Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 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 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
DONALSONVILLE, GA (WALB) - For farmers, in any state, harnessing the sun's energy is not a new concept.
"the work of the sun is already being done on the farm so they understand it. They've got a long term strategy in place. They're owning the farms for many generations," said Hannah Solar CEO Peter Marte.
But instead of just using the sun to grow their crops, farmers and other business owners are using solar energy as an alternative to electricity.
"It's going up every month really. We've got a little aberration right now cause of natural gas, but the reality is electricity has been going up forever," said Marte.
Several state representatives toured a few sites Monday who showcased a variety of solar installations.
"The farmers and the business owners that we deal with down here recognize the fact that although it's a big bite of the apple up front. It's offset by some of the federal and state incentives available, the true benefit is they'll be able to hedge some of their energy costs going forward," said Marte.
Energy experts say these farmers can save upwards of 1.5 million gallons of water each year.
"The obvious environmental benefits from carbon not being emitted into the atmosphere is one thing, but water is another. And than of the energy savings all of our clients are recognizing," said Marte.
Energy experts say as long as these farmers are using solar energy they will have a leg up on their competition.
"As their energy costs rise, the farmers that we're dealing with now will have hedged their energy costs for their lifetime really," said Marte.
So with the rising cost of electricity and the drop in solar prices, the mavericks of renewable energy may be right here in South Georgia.
Experts say the rooftop solar installation at the American Peanut Growers Group in Donalsonville is the largest of its kind in the state.