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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 >>

January 10, 2006

Dougherty County -- Dougherty County Police have their two new H.E.A.T. cars on the streets, already making lots of traffic stops. The officers say they believe their work will save lives.

Both DCP's new Highway Enforcement of Agressive Traffic patrol cars have been on the road since the start of the new year. A $130,000 grant by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety has put the two cars and officers on patrol on Dougherty County roads.

Sgt. J. C. Phillips said, "We needed a better way to cut back on some of the major crashes, with the high injury rates and fatality rates that we have had in past years."

The officers say there are too many drivers speeding on county roads like the Liberty Bypass and Sylvester Road, they will also be on the lookout for motorists not wearing seat belts, DUI, or aggressive drivers.

Officer Jeremiah Fenn said, "It's not just about writing tickets. It's about making the streets safer for the citizens here in Dougherty County."

Officer David Gilliam made 383 cases in his first weeks as a H.E.A.T. officer, and sees the need to battle aggressive driving. "You would be very surprised at how many people I see riding 45 to 60 miles an hour down the Liberty Expressway within two or three feet of the vehicle in front of them. That's going to be another thing that I target personally a lot, tailgating."

The Albany Police Department also has two H.E.A.T. cars, so now there will be four of the dark blue cars patrolling throughout Dougherty County, enforcing the driving laws, to keep people safe on the roads.

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