Category Archives: Around our Area

WEATHER: Spring Has Sprung in SWGA

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a “spring-like” week in southwest Georgia.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Southeast… Read More »

NEWS: GBI still searching for missing teacher, details on Bainbridge State College/ABAC merger & Georgia congressman’s life threatened

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, March 3rd, 2017: QUINCY, FL (WCTV) – Authorities investigating cemetery vandalism in Quincy FITZGERALD, GA (Valdosta Today) – GBI still searching for missing teacher in Ben Hill County MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) – Moultrie city leaders kickoff million-dollar streetscape project ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Fatal crashes in Southwest Georgia in… Read More »




NEWS: Teacher pleads guilty; murder suspect captured & we are still waiting on a baby giraffe

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, March 2nd, 2017: VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) – Lowndes County teacher pleads guilty to having sex with students ALBANY, GA (Albany Herald) – Medical College of Georgia Southwest presented with awards CORDELE, GA (WALB) – High speed chase through Crisp & Sumter Counties COLUMBUS, GA (WALB) – Students in Columbus… Read More »

NEWS: Semi accident in Albany; Tallahassee Mayor to run for Governor & possible private prison in Decatur County

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 1st, 2017: ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Truck driver loses control when avoiding collision FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) – GBI body recovery team to keep searching on Wednesday for missing woman TALLAHASSEE, FL (WCTV) – Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announces he will run for Florida Governor TALLAHASSEE, FL (WCTV) –… Read More »

NEWS: Potential for Severe Weather Wednesday Night, Road Check Leads to Drug Bust, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, February 28, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, February 27, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is warning of the potential for severe weather this week. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Southwest Georgia Traffic Network arrested two men… Read More »




WEATHER: Potential for Severe Weather Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is warning of the potential for severe weather this week. “The Storm Prediction Center has outlooked portions of the Tri-State region with a Marginal Risk for severe weather on Wednesday afternoon and evening. As of right now the threat appears to be rather low and would likely exist in the evening as… Read More »

NEWS: Lowndes County Deputy Dies, Hospital Board Reports Positive Month, Weekly Weather, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, February 27, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, February 24, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Southwest Georgia will see a massive temperature shift this week as high temperatures peak on Tuesday before a cool front hits the area on Thursday and Friday.  … Read More »

WEATHER: 40 Degree Temperature Change This Week

Southwest Georgia will see a massive temperature shift this week as high temperatures peak on Tuesday before a cool front hits the area on Thursday and Friday.  This weekend’s temperatures should be closer to normal. Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind around 10 mph. Tonight Patchy fog… Read More »




NEWS: Advance Voting Begins Monday for Decatur County ESPLOST, 11 Year Old Arrested with Gun at Valdosta School and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, February 24, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, February 23, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Advance in-person voting for the Decatur County Board of Education’s called special election for its renewal of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for education-related capital… Read More »

Advance Voting Begins for ESPLOST Renewal

PRESS RELEASE Decatur County Board of Elections and Registration 122 W. Water Street   P.O. Box 7428 Bainbridge, GA 39818 (229) 243-2087 Office   (229) 248-3743 Fax [email protected]   Advance voting begins Monday for ESPLOST renewal   Advance in-person voting for the Decatur County Board of Education’s called special election for its renewal of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option… Read More »

NEWS: Two Arrested, Another Sought by Bainbridge State College Police, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, February 23, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge State College Police arrested two suspects and are looking for a third in connection to a theft that occurred on campus last week. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, February 22, 2017 ATHENS, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The… Read More »




Several Southwest Georgia Businesses Named Finalists for “Flavor of Georgia”

The University System of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announced the finalists for their 2017 “Flavor of Georgia” competition and several southwest Georgia businesses made the list. Entries are judged on “technical aspects such as flavor, texture and ingredient profile. Also considered are potential market volume, consumer appeal and how well the product represents Georgia.” The… Read More »

Three Arrested in Bainbridge State College Thefts (Updated 2/23/17 1:35 p.m.)

Update 2/23/17: According to Chief Spooner with the Bainbridge State College Police Department, Harlin Miller has turned himself in to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. Bainbridge State College Police arrested two suspects and are looking for a third in connection to a theft that occurred on campus last week. Here is the news release: Bainbridge State College Police… Read More »

NEWS: Potter Street Community Center Named After Councilman Sweet, Bdge State College Suspects Id’d, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, February 22, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to Bainbridge State College Police, the suspects in the pictures have been identified BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Thirty-year Bainbridge City Councilman and community leader Joe L. Sweet Jr. was honored posthumously Tuesday when the Potter Street Community Center was renamed after… Read More »




NEWS: Bainbridge State College Searching for Suspected Thieves, Bullet Hits Thomas University Building, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, February 21, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge State College Police are seeking assistance in identifying the suspects in these pictures THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV)– The campus of Thomas University is breathing a sigh of relief tonight. DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Officials are on the scene, battling a house fire in the… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Police searching for potential suspects in theft (ID’d 2/22/17)

Update 2/22/17 6:35 a.m.: According to Bainbridge State College Police, the suspects in the pictures have been identified. Bainbridge State College Police are seeking assistance in identifying the suspects in these pictures. They are wanted for questioning about a theft that occurred at Bainbridge State College on February 14th. The vehicle is believed to be a silver Pontiac… Read More »

NEWS: BHS Senior Chosen for Disney Dream Academy, Inmate Dies at Valdosta State Prison, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, February 20, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, February 17, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Rayneau Victor, a senior at Bainbridge High School, has been selected as one of 100 students nationwide, to attend Disney Dream Academy for four days in… Read More »




NEWS: Vada Man Killed in Plane Crash, GSP is Hiring, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, February 17, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, February 16, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to reports, the victim in last night’s plane crash was Donald Anderson from Vada. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Georgia State Patrol is hiring!  COLQUITT CO., GA… Read More »

NEWS: Decatur County Man Convicted in Infant Aggravated Assault, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Thursday, February 16, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – A Decatur County man was convicted this week of aggravated assault on a 6 month old infant after doctors diagnosed the child with symptoms consistent with Shaken Baby… Read More »