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 >>
DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA -
Film Actor and producer Beau Turpin hunts for the first time in the Quail Unlimited Celebrity Hunt. A native of Albany, Turpin said it's a genuine thrill.
Turpin said "Growing up here and being able to come back and be a part of this, with so many people from my hometown and with people from all over the country."
Friday at Wynfield Plantation, joining Turpin were hunters from Nebraska, New York, South Dakota, and North Carolina all taking part. For 27 years Quail Unlimited through the celebrity hunt has spread the word about the quality of South Georgia quail hunting.
Wynfield Plantation General Manager Mike Osteen said "With the long leaf pine and the wiregrass, that's pretty traditional. When you look actually from Albany to Thomasville you are looking at what they would consider the quail belt."
And each year thousands of people come to South Georgia to hunt on the plantations. That generates an impact on the economy of nearly one billion dollars, and employs thousands of people.
Wynfield Plantation Owner Partner Lane Kjellsen said "It's incredible. It takes a lot to run a hunting operation and keep a plantation up to speed. The economy her is absolutely dependent upon quail hunting to keep the plantations going."
The money raised by the celebrity hunt, QU's biggest fund raiser, helps pay for research and education to preserve the natural habitat for quail and other wild birds. That's why Artist David Lanier has been a long time supporter.
Lanier said "Quail Unlimited is just such a good organization to promote quail and conservation. We're just glad to have them in our hometown, and eager to support them."
And all the visiting hunters attending this weekend will return home and spread the word about South Georgia quail hunting, one of the most effective marketing efforts for the sport.