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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 25, 2005

Tifton - A meeting in the produce section of the Tifton Supercenter to give away check, after check, after check. "Walmart has always been a part of the community, helping the community any way that they can," says Community Coordinator Beverly Walker.

On Tuesday they helped by giving money to non-profit organizations, some of which desperately need the money. "It's just a blessing and it will help our ministry. It will help us do some things that we need to do and I'm excited," says Patricia Wells. She knew she was getting a check for Living Water Christian Fellowship, but she didn't know how much it would be. She says, "I was thinking like maybe, two or three hundred dollars, but a thousand dollars, I'll take a thousand dollars. It's a blessing."

When shopping in the produce section, you might take home some green in the form of a lime or a pepper, but you probably don't expect to take it home in cash, like the nearly $20,000 that was given out here today. Schools, civic clubs and firefighters all took home a piece of that check, and more can benefit in the future.

Carolyn Dawson with the Walmart Foundations says, "This isn't a one time thing. This is every year we have this money. Bonus grants, matching grants, environmental, focus on education. It just goes on and on, and millions and millions of dollars are donated."

Donated to the community so more good work can be accomplished. If you would like to apply for grant money from the Good Works program, take your not-for profit status letter to your local Wal-mart to apply.

posted at 4:24 PM by karen.collier@walb.com