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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 >>

September 8, 2005

Albany- The City of Albany and Clear Channel Communications host a candlelight vigil at Veterans Park to remember those who lost their lives and offer hope to those who survived the storm. The vigil was an opportunity for a community that has known tragedy at the hands of mother nature to come together and offer their support.

It began with a prayer for Katrina's victims and survivors.

"The flood victims right now oh heavenly father, they feel like there's darkness and there is no light, but touch their heart," prayed Evangelist Nadine Kidd. More than 60 candles show the community's support and that in the darkest times there is hope.

"It's always good when fellow citizens can reach out to our fellow human beings and show the same type of compassion that we received and I'm proud that Albanians have done just that," said Albany Mayor Willie Adams.

So many in Albany relate to what Katrina's victims are going through and simply wish they could do more.

"I'm so sorry and I wish there was more that I could do directly, I wish I could just leave my job, go down there, stay until everything was all better," said Kim Mills of Leesburg.

"I feel like this was something I could do to help out, I'm doing other things also, but I felt that this was very important, so I decided to come out and pray for the people and I know that through God everything will be all right," said Angela Fillingame of Albany.

Mike Zoellick and his church group took it a step further, traveling to Biloxi to take supplies to victims. His Aunt and Uncle are Katrina victims and he hasn't heard from other family in New Orleans. His family believes this show of unity means everything.

"The fact that people are getting together like this is a big encouraging point for the whole nation, that people can get together to help and that we need to do that," said Mike Zoellick of Lee Co.

Thursday night's event raised 200 dollars for the American Red Cross. So far in South Georgia, the American Red Cross has collected more than $80,000 for Katrina's victims.

Most of the money collected is going right to victims. The Albany Chapter of the Red Cross has handled 183 cases and handed out $127,000 to clients.

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