Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
June 6, 2003
Mitchell County- Wheat at one Mitchell County field has been growing all winter, and now it's harvest time.
Though wheat can stand drier conditions than most other crops, the rain has helped. "The yields are turning out pretty good, probably a little better than average, and the quality seems to be pretty good," says Mitchell County Extension Agent, Brad Mitchell.
Mitchell says only about 2,500 acres of land in Mitchell County are used for wheat, compared to about 50,000 for cotton. Still being able to grow and sell a winter product keeps many growers in business.
"They'll grow the wheat crop during the winter and then they'll come in and plant cotton or soy beans or another crop behind it so, it's two crops grown on the same land which helps spread out their cost a little bit," he adds.
Selling the straw left behind also puts a little bit more money in the growers' pockets. Ironically, the rain that helped produce such a good crop is putting a bit of a damper on the harvesting.
Southwest Georgia farmers grow soft red winter wheat. It provides flour for cakes, pastries, quick breads crackers and snack foods. Wheat used for bread is grown in the Great Plains.