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WALB News Archives, September, 2011


Thursday 9/1/2011
After-school program offers top-notch education
Albany High QB earns weekly honor
Albany raid nets property from many counties
Albany woman charged with stealing thousands from city
Albany woman is a millionaire!
Baldwin Avenue burglary bust ends in bonanza of stolen goods
Be ready for a disaster
Being heavier may mean fewer hot flashes for women over 60
Broadaway back on top on the Nationwide Tour
Chick-Fil-A's hiring sign is out
Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings (Sept. 1, 2011)
Extra cops will hit the streets over Labor Day weekend
Fire destroys vacant building
Former fine collector indicted
GA Senate approves new congressional boundaries
GBI agents have no leads in Baker Co. murder
Investigators break up marijuana operation
Jailed sheriff is set free
Junior Shooters may get chance at Olympic Gold
Phoney C-Notes passed in Cordele
Police chase ends on railroad tracks
Randolph gets big increase in property tax
Rolling towards a cure
Sapp signs with Tallahassee Community College
VFD extinguishes mysterious blaze
VSU soccer kicks into gear, wins 6-0
What to know about retirement planning now
White qualifies for mayor's race
Wildcats claw Panthers




Friday 9/2/2011
Albany municipal office qualifying ends
Albany officials say city prepared for heavy rains
Albany shooting call termed a hoax
Bearcats ready to face Syrupmakers
Counterfeit bill passed at Albany library
DCP will crack down this weekend
Digging Deeper: CRCT Investigation
DNR officials urge water safety Labor Day Weekend

Drag strip hosts car/bike show
FEMA funds low cutting off potential aid
Former WALB Mgr. wins lottery... again!
Hit-and-run van found
Laptop 'LoJack' leads to larceny bust
Let hunting season begin!
Low funds for FEMA could cut projects
Mayor spends last day on the job

Moultrie man appointed to Immigration Board
New Goodwill donation center in Albany
Officer shooting shows importance of training safely
Police believe shooting call was a prank
Railroad Crook gets busted on tracks
Sheriff's BBQ recalled
Suspect identified in Hit-and-run arrest
Valdosta native to attempt history-making swim
Wild Adventures celebrates Labor Day
Will it ever get cooler?



Saturday 9/3/2011
Albany woman sent to prison
Albany YMCA makes a splash for Labor Day weekend
Belk announces major expansion
Mission Change ships collected supplies to Bahamas
Motor enthusiasts host charity drag race
Tift County schools Stuff the Bus for the new school year

Vigil held for Sand Trap murder victim
Westover gets by Albany, moves to 2-0


Sunday 9/4/2011
AC thieves continue to target churches
Blazers need overtime to settle things with Wingate
Cairo High School student killed in car crash
GDOT makes road improvements
Jennings lifts Rams over Savannah St. in Music City Classic

Sylvester road wreck poses intersection concerns


Monday  9/5/2011
3 ways to attract job opportunities
Man killed in Moultrie standoff
Man robbed at gunpoint by a group he helped
Monroe's Lockette gets cut, signed to practice squad
Morning wreck on Labor Day

Moultrie man tased before being shot

Neighbors recover from afternoon storm
Police investigate South Albany shooting
Rain did not ruin Labor Day celebrations

Some labor on Labor Day
Teen injured on bike in hit and run accident

Trimming limbs is a good precaution

Two Albany bars close down
Use caution when grilling
VSU's Dean makes Vikings' 53 man roster


Tuesday 9/6/2011
AC thefts on the rise
Albany is making play a priority
Albany leaders working to stop prostitution
Ambulance Head On Kills 3 from Albany
Barwick burglars caught on tape
Blazers have short week
Commissioners affirm "at-will" employment
Digging Deeper: Standoff Shooting
Elderly woman accused of shooting daughter
Failed U-turn snarls traffic
Father-to-be among 3 killed in crash
Lowndes County shooting
Mayoral candidate gets teens volunteering
More details on fatal Moultrie standoff
Plant thieves hit Albany church
Police chase lands Florida couple in jail
Special election called to fill a Hubbard's seat
Two county car chase
Two FSU players suspended this week
Valdosta Police search for shooter
You can protect yourself against the flu




