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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 >>

January 17, 2004

Moultrie- Dozens of leaders from across the state met in Moultrie for the 1st District Republican party quarterly meeting. It was not only a chance for colleagues to get together, but the meeting also gave Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls a chance to campaign amongst their own and vie for votes of South Georgians.

"I want South Georgians in particular to know that we must involve neighborhood leaders, community leaders, and faith leaders in the public policy process of America, and I want to start with the farming community. We're way behind in involving the farming community and having them get the kind of benefits they need to keep the family farm alive," says businessman Al Bartell.

Other candidates also say they recognize the importance of agriculture, but say Georgians should also focus on other issues.

"We've got to work every single year to see to it that we have good farm policy and that the water rights are protected and access to water is good with the tri-state water compact going on, but also at this time in our country all of us have to rally behind our president the war on terror and see to it that we support our men and women in harm's way," says U.S. Representative Johnny Isakson.

Though Senator Saxby Chambliss admits he's disappointed to see Democrat Zell Miller leave the senate, he say's he's glad four of his party-mates have a chance at Miller's seat.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to have another Republican. For the first time in the history of our great state we'll have two Republicans, I hope, representing the state of Georgia. I have four good friends running," says Senator Saxby Chambliss.

Republican candidates Herman Cain and Mac Collins were also invited to the meeting, but were unable to make it because of prior engagements.

Posted at 4:10 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com