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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Dawson- As he toured the National Peanut Research Lab in Dawson, Congressman Sanford Bishop admits he's worried that the president's proposed budget will cut farmers deep.
"It could have a tremendous impact, a devastating impact on the economic well-being of Southwest Georgia," he says.
President Bush wants to lower payment limit caps and cut federal subsidies many growers rely on. Bishop says it's unfair because many farmers scheduled their loan repayments around the farm bill which was supposed to last for six years.
"Now to go back in mid-stream and undo that is like pulling the rug out from those plans and it's unfair. It's a betrayal of trust," Bishop argues.
Tyron Spearman is a former peanut grower and the current executive director of the National Peanut Buying Points Association. He agrees payment limit caps would be detrimental to growers.
"If your farming and you've got cotton, corn, peanuts and everything, and you're put under a payment limit of $250,000 you may think that's a lot, but in today's farming world that's not a lot," Spearman says. "This recommendation from President Bush is just a recommendation. Congress has got to pass it."
Congressman Bishop says he's confident that other Georgia lawmakers who understand the importance of agriculture to the state will also speak up and challenge the president's plans.
"I feel relatively sure that senator Chambliss and Senator Isakson will prevail on the president to reconsider that ill-advised proposal," says Bishop.
Growers say the proposed cuts also come at a bad time because the price of commodities are already low, which puts an even bigger dent in the amount of money they're able to bring in.