News from Around Our Area

Peanut growers worry about unintended impact of farm bill BAINBRIDGE, GA. — In the heart of the nation’s peanut zone, farmers are putting substantially more runners into the ground than they did last year. And in the eyes of some industry experts, that boom might spell doom. “Runner peanuts” are used to make peanut butter _ not the bigger… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 6/6

Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.    John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.    Matthew 7:14 But small is the gate and narrow… Read More »

Your Weekend Weather Forecast for Southwest Georgia

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind around 5 mph… Read More »

Decatur County increasing its inmate labor fees

Decatur County has increased the standard rate for providing inmate labor to other local governments from $40,000 per year to $50,000 per year, but it’s a move that at least one customer was not satisfied with. The Cairo Messenger reported in its June 3 issue that Grady County Commissioners were considering not renewing the contract to receive inmate… Read More »