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WALB News Archives, July, 2011

Friday 7/1/2011
Albany Firefighters say fireworks will be fire hazard
ASU gets half million grant for research on national security
Black bears spotted in Lowndes Co.
Digging Deeper: Breast Cancer research at ASU linked to meat
GBI investigates inmate stabbing death
GSP Troopers will be out in force during Fourth
June's temperatures break a monthly record
Lakeland Police break up counterfeit ring
Lanier Co. Sheriff's Office is up and running again
Moultrie Police need your help to catch gunman
NAACP hopes to honor young drowning victim
Nurses available to kids at summer camps
One arrest in Albany murder, but manhunt continues for killer
Phoebe Putney hospital running low on blood
Police say lock up property over Fourth of July
Texting while driving ban hits one-year mark
Travel safe this weekend
UGA's Rambo on watch list
Women's World Cup promoting soccer in south Georgia
VSU hoops gains height in the post



Saturday 7/2/2011
AFD battles grass fire
Car thieves hit Albany dealership twice in two weeks
Drowning victim Jakob Peters is laid to rest today
Marine Corps Logistics Base opens up for 4th of July celebration
Miss Georgia 2011 visits Albany
Panthers are SIFL champions
Panthers fans ready for title game


Sunday 7/3/2011
South Georgia native looks to represent America
Body found in Early Co. likely missing woman
Chilling turn to missing Damascus woman's story
GSP enforces safety July 4th weekend
Sherwood's Freedom Fest a big success
Tree falls on Albany woman's house minutes after she leaves
Wreck kills Thomasville woman

Monday 7/4/2011
Albany celebrates the fourth of July
Bitter-sweet holiday for the champs
DNR keeps boaters safe
Not everyone closed shop for the Fourth
T'ville gearing up for fireworks show
The real meaning of Independence Day


Tuesday 7/5/2011
APD wants parents to pick kids up on time
Arrest made in Albany beating
Casey Anthony not guilty of murder
Cops bust gambling operation
GA. Supreme Court upholds Albany murder verdict
Gas Leak at East Albany SunTrust
Georgia Supreme Court overturns ruling on Clinch Co. store
Lakeland man crashes July 4th celebration
Medicaid cuts affect GA doctors
New law gives bicyclists three feet of space
Phoebe Putney welcomes new medical students
School nurses are becoming rare
SWGTC adds two groundbreaking programs
Tractor trailer driver killed on I-75
Valdosta man accused of spraying graffiti


19-year-old sent to Hospital after Moultrie shooting
Accused child molesters indicted by grand jury
Businesses starting to recover from drought
Candlelight vigil to be held for slain Albany State student
Cheating investigation in Dougherty schools halted
City leaders to amend travel expense policy
Commanding General says goodbye to MCLB Albany
Copper thieves strip Dougherty County irrigation pivot
Farmers struggle to grow peanuts
Get 'em while they're hot!
Monroe's Land disappointed but not discouraged
Palmyra Hospital Buy Halted Again
Police help students get back to school
Police investigate Super Dollar fire
School Board Member Caught in Fish Investigation
State drops Dougherty Co. Schools CRCT probe
T'ville Police search for suspected robbers
TLC's Toddlers and Tiaras feature Warwick girls
White for Albany Mayor


Thursday 7/7/2011
Albany Rotarians say "No Butts Please"
Americus wants to become more attractive college town
ASU Candlelight Vigil for murdered student
B.G.D. murder trials scheduled later in July
Digging Deeper: Phoebe Putney, Palmyra deal on hold again
Dougherty County CRCT investigation back on
Dougherty CRCT Cheating Probe continues
Ex-firefighter arrested on child porn charges
Expo showcases new farming technology
FTC makes statement on filing with 11th circuit Court of Appeals
FTC pleased deal put on hold, Phoebe confident will go forward
Gambling Raid
Gas prices are up, but oil remains steady
GDOL offers safe and healthy workplace seminar
Heritage House given days to right wrongs or face lien
Litman summer reading program fun for kids
MCLB has a new Major General
Palmyra maternity CON gets approval from GA Court of Appeals
Police make burglary arrests
Produce stands are feeling the heat
Robber shoots his accomplice
Sign Caylee's Law here
Smoke Alert Issued
South Georgians adjust to smoke from wildfires
Sumter Co. man to build homes, schools in Haiti
T'ville business accused of selling illegal fish
Tourism industry increases in Dougherty County
Two stores raided in Mitchell Co.
Two-year-old survives near-drowning
Valdosta heads for school consolidation showdown
Valdosta Lowndes Consolidation Opposed
West Society fire might be arson
Woman indicted in boyfriend's murder


