Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Not freebird, fried bird

This turkey is courtesy of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department, which is frying approximately 120 today. It tastes excellent. So much so that it was reduced to a picked-over carcass in mere minutes.

Chief Deputy Matthew Wade (pictured on top) kindly offered one of the turkeys to Star photographer Kevin Qualls, who promptly brought it to the newsroom to share. What else could Kevin do? The chief deputy had a weapon.

Lest anyone accuse us of excepting graft, there's a steaming pot of turkey gumbo heading the Sheriff's Dept.'s way early next week.