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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 >>

July 11, 2005

Cairo-- Hurricane Dennis dumped nearly a half foot of rain on parts of South Georgia. The result has been flash flooding and washed out roads.

A swath of debris marks the destruction Hurricane Dennis left in our region's southwestern counties yesterday. "There was a lot of pretty heavy wind and a lot of heavy rain," said Storm Victim Jimmy Singletary. But for Grady Singletary, "It was ok until the electricity went off and the power went out."

Crews have restored power to Singletary, and about 95% of the other customers in Grady. "They finally got it back on about 3:00 this morning."

The same goes for Thomas, Miller, Seminole, and Decatur Counties. Grady EMA Director, Jim Ellis, says, "We're in the recovery mode. The main concern right now is the roads. There are still some roads that are impassable due to water over them."

The water over one closed road in Grady County is so deep that it reaches about halfway up the street signs. The situation is similar for several roads in neighboring Thomas County. Three roads are closed because of water in Thomas.

But that could change for the worse Tuesday there, as well as in Grady. "The Ochlocknee should crest at the bridge around 1:00PM. Just over the eighteen foot flood stage, and just over the county line," said Ellis. "We will look at closing the lower Cairo road between Thomasville and Cairo."

A precaution to avoid a repeat of two minor car accidents during yesterday's storm. Fortunately, the injuries were also minor, but more than 150 trees fell in those five counties.

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