Wednesday 9/7/2011
Albany airport grant comes through
Albany business owner to treat service members
Albany firefighters battle early morning blaze
Bainbridge honored for Cairo win
City Commission's inaction leaves Weaver without pay
Community cuts ribbon to new bank
Darton soccer sweeps GMC
Digging Deeper: GA, Albany unemployment numbers
Fire at Valdosta building ruled arson
Flu shots available
Former Valdosta mayor sentenced
GA firefighters salute NYFD
Hot tea and doughnuts with B. J. Fletcher
Investigator says vacant house fire arson
Lee Commission meets to discuss Capital improvements
MCLB Albany increases security for 9/11
Moody Tightens Security
New downtown residential lofts in the works
New tax would help roads
Poultry industry hit hard by rising corn costs
Rams want to go on offensive against Wingate
Red Cross volunteer remembers 9/11
Strive 2 Thrive honors Rhonda Anderson
Three popular bars close their doors permanently
Valdosta mayor sentenced to three years probation
Wilcox Co. Sheriff's wife dies in wreck
Wilcox Sheriff's wife killed in car wreck
Will politicians' jobs plans work?



Thursday 9/8/2011
Albany mayoral candidate fights Albany's apathy
Albany teacher reflects on 9/11 terror
Communications weakness exposed by 9/11
Convicted murderer sentenced
Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings
Family, friends remember ASU student
Food banks feel the pressure
GA counties receive drought disaster status
Horticulture program expands at Wiregrass Tech
Is a transportation tax good for Southwest Georgia?
Lee County wins region opener
Local First Responders commemorated by Lt. Governor. Casey Cagle
Lowndes Co. man killed in crash
Lt. Governor honors Law Enforcement, First Responders
Man killed in Labor Day crash
Man struck by train
Motorcyclist injured in wreck
Report: Moultrie man shot in chest by police
Sak Marine Company restarts Caravelle Powerboats

Shooting hoops with Coach Jesse Massey
So. GA holds 9/11 Ceremonies
Students graduate air traffic control school

Temple Grandin visits Albany
Vandals starting dangerous tire fires in East Albany
Vickers appointed Interim Valdosta Mayor

Westover's Greene runs to award
Winnersville Classic back on national television
Woman's body found



Friday 9/9/2011
9/11 decade brings increased police presence
A morning walk with Dorothy Hubbard
Albany Police Captain retires after 28 years of service
Attorney general visits Valdosta
Blood centers honor 9/11 victims
Cagle speaks on hopes for President Obama's new job plan
Community members outraged by Moultrie shooting
Darton College breaks new ground
Digging Deeper: security threats
Dougherty County gas pump fire caught on surveillance video
Downtown businesses see changes
Elementary School Remembers 9/11
Exchange Club honors Firefighter/EMT of the year
Food for Thought - September 1 – 8, 2011
Free Prostate screening available
Grady Co. wants to find Danny Dove
Marines honor the dead of 9/11
Multiple agencies search for Tift woman
Prisoners of war break their silence
Sand Trap murder goes cold
Schools help to clean up the city
South Georgians react to President's speech
Team effort keys Blazers win
The Albany Museum of Art
Tift County woman goes missing
Trailer and $15,000 worth of beer stolen
United Way goal rises
Valdosta City Council names interim mayor
Westover tries to tackle Bainbridge option
Worth accident is fatal




Saturday 9/10/2011
Albany Firefighter remembers Ground Zero
Church holds community day
Woman found dead in bushes



Sunday 9/11/2011
Albany High slips by Monroe
Brevard CC shocks Darton women 1-0
Lee County remembers 9/11
Missing Tift County woman found dead
Motorcyclist dies in crash
Rams buck Wingate, improve to 2-0




Monday  9/12/2011
AC units now need burglar alarms
Albany electrical company remembers 9/11
Albany Tech honors Mayor Adams
An early morning foiled ac theft
Area athletes lock up player of the week honors
Arkansas escapee steals Albany SUV
Arlington fights two fires in 24 hours
Brooks invests in downtown
Cairo FD honors 9/11 victims
DCP officers immune in deadly wreck
DCP: Proposed bar manager not suitable for business
Digging Deeper: Georgia Tort Claims Act, who does it protect?
Dougherty County School System HR Director fired
Early morning Sonic burglary
Fire destroys multiple apartment units
Former DCP officers can't be sued for fatal crash
GA colleges are military-friendly
Grady Co. deputy wounded by ricochet
Hines announces for Hubbard seat
Hotel ranks top among pet friendly properties
Jurors selected for Berrien murder trial
Keeping Albany-Dougherty Beautiful
Meigs officer arrested for statutory rape
Meigs officer fired for sexual relationship with teen
Multi-billion transportation project will affect drivers
Palmyra hosts 9-11 luncheon
Police search for suspect in shooting
Police searching for gunman in Albany shooting
Ray City man files residency challenge
Riddle departure from CVB clouded in mystery
School board members discuss students' grades and books
Statesboro violates state's Open Meetings Act
Vacant house fire under investigation



