A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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.
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.
It fills our aquifers, grows our plants, and remains a lifeline for many south Georgia businesses.
"The hay is not growing which in turn helps my feed sales, but it also deters from the add on things that we sell like the hay twine, fertilizers, and things of that nature," said Tractor Supply Manager Tony Reeves.
"It got extremely dry and we're all thankful to get this rain. I know it's messy for people trying to Christmas shop and getting ready for the holidays, but we really needed the rain," said NeSmith Nursery Manager Karen Crosby.
Business owners say too much rain can wash away new growth, but not enough rain is much worse.
"Today has not been a torrential downpour which would cause it to do that. Today is exactly what we need, but about another week like this solid," said Reeves.
"We're doing some landscape jobs and of course if you have a lot rain, you can't hardly work in the rain. But then when it's dry, the ground is harder. It makes it harder to plant. We have to go and do a lot more watering because plants have to have water. Even though it's cool at night, it's been getting warm in the days," said Crosby.
Nesmith Nursery Manager Karen Crosby does have some advice for backyard gardeners.
"Always mulch your plants and stuff and then when we get a rain that helps to hold the moisture plus it helps keep it from running off so fast."
Crosby says while the mild temperatures have saved them money on their power bill, the lack of rain has done quite the opposite on their water bill.
According to the National Weather Service, drought conditions are likely to persist and possibly intensify through March.