Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
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 >>
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 >>
September 2, 2003
Cook County - It's something special and unique. Even experts in the field haven't laid eyes on this amazing site. On Tuesday, six gopher tortoise eggs hatched at Reed Bingham State Park.
New life, hatched right before park rangers eyes. The baby tortoise breaks the egg shell and pokes his head out to smell and see the new world.
It's a special occasion for Reed Bingham State Park. Park Ranger, Chet Powell, says, "It's amazing to actually hold it or be there when it hatches and see the head poke out at the first time."
The tortoises normally hatch underground. Powell says, "In Georgia they're on the threatened list. This is the payoff. We get to put them back to be part of our ecosystem and they probably would not have been here if we didn't do this."
The hatchling aren't strong enough to return to the wild, but another set of eggs we watched dug up in May hatched a week ago. It's time for them to go back to their parents. As Powell puts the little tortoises back inside their hole he says, "We're trying to keep it as close to its natural habitat as possible. The only thing we've done is assure that they hatched and nothing ate the eggs."
If they avoid predators and diseases this new generation of baby gopher tortoises will grow up to be a big as their mother.
Reed Bingham State Park officials noticed they had too many male tortoises last year. They were able to keep the new eggs at a certain temperature to make sure they produced females. Gopher tortoises do not reproduce until they reach 15 to 20 years old.