WhatsApp Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – June 29, 2020 0 455 Twitter Twitter Previous articleIndiana has a lack of school nurses ready for the coming school yearNext articleIndiana’s fiscal year ends on a financially rocky note due to pandemic Tommie Lee Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp South Bend Cubs to host movie night July 10th Facebook Pinterest Google+ (photo/South Bend Cubs) The South Bend Cubs will host a movie night on the video board at Four Winds Stadium on July 10.They’ll show the Tom Hanks and Geena Davis baseball classic A League Of Their Own, presented by 1st Source Bank, at 8 p.m. with concessions and a special post-movie fireworks show.The showing is a special homage to the South Bend Blue Sox, a founding member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League featured in the film.You can find more including ticket information and health information by clicking here.
Another week with little rain and temperatures in the 90s and low 100s has causedsevere drought conditions to expand into southwest and central Georgia. Only in southcentral Georgia did drought conditions improve last week.Timely rains in the next few weeks will be critical for many in Georgia agriculture.Even among some producers who have been irrigating, concern is growing over the level ofwater remaining in some irrigation ponds. Lack of Topsoil Moisture CriticalThe Georgia Agricultural Statistics Servicereports that moisture is short to very short in 81 percent of the state’s soils. Last yearat this time, soil moisture was short to very short in 46 percent of the soils. Theaverage over the past five years is 33 percent.GASS rated more than 50 percent of soybeans and pastures in poor to very poorcondition. A third of the state’s cotton is rated poor to very poor.The lack of topsoil moisture is most critical in southwest Georgia, according to theAug. 14 Crop Moisture Indexvalues. The CMI is a measure of soil moisture in the root zone of crops.Crops DamagedThe CMI value for southwest Georgia shows a potential for dryland crops to be ruinedbecause of dryness. Actual crop losses will depend on the growth stage of a crop and itsability to withstand drought conditions. Timely rains will save some crops.The CMI indicates that dryness may severely cut crop yields in west central and centralGeorgia.Soils in northeast and east central Georgia are excessively dry, with crop yieldprospects reduced.Abnormally dry soils are found in northwest and north central Georgia, and crop yieldprospects are deteriorating.The topsoil moisture in south central and southeast Georgia is rated as short.Through mid-August, all major cities in Georgia were below normal for monthly rainfall.Rainfall totals (and monthly deficits) through Aug. 17 were: Athens, 0.55 inches (-1.61inches); Atlanta, 0.10 (-2.02); Augusta, 0.49 (-2.06); Columbus, 0.80 (-1.39); Macon, 0.22(-1.88); and Savannah, 1.61 (-2.59).4 Regions in Severe DroughtLong-term conditions according to the Palmer Drought Severity Indexindicate that northeast, west central, central and southwest Georgia are in severedrought. North central, east central and southeast Georgia are in moderate drought.Mild drought conditions are found in the northwest and south central regions of thestate.The PSDI is most useful in hydrological aspects of drought.Stream flows across the state are generally running in the 10th percentile range. Manywater systems have begun either partial or total outdoor watering bans.Above-normal Rainfall NeededSoil moisture loss from evapotranspiration ranged from 1.25 to 1.5 inches across thestate last week. Above-normal rainfall will be needed just to keep up with soil moistureloss through evapotranspiration.To end the long-term drought, more than half a foot of rain is needed across most ofthe state. The best hope for long-term drought relief is a tropical weather system.You can get updates on drought conditions in Georgia and across the Southeast at the University of Georgia drought Website. Or call your county ExtensionService agent.Get updated weather conditions at the GeorgiaAutomated Environmental Monitoring Web site.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Have you seen these armed robbers?Two masked, armed robbers assaulted a drug store clerk during a robbery in Terryville three weeks ago, Suffolk County police said Tuesday.The duo walked into the CVS on Route 347, forced two employees to the ground and then demanded one of the victims at knifepoint to give cash from the drawer at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.5, police said.One of the robbers then assaulted one of the victims before they fled with cash toward Old Town Road, police said. Police released a surveillance camera image of the suspects in the hope that a member of the public can identify them.The suspects were described as black men wearing white masks. The first was wearing a red and black jacket, black gloves, blue jeans and was armed with a handgun. The second suspect was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt with white designs on the front, white shirt, red gloves and was armed with a knife.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.