Category Archives: Around our Area

NEWS: Bainbridge Public Safety Searching for Hit and Run Suspect, Storm Victims Scammed, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge Public Safety is “on the lookout” for a driver suspected of two separate hit and run incidents this weekend. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Bainbridge Middle School Principal John Wooden has been promoted DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Ten weeks after Albany was hit by a devastating wind storm, some homeowners are still dealing with… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Looking for Hit and Run Suspect

Bainbridge Public Safety is “on the lookout” for a driver suspected of two separate hit and run incidents this weekend.  According to Julie Harris, the Public Information Officer with the City of Bainbridge, the incidents occurred around 11:00 pm Saturday night.   As of Monday morning, there was no new information on the whereabouts of the driver or… Read More »




NEWS: Winter Weather Spoiling SWGA Ag Products, GBI Arrests Three in Marshall’s Shooting, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, March 17, 2017: LAKE PARK, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A Lowndes County farm is pulling out all the stops to protect their crops from the overnight freeze. MORVEN, GA (WTXL) – In Brooks County, the weather has been ravaging peach orchards and costing local farmers thousands of dollars in… Read More »

NEWS: Decatur County Approves Grant Application, Arrest Reports, GBI Arrests Three Suspects and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Thursday, March 16, 2017:   BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Decatur County Board of Commissioners approved a grant resolution at its meeting Tuesday that will help develop the Bethel Heights community in Decatur County. COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) – A Colquitt County grand jury will hear the case against accused mass… Read More »

NEWS: Sabal Trail Pipeline Damages Farm, Search for Church Burglar, Hot Grease Thrown in Employee’s Face and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 15, 2017: COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) – New surveillance video shows a man who police say broke into a Colquitt County church over the weekend. THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) – Commissioners in Thomas County say the county is paying nearly triple the amount others do for their ambulance services and… Read More »




NEWS: Valdosta Bank Robber Caught, Gas Prices Falling, Man Beats Victim with a Stick and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, March 14, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, March 13, 2017 ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany police are trying to find the person that assaulted a resident with a stick, before robbing them. GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) — A moment many students and… Read More »

NEWS: School Superintendents Elected? School Boards Appointed by Grand Jury? Georgia Senate Votes Yes.

ATLANTA, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Georgia Senate passed a resolution late last week for a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution to give counties in Georgia the option to elect or appoint school superintendents. WILCOX CO., GA (WALB) – Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office investigators confirmed Saturday afternoon that they have arrested Toby Boyd. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Quantavious Thomas is… Read More »

NEWS: Aaron Parrish Turns Himself In, Marianna Teens Arrested for Walmart Fires, Quitman Gets 100 New Jobs and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, March 10, 2017: DECATUR CO., GA (WALB) – A multi-county search for a wanted man is now over after he turned himself in to authorities. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Several people are in jail after a large brawl broke out at an Albany nightclub early Friday morning. MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) – The… Read More »




NEWS: Army Plane Crash in Abbeville, Multi County Manhunt Underway for Aaron Parrish, 8 Women Freed in Atlanta Trafficking Ring and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, March 9, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Decatur County School Superintendent Tim Cochran made a presentation to Bainbridge Rotary this week to talk about the extension of ESPLOST. MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) – The Georgia State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources are working together to locate Ronnie Aaron… Read More »

NEWS: BPS Responds to House Fire, Cook County Gets New Hospital, Dothan Police Get Body Cameras and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 8, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – On Friday, the Georgia House of Representatives passed HB 273 by a vote of 147-17. The bill, which was authored by Democratic representative Demetrius Douglas of Stockbridge, would require schools in Georgia to “schedule recess for all students in kindergarten and… Read More »




NEWS: Pelham City Schools Closed Wednesday, Homerville Plane Crash, Alabama Governor Sued and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, March 7, 2017: HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) – People in a Clinch County neighborhood are still in shock after a military airplane crashed near their homes.   PELHAM, GA (WALB) – Pelham City Schools is taking Wednesday off to support their girls basketball team. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s state auditor has… Read More »

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 »