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QUARTERLY LIST OF PROGRAMMING PROVIDING THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TREATMENT OF COMMUNITY ISSUES
JULY 1, THRU SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
The following issues that were identified in our coverage of the News, as well as our community liaisons, ”On The Line” with Ruthie Garner, ” Dialogue” with Karla Heath-Sands and “Viewpoint” presented by Jim Wilcox, General Manager. These issues were identified as significant and addressed by WALB in order to serve the community and act in the public interest as set forth by the Federal Communications Commission:


  1. Community Development




  1. Consumer Issues & Economic Development




  1. Crime and Law Enforcement




  1. Children/Education




  1. Environment




  1. Government




  1. Healthcare




  1. Local Entertainment & Recreation




  1. Weather Concerns




  1. Social Services

DESCRIPTIONS OF PROGRAMS PROVIDING MOST SIGNIFICANT TREATMENT OF COMMUNITY ISSUES
PROGRAM DAYS TIMES

Today In Ga. I Monday – Friday 5A-6A

Today In Ga. II Monday - Friday 6A–7A

Noon News Monday – Friday 12P–12:30P

WALB First News at 5PM Monday - Friday 5P-6P

WALB 6PM News Monday – Sunday 6P-6:30P

WALB News 10 Monday – Friday 7P-7:30P

Late News Monday - Sunday 11P-11:35P

All of the above programs are locally produced news programs presenting a mix of news, weather, sports and issue-related features stories. Issue-responsive program segments are usually one to three minutes in duration unless otherwise indicated.

Viewpoint

Vice President and General Manager Jim Wilcox presents an editorial on local and national issues of interest.


WALB’S Most Wanted

A weekly segment that profiles the area’s most wanted suspects in an effort to help authorities track them down.


Stock Report

A nightly stock report of the day’s stock market activity airs during the 5PM newscast.


Food For Thought

A weekly segment on Health Department scores of area local restaurants.



NBC NEWS PROGRAMS
Early Today Monday – Friday 4:30AM – 5:00AM

This business news and consumer show gives viewers breaking business news and stock market action for the domestic and foreign exchanges.



Today Show Monday – Friday 7:00AM– 10:00AM
This three-hour network program provides the latest in international and domestic news, weather reports and interviews with newsmakers from the world of politics, business, media, entertainment, and sports. WALB provides local five-minute news updates at 7:24AM, 7:55AM, 8:24AM, 8:55AM, 9:24AM and 9:55AM.

Weekend Editions of Today Saturday, 8AM – 10AM, Sunday, 8AM – 9AM
Both weekend broadcasts continue the “Today” tradition of covering breaking news, interviewing newsmakers, reporting on a variety of popular culture and human-interest stories, covering topics related to health and finance, and presenting the latest sports and weather information.

NBC Nightly News Monday – Friday 6:30PM – 7:00PM
“NBC Nightly News” provides reports and analysis of the day’s most newsworthy national and international events. It offers solution-driven programming that delves into the toughest issues facing our society today. A twice-weekly series, “An American Close-up” profiles men and women who have helped improve the human condition. Every Friday evening, Brokaw ends the broadcast with his “In Their Own Words” segments, wherein a newsmaker of the week describes an accomplishment or a defeat in his or her own words.
NBC Nightly News – Weekend Saturday – Sunday 6:30-7:00PM

The weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News” provide complete and timely reports on national and international events that take place on Saturday and Sunday.


NOTE: NBC sports programs may necessitate the pre-emption or rescheduling of various news feeds.
Dateline NBC

Friday 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Sunday 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Other varying days and times

This network program has pioneered a unique approach to prime time news programming, with its three-nights-a-week franchise. With this schedule, the one-hour newsmagazine enables NBC News to present its best reporting, investigative features, and newsmaker profiles in a consistent and comprehensive manner.

Meet The Press Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM
This one-hour network news program consists of three interview segments with guests of national and international political importance, followed by an expanded roundtable discussion at the end of each broadcast.

ABC NEWS PROGRAMS
America This Morning Monday – Friday 5:00AM – 6:00AM

This one hour show covers breaking news from around the world and across the country. The broadcast also provides a pre-dawn update on national and international business news in the “Money Scope Report” and the latest in sports from ESPN.


Good Morning America Monday – Friday 7:00AM - 9:00AM

Show puts into clear focus the national and international stories that drive the day’s news. The show’s award-winning combination of breaking news, hard hitting interviews, exclusive investigations, cutting-edge medical information and financial reporting.


ABC World News Tonight Monday-Sunday 6:30PM-7:00PM Provides the latest information and analysis of major events from around the country and the world.
Nightline Monday-Friday 11:35PM-12:00AM

The half-hour program provides viewers with in-depth reporting on the major stories in the news. “Nightlines” multi-anchor, multi-format allows the program to travel more readily, and report breaking news on the scene as it happens. The show is known for its probing interviews, its coverage of global news events, and broadcast innovations like live town meetings.


During the 3rd quarter of 2012 (July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012) WALB broadcasted a diverse amount of newsworthy stories which have showed that we as a television station have been able to inform the entire community. The following are examples of such stories.




Issue

Date

Program

Segment

Summary

Duration

Children/Education

7/9/2012

11 00 PM

SCHOOL MONEY INVESTIGATION LATEST

It's another embarrassment for Dougherty County Schools. It looks as if the system will have to repay the state at least 90-thousand dollars. Tonight, the school system attorney presented board members with the results of his investigation into how administrators hired contractors without Board approval.

2:19

Children/Education

7/16/2012

11 00 PM

DOUGHERTY CRCT SCORES

Dougherty County School officials say there's a lot to be proud of with this year's C-R-C-T results. The state recently released data from each school. Dougherty County officials say there is room for improvement but several schools had outstanding results.

0:30

Children/Education

7/25/2012

11 00 PM

FOOD BANK CONSTRUCTION

Construction is also underway on a project at Second Harvest of South Georgia in Albany that will help feed more children. A new kitchen and facility area are being built at the Cordele Avenue location to improve the Kids Cafe Program. That after school program tutors and feeds children.

0:25

Children/Education

7/27/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

APD COMMUNITY NIGHT

The Albany Civil Rights Institute held a "Community Night" last night in hopes to better relations between the community and police. The meeting was held at Civil Rights museum and several Albany Police officers were on hand to give crime fighting and personal safety tips.

0:21

Community Development

7/2/2012

11 00 PM

MITCHELL COUNTY RABID FOX ATTACK

For the third time in a matter of months, a south Georgian has been attacked by a rabid fox. The latest happened last week in Mitchell County and now public health officials are urging yet again for folks to vaccinate their pets and be on the lookout for rabid animals.

1:46

Community Development

7/9/2012

6 00PM

LUKE BRYANS MOM

Georgia's attorney general today asked the state Supreme Court to expedite an appeal from a death row inmate whose execution was delayed last night. The Court granted a stay of execution to Warren Lee Hill to consider his appeal over the state's switching the drugs given for execution.

0:34

Community Development

7/11/2012

11 00 PM

DRIVER'S LICENSE WAITS

New at eleven tonight, a lot of Georgia drivers are dealing with long waits when they head to the Department of Driver Services to renew their licenses. We've told you about those new regulations that require you to renew in person with extra forms of identification.

0:25

Community Development

7/16/2012

11 00 PM

FATHERHOOD DORM

A NEW PROGRAM AT A WEST GEORGIA JAIL WILL NOT ONLY LET INMATES SOME INMATES SEE THEIR CHILDREN, IT WILL ALSO ALLOW THEM TO HELP IN THEIR CHILD'S EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. THE NEW FATHERHOOD DORM AT THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY JAIL CAN HOUSE 16 INMATES WHO MUST MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA.

0:22

Community Development

7/19/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

ALLIGATOR SEASON 11

State officials expect a record number of people to apply for Georgia alligator hunting permits. You must apply by July 31st. Last year, more than 15-thousand people from across the nation applied for just 850 permits. They expect more applicants this year. I

0:29

Community Development

7/24/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

AG DEPUTY SECRETARY 11

The widespread drought now covers 61-percent of the country but a top Ag official says it's worst here in South Georgia. The Deputy U-S Secretary of Agriculture toured drought-stricken South Georgia farms yesterday. Kathleen Merrigan says our area has been in a drought since 2009.

0:26

Community Development

7/27/2012

12 00 AM

HAWTHORNE DEATH ANNIVERSARY

As we celebrate the opening ceremonies, a sad reflection here at home. It was 16 years ago tonight that a bomb blast killed an Albany woman in Olympic Park in Atlanta. 44-year old Alice Hawthorne died when a pipe-bomb loaded with nails exploded during a concert in Centennial Olympic Park.

0:38

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/3/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

GAS PRICES

Independence day is approaching and although the heat is rising many holiday drivers are seeing gas prices lower at the pumps. Gas prices have finally hit below three dollars in Albany and motorists are grateful for the drop, with prices almost reaching four dollars earlier this year.

0:20

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/10/2012

11 00 PM

DARTON ECONOMIC IMPACT

The study found that for every job a school creates on-campus. It creates two off-campus in spending related to the institution. Statewide, on-campus jobs increased only slightly but higher spending by a growing number of students boosted off-campus jobs related to the university system.

0:31

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/17/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

FREE BOOKS AND COLLEGE COSTS

Paying for college is getting tougher but one area school has a unique way to help. South Georgia Technical College is offering free books to students. HOPE scholarship cuts are leaving many students with tough decisions between education and finances.

1:59

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/23/2012

11 00 PM

BUSY WELL DIGGERS

If you're on city water, you should be thankful. A lot of people who aren't are turning on the faucets to find nothing's coming out. The ongoing drought is lowering the water table on forcing many south Georgians to dig deeper wells. One well driller told us today he's working full steam.

1:54

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/2/2012

11 00 PM

PRISON GUARD PLEADS GUILTY

A former south Georgia prison guard could now face prison time after pleading guilty today in an inmate abuse case. 24-year-old Willie Redden was a member of the Correctional Emergency Response Team at Macon State Prison in Oglethorpe. Today he admitted that he and other corrections officers beat an inmate.

