 1%
Drug abuse can be treated
Ex credit union boss arrested
Fletcher reaching voters through the Web
Governor Deal headed to Albany
Investigators work to identify severely burned body
Mission: Change helps with housing
Monroe and Terrell Co. go 7 on 7
Monroe's Branch to hold celebrity B-ball game
New study says Georgians are focusing on budget travel
Pearson forklift operator picks up $50,000 win
School Board member says cast a wider net
Six car wreck on 19 causes heavy traffic
South Georgia welcomes new doctors
Sparks plant cuts 22 jobs
State looks into prison fight
Thomas Co. works to pick up litter



Thursday 6/23/2011
Animal control changes create controversy
Another sunken boat pulled from Lee County's creeks
APD Homicide unit receives honor
Arrests made in military jet parts plot
Bee swarm comes after car
Child drowns in Terrell County
Coroner issues cause of death for young girl
Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings (June 23, 2011)
Four arrested for stealing newspapers
Georgia Competitiveness Initiative comes to Albany
June Bug burglar caught on tape
Macon man key supplier in Iranian aircraft conspiracy
Military, civilian training center slated for Early Co.
Missing mail was stolen
New FDA labels could deter smokers
New Shooting Facility Provides 400 Jobs
Panthers donate to Columbus charity after altercation
Personal info goes to the wrong person
Recent college grad dies in crash
South Albany Break-In
Thousands of Bees swarm Flint and Madison Avenue
Two Albany people indicted in child death
Valdosta man dies after wreck, Tasing



Friday 6/24/2011
Agents bust underground pot lab
Albany area YMCA Hosts first Diabetes camp for kids
Albany Police seek man in store surveillance
Colquitt family planning a six-year-old's funeral

Damascus woman still missing

Digging Deeper: Veterans Services
Dougherty County Police seek armed robbery suspect
Early county missing woman case lacks Mattie Call
Governor Deal Freezes Gasoline Tax

HOPE Changes Affect Tech Schools
Investigators say Albany arson gang involved
Lee Co. man sentenced to ten years for child pornography
Lee County's Berryhill shines at Georgia State
Letter sent to Heritage House owners, to board the building
Major Offensive against GA Wildfires
Nights@DTOWN kicks off at the old red cotton warehouse
Paul Eames wants city to repair sports complex
Police bust drug house with children inside
Police hold community day to fight crime
Randolph Co. Schools no longer on probation
Senior Citizen Prom a big hit
South GA Bandmaster dies
South Georgia Rivers and Streams Drying Up
Tased wreck victim's family speaks out
Vets question Albany's VA clinic's service, VA disputes claims



Saturday 6/25/2011
Air conditioner thefts a neighborhood nuisance
APD holds community day to curb violence
ASU and Clark to face in Valdosta
Creeks are bone dry
Darton College dance company presents Cosmic Kinematics
Drowning victim's family speaks
Friends hold benefit concert for wreck victims
Man severely beaten in alley
New pet store helps homeless pets
Samaritan Clinic hosts their 3rd Annual Hands of Hope banquet
VSU cuts ribbon on new sports complex


Sunday 6/26/2011

Branch holds 6th annual youth football camp
Darton soccer coach remembers crash victim
Drivers names released in Bypass wreck
Drought causes fireworks safety concern
Eastern Conference Champs!
Lee County wells run dry
Leonard Pope gets recognition



