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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 >>

November 24, 2005

Americus- The 48th Brigade left Ft. Stewart in May on an 18 month tour in Iraq. Many soldiers have had an opportunity to see their families, but just a lucky few had the chance to be home for the holiday. An Americus family, lucky to have their solider home, is counting their blessings.

Honnette Cobb is not wasting much time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, she'd rather spend it on the couch with her husband, Michael, on leave from Iraq.

"It wouldn't have been the same it would have been different because it would have been like the first holiday he's missed with the family," said Honnette Cobb, wife.

Michael's four children agree and are thankful to have him home.

"It would be harder and different because I kind of love my dad really, really, much and I like to see him cooking, it's fun to cook with him," said his daughter Aja Cobb.

"I'm thankful for him being here and being alive," said Shannette Cobb, Michael's 12 year old daughter.

"I'm really thankful that he got to see his children this year, you know before the old year go out and the new year come in, but we're really thankful that he's here," said Honnette.

It's the most time Michael's spent with his son who was born days before he deployed.

"My son, newborn, I haven't seen him but three or four days at birth, and then I had to leave," said Michael Cobb.

Grateful for the 15 days including Thanksgiving, Michael's not wasting a single moment.

"When your sitting around and your mind's drifting you kind of wish that you could spend at least some of the birthdays, let alone special occasions, those are the things I really miss the most," said Cobb.

So, the Cobb family is making as many memories as they can.

"I'm going to try and cherish this as much as I can before I leave," said Cobb.

For the past week they have had a few less worries and a lot to be thankful for.

"I will always worry about him until he comes home," said Honnette.

Michael Cobb and his family will say good byes this Saturday when his leave is up. The 48th Brigade is expecting to serve another six months in Iraq before the unit comes home.

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