Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
May 12, 2008
Worth County-- How would you like 4% off your fill-up at the gas pump?
It's not a lot, but with prices approaching $3.70 a gallon, it sounds pretty good. Unfortunately, Governor Sonny Perdue says the state can't afford to give everyone that relief.
He did find a way to give that break some folks who play a vital part in Georgia's economy.
In the evening hours, a lone tractor moves across the field in Worth County planting cotton. "We're about 60 percent complete," said Johnny Cochran.
At the same time, farmer Johnny Cochran is moving towards a milestone in his agricultural career. "This is 28 years," said Cochran.
It's been nearly 30 years in the business. But things haven't been as rough as this year. Prices are moving way faster than his tractor.
"We've seen tremendous increases," said Cochran. Everything has gone up from fertilizer costs to fuel. "It's about $400 a day to fuel a tractor," said Cochran.
A new plan by Governor Sonny Perdue could help ease some of that burden for Cochran. "I was unaware of this until you mentioned it," said Cochran.
Perdue issued an executive order suspending the collection of state gas tax on all off-road diesel. That means farmers can save 4% on their fuel bills. "I'm just delighted the Governor is aware that agriculture is in somewhat of a crisis in relation to fuel usage," said Cochran.
A crisis aggravated by dry conditions and high costs will now be a little better. "We're really in a catch 22 so any relief we get in the form of tax relief or fuel tax abatement is greatly appreciated," said Cochran.
Cochran along with other Georgia farmers will be able to appreciate the gesture well into 2009.
Governor Perdue says the state can't afford to suspend the gas tax for everyone. That money pays for transportation improvements and he says that money is badly needed right now.