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 >>
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 >>
DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Many of you see them grazing on the side of roads hoping they won't leap into your path. "A lot of times a car will startle them and cause them to run across the roads," said Parks at Chehaw Curator, Jan Thompson.
And according to a release from State Farm Insurance, you have a one in 198 chance of hitting a deer in Georgia. "They are moving around more. The bucks are becoming more territorial. They are starting to chase each other around, fighting. And it will progress as mating season heightens," said Thompson.
Drivers need to watch out for more than just the one they see right away. "The doe often times travel in groups, so there may be two or three more right behind her. You got to be aware of that too," said Thompson.
Experts say your best defense against collision with a deer is your speed. "The best thing to do is keep your speed down. This time of year I do not travel Phelima road after dark going more than 45 miles-per-hour," said Thompson.
Deer are more active from dusk until dawn. And with the days getting shorter, drivers have a greater chance of encountering them. "This time of year, it stays dark later. So you are also getting out on the roads when they are still moving around and active. So you really need to be careful," said Thompson.
Drivers need to be cautious to keep a deer collision from becoming a disaster. The deer population in Georgia exceeds one-point-two million. Deer hunting season started this weekend, and it will help keep control of the population.