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Feral pigs attribute to $1M in Dooly Co. crop loss

Feral pigs attribute to $1M in Dooly Co. crop loss

University of Georgia Extension's Jay Porter in Dooly County estimates that feral hogs cost farmers $1 million a year in crop loss.

A 2011 survey showed that feral hogs cost the state $84 million in agricultural loss in 41 counties across southwest Georgia, according to a Dooly County UGA extension blog post.

 

Read the full Dooly County UGA extension blog.

Movie on the Lawn in Unadilla

Movie on the Lawn in Unadilla

Unadilla invites everyone to a free movie on the lawn.

Watch Dr Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who!" starting at 9 p.m. on July 12 at Softball Field on Lee Street.

Bring towels, blankets or lawn chairs.

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

Houston County retired superintendent was also elected to the vice chair position for 2014-2015.

Twiggs County resident and retired educator, Sarah Hawthorne, was named as the chair of CGTC's Board of Directors.

According to a release, she also served as the vice chair of the Board in the past year, when CGTC and MGTC merged.

She'll serve a one-year term.

CGTC's board of directors is comprised of a group of business leaders from the eleven counties CGTC serves in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam and Twiggs counties.

 

Dooly prisoners to help Macon-Bibb Public Works

Dooly prisoners to help Macon-Bibb Public Works

On the first day of the fiscal year for the newly consolidated Macon-Bibb, the commission will meet to discuss and vote on county business.

Commissioners plan to renew a $118,000 contract with the Department of Corrections.

That means three crews of Dooly State prisoners will help the public works department clean up right-of-ways, the landfill, and shrubbery.

The county will pay for vans and guards.

Commissioners will also vote on a compromise to open East Macon pool six days a week instead of every other day.

Early voting for July runoff begins Monday

Early voting for July runoff begins Monday

Early voting for several state and local races begins Monday, June 30th. It will continue through Friday, July 18th. Election day is Tuesday, July 22nd. Here's a overview of who you'll find on the ballot when you go to cast your vote. U.S. Senate Race: Republican Runoff Rep.

Wal-Mart cuts iPhone 5 prices in stores

Wal-Mart cuts iPhone 5 prices in stores
 

Mike Snider, USA TODAY

Walmart today is dropping the price of its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models to $99 and $29 from $149 and $49. Two-year activation is required for AT&T, Sprint or Verizon and each phone has 16 GB of memory.

The discounts are only available in Walmart stores.

Vienna husband and wife found dead


A Vienna husband and wife were found dead Thursday night.

The GBI is investigating it as a "death investigation," GBI Special-Agent-in-Charge J.T. Ricketson says. He identified the two as Terry and Elois Anderson, but wouldn't comment on how they died until the autopsy results are released.

Vienna police and emergency personnel responded to 315 Tomlinson Street around 11:20 p.m. and found two people who had died at the scene. They called the GBI to assist.

Ricketson says their son, who is under 18 years old, was home at the time.

Authorities believe they've recovered the weapon used at the scene, but are waiting for scientific proof.