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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 >>
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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 >>
March 3, 2006
Terrell County, Dougherty County -- Several of the nation's top hunting dog field trials are underway in Southwest Georgia.
Hundreds of people from across North America will spend the next week in the area for competitions. And that will make a big economic impact for our region.
The second brace of the day is underway in The Southeastern Field Trials in Terrell County. Some of the best game hunting dogs in the nation will find and point birds, with judges and dozens of fans watching.
Southeastern Field Trials Secretary Lamar Childers said, "We have people from Montana and Wyoming this year, the farthest I'm aware of."
At Potter's Community Center, the Master's Open Shooting Dog Championships are being held. Roger Duerksen of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania will be in town for the next week for the competition. "Stay in motels and eat in your best restaurants, if we can find them," he said.
Duerksen's three and a half year old English pointer Talisman just won the National championship in Hoffman, North Carolina. Now he is in Southwest Georgia trying to win another leg of field trials' Triple Crown.
Albany businesses will benefit from the hundreds of people taking part in this sporting event. Duerksen said, "My wife is with me, and she loves to shop, so she's happy."
Southwest Georgia is one of the few places with the natural resources needed to host these events, with an influx of hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy.
Master's Open Field Trial organizer Tim Moore said, "What makes this one so unique is the vast landholdings that we allowed to run this trial on."
Javier Soto came from Mexico City, Mexico to experience these field trials. "Oh, it's beautiful. It's the paradise," Soto said.
The field trial dogs are treated like stars as they compete for thousands of dollars in prize money, so Southwest Georgia's economy is also a big winner as the field trials get underway.
The dog field trials competitors follow a North America circuit, that starts in Canada in September. These Southwest Georgia events are some of the last of the season.
In field trials, there are no guns or game killed, but the competition is keen, with thousands of dollars on the line as these dogs show their skill.
This is the last weekend of competition for the winningest field trial champion in history, Elhew Sunflower from Indiana, better known as Jill. The Master's will be the final competition for the nine year old English pointer. Jill will go into retirement Sunday.
"Fifteen championships and two time National Dog of the year. Just coming off the National Invitational title last week in Arkansas. I'm thrilled for what she's done, and proud of her. But it's time for her to call an end of a career," said Jill's Owner, Shawn Kinkelaar.
Shawn says Jill has won over $100,000 in prize money and sponsorship fees in her career. After this weekend he says she will only go hunting when she feels like it.