January 26, 2007
Albany -- Some of the best coonhounds in the country are howling in south Georgia. Hundreds of dogs and their owners took off from Albany for the annual Winter Classic.
Some hunters had to travel more than 100 miles from Albany to their designated hunt area. The dogs compete to see which can first track and tree a raccoon first.
Ronnie Copeland brought champion show-dog and hunter, Deacon, to the event this year and says it takes long hours to prepare for a hunt.
"A lot of hard hunting during the week. You know weekends prior to this you hunt sometimes 5-6 nights a week at least getting them ready fot his particular event," said Ronnie Copeland.
Top hunting dogs take home trophies and titles recognizing them as United Kennel Club Grand-night Champions, among other awards.
WALB will bring the National Memorial Day Parade to you live on TV and via online streaming on Monday, May 29 from 2-4 p.m. ET WALB NBC and WALB Bounce 10.3.
Wild Adventures Theme Park is preparing for an eventful Memorial Day weekend.
Dougherty County E-M-S workers are increasingly coming in contact with a drug that could kill them on the job.
Dougherty County health educators this month are celebrating a significant decrease in teen pregnancies over the last decade.
People in Irwin County are working to save an historic park dedicated to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.