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  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
  • Man stabbed after telling attacker about Jesus

    Man stabbed after telling attacker about Jesus

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:05:30 GMT
    A Thomasville man is recovering after being stabbed. The man says he was trying to steer his attacker in the right direction, when the man snapped.More >>
    A Thomasville man is recovering after being stabbed. The man says he was trying to steer his attacker in the right direction, when the man snapped.More >>
  • Warwick Police Chief to appeal firing

    Warwick Police Chief to appeal firing

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:07:44 GMT
    The former Police Chief of Warwick said he was still in shock Monday after being fired without warning by the Mayor.More >>
    The former Police Chief of Warwick said he was still in shock Monday after being fired without warning by the Mayor.More >>

April 2, 2003

Albany - Will the Governor's proposed cigarette tax stop children from smoking? Smoking continues to kills thousands of Americans each year. This is Public Health Week. And, health officials want you to know how they can help you kick the habit.

"The state quit line is helping dozens of people stop smoking," said Dr. Paul Newell, Public Health Director. "The Governor wants to increase cigarette taxes $.46 per pack and the higher cost would deter teenagers from buying that first pack of cigarettes."

Posted at 5:15PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com