Deal, Black to host Georgia Ag Day celebration

by AP

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor and agriculture commissioner plan to host the annual Ag Day celebration.

Gov. Nathan Deal and Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black plan to host the event Tuesday at the Freight Depot in Atlanta.

The governor's office says Ag Day is the kickoff for Agriculture Week and provides an opportunity to promote and raise awareness of the state's largest industry. The governor's office says agriculture contributes $76.9 billion annually to the state's economy.

Deal and Black plan to announce the winners of the UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Science's Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest at the event.



More Local

Tractor-trailer overturns during storm

A tractor-trailer that overturned during Thursday’s downpour left a portion of Highway 16 closed for three hours. About 5 p.m., a Buff ... Read More


Childcare centers must apply for DECAL exemption

Childcare centers in Coweta County who are not licensed with Bright from the State: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) wi ... Read More


Litfest ticket deadline extended to Tuesday

Next weekend will be the first Southern Litfest event, sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation, and the tickets for events that ... Read More


EC alum represents film/television students in NYC

Newnan native and East Coweta High School graduate Joshua Bruce, a freshman television/radio major at Ithaca College in New York, represente ... Read More


Search warrant leads to seven arrests for drugs

Several men found themselves in jail Tuesday after Coweta County investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Martin Luther King Jr. ... Read More

Poplar Road gas lines struck by lightning during storm

The Coweta County Fire Department responded to a pair of house fires on Poplar Road Tuesday afternoon and were able to control both fires be ... Read More