Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
November 18, 2005
Albany-- The lack of rain we've had lately force you to pay more for a holiday favorite. Pecan growers say this season's crop was hurt by late season dry weather and a pecan virus.
More than 50 percent of Georgia's pecan crop was affected. Pippin Snack Pecans owner Bubber Pippin says this year's damage is the worst he's seen.
"Your hurricane damage last year blew off a lot of nuts, a lot of damage from that. And then this year you'll pay what was paid then because you had a shortage of pecans last year," says Pippin. Pippin says farmers should still be able to meet the holiday demand but customers can expect to shell out between $1.60 and $2.00 a pound.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita may be to blame for higher sugar prices. According to the US Department of Agriculture, since the end of August the price of sugar went from 28 cents to more than 40 cents a pound. That's impacting businesses like The Cakery.
The 50 pound bags they use went from $17 to $22. "You hope that they will right themselves, maybe level out and go back down. If that doesn't happen, you either have to bite the bullet and take a loss or go up on your prices," says The Cakery Owner Michelle Oaks.
Oaks says they work hard to hold the line and not pass that cost on to customers but they might have to if prices stay high. The Cakery usually sees increases in sugar, eggs and butter during the holiday season also.