Worth Health: Observing Kick Butts Day

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Public Health plans activities for Kick Butts Day on March 18 ALBANY— Every day more than 3,000 kids under 18 try smoking for the first time and 700 become new, regular daily smokers, says Southwest Georgia Health District Epidemiologist and … Continued

Worth News

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In Worth News today: A fire claims the home of a Sylvester man and a local driver is charged with DUI after reacting to prescribed medication behind the wheel of his vehicle: ________________________________________ Sylvester Man Loses Home to Fire On Wednesday … Continued

March 2015 Obituaries

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____________________________________ Martha Melton Etheridge Mrs. Martha Melton Etheridge, 71, of Albany died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Phoebe North Campus. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel … Continued

Local Government News

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Local Government meeting information as well as local government council/board meeting agendas for this week & more posted below:   ___________________________________________________ Congressman Scott Announces Mobile Office in Sylvester WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced an upcoming mobile office … Continued

Poulan Awarded GMA Liability Management Grant

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GMA announced recently the City of Poulan received nearly $5000 in the form of a Liability grant, helping to stretch budget dollars and improve on environmental safety for city employees; also Worth County Board of Commissioners meet Tuesday night for their regularly scheduled … Continued

Worth News Today

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Sylvester Police Seek Public Assistance for Hit and Run Suspect UPDATE Below: Sylvester Police Department’s Lt. Kenneth Washington reported this week that SPD are searching for a vehicle and suspect believed to be involved in a minor hit and run … Continued

Firefighter Fired for Helping Save a Life?

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No one denies that a reprimand may have been in order for actions Battalion Chief John Graddy took when assisting Worth paramedics in helping to save a life recently, but many argue termination was the last action commissioners should have taken … Continued

Worth County Board of Commissioners Meeting Agenda

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Posted below is tonight’s meeting agenda for the Worth County Board of Commissioners: ____________________________ WORTH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AGENDA   REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 17, 2015, at 7:00 P.M. I. Call to Order: II. Preliminary Matters: Quorum, Accommodations, Invocation, Pledge to … Continued

OPINIONS: Guns Are Not For Crazy People

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  by Glenn Mollette   Crazy people should never have guns, knives or anything that could potentially harm another. A crazy person will find a way to inflict injury or cause death. Eddie Ray Routh who murdered American hero Chris … Continued

Pedestrian Killed Saturday Night in Sylvester

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(SYLVESTER – 1 A.M.) Sylvester Police, Phoebe Worth EMS along with several other emergency units were in response around 10:42 P.M. Saturday night to an E-911 dispatch call regarding a car striking a pedestrian. The accident apparently occurred in the curve … Continued

Worth Sports

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Rams are winning, winning, winning as spring sports are beginning, beginning – they are underway; schedules are posted with updates of recent games. This and more posted in this week’s Worth Sports segment below – Go Rams! ______________________________ Southeastern United States … Continued

OPINIONS: Boots On The Ground

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by Glenn Mollette   The war against Isis may require boots on the ground. These boots should not be the soldiers of the United States of America. I have been as incensed as any other American over the barbaric beheadings … Continued

Worth County Agricultural News

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In this month’s Ag News for Worth County: Winners are announced for the 2015 Worth County 4-H/ FFA Swine Show; a Worth County farming couple receives nice recognition by Growing Georgia, an online agriculture publication; also, see current Ag meeting announcements … Continued

Announcements & Events

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Worth County’s upcoming events & important announcements. Send your church/organization announcements or local event info to news@worthit2u.net or call 229-638-0844. Non-profit events are posted free! ______________________________________   ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Motorcycle Memorial Ride WHY:  1st Sgt William Samuel Singletary, Jr was killed on … Continued

OPINIONS: Edit Obamacare

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By Glenn Mollette   There are two good points to Obamacare. Insurance for Americans with preexisting conditions is vital to saving some Americans from financially drowning. Also, not dropping an individual’s health insurance because he gets sick is also crucial. … Continued

February 2015 Obituaries

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________________________________________ John H. “Jack” Himioben Mr. John H. “Jack” Himioben, 79, of Poulan died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Pine Hill Baptist Church with interment to follow … Continued

Worth Firefighters Battle Structure Fire Monday Night

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Worth firefighters were dousing hot spots at midnight at a single-wide mobile home that was claimed by fire Monday night. Cont’d below… ________________________  Cont’d… Worth County firefighters had extinguished fierce blazes by midnight Monday night where a fire erupted in a single-wide trailer … Continued

Worth Outdoors & Ag News

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Information for Worth County 2015 4-H Summer Camp is posted below along with some Worth Ag updates; GFC Chief Ranger Lester Green offers important information to Worth Countians regarding prescribed burns; the benefits of the 2015 map courtesy Georgia DNR; this & more … Continued

Armed Robbery at Sylvester Subway

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Sylvester Subway Robbed Sylvester Police confirm that at approximately 9:15 P.M. Saturday night, two black male subjects entered the Subway restaurant, each wielding a gun. One subject reportedly had a shotgun and the other a handgun. There were three customers … Continued

Worth News & Sports Update

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In Worth News today: An unfortunate wreck Sunday night in Crisp County led to the death of a Worth County man; the long overdue reconstruction for westbound traffic to Jefferson Street is underway and apparently even ahead of schedule, which … Continued

OPINIONS: Change The World – For Good

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By Glenn Mollette   Recently on cable news a little boy appeared to execute two men in Syria. Beside him a thug chants something that is probably related to the Muslim religion.  Days before this, men arrogantly stood in the … Continued

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