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Water Intoxication: How much is too much?

Water Intoxication: How much is too much?

(WXIA) After the tragic death of a Douglas County High School football player, some are asking is there such thing as drinking too much water?

The rule-of-thumb for an average adult is thought to be eight 8-ounce cups of water a day to maintain normal bodily functions.

According to Mayo Clinic, the amount of water an individual consumes a day depends on varying factors. If you're someone who exercises each day, is pregnant or breastfeeding or lives in a hot or humid climate, you need to consume more than eight cups per day.

Mary Persons bans unsupervised children from football games

Mary Persons bans unsupervised children from football games

Mary Persons football fans will face tighter rules at Dan Pitts Stadium in the 2014 season, including bans on unsupervised children on the grass hill and on over-sized stadium seats.

Monroe County's school board at its July 8 meeting banned stadium seats larger than 17 inches wide and 14 inches deep and prohibited seats with arms at the stadium.

Colts linebacker to host free football camp in Forsyth

Colts linebacker to host free football camp in Forsyth

Colts linebacker and Forsyth-native Mario Harvey hosts a youth football camp. That's on Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Mary Persons High School

It's for students who are ages 7 through 17 years old.

The camp is free and each child will leave with a T-shirt and poster.

Register online.

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested. 

Mary Persons' Ralls signs with Kennesaw State

Mary Persons' Ralls signs with Kennesaw State

Mary Persons' Akebren Ralls signs with Kennesaw State on National Signing Day 2014. 

Gift tips for the golfer in your life

Gift tips for the golfer in your life