Tue., August 14, 2012 11:00am
New Market Could Help Small Farmers
The Southwest Georgia Project wants to open markets for small farmers. Produce would be sold to area school districts and local consumers. State-owned land would be used for the project.
Mon., August 13, 2012 10:55am
Feral Hogs Cause Millions In Damage
A recent survey shows feral hogs damage crops, landscapes, and fencing. The pigs have been here since the 1500's. Hunting and trapping are the most common ways to control them.
Mon., August 13, 2012 1:30am
People Build Bald Eagles A New Home
A pair of nesting eagles in South Georgia are getting a new home. Help is coming from several groups. Wildlife experts keeping their fingers crossed that eagles will move in.
Fri., August 10, 2012 10:39am
Rains A Good Sign
Thunderstorms are popping up around the state. Some places saw as much as 11 inches this week. Could be a signal the drought is abating.
Tue., August 7, 2012 11:23am
Macon Homes Demolished
The City of Macon is tearing down more blighted homes. The goal is 100 homes a year. Officials hope people will return and rebuild in blighted neighborhoods.
Mon., August 6, 2012 11:45am
Drought Stresses Pine Trees
Drought is leaving trees vulnerable to insects and disease. Dead trees are not used for lumber and paper industries. Georgia timber valued at more than a half-billion dollars a year.
Tue., July 31, 2012 8:46pm
Consolidation Passes In Macon
Voters in Macon and Bibb County voted to approve consolidation. Merger efforts date back nearly 100 years. Consolidation takes place in January of 2014.
Tue., July 31, 2012 11:40am
State Cuts Off Water Permits
Drought and record commodity prices are straining water resources. State officials say no new permits will be issued in 24 southwest Georgia counties. EPD expects legislature to take up drought protection when they convene in January.
Mon., July 30, 2012 2:00am
Historic Macon Vote Nears
Residents of Macon and Bibb County are voting whether to consolidate their governments. Effort dates back 90 years. If approved merger would take place in January of 2014.
Fri., July 27, 2012 10:03am
Water Transfer Helps Mussels
Water is being taken from wells and piped in Spring Creek. Wildlife officials hope their efforts will help preserve endangered mussels. Creek in Miller County is home to 14 species.
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