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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

    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 >>

June 11, 2003

Valdosta - Wednesday was one of the most exciting days in Edna Minnis' life. "It's just a wonderful feeling, I don't even have the words," said Minnis.

Not only is her new home almost complete, she's building it with former President Jimmy Carter. "I've always wanted to meet him and now it's finally happened," said Minnis. "It's a memory I'll never forget."

Twenty-four new homeowners had that same excitement today, as President Carter posed at each house for a picture and gave all homeowners a Bible. "When these homes are finished and those keys are handed over, there won't be a dry eye out here," said Carter. "Many people fail to realize the volunteers are blessed from this experience just as much as the homeowners."

He may be a Nobel Peace Prize winner, but President Carter isn't afraid to roll up his sleeves and dive into a home build. "Rosalyn and I have worked on every aspect of building a house, and have learned to be pretty good carpenters," said Carter.

He's been working with Habitat for Humanity for 2 decades. This is the 20th year of the Jimmy Carter Work Project. "People ask me all the time why we do this and it's because we love getting together with friends and having such an exciting, adventurous experience," said Carter.

New homeowners like Edna say today's visit with President Carter is icing on the cake. "I didn't think it could be more special but this has made it even better," said Minnis.

The new homes should be finished by Friday morning and will be dedicated that afternoon.

posted at 4:45 by ashley.harper@walb.com