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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 >>

(National Weather Service- Tallahassee) A winter storm watch has been issued for much of southeast Alabama and south Georgia from late Sunday night through Monday morning.

An area of low pressure will move along the gulf coast and bring precipitation into the region. At the same time, an area of high pressure will push a cold but shallow air mass into the region.

This will result in the chance of freezing rain late Sunday night into Monday morning with ice accumulations between one tenth and one quarter inch possible.

Isolated higher amounts of up to a half inch are possible in localized areas.

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

The counties included in the Winter Storm Watch include: Quitman, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun, Terrell, Dougherty, Lee, Worth, Turner, Tift, Ben Hill, Irwin, Early, Miller, Baker, Mitchell, Colquitt.

Including the cities of: Georgetown, Fort Gaines, Cuthbert, Shellman, Arlington, Morgan, Edison, Leary, Dawson, Albany, Leesburg, Smithville, Sylvester, Ashburn, Tifton, Fitzgerald, Ocilla, Blakely, Colquitt, Newton, Camilla, Pelham, Moultrie.

For areas further north including Americus and Cordele, the Winter storm watch is also in effect.

The precipitation may start as a mix of rain...snow and sleet Sunday evening.  It will quickly transition over to a mix of freezing rain and sleet.

Depending on how quickly this transition occurs, areas south of a Lagrange to Jackson to Warrenton line could receive up to 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet accumulation through early Monday, with the lower amounts across the Americus to Eastman area.

Some ice accumulation across central Georgia may be possible although uncertainty in the forecast remains. 

By Monday afternoon the precipitation should transition mainly to rain.