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Fishing tourney raises money to help sick kids
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Fishin for a Cure 2016 was organized by Kenny Nobles, Dennis DeLoach, Henry Williamson, Neil DeLoach, Danny Dinkins, Tony Byrd and Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles. - photo by Taylor L. Cornell

The fifth annual Fishin’ for a Cure was Saturday at Noble’s Cabin on the Altamaha River in Long County.
The event is hosted by the Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division and the Long County Sheriff’s Office.

“We started this to help families in the community with sick children,” Sheriff Craig Nobles said. “We needed a fishing tournament this side of the Altamaha, and we appreciate the community making this event possible.”
The event and its sponsors donate money to sick children throughout Georgia.
“We are grateful to be able to do this,” Nobles said. “We hope to continue this for many more years.”

The tournament awards the three teams with the heaviest catch. The prize money ranges from $300 to $700.
Keith and Matt DeLoach won third place with 17.42 pounds. They donated their prize money to the children in honor of Mildred Blocker.
Andrew and Kameron DeLoach came in second place with 17.92 pounds. They also chose to donate the money.
Roy and R.L. Poppell took first place with a catch of 18.86 pounds.

In the children’s division, winners were: 1. David Abbgy, 2. Tanner DeLoach, 3. Chase DeLoach, 4. A.J. Anderson, 5. Caylee Walker and 6. Mary DeLoach.

Eight families each received a $10,000 check to help their children. The children sponsored by the 2016 Fishin’ for a Cure Tournament are Karleigh Montgomery, Jessica Eason, Tyler Keebler, Toby Stacy, Shuranda Younker, Madison Woollett, Macy Johnson and Logan Black.

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