Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - It's a day many south Georgians look forward to every year. Firearms deer season starts Saturday in Georgia.
A lot of South Georgians will watch the sunrise from deer stands. "You need to scout with somebody who knows the area. Make sure you know the area, know what you're doing. If you're inexperienced there's tons of information out there on deer hunting," said Stafford's Assistant Manager Michael Strickland.
And before you settle into your deer stand, make to sure you are wearing safety clothing. "You need camo obviously and you need to make sure you have plenty of orange. The government requires a certain amount of coverage," said Strickland.
State law requires all hunters to wear at least 500 square inches of Hunter Orange on all outer garments above the waist.
The most important and the most dangerous piece of hunting equipment is of course the gun. Hunters say it's important to know every facet of the gun, before you intend to use it. "The government offers hunter safety courses if you're not experienced with a gun it's definitely recommended that you take one of those," said Strickland.
These courses are required for all hunters under the age of 25. Experts say you will also need plenty of calls. "They make bugle calls, rattle calls. There's tons of different stuff out there so do your research and find out what's new and what's working," said Strickland.