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Pest harms roots of pecan trees

Research in Tifton may lead to control methods

Prionous root borers, the larval stage of the beetle, damages pecan tree roots by depriving trees of essential water nutrients. This makes them vulnerable to heavy winds. The larvae can also move through the soil and feed on an irrigation system if they encounter a pipe between pecan roots.

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SOWEGA Council on Aging Director Kay Hind's senior center dream a reality (VIDEO)

The grand opening of Senior Life Enrichment Center planned Thursday

The new SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center will be properly shown off Thursday with a dedication, ribbon-cutting and dinner/dance.

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Metro Albany jobless rate dips to 8 percent

Unemployment rate for Southwest Georgia region declines to 7.9 percent

Labor officials say Albany employers created 300 jobs and reduced the number of layoffs by 24.9 percent in February.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss looking to next stage of life (Video)

The Georgia senior senator will leave Congress in January after 20 years at Capitol Hill

Sen. Saxby Chambliss says he’s looking forward to spending more time with family and exploring post-Senate options, but first he has some work to finish in Congress.

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Selling cattle may be best option

Short supply makes cattle prices tempting

Cattlemen are also taking land out of pasture production and putting it into other crops, so fewer small calves are available to be bought. The supply is the lowest since 1951.

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Senate passes farm bill (VIDEO)

The Senate action sends the bill to the president for his signature

Both of Georgia’s U.S. senators support passage of a new, five-year farm bill.

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Southwest Georgia congressional delegation mixed on reactions to State of the Union address (VIDEOS)

Republicans are critical of President Obama for what they see as job-killing policies

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has a positive reaction to the president’s speech, while U.S. Rep. Austin Scott is critical, as are Georgia’s two U.S. senators.

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Peanut producers worry about thrips

Advice given on how to protect against the tiny inspect

There are more than 7,000 species of thrips, but only two cause problems for Georgia farmers and UGA researchers — tobacco thrips and western flower thrips.

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Georgia State Patrol urges area funding for Camilla-based Life Flight operation

Proposed station would give Southwest Georgia trauma care coverage

Department of Public Safety officials say the state is willing to put up more than $12 million to bring a Life Flight operation to Southwest Georgia.

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In its sixth decade, hunting is still strong at Riverview Plantation

The Mitchell County hunting preserve is one of oldest in the South

Cader Cox III, of Camilla, said his father started the hunting operation in 1957 after attending a seminar on the subject at the University of Georgia.

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has successful battle with cancer

The long-time U.S. representative from the 2nd District says he is cancer-free

Rep. sanford Bishop, D-Albany, says he will remain bald for an indefinite time as a show of solidarity with fellow cancer survivors.

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Southwest Georgians named in Georgia Trend as among 100 most influential Georgians

Hospital CEO, congressmen named in latest edition of Georgia Trend

Joel Wernick, president and CEO of Phoebe Putney Health System, has made the list now for eight consecutive years.

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Albany bracing for second sub-20 degree night

Temperatures expected to be the coldest in more than 20 years

Most of the country endures sub-freezing temperatures, and Albany is no exception.

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Tifton researcher attempts to breed scab-resistant pecan variety

Rain, pecan scab reduces pecan crop this season

The disease affected two of Georgia’s most common pecan cultivars — Desirable and Stuart trees — but the disease is not uniform across tree varieties.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Jan. 3, 2014

weekly religion news

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