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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 >>

May 4, 2006

Albany -- "The Moving Wall" has toured the country for more than 20 years, last stopping in Albany in 1988. Today, about 20 volunteers -- mostly war veterans -- helped construct the memorial wall in downtown Albany.

And even though the Vietnam War ended more than 30 years ago, the memorial still stirs plenty of memories for veterans and their families.

Veterans constructed "The Moving Wall" piece by piece, driving in stakes and lifting panels into place. They volunteered today because they served decades ago with the very people who's names cover this Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.

Vietnam Veteran Marcus Flannigan said, "If it doesn't move you, something is wrong with you. I have friends names on this wall that I served with."

"His name is Jackie D. Glenn. He was my next-door neighbor at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines," said Vietnam Veteran Vaughn Reid.

Reid remembers a friend, one of a staggering 58,228 people who died in the Vietnam War. They came from across the country and from here in Albany -- like Everett Herren, Sidney Jarrell and Robert Barnes. "It's heart-breaking. Anyone's death makes you sad," said Reid.

But the death of someone close is even harder. Soloman Griffin finds the name of his younger brother Carlton. Solomon was packing to go to Vietnam himself, when he heard Carlton had died. "I got back in the barracks, the Red Cross called and said there was bad news. My brother. It will be forty years in September."

Forty years, but the pain is still fresh for him and for many other veterans and their families. It was their ultimate sacrifice that brought veteran Walt Pollard out today. "It's just an honor to be able to help out," said the Vietnam vet. "We served our country because we love it, love the people in it and the democracy. It's not perfect, but it's the best we know of."

You can visit "The Moving Wall" 24 hours a day, until Sunday evening at 6:00. There will be a ceremony tomorrow night at 6:00.

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