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  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
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  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

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    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
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  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

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    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 >>

May 13, 2003

Baconton - It's strawberry time! Elementary students took to the field to learn about fruits, vegetables and even bees.

Most kids don't usually eat food off the ground. Fourth grader, Caleb Sides, picks a strawberry and says, "They are ripe some are big some are small and they're good."

Sides has never picked strawberries before, he usually goes to the grocery store. He says, "The bees scared me because I thought I was gonna get stung, but they didn't. They are actually doing their job." Tour guide, Staci Vann, tells the kids, "They [bees] are real important to the farmer, so we need to make sure we protect the bee."

Lake Park Elementary students got out of their Albany classroom and stopped at Vann Strawberry Farm in Baconton. Fourth grader, Raven McMillan explains, "You get more fresh air and basically can't pick strawberries in the classroom."

Kids used all their senses by touching plants and some even let a fuzzy caterpillar crawl on their hands. Others used their taste buds by taking a bite out of freshly picked strawberries.

Education in the field was a success, the next time these kids go to the grocery store, chances are they'll think of their time outside of the classroom.

The kids got to take home a pint of strawberries, most of them said they'll have to hide them from their strawberry hungry parents.

posted at 6:26PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com