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  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>

November 20, 2002
Dougherty County-- The 14 year old boy had an unloaded nine millimeter pistol inside his book bag in a classroom when he was caught.

Metal detectors are used at Radium Springs Middle School everyday to check students. But last Wednesday, a 14-year-old 8th grader beat the security, and was caught with an unloaded pistol in his classroom.

Three of his classmates told the principal about the gun. Principal Geraldine Hudley said "Ms. Parham called the youngster to the office, because I wanted to get him out of the classroom. Officer Hill was waiting at the door when he exited and I had gotten there about that time as well. And Officer Hill began to question him."

The boys father went to the school while the Police and Principal questioned him. He is an average student, popular and active in school functions, who is said to have no problems with the other students. But now he is on ten day suspension, facing a hearing to decide if he will be expelled.

Assistant Superintendent Carlos Keith said "In the case of a weapon such as a gun, the student will be expelled for one calendar year. And then that student may reapply after that calendar year is up."

The gun was in a book bag, which is not supposed to be in the classroom. A substitute teacher that day allowed the bag in the room. Principal Hudley says they will continue stepped up security checks to keep students safe.

Hudley said "We will continue our searches, our locker checks, our bathroom checks. We don't leave anything unturned." The investigation into the gun at Radium Springs Middle School is still ongoing. After it's conclusion, a Board of Education tribunal hearing will then be scheduled.

posted at 5:48PM by dave.miller@walb.com