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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –The long, cold winter caused south Georgia strawberry plants to bloom later than usual.
Now, the warm temperatures are helping them out.
Southern Grace Farms opened its U-Pick field in Valdosta this week. Some spring breakers were out Tuesday picking the berries.
The cold weather caused these strawberry plants to bloom later than usual.
"It just kept them from blooming," said Laura McMillan, Southern Grace Farms Co-Owner. "It just really made our season a lot shorter and get a later start."
The berries are usually ready to be picked by Easter, but this year workers at Southern Grace Farms were worried they wouldn't be ready quite yet to pick.
"This year it did not look like we were going to have very many at all so we made the decision not to open the field and then it got up in the 80s and then all the sudden we did have berries," said McMillan.
Now the farm's Valdosta U-pick field is open. The berry field in Enigma won't open for a couple of days.
Southern Grace Farms says the darker the berry the sweeter the flavor. The variety they have at the Valdosta field is the cama rosa. The berry can turn almost purple when it's ripe.
Some kids were out at the field for the first time Tuesday.
"I get to pick strawberries and whenever I'm done I get to take them home and eat them in sugar," said Rachel Keith.
Others come on annual basis.
"This is my second year," Dracey Keith.
Another girl told us what she plans to do with her strawberries.
"I'll make jam, smoothies," said Misa Eller.
Strawberries are different from other fruits because they don't ripen after you pick them.
"A banana and a peach you can go to the field or the grocery store and get it on the green side and it will ripen up at home," said McMillan. A strawberry may change color you may pick it orange and it may turn red but it's not going to get any sweeter."
McMillan says to make sure the berries are red all over before you pick them.
The strawberry season will last until the end of May.