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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
July 27, 2006
Albany -- It was a terrifying experience that serves as a call to arms for this close-knit neighborhood. "I didn't even see the car over there until it was all over,"City Attorney Nathan Davis said Thursday.
Davis believes the car followed him home Tuesday night to his house on Flamingo Drive. As soon as he stepped out of his truck, he was confronted. "Sticks his arm out, just like you would see on a movie, has a gun, and says 'Give me your wallet,'" Davis said.
Gripped by fear, Davis slowly backed away from him. "I say don't shoot me, I don't know how many times. The response is always, 'Give me your wallet.'"
But Davis refused, convinced that would result in his being shot. So he did the next thing that came to his mind. "So anyway, at that point, I just ran."
He ran into the front yard. The robber followed for a moment, then turned toward the street. "He goes over to the car, stops at the trunk, and turns around and takes another look at me, gets in the passenger side of the car and it goes away."
Davis was left standing in his front yard, in plain view of the home of Mike and Mandy Flynn, who themselves were held up at gunpoint in their yard last fall.
Mike Flynn says the neighborhood is bracing for a resurgence in crime. "The police predicted that this probably would happen. The website's been very active today after everybody was notified of Nathan's incident."
That's right. This neighborhood has a website to help police their streets. "It will give us things to look for," said Flynn. "People suspicious in the neighborhood, suspicious cars, suspicious activity."
And this year, they have another weapon. "There's a new law that allows the use of deadly force a little bit more liberally in defense of your property," said Flynn.
After Nathan Davis' attack, the law was posted on the Lake Park neighborhood's website. "This neighborhood is ready to defend their properties and their families and it's not going to happen like that forever. I mean, one day, somebody's gonna wind up dead if this continues," said Flynn.
"Scared would be an understatement," Davis says. "I mean, petrified's an understatement. Believe me."
Nathan Davis says starting today, his Colt .45 revolver will always be within his reach.