Pine Belt residents are making resolutions for the new year.
Whether it is losing weight or eating healthier, most folks said they want to make 2016 better than 2015.
"My New Year's resolution is to lose weight with my boyfriend while he goes into the military," Lyndsay Wuertz said.
"I'll make the next day better than the one before, that's my resolution," Paxton Ratcliff said.
"My New Year's resolution is to be more positive and more calm to the people I love enough," Alexia Jackson said.
"My New Year's resolution is to be healthy and make better grades in school," Alyssa Verrett said.
According to the History Channel, the tradition of making New Year's resolutions is thought to date back to ancient Babylon, when promises were made to earn the favor of the gods and start off the new year on a positive note.