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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.

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 County I-75 rest area closed

Dooly County I-75 rest area closed

The rest area on I-75 Northbound will be closed in Dooly County for scheduled work.

That's located at Exit 109.

According to a release, the rest area closed Monday, June 16 and reopens Saturday, June 21. Currently the rest area has barricades in the entrance.

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

(WXIA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal's office is preparing an announcement on changes to organizational structure at the Division of Family and Children Services, sources tell 11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom.

According to the sources, DFCS will be separate from DHS and the head of DFCS will report directly to the governor instead of the commissioner.

Jason Carter discusses rural hospitals in Montezuma

Jason Carter discusses rural hospitals in Montezuma

 

Road dedicated for fallen GSP trooper

Road dedicated for fallen GSP trooper

The Georgia State Patrol cordially invites you to attend a Road Dedication Ceremony for Fallen Trooper Keith "Bull" Stewart. On April 27, 1991, Trooper Stewart was answering a call to assist an officer. While traveling on State Route 215 near Pitts, Georgia, Trooper Stewart lost control of his patrol car and collided with a tree. He passed away at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.