Volunteers south to assist local veterans
The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center is looking for volunteer drivers to assist veterans in the Albany area with getting to their appointments at the Albany VA clinic.
It may be time to chop some extra firewood for a colder-than-usual winter in Southwest Georgia
The eastern two-thirds of the United States, including Southwest Georgia, is predicted to see temperatures as much as 5 degrees lower than average in some winter months, according to forecasters with the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
FTC rejects proposed agreement with Phoebe Putney Health System, Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County
Federal Trade Commission officials say the matter is headed back to administrative court
The proposed agreement would have allowed the Hospital Authority to retain possession of the former Palmyra Medical Center and for Phoebe Putney to operate the facility.
Gospel of Matthew scheduled Sept. 14 at St. Paul Episcopal Church
Michael Reardon has memorized the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as well as the book of Revelation and performs them dramatically worldwide.
Lack of rain expected to impact peanut crop
Scott Monfort, a peanut agronomist based on the UGA Tifton Campus, said about half of Georgia’s 590,000 acres are farmed on irrigated land. Farmers with non-irrigated peanuts, however, could feel the pinch once harvest season begins in September if it doesn’t rain soon.
The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.
Covering expenses will be a challenge for farmers
Georgia corn prices are projected between $3.75-$4.25 per bushel depending on the region of the state. The prices are well below the $6 and $7 contracts that some Georgia farmers signed last year.
SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River
An update on fishing prospects at lakes Seminole, Blackshear and Walter F. Georgia, along with the Flint River.
Authenticity and humor help icy challenges become an online phenomenon
Regular folks pulling pranks on themselves has proved to be so popular that the ALS Association has gotten millions more in donations since July 29 than in previous years.
Monfort replaces longtime peanut expert Beasley
University of Georgia Extension’s new peanut agronomist says Georgia’s crop shows potential despite a prolonged drought.
July numbers show area unemployment on the rise
Despite the the month to month increases in the jobless rate from Albany and Southwest Georgia, both rates were favorable compared to last year’s as metro Albany’s was down year over year from the 9.3 percent reported in 2013. Southwest Georgia’s 9.1 percent was the same rate reported last July.
Jennifer Grogan leads 4-H program in Mitchell County
Jennifer Grogan was an active 4-H member as a child and has worked as a 4-H leader for more than 30 years with University of Georgia Extension. Considering her love for the organization as a child, Grogan was destined for her current career.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Certain people may be at higher risk for getting some diseases or having more serious illness if they were to get sick, like young children, older adults and those with health conditions, Southwest Public Health District Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant said.
The farmland has been in the Robinson family's possession for a century
Farming runs in the family at Mitchell County’s Robinson Farms.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia officials getting word out on upcoming year for the organization
In terms of fundraisers, one of the biggest for the Girl Scouts is the Bucks and Bows Dinner and Auction currently slated for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Chehaw Park.