Friday 7/8/2011
$4.99 Prescription Drug Program
14 facing charges in gambling raids in 2 south GA counties
A/C units stolen
Albany murder charge dead docketed
Albany Sonic robbed by man with knife
Atlantis' final launch brings mixed feelings
Burglar has rude awakening
City leaders amend travel expense policy
Digging Deeper: Georgia's gambling laws
Eagles impress at 7 on 7 camp
Edwards sees Panthers in future plans
Home Destroyed - No one Injured
Metcalfe receives $150K grant
Missed call proves costly in house fire
Murder warrant issued in Albany gang beating death
New street lights brighten up road
Police chief admits to cheating on wife
Rising freshman get a jump start
School Board Members say they want truth from probe
Sonic Robbed with Kitchen Knife
Stolen road signs costing taxpayers
Stroke patient becomes theft victim
Suspected hooker and johns busted
T'ville burglary suspect turns himself in
Valdosta retailers could sell alcohol on Sundays
Water use in Doerun is still restricted



Saturday 7/9/2011
Flash flood causes damage in Albany
Jack puts on show on annual "Battle of the South" tournament
Moon out Cochran in at Bainbridge
Rain Damage Update
Thronateeska holds "Shuttle Saturday"
Wakefest benefits Cerebral Palsy patient


Sunday 7/10/2011
Armed man snags cash drawer
Lincoln robbery leaves woman stunned
'Noles rally to beat Jeff Co.
Poulan store robbed at knife point
Second heavy rain storm pounds Albany
Storm clean-up continues





Monday 7/11/2011
APD wants help finding thief
Archbold to hold lecture on new program
Bus manufacturer settles whistle-blower case
Commissioners say no tax increase for Dougherty County
Digging Deeper: Copper thefts
Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings (July 7, 2011)
Enjoy a night out with you pet
Gas price reverses trend
Gas prices rise dramatically
Heavy rainfall helps crops
Investigators plan for Dougherty CRCT probe
Lanier budget un-adopted
Leaders work to make Dougherty Co. more bicycle friendly
Man dies working on irrigator
Meredyth drive reopened for traffic
New copper product helps catch thieves
Pecans flourish with mixture of heat and rain
Preparedness helps us manage through storms
Rain helps slow Okefenokee refuge fire
Robinson gets 30 years in shooting death|
Students feel the pressure of college expenses
SuperKidz Triathlon scheduled for July 23
T Thomas Co. Manager arrested for DUI
Valdosta wants better crime control
Washed out Albany road back open again




Tuesday 7/12/2011
AC units distributed to elderly
Arrest warrants issued for Dougherty County wig bandit
Atlanta man charged with murdering grandfather
Bats drive neighbors 'batty'
Business burglaries spike in Albany
City Commissioners discuss technology for Albany Police
Convenient Store Robberies-East Albany
Digging Deeper: How heat affects young athletes
Eight arrested in Cairo gambling bust
Five Panthers honored by SIFL
Flowers Nissan taking over Prestige Honda
GA ranks high in tobacco sales law
Henry puts on 26th annual basketball camp
iPhone hackers get hacked
Jurors find man not guilty of shooting girlfriend
Kids on the move
Lee T-Ball team wins state title
Mayor: GPS will save fuel
Panthers debut championship T-shirt
Pearson girl will be featured on 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Police search J. L. Litman Funeral Home

Post 182 holds off Post 30
School approves cell phone tower study
School board hits road block for bond attorney

Sen. Chambliss not optimistic about debt deal

State leaders float down the Flint River
Stifling heat, humidity continue
The wig-bandit robs two stores and gets away with $1,500
Tifton man speaks out on bicycle laws
Valdosta businessman wants to be mayor
VSU offensive line ready to lead this season
Warrants issued for 'wig-bandit'
Who's on the lousy list?



