Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
January 31, 2003
So there I was bombing down the road when suddenly it appeared, a 14-foot high cypress stump. People were pulling off, taking pictures, and there's Fred Moore.
Five years ago, Fred found this lightning-struck tree and dragged it home. Of course everyone in the county wanted to know why. Fred hired a chainsaw artist to carve up the trunk. This is how the artist came up with the image.
"He laughed and then pulled his hands away and said I have the image in my head."
And now the 250-year-old man guards the front yard. At 80, Fred is not interested in counting the rings, so the age is an estimate. The tree's age, not Fred's. Meanwhile, the artist came on Mondays to work.
"It was his religious belief to only work on Mondays."
But every other day, people called the sheriff. They just had to know what the carving was going to be.
"I told them for their safety I was not going to tell them or they wouldn't live much longer," said the sheriff.
You see, the artist covered the statue when he wasn't attacking it with the chainsaw.
"What is happening at the big cypress stump?" everyone would ask. And now that it is done, there is still some question about who the man is. But there are clues if you look close.
The lumberjack is a Republican, he wears a big hat, and the initials FM are on the belt buckle. It seems the artist's secret image turned into none other than retired logger Fred Moore himself.
Now the people of Vienna and Dooly county can finally leave the sheriff alone. The tree came from the Indian trail that connected the Flint River with Hawkinsville. Fred the cypress can be seen on Georgia Highway 27, just west of Vienna.