Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
April 11, 2007
Brooks County - Irvin Lawson closely watches the weather because of the effect it has on his peach crop. "We had enough chill hours to make every variety," he says.
Earlier this year he was worried he wouldn't get enough cold weather, but now, he's gotten too much. "There's 159 acers over here and pretty much all of them are destroyed."
And he's not alone. The Easter Freeze damaged almost half of the peach crop in Brooks County. "It will freeze the center of the peach and the harder that peach pit crystallizes, most times it's not going to grow and fall off," says Johnny Whidden, Extension Coordinator in Brooks County.
The freeze stunted the growth of the young peaches it didn't kill off. And although they still stand a chance, they'll never make it to market.
But growers say this is nothing new and each year brings their crops a new obstacle to overcome. "Either cold damage or you get not enough rain or you get a hail storm or something like that," Whidden says.
And although they'll have to push back this years harvest, "Normally we'll start picking peaches around April 15th. However, this year I believe it's going to be about May First," says Lawson.
They are optimistic the remaining peaches will be enough. "We just have to see what the good Lord gives us one year to the next and we take what he gives us and do the best we can with it," Whidden says.
And continue turning life's damaged peaches into peach daiquiris.