Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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.
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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 >>
IRWINVILLE, GA (WALB) -
South Georgia farmers hope Tropical Depression Beryl will dump more rain before it disappears.
Most areas got some rain from the storm and it came at a great time, especially for peanut fields.
Farmers say they need more rain, but every little bit helps their crops and saves them money.
As Tropical Depression Beryl makes its way back toward the Atlantic, Irwinville farmer Armond Morris is grateful for the much needed rain for his peanut crops.
"This is a time where we have gotten dry and we needed some water and so does most of the peanut belt in Georgia needs some water," said Morris.
Morris didn't receive much (just three tenths of an inch of rain) but he says every little bit counts, especially when he doesn't have to run his irrigation equipment.
"It's much easier to pay for this irrigation equipment without running it than it is to run it," said Morris.
Morris says it costs thousands of dollars to prep and plant his 900 acres worth of peanut crops and that's before he even turns on his irrigation machines. So anytime he can go without running his machines, that's more money saved.
"Mother Nature wins everything. So you can take less water and get a lot more accomplished than you can putting it out with irrigation," said Morris.
With more rain in the forecast, Morris says hopes other farmers will be grateful for whatever amount of rain they receive because he knows all about how much goes into growing crops.
"I would hope that all farmers in the state of Georgia get some rain in the next few days because it's very important. They spend all their time out there and they have their investment out there so a good shower really does help," said Morris.
Any amount of rain is better than none and Morris says he'll take whatever he can get.