Category Archives: Around our Area

Possible Tornado Damage in Decatur County Tuesday Night (Photos)

A plantation in southwest Decatur County received significant damage during Tuesday night’s storm.  Due to the extensive nature of the damage, it seems possible that a tornadic event occurred on the farm. On the scene you can see multiple large pine trees on the ground as well as a clear path of damage.  Thankfully, the damage was limited… Read More »

NEWS: Florida Murder Suspect Dead, GDOT Addresses Deadly Intersection, Akins Named Employee of the Quarter and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, February 8, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Norris Akins was named the City of Bainbridge Employee of the Quarter BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Following two fatal accidents at the intersection of Hwy. 27 North and Bethel Road in a five-day period, public outcry has drastically increased calling for a… Read More »




Akins Named City of Bainbridge Employee of the Quarter

PRESS RELEASE Congratulations to City of Bainbridge “Employee of the Quarter” Norris Akins. Akins serves as Parks Crew Supervisor and was nominated for being an instrumental part in the success of “Lights Along the River” held during the month of December. He is a graduate of Bainbridge High School where he played basketball and ran track. Before joining… Read More »

WEATHER: Possible High Winds, Hail and Thunderstorms Tuesday Afternoon/Night

The National Weather Service has updated the chance of severe weather for southwest Georgia this afternoon and tonight. “The Storm Prediction Center has extended the slight risk area farther eastward into portions of southwest Georgia and the Florida panhandle.  The main threats continue to be damaging wind gusts and large hail with impacts to trees and power lines. … Read More »

NEWS: Another Fatal Accident on Highway 27 N, Dothan Bomb Threat, Alabama Killer on the Run and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, February 7, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, February 6, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Victim identified in Monday’s Highway 27 N fatal accident  ALBANY, GA (ALBANY HERALD) – Doughtery County Deputy Coroner addresses storm death numbers GULF COAST, AL (WALB) – Authorities… Read More »




Another Fatal Accident at Hwy 27 N and Bethel Rd (Mon 5:00 pm)

Update 6:40 pm Bps Deputy Director Frank Green: Bainbridge Public Safety offers condolences to the family of Brenda Gail Solis of Bethel Road in Bainbridge. Brenda was killed in an accident on Highway 27 this afternoon. We ask the public to keep the passenger, who was Life Flighted, in their prayers. Her name has not been released and… Read More »

NEWS: Former Meigs Mayor Convicted, Officer Involved Shooting in Moultrie, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, February 6, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, February 3, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia will see a high chance of rain and thunderstorms for the week. MEIGS, Ga. (WCTV) — The former… Read More »

WEATHER: Thunderstorms, High Winds This Week

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia will see a high chance of rain and thunderstorms for the week.  However, as the rain moves out, the weekend should be perfect.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy,… Read More »




NEWS: Longer Deer Season Legislation Introduced, January Gas Prices Up Over Last Year, Proposed Gun Ban in Georgia and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, February 3, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, February 2, 2017 ATLANTA, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – January gas prices up 42 cents over last year ATLANTA, GA (GEORGIA OUTDOOR NEWS) – Legislation that would increase hunting and fishing license fees in Georgia was expected… Read More »




National Signing Day in South Georgia

Young men all over southwest Georgia signed their letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level this week. This is a list of all the players in this part of the state that have signed with colleges. *Note: This list will grow as we gather information from the schools.  Cairo High School Zach Anderson – Fort… Read More »

NEWS: Rep Gerald Greene Answers Questions About Shooting, Explosion at Isaacs Bakery, Missing Albany Man and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, February 2, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, February 1, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – There was an explosion at Isaacs Bakery on Wednesday afternoon in downtown Bainbridge. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Chief Jerry Carter is pleased to announce the promotion of three Bainbridge… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety: Dollar, Deen, Miller Promoted

PRESS RELEASE Chief Jerry Carter is pleased to announce the promotion of three Bainbridge Public Safety Officers. James Dollar has been promoted to Major (Patrol Division), Ryan Deen has been promoted to Captain, and Toby Miller has been promoted to Sergeant. Major Dollar is a native of Bainbridge and a graduate of Bainbridge High School. He has a… Read More »




Explosion at Isaacs Bakery; No Injuries

There was an explosion at Isaacs Bakery on Wednesday afternoon in downtown Bainbridge.  According to officials, there were no injuries. According to Julie Harris, Public Information Officer for the City of Bainbridge, an oven exploded leaving two occupants in the building’s kitchen covered in white powder. Thankfully, there were no injuries and no other people in the building.… Read More »

NEWS: GBI Enters Search for Missing Albany 2 Year Old, Early County Man Gets 20 Years, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, February 1, 2017: ASHBURN, GA (WALB) – The GBI is assisting the Dougherty County Police with the missing person’s investigation of Detraz Green, 2. TIFTON, Ga. (WCTV) — Georgia’s Peanut Commission and Peanut Proud are donating more than 10,000 jars of local peanut butter. ATLANTA, GA (AJC) – Former Early… Read More »

NEWS: Gas Prices Falling, Wild Adventures Lions Turn 1, Two Arrested for Murder in Quincy and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Tuesday, January 31, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, January 30, 2017 VALDOSTA, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Wild Adventures celebrated the birthday of two special “babies” on Monday when Tiki and Kiara, the parks’ African lions, turned one. MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) – After months of frustration,… Read More »




Wild Adventures Baby Lions Celebrate First Birthday (Photos and Video)

PRESS RELEASE Valdosta, GA – Wild Adventures celebrated the birthday of two special “babies” on Monday when Tiki and Kiara, the parks’ African lions, turned one. The cubs, who weighed about 30 pounds each when they arrived last year, are now between 85 and 100 pounds. The cubs were given wrapped boxes filled with balloons to tear into… Read More »

WEATHER: NWS Provides Tornado Details

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has compiled details and data on the deadly tornadoes that devastated southwest Georgia last weekend.  Initial estimates have totaled the damage to more than $100 million and the storms were responsible for 15 deaths in Georgia and 1 death in Florida.  According to the NWS, the storm systems spawned 7 tornadoes, 5… Read More »

WEATHER: Beautiful Week in Store for Southwest Georgia

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a beautiful weather week for southwest Georgia.  Here is the detailed forecast: Today Sunny, with a high near 63. West northwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 42. Calm wind. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 72. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10… Read More »