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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 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.
Tifton -- What's long been the food and fiber of South Georgia's agricultural industry is now sealed tight, a liquid inside mason jars.
Cotton, peanut, and soy biodiesel; all alternative forms of fuel resources grown on Georgia farms. Hundreds gathered Tuesday at UGA's Tifton campus to discuss Georgia's potential to become a leader in the bioenergy market.
"It is a big deal, and it's got a lot of promise. The thing I tried to address to the audience a few minutes ago was that we have to be patient. We can't expect it to happen yesterday, but if we give it strong support, a lot of great things can happen in the future," said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin.
And so far, the future looks bright for Georgia's bioenergy market. The state currently boasts 10 bioenergy companies, with 80 more considering moving to the state.
This could essentially propel Georgia as a global leader in the field of alternative energy; potentially easing American dependency of foreign oil while creating jobs and utilizing Georgia's farming, timber, and recycling industries.
While it may be hard for some folks to believe that a tractor can actually be powered by soybeans, bioenergy experts say this form of new crop technologies is the wave of the future, and that's something Governor Sonny Perdue agrees with.
He said, "I don't think there's been a more exciting time as our vision goes global about the input of helping the economy, helping the environment, and helping national security all at the same time."
While the market continues to advance, the future is already here. Alternative fuels from old tires, corn, even pine trees now operate race cars. Even K.I.T.T. from the Knight Rider series with all its gadgetry, is operated on alternative fuels.
"In all fairness to Larry the Cable Guy, Georgia is a Get er' done state," said Gov. Perdue.
A get er' done state with the tools to become a global energy leader.
This was the 2nd annual Southeast Bioenergy Conference held at UGA's Tifton campus.