On a small lake in Gray, Georgia, Eddie Altman prepares for his evening ritual on the dock behind his house.
He sets up his stereo, puts in a C.D., and sets his cowboy hat on his head. Then, he lets mother nature do the rest.
"I enjoy doing it, and the kids get a kick out of it," Altman says.
Altman has been playing Native American tribal music from his dock for seven years. Every time he plays it, he feeds the catfish in the pond. And just like Pavlov's dogs, the fish have learned that music, means dinner.
"Of course, it you feed them at the same time every day, they pretty soon get the idea you know," Altman laughs.
The kids come out to visit Mr. Altman, and most of them have the same word of response when they see all those fish heads coming up to feast.
"They look like vacuums," 10 year old Janie says.
With the beat of the drum banging from the dock, the water is frothing with fish coming up to suck up the food Altman begins throwing out. The kids, stand on the edge, peering into the water to catch the spectacle.
Altman came up with the idea a few years ago, and figured it would be a fun way to feed the fish, and entertain the children too. He chose tribal drums after he heard them on the radio many years ago. He figured, if he liked the sound of the drums, the fish might like them too.
"It worked, they (the fish) keep coming up when they first hear the music."
Altman only feeds the fish between June and September while the weather is warm. He says the fish don't come to the surface during the cooler months because they stay in the deeper, warmer water.
Authorities in are investigating a fatal shooting in Dodge County.
According to Captain Tony Winborn, a three year old Arshontay James was killed at a home at 534 Soperton Highway in Eastman. The child’s body will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) State Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.
The Dodge County 911 Center was called to respond at 9:51am. The preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting was accidental. Apparently, another small child inside the home was playing with a hand gun and shot the child.
Investigators say that the gun did not have a lock and wasn't secured.
There were four adults and five children at the home when the shooting happened.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Sheriff Jeff Hinson reminds citizens that the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office provides gun locks free of charge to the public.
In the five years Kathy Walsh has been living in Dooly County, wild dogs were never even a thought that crossed her mind. But in the past three months, they are all she thinks about when she steps outside.
Walsh was raising seven goats and a horse on her six acre plot of land. But wild dogs attacked her goats, killing all of them. What's more, Kathy says, is it seems the dogs are killing just for the sport of it.
"They like to kill, because they just go from one animal to the next to the next. They're not starving, they're not stopping and eating them, they're just killing," Walsh says.
Since the animals are gone, the dogs have begun to chase Walsh and her roommate. They have stopped them from getting out of their cars in the middle of the day, and they chase them from the mailbox in the morning.
Bibb County Investigators arrest a man who had $1,300 worth of drugs at his home. 42-year-old Melvin Wesley Johnson, of Macon, faces several drug charges, as well as having a gun while committing a felony.
Wednesday, investigators seized 10 grams of crack cocaine, 5 bags of marijuana, $1,547 cash and a pistol from his home. Johnson is being held at the Bibb County L.E.C.