Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
March 17, 2004
Lee County -- Southwest Georgia farmers are busy this week, planting corn. And it could be a record amount being planted this season.
Lee County farmer Rodney Harrell fills up his planter. It's time to plant corn in South Georgia, and there is a lot of seed going in the ground. The price is up, and farmers want to take advantage. Harrell said "Oh yea, the price is fifty to seventy five cents per bushel higher than it was last year. So we going to take a little acreage away from the peanuts and go with the corn because of it's price."
Harrell is planting nearly 800 acres of corn this year. Harrell said "Not only yield, the price for corn is better than it's been in six or seven years. The cotton market is still around 62 or 64 cents. It's just a better deal with the corn, I think."
A lot of Southwest Georgia farmers are going to take advantage of the high corn price, and rotate some of their fields off peanuts or cotton, and plant more corn. A lot of his friends have been calling Harrell for advice. "They want to know the varieties and what maturity days to plant and all."
Rodney Harrell is optimistic for a good corn crop as he plants. The hopes of making fifty to seventy five cents more a bushel has him, and a lot of South Georgia farmers, planting more corn this spring.
Harrell won the National Corn Growers state high yield award in Georgia last year, producing 222-point-4 bushels per acre.