Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
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 >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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 >>
June 27, 2003
Calhoun County -- The lack of rain this week in South Georgia is just what the farmers need. After five years of drought,a very wet spring helped cotton farmers start one of their best crops in decades. But many farmers say they needed this dry week, to keep their plants healthy.
Jimmy Webb is spreading potash in the 1,600 acres of cotton he planted in Calhoun County. Spring Rain was a blessing, but muddy fields mean his tractors stay parked.
Webb needed this dry week to fight weeds and put out fertilizer. Webb said "We have really caught up this week. We needed to. We needed a break in the weather. If you've been riding around South Georgia you've seen many a tractor in the fields getting a lot done."
Coffee weeds are popping up in his cotton, and could rob the plants of nutrients. Those weeds could mean a smaller yield at harvest time.
The spring rains has Webb fighting weeds more than in recent years. "With the excessive rainfall we've had this year, roundup is a contact killer. And this cockle burrow was not up when we sprayed the roundup. So now it has come up since. Now I'm going to have to do a treatment I don't normally. I'm going to come in here and plow and direct spray, because I have to got have a clean crop."
More Southwest Georgia farmers planted cotton this year, and so far it looks like a bumper crop. And it looks like the price for their crop will be high. Webb said "Our crop looks the best in the whole United States. There are problems in other parts of the country. If their problems continue, and our crop continues like it looks right now, we make a good crop, maybe price will go up and we'll do better."
Most South Georgia cotton farmers were late planting, but with abundant rain the plants should catch up and still be harvested as usual in mid-September.