Tuesday 9/13/2011
Albany Police search for knife-wielding snaggle tooth robber
Albany Tech hosts Fall Honors Day Program
Albany Tech tackles illiteracy
APD Cruiser crash; 3 on the Run
Archbold reaches medical milestone
Arrest made in Decatur Co .shotgun killing
Berrien murder trial continues
Darton golf gets first win of fall
Digging Deeper: Drought Conditions
Eagles soar to #1
Health Conditions on Drivers Licenses
Homeowner sues county over flooding
Marine Base contractors get Big Fines
No one injured in multiple vehicle accident
Offense leading Rams this season
OSHA cites MCLB contractors for crane, trenching violations
Shotgun Slaying Solved
Small business faces a tough struggle
Some homeowners get big insurance savings
Strother wants to hold commission seat
The power of email marketing
UPDATE: Deputy awaits bullet removal, suspect in ICU
Valdosta Chamber favors school consolidation



Thursday 9/15/2011
Accused kidnapper caught
Albany convenience store is a lucky place
Albany High shuts out Randolph-Clay
Albany High's Young lends a helping block
Albany Police respond to overnight shooting
Alzheimer's walk raises awareness
Anti-psychotic drugs reduced in nursing homes
Bainbridge High hosting Cheer Kick-Off Classic
Body found in the backyard of a charred home
Car smashes front doors of hardware store
Civilian Marines deploy to Afghanistan
Dawson man killed, house set ablaze
Financial seminar held downtown for those in financial distress
Florida woman arrested in Georgia for murder
GBI Director meets behind closed doors in Albany
Georgia's unemployment rate rises
Get solar training at So. GA Tech
GSW's Brown earns preseason honors
Leesburg man sentenced for child pornography
Man killed on his golf cart
Moped rider seriously injured in wreck
Police investigate Douglas shooting
Rams and Blazers continue to prepare for Saturday's showdown
Thomas Co. redraws district lines
Tips for staying safe at the ATM
USPS to study Albany, Valdosta mail processing
Valdosta Police arrest shooting suspect
Vietnam POW builds Traveling Memorial Wall
Woman tells Homerville PD that she shot her husband


Friday 9/16/2011
Airmen recall their days at Turner AFB
America's Most Wanted crew comes to Valdosta
Anchor Group meets to recall Randolph commissioners
Arson whistleblower receives award
Be safe when tailgating
Berrien Co. man heads to prison for murder
Cancer ties host 5th annual fundraiser
Darton College celebrates the Constitution
Dawson man's body examined at crime lab
Digging Deeper: The Triggerlock project
Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings
Ethanol plant fire extinguished
Ethanol plant grain smolders
Food fight brings police to school
Host families needed for Exchange students
Inmate labor saves millions
Knights face early season region test
Lt. Cliff Rouse saluted by Crimestoppers tournament
More So. Ga counties deemed camera ready
New prosthetic technology is now available in Albany
Protesters approach governor on Troy Davis
Qualifying ends for Albany races
Shots fired into two South Albany apartments
Some Albany grandparents return to school
Some in Valdosta join Troy Davis cause
Speedway lawsuit settled
Will ASU-VSU rivalry return on annual basis?
Worth Co. senior citizens fall for scam
Worth Co. deputies investigate traffic stop
You can keep dead gators, not live ones





Saturday 9/17/2011
Blazers snip Rams in a thriller!
Church tries to give out free food
Man mauled by Pit Bull this weekend
Marching band jamboree attracts thousands
Recycling combo day protects environment



Sunday 9/18/2011
3 rescued from burning Valdosta apartment
Almost fifty people homeless after Valdosta apartment fire
Emergency response students train in Lee County
Heritage House hearing begins Monday
Local football players make national team
State proposes high school curriculum change



