Worth a Mention: Gone is 2011

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The year 2011 went by quickly it seemed; but in its passing, along with many losses and tears, many wonderful memories were created in Worth County. See a few flashbacks in a slideshow as well as some of the news from 2011 & Happy New Year Worth County.





2011 in Worth County:

Rams 9th Grade Basketball won every game but their last of the regular season, losing only by 2-points.

Worth County Lady Rams softball advanced to the 1st round of play-offs. They finished the regular season 2nd in Region. (Pic)

Rams Varsity football advanced to the first round of play-offs.

Worth Middle School Rams advanced to the first round of play-offs.

2011 Rams Girl’s Golf won the first ever region championship for WCHS girls.

Worth County Rifle Team advances to State after winning first two rounds of play-offs following a perfect regular season.

WCHS girls soccer finished 2nd Place in Region.

Worth’s Drill Team and Color Guard traveled to Ft Gordon and competed with 84 schools. Four Rams students placed as Male Color Guard State Champion and four Ram girls placed as Female Color Guard 2nd Place

In 2011, A Sylvester firefighter began his New Year searching for the body of his son who allegedly fell from a bridge into Louisiana waters. He and his wife, along with family and friends, recently held a memorial service on the anniversary of Lewis Mills’ disappearance, which is still a mystery.

Sylvester resident Mickey Walker undergoes a successful double lung transplant.

Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal visits the Worth Primary School and shared a book with students.

Worth County Tax Office begins sales of ‘In God We Trust’ car tag decals; they sold out of the first three orders within days of shipment arrival.

An outbreak of Shigella causes school closing for two days.

Arson is suspect in a fire at the former Holley School building.

County employees are furloughed on days coinciding with 10 former holidays (most formerly paid) through each fiscal year.

An SPD officer is shot in the line of duty. The shooter was caught following a manhunt involving local authorities and law enforcement from surrounding counties. Officer Jonathan Luna’s bullet proof vest saved him a possibly fatal injury.

Five armed robberies occurred in Worth County in 2011 – all suspects were caught and jailed.

There were at least 15 business Chamber Ribbon Cutting ceremonies.

Three former Worth students were arrested following their involvement with vandalism and theft at the Worth High School.

Long time Dougherty police officer Robert (Wayne) Jennings was named Sylvester Police Chief. Jennings has resided in Worth nearly 50 years.

Sylvester adds Downtown Development Authority. A downtown Business after Hours is held monthly as part of the program.


Worth EMS responded to 3,620 calls including:

275 auto wreck

65 Structure Fire

4 calls for auto chase in progress

8 overdose/ingestion/poisoning

67 suicide attempt

4 suicide

3 stab/gunshot wound

53 stroke (CVA)

5 Car vs Deer

17 Headache

8 choking

137 Convulsion/Seizures











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