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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With election day just two days away, American's are wondering who will be the next president of the United States.

While the national polls still have the race too close to call, many voters are excited to know who will be the next leader of the free world.

"I am new to the state of Georgia and one of the first things I did as a new resident was get my driver's license so I could register in time for the election," said Kristen Trottier, Voter.

"I have sent in my absentee ballot two weeks ago," said Jim Mattingly, Voter.

Jim Mattingly knows firsthand the struggles American's have been dealing with in this economy, the same struggles both candidates discuss while campaigning.

"I experienced a lot of the things that have been coming up in the debates," said Mattingly.

 Like many Americans, Mattingly was laid off in 2010.

"It was tough, and to be honest with you, all the help that I always heard that was out there for people who are unemployed, I didn't really see any of that, I about lost my house, didn't have any insurance coverage," said Mattingly.

He has since then gotten back on his feet and is working.

After years of not paying attention to the issues surrounding past elections, this election has sparked intrigue and he is not alone.

"One thing in particular that I am interested in seeing is the end to the gridlock in Congress, whoever is voted into the presidency, I hope that congress will support," said Trottier.

 "I don't know that one man can change it, but I just pray that whoever gets elected can put their differences aside and come together," said Mattingly.

And many people are eager to have their voices be heard.  Almost 1.5 million Georgians have already cast their ballots.

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