Wednesday 7/13/2011
Adel man saved by CPR
Albany camp makes learning fun
Albany man convicted of child molestation
Bank of America owes customers money
Bids collected for T'ville spillway repairs

Blankets donated to the Lily Pad

Campers sell lemonade to raise money for troops

Carlos Vickers named 2011 GA Farmer of the Year

Digging Deeper: Paying a price for cheating
Financial records seized in Albany funeral home raid
Flint Riverkeeper opposes HR 2018

GBI will use Twitter and Facebook to issue alerts

GSW releases 2011-12 basketball schedule
Lee County Bypass and Garbage attract attention

Panthers McCray mulling AFL offers
Phoebe will appeal CON Ruling

Possible Crisp Co. TB exposures should be re-tested

Protect yourself from mosquitoes
Racetrack shuts down during lawsuit

School board chooses lowest bidder, but after a struggle
Skatepark may be moving
South GA man builds one-of-a-kind "man cave"

South Georgia farmers need more rain
State CRCT probe goes full speed
Teens caught breaking into cars
The redistricting committee wants to hear from you
Vegetable growers are worried about their work force
WG&L keeps aesthetics in mind when drilling



Thursday 7/14/2011
Teens charged with aggravated sexual battery
Albany tries to bring people downtown
ASA to become 'SureJet'
Bond granted in murder-for-hire case
Cecil post office could close

Cell phone scam affecting SW GA

Committee helps military personnel

Copper theft probe leads to drug arrests
Copper thefts continue to be a problem
Digging Deeper: Lightning strikes and the damage they cause

Doctor's Lab burglary arrest made

Fans prepare for the final Harry Potter movie

Former Dougherty coach dies

Furry friends meet at Riverfront Seafood's Yappy Hour
GDOL to help Lee Co. hire mechanics, drivers, food service, custodians
Heat & Humidity driving up temps and utility bills

Hook A Kid on Golf
Irwinville wants to keep its Post Office

Judge declares mistrial in Clemens case
Lester set to return to Panthers
Levee Studios moving downtown
Man arrested in 2 Worth Co. store robberies

Mercer bringing back football

Multiple crimes reported in Moultrie
Quail Unlimited seeks Albany members
Rachel's challenge comes to Albany

Sheriff tracks sex offenders online
Stardust Skating Rink and local church hosts canned food drive
Stars are born at film boot camp
STEM careers grow exceptionally
You can donate and skate at Stardust tonight




Friday 7/15/2011
8-year Cordele racer dominates the competition
93rd AGOW has new commander
Are you up to the challenge?
ASU is helping teachers teach
BGD member pleads guilty to manslaughter
Bond set for former youth pastor
Digging Deeper: Mosquitoes and Fleas flourish in wet weather
Doerun water restrictions lifted
Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings (July 15, 2011)
FTC halts admin. proceeding
Help keep the Flint River clean
Home schooling trend grows
"In God We Trust" confusion delays new Ga. car tag
Irwinville citizens aim to protect their post office at town meeting
Nicholls man air lifted following shooting
Rae-Rae was caught red-handed
Rain will boost mosquito population
Restaurant owner thrives in Albany
T'ville awarded $20 million in GEFA funding
The wig-bandit faces Judge Howell
Thomas Co. cracks down on gang activity
Valdosta bank robber caught- Police report included
What would you do if you won the lottery?
"Wig Robber" busted in Dooly County
You may soon have to pay to use your debit card
Youth pastor bond set



Saturday 7/16/2011
Indians look to turn a new page
More Albany businesses broken into
Roadblock on Thornton ends in five arrests
UPDATE: Second fugitive caught
Volunteers discover rare objects in waterways
Youth Basketball League crowns its champs