0:40

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/2/2012

11 00 PM

RIGGINS TRIBUNAL

It will be up to Governor Nathan Deal to decided if Dougherty County School Board member Velvet Riggins be removed a from office. A three member panel made that recommendation last Friday. Riggins is awaiting trial on charges she falsified paperwork to get free school lunches for her child.

0:24

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/4/2012

7 56 UPDATE

RETREAT ROBBERY 11

The search continues for two men who violently robbed a desk clerk at The Retreat at Lake Blackshear early yesterday morning. Around 1:15, two men demanded money from desk clerk Brittney Garland and then hit her. Deputies are reviewing surveillance video.

0:20

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/10/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

COCK FIGHTING RING BUSTED

There are new details on the weekend raid of a cock fighting operation in Colquitt County. Investigators arrested 32 people and seized dozens of roosters. They say the elaborate setup with concession stands drew people from out-of-state to bet on the brutal and illegal bloodsport.

1:48

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/17/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

BOMB THREAT SENTENCING 11

A Doerun man was sentenced to prison yesterday for calling in a bomb threat that disrupted the entire Colquitt County School System. 26-year-old Xavier Sims was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison. He was apparently upset at police over previous arrests that landed him in prison.

0:22

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/24/2012

11 00 PM

HILL EXECUTION LATEST

Georgia's attorney general today asked the state Supreme Court to expedite an appeal from a death row inmate whose execution was delayed last night. The Court granted a stay of execution to Warren Lee Hill to consider his appeal over the state's switch from a three-drug combination to a single-drug.

0:36

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/24/2012

11 00 PM

TAX FRAUD BUST

Investigators say the broke up a major identity theft and tax fraud ring in Valdosta. Lowndes County Deputies and the F-B-I searched two homes yesterday. They found stolen personal information from at least 15-hundred people at a house on Lausanne Street.

0:25

Environment

7/9/2012

6 00PM

MAKE ALBANY BEAUTIFUL

Most students are enjoying the freedom that comes with their summer vacation but some are giving up part of their break to help others. Every summer, a youth group from Jacksonville, Florida takes a mission trip to Albany. Today, they teamed up with "Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful."

1:54

Government

7/3/2012

11 00 PM

SCHOOL LUNCH AUDIT 11

The Dougherty County school system could be in danger of losing money for its free and reduced price lunch program, at least temporarily. State officials are investigating. They don't think numbers provided by the system are accurate and they say they were denied access to information.

0:28

Government

7/9/2012

11 00 PM

DRIVERS LICENSE TROUBLE

So many Georgians are complaining about new driver's license regulations. Some state lawmakers are sending out news releases to explain the changes. The first thing they want you to know is don't blame them. The changes are mandated by the federal government.

0:38

Government

7/13/2012

11 00 PM

WATERING RULES

New at eleven tonight, as you water your lawn during this scorching heat, don't forget the state's watering restrictions. You can water any day, but only after 4 p-m and before 10 a-m. People with wells, fruit trees, and new landscaping are exempt.

0:20

Government

7/24/2012

11 00 PM

JOB FAIR FOR VETS

Hundreds of out-of-work veterans showed up at Wiregrass Technical College today hoping to find a job. The support group Valdosta Veterans First organized a job fair as part of its mission to help vets and their families make the transition from the military to civilian life.

0:24

Government

7/30/2012

11 00 PM

COUNTY COMMISSION DISCUSSES LIBRARY CLOSURES

The closures of two under performing library branches sparked a heated debate at this morning's Dougherty County commission meeting. Commissioner John Hayes requested the library board to address the commissioners who still had unanswered questions. Many of them wondering why the Westtown and Southside libraries were selected.

0:26

Healthcare

7/11/2012

11 00 PM

PHOEBE NORTH WOMEN CHILDREN

Phoebe Putney plans to create the city's first pediatric intensive care unit at the former Palmyra Medical Center. Today, the Phoebe board officially decided to turn Phoebe North into a womens and childrens hospital. Inpatient rehabilitation is also moving to the facility this month.

0:30

Healthcare

7/18/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

WHOOPING COUGH WARNING

The number of dangerous Whooping Cough cases are on the rise in Georgia. Five people in Newton County were recently diagnosed and a doctor at a children's hospital in Atlanta says they're seeing twice the number of cases as last year. It's highly contagious.

0:28

Healthcare

7/18/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

WEST NILE WARNING 11

The health department also warns you to protect yourself from West Nile Virus. A 64-year-old Dougherty County man, the first person confirmed to have the disease in south Georgia this year, is recovering. And health officials confirmed the virus in a fifth sample of captured mosquitoes.

0:26

Healthcare

7/25/2012

11 00 PM

ELDERLY AND THE HEAT

The high temperature in Albany today was 100-degrees. That extreme heat can be dangerous... Especially to the elderly. Heat indexes around the area reached near 110 today. SOWEGA Council on Aging officials remind you that older folks's bodies don't adjust as well to the heat as others.

0:23

Local Entertainment & Recreation

7/2/2012

11 00 PM

AGT HOPEFUL

Hopefully you tuned into tonight to watch another south Georgia man take his shot at stardom. Worth County native Rickey Williams and his band "Distinguished Men of Brass" appeared on NBC's "America's got Talent." Williams plays the Snare drum and has been playing since high school.

0:27

Local Entertainment & Recreation

7/11/2012

6 00PM

LUKE BRYAN APOLOGY

Luke Bryan apologized today for his performance at last night's major league baseball all-star game. The singer admits he did check the lyrics of the national anthem written on his hand. He also checked his watch. In a series of tweets today, he explained that he was sorry if he offended anyone.

0:32

Social Services

7/18/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

EXECUTION DELAY REQUEST

Lawyers for a death row inmate, who killed his cellmate at Lee State Prison, are again asking that his execution be delayed. Warren Lee Hill was supposed to be executed tomorrow. It was delayed after the state changed the drugs used in executions.

0:26

Weather Concerns

7/3/2012

11 00 PM

HEAVY RAIN

Thunder rumbled through much of south Georgia tonight. Some areas remained dry but heavy downpours fell in other areas. This is what it looked like near the Albany Mall a little after six o'clock tonight. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued about that time in Lee County.

0:29

Weather Concerns

7/5/2012

NOON News

CAMDEN COUNTY FLOODING

More than a week after Tropical Storm Debby dumped torrential rain, some people in southeast Georgia are still dealing with flooding. The St. Mary's River is slowly receding but emergency officials say it will still be several more days before it's gone from some communities.

0:47

Weather Concerns

7/17/2012

11 00 PM

NICHOLLS STORM DAMAGE

Cleanup is underway after some serious storm damage this afternoon in Nicholls in Coffee County. Several homes were damaged or destroyed by falling trees. Check out these pictures sent to us by some of our viewers. Huge pine and oak trees were blown over and smashed into homes.

0:38

Issue

Date

Program

Segment

Summary

Duration

Children/Education

7/4/2012

7 00PM

SCHOOL BOARD INVESTIGATION 7

A Dougherty County School administrator is accused of denying a state investigator access to information about the system's free lunch program. An investigator wrote a letter accusing Director of Child and Nutrition Services Vanessa Hayes and Superintendent Joshua Murfree of denying her access to information.

0:33

Children/Education

7/10/2012

7 00PM

SCHOOL BOARD

The Dougherty County School Board may have to pay the state tens of thousands of dollars and now they're trying to decide what to do about the employees who violated policy. The board never approved the contract between the school system and Darrell Sabbs and Associates, which was worth 91-thousand dollars.

0:23

Children/Education

7/17/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

DOUGHERTY CRCT SCORES

Dougherty County School officials say there's a lot to be proud of with this year's C-R-C-T results. The state recently released data from each school. Dougherty County officials say there is room for improvement but several schools had outstanding results.

0:30

Children/Education

7/25/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

SCHOOL SUPPLY BLOCK PARTY

Some generous groups want to make sure children in Albany have the school supplies they need for the upcoming school year. Mission Change teamed up with the Albany Housing Authority, Amerigroup, and the United Way to throw a block party last night. They handed out backpacks filled with school supplies.

0:26

Children/Education

7/27/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

APD COMMUNITY NIGHT

The Albany Civil Rights Institute held a "Community Night" last night in hopes to better relations between the community and police. The meeting was held at Civil Rights museum and several Albany Police officers were on hand to give crime fighting and personal safety tips.

0:21

Community Development

7/2/2012

7 00PM

SHERIFF SIGNS VANDALIZED 7

Both candidates for Lee County Sheriff want people to stop tampering with their campaign signs. Sheriff Reggie Rachaels and challenger David Cheshire have seen their campaign signs vandalized and they want it to stop. Neither candidate has blamed the supporters of the other for the sign damage.

0:27

Community Development

7/5/2012

11 00 PM

JOHN GLOSSON UPDATE

Douglas natives John Glosson and Jennifer Nettles honored their home state on Duets tonight. They sang the Ray Charles classic "Georgia on My Mind" on a live episode of the ABC singing competition tonight. Glosson was an unknown until the Sugarland star picked him as one of her duet partners.

0:25

Community Development

7/9/2012

11 00 PM

HUGE YELLOW JACKETS NEST

We have got some pretty amazing video to show you from Randolph County over the weekend. Beekeeper Dale Richter was called in to help get rid of this huge yellow jackets nest. That sound you are hearing is all of the yellow jackets flying into his truck.

0:19

Community Development

7/10/2012

ABC 7 26 UPDATE

EARLY VOTING

You can vote each weekday until July 27th and also on Saturday July 21st. In Dougherty County, early voting is taking place at the elections office at the government center. If you live in another county, check with your local elections office to find out your location.

0:27

Community Development

7/16/2012

7 00PM

FAMU PRESIDENT RESIGNATION

Seven months after a deadly hazing incident rocked Florida A-and-M, the university's president is out. The board of trustees accepted the resignation of president James Ammons today, effective immediately. Ammons submitted a letter last week, saying he planned to resign in several weeks.

