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    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 >>
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April 7, 2006
by Thomas Jones

Thomasville -- High school students throughout Southwest Georgia are preparing for proms. With all the excitement that comes with these events, it's easy to get caught up in the moment and forget a few basic precautions.

Police caution against drinking and driving, excessive speed and passengers distracting the driver. "That's illegal and hazardous," said TPD Sgt. Rachelle Denmark.

Nationwide, there are more than 5,000 teenagers killed or injured in traffic accidents on a typical prom weekend. Most of these accidents are alcohol-related.

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