Sunday 7/17/2011
Albany man hospitalized after South McKinley shooting
Second prison escapee caught
Shooting victim crashes car on the way to the hospital



Monday 7/18/2011
BGD murder trial continued
Code Enforcement to secure Heritage House
D'town may get $10 Million project
Digging Deeper: Rains come too late?
Ex Falcons football player wanted
Fire destroys Cook Co. school bus shop
Gas prices affect drivers' spending
Have you seen Herman Carr?
Hurricanes land DI point guard
Judge murder trial underway in Albany
Lee Co. hosts redistricting meetings
Man sentenced to life in prison for Sunday Blombergh's murder
Man wanted for questioning by Valdosta Police
Missing Irwin Co. man found dead near creek
Missing man found dead
New VHS in planning stages?
Police search for missing Irwin County man
Scammer hits Albany Pilot gas station
Soaking rains dent, don't bust drought
Students need their schedules early
Sweat and Inspiration at FCA Football Camp
T'ville police cracking down on copper thefts
Thomas Co. adds 911 fee
Water playground for Chehaw under study




Tuesday 7/19/2011
2011 College Football Schedule
23rd wing at Moody AFB has new commander
3D technology comes to classrooms
Albany man sentenced to 15 years for armed robbery
Albany Reddy Ice building for sale
Albany teammates train for Motocross championship
Albany woman says fatal stabbing an accident
Bainbridge College is a bargain
Deputies chase down fleeing suspect
Digging Deeper: CRCT investigation begins August 8th
Drug suspect turns himself in
Exactly a year after her firing, Sherrod case goes to court
Heat impacts Moody AFB ceremony
Jackets ready to bounce back in 2011
Leesburg teen competing in 'Talent'
Mother flees during traffic stop
Murfree: Cheating not Tolerated
Murfree: DCSS won't tolerate cheating, anonymous tips
Rams give back during youth B-ball camp
Report predicts slight growth for GA tobacco
Sunday Blombergh's murderer sentenced to life in prison
Tablets ready to take over personal computers
Taylor Davis hopes to win 'Talent'
Thomas Co. man on the run
Timber losses hurt USDA's conservation efforts
Warden speaks following fugitive search
Water plays vital role in heat
WG&L prepares for power outages in advance
Wildfire surpasses 300,000 acres in Okefenokee



Wednesday 7/20/2011
Albany man on trial bound and gagged
Americus Police Chief is no longer needed
APD warns of panhandling in streets
Budget cuts impact county department funding
Business owners concerned about health care
Chambliss discusses budget deal with radio host
Digging Deeper: reporting school complaints
Employees: DCSS doesn't welcome complaints
Extreme heat leads to higher utility bills
Flowers make the day brighter
Former APD officer gets new trial
Heritage House action waits on court date
Judge murder trial continues
Leesburg 182 readying for state
Murfree issues school-start appeal
Murfree makes back to school address
No more tax preps for Cairo business
Obesity hits South hard
Police catch Thomas Co. rape suspect
Propst Cancer Free and Ready to Coach
Save money on your prescriptions
Teen shows the good in pesky kudzu
Three Albany businesses broken into
Tifton mayor says city hall will eventually move back downtown
Worth budget gap costs five jobs



Thursday 7/21/2011
A man robbed at a Moultrie Bank drive thru
ABAC has extra scholarship money available
ABAC saves your education money
Albany man kept bound and gagged for second day of trial
Albany trials continue
American Legion Tournament Change
AYP Results for 2011
Big boost for d'town event
Biker killed in Colquitt Co. wreck
Bound, gagged suspect found guilty
Bulldogs ready for tough start
Colquitt County crash leaves woman dead
D.A. probes Baker County BOE
Digging Deeper: Dougherty Schools resources
Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings (July 21, 2011)
Georgia's unemployment rate on the rise again
Juror removed from Albany murder trial
Lakeland Police investigate clothing store break-in
Lee County school offers jobs
Marine hopes for Luke Bryan date
Merry Acres is in Henry's DNA
Parents concerned by Dougherty schools
Post 30 relishes underdog status
Pre-med students get advice
Superintendent chosen in Coffee County
Violent crimes could be the work of gangs






