Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
February 19, 2003
Mitchell County - If you've been on US 19 lately, you may have noticed the hundreds of pecan trees on the ground. The trees caught our attention, so we dug a little deeper to find out why so many trees are uprooted.
The story lead us to greener pastures for a small town timber company and more paper. Stacey Frazier says, "We are used to taking out a bunch of trees at one time, I think this is the largest one I've done."
Frazier owns Frazier Timber Harvesting Services. It's a major job for a small company. They are cutting and hauling a thousand pecan trees on 75 acres of land. The trees will end up at a paper mill in Waycross. He says, "The mill we're sending this to, I'm told, they put entire piece in grinder. Nothing is waisted on it. "
Frazier calls this job a gift, especially during slow winter months. He explains, "It's one of those jobs I call a long base job. We don't usually come across this time of year."
Frazier's team hauls about 25 loads a week to J.L. Eubanks Pulpwood Company in Camilla. From there the logs go to the paper mill.
The pecan trees are at least a hundred years old and are not producing quality nuts, but they are producing more money for this small company.
Pecan experts say the trees that were cut down are mostly the Mobile variety. They produce quality nuts when they are younger, but slow down production after 25 years.
The owner of the land wants to plant peanuts or cotton instead of more trees.