A farm organization run by a prominent Albany couple hopes to use money from a federal discrimination suit to buy a Dougherty County plantation.
New Communities, Led by Charles and Shirley Sherrod, is negotiating to by Cypress Pond Plantation off Old Pretoria Road.
If the purchase goes through, it will be paid for with money from the Sherrods' portion of the Pigford Settlement.
The U. S. Department of Agriculture agreed to that settlement.
Last year, Congress approved to pay $1.5 billion to black farmers around the country who had been victims of discrimination by the USDA over generations.
Cypress Pond is a 1,664-acre plantation.
Summer is in full swing, and that means afternoon showers and thunderstorms, capable of producing deadly lightning strikes.
Albany city commissioner Bobby Coleman officially announced his candidacy for re-election.
Neighbors are overwhelmingly pleased after city leaders voted to deny the rezoning of the 2400 block of Whispering Pines Circle.
The Tifton Police Department confirms that a body was found at a home at the corner of 5th Street and Central Avenue.
We are entering the warmest time of the year here in Southwest Georgia, which happens to also be the beginning of the school year.