0:37

Community Development

7/17/2012

7 00PM

FARMER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

The Sunbelt Ag Expo announced it's 2012 Georgia Farmer of the Year. Barry Martin of Hawkinsville has been selected as the Georgia winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. A conservation tillage perfectionist.

0:34

Community Development

7/23/2012

7 00PM

AG DEPUTY SECURITY 7

Deputy U-S Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan toured drought-stricken South Georgia farms today. The U-S-D-A has designated most counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by drought and excessive heat.

0:33

Community Development

7/24/2012

NOON News

EXECUTION VIGIL

South Georgia death penalty opponents held a vigil last night. A night when the state was scheduled to execute a condemned killer. A handful of people showed up with signs last night in Dawson to show their opposition to death penalty. Warren Lee Hill was scheduled to die last night.

0:26

Community Development

7/27/2012

ABC 8 56 UPDATE

SCALPED GIRL UPDATE

A fund is now set up to help a Lee County teenager who had her scalp ripped off in a farm accident Monday. 13-year old Brooklyn Parrish was helping her grandfather dig holes with a tractor on a west Dougherty County plantation when her hair got caught in the tractors P-T-O shaft. Her scalp was ripped off.

0:36

Community Development

7/30/2012

11 00 PM

RANDOLPH VOTING FED MONITORED

Federal Officials will be in Randolph County tomorrow to monitor the primary elections there. It's one of the two Georgia counties in which the Department of Justice will have officials in place at precincts to ensure compliance with the voting rights act of 1965. D-O-J officials would not say what brought them to Randolph County.

0:24

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/9/2012

7 00PM

PDA ADDED JOBS 7

There's some good news on the job front tonight. Albany Economic Developers say more businesses and industries are hiring or making plans to expand. The Albany Dougherty Payroll Development Authority sold more than 9-acres to a developer.

0:34

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/11/2012

6 00PM

EDC STRATGIC SESSION

It's a reality check for business and community leaders in Albany and Dougherty County. They're taking a hard look at the areas strengths and weaknesses as they devise a 5-year-plan with the Economic Development Commission to try to attract more jobs to Albany.

2:10

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/17/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

FREE BOOKS AND COLLEGE COSTS

Paying for college is getting tougher but one area school has a unique way to help. South Georgia Technical College is offering free books to students. HOPE scholarship cuts are leaving many students with tough decisions between education and finances.

1:59

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/24/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

BUSY WELL DIGGERS

If you're on city water, you should be thankful. A lot of people who aren't are turning on the faucets to find nothing's coming out. The ongoing drought is lowering the water table and forcing many south Georgians to dig deeper wells. One well driller told us he's working full steam.

1:42

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

7/26/2012

ABC 7 26 UPDATE

TRUCKING AND TSPLOST

In less than a week, we'll know if we'll start paying an extra penny sales tax to fund transportation projects. The Regional T-SPLOST referendum is on next Tuesday's ballot. A representative from a south Georgia trucking company say it's a good idea that will end up benefiting you.

1:49

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/2/2012

7 00PM

GARY PRICE CRASH 7

An Albany Police officer who slammed into a pickup truck Saturday, has been behind other high speed chases that caused three other wrecks and killed two people. Corporal Gary Price driving a police S-U-V when he broadsided a vehicle.

0:37

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/3/2012

ABC 7 56 UPDATE

RIGGINS TRIBUNAL

It will be up to Governor Nathan Deal to decided if Dougherty County School Board member Velvet Riggins be removed a from office. A three member panel made that recommendation last Friday. Riggins is awaiting trial on charges she falsified paperwork to get free school lunches for her child.

0:24

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/9/2012

7 00PM

COCK RING BUST 7

We now know more about the weekend raid of a cock fighting operation in Colquitt County. Deputies arrested 32 people and seized 40 fighting birds. Most of them are charged with a misdemeanor count of party to the crime of cruelty to animals. Wallace Hurst is suspected of operating the cock fighting ring.

0:33

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/16/2012

6 00PM

GARY PRICE FILE OPEN

Albany Police Officer Gary Price is on desk duty as APD investigates a crash he was in last month. But WALB News 10 has learned Price has been involved in nine crashes. Six times he crashed APD vehicles, three other times suspects he chased crashed into innocent motorists.

1:49

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/23/2012

7 00PM

VALDOSTA BATH SALTS

Abuse of the synthetic drug bath salts continues to make headlines around the country but police in Valdosta say they arent seeing the problem there and are working to keep it that way.

1:24

Crime & Law Enforcement

7/26/2012

7 00PM

SCRAP METAL LAW 7

A new Georgia law that is stopping metal thefts might be hurting metal recycling companies. The companies say it is hurting their business because tighter restrictions are running off legitimate customers. Georgia House Bill 872 requires people selling scrap metal to go through a number of safeguards.

0:26

Environment

7/5/2012

7 00PM

FOREST FIRE 7

A warning for motorists traveling on U-S 19 between Leesburg and Smithville. The trees in the woods along Eagle Pond Road have caught fire and it's causing visibility issues on U-S 19. Officials say lightning is the cause of the fire. Firefighters have been on the scene putting out the fire.

0:25

Environment

7/10/2012

6 00PM

CHILDREN FARMING

Summertime is a busy time on farms and with kids out of school, a lot of them spend their days tending the family crops. It's a way of life in rural South Georgia. But that work can be dangerous. Last year, the U-S Labor Dept. proposed new safety regulations that would have limited who can work on the farm.

2:31

Government

7/3/2012

11 00 PM

SCHOOL LUNCH AUDIT 11

The Dougherty County school system could be in danger of losing money for its free and reduced price lunch program, at least temporarily. State officials are investigating. They don't think numbers provided by the system are accurate and they say they were denied access to information.

0:28

Government

7/9/2012

6 00PM

COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING FOOD HUB

A major food hub and farming school could be coming to Albany. Today, "The Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education" told Dougherty County Commissioners about a grant that would fund the food processing hub. It would serve as a processing plant for local growers.

0:19

Government

7/16/2012

7 00PM

HAYES LIBRARY CLOSING

One Dougherty County commissioner wants answers from the Dougherty County Library Board on why the board recently closed two branches. Commissioner John Hayes asked members of the library board to address the county commission about the closings of the Westtown and Southside branches.

0:26

Government

7/24/2012

11 00 PM

JOB FAIR FOR VETS

Hundreds of out-of-work veterans showed up at Wiregrass Technical College today hoping to find a job. The support group Valdosta Veterans First organized a job fair as part of its mission to help vets and their families make the transition from the military to civilian life.

0:24

Healthcare

7/2/2012

7 00PM

MED STUDENTS AT PHOEBE

A group of medical students got started with their clinic campus program at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today. The students went through orientation to prepare them for working alongside medical professionals. It is one of the first steps for some of the students to get experience with patients.

0:21

Healthcare

7/11/2012

7 00PM

DANGEROUS MELANOMA

As you spend more time outside this time of year, you need to protect yourself from the sun. And for good reason. The number of people diagnosed with skin cancer is rising. And it is one the deadliest forms of cancer, even though it is the most preventable.

2:09

Healthcare

7/17/2012

11 00 PM

WEST NILE WARNING 11

Health officials encourage you to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by emptying containers that collect water around your home. Also, use insect repellant with DEET when you're outside especially around dawn and dusk.

0:25

Healthcare

7/30/2012

7 00PM

MEDICARE FRAUD

A warning for senior citizens tonight. Scammers are targeting Medicare recipients. These scammers are calling unsuspecting folks and asking for personal information. They claim its part of the affordable care act, but its not. And if you're not careful, and don't recognize the warning signs you could fall for it.

2:18

Local Entertainment & Recreation

7/2/2012

11 00 PM

AGT HOPEFUL

Hopefully you tuned into tonight to watch another south Georgia man take his shot at stardom. Worth County native Rickey Williams and his band "Distinguished Men of Brass" appeared on NBC's "America's got Talent." Williams plays the Snare drum and has been playing since high school.

0:27

Local Entertainment & Recreation

7/12/2012

ABC 7 56 UPDATE

LUKE BRYAN APOLOGY

Luke Bryan apologized for his performance at Tuesday night's major league baseball all-star game. The singer admits he did check the lyrics of the national anthem written on his hand. He also checked his watch. In a series of tweets yesterday, he explained that he was sorry if he offended anyone.

0:33

Social Services

7/19/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

SUBSTANCE ABUSE CENTER OPENS

It was slated to close in January, but the Turner County Pre-Release Center remained open - saving local jobs, rehabilitating non-violent offenders, and saving money in the process. Yesterday, state leaders and department of corrections officials remissioned the facility in Sycamore.

0:32

Weather Concerns

7/2/2012

7 00PM

Tree in House

An Albany family is looking for a new home, after a huge oak tree crashed into their kitchen. Last night's heavy winds, rain, and lightening were all factors in the tree toppling over. Luckily, the Gibson family escaped with their lives.

1:22

Weather Concerns

7/3/2012

11 00 PM

HEAVY RAIN

Thunder rumbled through much of south Georgia tonight. Some areas remained dry but heavy downpours fell in other areas. This is what it looked like near the Albany Mall a little after six o'clock tonight. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued about that time in Lee County.

0:29

Weather Concerns

7/12/2012

7 00PM

DISASTER DECLARATION

Federal disaster relief is on the way to South Georgia Farmers who lost crops during a day of big hail storms back in May. A federal Natural disaster declaration was issued for farmers in Atkinson, Berrien, Cook, Lanier, Tift, Brooks, Coffee, Echols, Lowndes, Ware, Clinch, Colquitt, Irwin, and Turner counties.

0:39

Weather Concerns

7/13/2012

7 00PM

HS PRACTICE AND HEAT 7

New rules to protect players must be followed as Georgia high school football teams hit the practice fields this summer. Two Georgia players died following summer practices last year, including Fitzgerald High's D-J Searcy. This year, Georgia high schools will measure heat and humidity.

