Category Archives: Around our Area

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 »

Bainbridge Bypass to be Resurfaced

For Immediate Release Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Contact: Nita Birmingham 229.326.5435 District Four Communications Decatur County… Busy Bainbridge Bypass Getting New Asphalt for a Better Road, Smoother Ride BAINBRIDGE – 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… Read More »

NEWS: Child Left on Bus in Albany, Medical School Coming to Moultrie, Human Trafficking in Columbus and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, May 16, 2017: Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge State College is pleased to name April Perkins of Whigham as its 2017 Outstanding Graduate. TIFTON, GA (WALB) – A South Georgia private institution dedicated to medical education wants to train more professionals in South Georgia. ALBANY,… Read More »




Perkins Named Bainbridge State Outstanding Graduate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2017 Perkins named BSC Outstanding Graduate Bainbridge State College is pleased to name April Perkins of Whigham as its 2017 Outstanding Graduate.  April Perkins is a 2009 graduate of Cairo High School. She was awarded an Associate of Arts in Business Administration with honors from Bainbridge State in December of 2014. Perkins returned… Read More »

NEWS: Cairo Mother Charged in Infant Death, Okefenokee Fire Update, 1st Lt Weston Lee Heads Home for Memorial and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, May 15, 2017: CAIRO, GA (THOMASVILLE TIMES ENTERPRISE) — The mother of a female newborn infant who died in early February has been charged with the death, following a months-long wait for autopsy results.  THOMASVILLE, GA (THOMASVILLE TIMES ENTERPRISE) — Lawmen and the district attorney’s office are joining forces… Read More »




NEWS: MitCo Grow Hold Ribbon Cutting, Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Bust, Screwdriver Attack and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports Fundraiser for the Family of 1st Lt. Weston Lee DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Dougherty County Police are searching for a man who they say stabbed his girlfriend with a screwdriver.  ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU) seized a large amount of narcotics, guns, and counterfeit money during a drug… Read More »

Burn Ban in Effect for Southwest Georgia

PRESS RELEASE Due to HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS, NO OPEN BURNING IS ALLOWED in Decatur County, Seminole County, and Grady County. This includes fireworks. GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION – Temporary Suspension on ALL Outdoor Burning: Effective immediately, the Georgia Forestry Commission has implemented a temporary suspension on ALL outdoor burning due to persisting drought conditions. The suspension on outdoor… 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 »

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 »




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 »

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 »