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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 >>

June 18, 2007

Fargo - At 30 years old, saying the City of Fargo's fire trucks are prone to breakdowns is an understatement.  "Our rescue truck has been on the side of the road on the way to a car accident before," says Fargo Mayor Robbie Lee.

And when the swamp blaze dubbed Bugaboo crept within three miles of the city, the need was greater than ever.  "Our Volunteer fire fighters are on the front lines when a fire breaks out we need to give them something that's more reliable."

Over 300 firefighters and foresters came to help battle the blaze and a fund raising idea was born.  "Apparently the firefighters, when they go away to these fires, they collect the T-shirts that are printed," says Fargo City Clerk Lisa Johnson.

"Between her and a third grade teacher, Mary Jones, they got together, put their heads together and came up with what you see on the back of the T-shirts," Lee adds.

At  a pop, the shirts depicts Georgia ablaze and say "the Big Sweaty Bugaboo-Teamwork is not an Option. It's a Lifestyle." And since printed has taken on a life of its own.  "We have had calls from Alaska, Seattle, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, all over the place," Johnson says.

"We've sold over 1200 T-shirts so far. We've sold $17,000 and we are going to net probably eight to ten today," Lee adds.

Getting the trucks desired will cost $300,000. And they'll continue towards their goal one T-shirt at a time.

Monday they received an order all the way from Germany. They hope to purchase a new wildland fire truck and a three-thousand gallon fire tanker.

Shirts are $20.00 each and if ordering 2 or more are $15 each.   

Anyone wishing to order a shirt can send a check or money order to the City of Fargo Fire Truck Fund

Mail orders to:

Fargo City Hall,

Fargo, GA 31631

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