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Agronomist: Hold off on peanut planting; soil temperatures not stable

Agronomist: Hold off on peanut planting; soil temperatures not stable

Peanut planters are cautioned not to plant too early this year.

According to the UGA extension's blog, UGA Agronomist Dr. Scott Tubbs says growers should be careful due to "strong possibilities for a cold front to drop soil temperatures rapidly."

Related: Peanut farm goes Sriracha

Tubbs urges growers to exercise patience, despite the few days with temperatures in the 80s.

Read the full blog post for detailed peanut-growing advice.

Related: Georgia Peanut Commission's 2014 Peanut Outlook

Tornado watch for Southeast Central Georgia

Tornado watch for Southeast Central Georgia

Parts of Central Georgia are under a tornado watch until 4 p.m.

Central Georgia is under a tornado watch until 4 p.m.

A watch means weather conditions are favorable for creating tornadoes and other severe weather. It does not mean that tornados have been reported.

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Horses training for Hawkinsville Harness Festival

 

Dozens of horses were training on Friday for the 41st Annual Harness Festival.

BCHS Honors Biology Class experiences Marine Biology at Seacamp

BCHS Honors Biology Class experiences Marine Biology at Seacamp

The Bleckley County High School Honors Biology class recently returned from their annual trip to Seacamp. Students in the class have gone for the past eight years have gone to the camp held at Newfound Harbor Marine Institute in Big Pine Key, Florida.  

They visited Key West to see the southern most point in the U.S.  At Seacamp, students dissected squid and algae; studied echinoderms and nocturnal marine organisms; waded to an island for a lesson on marine ecology; and even snorkeled Looe Key Reef.

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has brought back its Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest for 2014.

This year's theme is Plug into Nature, emphasizing the importance of experiencing wildlife and plants firsthand.

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands of people are without power in Central Georgia this morning.

About 10,000 people are without power in Bibb County, 10,000 people in Baldwin County and more than 500 in Jones County, according to Georgia Power's map alone.

More than 11,000 of Washington EMC's 15,000 customers don't have power due to blown transformers and downed trees. Washington EMC services Washington, Johnson, Hancock, Baldwin, Warren, Laurens, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, and Wilkinson counties.

Ice storm brings power outages

Ice storm brings power outages

Georgia utility companies say more than 177,000 customers were without power as ice coated trees brought branches and power lines down.

Georgia Power reported that more than 104,000 customers were without power shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

More than 71,000 of them were in metro Atlanta. Another 29,000 customers were in eastern Georgia; and 1,340 were without power in parts of west Georgia.