Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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 >>
December 5, 2006
Ochlocknee-- Wayne Dodson and his dog have a special relationship. He says, "it was like winning the lottery when I got copper." Dodson began training Copper to be a trial retriever when she was just seven weeks old. "At about eight months, I realized I had more than a regular lab."
Now seven, she's been competing in amateur competitions from coast to coast, most of her life. When they qualified for the National Championship, Dodson was excited to see how Copper would measure up to eighty-nine of the best retrievers in the country, many of them handled my professionals. "Little did we know we'd wind up a winner," he says.
At times during the seven day competition Dodson was unsure if he should continue to handle Copper himself. He told his friend, a professional handler, that he may have to take over. "He said you and Copper gonna sink or swim. And I sucked it up and swim she did," Dodson says.
Now, nothing compares to the enormous trophy sitting in his living room. "It was all worth it, every penny, every mile," says Dodson.
But Copper is much more than a blue-ribbon winner. She is a bona-fide member of the family. "She loves me and she loves to please. That's one of her big assets. She's gotta big heart and she loves to please," Dodson says. While it may seem a trite to some, Dodson says his dog is, without a doubt, his best friend.
Wayne Dodson says after Copper's big win, she's now retired from competition. And he says he's hoping for puppies somewhere in Copper's near future.