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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
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • 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 >>

May 23, 2003

Moultrie- Alaina Parker and her classmates are practicing for a graduation that's only hours away. It's a day this extra-ordinary senior has longed for. She says, " I'm excited about graduation and plus him coming home. It's all overwhelming."

Alaina's husband, Lance Corporal Josh Parker, is finally coming home, after spending over four months in Iraq.  Alaina Parker says, "It's been really hard because I had to study a lot harder, keeping him off my mind and balance school and work, so it was lot harder."

Alaina's classmates say they remember seeing sadness and pain in her eyes while Josh was gone. Classmate, Tara Caldwell says, "It was devastating because she would act like she was happy, but we knew she was kind of sad about not being able to see her husband.

Senior Counselor, Deanie Campbell, says she's happy Alaina endured and succeeded academically. Campbell says, " I see no reason why she won't be as successful as she's been here. She's got a lot of basis for it. She's gone through something, and once you gone through something, you can survive it again." 

 After a year of uncertainty, Alaina says she looks forward to graduating with the Class of 2003, and she's ready for whatever lies ahead.

Alaina and Josh met while attending Colquitt County High school and married in 2002. Alaina says her husband, Josh, will be back in Moultrie this weekend. She says they will live in either California or Moultrie.

Posted at 4:30PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com