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Murder in Alma

Residents in the area of 11th and Ware Streets report that at about 9 p.m. Saturday night, June 17, 2016 the life of Tony Overstreet was taken in a shooting incident.
Officers of the neither Alma Police Department nor GBI have released any information, but neighbors knew the young man whose life was taken in the shooting.
According to the residents Overstreet was traveling along 11th St. when he was shot, he then exited his vehicle ran into the back yard of a nearby house where he apparently lost his life.
Although some neighbors were not aware of the shooting, stating they thought they heard fireworks, one man in the area said he heard gun shots about 9 p.m.
Some of the large crowd gathered appeared to have information of the case and said they heard Overstreet was shot by “some boys from Waycross and the police were searching for them.”
Officers at the scene were not available to comment, as soon as information is released I will get it too you.

Photographs from the scene Saturday morning.

 

 

Miss Georgia Blueberry 2016

 

Son charged in murder of father

George Monroe Holton Jr. remains in jail (charges not released at this time) in connection with the death of his father, he was already being held in the Bacon County Jail on unrelated charges, where he remains, according to a official source.
Bacon County Deputies responded to the residence on Ohio River Road around 5:30 p.m, and attempted to find George Monroe Holton, Sr. after they received a call of a missing man.
Since this report, Holton Jr. has been charged with murder and malace murder. He remains in the Bacon County Jail
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released the following statement, "On Sunday, May 1, 2016 the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Douglas Regional Office was requested by the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office to assist in a Missing Person investigation in Bacon County.
"On Sunday, May 1, 2016 at approximately 5:30 PM, deputies with the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office responded to 270 Ohio River Rd., Bacon County, Georgia in reference to family members reporting a missing person.
"Upon arrival, deputies attempted to locate George Monroe Holton, Sr., W/M, 76 years of age. GBI agents and deputies searched the residence and property of Holton, Sr. and at approximately 12:00 pm on May 2, 2016 a body was located in a wooded area adjacent to Holton’s residence."
The body will be taken to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Macon to determine identification and perform an autopsy.
This investigation is active and ongoing while agents and sheriff’s investigators pursue leads into the investigation. Anyone who has information is encouraged to contact the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 632-8515 or the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office at (912) 389-4103.


Smith Given Life plus 15 years

Deion Smith
Jasmine Moore
Tyberious Murchinson

The state vs. Deion Smith

The case of the State vs. Deion Smith and Typerious Murchinson in the 2009 death of Jasmine Moore is over, but Brenda Moore till wakes up every morning to the fact that she lost her only child in a senseless act of violence. Closure is something she says she will never get.
Almost five years after young Jasmine’s death, on June 9, 2014, a young man reported to have been saved and tired of the nightmares walked into and confessed to his part in the murder.
Jasmine Moore was killed on August 9, 2009. That Saturday in 2014, police received new information in the case and worked with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for all these years. It was a crime that may not have ever been solved, except for Murchison’s statements.
After Murchinson found salvation during revival services, he was led to confess to what he and his friend had done. His was the break the Alma Police needed to put all the pieces together and solve the case. The APD and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation went to work immediately to obtain arrest warrants for Typerious Murchinson and Deion Smith.
 
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City/County come to understanding about fd funds

After some debate over who was entitled to funds allotcated for the Bacon County Fire Department, the Alma City Council announced Monday night an agreement had been reached. Details tonight.

Don't forget to vote in the runoff election between Incumbent Andy Hutto and challenger Jenell Varnadoe for Bacon County Commission Chairman