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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.
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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 >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
OAKFIELD, GA (WALB) –It's been a trophy year for hunters from giant alligators to big bucks. Tonight, the story of a hunter who killed a 18-point buck near Oakfield.
He hopes it will make it into the record books.
George Brannen spent his whole life looking for a deer like this. "I think he was a freak, a freak of nature, I think all book deer are," said George Brannen.
He's been on African Safaris, New Zealand Hunts, and he's even taken trips out west but this 18-point 230 pound buck was killed in his own backyard in Worth County, "He indicated to me one of his dreams was to grow and kill a book deer and I was relatively certain from the cameras that this deer would do it," said Red Oaks Plantation Manager Brian McClure.
A few years back, Brannen and his plantation manager Brian McClure started watching the deer on trail cameras at his Worth County plantation in Oakfield. "He was a 12-point last year, this year he shows up he is an 18-point," he said.
And despite some worries, he never went too far, "This place is not fenced at all, they can go wherever they want," he said.
And on November 7th when the deer was walking to a soy bean patch, Brannen killed him with a rifle. But what makes this deer this size unusual is its age. "A deer that old typically will not grow that much at his age, he should not have increased in size that much," he said.
They figured the deer was three or four years old, but after killing it they discovered it was closer to an 8-year old buck. "Typically the deer on this property from age 6 1/2 forward their antlers decline," said McClure.
But this deer's antlers grew, 6 whole points. And now they hope this trophy will earn them a spot in Boone and Crockets top 20 non-typicals ever killed in Georgia. "It looks like he may score enough to be typical and non typical both," he said.