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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Cook County - Theresa Kirkland has never hunted gopher tortoise eggs before, but she's learning how. "We don't know much about the ecosystem in our area so its been an eye opening experience," said Kirkland.
She's volunteering for a project at Reed Bingham State Park that will help save the gopher tortoise species. "When this project first started, we were losing more than 80 percent of our eggs to predators," said Chet Powell, Park Ranger.
Animals like skunks, raccoons, and armadillos have devastated the tortoise population. But the park is training volunteers to retrieve the eggs and hatch them in a safe environment. "The eggs will be incubated in a special building and we'll bring them back and release the babies at the same location where the eggs were found," said Powell.
Gopher tortoises aren't endangered in Georgia, but they are on the threatened list. That's why its so important for volunteers to come out and help protect these little guys from predators.
Saving these tortoises is crucial, since they make up a vital part of our ecosystem. "More than 350 animals at different times will use these boroughs for homes and since they dig in the ground, they rotate nutrients for plants so they're beneficial all the way around," said Powell.
The park's last training session will be Thursday night. If you want to help preserve this threatened species, call the park office.