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Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Wednesday, May 10, 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: Robert Luther Freeman, 35, Williams Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Failure to Appear o/c Sale of Cocaine, Illegal use of Telecommunication Facility; Mixon, DESO Montilita Benard Allen, 40, East Water Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Identity… Read More »

Reported Explosion, Residential Fire in Bainbridge (Wednesday)

Bainbridge, GA (Sowegalive) UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The fire appears to have started as a trash fire that spread to the home.  There were no reported injuries. 9:45 a.m.: Witnesses reported hearing an explosion as far as a mile away and black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky above the Bainbridge Bypass as first responders battled a… Read More »




NEWS: Georgia Wildfire Growing, Miller County Jailer Arrested, Decatur County Purchasing $1M Worth of Land and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, May 10, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Decatur County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to acquire six separate parcels of land adjacent to the Decatur County Industrial Air Park. ST. GEORGE, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a huge wildfire threatening homes near the Georgia-Florida state line… Read More »

Montgomery awarded SWGA Farm Credit Scholarship

PRESS RELEASE May 9, 2017 Montgomery awarded SWGA Farm Credit Scholarship On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, SWGA Farm Credit in coordination with the Bainbridge State College Foundation presented Everett Montgomery of Thomasville with the SWGA Farm Credit Scholastic Achievement in Agribusiness Scholarship. Montgomery is a Thomasville High School graduate and a freshman at Bainbridge State College where he… Read More »




Bainbridge State College Faculty Receive Tenure, Promotions

PRESS RELEASE May 9, 2017 Faculty receive tenure and promotions at BSC   Bainbridge State College was pleased to honor two faculty members on Thursday, May 4, 2017, with a reception held at the Student Wellness Center, for receiving tenure. Faculty receiving tenure were Dr. Steven Hougland, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; and David Sarrette, Associate Professor of… Read More »

Fire Destroys Downtown Bainbridge Building

A fire destroyed a building in downtown Bainbridge overnight Tuesday. According to Bainbridge Public Safety Fire Chief Doyle Welch, a resident of the building heard a loud explosion around 1:30 a.m. and began warning other occupants of the  danger.  A couple of Public Safety Officers responding to a call at Hutto McIver on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard reported… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Monday, May 8, 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: Fantasha Lashae Baker, 24, MLK Jr Drive, Bainbridge, Ga, Criminal Trespass; Akins, BPS Paul Houston Burrington, 48, North Sims Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Interference with Person Making 911 Call, Criminal Trespass; Miller, BPS… Read More »




Wild Adventures Hosting Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier

PRESS RELEASE Wild Adventures to Host Qualifier for Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Valdosta, GA – Wild Adventures Theme Park is set to host the Georgia qualifier for Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday, May 13. The male and female winners at Wild Adventures will earn a seat at the ESPN-televised finals at the original Nathan’s… Read More »

NEWS: Arrest Reports, Okefenokee Wildfire Update, Colquitt County Nurse Killed on ATV and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports COLQUITT COUNTY (MOULTRIE OBSERVER) – A Colquitt County woman who managed nursing programs for prison and jail inmates was killed Saturday night in an accident in which an ATV overturned. FOLKSTON, Ga. (WCTV) – Seventy-nine people in St. George in Georgia’s southernmost county have been evacuated after a wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Friday, May 5, 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: Terrence Bernard Green, 28, East Water Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Criminal Trespass, Simple Battery; Osborne, DESO Diane Denise James, 36, East Water Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Contempt of Court o/c Child Support; Gale, DESO… Read More »




WEATHER: Rainfall Totals for SWGA

The Southwest Georgia area got some welcome precipitation Thursday as rain pelted the corner of the state most of the morning.  According to the National Weather Service, here are a few rainfall totals as recorded at local airports: Albany: 1.24″ Marianna:  1.45″ Valdosta: 1″ Tallahassee: 2.92″ Dothan: .82″ While the rain amounts weren’t exactly monumental, the moisture was… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Thursday, May 4, 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 Michael Lloyd, 42, Aryola Drive, Bainbridge, Ga, Probation Violation o/c Methamphetamines; Myers, BPS Brenda Nicole Powell, 29, South Spruce Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Possession of Methamphetamines; Myers, BPS Bridget M Herring, 47,… Read More »




NEWS: Bainbridge State Graduating 180, Decatur County Man Convicted, Arrest Reports and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Bainbridge State College Student Wellness Center Gym will be filled with supporting faculty, staff, friends and families of the 180 students graduating on Saturday. CAMILLA, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Flint Hills Resources Biofuels and Ingredients, owner and operator of the Camilla ethanol plant and a Koch company, has earned the… Read More »

Bainbridge State College to Graduate 180 Students Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2017 Bainbridge State to graduate 180 students on Saturday The Bainbridge State College Student Wellness Center Gym will be filled with supporting faculty, staff, friends and families of the 180 students graduating on Saturday. Commencement exercises will begin at 10 a.m., with the Tallahassee Pipe Band leading the way for the class of… Read More »

Flint Hills Resources Named Energy Star Partner of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2017   FLINT HILLS RESOURCES BIOFUELS AND INGREDIENTS, A SUBSIDIARY OF KOCH INDUSTRIES, IS 2017 ENERGY STAR PARTNER OF THE YEAR Camilla, Georgia – Flint Hills Resources Biofuels and Ingredients, owner and operator of the Camilla ethanol plant and a Koch company, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Partner of… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Wednesday, May 3, 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: Kolby Barry Fain, 20, Attapulgus Whigham, Whigham, Ga, Probation Violation o/c Driving while License Suspended; Cotton, DESO Diequealer Lashay Jackson, 33, Slough Loop Road, Bainbridge, Ga, Criminal Trespass, Loitering, Public Drunkenness; Jackson,… Read More »

NEWS: Okeefenokee Wildfire Still Growing, Moultrie Vehicle Thefts, Church Fight Caught on Camera and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, May 3, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Last weekend at the Bainbridge City Council retreat, Bainbridge Public Safety assistant director Frank Green approached the council with four possible solutions to a problem that faces BPS: retention rate. MOULTRIE, Ga. (MOULTRIE OBSERVER) — Thieves made off with nearly $16,000… Read More »

Georgia Suffering Through Severe Drought

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, parts of Georgia (including southwest Georgia) are suffering through a “severe drought”. “Heavy to excessive rainfall alleviated drought but triggered flooding across interior portions of the region, while hot, dry weather caused drought to intensify and expand farther south. A slow-moving storm system coupled with abundant subtropical moisture generated 2 to 8 inches… Read More »