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Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
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The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
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The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
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The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
BLAKELY, GA (WALB) -It was a beautiful day for movie making. A new horror flick, SAVAGE, started filming in Early County last week.
You may recognize one of the lead actors, Martin Cove, from movies like the Karate Kid, and Rambo. He's been all over the world for film.
"It's gorgeous down here in Georgia..." he says.
But it's the Georgia weather and the people that make this set ideal.
"They're very friendly and helpful, which is terrific," says Cove.
And it's that South Georgia charm that Early County native and Associate Producer of the film, was banking on.
"We have here what they spend tens of thousands of dollars to build. We have absolutely no sets being built for this film. We're using all the natural areas that we have," says Brad Hughes.
SAVAGE will be the third movie filmed in Blakely, and the second one produced by this independent production company, Fearmakers Studios.
Three films that have raked in over $1 million for the community. Which for a county of only 12,000 people is significant.
"Anywhere from 30-50 percent of a film budget stays in the area where the film is shot. So a huge amount of the money in this film stays right in Early county. Restaurants, hardware stores, grocery stores, every store in town is seeing some impact from this film," says Hughes.
The last Fearmakers movie shot here didn't make it to theatres, but this one could. And that's good news.
"It totally changes our community in Blakely. It's a small town that has never seen anything like this. The community is very excited the businesses are very thankful," says Hughes.
So even though SAVAGE is meant to scare, Early County residents are only screaming with excitement.