Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:46:09 GMT
A Colquitt County grand jury has indicted two men in a deadly drive by shooting. 23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four peopleMore >>
23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four people were struck while standing outside a 2nd Street Northwest home. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:26:33 GMT
We are learning new details about the man who was rescued Tuesday in Ocilla after he became trapped a top of a grain elevator. 36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundredMore >>
36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundred feet a top the grain elevator at Irwinville Peanut when his arm got pinned in the machinery. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:31 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:31:17 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Farmers were able to join together over the past three days, checking out the newest farming technology, and getting tips on the most EFFICIENT ways to farm.
Farmers we spoke with were like me, overwhelmed with just how much there is to learn and see here.
But the one thing that seemed to be on everyone's list had to do with water and how to be better irrigators.
Over at the University of Georgia's exhibit, the theme this week was water conservation, and one of the featured gadgets were moisture sensors that detect the level of moisture in the soil.
The idea of using sensors and monitoring soil over time isn't a new concept for high value crops, but using the them out in row crops is, and with high diesel costs, any way average farmers can save a buck or two, is a step in the right direction.
"Now our irrigation application costs are about $16 an acre in some cases, something a little bit more than that. So we feel like with these sensors it can easily sometimes with some crops save one, two, maybe three applications a year," says Dougherty County Agent Rad Yager.
The sensor's measurements are so accurate that not only do they save farmer's water and money, it saves them time, and in many cases it can help produce better crops.
Now they said the next step as far as the sensors go is putting the recorded data on the internet, so farmers can keep up with their crops here in Moultrie for example, while they are hundreds of miles away.