Baker County


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Too much water bad for peanut crop

too much irrigation can invite diseases and reduce yields

Wes Porter, UGA Cooperative Extension precision agriculture and irrigation specialist, says that, while water is essential to peanut production in Georgia, overirrigation can be just as detrimental.

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HOLIDAY PROJECT: Trinity Thanksgiving Tree can become a meaningful family tradition | PHOTOS

Thanksgiving project is one the kids can help with

The idea is that you decorate your tree with an autumn-colored leaf that bears something for which you’re thankful.

Near freezes expected Sunday and Monday nights

Coldest weather of the fall so far to make a brief visit

While temperatures are expected to dip into the low 30s Sunday and Monday nights, the early forecast for Thanksgiving Day is for mild temperatures and sunny skies.

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Proposed Sabal Trail pipeline makes water coalition Dirty Dozen

Georgia Water Coalition says Sabal Pipeline risky for SOWEGA

As a proposed 500-mile natural gas pipeline that would run through the heart of Southwest Georgia moves closer to becoming a reality, the state’s leading water quality watchdog group has weighed in by listing the project as one of Georgia’s top water threats.

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Albany City Commission opts out of SGRITA agreement

City Manager Sharon Subadan to negotiate new, 'more favorable' agreement with collective

The Albany City Commission votes to opt out of its original agreement with the SGRITA collective to negotiate a “more favorable” agreement.

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In Georgia, beef is up, cotton is down and poultry is still on top

Nine of the top 10 peanut counties are in Southwest Georgia

UGA’s annual county-by-county survey allows the public and policy makers to get a clear picture of Georgia agriculture

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Clocks fall back to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday morning

Tonight, sometime after trick-or-treaters have fallen into goodie-induced slumber, those who have clocks and watches that don’t automatically adjust will go through the time-honored tradition of moving those timepieces back an hour.

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U.S. Sen. Isakson will oppose Bipartisan Budget Act

Sen. Johnny Isakson says compromise bill undoes budget controls

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson says he will vote against the Bipartisan Budget Act that has passed the U.S. House.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Regional Commission seeks OK to apply for county transportation funds

Transit vehicles logged 195,549 miles during 26,975 FY 2015 trips in Dougherty County

Officials with the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission seek approval to apply for rural transportation funds on behalf of Dougherty County.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 21-27, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 14-20, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Toys for Tots campaign under way in Southwest Georgia

Goal is to collect 7,000 toys for children living in nine Southwest Georgia counties

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

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Handwashing, communication with schools key in preventing spread of childhood diseases

Aside from flu, some common illnesses in children include shigella, scabies and hand, foot and mouth

The onset of flu has already prompted the distribution of educational materials stressing the importance of taking the measures to prevent the spread of flu, but that is not the only illness parents should be concerned about.

ALBANY AREA BRIEFS: Leesburg Council votes to set tax rate at six mills

Foreclosure activity in metro Albany declines

Second Harvest is seeking volunteers to held that day to be a part of the fight against hunger in South Georgia; anti-bullying event scheduled in Albany.