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Farmer ships Vidalia onions ahead of start date
A major grower of Georgia's famous Vidalia onions said Wednesday he had begun shipping his crop early to supermarkets in defiance of the state agriculture commissioner, who has warned that a new regulation prohibits farmers from sending onions to market before Monday.
Vidalia onions center of court fight
Even though a judge in Atlanta ruled that he overstepped his authority regarding the $150 million Vidalia onion industry, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black said he plans to fine any farmer who ships onions before the last full week in April up to $5,000 per bag or box.
Prison escapee arrested in Georgia
According to Tattnall County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle ran into a home, hitting several other vehicles, around 9:30 p.m. Monday.
Police Report 4-11-14 - A fake $1 million bill, a fake $50,000 bill and a real $1 bill were stolen
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Vidalia onion growers honor their own
Almost 300 people were on hand earlier this year for the annual Vidalia Onion Committee awards banquet when the committee unveiled its Ambassador Award, which went to Barbara Braddy of Braddy Farms Inc. The Ambassador Award was created to recognize dedication and diligence to the Vidalia onion industry, said Susan Waters, executive director of the ... (more)
Young Vidalias remain niche crop
LYONS, Ga. - Demand isn't growing by double digits, but green Vidalia onions marketed as "salad" onions under a variety of brands have earned a loyal customer base since their introduction a decade or so ago.
Ag commissioner appeals Vidalia onion start ruling
The head of Georgia's agricultural department is appealing a judge's ruling regarding the his power to change the date growers can ship Vidalia onions.
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Remembrance day for homeless residents
Donna Jackson sings "You Raise Me Up" during Thursday's second annual Homeless Persons Remembrance Day at Hinesville's First United Methodist Church.