Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
August 15, 2003
Albany - If you own a potentially dangerous dog, you could be faced with stricter laws. The City of Albany is looking into changing dangerous dog rules.
This idea was sparked because of a four-year-old getting mauled by a pit bull on Sunday. The boy survived, but suffered facial injuries. The revised ordinance went from two pages to ten. Albany Mayor Tommy Coleman says, "It will protect children and families when out walking."
If a dog jumps a fence and bites somebody it could mean criminal charges for the owner. Coleman adds, "There are stiff penalties like a minimal find of $500.00 for not complying with the ordinance"
Sometimes you know a dog is potentially dangerous because of its aggressive behavior. The Albany ordinance will tighten state laws so you can determine that before it bites somebody. Coleman says, "Trying to put in a way to identify animals that are dangerous and then require the owner that is dangerous to do certain things to protect the public."
Just to name a few, owners would have to buy insurance on the dog, put up warning signs and register with Dog Control Officers on an annual basis. The Mayor adds, "This is just a measure to give people the right to report a dangerous dog and to take some measures for the safety of our people here in Albany."
If the ordinance passes, a Dog Control Officer will investigate complaints to classify a dog as dangerous. The owner also has a chance to appeal with the Animal Control Board.
The Dangerous Dog Ordinance will be discussed 8:30 Tuesday morning at the Albany City Commission meeting.