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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 >>
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 >>
NEWTON, GA (WALB) - Many animals are treated badly and some don't even get a chance to live. An Australian horse whisperer who visited the Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat near Newton turns many wild, unwanted horses into loyal animals that people can love.
Willow is a three year old wild Philly, and Joe Guy has tamed horses for more than twenty years. When you bring the two together, miracles can happen. Saturday, Willow was so untamed she wouldn't even walk up to Joe.
"We tried pulling her but she just wouldn't move," Joe said.
After two hours of a process called "greater fear," Willow now trusts Joe. Joe started by wrapping a rope around her body and brushed the flag over her back so that when Joe put on the saddle, she wasn't not scared.
"They say the horse is mad and crazy and they cannot ride it but I'm riding it a couple hours later and they just cant believe it," Joe said.
Ranking is the horse must happen from the beginning because it lets it know the owner is the boss. Then once the rider gets on the horse, it's important to have the heels facing down, legs straight, and good posture so that if the horse ever stumbles the rider won't fall forward.
Dylan Cody learned the same techniques from Joe. His 16 year old Palomino Sunny was wild just a few days ago, but now he's able to ride him for hours on trails.
"It was a great experience," Cody said. "In two days I've learned more than what I have in a year and a half."
Cody replaced a metal bit with a high quality rope one so it's less painful and more affective to lead his buddy.
"It's like a friend," he said "He's always there and he's like a buddy you can always ride."
Joe said he shows riders like Cody that training a horse is about trust, patience, and loyalty. Joe Guy will be taming more horses next weekend at the Lee County Ranch. Then he'll head to Arizona to promote his new book on his technique.