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 >>
Lee County -- Farmers can begin signing up to receive emergency disaster assistance Monday.
In October 2004 President Bush authorized three billion dollars in financial relief for farmers who had losses due to severe weather.
A number of South Georgia farmers will qualify for the money, because of Hurricane Losses. Hurricanes Francis, Charley, and Ivan all wreaked havoc on a number of crops in South Georgia. Lee County Farm Service Agency Executive Director Hank Hammond said "We had a number of farmers who said they had their best crops ever, until the hurricanes came in September, and that put a lot of them behind the eight ball."
One Lee County farmer reports losing 50 percent of his pecan harvest. Cotton quality and quantity was ruined by the fierce rain and winds. There is an 80-thousand dollar per person payment limit in this assistance package, but that will help many farmers as they prepare to plant this year's crop.
Hammond said "It does have a tremendous economic impact down here. A lot of farmers are waiting on funds to get their crop year started, so this will help."
Farmers can being applying for the crop disaster assistance Monday at their Farm Service Agency.
They recommend farmers call ahead for an appointment, and bring data from their crop insurance reports. There is no announced deadline to sign up for the assistance.