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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 >>

February 1, 2005

Valdosta - If you're looking for a vacancy at Valdosta's Sleep Inn this weekend, you better move fast. "We're already almost full," said Rhonda Miller, Manager.

Football fans will soon be making the way to Florida for the Super Bowl, and many of them plan to stop here for a travel break. "A lot of them are coming in on Friday and Saturday, some are even coming on Thursday," said Miller.

Others are opting to spend the entire weekend here, to avoid overcrowding and high prices in Jacksonville. "Even if our hotels were charging rack rate which is between 80 and 115 dollars, that's still under 50 percent less than what they're charging in Jacksonville," said Marty Brown, Tourism Director.

Interstate 95 will be the major corridor for fans from Philadelphia and New England, but I-75 will likely be crowded too. "With fans coming from other cities other than the home ports of those teams," said Brown.

Tourism Director Marty Brown says because of our location in the Interstate, Valdosta should see a positive economic impact. "A person traveling in like this is probably going to spend about $125 to $160 a day here," said Brown.

Not only will people stop in Valdosta to stay the night and grab a bite to eat, its also likely that they'll fill up their gas tanks here before heading to Florida, where gas prices are a lot higher. "Many folks will see the price comparison because Triple A does publish those prices and when they see the prices on the billboards coming down to Valdosta, they're gonna stop," said Brown.

Stop to open up their wallets, and pump more money into this town's economy.

posted at 3:30 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com