Drivers say low gas prices allow for more Christmas spending
With gas prices hoving just above $2 many Southwest Georgia drivers are hoping to transfer that savings into some much needed funds for Christmas shopping this year.
Disease can devastate Georgia peanut crop
Because of its ability to produce oxalic acid and enzymes that can kill peanut crops, white mold disease is an annual concern, not only in Georgia but throughout the Southeast. The disease was not as widespread this year as in years past, said UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences professor and scientist Tim Brenneman, but the disease’s impact will continue to be felt statewide.
Metro Albany and Southwest Georgia region each improve to 7.9%
Metro Albany has 200 fewer jobs in October than a year ago, but its unemployment rate declines from 8.6% to 7.9% during the same 12-month period.
Local group hosts weekly rides, advocates for bicycle safety
The Pecan City Pedalers have any number of reasons to take part in cycling, dating back to their childhood days.
Farmers ahead of schedule in harvesting crop
Depending on the severity of the frost, cold temperatures can cause nearly mature bolls to open, and also can lead to bolls burning and rotting in the field.
First half of the month packed with Yuletide events
Christmas starts rushing in this weekend before the turkey gets warm on the plate and November says good-bye.
Roll call votes for U.S. lawmakers from Georgia
Here is how Georgia’s delegations to the House and Senate voted on roll-call issues from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20.
Southwest Georgia Beat will cover entertainment events across the region
With the publication of Southern Community Newspapers Inc.’s latest monthly tabloid, the company hopes to change the Beat for Southwest Georgia.
National Weather Service calling for low of 20 tonight and Wednesday morning
Albany, region, bracing for freezing temperatures
Albany area to see 23 percent drop for second-lowest silver plan
During this current year, southwest Georgia had the second-highest premiums in the nation.)
Georgia farmers lead the nation in producitng peanuts, pecans and poultry
The top ten commodities grown in Georgia are broilers, cotton, peanuts, eggs, beef, timber, corn, horses, dairy and greenhouse/nursery plants.
Arctic air is pushing its way down to the Gulf Coast
An early arctic blast brings chillier-then-normal temperatures to Southwest Georgia.
Flu vaccine, proper hand-washing are encouraged as measures to protect from flu
The holiday season is a time for traveling and family gatherings, but also a time to see more cases of certain infectious, diseases such as cold or flu, making it a priority to know what the protective measures are and to implement them.
New jobs coming to Coffee County; gas continues to plummet in price; final early voting numbers
News briefs from Albany and Georgia.
Sen. Johnny Isakson touts David Perdue while Gov. Nathan Deal stresses business, jobs and reforms
State Republican leaders visit the Albany airport Monday in last-day push on the eve of election day