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 >>
September 13, 2004
Brooks County - Cotton fields all over South Georgia are waiting to be harvested. "We're chomping at the bit to get started," said Cotton Farmer Van Murphy.
But the soggy weather won't let it happen. "This cotton's got a high moisture content and has to be ginned immediately," said Murphy.
Its the case in most all South Georgia cotton fields, rain soaked blooms and stalks blown to the ground. Farmers like Van Murphy are trying to pick what little crop they have left, but they're running into problems. "The weather's not agreeing with us so we can't salvage this crop," said Brooks County Extension Agent Johnny Whiddon.
Some farmers were able to do a little harvesting over the weekend, but they still lost a lot of their crop. Heavy rain and high winds from Tropical Storm Frances destroyed about 30 percent of the plants. "Its bad now but it could be terrible if we have more wind and rain come in," said Murphy.
And with Hurricane Ivan growing stronger, things aren't looking good. What's now considered a 30 percent loss of crop could be a 90 percent loss next week.
The storm could cause a multi million dollar loss for Murphy. "We need some help, we need the Lord to give us a miracle," said Murphy.
So he'll wait, watch, and pray that the crop he has left won't be washed away.