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Welcome to Worthit2u.net. This website began in 2009 as the only online news source for Worth County provided through investigative reporting and free to the citizens of the county. Not only does Worthit2u.net provide daily news coverage for the entire county, but also includes personal features, local sports coverage, valuable information links, local pet adoptions available through our Community Pet Page, classifieds, obituaries, restaurant menus and so much more.

In 2013, Worthit2u.net launched a site to provide the same type of news coverage and more to Crisp and Turner counties. In the same year, we opened our office at 502 W. Franklin Street in Sylvester after being a mobile business for over three years. We are members of the Crisp, Turner and Worth County Chambers of Commerce. We are a licensed business with fellow business and local establishments’ advertising needs being one of our top priorities.  We understand the importance to support and promote local business entities of this sort.

Our team consists of various freelance reporters including  Sherry Walls, offering nearly four years in local investigative reporting with the Sylvester Local News, over ten years in media sales including local  television, radio and print, publicized freelance contributions in Tri-County Scene Magazine, Cordele Dispatch, and In-the-Game Magazine;

Business Owner and Manager, Deborah Robinson, a former County Clerk in Worth County, has over 20 years of comprehensive experience in managing Human Resource, senior administration and department management. She has also operated as a successful business entrepreneur for several years.

Worthit2u.net will strive to keep our local website visitors satisfied  with this new business created especially for the citizens of Southwest Georgia (SoWeGa). This information site  is also available to web visitors worldwide. Numerous news sources visit our site for information and local news coverage information of stories sparking local and even national attention. We have also received positive feedback from citizens in surrounding counties on our effort and information offered as well as many in military service who appreciate daily updates from home.

Our official launch date was October 1st, 2009. As of June 2011, our Site Meter average was 78,000 views per month. This makes Worthit2u.net an excellent outlet for local businesses to advertise, especially as we continue to grow.

We continue to promote and advertise the Worthit2u.net website, which was created especially for citizens of Southwest Georgia without subscription costs. We are primarily funded by our advertisers, most being repeat annual customers.

We welcome your suggestions and urge you to add this site to your ‘favorites’ list. Please CONTACT US at [email protected] for any questions or input. Add our phone number to your mobile in case you see a news worthy incident to report. 229-638-0844.

To advertise with Worthit2u.net, contact by email [email protected] or call 229-638-0844 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Our goal is to make this website worth your time, worth your input, and worth it 2 u.

A few interview credits from our reporter are listed below:

DSC_0061Sue Monk Kidd is the author of  Secret Life of Bees,which became a major motion picture in 2008 with an all-star cast including Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Alicia Keys, Sophia Okonedo, and Jennifer Hudson. This interview took place during the production of the movie. Monk-Kidd is pictured with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor. A publication was released, following this interview, of  the first book written together with her daughter, Traveling with Pomegranates, Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2009.

Monk-Kidd said some descriptions in her Secret Life of Bees novel ( Bestsellers of the Decade list)were inspired by the town of Sylvester as it was in that time-period. She grew up, as well as attended high school, in Worth County.

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The success of Erin Brockovich began as told in the self-named movie starring Julia Roberts released in 2000. Brockovich had some involvement in the Peter Pan Peanut-Butter lawsuits as a result of the recall incident in Sylvester, Ga. February  2007. This interview took place as Conagra was in process of reaching settlements in the incident.

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Professional Wrestler Dusty Rhodes enjoys hunting time annually in beautiful Worth County. This interview took place during the 2009 deer season in Worth County.

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April 2012 - Columbia Journalism Review contributing author, Tyler Jones, published a profile of Worthit2u.net.  CJR also included the Worth County news site in their Guide to Online Startups. Staff writer for CJR Mike Meyer commented, “It’s great to see online news somewhere other than a major urban center.”

Click link below to read article:

http://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2012/04/worthit2unet.php

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OnScene photos posted on Worthit2u.net have been used by various news sources throughout the U.S. In June 2011, Worthit2u.net photos appear in Publications International’s recent publication Amazing Festivals. This features hundreds of festivals in the U.S. and Canada and includes Worth County’s very own Grits Festival. We also have a photo credit in Columbia University Press’ publication by Jon Krampner, Creamy & Crunchy – a look at the history of peanut butter.

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