Friday 7/22/2011
Albany kids get free teeth screening
Another suspect arrested in deadly home invasion
APD on the lookout for female forger
Community group gives away backpacks
Copper thieves raise alarm
Digging Deeper: Dougherty County AYP results
Dougherty Pre-K starts earlier than planned
Douglas PD wants suspect
GBI investigates shooting death in Smithville
GBI investigating Turner Co. Sheriff
Hot weather keeps kids play at bay
Judge convicted of murder
Lowndes girl spends summer fundraising for animals
Medical Arts Academy trains grads for solid careers
Moultrie teen acquitted of murder charges
Moultrie teen exonerated on murder charge
Murfree takes exception to AYP report
Neighbors react to toddler murder conviction
Sleep Inn robbery suspect arrested by APD
Taylor Davis hopes to win 'Talent'
TPD emphasizing crime prevention
Turner Co. sheriff investigated by GBI
Valdosta couple in jail for trafficking marijuana
 Jason Townsend powering the Power
North Florida Christian win Southeastern passing tourney
Posey has second ankle surgery
Post 30 hit hard by Rockdale
Stephen Drew has ankle surgery



Saturday 7/23/2011
11 area H. S. Football Coaches attend Media Day
Albany Tech welcomes community
Congressman Sanford Bishop speaks on U.S. debt ceiling
Go Hard Training Camp heats back up
Health department helps out parents
Name released on Smithville man found dead
Police still searching for suspect in Albany stabbing
YMCA hosts Triathlon



Sunday 7/24/2011
FAA investigates Sumter Co. plane crash
Keeping cool in extreme heat
Lee County All-Stars dazzle the diamond
Leesburg and Albany ousted in the State Tournament
Salter edges 16-year-old Crews for Albany Amateur title
Thomas county fire now investigated as arson
Thomasville's English gets it done!


 Monday 7/25/2011
Adel Police uncover gambling operation
Albany businesses, church burglarized
Albany drug suspect hurt during bust
Blazers finalize coaching staff
Bullet proof vest likely saved officer's life
Burglars hit businesses and churches
Child killed by pick up truck

Church Whiting is just a normal kid
Daughter of a murdered mother speaks
Digging Deeper: Airport project stalls with FAA impasse
FAA furloughs stop work on new Albany terminal
Homerville shooting could be gang-related
Housing market still in rough shape
Incarceration links to school absences
Lee Co. Family Connection has leaders arrested for fundraiser
Murder trial underway in Valdosta
Nashville Police raid KFC, manager busted on drug charges
NFL Lockout Ends
NFL set to resume season
Pot, firearm, ammo, cash found in attic
Task force aims to bring healthy options to SOWEGA
Thomas Co. truck driver arrested for meth
Wildcats looking for playmakers
Wilson Hospice receives award
You may soon get a call when crime is near




Tuesday 7/26/2011
Camp helps inner city kids
Coffee County School Board Members are safe for now
Coffee School Board remains intact
Cook Co. man arrested for dog fighting
Digging Deeper: Georgia jaywalking laws

Discrimination comes in many forms

Do we need new auto-alert system?
Double Celebration for Larry Dean
Family lost all belongings in house fire
Four Albany women arrested for bar fight
Lakeland police chief arrested
Lee High student electrocuted on plumbing call

Lockette signs with Seahawks
Medical arts program expands in certain magnet schools
Out of town teens help clean Albany

Panthers honored by City Commission
Plumber dies after being shocked
RX prices to drop
Salmonella found in Papayas
Sanford Stadium gets new video display
Sepp Straka wins Albany Junior Open
Small Post Offices may close

SWGTC nursing students are well prepared
Target, Salvation Army help with school supplies
Three women use car in bar fight at Big Daddy's
Vehicle crashes into utility pole
Worth Co. fire chief under investigation
Worth Co. officials discuss budget battle




