Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
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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 >>
Are you enjoying outdoor activities this summer? June is "Great Outdoors month" and this week is National Fishing and Boating week.
It's not only a great time to enjoy the fresh air, but a great time to make some memories that will last a lifetime.
Your first fishing experience, it's one of those things some people don't forget.
"I went out with my daddy," said Cailey Bendzen.
11-year old Cailey Bendzen has been fishing ever since she was five years old.
"Well we would go some Fridays when we were bored at the house, we would go fishing or swimming but mostly we would go fishing," said Bendzen.
And over the years, it's become one of her favorite things to do.
"I take the fish and put it on the cooler and put the knife on it and get all the skin off," said Bendzen.
June is "Great Outdoors month" where events are held the entire month, this week is national fishing and boating week, where most states offer free fishing days.
"Free fishing day provides people the opportunity to fish for free without having to purchase a license for public waters here," said Julie Robbins, Department of Natural Resources.
It's an effort to get people to take part in fishing who don't normally do so and you can do it at any public waters in the state.
"Any of the reservoirs Lake Blackshear, Lake Seminole, Eufala those areas are available for fishing," said Robbins.
There are also a series of kids fishing events held to help kids get into the sport. Most are geared towards catching catfish but some ponds have bass and bream.
"Some of these kids have never fished at all and the look on their face when they bring in that first catfish is priceless," said Robbins.
Outdoor activities help strengthen families so It's a way of bringing families together not only with fishing, but boating, hunting and archery as well.
There is a free kids fishing event this weekend at Paradise Fishing Area just outside of Tifton. Anyone is welcome to come.