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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 >>

March 25, 2004

Thomas County - 31-year old Charles Singletary Jr. seems un phased as he learns he's denied bond. Singletary has been arrested for taking his neighbor, 78-year old Carrie Yarborough inches from death in a savage attack in her home on Sanford Heights in North Thomasville Wednesday night.

Captain John Richards, of the Thomas County Sheriff's Department says, "Mr. Singletary's in jail, where he needs to be. I'll do everything I can to make sure that he doesn't get out. And hopefully the judicial system will take care of him."

Police say Singletary robbed Yarborough in her own home of a check book and a cell phone and brutally beat her with her own walking cane.

Investigators say Ms. Yarborough was able to get to a phone during the beating and dialed a random number, the woman who picked up the phone on the other end, may have saved her life.

Lieutenant. Tim Watkins says, "She was able to determine that Ms. Yarborough needed help. She was called accidentally, but she determined that Ms. Yarborough needed help and was able to get help to her."

Caller ID led police to Yarborough's home. Charles Singletary was quickly arrested, and admitted to beating the elderly woman.

Watkins says, "He admitted to doing it, but no reason was given for why he assaulted her. The injuries to Ms. Yarborough were probably the worst I've seen since I've been in investigations for ten years. We're quite amazed that she's surviving." But she is still in very critical condition.

In addition to armed robbery, and two counts of aggravated battery, Singletary has been charged with kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a crime.

posted at 4:26PM by karen.collier@walb.com