Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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 >>
May 25, 2006
Albany-- Irrigation, it's a sight in South Georgia, that was not so long ago limited by officials, but now due to the dry spring it is back in full force.
"We have had a lot of farmers that have irrigated six times or more already on their corn and some that have told us they have left it on the whole time on their corn"said Hank Hammond with the USDA.
Already facing crop price issues, farmer's entered this year's season at a disadvantage, but now with mother nature not providing enough moisture and gas prices rising like the temperatures many are worried about just turning a profit.
"Farmers were already in a tremendous price squeeze with respect to cost of their imputs and the prices they expect to recieve and this irrigation cost with diesel running around $2.30 or $2.40 a gallon every time you turn on that irrigation system your burning a lot of fuel and a lot of money"said Hammond
Many questions still face this seasons young crops, not the least of which, is how long heavy irrigation will be allowed to continue, and will we be able to stop an already mounting rain deficit.