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NEWS: Severe Weather Possible Thursday Night, Bainbridge Man Runs 100 Miles, and More

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) – Americus runner Charlene Pennymon is getting ready for yet another exciting adventure in Boston. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Harold Allen, a marathon runner from Bainbridge, has topped himself yet again. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is encouraging more hunters to participate in the “Coyote Challenge.” DASHER, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) –… Read More »

WEATHER: Severe Weather Possible for SWGA Thursday Night

From the National Weather Service: “A system moving through late this week will bring a line of storms to the area with the chance of severe storms Thursday Night and Friday to the Florida panhandle, southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. Unfortunately, at this point, it is still too far out to narrow down the time frame any further. Damaging… Read More »




NEWS: Puppy Mill Discovered in Dothan, Early County Man Killed in Monday Morning Accident, Meigs Shooting and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Bearcat Baseball team is planning a week of celebration with special honors scheduled for two upcoming games. EARLY CO., GA (WALB) – An Early County man was killed Monday morning when he was ejected from his SUV in a single vehicle crash,  ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that happened on Sunday in the… Read More »

SPORTS: Bearcat Baseball Honoring Veterans, Seniors

The Bearcat Baseball team is planning a week of celebration with special honors scheduled for two upcoming games. The first is Military Appreciation Night on Wednesday, April 12th when the Bearcats take on the Tift County Blue Devils.  During this special ceremony, the evening will by highlighted by Bronze Star Medal Recipient, Lt. Col. John E. Davis.  Davis will… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Monday, March 27, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Lanorris Jenkins, 26, Fowlstown Road, Attapulgus, Ga, Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Possession of Marijuana with Intent within 1000 ft. of Housing Projects, Tampering with Evidence; Avery, BPS Jack Johnson III, 26,… Read More »




NEWS: Bomb Scare in Pelham, Havana Shooting, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, March 24, 2017 PELHAM, GA (WALB) – Police took a woman into custody Saturday after investigators say she lied about having a bomb in her car. PANAMA CITY BEACH (WJHG) – Bay County sheriff’s officials have identified the two people arrested in connection with one of the shootings… Read More »

WEATHER: Hot Week in Store for SWGA

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a hot week for southwest Georgia with high temperatures reaching 90 degrees in some areas.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Friday, March 24, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: James Edward Glass, 42, Josey Lane, Brinson, Ga, Driving while License Suspended or Revoked, Remove or Affix Plate to Conceal Vehicle; Prince, GSP Frank Pavkovich, 48, Dot Harvey Road, Jakin, Ga, Bail… Read More »




NEWS: Former Meigs Mayor Sentenced, Lee County Student Arrested for SnapChat Threat, Arrest Reports and More

MEIGS, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – The former mayor of Meigs, Linda Harris, has been sentenced for theft and violation of oath of public office. MOULTRIE, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A woman has been charged in connection with the abuse of an elderly patient at a Moultrie senior living facility. LEE CO., GA (WALB) – One man is custody after leading… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Thursday, March 23, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Michael John Allen, 34, John Bush Road, Brinson, Ga, Probation Violation o/c Aggravated Assault; Reynolds, DESO Laura Beth Beauman, 36, Russ Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Burglary; Strickland, BPS John Richard Bevilacqua, 32, Flint… Read More »

NEWS: BPS Makes Massive Drug Bust, Still No Answers on Missing Toddler in Albany, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – More than two months after a tornado struck Dougherty County, a toddler reported missing during the storm has still not been found. DOTHAN, AL (DOTHAN EAGLE) – The Taco Bell employee, Lakisha Lewis, who was allegedly assaulted at Taco Bell… Read More »




BPS: Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Major Drug Bust

PRESS RELEASE Bainbridge Public Safety Officers Jayson Myers and Jason Hayes performed a routine traffic stop at 8:30am on Wednesday morning on Tallahassee Highway in front of Tractor Supply. According to Myers, the driver of the single occupant vehicle was acting agitated during the stop, which led the officers to suspect the driver was hiding something. A search… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Rhonda Gaye Reynolds, 51, Faceville Hwy, Bainbridge, Ga, Probation Violation o/c Possession of Methadone; Strickland, DESO Eddie Lee Thomas, 45, Bradwell Road, Climax, Ga, Probation Violation o/c Possession of Cocaine; Mobley, DESO… Read More »

NEWS: ESPLOST Renewed, Sunday Alcohol Sales in Thomasville, Miller County Sheriff Will Go to Runoff, Lowndes Bus Driver DUI and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 22, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Tuesday, March 21, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The 2017 ESPLOST passed Tuesday night with 87.4 percent of voters choosing “yes” for the 1 cent sales tax that goes toward new facilities, renovations and retiring… Read More »




WEATHER: Just How Hot Will This Week Be?

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia will see a significant warm-up this week compared to last.  The lone exception is Thursday, when the high is only expected to reach the low 70’s.  For the remainder of the week and weekend, southwest Georgia residents should look for temperatures in the low to mid 80’s. Detailed… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: James Edward Aldridge Jr., 29, Potter Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent, Speeding; Kelly, DESO Freddie Horace Lambert, 58, Antioch Church Road, Climax, Ga, Manufacturing Marijuana; Peak, DESO Heidi… Read More »

Tuesday is Election Day in Decatur County

The special called election for the renewal of Decatur County’s ESPLOST is today until 7:00 p.m. The ESPLOST is an existing one penny sales tax that funds capital projects for the Decatur County School Systems such as the construction or remodel of school buildings, technology purchases, school buses and more.   “The EPLOST is very important to Decatur… Read More »




NEWS: Miller County Students Protest for Principal, 80 Percent of GA’s Blueberries Destroyed by Freeze, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, March 20, 2017 MILLER CO., GA (WALB) – On Monday, a group of 20 to 30 students marched from the high school parking lot to the board of education office after school. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A close call Monday night left a Leon County Sheriff’s Office… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Monday, March 20, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: David A Washington, 34, Academy Street, BAinbridge, Ga, Seat Belt Violation, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked; Shaw, BPS Katesha Perryann Wade, 19, Oleander Drive, Bainbridge, Ga, Simple Battery; Myers, BPS Renata… Read More »

Hit and Run Update: Suspect Turns Himself In

Update: Investigator Chris Jordan is pleased to announce that Antonio Jerrold Williams turned himself in to BPS this evening and is now in custody. Original Story: Bainbridge Public Safety is developing an extensive case related to the two hit and run incidents over the weekend.  According to Julie Harris, Public Information Officer with the City of Bainbridge, police have… Read More »