0:33

Weather Concerns

7/18/2012

ABC 7 26 UPDATE

NICHOLLS STORM DAMAGE

Cleanup is underway after some serious storm damage yesterday afternoon in Nicholls in Coffee County. Several homes were damaged or destroyed by falling trees. Check out these pictures sent to us by some of our viewers. Huge pine and oak trees were blown over and smashed into homes.

0:38

Issue

Date

Program

Segment

Summary

Duration

Children/Education

8/1/2012

11 00 PM

CRCT TEACHERS UPDATE

Eight more teachers are waiting to learn their fate following the C-R-C-T cheating scandal in the Dougherty County School System. Nearly 50 teachers were named in the investigation. As of yesterday a total of ten teachers were cleared because there wasn't enough evidence against them.

0:29

Children/Education

8/24/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

ALBANY TECH NURSING

Albany Technical College will soon offer students a new degree in a high-demand field. Today, the school announced it's launching an associate of science nursing program. The Georgia Board of Nurses approved it and the school expects to start taking applications in January.

0:24

Community Development

8/1/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

FOOTBALL PLAYER FAMILIES

The parents of a South Georgia high school football player, who died at football practice last August, plan to sue. Attorney Ben Crump says the parents of D-J Searcy sent a letter to Ben Hill County commissioners notifying them of their intent to sue. Searcy collapsed during a football camp in Florida.

0:27

Community Development

8/7/2012

11 00 PM

AUBURN OAKS UPDATE

Auburn's poisoned oak trees are going through another round of pruning. A contractor hired by Auburn University will cut back the ailing hardwoods at Toomer's Corner tomorrow. The university also plans to release an update on the health of the trees where fans traditionally gather after big games.

0:23

Community Development

8/24/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

REMEMBERING STEVEN SUTTON

FALLEN Marine Lance Corporal Steven Sutton will be honored at Lee County High's first home football game. Lance Corporal Sutton was killed in Afghanistan in May. And as work continues to raise money for a monument for him, a skeet shooting competition is planned.

2:40

Community Development

8/28/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

JOB FAIR

WALB-TV and South Georgia Krystal restaurants are teaming up to help job hunters find work. There will be a job fair tomorrow to fill positions at three stores in Albany and one in Cordele. Krystal is looking for Managers, Assistant Managers, Supervisors, and Crew Members.

0:22

Community Development

8/28/2012

6 00PM

PHILLP PHILLIPS PLATINUM

Phillip Phillips went from a 21 year old college student to a major star in a matter of days. He tried out for American Idol but boom he was just gone. Nowadays, the Leesburg native has a schedule that's hard to keep up with.

1:47

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

8/1/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

PEANUT COMMISSION

Hundreds of Georgia agriculture leaders were in Tifton yesterday morning to see the new Georgia Peanut Commission headquarters. Officials believe it is a building that will help peanut farmers for years to come.

1:55

Crime & Law Enforcement

8/6/2012

11 00 PM

GEORGIA GUNS IN CRIMES

Take a look at the numbers now. Georgia ranks fifth in the number of firearms recovered after being used in crimes. More than 11-thousand 3-hundred guns bought here were used by criminals last year. The top four states all have much larger populations than Georgia.

0:19

Crime & Law Enforcement

8/8/2012

11 00 PM

COLQUITT CO. ROBBERY ARREST

Colquitt County deputies arrest two suspects in a robbery from more than a year ago. 55-year-old Rosa Mae Allen and 25-year-old Frankeisha Fowler were arrested in Meigs Monday. Investigators say they helped organize the armed robbery of Bahmar Roblero at his home in last July.

0:27

Crime & Law Enforcement

8/24/2012

6 00PM

WORTH CO DEPUTY ARRESTED

A worth county deputy and his adult son are charged after a child custody dispute. 29-year old Christopher Jones is charged with kidnapping, accused of taking his wife against her will from Tift Healthcare to Mother's Love day care in Tifton where their child was.

0:28

Crime & Law Enforcement

8/28/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

FINAL TRIBUNAL HEARING

Those costly and time-consuming Dougherty County school tribunal hearings are now complete. Today, a panel recommended the last teacher named in the state C-R-C-T cheating report get her job back.

2:13

Crime & Law Enforcement

8/29/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

SISTERS STEAL MOMS MONEY CONVICTED

An Albany woman convicted of illegally committing her mother to a mental ward is on the run after failing to appear at her sentencing hearing. Bench warrants were issued for 46-year old Connie Justice. In June, she and her sister, 48 year old Carrie Franklin, were convicted for lying.

0:33

Environment

8/24/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

THOMASVILLE PREPS FOR ISAAC

In Thomasville, where flash flooding damaged several homes in June, people are keeping an eye on Isaac. Some are stocking up on supplies just in case. Tonight, one family says they just can't afford any more flooding..

2:02

Environment

8/24/2012

6 00PM

ALBANY PREPS FOR ISAAC

Tropical Storm Isaac continues to gain strength in the Caribbean and is headed toward the Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to become a Hurricane soon and there's still a chance it could have a major impact on us next week. That possibility has public works crews on standby.

1:49

Government

8/1/2012

11 00 PM

BOSTON LIQUOR VOTE

While the Sunday alcohol debate continues across Georgia, restaurants in one south Georgia town can now serve it during the week. With a vote of 105 to 92, the city of Boston in Thomas County voted yes to allow the sale of distilled spirits Monday through Saturday.

0:25

Government

8/7/2012

11 00 PM

TIFTON JOBS 11

Nearly a thousand jobs could come to Tifton and Tift County over the next few months. Several construction projects are underway. City officials tell us the new Publix grocery store helped them pitch Tifton to other companies. Current stores should see a sales boost next week when ABAC students return.

0:18

Government

8/24/2012

6 00PM

HEARD ELECTIONS BOARD VOTE

An Albany minister, who wants to run for school board, isn't giving up. WALB News 10 broke the news this morning that the board of elections ruled Lorenzo Heard isn't qualified to run for the at-large seat and that some of the signatures he presented were forged. But Heard's lawyer says the fight is on!

2:21

Government

8/28/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

MCLB TAKES IN EVACUEES

Nearly 48-hundred troops from Naval Air Station Pensacola are settled into their temporary home in Albany tonight. The marines, sailors and airmen arrived at MCLB Albany last night to take refuge from Isaac. They're bunking in warehouses on the Albany base.

1:54

Healthcare

8/8/2012

11 00 PM

WEST NILE CASES 11

A South Georgia man remains hospitalized... Seriously ill with West Nile Virus, after four cases were confirmed in one week. Southwest Health District officials confirmed three cases in Dougherty County and one in Lee County, bringing the total in our area this year to five.

0:22

Minority Issues

8/17/2012

11 00 PM

NAACP ON RAY GASTER SIGNS

The Savannah NAACP is calling for a boycott of a lumber company because of what a sign at the business says about President Obama. Gaster Lumber owner Ray Gaster put up the sign that says "Obama can kiss my ...." Well, you can fill in the blank. The NAACP says it's insulting and disrespectful.

0:23

Weather Concerns

8/8/2012

11 00 PM

SAVANNAH FLOODING ISSUES

Heavy rain on the Georgia coast as well. Some businesses on Habersham Road in Savannah are used to flooding. Several of them prepared by putting sandbags in front of their doors. The city is working on a drainage project to provide relief for people who live and work in that area.

0:16

Weather Concerns

8/8/2012

11 00 PM

TIFT COUNTY FLOODING 11

Public works crews spent much of the day pumping water out of flooded areas. The water damaged homes, flooded hotel rooms, and left many vehicles partially underwater. Traffic had to be rerouted and in many spots. One homeowner says the driveway bridge in front of his home dropped.

0:23

Issue

Date

Program

Segment

Summary

Duration

Children/Education

8/1/2012

7 00PM

5 CRCT TEACHERS CLEARED

Eight more teachers are waiting to learn their fate following the CRCT cheating scandal in the Dougherty County School System. Nearly 50 teachers were named in the investigation. As of yesterday a total of ten teachers were cleared and their contracts have been renewed.

0:25

Children/Education

8/7/2012

7 00PM

KIDS AND GUNS

Prosecutors are still trying to determine whether to indict an 11-year old boy for murder. On May 26th, 12-year old Braden Dakota Phillips was at a friend's house in Colquitt when the friend shot and killed him with a .22 caliber rifle. It's one of three deaths in recent months in which south Georgia.

1:55

Community Development

8/1/2012

ABC 8 56 UPDATE

FOOTBALL PLAYER FAMILIES

The parents of a South Georgia high school football player, who died at football practice last August, plan to sue. Attorney Ben Crump says the parents of D-J Searcy sent a letter to Ben Hill County commissioners notifying them of their intent to sue. Searcy collapsed during at football camp in Florida.

0:27

Community Development

8/6/2012

11 00 PM

WALMART GUN DISCHARGED

A warning tonight from police for legal gun owners to be careful with their weapons after a gun went off inside the east Albany Walmart. This was the scene Friday shortly after police allowed customers back into the store following bomb threat.

0:22

Community Development

8/9/2012

NOON News

DRIVER'S LICENSE PROBLEMS

Georgians trying to get drivers licenses yesterday experienced even longer lines and wait times than usual. Department of Driver Services Officials say they could not issue licenses and I-D cards for a while due a technical issue with their system.

0:18

Community Development

8/28/2012

6 00PM

MCLB EVACUEES

Nearly 48-hundred troops from Naval Air Station Pensacola are settled into their temporary home in Albany tonight. The marines, sailors and airmen arrived at MCLB Albany last night to take refuge from Isaac. They're bunking in warehouses on the Albany base where they will stay until it's safe to head back.

0:22

Community Development

8/28/2012

6 00PM

PHILLP PHILLIPS PLATINUM

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is so busy, it's even tough for his family back here in south Georgia to keep up with him. If you caught this morning's Today Show on NBC, you saw him perform his platinum hit “Home”. He's living the hectic life of a true celebrity these days.

