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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 >>

October 24, 2007

Moultrie --  Crime like the home invasion which left Karen Moore dead, and her husband shot multiple times, has the city of Moultrie taking action.

For the last two nights they've held neighborhood meetings. Both city leaders and residents want to take back their neighborhoods.

Those meetings cover a wide variety of issues, from low water pressure to being safe in their homes. This week's deadly home invasion has people on edge wondering what they can do to keep crime out of their neighborhoods.

Neighbors along Country Circle and Country Drive say it's not the same neighborhood it once was.

"Things have really changed, really went downhill, I mean it's not as nice as it use to be, the people aren't as friendly," said Summer Richmond.

More strange traffic is filtering through neighborhood streets, neighbors we talked with both on and off camera say drugs are a big issue along with others.

"Anything from speeding to breaking and entering."

It's what Moultrie city leaders and police want to hear about at neighborhood meetings to begin to combat some of Moultrie's trouble.

"Some of the issues that came up were related to crime and the police department was there to listen and to help talk about those. It was even helpful with some of the things that maybe were issues, that were maybe brought up, that were issues the police department didn't know about and they made sure they let the citizens know, hey you got to let us know what's going on so we can help you," said Moultrie Main Street Director Amy Johnson.  

By having these meetings they hope to get citizens more involved and get them to take ownership of their streets.

"Those are key vehicles that are going to help the different neighborhoods in combating some of the issues they have and it's not necessarily just crime, maybe they want to come together, maybe they're having an issue about littering or water pressure," said  Johnson. 

City leaders hope more neighborhood watches are formed as a result. Residents say they'll do their part in the hope for safer streets.

"I would be scared to walk around the neighborhood at night or push my daughter around the neighborhood in the stroller, you know just us," Richmond said.

Neighborhood meetings in Moultrie this week and they're talking about holding the gatherings quarterly.  About 100 people have attended the meetings so far.

  • Monday October 29th at C. A. Gray Middle School
  • Monday November 5th at Moultrie Tech College
  • Special meeting with Spanish interpreters, Wednesday November 7th at the Colquitt County Extension Office on Veterans Parkway 

All meetings start at 6:00 pm.

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