Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
November 4, 2004
Mitchell County - If one animal on the farm gets a disease, more than likely it will spread to others. But, one south Georgian has invented a machine that will halt the disease in it's tracks.
When mad cow disease breaks out or your chickens don't make it, who do you call? The Eliminator .
Sammy Massey to the rescue. Massey says, "The cremator for small animal and large animal disposal."
It took a whole lot of tinkering. Massey explains, "I started out with the design and the farmers told me what they needed changed and that's how we perfected it. This is designed for veterinarians and deer processors use this one. This ones been burning chickens. Basically all the same design, just larger."
Not only is the Eliminator American made, but south Georgia made. It's put together in a barn at South Oaks Plantation in Mitchell County. Massey says, "It's doing well now, we're coming out of the hole."
The inventor has also sold the Eliminator to big companies like Equity Group. You can cremate 500 chickens in 3 1/2 hours. There's no smoke and no pollution. He adds, "Occasionally you'll see a little puff, but that's about all."
The 1400 degree heat makes sterile odorless ashes that are recyclable. Massey explains, "Oh yes, it makes great rose garden fertilizer because it's high in calcium and phosphorus."
And the great idea is getting bigger. Massey is designing a larger Eliminator for horses and cows.
Massey has shipped two Eliminators overseas. The cost of the middle sized machine, nearly $6,000.