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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 >>

August 09, 2005

Thomasville-- Vandals are destroying hundreds of yards in Thomas County, and a lot of people are upset about it.

Margaret Rinehart takes great pride in her yard. "I've always had a garden," she says. So, she was devastated to find part of her lawn ruined last month. "I awakened and my yard was yellow, then it turned brown," says Rinehart.

Vandals had struck Rinehart's yard, along with hundreds of others in Thomas County. But hers was just a little different than the others. "They made a nice design in my lawn. It isn't funny. But it is a little more artistic," says Rinehart.

Investigators don't know who's responsible for the destruction. But they do know the vandals are using some sort of chemical. "It appears to be two subjects in the vehicle, maybe holding out a sprayer of some type," says Thomas County Sheriff's Investigator, Pascal Autrey.

The dead grass, flowers, and even bushes started creeping up in Tall Timbers Village about two months ago. Just a couple of days after that, the vandals expanded their base of operations. "Now it's just kind of spreading around town. Even some of the apartment complexes have now gotten hit," says Autrey.

So have two golf courses in Thomas. Investigators aren't sure why the vandalism is happening, but they are making sure to follow all leads. "We want to stop this as quickly as possible. A lot of the yards that are being damaged, the people spend a lot of money on them," says Autrey.

People like Rinehart, who will have to spend even more for new grass. "The damage is done. We'll just have to live with it for quite a while," says Rinehart. She'll have to endure that, or risk having new grass destroyed too.

Investigators say that charges will be filed whenever the vandals are caught. If you have any information, call the Thomas County Sheriff's Office at 225-3315.

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