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 >>
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 >>
January 19, 2007
Morven - Each spring and summer, thousands of people travel to Brooks County for one of Georgia's most famous products.
And Lawson's Peach Shed is a favorite destination. "We ship a lot of peaches but we sell a lot of them through the retail part of the shed. We've got peach ice cream and it's one of our busiest times of year," says Irvin Lawson, owner of Lawson Peach Shed.
But to produce the best peaches possible, they need between 600 to 650 chill hours each winter with temperatures below 45 degrees. And this winter's unseasonably warm temperatures could pose problems for this year's crop. "Yesterday, we hit 400, we went over 400, which really we are running about 150 hours behind."
In fact, it's been so warm, many trees have already started to bloom, and the next frost will kill off the open blossoms.
Now they are hoping this month's chilly weather will help the closed buds stay that way. "As long as they stay closed all the way up to the end of February, first of March, I think we'll be okay on these," he adds.
But Lawson is optimistic they'll reach their chill hours goal by mid-February. "If we get a few hours a day, it will accumulate a lot over a period of time. I think we'll get 650 maybe 700 hours before it's over with."
And this year's peaches will be sweeter than ever.