Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
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
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
December 15, 2003
Tifton - Georgia tobacco farmers hope Governor Sonny Perdue gets the message. They need financial help to stay in business.
Tobacco farmers have lost more than 55 percent of their quota in the past five years. A buyout plan would pay farmers billions of dollars to stop growing tobacco.
On Monday, at least 300 tobacco growers and quota holders met in Tifton to ask Congressmen Johnny Isakson and Mac Collins about the future of tobacco farming.
Tobacco Growers Association of Georgia President Lamar DeLoach has pleaded for financial help from the state. He says, "Prior Governor Barnes for three years gave 39 million dollars that kept us farmers in business. We're asking Sonny Perdue, the governor now, to do the same thing. We went as far as saying this is how you can fund it and we're willing to help you do that."
Isakson and Collins are in favor of a tobacco buyout program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reduced production by 46 percent since 1998 and is expected to order another 22 percent cut for the 2004 crop today.