agriculture

‘Solarize Sumter’ launches April 2

SUMTER COUNTY — Sumter County residents will soon have a new option to power their homes and businesses. ...

business

SGTC hosts John Deere open house

From Staff Reports AMERICUS — Over 150 high school students from across the Southeastern United States attended South ...

agriculture

Sharp Systems Inc. recognized for outstanding achievement

OMAHA, Neb. — Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment ...

agriculture

SW Ga. Farm Credit returns $2.7 million to current, past members

BAINBRIDGE — The Board of Directors of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit has approved the distribution of more than ...

agriculture

Gaston receives Outstanding Georgia Peanut Farmer of the Year Award

TIFTON — James Gaston, Americus, received the Outstanding Georgia Peanut Farmer of the Year Award for District 5 ...

agriculture

Bill Starr: Planting Irish potatoes

With all the strange weather we have had this winter it is hard to believe it is getting ...

agriculture

Bill Starr: Never too early to plan garden

I know it is winter time but it is never too early to start thinking about your garden. ...

agriculture

Local crops hard hit by Hurricane Michael

By Beth Alston AMERICUS — Farming is already a risky business; it always has been. New technology has ...

Local News

USDA set to reopen FSA offices    

TIFTON — The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced earlier this week that all Farm Service Agency ...

agriculture

Bill Starr: Weeds, weeds, weeds

Please allow me to introduce myself; my name is Dan D. Lion and I must be perfectly honest: ...

agriculture

Sumter Humane Society gets spay/neuter grant

AMERICUS — The Sumter Humane Society is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Georgia Department of ...

agriculture

Georgia Power donates to Sumter Middle Schools’s Ag Program

New  program includes honey business AMERICUS — The Sumter County School System has announced that Georgia Power has ...

agriculture

Barentine promoted

On the cusp of retirement, Dooly County Extension Coordinator Ronnie Barentine made an about face when he accepted ...

agriculture

Bill Starr: Make poinsettias last longer than holidays

Our office just completed a fundraiser for 4-H selling poinsettias; it sure was nice to have them in ...

agriculture

Danny Minick represents banking, farm customers on visit to Washington, D.C.

AMERICUS — Estimated losses from Hurricane Michael for Georgia’s number-one economic driver, the agriculture sector, are more than ...

agriculture

Student shows Champion steer

Blake Churchwell is shown above with his Champion steer, ‘Diesel,’ along with his mother, holding the trophy.

agriculture

Farm Bureau observes Farm-City Week Nov. 14-21

AMERICUS — Here are some things Georgia farmers are thankful for: rich soil, access to water, and a ...

agriculture

Hurricane Michael devastates Georgia cotton crop 

Losses will reach hundreds of millions of dollars On the afternoon/night of Oct. 10 and the early hours ...

agriculture

Georgia Department of Agriculture responds to threat of Hurricane Michael

ATLANTA —  Hurricane Michael is expected to have a severe inland impact in southwest and central Georgia beginning ...

agriculture

Sumter Chamber hosts first Sumter Ag Tour

From Staff Reports AMERICUS — The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, Agribusiness Committee hosted the first Sumter County ...

agriculture

Local 4-Her grows HUMONGOUS watermelon

Sumter County 4-H’er, John Ayden Gorton, grew the largest watermelon for the Georgia 4-H’s 2018 Watermelon Growing Contest. ...

agriculture

USDA announces assistance to pecan growers affected by 2017 weather events

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that additional assistance has been made available for ...

agriculture

Bill Starr: Learn differences in snakes

It seems lately every time I turn around I have seen a snake. The other night I was ...

agriculture

Your take: Aug. 18, 2018

The 2018-2019 Schley County FFA chapter officers recently attended Chapter Officer Leadership Training at Covington. They learned to ...

education

Your take: Aug. 15, 2018

The Schley County High School FFA took a group of members to Covington for summer camp. The theme ...

agriculture

Church briefs: July 21, 2018

AMERICUS Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Restoration Project Inc. invites the public to ...

agriculture

National FFA Scholarship awarded to local student

INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization awarded a $1500 America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship to Olivia Perry ...

Local News

Sumter Stockyard Mural

The Sumter County Stockyard is currently managed by Dr. LeAnna Wilder and Sam Steele. Wilder commissioned Linda Adams ...

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