Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
February 15, 2007
Sylvester -- Sylvester, Georgia touts itself as the Peanut Capital of the World.
"Peanuts. You think about peanuts in Georgia anyway!" says Margaret Howe.
Peter Pan Peanut Butter. It's right here. Along with Great Value brand peanut butter. Con-Agra Foods is where it all happens, with some 140 employees. It's the largest employer in Sylvester.
"To me, it puts a bad name on a very good brand," Says Myron Brown, who works for Growers Peanut Company, a go-between source for farmers to get their peanuts used in these plants.
Before coming here, he says he spent almost 20 years working at Con-Agra. "I know it's a clean plant. I've had lots of outside contractors come in and comment that this is one of the cleanest food processing plants they've ever been in."
"I'm afraid it could have an adverse affect on everybody around here because it's such a vital part to the community,"Brown said.
I walked in to ask. No one would answer our questions. They referred us to a spokesperson in Nebraska.
Now that the company is voluntarily recalling its peanut butter products, some PB lovers are holding off. Some 140 employees here are responsible for making two brands of peanut butter that you see at your favorite grocery store-- Great Value Peanut Butter and the ever popular Peter Pan. Both are being recalled for possible contamination.
In the meantime, representatives from the Food & Drug Administration are here investigating the cause of the outbreak.