2:19

Community Development

8/29/2012

NOON News

JOB FAIR

WALB-TV and South Georgia Krystal restaurants are teaming up to help job hunters find work. A job fair is underway to fill positions at three stores in Albany and one in Cordele. Krystal is looking for Managers, Assistant Managers, Supervisors, and Crew Members.

0:30

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

8/1/2012

Today in Georgia 6am

PEANUT COMMISSION

Hundreds of Georgia agriculture leaders were in Tifton yesterday morning to see the new Georgia Peanut Commission headquarters. Officials believe it is a building that will help peanut farmers for years to come.

1:55

Crime & Law Enforcement

8/1/2012

7 00PM

VALDOSTA HOME INVASION

Valdosta Police are looking for a man who broke into an elderly woman's home and attacked her after demanding money. 80-year old Dorothy Linder says her attacker is a family friend and distant relative. Police say Freddrick Tooley broke in to Linder's home on Cummings Street in Valdosta and stabbed him.

0:31

Crime & Law Enforcement

8/6/2012

11 00 PM

GEORGIA GUNS IN CRIMES

More guns used in crimes around the country are being linked back to Georgia. A new analysis by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ranks Georgia fifth in the nation as the purchase point for guns used in crimes. Many of those guns, bought legally here, were sold illegally elsewhere.

1:55

Crime & Law Enforcement

8/24/2012

6 00PM

WORTH CO DEPUTY ARRESTED

A worth county deputy and his adult son are charged after a child custody dispute. 29-year old Christopher Jones is charged with kidnapping, accused of taking his wife against her will from Tift Healthcare to Mother's Love day care in Tifton where their child was.

0:28

Crime & Law Enforcement

8/28/2012

6 00PM

COLQUITT BAND DIRECTOR FIRED

The Colquitt County High School band director charged with having a sexual relationship with a student is now fired. The school board voted last night to terminate 42-year old Paul Guilbeau. At last weeks meeting the board removed him as band director and replaced him with the junior high band director.

0:21

Crime & Law Enforcement

8/30/2012

ABC 7 56 UPDATE

HEARD LAWSUIT FOLO

Dougherty County's three Superior Court judges want no part of a lawsuit filed in a school board race. Judges Willie Lockette, Denise Marshall and Steve Goss recused themselves yesterday from hearing the lawsuit filed by Lorenzo Heard.Heard wants a court to order his name be on the ballot in November.

0:23

Environment

8/24/2012

6 00PM

ALBANY PREPS FOR ISAAC

Tropical Storm Isaac continues to gain strength in the Caribbean and is headed toward the Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to become a Hurricane soon and there's still a chance it could have a major impact on us next week. That possibility has public works crews on standby.

1:49

Environment

8/24/2012

6 00PM

CAMILLA PREPS

We also caught up with public Works employees in Camilla as they prepare for Isaac. They were installing two new drainage pipes near Bay Street. City officials say the new pipes will play a vital role in flood prevention if we get heavy rain from Isaac.

0:19

Environment

8/24/2012

6 00PM

THOMASVILLE PREPS

People in Thomasville are preparing for possible heavy rain. They hope to avoid a repeat of June when several homes flooded. Public works crews are cleaning debris and trash out of ditches and emergency officials will continue to meet throughout the weekend.

0:23

Government

8/1/2012

7 00PM

EPD WATER PERMIT

As drought continues to grip South Georgia, its effects are being felt by the region's biggest economic activity, agriculture. On Monday, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division placed a hold on some new water use permit applications for agriculture in parts of 24 counties in Southwest Georgia.

2:25

Government

8/7/2012

7 00PM

WGL CITY COMMISSION 7

A costly mess at a contaminated Water Gas and Light site is getting messier as city leaders refuse to hand over money for the cleanup. The state ordered WG&L to start cleaning up an old manufactured gas plant in less than a month. WG&L is asking for money from the city to start the cleanup project.

0:34

Government

8/24/2012

6 00PM

HEARD ELECTIONS BOARD VOTE

An Albany minister, who wants to run for school board, isn't giving up. WALB News 10 broke the news this morning that the board of elections ruled Lorenzo Heard isn't qualified to run for the at-large seat and that some of the signatures he presented were forged. But Heard's lawyer says the fight is on.

2:21

Healthcare

8/8/2012

11 00 PM

WEST NILE CASES 11

A South Georgia man remains hospitalized, seriously ill with West Nile Virus, after four cases were confirmed in one week. Southwest Health District officials confirmed three cases in Dougherty County and one in Lee County, bringing the total in our area this year to five.

0:22

Minority Issues

8/17/2012

11 00 PM

NAACP ON RAY GASTER SIGNS

The Savannah NAACP is calling for a boycott of a lumber company because of what a sign at the business says about President Obama. Gaster Lumber owner Ray Gaster put up the sign that says "Obama can kiss my ....," well, you can fill in the blank. The NAACP says it's insulting and disrespectful.

0:23

Weather Concerns

8/8/2012

11 00 PM

TIFT COUNTY FLOODING 11

Public works crews spent much of the day pumping water out of flooded areas. The water damaged homes, flooded hotel rooms, and left many vehicles partially underwater. Traffic had to be rerouted and in many spots.

0:23

Issue

Date

Program

Segment

Summary

Duration

Children/Education

9/6/2012

11 00 PM

TECH COLLEGE TUITION

Students at all of Georgia's 25 technical colleges will pay more starting in January The board that runs the system voted today to increase tuition from 75 to 85-dollars per credit hour.

0:32

Children/Education

9/18/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

VELVET RIGGINS TRIAL 11

Jury selection resumes later this morning in the trial of a suspended Dougherty County school board member. Velvet Riggins left the courthouse last night just before 6 o'clock after the first day of jury selection. She's accused of falsifying information to get free school lunches for her children.

0:26

Children/Education

9/23/2012

Weekend 11 00 PM

CHARTER SCHOOLS

An Atlanta attorney says Georgia's school superintendent and local officials are illegally using taxpayer money to lobby against a proposed constitutional amendment on charter schools. Glenn Delk has asked the state Board of Education to hold an emergency meeting on his claims.

0:40

Community Development

9/6/2012

6 00PM

UNITED WAY KICK OFF

United Way of Southwest Georgia leaders say they see signs of strong community support as they begin their annual fundraising campaign. At the United Way kickoff luncheon, there was a sellout crowd of more than 250 people. The goal is one point 2 million dollars.

0:25

Community Development

9/11/2012

6 00PM

HABITAT SERIVE AND REMEMBERANCE

September 11th, Patriot Day, is designated as a Day of Service and Remembrance. In Albany today, a woman who served our country in the Navy got the keys to a new home thanks to the help of volunteers. Flint River Habitat for Humanity dedicated its latest house today.

2:14

Community Development

9/21/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

VALDOSTA AUCTIONS

A major real estate owner in Valdosta is putting 126 properties up for auction. Charles Toles owns C-Max Investments and bought the properties a few years ago for more than four-million dollars.

0:27

Community Development

9/29/2012

Weekend 11 00 PM

SALE CITY FESTIVAL

In these tough economic times, the landscape of small towns is changing. Businesses are shutting down leading to a vanishing main street but one south Georgia city brought back an old tradition today. The organizers of Sale City's Fall Festival say their main goal is try to bring economic life back to the city.

1:27

Community Development

9/29/2012

Weekend 11 00 PM

Community Garden

A non profit group spent the day planting fruits and vegetables in an Albany neighborhood. "Hip Hop Grows Up" broke ground on a community garden at the entrance of Radium Gardens apartment complex.

0:36

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

9/7/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

BAINBRIDGE DEBT CARD THEFT

Bainbridge police are looking for a debit card thief. This man tried to use a stolen card at the Family Bank A-T-M on the corner of College and Scott Streets Wednesday. But he didn't get any money. Police say the owner of the card had dropped it in the Walmart parking lot in Bainbridge.

0:21

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

9/12/2012

11 00 PM

POVERTY RATE

After three years of steep increases, new numbers show America's poverty rate actually declined slightly last year from 15.1 to 15-percent. But a record number of people remain in poverty and the gap between the rich and the poor is getting larger.

2:07

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

9/18/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

EXTENSION SERVICE CUTS

Georgia farmers could bear the brunt of the latest round of budget cuts at the university of Georgia. 40 Cooperative Extension Service jobs that are now vacant or filled with temporary workers will be cut. Job cuts are also coming to U-G-A's network of Ag experiment stations.

0:35

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

9/24/2012

11 00 PM

DOUGLAS ELECTRIC BILLS

Dozens of people showed up at tonight's Douglas City Commission meeting to complain about skyrocketing power bills. Tonight's top story, the police had to be called in to settle the crowd down after some were insulted by the way one commissioner referred to them.

0:39

Crime & Law Enforcement

9/6/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

WHAT TO REMEMBER ABOUT YOUR ATTACKER

An accused purse snatcher is in the Lowndes County Jail tonight because the alert victim helped police catch him. That woman was in the Valdosta Sam's Club parking lot about seven o'clock last night when a man stole her purse. She gave officers such a good description of the thief's vehicle.

1:57

Crime & Law Enforcement

9/18/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

DAWSON COLD CASE UPDATE

It's been more than four and a half years since a Dawson man was murdered in his home and his family is still waiting answers and justice. Investigators aren't sure why Lucious Buchanan was killed, but they say they're still determined to find his killer.

2:04

Crime & Law Enforcement

9/24/2012

6 00PM

BILL KLEWITZ ON GARY PRICE

Albany's City Manager may decide this week whether to fire Albany Police Officer Gary Price. That's the police chief's recommendation. Price has a history of car crashes and dangerous high speed chases. The latest in June injured 7 people. Two men died during one of those chases.

2:25

Environment

9/6/2012

11 00 PM

HARVEST PREVIEW

As harvest time approaches, are south Georgia farm fields getting too much rain? Farmers often pray for rain but right now, many of them want the rain to slow down because it could ruin their peanut and cotton crops and hurt their bank accounts.

