Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
May 19, 2003
Cordele- Pecan orchards like this are commonplace around the state, in fact, Dougherty, Mitchell, and Lee counties have the highest concentration of pecan trees in the nation.
"If it would work certainly it would be beneficial to the Georgia growers," says Buddy Leger. Buddy Leger is the president of the Georgia Pecan Commission.
Though he says he likes the idea of a Georgia Pecan it's too early to know if it would work.
"What would be in the bag would have to be a superior brand for it to be labeled Georgia brand," he explains.
But producing a premium pecan isn't the only hurdle, shellers who often buy nuts from several states would have to agree to separate every Georgia pecan from the others. A task Leger isn't certain all shellers will agree to take on.
"And see all that has to be taken into consideration when we do this feasibility study because you gotta have everybody on board. If you don't have everybody on board well then certainly it's not going to work period," adds Leger.
Still Leger says he like other growers would be proud to have a high-quality brand attached to his pecans.
Leger says Georgia growers would be able to charge more for their nuts because the brand would require the pecans to be the best quality.