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 >>
February 16, 2005
Dougherty County- Last April, Thomas Parris Jr. died in a wreck on Byron Plantation Road.
A deer bounced off a car and crashed through Parris' windshield. He died in front of his two small children and his wife.
Deer-vehicle collisions are extremely common, partly because Georgia's deer population is so large. So the Department of Natural Resources is getting feedback from people around the state, like Jim Yawn of Perry.
"I think the people that are involved in hunting need to get out and stake their reasons and at least either support what they think or what they or what they believe in," said Yawn, who came to an open house in Crisp County about deer population issues Wednesday night.
A state steering committee was recently brought together to look at the problem.
"Together they identified some hot issues relating to deer management," said Julie Robbins, a senior wildlife biologist with the DNR.
Ten issues ranging from changes in the hunting season to ideas to help reduce deer-vehicle collisions.
"And look at things that we could do, habitat manipulations, to decrease the attractiveness of roadsides to deer," Robbins said.
Or increasing bag limits for does from 10 to 17. That's an idea Jim doesn't like.
"I don't think you can eat 17 deer, even though they have a procedure where you can donate the food to the needy and the hungry," he said.
So for people who have a problem with the deer population, now is the time to speak out.
"And at least try to get that across to the law makers and legislators that are gonna be making these laws."
Even though Jim knows lawmakers get the final vote, he'll be glad he took the time to make his opinion count.