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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
June 12, 2007 by Delivrin Registre
Lee County -- South Georgians awoke to what some call a heavenly vision. "The little bit of prayer I did he answered," farmhand Keith Montgomery said.
Coming off a ten inch rain deficit, Montgomery can't remember a drought more severe. "I think this is the worst as far as I can remember. This is the worst," Montgomery said.
Just hours after Monday's statewide day of prayer for rain, the skies opened and the rains came. But many church members have already been praying for the rain. "My congregation have been praying for rain for the past month or so," Edward Heath said.
Farmers did what they can despite the lack of rain. Many fields has been hurt by the drought, but South Georgia residents praying for the rain say their prayers have been answered. "God knows what's best and he wouldn't allow his children to suffer by not allowing the rain to fall" Heath said.
But the recent storms didn't come without some trouble. "We lost power to about 16,000 with the longest for about five hours. But all of our customers are back on," said jay Smith, Area Manager for Georgia Power.
But it's a small price to pay for the much needed precipitation. "Thank God for the rain we got this morning and the little bit we got before. I don't really care for working in the mud, but we really needed it," Montgomery said.
Farmers needed it to make this year's crop, and keep South Georgia's farm industry alive.