Latest Georgia News from AP Nov 18: Moonshine Goes Legal?

By: AP
By: AP

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- Rescuers are searching the Altamaha River for a Glynn County man who left by boat to hunt hogs and never returned.
Authorities said 63-year-old Donald Floyd left the dock at Altamaha Regional Park on Thursday headed to a local wildlife management area. He did not return by dark as expected.
The Brunswick News reports that rangers from the Department of Natural Resources, local police and others have been searching for him since.
DNR Capt. Doug Lewis said Floyd's boat was found Friday south of the park. It appeared to have struck something and become disabled. Lewis said a strong current, high tides and river debris have made the water dangerous.
Floyd's brother-in-law, the Rev. Jimmy Byars, died during a fishing trip in the same river in November of 2008.

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Moonshine distillers are making their first batches of legal liquor in Dawsonville's city hall. The moonshine makers and city officials in Dawsonville say they're preserving a way of life -- and paying tribute to an era when moonshine meant extra income for farmers and helped fuel the birth of stock car racing.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Conyers police have shot a man who they say stabbed his mother. Police were called to an apartment complex Friday morning after getting a 911 call from the suspect's sister. Officers say they saw Pernell Presley kneeling over his mother with a knife and they shot him after he refused to drop it.

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) -- A military base in middle Georgia plans to demolish a number of its older buildings and homes to cut energy costs and improve efficiency. Some of the buildings are more than 50 years old with leaky roofs and structural problems.

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) -- A new state-of-the-art fire station is being planned for Valdosta Regional Airport in south Georgia. Airport officials say the $3 million project is needed to keep the airport competitive. It's one of nine commercial service airports in the state, with three flights per day to Atlanta.

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