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 >>
June 16, 2005
Echols County-- All the rain we've seen lately has been bad news for most crops, tobacco, cotton, and peanut farmers are counting their losses and praying for a few days of sunshine.
But the soggy weather is a blessing for South Georgia's corn crop.
Jerry Carter's corn crop is looking sweeter than it has in years. "It's pretty, my corns been really good this year," said Carter.
And he owes it all to Mother Nature. This month's wet weather has been just the right dose of medicine for this corn field. "We've been getting showers of about an inch and a half or two."
Corn is a naturally dry crop, and can handle more water than most any other produce plant. "This year I haven't had to water it but just a little bit," said Carter.
When it's dry outside, farmers have to run irrigation pivots every other day to keep the corn wet enough. But with all the rain we've seen lately, they've saved a lot of money. "Oh yeah, money on fuel, labor, and all of those things," said Carter.
But there is one downfall to all the rain, it brings a little extra work for Carter when it comes to spraying the corn for worms. "You have to spray it every three days and a lot of times this year when I'd spray it and leave the field it would rain and wash it off so I'd have to come right back."
Carter did suffer some losses because of the rain. It drowned many of his pea plants.