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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Temperatures expected to be the coldest in more than 20 years
Most of the country endures sub-freezing temperatures, and Albany is no exception.
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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