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The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
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The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
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The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
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Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
OCILLA, GA (WALB) – Former Governor Roy Barnes took his campaign to the fields of South Georgia today. Barnes picked up endorsements from some farmers and business leaders in Irwin County in his bid to regain the seat he lost in 2002.
Barnes says education and job creation are the top two concerns. Friday he focused on using agriculture as a way to create more jobs for people in the area.
Roy Barnes is no stranger to Irwin County, but this time around talking with some of the same people, he's hearing different concerns.
"I think the biggest problem is leadership, leadership is really important and that's what makes things happen," said Gale Buchanan, Former USDA Undersecretary of Research.
"Right now I think Education is the biggest problem," said Ben Hill County Sheriff Bobby McLemore.
"I think the biggest problem is jobs," said Irwin County Sheriff Donnie Youghn.
So he's spent the last two days talking with folks about their concerns and the plans he'll set forth if elected Governor again.
"In the meetings we've had the past two days you see people perk up when they ask questions and he gives an answer," said John Hudson, Board of Education member.
But today, he focused on Georgia's number one industry, agriculture. "We often forget agriculture is the basis for economic growth and development in this state," said Barnes.
And his plans to revive a program he started while he was Governor called "Value Added" Agriculture. "We would take these peanuts for example and processed them, then put farmers together to own processing plants and then attract say a large candy company," said Barnes.
Barnes say that way farmers get more for their crops and thousands of new jobs will be created in the process. "Why transport the peanuts all the way up there when you got the product and you can just ship from here," said Barnes.
"Governor Barnes understands if we can do something to add value to something we can produce that can certainly stimulate our economy and make our state prosperous in the future," said Buchanan.
Barnes also talked about the importance of restoring funding to schools and universities.
Barnes will face Republican Nathan Deal in November.