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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
May 10, 2006
Worth County - Many farmers say they're always only a week away from a drought. That may be an overstatement, but even a few weeks of drier than usual spring weather can put farmers in a bind. Recent rains are a welcome sight for farmers who hope they will continue.
Green is good, and crops in South Georgia are seeing lots more green thanks to recent rains. "This has been a real blessing for us to get a good series of showers here in the past few days." But the past few weeks? That's a different story says Worth County Extension Agent Rusty Harris. He says, "It's been pretty tough getting the crop in the ground and making it grow this year, especially for farmers who don't have the option to irrigate."
And without that option, farmers had to give up on some crops. "Quite a few acres are having to be replanted, because there's just enough moisture to get the seed planted to make it swell up, but not enough to make the seed germinate and come on up out of the ground,"says Harris.
And even farmers who have the ability to irrigate are having to shell out lots of extra money to do it. Diesel systems are expensive to run, thanks to high fuel prices. And even though the growing season is off to a late start, farmers hope the trend of rain we've had this week will continue.
He says, "I think we're starting out a little bit more in the hole than we would like."