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  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>

June 10, 2003

Sasser - Farmers are harvesting one of the South's sweetest crops - white corn. Rows and rows of sweet corn stand more than 6 feet tall in hundreds of fields across South Georgia. Sweet Georgia corn is making its way from the fields, to produce stands, to dinner plates.

Fred Donaldson and his wife stop at Mark's Melon Patch, in Sasser, every time they take a trip to Florida from their home in Douglasville. "We always stop for silver corn, you can't beat the taste," said Donaldson.

Taking a shorter trip from Albany, Olga Osteen picks up 200 ears of silver queen corn. "I love this corn," said Osteen. "We shuck it, can it, and make it last all year. It's so sweet you don't have to add sugar when you're creaming the corn."

Sweet Silver Queen and now Silver King corn are flying off produce stands this summer. "The difference between silver queen and king is that the silver king is larger and some people think it's sweeter because it's sugar enriched," said Mark's Melon Patch owner and farmer Mark Daniel. "It's so sweet you can eat it here in the fields without even cooking it."

Many farmers are thanking recent rains for a plentiful and flavorful crop this year. "The rain delayed the planting of the corn by two weeks, but the end result is worth it. The corn is health, large, and tasty," said Daniel. And, there are still rows and rows of sweet corn waiting to be plucked from the stalk, thrown in the farm truck, and taken home for supper.

Mark's Melon Patch will also start selling yellow corn on Friday. Yellow corn is the most popular nationwide, but in the South, sweet white corn continues to dominate.

Posted at 4:45PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com