Monday 6/27/2011
Albany golfers tee it up for charity
Are all these highway improvements needed?
Booster seat law takes effect Friday
Camp teaches importance of water
Chamber of Commerce hires new executive
Commissioners OK next year's budget
DCSS Finance committee approves budget
Doerun continues to battle water woes
Dougherty County budget calls for no tax increase
Downtown puts another vacant building to use
Fatal shootings appear to be murder-suicide
Georgia counties declared Ag disaster areas
Greenbriar shooting is murder/suicide
Hahira man charged with molestation
Hundreds of dead fish appear at Radium Springs
Judge blocks parts of Ga. immigration law
Judge sides with Phoebe
Panthers want SIFL title game at home
Residents clean up storm damage
Sidewalks to nowhere?
Southern Hospitality Group helps in Valdosta
TCRC looks for older volunteers
TPD cracks down on burglaries
Two UGA athletes face NCAA scrutiny
Valdosta in the running for country's friendliest  town
WALB to host job expo
Young delivery driver held at gunpoint



Tuesday 6/28/2011
10 stolen vehicles recovered in Lowndes Co.
AG won't challenge Phoebe ruling; FTC will
Albany Judge Weaver's bond modified
Albany passes balances budget
ARC's thrift store opens
Digging Deeper: Merck cleanup
Dynamite found, firefighters battle wildfires
Friends of Dems to hold voter drive
Georgia new booster seat law starts Friday
Job fair comes to Albany
Liberty bypass roll-over injures woman
Man arrested for multiple car thefts
Merck demolition is underway
Practice caution this Independence Day
School leaders discuss career academy
Sheriffs invite you to 'Poker Float'
South Georgia campers learn how farmers use water
Sylvester woman's family evacuated from Minot flooding
The gentler sex? Female violence defies the norm
US court tosses water restriction on metro Atlanta
USDA compensation is available for Hispanic and women farmers
Youth minister charged with Child Molestation


Wednesday 6/29/2011
Agents intercept inmate drug deal
Agents raid south Georgia store
Albany Recreation Department making improvements
Albany welcomes new oral surgeon
Americus welcomes Falcons organization
APD Compliancy stops for good of community
Baby death investigation continues
Bishop awards Vietnam vet
Bishop: VA delays "inexcusable"
Brooks Co. man arrested for meth
City to look into Internet Sweepstake Cafes
Deerfield-Windsor stadium improvements on schedule
Digging Deeper: Why furloughs for Albany teachers?
Discount downtown attraction tickets for the Fourth of July tickets
Five arrests made in mysterious Berrien Co. murder
GA Fire Info Center updates swamp fire
Group Helps Aspiring Writers
High-flying girls headed to Nationals
Inmates relocate after pipe bursts
Kiwanis donates car seats
Lee County approves balanced budget
MCLB's Maintenance Center has new chief
Monroe's Land heads to France
Panthers QB bounces back
Pataula Charter will remain open, budget cuts to follow
Pet owners are advised to keep animals at home 4th of July
Sumter in Final seven for new solar plant
SWGTC nursing student wins gold medal
Teachers lose 5% of their pay
Ticket sales rocket as Panthers brace for championship game
Under-performing principal gets a promotion
Walmart cuts gas prices for three months
Walmart lowers prices on gasoline
You may not be registered to vote


Thursday 6/30/2011
Albany State student shot and killed at off campus apartment
Albany suffers second murder in a week

ATC President fights fire
Blood collection center may close
Campers donate sewed goods
Celebrate 4th of July early

Convicted murderer arrested for having stolen gun

Court ruling may not end water war

Darton names wrestling coach

Digging Deeper: More sunken boats turn up in Kinchafoonee

Endoscopy Center construction affects traffic

Falcons organization promotes fitness

Former DHR employee pleads to child support theft

GA car tags will change

Georgia officials are looking for drunk drivers

Man charged in East Albany murder

Man shot at Albany Apartment Complex

Monroe's Land left off USA team

Officials say check immunization now

One year anniversary of Georgia texting law

Panthers call for blackout Saturday night

Quiet summer at Westover

School board wants redistricting input

SWGTC offers fun Driver's Ed course

Use caution when lighting fireworks

VFD firefighters hang up their helmets

WG&L bumps Edwards' pay

WG&L dumps cable TV partner

Will drought hurt Albany's water supply?

Woman accused of stealing student's check


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