Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
September 12, 2002
Albany -- It's been 40 years since hunting gators was outlawed in Georgia. But that may soon change.
Because gators are now longer endangered, gator hunting may again be made legal. Alligator hunting was legal in Georgia until the early 1960-s, when it was outlawed. Alligators were taken off the endangered species list in 1987, and the population has thrived to more than 200,000 today.
Now classified a Game Animal in Georgia, work is underway to legalize gator hunting for two weeks next September. The Department of Natural Resources has drawn up plans for four sites for gator hunting. At Lake Eufala, Lake Seminole , the Grand Bay Wildlife Reserve north of Valdosta, and in 9 coastal counties.
Wildlife Biologist Steve Ruckel said "They are like deer and turkey and other wildlife species. They are a renewable resource if we handle them properly. We can take some of them that would be otherwise lost to natural mortality and not affect the population at all."
The DNR proposes alligators could be captured with snares, harpoons, or snatch hooks. Bang sticks or 22 pistols would be used to kill the alligators. Only gators over 4 feet in length could be hunted. And there would be a limit on how many can be killed.
Ruckel said "A lot of young guys would like to try their hand at it. We've been getting a lot of calls and interest in it over the year."
Three public meetings will be held this month to find out how you feel about legalized alligator hunting in Georgia. Florida, South Carolina, and Louisiana currently have alligator hunting seasons.