Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
February 25, 2003
Albany - These last few days of spring-like weather has encouraged flowers and trees to bloom across South Georgia. Camellias and Japanese Magnolias are decorating yards across South Georgia. But, don't let a few days a warm weather lure you to prematurely plant your spring gardens.
Daffodils blowing in the wind and camellias budding in every color make it hard not to catch Spring Fever. "But, it's still too early to plants," said Robin Gardner. "It could freeze tomorrow and your hard work in the garden would be in vane. And, all your flowers will die."
Gardner, at Bennett's Garden Center, says you should wait until late March or April to plant. But, that doesn't mean you can't add a splash of color around your house. "Hanging baskets of various flowers are perfectly in bloom right now, but you do need to bring them inside if it freezes."
And hearty plants and trees, like the Japanese Magnolia standing gloriously on Magnolia Street, thrive in cold months and can be planted now. "Your camellias can withstand a few cold nights," said ABC Nursery owner Charles Daniel . "Make sure you don't plant them too deep or they will died. That's the mistake many people make."
Daniel says don't plant camellias more than foot in the ground. And be patient, it will take a few years for your new plants to grow large enough to draw the envious stares of your neighbors. The average camellia will grow 6 to 12 inches each year.