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2015 Summer Camps and Vacation Bible School in Southwest Georgia

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July 4th Fireworks Safety Tips

These safety tips brought to you by Holuday Fireworks, the best place to get fireworks, with 12 locations including Columbia, AL! Open July 4th from 9 a.m. until the last customer is served! Check out Holiday Fireworks on Facebook for more information! Use fireworks outdoors only. Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do… Read More »

UGA bug expert encourages peanut farmers to check fields for pests

Mark Abney’s message to Georgia peanut farmers is the same today as it was two years ago, when he was hired as the University of Georgia’s research and Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist: “We need to be scouting more of our peanuts.” The majority of Georgia’s peanut acreage, which is expected to be between 725,000 and 750,000 acres this… Read More »

Southern Regional Technical College Merger is Complete

July 2, 2015 marked the first official day of operation for Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC).  Since the announcement of the merger of Moultrie Technical College and Southwest Georgia Technical College in 2014, the administrations for both Colleges have been steadily focused on the duties at hand: forming a new college that will provide greater access to services and… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 7/3

Isaiah 5:20-21 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that… Read More »

Bainbridge gets even more patriotic as Independence Day approaches (Photos)

Southwest Georgia is the most patriotic community in the world, and Flint Media wants to help show our love for the U.S.A. to our neighbors and visitors! Send us your pictures of flags flying in your community for inclusion on sowegalive.com! Just email [email protected] Posted by Historic Bainbridge Georgia on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 We are gettin' ready and… Read More »

Georgia State Patrol Steps Up Enforcement For July Fourth Weekend

Atlanta—The July Fourth holiday is typically the busiest travel period of the year. The 78-hour holiday period begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, and ends at midnight on Sunday, July 5. During this period, the Georgia State Patrol will be conducting concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the state. “Troopers will be out in full force,… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners to meet Thursday night

Decatur County commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building at 203 W. Broughton St. Commissioners will hold an executive session to discuss personnel and litigation. We’re also told we can expect a couple of resolutions to be passed by commissioners.

Scripture of the Day, 7/2

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him,… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 7/1

Matthew 5:44-47 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on… Read More »

Damaging winds knock down trees during storm late Tuesday afternoon

In Decatur County, we received reports of damaging wind events, including a possible tornado touchdown in the Bethany community off Georgia 253 South, and another possible touchdown in the “Pecan Orchard” off U.S. 27 South, where several large pecan trees were said to be knocked over. We also saw numerous Decatur County residents posting about power outages after the… Read More »

Dale Murphy coming to Bainbridge this August as part of YMCA’s ‘Denim and Diamonds’

View image | gettyimages.com The Bainbridge Decatur County YMCA is pleased to announce plans for their 3rd Annual Denim and Diamonds fundraising event to be held August 22, 2015 at the Charles H. Kirbo Center featuring famed Atlanta Braves baseball player, Dale Murphy. This year’s event will be centered around the baseball player’s faith and its culmination with… Read More »

Southern Fresh Market celebrates Grand Opening with ribbon cutting

The Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Opening of Southern Fresh Market with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome new owners, Kevin and Amanda Rentz. The Ribbon Cutting was held Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11 am at Southern Fresh Market located at 1310 Dothan Rd in Bainbridge. Many of the market’s customers on Friday enjoyed… Read More »