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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 >>

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – A man is in jail charged with beating his ex-girlfriend to death at an Albany motel. Her death marks the 3rd homicide in Albany this year alone.

A Cuthbert man is charged in 51-year-old Beverly Jean Williams' murder. She was found dead in room 114 at the Dollar Inn March 15th. In February, a 20-year-old was killed in Albany outside a busy nightclub. And a month before that, another man was killed in a home invasion. Here's a recap of their murders and the latest on the investigations.

51-year-old Beverly Jean Williams' body was placed on a stretcher Monday night. Police say her killer is 56-year-old Monty Caren Simpson of Cuthbert.

"Miss Williams and Simpson have had a history of domestic violence. Several months ago he was arrested for assault, and she was the victim," said Albany Police Detective Terrence Whitlock.

But this time investigators say Simpson beat her again this time his final blow. Williams died of blunt force trauma to her head.

"Simpson called 911," said Whitlock.

A month prior to her murder, 20-year-old LaSheldon Stanford was killed on Valentine's Day morning in a shootout outside BrickHouse Productions. It remains unsolved. Although 20-year-old Henry Wallace and 17-year old Shacoby Seay are in jail for aggravated assault and gang participation no one is charged with Stanford's murder.

And back on January 15th, 24-year-old Dominic Lamar King was gunned down inside his Meadow Drive home. Police say Lekeisha White, Eugene Bell Jr, Tavaress Jackson and Kendrick Sanders entered his home and shot King multiple times. They are all charged with murder and police believe there is a possible gang connection.

Three homicides in three months, forcing many people to question their safety in the "Good Life City'.

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