1:33

Environment

9/20/2012

11 00 PM

DELAYED FARM BILL

SOUTH GEORGIA FARMERS SAY THEY NEED TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT THEY CAN COUNT ON BUT THEY WON'T KNOW ANYTIME SOON. THE FEDERAL FARM BILL EXPIRES IN TEN DAYS BUT HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SAID TODAY THE HOUSE WON'T DEAL WITH IT AT ALL UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION.

0:30

Environment

9/24/2012

11 00 PM

HERITAGE HOUSE UPDATE

Remember what the old Heritage House Hotel near downtown Albany looked like for years? Well, check out the property now. After years of court battles with the former owners, demolition on the big eyesore on Oglethorpe Boulevard is complete and grass has been planted on the lot.

0:29

Government

9/10/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

9 11 DO YOU FEEL SAFER?

Tomorrow is the 11th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. It's a day that changed the way we live. We'd like to think because of all the new security measures now in place that we're safer but are we? WALB News Ten's Cade Fowler is here with reaction from a survivor of the attack on the World Trade Center.

0:27

Government

9/11/2012

11 00 PM

RETIREE FRIENDLY GEORGIA

A new survey shows Georgia is one of the friendliest tax states for retirees. Kiplinger personal finance magazine ranks Georgia number five for retirees based on state sales tax, income tax, social security, and property tax.

0:22

Government

9/16/2012

WKD 6 PM

LEE CO SIGNS

One Lee County commission candidate wants to make sure businesses are in compliance with the sign ordinance. Tim Nelson says the ordinance limits the time electronic billboards are allowed to flash to every 20 seconds. Code enforcement has attempted to take steps to bring businesses into compliance.

0:43

Government

9/23/2012

WKD 6 PM

MCLB GATE CLOSING

Some construction at the Marine Corps Logistics Base will re-route some traffic tomorrow. The Johnson Road Gate at M-C-L-B Albany will be closed to all traffic Monday and Tuesday due to scheduled repairs to the railroad tracks on Johnson Road near Woodhaven Street.

0:26

Government

9/24/2012

6 00PM

AFGHAN FARMERS

A team of Georgia National Guardsmen will soon deploy to Afghanistan to improve the country's agriculture industry. The Guardsmen will share technology and agricultural knowledge with Afghan farmers to help them produce more crops and increase yields.

0:31

Healthcare

9/6/2012

11 00 PM

PINK EYE GERMS 11

Did you know pink eye is one of the top reasons kids miss school or daycare? Germs spread easily when kids are in close quarters and pinkeye is highly contagious. A child can get pinkeye from an infected child's coughs or sneezes or by touching toys contaminated by germs.

0:27

Healthcare

9/18/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

COUNTY HEALTH

Dougherty County commissioners delayed a vote on an increase in employee health insurance premiums. Twenty public works employees showed up at the county commission meeting yesterday to voice their concerns about the increase. The county's insurance consultant projects a 3-percent increase.

0:31

Healthcare

9/18/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

COUNTY HEALTH

The Dougherty County commission planned to vote on an insurance hike yesterday. Since so many workers showed up with concerns, commissioners scheduled a special meeting tomorrow to vote to give employees more time to understand the changes.

0:23

Healthcare

9/24/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

RECOVERY CELEBRATION

On Saturday many Southwest Georgia residents came out to celebrate the 4th Annual Recovery Month Celebration in Downtown Albany. WALB News Ten's Ashton Pellom was there and talked to one recovering addict who says programs like this have changed his life.

1:25

Local Entertainment & Recreation

9/6/2012

11 00 PM

NEW BIKE ROUTE

Also new at eleven tonight, a new bike route in Albany. You may have noticed these markings popping up in historic central Albany. The signs mark a route on 3rd Avenue starting at Slappey Boulevard and going all the way to the Riverwalk Trail. The city got a 5-thousand dollar grant for the project.

0:25

Local Entertainment & Recreation

9/6/2012

11 00 PM

LUKE BRYAN CMA 11

South Georgia's own Luke Bryan could soon win his first County Music Association Award. His platinum-selling album "Tailgates and Tanlines" is up for Album of the Year and Bryan is nominated for Male Artist of the Year. Not surprisingly, Bryan's biggest fan is his mother.

0:22

Local Entertainment & Recreation

9/20/2012

6 00PM

VIETNAM WALL

The traveling Vietnam Wall is in South Georgia. It arrived in Americus this morning. Veterans gathered at Georgia Southwestern to pass respects to those whose names are on the wall. It's sponsored by the Rolling Thunder and it’s held in conjunction with National POW and MIA recognition day.

0:23

Local Entertainment & Recreation

9/23/2012

Weekend 11 00 PM

RAY CHARLES MUSIC FESTIVAL

Music lovers gathered in downtown Albany yesterday to celebrate the birthday of Ray Charles. His daughter, Sheila Raye Charles sang in his honor at yesterdays event, which was held at the Ray Charles Plaza. People from all over South Georgia came to listen to music and join in on the celebration.

0:25

Social Services

9/7/2012

11 00 PM-FOOTBALL FRIDAY

FULLER HOUSE DEDICATION

A Warwick couple is enjoying a new home tonight thanks to volunteers and a south Georgia charity. The Fuller Center for Housing dedicated this home near Lake Blackshear this afternoon. The first home built by the chapter there. The organization was started by the late Millard Fuller.

0:30

Social Services

9/12/2012

11 00 PM

HUNGER ACTION MONTH

One major problem poverty leads to, is hunger. You can help Second Harvest of South Georgia fight hunger this weekend. September is National Hunger Action Month. Second Harvest is teaming up with Mission Change to build 18-hundred food boxes to distribute to agencies throughout the community.

0:23

Social Services

9/20/2012

11 00 PM

BUSINESS EXPO EMPLOYMENT

A lot of Albany business owners believe the economy is turning around, despite disappointing job news today. The state Labor Department announced the unemployment rate was unchanged in August, remaining at a high 9.2-percent. The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce brought businesses together for a business expo.

1:36

Terrorism/National Security

9/11/2012

11 00 PM

DA ON TERROR PLOT INDICTMENT

SOUTHEAST GEORGIA PROSECUTORS INDICT MORE PEOPLE IN WHAT THEY CALLED A DOMESTIC TERROR PLOT. THE CHARGES VARY FROM CREDIT CARD FRAUD TO ENTERING AUTOS TO GANG AND TERRORISM VIOLATIONS. WE FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS GROUP CALLED FEAR LAST MONTH WHEN A FORT STEWART SOLDIER AGREED TO TESTIFY AGAINST THEM.

0:33

Weather Concerns

9/21/2012

FIRST NEWS AT FIVE

VALDOSTA STORM DAMAGE

Crews are still cleaning up damage in Valdosta after a severe thunderstorm blew through the city Thursday afternoon. Valdosta State University and neighborhoods around the campus got the worst of it with trees still blocking roads tonight.

1:48

Weather Concerns

9/24/2012

Today in Georgia 5am

TREE ON POWER LINE

Some residents in Albany aren't sure what caused a tree to come crashing down yesterday onto power lines, giving them quite a scare. These are pictures taken from a resident who was shocked to see what was at the intersection of Johnny W. Williams Road and South Madison Street. A-P-D showed up until Water, Gas and Light arrived.

0:25

Issue

Date

Program

Segment

Summary

Duration

Children/Education

9/6/2012

11 00 PM

TECH COLLEGE TUITION

Students at all of Georgia's 25 technical colleges will pay more starting in January. The board that runs the system voted today to increase tuition from 75 to 85-dollars per credit hour. The board also added a new 50-dollar "institutional fee" per semester.

0:32

Children/Education

9/7/2012

7 00PM

ALBANY TECH TUITION RISE

Students who attend technical colleges in Georgia will see a tuition hike at the start of spring semester. The board that runs the system's 25 schools voted Thursday to increase tuition to $85 per credit hour, up from $75. The board also added a new $50 "institutional fee" per semester for the spring semester.

0:31

Children/Education

9/11/2012

6 00PM

TEEN DRIVING COMMISSION

Georgia teens will help develop policy on how to educate young drivers about dangerous driving habits. Governor Nathan Deal is forming a Commission on Teen Driving. It will include at least 15 members between the ages of 15 and 19.

0:23

Children/Education

9/23/2012

Weekend 11 00 PM

CHARTER SCHOOLS

An Atlanta attorney says Georgia's school superintendent and local officials are illegally using taxpayer money to lobby against a proposed constitutional amendment on charter schools. Glenn Delk has asked the state Board of Education to hold an emergency meeting on his claims.

0:40

Children/Education

9/24/2012

6 00PM

VELVET RIGGINS STATUS

Dougherty County School board member is expected to be at Wednesday's board meeting after she was acquitted on free lunch fraud charges. The Governor suspended Velvet Riggins in July. Georgia law says she's automatically reinstated after being found not guilty last week.

0:23

Children/Education

9/25/2012

ABC 7 26 UPDATE

WESTOVER SENIOR NIGHT

Westover High School hosted Senior Parent's Night last night to help families plan for what students will do after graduation. Representatives from area colleges and the military were on hand to speak to hundreds of parents and students. School officials want students to start thinking about their futures.

0:20

Community Development

9/6/2012

6 00PM

UNITED WAY KICK OFF

United Way of Southwest Georgia leaders say they see signs of strong community support as they begin their annual fundraising campaign. At the United Way kickoff luncheon, there was a sellout crowd of more than 250 people. The goal is one point 2 million dollars.

0:25

Community Development

9/10/2012

6 00PM

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB KEEPING KIDS OUT OF GANGS

Albany and Dougherty County law enforcement remain on high alert following the murder of a gang leader three weeks ago. They are watching for gang retaliation crimes after the leader of the Southside Bloods was gunned down in a parking lot.

2:27

Community Development

9/20/2012

6 00PM

BUILD ON FAITH

South Georgia churches are coming together to build homes for people in need. Habitat for Humanity is asking for more churches to join them this week. Thursday morning, nearly a half dozen ministers and employees with Albany First United Methodist Church took part in Habitat's "Build on Faith."

