Category Archives: Around our Area

Help Save the Decatur County Landfill!

Bainbridge Eagle Scout candidate Tommy Young is working to save the landfill from “E” waste with a community event this Saturday. From 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Tommy will be holding an electronic recycling event at the Howard Johnson Inn (1401 Tallahassee Highway) where he will be accepting electronic waste for recycling.  The project is the final step… Read More »

NEWS: AAA Tow to Go for Memorial Day Weekend, Million Dollar Aquatic Center in Grady County, Arrest Reports and More

GRADY COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) – A Grady County project that has been in the works since 2007 is one step closer to being complete. DOTHAN, AL (DOTHAN EAGLE) – Dothan Police are currently looking for a 15-year-old male believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a recent high school graduate Tuesday evening. ENTERPRISE, AL (DOTHAN EAGLE)… Read More »

AAA Tow to Go Available All Memorial Day Weekend

PLAN AHEAD FOR A SAFE CELEBRATION Tow to Go Program Available All Memorial Day Weekend ATLANTA, Ga. (May 25, 2017) – AAA projects 39.3 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles away from home this Memorial Day weekend. Almost 35 million of those travelers will be hitting the road. That is the highest number in 12 years and… Read More »

Multiple Vehicle Accident on Shotwell Street (Wednesday 3:00 p.m.)

There was a multiple vehicle accident on Shotwell Street Wednesday afternoon.  According to witnesses on the scene, as many as 4 vehicles were involved. The wreck occurred in the east bound lane, but traffic was temporarily blocked in both directions while emergency crews worked the scene. Georgia State Patrol and Bainbridge Public Safety responded to the accident. At… Read More »

NEWS: Thomas County Man Charged with Arson, GA DNR Quota Applications Opening, Storm Damage in SWGA and More

CRISP CO., GA (WALB) – Powerful storms left some homes in ruins across South Georgia Tuesday. THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) – A Thomas County man is facing arson charges after investigators said he intentionally set fire to his home. MONTEZUMA, Ga. (AP) — A firefighter in Georgia has died after suffering a traumatic brain injury from an accident on the… Read More »

Georgia DNR Quota Hunt Applications Start June 1

Apply for Quota Hunts Starting June 1 SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (5/23/2017) Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “A quota hunt allows for a predetermined number of hunters on a particular area, creating quality hunting… Read More »

Coastal Solar Shines at Festival

Coastal Solar Shines at Festival as Thousands Learn about Alternative Energy Options for Their Homes, Farms and Businesses Press Release Named a ‘Top 20’ event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the festival featured the usual array of activities and fun for all ages and interests. Music, cooking, onion eating contests, air shows, outdoor movies, street dancing, and more.… Read More »

WEATHER: Severe Weather for SWGA through Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting severe weather, including the possibility of isolated tornadoes, through tomorrow afternoon: “Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected through Wednesday. Some of these storms could produce damaging wind gusts, an isolated tornado, and/or heavy rain. Coastal flooding in the eastern Big Bend on Wednesday will be possible as well”

Bainbridge State College Announces Deans and Honors Lists for Spring Semester

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017 BSC announces deans and honors lists for spring semester Bainbridge State College Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, Dr. Rodney Carr, is pleased to announce the students who earned the distinction of being named to the  Deans’ and Honors’ Lists for Spring Semester 2017. These students have earned a 3.5 (B+)… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Graduates 20 from GED Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017 BSC Adult Education graduates 20 from GED program Bainbridge State College Adult Education is pleased to announce the graduation of 20 students from the GED Program. On Thursday, May 18, Bainbridge State College honored the graduates with a graduation ceremony that was held at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center. Nanette McIntoch,… Read More »

NEWS: Camilla Body Id’d, Rabies Reported in Lowndes County, Aggressive Albany Chickens and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup: CAMILLA, GA (WALB) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was on scene in Camilla Saturday after a body was found. VALDOSTA, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A Valdosta FedEx driver has won a state driving championship and will compete on the national stage this summer in Orlando. VALDOSTA, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A woman… Read More »

NEWS: Body Discovered in Camilla, DCBOE Names New Principals, Okefenokee Wildfire Update and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Memorial Hospital and Manor Authority members at their May meeting reviewed the financial report for the month of April that showed a loss of $257,456. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Decatur County School System Superintendent Tim Cochran made a long-anticipated announcement following Thursday’s Board of Education meeting. Three new principals will walk the… Read More »

WEATHER: Wet Start to the Week, Cooler Temperatures Too

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a wet start to the work week and high temperatures in the high 70’s for the first half. Detailed Forecast Today Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.… Read More »

NEWS: Wreck Leads to Felony Arrest, Check Fraud Scheme Leads to 4 Arrests, Fatal Moultrie Accident and More

MOULTRIE, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – Four Georgia residents have been sentenced for their roles in a fraudulent check cashing scheme. VALDOSTA, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – Teen arrested for felony car break in MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) – Police say that Patricia Cooper, 53, of Norman Park, died when when a truck hit her car in the driver’s side door. ST. GEORGE… Read More »

BPS: Vehicle Wreck Leads to Felony Arrest

PRESS RELEASE This morning around 10am, a vehicle traveling down Hubert Dollar Drive clipped a couple of signs, ultimately coming to rest against a sign located at the intersection of Cox Avenue at the Bill Reynolds Sports Park. A woman who was in the area jogging, approached the vehicle to check on the driver, later identified as 25… Read More »

NEWS: Thomasville Student Dies in Car Wreck the Day Before Graduation, Counterfeit Money Circulating, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Southwest Georgia can expect rain and cooler temperatures late this weekend and into next week. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Two BHS students score internship at Bainbridge Manufacturing ST. GEORGE, Ga. (Valdosta Today)– The West Mims fire has scorched more than 150,000 acres of land since it began in early April, and only about a… Read More »

WEATHER: Rain and (slightly) Cooler Temperatures on the Way

Southwest Georgia can expect rain and cooler temperatures late this weekend and into next week.  Here is the detailed forecast from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee: Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight. Friday… Read More »

NEWS: BPS Gets K9, Bainbridge Bypass Getting Resurfaced, Substitute Teacher Arrested and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Resurfacing that is about to start on one of the busiest state routes in Bainbridge will interrupt traffic, but motorists will benefit from a better road and smoother ride once the project is finished. BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) – A program in Bainbridge focused on building bonds between local children and police now has a new way to… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Responded to a Multiple Vehicle Fire Over the Weekend

PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, May 14, at approximately 5:40am, E-911 dispatched Bainbridge Public Safety to 912 Martin Street in reference to multiple vehicles on fire.  Upon arriving on scene, Sergeant Timothy Mixon observed three vehicles fully involved, and advised responding units of the situation. Decatur County Fire Rescue was dispatched to assist.  All three vehicle fires were extinguished,… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Gets K9 Partner

The Bainbridge Public Safety Department welcomed a new member of the squad this week.  Officer Jayson Myers, a 3 and a half year veteran of the force will be handling “Kenzo” who is trained in narcotics detection and tracking.  In a facebook post, BPS noted that the duo had recently completed training in Dooly County and would be hitting… Read More »