Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
November 11, 2003
Dougherty County -- A video crew is spending three days in Southwest Georgia, making a documentary television show about Bob White Quail and their habitat. Wildlife experts say programs like this will do a lot to protect South Georgia's quail, and guarantee their future.
The three person video crew from Atlanta was at the Albany Nursery Wildlife Management Area this morning. They are shooting an episode of "The Natural South", which is shown on Turner South network.
Suzan Satterfield is the producer of the show. They will point out that Georgia's quail population has declined by seventy percent since the 1960-s. Satterfield said "Not necessarily just hunters. The D.N.R. tells me there are some elderly women who are interested in bringing it back. They remember from their childhood the calls and the beauty of the birds, and they just love it."
The state's Bob White Quail Initiative Coordinator, Reggie Thackston, is one of the people featured on the show. "It's important in an economic sense as well as an ecological sense that we manage the habitat to support quail that also supports song birds and a variety of other wildlife species."
But can a television show explaining the joy of quail hunting and the importance of protecting their special habitat really make a difference? Bob White Program Director Breck Carmichael said "It's extremely important because we are trying to raise the awareness in the public's knowledge of some of these species that are in a declining state.."
The video crew will also shoot near Thomasville and Tallahassee in the next two days for their program on Bob White quail.
This episode of "The Natural South" is scheduled to air the last weekend in February on Turner South.