Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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 >>
December 12, 2003
Donalsonville - The plant is the most modern in the United States, and should pump around $40 million into Georgia's economy every year. The plant will also create 70 news jobs.
Governor Perdue is all smiles as he leads the way to new jobs in Southwest Georgia. He says, "These jobs will mean a lot for the people who are working here, but the spin off businesses for what this is going to create and the contribution it will make to overall economy to South West Georgia is absolutely phenomenal."
Worker Adam Blanks says it has already made a difference to him, he no longer commutes to work. "It's closer to home," says Blanks. "Better paying job, better all around, you realize you don't got to go all over the world to find a decent paying job."
And this plant will benefit more than those who work here. "It's good for the economy," says Machine Operator James Temples, "Because there's not a whole lot else besides agriculture in this area. So anything around here to boost the economy is great."
Work that once was done out of state, can now be done on these machines. All shelling and sorting starts and finishes here. And once the peanuts have been processed, shelled, and shipped, they're ready for one final step, and that's for you to eat them, as Governor Perdue says he does everyday.
"This is one of the things, the state's focused on," says the Governor, "Helping our farmers to go further down the consumer chain, and this is a great example of that plan coming together."
The plant opened and began processing peanuts this November.