Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
Nearly 100 Savannah residents will be gathering Friday in Savannah before heading to Atlanta in support of Troy Davis.
They'll meet at noon Jackson Square on Bay Street and board a bus. They have a petition with more than 10,000 signatures calling from Davis's clemency, according to the group Savannah for Clemency for Troy Davis. In Atlanta, they will rally and march, in support of clemency for Davis. A clemency hearing is scheduled for Sept. 19.
The march begins at 6 p.m. at Woodruff Park at Peachtree Street and Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta and continues to New Ebenezer Baptist Church at 407 Auburn Ave. in Atlanta.
The march will be led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, AIUSA Executive Director Larry Cox, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous and Antone De'Jaun Correia, nephew of Davis.
The prayer service starts at 7 p.m. It will include an invocation from the Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock. Speakers at the service include: death row exonerees, State Senator Vincent Fort, musical group Indigo Girls, sister of Troy Davis Kimberly Davis, and Ambassador Andrew Young, Cox, Jealous and Sharpton.
On Thursday, advocacy groups including Amnesty International, delivered hundreds of petitions urging the state pardons board to grant Davis clemency. The petitions were signed by more than 660,000 on Thursday in support of Davis.
On Saturday, a Unity Prayer Service is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the St. Phillips Monumental AME Church, 1112 Jefferson St. in Savannah.
On Monday, a prayer circle is set to take place during the clemency hearing, which begins at 9 a.m., at 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. in Atlanta.
Also on Monday, a vigil is scheduled for noon at the Savannah courthouse at 133 Montgomery St. in Savannah.
Davis is scheduled to be executed on Sept. 21 for the 1989 murder of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.
Copyright 2011 WTOC. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:33 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:33:42 GMT
A Lufkin woman was struck and killed by lightning during last night's storms.Around 10:30 p.m., a 32-year-old I-HOP employee was standing in the parking lot holding an umbrella when lightning struck her,More >>
A Lufkin woman was struck and killed by lightning during last night's storms.More >>