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Lowndes Co. authorities are helping spread the word about the expansion of a search for a murder suspect from the Savannah area. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are asking the public to help expandMore >>
Lowndes Co. authorities are helping spread the word about the expansion of a search for a murder suspect from the Savannah area. David Randy Daniels Jr. has been charged with murdering two people. More >>
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The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday's drawing has climbed to an estimated $297 million, the largest this year.Nationally, Powerball is capturing some of the spotlight as well, running up a $100 millionMore >>
The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday's drawing has climbed to an estimated $297 million, the largest this year.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 12:05 PM EST2013-12-06 17:05:10 GMT
Dougherty county employees were thanked with a special ceremony for their hard work this year.Commissioners hosted the 2013 Employees Service Awards Program for the county's hundreds of workers, givingMore >>
Commissioners hosted the 2013 Employees Service Awards Program for the county's hundreds of workers, giving away gift cards and plaques. More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:49 AM EST2013-12-06 16:49:57 GMT
Albany City Engineer Bruce Maples announced the temporary closure of W. Roosevelt Avenue from Pine Avenue to N. Davis Street.Beginning Monday, December 9, 2013, W. Roosevelt Avenue between Pine AvenueMore >>
Beginning Monday, December 9, 2013, W. Roosevelt Avenue between Pine Avenue and N. Davis Street will be closed for storm water drainage improvement. This work is expected to last for several months.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 9:15 AM EST2013-12-06 14:15:30 GMT
Trees have been falling to the ground in Arkansas as that state an numerous others are hit by an icy winter storm. Entergy Corporation of Arkansas is preparing to deal with widespread power outages."RampingMore >>
At least a dozen Georgia Power personnel and their trucks are leaving South Georgia enroute to Arkansas, where trees have been falling as that state and others are hit by an icy winter storm.More >>
Wednesday, September 21 2011 6:30 PM EDT2011-09-21 22:30:07 GMT
Troy Davis supporters in the U.S. and Europe were trying just about anything to spare him from lethal injection Wednesday evening for killing a Georgia policeman, a crime he and others have insisted for years that he did not commit.More >>
Wednesday, September 21 2011 12:16 PM EDT2011-09-21 16:16:12 GMT
The state Pardons and Paroles Board said in a statement Wednesday it would not review its decision to allow the execution to go forward.More >>
ATLANTA, GA (WTVM) – There are only hours left before Troy Davis, convicted of killing a off-duty Savannah Police Officer Mark MacPhail, will be put to death at the Georgia state prison in Jackson.
His scheduled execution has caused a world-wide controversy, and still, supporters are rallying trying to find new ways to keep Davis alive. However, MacPhail's family says they believe the man who killed their loved on deserves this end.
"I see that a future was taken from me. Like not just my father was taken but the future that we would have had together was taken from us. And the future he could have with his family was taken," said Madison MacPhail. "Things like my wedding and the fact that in a few weeks I'm going to be 24 and so in 3 years I will be older than my father."
Madison was a toddler and her brother an infant when their father, Mark MacPhail, was murdered in 1989.
In 1991, Troy Davis was convicted for that crime, and in less than 24 hours Davis now faces execution.
MacPhail's widow, Joan MacPhail-Harris, told the media her family has been waiting years for justice.
"For someone to ludicrously say that he is a victim, we are victims. Look at us. We have put up with this stuff for 22 years. It's time for justice."
In the state of Georgia, the governor cannot grant clemency. Instead, 5 people on the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied Davis clemency for his death penalty on Tuesday. So, Wednesday evening at 7:00 at the state prison in Jackson, Ga Davis will enter into a holding room for execution.
His sister, Martina Correia, said she cannot imagine what her brother is experiencing.
"I would be petrified, but Troy has an understanding that this is bigger than him. This is about a judicial system that may need to possibly change and get better so this doesn't really happen," said Correia.
Davis's supporters have been protesting his execution for days. Some say they will make final pleas to the Board of Pardons and Paroles to reverse its decision or ask the Superior Court Judge in Chatham County to vacate the death warrant.
"We cannot believe the Board of Pardons and Paroles is allowing a person to go to his death despite that fact that serious doubts about his guilt remain unresolved," said Laura Moye with Amnesty International, an organization that supports Davis's rights.
However, some, like Jerry Luquire with the Georgia Christian Coalition believe the Board's decision was the correct one.
"It's been a generation since the murder, and I think that the guilty person has had a fair share, more than a fair share as I use it, of his appeals. He's not had a single road closed to his protestations of guilt," said Luquire.
Davis chose not to have a special last meal. Instead, he will be have the prison's meal tray of grilled cheeseburgers, baked beans, cole slaw, potatoes, cookies, and a grape drink.