Category Archives: Around our Area

NEWS: Latest Weather Update from NWS, Alabama Gov Facing Possible Impeachment (again), and More

Bainbridge man announces 135 mile, 24 hour endurance race BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Here is the latest from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee regarding today’s storms. ATTAPULGUS, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Attapulgus’ elephant refuge is coming together NASHVILLE, GA (WALB) – We are following a story that was breaking overnight, trying to get details on a high speed… Read More »

Bainbridge Man Runs 100 Mile Race, Announces 24 Hour, 135 Mile Endurance Run

Bainbridge runner Harold Allen is the type of person that inspires someone, even when he’s not trying to.  He’s the guy that motivates people he’s never even met.  A man that, through his own determination and strength, is having a butterfly effect of sorts on his community.  Harold Allen is a living legend. Recently, the Post Searchlight featured… Read More »

NEWS: Bad Weather Coming Wednesday, Monday Night Storm Damage, Alligator Point Parking Restricted and More

ALLIGATOR POINT, Fla. (WCTV) — Alligator Point is a popular beach destination in for many local Floridians and Georgians. Beachgoers are not following parking rules, prompting changes by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The aftermath of Monday’s destructive storms is bringing back a familiar sight for residents here in South Georgia.  LOWNDES CO (VALDOSTA TODAY)… Read More »

NEWS: Severe Weather Possible Monday Night, I-85 Collapse Details, Arrest Reports and More

ATLANTA, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Below is a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation concerning the collapse of Interstate 85 in Atlanta. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, March 31, 2017 ATLANTA (CBS46) – One of three people charged in connection to the fire that caused a portion of I-85 to collapse appeared… Read More »

NEWS: Atlanta Traffic “Worst Case Scenario”, Child on Bicycle Struck by Car in Albany, Arrest Reports and More

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Police Department responded to an accident in the 1800 block East Oglethorpe. MEIGS, Ga. (WCTV) – A former south Georgia mayor has been arrested after authorities say she filed false documents to receive free legal representation. ATLANTA (CBS46) – A portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta collapsed Thursday afternoon after a major fire burned under the… Read More »

NEWS: BHS Principal Retiring,Tuesday Afternoon Plane Crash in Alabama, Bird Flu in Georgia, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Bainbridge High School Principal Tommie Howell has announced his plan to retire at the end of this school year. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possibility of a poisoned dog in the area of Bethel Road. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – State leaders are telling poultry producers to remain… Read More »

NEWS: Severe Weather Possible Thursday Night, Bainbridge Man Runs 100 Miles, and More

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) – Americus runner Charlene Pennymon is getting ready for yet another exciting adventure in Boston. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Harold Allen, a marathon runner from Bainbridge, has topped himself yet again. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is encouraging more hunters to participate in the “Coyote Challenge.” DASHER, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) –… Read More »

NEWS: Puppy Mill Discovered in Dothan, Early County Man Killed in Monday Morning Accident, Meigs Shooting and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Bearcat Baseball team is planning a week of celebration with special honors scheduled for two upcoming games. EARLY CO., GA (WALB) – An Early County man was killed Monday morning when he was ejected from his SUV in a single vehicle crash,  ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that happened on Sunday in the… Read More »

SPORTS: Bearcat Baseball Honoring Veterans, Seniors

The Bearcat Baseball team is planning a week of celebration with special honors scheduled for two upcoming games. The first is Military Appreciation Night on Wednesday, April 12th when the Bearcats take on the Tift County Blue Devils.  During this special ceremony, the evening will by highlighted by Bronze Star Medal Recipient, Lt. Col. John E. Davis.  Davis will… Read More »

NEWS: Bomb Scare in Pelham, Havana Shooting, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, March 24, 2017 PELHAM, GA (WALB) – Police took a woman into custody Saturday after investigators say she lied about having a bomb in her car. PANAMA CITY BEACH (WJHG) – Bay County sheriff’s officials have identified the two people arrested in connection with one of the shootings… Read More »

WEATHER: Hot Week in Store for SWGA

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a hot week for southwest Georgia with high temperatures reaching 90 degrees in some areas.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to… Read More »

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 »