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 >>
June 27, 2007
Putney-- A Putney dog-owner and his family are furious. As they went for an evening stroll through their neighborhood this week, their walk was violently disrupted by pit bulls. The family had to fight to save themselves and their pets. Now they want the county to beef up animal protection.
If you venture to the Brown home in Putney, you'll meet Lucky. He's an energetic chihuahua and rat terrier mix who still has the will to play and lick. Unfortunately, his friend Dixie isn't so lucky.
"Has about a 2-inch circle or hole in his abdomen," said William Brown.
You can see the injuries in pictures of the 3-year-old Jack Russell. Brown is amazed.
"He ain't never bit, snipped, or nothing at nobody," said Brown. Brown was taking a leisurely walk down Nixon Avenue in Putney along with his family and the two dogs Monday night. When they rounded the corner, they were met with the sounds of danger.
"We had dogs against the fence barking at us," said Brown. Those barks quickly came closer. "The dogs came charging out and started attacking the animals," said Brown.
Brown quickly grabbed Lucky, ran home and grabbed the first thing he could think of. "This is the shotgun I used to get it off of him. I swung it at him trying get at the head, the neck, whatever I could to get it off of him, broke the handle and bent the bolt of the gun over his head," said Brown.
Brown says the pit bulls had a tight grip. "They had him and had clamped on," said Brown.
It's something that could have possibly been avoided. At the home where the pitbulls were, the sign on the gate says beware of dog. But when you look closely at the gate, there's also an opening big enough for any dog to get through. Two dogs did get through and caused much damage. Dixie remains with the vet.
"He's having problems walking around right now. Don't know whether they're going to have to amputate the leg or not," said Brown.
Brown is just thankful that in a way, Dixie saved his family. "It could have been my wife or my sister or my Mom. We had all gone out for a walk or even worse than that it could have been my 4-year-old sister and it's just not safe around here," said Brown.
He says he'll be working to make things safer. Until then, he and Lucky will be waiting for a friend to return home.
Animal control took the two pit bulls. They'll remain in custody until a court date. Dixie could be home in a few weeks but it may take months for him to heal.