Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Even judges who issue gun permits are confused by all the recent changes to Georgia's gun laws.
State legislators changed the gun laws the last couple of years and are considering more changes this year. Judges say attempts to clarify gun laws may have made them even more confusing.
Dougherty County Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson reads over the 2010 Supplement of Georgia Official Codes, for the last change to state gun carry law involving cars.
Stephenson reads "You can have it in an open manner or fully exposed to view, or in the glove compartment, console, or similar compartment, provided however......."
Judge Stephenson says many people applying for gun carry permits ask her questions, because they can't keep up with the many changes.
Stephenson said "So now that they are talking about changing it again, I feel like we are in this vast gray area, where everybody is a little confused."
South Georgia Gun dealers say lots of people are still buying first handguns for safety, but are perplexed by the law's vagueness.
Backwoods Outdoors owner Jackie Sizemore said "The misinterpretation I think is if you don't have a permit, you can still have a gun. You can't conceal it. But there is a lot of confusion."
Next week Georgia's Probate Judges will meet in Athens for their Spring Training session, and they plan to spend time talking with legislators about proposed gun law changes.
Stephenson said "The more they try to clarify something, the harder it gets sometimes."
Judge Stephenson said one thing is certain, people who come in and pay 70 dollars for a permit are a law abiding group and do not want to break any rules. But they need to be able to understand those laws. And gun dealers say more people come in everyday to buy guns they plan to carry daily, to protect themselves.
The Albany Police Department sponsors a basic firearms course for the public. As part of it, the District Attorney and Police Officers explain gun carry laws and how they are enforced. If you would like to attend the course, call 483-6298.
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