Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 24, 2005
Albany- An airplane and a camera could eventually save farmers and others a lot of money and prove useful in a state water war.
"When we make decisions on water use, in planning for water use they have real economic impacts. And so we need to be aware of what the outcome of our decisions are going to be," said Doug Wilson, Executive Director, Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center.
They're being used by the Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center to digitally scan two watershed areas in South Georgia using a special camera.
"Trees, grass fields, we can distinguish between cotton, corn, peanuts any of the major crops," said Marty McKinney, GSI Specialist.
The information gathered is then used to create these maps. The colors on the maps show who is using conservation farming methods and what crop is growing in the field. That information is matched with sensors on the ground to determine how effective those methods are.
"We can determine what crop is planted, and from that we should be able to determine what acres are planted of that crop, so we can get a better evaluation of anything that can be equated to the crop," said McKinney.
The information is then available for anyone who may need it, whether it's the state trying to prove water necessities to another state or for a farmer trying to determine how much water to use on his fields.
"The fewer trips around the field the farmer makes with his irrigation system the better he likes it trust me, they want to do that at the same time they have to maximize yield, so it's all about where's the balance," said Wilson.
This is the first year this information is being gathered, crews started in January and will continue through December.
Eventually the information will allow farmers to go back and compare years of information on specific fields or crops. By the end of August, the Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center hopes to have its Website working.
The Website will allow farmers to register their crops and then work with the group to generate information on the lands use.