Category Archives: Around our Area

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 »

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 »

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 »




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 »

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 »




NEWS: Bainbridge Public Safety Searching for Hit and Run Suspect, Storm Victims Scammed, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge Public Safety is “on the lookout” for a driver suspected of two separate hit and run incidents this weekend. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Bainbridge Middle School Principal John Wooden has been promoted DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Ten weeks after Albany was hit by a devastating wind storm, some homeowners are still dealing with… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Looking for Hit and Run Suspect

Bainbridge Public Safety is “on the lookout” for a driver suspected of two separate hit and run incidents this weekend.  According to Julie Harris, the Public Information Officer with the City of Bainbridge, the incidents occurred around 11:00 pm Saturday night.   As of Monday morning, there was no new information on the whereabouts of the driver or… Read More »

NEWS: Winter Weather Spoiling SWGA Ag Products, GBI Arrests Three in Marshall’s Shooting, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, March 17, 2017: LAKE PARK, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A Lowndes County farm is pulling out all the stops to protect their crops from the overnight freeze. MORVEN, GA (WTXL) – In Brooks County, the weather has been ravaging peach orchards and costing local farmers thousands of dollars in… Read More »




NEWS: Decatur County Approves Grant Application, Arrest Reports, GBI Arrests Three Suspects and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Thursday, March 16, 2017:   BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Decatur County Board of Commissioners approved a grant resolution at its meeting Tuesday that will help develop the Bethel Heights community in Decatur County. COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) – A Colquitt County grand jury will hear the case against accused mass… Read More »

NEWS: Sabal Trail Pipeline Damages Farm, Search for Church Burglar, Hot Grease Thrown in Employee’s Face and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 15, 2017: COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) – New surveillance video shows a man who police say broke into a Colquitt County church over the weekend. THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) – Commissioners in Thomas County say the county is paying nearly triple the amount others do for their ambulance services and… Read More »

NEWS: Valdosta Bank Robber Caught, Gas Prices Falling, Man Beats Victim with a Stick and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, March 14, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, March 13, 2017 ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany police are trying to find the person that assaulted a resident with a stick, before robbing them. GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) — A moment many students and… Read More »




NEWS: School Superintendents Elected? School Boards Appointed by Grand Jury? Georgia Senate Votes Yes.

ATLANTA, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Georgia Senate passed a resolution late last week for a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution to give counties in Georgia the option to elect or appoint school superintendents. WILCOX CO., GA (WALB) – Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office investigators confirmed Saturday afternoon that they have arrested Toby Boyd. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Quantavious Thomas is… Read More »

NEWS: Aaron Parrish Turns Himself In, Marianna Teens Arrested for Walmart Fires, Quitman Gets 100 New Jobs and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, March 10, 2017: DECATUR CO., GA (WALB) – A multi-county search for a wanted man is now over after he turned himself in to authorities. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Several people are in jail after a large brawl broke out at an Albany nightclub early Friday morning. MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) – The… Read More »

NEWS: Army Plane Crash in Abbeville, Multi County Manhunt Underway for Aaron Parrish, 8 Women Freed in Atlanta Trafficking Ring and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, March 9, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Decatur County School Superintendent Tim Cochran made a presentation to Bainbridge Rotary this week to talk about the extension of ESPLOST. MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) – The Georgia State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources are working together to locate Ronnie Aaron… Read More »




NEWS: BPS Responds to House Fire, Cook County Gets New Hospital, Dothan Police Get Body Cameras and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 8, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – On Friday, the Georgia House of Representatives passed HB 273 by a vote of 147-17. The bill, which was authored by Democratic representative Demetrius Douglas of Stockbridge, would require schools in Georgia to “schedule recess for all students in kindergarten and… Read More »

NEWS: Pelham City Schools Closed Wednesday, Homerville Plane Crash, Alabama Governor Sued and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, March 7, 2017: HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) – People in a Clinch County neighborhood are still in shock after a military airplane crashed near their homes.   PELHAM, GA (WALB) – Pelham City Schools is taking Wednesday off to support their girls basketball team. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s state auditor has… Read More »