Category Archives: Around our Area

Deep South Supershow This Weekend

If you’re looking for an affordable and entertaining way to spend your Saturday, the annual Deep South Super Show will be held at the Kirbo Center at Bainbridge State College this weekend.  Featuring more than 150 tables of authentic Indian artifacts, the Deep South Super Show will begin at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning and the doors will be… Read More »

57th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup is Tomorrow

The 57th annual Rattlesnake Roundup will be held tomorrow, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Rattlesnake Roundup Grounds in Whigham, Georgia.  Sponsored by the Whigham Community Club, the annual event will draw more than 20,000 visitors to the southwest Georgia town of only 500 people.  This year’s event will feature nearly 100 vendors, kids activities such as bounce… Read More »




NEWS: Valdosta Doctor Awarded $10 Million, Representative Gerald Greene Shot in Robbery, Drought Monitor and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, January 27, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, January 26, 2017 COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – State Representative Gerald Greene is recovering after a shooting on Thursday afternoon.  ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a shooting… Read More »

NEWS: Governor Tours Damage, Valdosta Sewer Spill, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, January 26, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, January 25 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Webb and her car club, Memories Car Club, have collected items for the relief effort taking place in Albany, Georgia, after this past weekends deadly tornadoes. ALBANY, GA… Read More »




NEWS: HD Video Footage of Albany Tornado Damage, NWS Upgrades Albany Tornado to EF-3, Burglary at Bainbridge Zip Trip,

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, January 25, 2017: ALBANY, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – HD Video of the tornado damage in Albany, GA BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia is in for a beautiful, yet cool, weekend.  Here is the detailed forecast: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Bainbridge Public… Read More »

WEATHER: Rainy Thursday Morning Followed by a Cool Weekend

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia is in for a beautiful, yet cool, weekend.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Light south wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Tonight Rain likely after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South… Read More »

NEWS: Flint River Projected to Reach Flood Stage Wednesday, Inmate Arrested, Tornado Confirmed and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, January 24, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has extended the flood warning for the Flint River through Saturday BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, January 23, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Decatur County Correction Facility inmate Melvin… Read More »




Flint River Flood Warning Extended

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has extended the flood warning for the Flint River through Saturday.  With a predicted crest of 25.9 feet, the flood stage is considered minor.  Last January, the Flint River reached a height of 30.28 feet, reaching the 11th highest mark in recorded history.  The flood of 1994 reached a height of 37.20… Read More »

Contact Information for Counties in Need

For those interested in providing assistance to neighboring counties suffering from storm damage, here is a list with contact information: Decatur County – Wendell Cofer (229) 400-8002 Thomas County – Lisa (229) 225-4190 Colquitt County – Heritage Church (229) 891-3421 Cook County – Sydney (229) 560-5803 Berrien County – Berrien County Search and Rescue (229) 237-4405 Lowndes County… Read More »

Flint River Projected to Reach Flood Stage This Week

Decatur County Emergency Management Agency P.O. Box 726 Bainbridge, GA 39818 229-248-3869        [email protected] Charlie McCann, Director Tonya Griffin, Deputy Director Monday, January 23, 2017 11:00 a.m.   The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for the Flint River in Decatur County. The FLOOD WARNING for the Flint River in Bainbridge continues until further notice.  … Read More »




NEWS: Updated Storm Damage Info (Monday 9:30 a.m.)

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, January 23, 2017: TIFTON, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – State routes declared impassable by GDOT ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Monday morning brings cleanup efforts and shock, from a tornado outbreak that left many parts of South Georgia disaster areas. Fifteen people are confirmed dead, at least 43 injured. ALBANY, GA (ALBANY HERALD) — At… Read More »

GDOT: List of Impassable State Routes

For Immediate Release: Sunday, January 22, 2017 Contact: Nita Birmingham District Communications 229.326.5435 Southwest Georgia GDOT Responding to Trees, Debris on State Routes TIFTON – Local Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance employees have been responding as needed to felled trees and other debris blocking state routes. Reports began coming into the Transportation Management Center on Saturday night, but… Read More »

Climax Man in D.C. for Trump Inauguration

Climax resident Chris Beaty made the trip to Washington, D.C. for the swearing in ceremony of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  While the crowd is massive, contrary to reports on national news networks, Mr. Beaty said the number of protesters is relatively low.  “We’ve been here since 4:30 this morning and I haven’t… Read More »




NEWS: Severe Weekend Weather Update, GA’s Unemployment Rises, Trump Picks Perdue and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, January 19, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, this weekend’s weather is predicted to be severe.  Here is the latest update BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge State College is holding a town hall meeting for the public to submit questions about the upcoming consolidation… Read More »

WEATHER: Severe Weekend Weather Update (Thurs 8:45 a.m)

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, this weekend’s weather is predicted to be severe.  Here is the latest update: Model guidance continues to show the potential for severe weather this weekend. Here is our updated forecast for the potential timing and threats of these storms. Timing: Several rounds of thunderstorms will be possible over the weekend.… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Hosting Town Hall Meeting on Consolidation

Bainbridge State College is holding a town hall meeting for the public to submit questions about the upcoming consolidation of Bainbridge State and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. On Monday, January 23, Bainbridge State will open the doors to the Charles H Kirbo Regional Center at 3:30 p.m. for a question and answer period hosted by Interim President Dr.… Read More »




WEATHER: NWS: Severe Weather Possible This Weekend

In a press release on Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Tallahassee and the Decatur County EMA predicted severe weather for southwest Georgia this weekend: Timing: A few rounds of thunderstorms are possible over the weekend. While there is the threat for a few severe storms Saturday and Saturday night, the greater threat of severe weather will be… Read More »

NEWS: Whigham Police Searching for Missing Man, Thomas County Fugitive Captured, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, January 18, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Tuesday, January 17, 2017 WHIGHAM, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Whigham police are searching for a missing man BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia could see bad weather in the… Read More »

WEATHER: Lots of Rain On the Way for SWGA

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia could see bad weather in the next few days.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Areas of dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph. Tonight… Read More »