Wednesday 7/27/2011
Albany beer production climbs 20%
Albany store robbed at gunpoint
APD searches for robbers
Back to school businesses are hurting
Consultant: Downtown improvement is key
Deputy cars get a makeover

Digging Deeper: MillerCoors' effort to conserve water

Fifteen years after Olympic Park bomb
Fragmented sleep may cause memory loss
Georgia peanut acreage declines

Golf tourney raises money for breast cancer
Heavy rain leads to Albany street flooding
Homerville cleans up after storm
Homerville gets a blast from Mother Nature

Lakeland chief on suspension
MLB says umpire missed call in Braves win
Phoebe Putney announces price cuts
Pills are becoming a bigger problem

Place your paper, pens and protractors here
Restaurant owner starts free food program
Several South GA post offices at risk of closing

South Georgia EMA officials train for floods

State reptile is a species of concern
There's a new standard for mammograms

Valdosta woman shot to death
Whites have more wealth than minorities
Wildlife advocates express concern over exotic
You can help feed the hungry




Thursday  7/28/2011
Albany man robbed while making bank deposit
Albany Penney store celebrates its remodel
Albany unemployment rate rising this summer
Bikers assist burned-out family
Body found in car in Baker County
Burglary suspects caught on tape
Cars are getting more efficient
CASA Orientation held tonight
Civilian Marines fly out of Albany
Crisp deputies find drugs, $18K in traffic stop
Digging Deeper: Huge down payments
Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings (July 27, 2011)
Finance restrictions keep some out of home market
Five arrested for liquor law violations
Florida kids help clean up Albany
June Metro Albany unemployment rate 10.8%
Kick the habit with free gum, patches
Kids get free car seats
Knights back at work
Local Marine asks Scarlett Johansson to Marine Corps Ball
National Night Out attracts hundreds
Peak seasons for West Nile Virus approaching
Sonic employee robbed at SB&T bank
South Georgia man's legacy lives on
Straka brothers ready for UGA golf
Surveillance video released of Albany store robbery
Two T'ville men arrested in Cairo shooting
Update: Two arrests made in Cairo shooting
Valdosta man remains in jail for murder
Valdosta mayor decides not to run
Valdosta mayor will not run next time
Valdosta wins Dizzy Dean title
Wine-Down-Wednesday brings you d'town
YDC violence blamed on gangs



Friday  7/29/2011
Albany church day care hosts community
Albany hosts Special Olympics tune up
Albany man acts up in federal court
Albany man arrested again for soliciting in busy road
Baconton All-Star team braces for tough challenges ahead
Baker County drowning victim identified
Berrien County administrator has been fired
Cordele man sentenced for Social Security threat
Crooks break in to judge's car
DCSS makes healthier food for students
Digging Deeper: Nigerian scams
Dougherty County teachers rush to prepare for new school year

Dougherty School officials meet with CRCT investigators

Drowning victim found in Baker County pond
Getting a biopsy? Get a gift bag
Joyner to lead ASU offense, Rams hire Livingston

Man arrested after vagrants burn trailer

Man found dead in car was shot
Men sentenced for child pornography
Moultrie Police warn of Nigerian Internet scams
Murfree, Coleman meet Bowers
Nights@DTown parties under the stars

Norman Park man pleads to filing false tax returns

Phoebe gives away gift bags

Ramon Brown gets 30 years for gun charges

Rams lose two studs on offenseSolar Power goes on tour
South Georgia theme park has a new boss
Special athletes bowl to victory

Troy Skidmore, DO
Valdosta man heads to prison for child porn
Valdosta man sentenced for ordering child porn
Valdosta rakes in Dizzy Dean World Series titles
Widow of duck hunter seeks 40 million in husband's death



Saturday 7/30/2011
Coaches preview 2011 H. S football season at Media Day in Tifton
It's back to school shopping time
Mitchell and Baker County Sheriffs host rating race
Noles crush the Crush, move to 7-0
Staples gives back to teachers
The Masonic houses help east Albany kids



Sunday 7/31/2011
Back to school businesses experience last minute rush
Motorcycle club raises money for fire victims
Pop Warner football to hold registrations this week




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