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One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
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A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
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All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
An Albany boy remains in an Atlanta hospital after part of his scalp was ripped off in a dog attack. The owner of the dog wouldn't go on camera, but says the dog does not have any history of violence.
Officials are putting the pieces together about what led to a dog attack Sunday afternoon on Morningside Drive in Albany. The victim, 11-year-old Richard Musselwhite, lives two doors down.
There are conflicting reports about exactly what happened. The owner of the pit bull, Cash would not go on camera, but says the one-year-old dog attacked Richard and his brother, 15 year-old Mark, after the two jumped over the fence into her yard to get a rake.
Now her dog is quarantined for at least ten days, or until she can provide information regarding shots. "Rabies control will do a full evaluation of the dog to determine anything about his behavior prior to releasing it back to the owner," said Phyllis Banks of the Albany Police Department.
Mark was bitten on his right arm, but Richard sustained more serious injures- a deep wound on his head.
"It appears at this point that the owner did everything possible to avoid something like this happening, by having the dog secured properly inside the yard," Banks said.
Albany Police remind parents to talk with their children about using caution around dogs they are unfamiliar with. The owner of the dog says she raised him with her own children and was still visibly shaken up when we spoke with her.
Family members say Richard Musselwhite recently had surgery and is at a children's hospital in Atlanta.