July 25, 2007
Albany - - A Georgia man featured in a documentary about Black farmers hopes the film will help other farmers succeed.
"Homecoming" is a documentary about Black farm life and the struggles Black farmers faced in the South.
It goes back to the Post-Civil War era when some Blacks turned to farming to gain wealth and economic security.
The James family from Montezuma overcame the odds and successfully owns a farm, even though it was hard.
"Economically it was difficult years and years ago to make it farming. Through the depression and all, there was just no money," says Warren James.
The number of Black farmers has dwindled over the years.
James visited the Albany Civil Rights Museum as part of an ongoing exhibit on Black Farm life.
The Smarr-Smith Foundation has teamed up with Sunbelt Ford of Americus to raise money for the foundation.
The City of Moultrie is holding a public hearing next week for residents to discuss the use of its CHIP grant.
A new ice cream shop has rolled into Thomasville. Kreamkles Rolled Ice Cream had its grand opening Thursday.
A man is in hospital after being struck by a vehicle Friday morning in Albany.
More than 100 Albany-Dougherty City and County workers are out cleaning the streets, hoping to make Albany more beautiful.