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 >>
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 >>
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -
Georgia deer hunters will hit the woods Saturday for the first day of firearms season. It can cost a lot of money to get everything you need for a successful hunt.
Distributors who cater to hunters did brisk business this week at the 35th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo. Whether it's a day in the woods, or a day on the water, it's going to set you back a few bucks.
"They've got to buy a gun cleaner. They've got to buy ammo. They've got to of course practice. Get their accuracy on. And so I think there is a lot of money spent on hunting supplies and equipment every year," said Rich Kettles, Gunzilla Salesman.
Like agriculture, hunting and fishing are big business in Georgia and the southeast.
"With everything else as far as the economy goes, we've seen it decline. In the hunting industry it has pretty much stayed where it has been the last two years. So we haven't seen a decline. If anything we've seen an increase," said Big Game Butter Salesman Don Shiver.
"Guys love to fish. Everybody does. Even if they don't do it a lot. You know they really enjoy fishing. The kind of money it can bring is in tremendous," said Nichols Lures Owner Brooks Woodward.
"Those numbers are really rising and the women's side of the industry continues to grow," said Sassy Does Owner Leigh Anne Phillips.
Phillips is the owner of the newly formed Sassy Does.
Phillips says she markets to the virtually untapped women's hunting industry. "We still feel like who we are and feel good about ourselves. Whether we're in the woods or whether we're at home and that's kind of our concept is believing in yourself and feeling good about yourself."
Everything from clothes to fuel need to be purchased before a day outdoors.
"The majority of our products are custom tailored to automotive, industrial, diesel, marine, ATV, snowmobile applications," said Phillips.
And Amsoil distributor Duane Rowark says it doesn't hurt to be eco-friendly.
"We've been saving people money, extending oil change intervals, better fuel economy. It's better for the environment," said Duane RowarK, Amsoil Distributor
Phillips says her company is also a big supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Half of the money made from her T-shirts and bullet shell earrings benefit the Pink Rack Project.
Firearms deer hunting season begins this Saturday throughout Georgia and runs through mid January.