Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Albany, Ga. - What began as a casual walk along Ridgemont Drive Friday afternoon, turned into a nightmare and a fight for Ronald James life.
"I didn't see the dog. Nine times out of ten, he would just come to the fence and bark. But I thought that he was just sleep," says James.
James is often on this street to help out the neighbors with yard work and other jobs, and had seen the barking dog behind this fence many times. But Friday afternoon, it got loose.
"I said if he isn't bothering me, he must be under that truck out there, but he wasn't under that truck; he was on me."
His neighbor Mr. Claude Williams says "Saliva was all around his mouth, like he had gone mad or something."
The pit bull caught James off guard, attacking him from behind. Bite marks show where the dog's sharp teeth ripped into his skin, an attack so vicious he was unable to fend off the dog.
The only think he could think of was to guard his neck. James says, "I was shocked, and I was trying to get him away from my throat, because that's where pit bulls go to."
The dog continuously lunged at James, as well as its owners, as they attempted to save him. The attack would leave him with over 50 stitches and staples, a finger split open to the bone, and mounds of medication.
As Paramedics and Animal Control arrived, the owner's son calmed the dog down and got him onto the humane society truck, surrendering ownership.
"Pit bulls are very dangerous if it had of been a kid, they wouldn't have made it."