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Dogs in the culvert, TV on the road

Dogs don’t care about TV unles they’re on it; culverts are much more fun. Yellow Dog was curious enough to sniff around the TV camera, but mostly they sniffed under things, laid in the dirt, and sat in the doggie fort.

Here’s a video. The incessant hissing is what that tiny natural gas pipeline station for a mere 9-inch pipeline sounds like 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Mallory blueberries on WCTV 2012-06-25

More blueberries than peaches in Georgia fruit production, featured on WCTV and at Valdosta Farm Days.

Eames Yates wrote for WCTV 25 June 2012 Blueberries Overtake Peaches as Georgia’s Largest Fruit Crop,

The Georgia peach has been bumped from the top spot when it comes to fruit production in the state. The new leader of the pack: Blueberries, which are now the number one selling fruit crop in Georgia.

Georgia has more than 19,000 acres of blueberries. And about 12,000 acres of peaches. The Mallory’s operate a blueberry farm in Valdosta. So far this year they’ve sold about 1,200 gallons of blueberries worth more than $9,000 dollars.

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Staten Road Bridge Opens After 15+ Years

Bridge Opening, Staten Road, Lowndes County, Georgia, 27 May 2009 WCTV reports on the opening of the new Staten Road bridge in Lowndes County yesterday (27 May):
“We live at the north end of the county and for us our choices to come to town are Bemiss Road, Val del or the highway…drive all the way over to 75, so this is just a direct route from where we live in the north end to top of town,” said Gretchen Quarterman, a local resident.

“Today is like opening a Christmas present,” said Lowndes County Commissioner Richard Lee. “We’re excited. I cut the ribbon. I opened my present and I just took a ride on it and it’s absolutely smooth as silk.”

The picture, by Gretchen, shows the opening party, with left to right: Larry Miler, environmental compliance director for Lowndes County, Jeffrey Chiu who designed the three spans of the bridge, Richard Lee, county commissioner for District 2, which contains the bridge, Brian Starling, GDOT project engineer; Joyce Evans, commissioner; Jerry Hughes, GDOT area engineer; Ashley Paulk, county commissioner, who lives in District 2; Craig Solomon, GDOT communications officer; and Mike Fletcher, county engineer.

Most of the money came from the state, to the tune of something like $6 million. The county also paved Staten Road from the bridge south to McMillan Orr Road.

The VDT has some good pictures of he bridge itself and more detail.