Monday 9/19/2011
AC thefts are heating up
Albany woman burned in motel room fire
Albany's 311 handling more calls than ever
Appeals court won't rehear water war ruling
Boy recovers after building catches fire
Clowns take over Albany Mall
Digging Deeper: Heritage House costs
GA peanuts get X-ray treatment
Ga. wants more "college like" high schools
Gas prices down
Hearing set for drawdown of Banks Lake
Heritage House trial can have jury, if one can be found
Is the future of formal handwriting in jeopardy?
Jurors find for City vs. Heritage House Hotel
Kids must be in a booster seat
Make donations for children with cancer
Metal recycler helps cops
Molestation trial begins
Motel guest burned on hands
New officers join the police force
New regulation would bar truckers from cell phones
Pardons board reviews Troy Davis case
Pickup crashes into semi at Albany intersection
TCSO owed $1.5 million in delinquent taxes



Tuesday  9/20/2011
Asst. City Mgr. releases redistricting plan
Boston man shot during altercation
Chamber's Ambassadors program reaches out to youth
City Commissioners accept bid for new airport terminal
Crime statistics have ups and downs
Darton soccer teams blow by Middle Georgia

Davis' clemency rejection brings mixed feelings
Digging Deeper: small business growth made possible
Doris Worrell murder remains unsolved
Dougherty Co. students learn about the importance of water
GA wants out of No Child Left Behind

Georgia expecting tough battle at Ole Miss
Lower Flint Water Council completes three year study
Man wanted by APD is arrested
Montezuma woman appealing murder case to Supreme Court

NJ man leaves wife and house to join circus
No clemency for Davis; NAACP 'deplores action'
Olives return after two centuries
Prescription drug abuse is a deadly problem
SBA helps Albany company expand to Europe
Special delivery: Father-to-be wins $400,000 in Albany

Still no decision in Davis clemency hearing

Students learn about Holocaust

Students raise money for homeless children

Students struck enroute to school in Dooly Co.
Thrush Aircraft flying high
Trooper shoots man after chase
Two arrested for T'ville barbeque burglary
Two Blazers receive player of the week honors



Thursday 9/22/2011
2nd annual Leadership Legacy Luncheon honors 15 women
Albany Police make gang arrest
Albany Tech students prepare for police force
APD wants help finding Davis, Cross

Background on Angela Sizemore murder from Atty. General

Colquitt grand jury indicts murder suspect

Commissioners discuss controversial shooting range loan

Condemned Albany man's execution date set

Courts go back and forth on Troy Davis

Darton golf team gets local support

Dawson murder suspects named

Death date set for Albany man who killed Angela Sizemore

Digging Deeper: Albany's Redistricting map

Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings (Sept. 22, 2011)

Dougherty County libraries now Kindle friendly

Douglas Walmart worker reinstated after firing

Fitzgerald pulls away from Albany

Four charged with arson, murder in Dawson man's death

Heard makes big play for Knights

Holiday Hiring may help unemployment rate

Indictment in deadly DUI crash

New yoga studio in town

People concerned over possible post office shut-down

Rams look to preview defense

Retired reporter describes execution process

Southwest Georgia and Metro Albany's unemployment rate rises

Study: Ga. Ranks 6th in men killing women

SWGTC hosts soft skills town hall

Technology: Friend or Foe?

Two south Georgia civilian Marines are deployed



Friday 9/23/2011

Albany business targeted by thieves, fighting back

Albany Police to host Security Seminar

Albany volunteers clean trash in the Flint River

Are you prepared for emergencies?

