For some children in Southwest Georgia, this is their last weekend before school starts. Worth County schools start Monday, Decatur County starts next Friday.
A number of kids were taking in the sun in Downtown Albany as they took in their last bit of summertime fun. Most of them said they weren't happy that school was starting up again but there were positives.
"I don't want to go back to school," said rising ninth grader Sidney Locke. "I'll be kind of happy to see my friends because I haven't seen them all summer."
Another student, Michael Johnson, who is also enter ting the ninth grade is very optimistic about the upcoming year.
"I kind of feel good about it because it's a new start," Johnson said. "It's kind of like the pre-school for high school."
Outside of the aforementioned counties, school starts for other children during the week of August 5th.