Category Archives: Around our Area

Upcoming Southwest Georgia community events

Want to submit an event for our community calendar? Please call us at (229) 246-7776 or email Brennan Leathers at [email protected]!   Bainbridge State College students: Tuesday, Sept. 23: Movie Day: “Napoleon Dynamite,” Wellness Center lobby, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (free popcorn and drinks) Wednesday, Sept. 24: Dodgeball Tournament, Wellness Center gym, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.… Read More »

News From Around Our Area

Camilla police investigating Friday night shooting GBI Actively Searching For Two Men Suspected Of Trying To Run Over Georgia State Trooper in Valdosta Cairo native Teresa Edwards remembers 1984 Olympics thirty years later

Texas teen makes Walmart his home

Originally reported by CBS Dallas-Fort Worth Employees of a Corsicana, Texas, Walmart were shocked to find a 14-year-old boy secretly living inside the store for several days. The teen wasn’t just hiding in the store. He built a secret hidden compound and was able to call the 24-hour store home for three days before being discovered. The teen set… Read More »

Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Jurors at the nation’s first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America’s food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corporation of America knowingly shipped salmonella-tainted products, and that they sent customers lab results from other… Read More »

News from Around Our Area

Former Cairo star returns home to give back Cliff Hammonds just finished his sixth professional season in Europe. He’s taking some time this offseason hosting kids at his basketball camp. The former Syrupmaker star is holding the third annual Cliff Hammonds Basketball Skills Camp this week in Cairo…Read More Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia’s GOP Senate Runoff… Read More »

News from Around Our Area

Peanut growers worry about unintended impact of farm bill BAINBRIDGE, GA. — In the heart of the nation’s peanut zone, farmers are putting substantially more runners into the ground than they did last year. And in the eyes of some industry experts, that boom might spell doom. “Runner peanuts” are used to make peanut butter _ not the bigger… Read More »

Donalsonville News Briefs

Judge Ronnie Joe Lane to hear Supreme Court Case ATLANTA, GA – Superior Court Judge Ronnie Joe Lane of the Pataula Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Keith Blackwell in the appeal of Georgia Department of Community Health et al. v. Northside Hospital, Inc. (S14G0341) and Kennestone Hospital, Inc. v. Northside Hospital, Inc.… Read More »