Art exhibition kicks off in T'ville

Be prepared for any disaster

Calhoun running for vacant Ward 2 seat

Candidate Fletcher appeals to voters sweet tooth

Child burned by candle

Colquitt Co. man gunned down in back yard

Exchange Club of Albany celebrates 75 years

Family speaks out on shooting sentence

Fiery crash that killed Doerun man under investigation

Fight continues to save small post offices

Fight turns into shooting in Valdosta

GBI: more time to investigate SWAT standoff deaths

Governor signs legislation to keep gasoline prices down

Lowndes and Ware growing rivalry

Man fails to register as sex offender

Man gunned down at Valdosta housing complex tells police why he was shot

Marine Base turns landfill gas to energy

MCLB landfill gas energy program completed

National Beef employee killed in his own backyard

Public encouraged to write Olive Garden's CEO

Satellite likely to hit Earth tonight or tomorrow

Saxby Chambliss discusses debt

Sip n' shop brings community atmosphere downtown

South Georgia Women Win Big in Lottery

Teenager caught on the roof of Shoe Depot in Albany





Saturday 9/24/2011

APD holds security seminar

ASU holds off Miles in conference opener

Mayoral candidates speak at town hall meeting

Sunbelt Ford holds fundraiser for school



Sunday 9/25/2011

Blazers blast Southern Arkansas, stay perfect

Conflict in Middle East could affect south GA

Darton soccer stops Broward, baseball drops two to Gordon

Davis leads Deerifield-Windsor to cross country win

Lee County S-O needs help with missing trailer

Patriots beat up on Trojans at Hugh Mills

Pilot dies in Crisp County plane crash

Ray City woman found murdered in home

School fire leads firefighters to search for children inside


Monday 9/26/2011
Accelerant used to set fire/lure Dawson man out of home
Air Force Jet Crashes in South Georgia
Bicyclist hit by Lee County Utility truck
Dilapidated Dougherty Co. homes may be demolished
Explosions planned at Moody AFB Monday

Former Lowndes Viking Reid arrested in Tallahassee

Jennings, Hamilton recognized after Rams win
Local government affected by Georgia's new immigration law
Monroe's Noel wears several different hats
New trial for former Albany cop postponed
Proposed bar manager denied alcohol license
Ray City Man accused of Murdering Land Lady
Ray City murder victim's truck stolen
Should Chamber CVB separate?
Sizemore family says time for killer to be executed
SWGTC hosts teen dating violence lecture
Sylvester Fire Chief: Holley School fire may be intentional
The price of peanuts is up
TPD continues to catch metal thieves
Wanted parolee turns himself in



Tuesday  9/27/2011
A family's bond
Albany GSP Post has new commander
Albany man found guilty of child molestation
Albany Methodists help rebuild in 'Bama
Ancient Albany bridge covered in green
Board sets clemency appointment for Johnson
Cavs sweep South Georgia again
Cordele Police need help in robberies
Does high unemployment translate into more crime?
Double amputee going to prison for molestation
Exercise is medicine
Fitzgerald insurance man charged with fraud
Future of Water Center in jeopardy
MCLB conducts two evacuations
MCLB conducts two separate evacuations
Moody tries to locate ejection seat
New live saving rules handed to GA child care centers
No stops on Slappey? Lee Co. to improve Century Rd. at U.S. 19
Prosthetic maker speaks on movie
Real "Dolphin Tale" expert comes to Albany
SWGTC opens new Health Science Building
Thomas Co. offering drive-thru flu shots




Thursday 9/29/2011
Albany church burglarized overnight
Blazers ready for air raid to Arkansas
"Courageous" makes its debut
Child dies in day care
City, county employees get free health exams
Congressman donates books to VSU library
Cook Co. burglary caught on camera
Digging Deeper: Finding answers in CRCT probe
DOL hosts job expo in Mitchell Co.
Dougherty Co. Jail Bookings
GBI to discuss charges in elderly woman's death
Grady Co. holds flu clinic
Kemp picks Presidential Primary date
More civilians arrested in connection to drug ring at MCLB
Morning fire leaves family homeless
Nearby fire misses Sylvester daycare
New apartments open in Sylvester
New developments announced in MCLB drug probe
Officers can read fingerprints on scene
Pastor prays for burglars
Police conduct two gang raids Thursday morning
Prep work completed on Robins AFB's first C130J
Saunders runs to player of week award
School system asks for more parental involvement
Sherwood Blockbuster drops Friday
South GA celebrates Jewish New Year
Special teams doom Westover
Students raise money to donate to ASU
Test drive a Ford car for a good cause
Thomas judge to serve on high court
Veteran complains of VA Hospital treatment
Willcox gets Hawaii sendoff


Friday 9/30/2011
Albany Tech celebrates 50 years at Gala
Another sunken boat recovered
APD warns delivery drivers
Baby dies at church childcare center
Bank of America to charge debit card users
Be wary of "free" alarm systems
Cause of infant death undetermined
Classic cars thrill nursing home residents
Colquitt County woman dies in crash
Copper thieves caught red-handed
Frequent fliers may be grounded
Lee County CERT put to the test
Leesburg man sells Mickey Mantle autograph
Mega Millions surpasses $100M tonight
Pizza Hut delivery man robbed of dough
Raw Video: Who stole this bike?
Riverfront Park will host Flint Fest this weekend
Road rage over old Dawson widening

So. Ga survivor says 'Yes to the dress'
Suspect questioned in teen shooting
Sycamore man wins lottery for 2nd time
The wait is almost over
Two Albany precincts change
United Way hosts kickoff luncheon
Who stole bike from convenience store?
Willson Hospice House gets national recognition

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