0:25

Community Development

9/21/2012

11 00 PM-FOOTBALL FRIDAY

AHA SELF SUFFICIENCY GRANT

The Albany Housing Authority is getting a federal grant to continue a program to help families move out of public housing. The money will pay the salary for the Family Self Sufficiency Program coordinator who is essentially a case manager helping public housing residents further their education. 30 Albany families are enrolled in the program now.

0:45

Community Development

9/24/2012

6 00PM

LIBRARY BOARD EXPANSION

A Dougherty County Commissioner may be appointed to the library board of trustees. Today, the Government Affairs Committee worked out a three-pronged recommendation.

0:27

Community Development

9/29/2012

Weekend 11 00 PM

Family Play Day

Hundreds of children showed up at Tift park today for Albany Family Play day. Georgia ranks number two in the nation for childhood obesity rates. That is one reason why the Albany Recreation and Parks Department teamed up with Youth Becoming Healthy to encourage young people to play.

0:23

Community Development

9/29/2012

Weekend 11 00 PM

Community Garden

A non-profit group spent the day planting fruits and vegetables in an Albany neighborhood. "Hip Hop Grows Up" broke ground on a community garden at the entrance of Radium Gardens apartment complex.

0:36

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

9/12/2012

11 00 PM

NELSON TIFT BUILDING RENOVATIONS

An historic building in Downtown Albany has a chic new look and is ready to host meetings, conferences, and parties. For years, the Nelson Tift Building was the site of the Goodwill store, then it sat empty for a long time but look at it now.

0:33

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

9/12/2012

11 00 PM

POVERTY RATE

After three years of steep increases, new numbers show America's poverty rate actually declined slightly last year from 15.1 to 15-percent. However, a record number of people remain in poverty and the gap between the rich and the poor is getting larger.

2:07

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

9/14/2012

11 00 PM-FOOTBALL FRIDAY

AMERICUS JOBS

A unique south Georgia manufacturer that got international attention is shut down for good. Georgia Chopsticks filed for bankruptcy. The Americus plant made millions of chopsticks a day that it sold to China. It closed in April though owners then said the shutdown was just temporary.

0:40

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

9/21/2012

11 00 PM-FOOTBALL FRIDAY

CRISP TSPLOST PLANS

Cordele and Crisp County officials are putting the finishing on T-Splost projects they say will also boost the economy. The River Valley Region was one of just three that passed the penny sales tax for transportation projects in July.

0:21

Consumer Issues & Economic Development

9/24/2012

11 00 PM

DOUGLAS ELECTRIC BILLS

Dozens of people showed up at tonight's Douglas City Commission meeting to complain about skyrocketing power bills. Tonight's top story - The police had to be called in to settle the crowd down after some were insulted by the way one commissioner referred to them.

0:39

Crime & Law Enforcement

9/6/2012

11 00 PM

ANKLE MONITORS 11

A Lee County teenager with a gun, shot at by an Albany Police officer Tuesday morning after a dentist office break-in, could be linked to other burglaries because he was wearing an ankle monitor. 19-year-old Christopher Matthews was placed on house arrest in January after he was previously arrested.

0:29

Crime & Law Enforcement

9/20/2012

11 00 PM

LOWNDES CO. GROW HOUSE 11

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office shut down a marijuana grow house and seized 169-plants. Officers raided the house on Live Oak Drive in Naylor yesterday afternoon and arrested Jacob Musgrove, Johann Murillo, and Victoria Griffis. The Sheriff says the growers were stealing electricity.

0:19

Crime & Law Enforcement

9/21/2012

6 00PM

OCILLA FALSE RAPE ALLIGATON

A Ben Hill County man arrested Wednesday on rape charges in Ocilla is cleared after the supposed victim recants her story. After investigators arrested 28-year-old William Smith, they re-interviewed his accuser and she admitted the two engaged in consensual sex. She initially claimed Smith forced himself on her.

0:29

Crime & Law Enforcement

9/29/2012

Weekend 11 00 PM

ELECTROCUTION VICTIM UPDATE

Authorities in Sumter County continue their investigation into the death a of South Georgia Tech student who died in a campus fountain two days ago. Adriana Rhian of Richland, was an adult education major at the school. Sheriff Pete Smith says her body was sent for autopsy but no official cause of death has been determined.

0:35

Environment

9/6/2012

11 00 PM

HARVEST PREVIEW

As harvest time approaches... are south Georgia farm fields getting too much rain? Farmers often pray for rain but right now, many of them want the rain to slow down because it could ruin their peanut and cotton crops and hurt their bank accounts.

1:33

Environment

9/20/2012

11 00 PM

DELAYED FARM BILL

SOUTH GEORGIA FARMERS SAY THEY NEED TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT THEY CAN COUNT ON BUT THEY WON'T KNOW ANYTIME SOON. THE FEDERAL FARM BILL EXPIRES IN TEN DAYS, BUT HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SAID TODAY THE HOUSE WON'T DEAL WITH IT AT ALL UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION.

0:30

Environment

9/24/2012

11 00 PM

HERITAGE HOUSE UPDATE

Remember what the old Heritage House Hotel near downtown Albany looked like for years? Well, check out the property now. After years of court battles with the former owners, demolition on the big eyesore on Oglethorpe Boulevard is complete and grass has been planted on the lot.

0:29

Government

9/11/2012

11 00 PM

RETIREE FRIENDLY GEORGIA

A new survey shows Georgia is one of the friendliest tax states for retirees. Kiplinger personal finance magazine ranks Georgia number five for retirees based on state sales tax, income tax, social security, and property tax.

0:22

Government

9/16/2012

WKD 6 PM

LEE CO SIGNS

One Lee County commission candidate wants to make sure businesses are in compliance with the sign ordinance. Tim Nelson says the ordinance limits the time electronic billboards are allowed to flash to every 20 seconds. Code enforcement has attempted to take steps to bring businesses into compliance.

0:43

Government

9/21/2012

6 00PM

DON CHEEK RETIRING

A veteran South Georgia law enforcement leader, Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek, is retiring due to health problems. The 64-year old was diagnosed with leukemia in May and has decided to retire November 9th. Cheek has worked in law enforcement for 41-years.

0:20

Government

9/23/2012

WKD 6 PM

MCLB GATE CLOSING

Some construction at the Marine Corps Logistics Base will re-route some traffic tomorrow. The Johnson Road Gate at M-C-L-B Albany will be closed to all traffic Monday and Tuesday due to scheduled repairs to the railroad tracks on Johnson Road near Woodhaven Street.

0:26

Government

9/24/2012

11 00 PM

BISHOP ON FARM BILL

The U-S House of Representatives won't take up the Farm Bill before it expires at the end of this month. A south Georgia Congressman says that's a mistake. 2nd District Representative Sanford Bishop says South Georgia farmers are left in a state of uncertainty.

0:25

Government

9/25/2012

ABC 8 26 UPDATE

VOTER REGISTRATION PREVIEW

Georgia Southwestern's Student Government Association will hold a voter registration drive today on campus. S-G-A officials say the young voters are vital to this election and to the future of America.

0:12

Healthcare

9/6/2012

11 00 PM

PINK EYE GERMS 11

Did you know pink eye is one of the top reasons kids miss school or daycare? Germs spread easily when kids are in close quarters and pinkeye is highly contagious. A child can get pinkeye from an infected child's coughs or sneezes or by touching toys contaminated by germs.

0:27

Healthcare

9/9/2012

WKD 6 PM

KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT

A young mother in Moultrie needs a transplant and she hopes someone in south Georgia will be a match. After Teniki Doe Leverette was diagnosed with Lupus, her kidney's started failing. Now she is trying to raise enough money in order to be eligible for the procedure.

1:51

Healthcare

9/24/2012

6 00PM

MOULTRIE CANCER PATIENTS

A married couple in Moultrie is fighting the odds after they were both diagnosed with cancer. The husband found out about his illness because of the way he decided to show support for his wife who was already battling cancer.

1:52

Healthcare

9/25/2012

ABC 8 26 UPDATE

SUICIDE AWARENESS EVENT

On average, one American dies by suicide every 16 minutes. During National Suicide Awareness Month, one south Georgia hospital is reaching out to try to lower that rate. Motorcyclists are invited to Archbold Northside Saturday morning for the third annual Ride for Awareness Poker Run.

0:25

Local Entertainment & Recreation

9/6/2012

11 00 PM

NEW BIKE ROUTE

Also new at eleven tonight, a new bike route in Albany. You may have noticed these markings popping up in historic central Albany. The signs mark a route on 3rd Avenue starting at Slappey Boulevard and going all the way to the Riverwalk Trail. The city got a 5-thousand dollar grant for the project.

0:25

Local Entertainment & Recreation

9/6/2012

11 00 PM

LUKE BRYAN CMA 11

South Georgia's own Luke Bryan could soon win his first County Music Association Award. His platinum-selling album "Tailgates and Tanlines" is up for Album of the Year and Bryan is nominated for Male Artist of the Year. Not surprisingly, Bryan's biggest fan is his mother.

0:22

Local Entertainment & Recreation

9/20/2012

11 00 PM

DARTON CONCERT

An up-and-coming country band performed on the Darton State College campus tonight. Scarletta took the stage following a Battle of local Bands. The Nashville group's first single is number six on the C-M-T Pure 12-Pack countdown. The band has advice for aspiring musical artists.

0:26

Local Entertainment & Recreation

9/23/2012

Weekend 11 00 PM

RAY CHARLES MUSIC FESTIVAL

Music lovers gathered in downtown Albany yesterday to celebrate the birthday of Ray Charles. His daughter, Sheila Raye Charles sang in his honor at yesterdays event, which was held at the Ray Charles Plaza. People from all over South Georgia came to listen to music and join in on the celebration.

0:25

Social Services

9/7/2012

11 00 PM-FOOTBALL FRIDAY

FULLER HOUSE DEDICATION

A Warwick couple is enjoying a new home tonight thanks to volunteers and a south Georgia charity. The Fuller Center for Housing dedicated this home near Lake Blackshear this afternoon, The first home built by the chapter there. The organization, started by the late Millard Fuller.

