Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
June 27, 2005
Cordele - "We just do a visual inspection. We dig down in there, and if we see something that has a little external indication on it, we bring it off and cut it to make sure it's okay," says Donnie Harris, who inspects thousands of watermelons each day.
He says, "Early on, we had a lot of quality problems, but they seemed to have straightened them out, and most of the melons now, they're Georgia melons, they're good quality."
If a melon doesn't pass quality inspection, it doesn't pass through the gates, and won't get passed on to you. There are several methods Harris uses to make sure melons are mature.
"If it's a dead flat sound, it's either overripe or it may have some hollow heart or some internal quality problem," says Harris. "If you thump that melon and it's got a metallic ring or vibration to it, it may indicate that that melon is a little immature, a little light pink or something like that." And although he's had more melon than any man may want, Inspector Harris does use the very scientific taste test from time to time.
Donnie Harris says the watermelon crop will still be smaller than normal this year, but there should be enough for the 4th of July holiday.