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 >>
August 22, 2005
Cook County - Hundreds of baby gopher tortoises got their first glimpse of the world Monday. "They hatched a little earlier this year than we thought they would," said Jennifer Glover.
These are the lucky ones. Their eggs were collected back in the spring to protect them from predators, but others were lost. "There were days when we'd check one nest one day, they laid eggs that night and they were dug up and eaten by the next morning," said Glover.
Eaten by predators who are moving this species closer and closer to extinction. But thanks to a program at Reed Bingham State Park, their chances of survival are growing every day. The eggs are retrieved, incubated and hatched, then released back into their habitat. "They stand a much better chance after they hatch to surviving adulthood," said Powell.
Without the volunteers here at Reed Bingham, less than half of these little guys would survive. "Usually if a gopher tortoise lays eggs, 80 percent of the time before the next day, they will be dug up and eaten," said Powell.
Their survival is crucial, because as they grow older, they'll help provide a safe haven for hundreds of other animals. "They dig borrows and the borrows will be a temporary or sometimes a permanent shelter for more than 300 animals from fire and predators," said Powell.
"Without us or someone helping these tortoises, they're going to go extinct," said Glover.
And with each egg that hatches, the species has a greater chance of thriving again.