0:30

Social Services

9/12/2012

11 00 PM

HUNGER ACTION MONTH

One major problem poverty leads to, is hunger. You can help Second Harvest of South Georgia fight hunger this weekend. September is National Hunger Action Month. Second Harvest is teaming up with Mission Change to build 18-hundred food boxes to distribute to agencies throughout the community.

0:23

Social Services

9/20/2012

11 00 PM

BUSINESS EXPO EMPLOYMENT

A lot of Albany business owners believe the economy is turning around, despite disappointing job news today. The state Labor Department announced the unemployment rate was unchanged in August, remaining at a high 9.2-percent. The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce brought businesses together for a Business Expo.

1:36

Social Services

9/22/2012

WKD 6 PM

RECOVERY CELEBRATION

On Saturday many Southwest Georgia residents came out to celebrate the 4th Annual Recovery Month Celebration in Downtown Albany. WALB News Ten's Ashton Pellom was there and talked to one recovering addict who says programs like this have changed his life.

1:25

Terrorism/National Security

9/11/2012

11 00 PM

DA ON TERROR PLOT INDICTMENT

SOUTHEAST GEORGIA PROSECUTORS INDICT MORE PEOPLE IN WHAT THEY CALLED A DOMESTIC TERROR PLOT. THE CHARGES VARY FROM CREDIT CARD FRAUD TO ENTERING AUTOS TO GANG AND TERRORISM VIOLATIONS. WE FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS GROUP CALLED FEAR LAST MONTH WHEN A FORT STEWART SOLDIER AGREED TO TESTIFY AGAINST THEM.

0:33

Weather Concerns

9/20/2012

11 00 PM

VSU STORM DAMAGE

An afternoon thunderstorm in Valdosta uprooted trees and left a lot of people without power. Valdosta State University got the worse of it. Brookwood Drive and Ann Street were closed because pine trees blocked the roads. There was minor flooding and power was knocked out to about half the campus.

0:42


Noon News 12-12:30 PM-On-The-Line with Ruthie Garner

(Segments usually 3-4 minutes)


Monday, July 2

  Albany YMCA Summer Update – guest: Donnell Lewis – Albany YMCA Staff


Tuesday, July 3

  Mission Change – Ending Homeless in Albany – guest: LaDonna Urick


Wednesday, July 4

  Health News – Medicine Man – guest: Dr. Charlie Rouse – Pharmacist – “Kids Summer Fun Safety”


Thursday, July 5

  WALB on the Web – Deals of the Week – guest: Megan Franklin – Account Rep-WALB


Friday, July 6

  Dollars & Good $ense – guest: Vic Sullivan – Wells Fargo Account Rep.


Monday, July 9

  Sunbelt Ag Expo – Field Day 2012 – guest: Michael Chattin – Field Mgr.


Tuesday, July 10

  Framed to Perfection – Plantation Gallery – guest: David Lanier


Wednesday, July 11

   Securing Your Home for Summer – guest: Jay Carpenter – ADT Owner


Thursday, July 12

  Summer Home Tips – guest: Jay Short –President – Short & Paulk


Friday, July 13

  Salute A Cow Week – Chick-Fil-A – guest: Anna Wari – Franchise Owner


Monday, July 16

  Dr. J.T. Cooper – Bariatric Specialist – “Summer Slimming Tips”


Tuesday, July 17

  From the Kitchen – Summertime Cooking – guest: Lara Carter- Chef


Wednesday, July 18

  Albany YMCA – Kids Getting’ Healthy – guest: Tracy Wallace – Dir. of Development-YMCA


Thursday, July 19

  Valdosta Jobs Veteran Workshop – guest: Angela West – Wiregrass Technical College


Friday, July 20

  People and their Pets! – guest: Steve Whatley (Dr.) and Ivy Chupp (Dr. ) Albany Veterinarians


Monday, July 23
  Great Grills for Summer – guests: Mark Holloway – Co-Owner – Modern Gas
Tuesday, July 24

  Tift Regional Hospital Men’s Health Fair – guest: Joy Davis – Public Health Division – Tift Regional


Wednesday, July 25

  Cancer Coalition of SOWEGA – guest: Mandy Flynn – “Supper with Paula Deen and a President”


Thursday, July 26

  Men’s Golf Tournament for Back to School – guest: Kim McGanis – PR


Friday, July 27

  Keeping Kids Calm! – guest : Dr. Charlie Rouse – Pharmacist


Monday, July 30

  Dr. Chris Smith – Surgeon – Topic: Easing the Pain of Acid Reflux


Tuesday, July 31

  Coming Together for Americus – guest: Father Don Hutchins – Anglican Church of Americus

Wednesday, August 1st:

  Money Matters – guest: Vic Sullivan – Wells Fargo Financial – Money Matters and Kids.


Thursday, August 2nd:

  Albany ARC Night of Music – guest: Nancy Goode


Friday, August 3rd..

  Albany Mall – Back to School for Kids – guest: Debra Rowe – Albany Mall Mgt.

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Monday, August 6th:

  Phoebe/Sumter Medical Center – guest: Marcus Johnson-PR – “Women’s Health Fair”


Tuesday, August 7th:

  Tifton Museum on display- Guest: Syd Blackmarr-Tifton Arts Council


Wednesday, August 8th:

  Health and Fitness – guest: Dr. Charlie Rouse – Medicine man- Pharmacist

Thursday, August 9th:

  Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia – guest: Daisha Berry-Committee Member – ‘Breast Cancer Symposium’


Friday, August 10th:

  Dr. Paul Smurda – Labor & Delivery Talk for Moms!


Monday, Aug. 13th:

  Dr. J.T. Cooper – Bariatric Specialist – “Weightloss Diet Pills” – safe or not?


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Tuesday, Aug. 14th:

  All about Asthma Relief – guest: Dr. Tracy Bridges-Allergist


Wednesday – Aug. 15th:

  Buck-a-Rama 2012 – guest: Same Stowe-National Wildlife Turkey Federation


Thursday, Aug. 16th:

  Cake Decorating at its best! – guest: Michelle Oaks – The Cakery


Friday, Aug. 17th:

Good Food from the Kitchen – guest: Lara Carter -Savor the Good Life Host.


Monday, Aug. 20th:

  District Attorney Joe Mulholland – ‘Domestic Violence Cases in GA’


Tuesday, Aug. 21st:

  Gardening Tips for Fall: Richard Spencer – Owner-Garden Path Garden Center


Wednesday, Aug. 22nd:

  All about Peanuts and Georgia Farmers

  Guest: Tyron Spearman-Ga. Peanut Commission
Thursday, Aug. 23rd:

  Energy Saving Tips – Colt Anderson-Tifton Heating and Cooling


Friday, Aug 24th:

  Athlete Training in the Heat – guest: Dr. Troy Skidmore-Orthopedic Surgeon


Monday, Aug. 27th:

  Psychologist Dr. Nick Carden – “Adult ADD” and treatment modes


Tuesday, Aug. 28th:

  Tift County Library Gala – guest: Frank Sayles-Committee Member


Wednesday, Aug. 29th:

  Cooking from the kitchen with Lauri Jo Bennett – Norman Park, GA.


Thursday, Aug. 30th:

  Honeybaked Ham – guest: Kathy Burke – Manager – ‘Tailgating Time’


Friday, Aug. 31

  Callaway Gardens – Fall Preview of Fun – guest: Rachel Crumbley-PR

Monday, Sept. 3rd:

  Wiregrass Farmer’s Market – guest: LeeAnn Culbreath- Volunteer


Tuesday, Sept. 4th:

  Quitman Skillet Festival – guest: Laura Basford – Quitman COC Pres.


Wednesday, Sept. 5th:

  Dr. Leroy Bynum – Humanities Div. Chr. – “Fall Music Preview at ASU”


Thursday, Sept. 6th:

  Sept. 11th Annual Field of Flags – guest: Veteran Marvin Mixon


Friday, Sept. 7th:

   Dr. Troy Skidmore – Orthopedic Surgeon – “Broken Bones”


Monday, Sept. 10th:

  Place on the Pointe – Southern Book Signing – Meet the Author – guest: Honey Bolten


Tuesday, Sept. 11th:

  Dr. Tracy Bridges – Allergist- Clinical Trials for Asthmatic Children


Wednesday, Sept. 12th:

  Phoebe/Sumter Annual Men’s Health Fair – guest: Marcus Johnson – PR


Thursday, Sept. 13th:

  Riverfront Run – DOCO Medical Society/Darton College- guest: Mary Newsome


Friday, Sept. 14th:

  Hearing What You Have Missed – guest: Dr. Doug Lorber-Audiologist


Monday, Sept. 17th:

  Annual Cancer Ties Fundraiser – guest: Carrie Council Hutchinson – Doublegate Event


Tuesday, Sept. 18th:

  Dr. Dennis Robinson – Albany Allergist- Flu Season 2012


Wednesday, Sept. 19th:

  Annual Recovery Month for Substance Abuse – guest: Erica Graham


Thursday, Sept. 20th:

Americus Jr. Service League – guest: Jessi Simmons – Annual Cow Poke Festival


Friday, Sept. 21st:

  People and Their Pets – Cancer Treatments – Dr. Steve Whatley and Dr. Ivy Chupp


Monday, Sept. 24th:

  Annual Locks for Love Annual Event – guest: Chuck Knight


Tuesday, Sept. 25th:

  All about Fall Gardening – guest: Richard Spencer – Owner – Garden Paths


Wednesday, Sept. 26th:

  Fall Décor for Home and Office – guest: Designer Billy Davis- Flint River Pottery – Cordele


Thursday, Sept. 27th:

  Ga. National Fair Preview 2012 – guest: Michele Treptow – PR/Marketing


Friday, Sept. 28th:

  Breast Cancer Awareness Kick-Off – Importance of Mammograms – guest: Dr. Shelia Sappati


                                

Dialogue Show-Sundays-9:30AM) with Karla Heath Sands-(Half-hour community issues
 
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