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 >>
July 20, 2005
Lee County-- Southwest Georgia farmers often say if they get rain, they can raise some of the top crops anywhere. But this summer farmers are concerned they could lose a significant part of their crops, because of too much rain.
Dozens of acres of soybeans and peanuts are underwater, as the Mule Pond in Northern Lee County overflows. Heavy rains are drowning much of the County's crops.
U.S.D.A. Lee County Director Hank Hammond says "We've estimated about five percent of our crops are currently underwater right now."
Hammond says he has never seen water stand in fields this long. "Right now this water is just staying here. It's not going anywhere, so our crops continue to stay submerged," said Hammond.
Tropical storm and hurricane rains this summer are not running off, and no one knows if these covered fields can be saved. "There is a possibility that some of these crops could still pull through, if the water recedes."
All across Lee County, even with standing water in their fields, farmers are spraying their crops, battling disease and bugs brought on by the excess rain.
Hammond said "We have had a great deal of disease pressure on the crops as well, and that's kept our folks busy out in the fields trying to keep their crops sprayed."
Corn is one crop helped by all the moisture. Hammond says Hurricane Dennis' winds did little damage to the stalks, and the corn crop looks excellent now. But many farmers watch the standing water in their fields, hoping to save some of their cotton and peanuts, now underwater.
Farmers are saving money when they don't have to run their irrigation machines. But the extra pesticides and herbicides they are having to spray is costing them even more.