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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) -

The November elections are just around the corner, and qualifying for three Albany City Commission seats are now opened. Wards Two, Three, and Five are up for re-election.

Current Commissioner Ivey Hines qualified this morning to seek re-election for the Ward Two seat. Demetrius Love also filed to run for the Ward Two seat.

Cheryl Calhoun filed for the Ward Three seat.  Candidates interested in running need to come by the elections office this week, and fill out a Notice of Candidacy Affidavit.

Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson says voter turnout varies each year.

The elections office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. thru Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Anyone interested in registering to vote has until October the 7th.

Qualifying also opened in Tifton for two city council vacancies, but no one has stepped forward. The District one and three seats are open. No one has qualified. Qualifying ends Friday afternoon at 4:30.

Voters will also decide whether alcohol can be sold on Sunday. Two referendum questions were added to the November 5th ballot. One would allow liquor by the drink in restaurants on Sundays. The other would allow package sales in stores.

Early voting began in Miller County today to fill the seat held by it's late sheriff. Sheriff Buddy Glass died back in June. Four people are vying for the position.

They are Scott Lawson from the Colquitt Police Department, R-J Lafrancois of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, Mike Middleton of Georgia Pacific and current acting Sheriff Shane Rathel.

Once elected the new Sheriff will serve until January of 2017. Voters who don't make it to early voting can vote in the regular special election on Tuesday, September 17th.

 

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