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 >>
May 28, 2004
Terrell County-- The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission has installed water meters on a Terrell County farm irrigation system.
Division Director David Eigenberg said "It looks very similar to the speedometer and odometer on a car. As water is pumped, the hand will fluctuate around the amount of pumping that occurs. And then the totalizer or odometer will accurately account for the amount of water that has flowed past this meter."
Looking at the peanuts and cotton in the field, it is dry, and needs irrigating. Eigenberg said "This whole effort is a very farmer friendly effort trying to protect the right to continue to use water."
House Bill 579 last year requires that all farm wells have one of these meters by 2009. That would be over 21,000 meters right now. The meters are installed at no charge by the state on all watering devices registered before July 2003.
Eigenberg says farmers understand the need for the metering. "They are a very good steward of our natural resources. And they want to know what their application rates are and their flow rates are, and this metering program will help provide that information."
An eight-inch system can pump 500 to 600 gallons per minute. With the dry weather so far this growing season, most of these metered irrigation systems are working overtime. Eigenberg said "It's just another point of why it's so important to try and protect our water, and use it in a very efficient way."
The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission will collect and analyze the results for use in a statewide water usage plan. The statewide plan to measure farm water use begins in Southwest Georgia.