Category Archives: Around our Area

NEWS: Gas Prices Falling, Dougherty County Schools Open After More than a Month, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, January 17, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – A Nissan Altima was involved in a single car accident on Shotwell Street in front of Winn Dixie Monday afternoon, which resulted in the car flipping over in the right hand lane. ALBANY, GA (ALBANY HERALD) — For the first time since… Read More »




NEWS: Car Drives Through House in Quincy, Cairo Murder Suspect Arrested, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, January 16, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, January 13, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Bainbridge-Decatur County Recreation Authority is hoping to revive one of their adult programs this year after some early signs of involvement. WASHINGTON, DC (ALBANY HERALD) –Southwest… Read More »

NEWS: City of Bainbridge, Decatur County Back Hospital Debt, Thomas County Deputies Searching for Burglary Suspect and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, January 13, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, January 12, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – At a called, joint meeting on Thursday night, the Bainbridge City Council, Decatur County Board of Commissioners and Memorial Hospital Authority entered into a memorandum of understanding that… Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Board of Regents Consolidates Bainbridge State College and ABAC

PRESS RELEASE Atlanta — January 11, 2017 Today, the Board of Regents approved Chancellor Steve Wrigley’s recommendation for two consolidations within the University System of Georgia: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and Bainbridge State College. The two new institutions, respectively, will be named Georgia Southern University, to be led by… Read More »




NEWS: SWGA Hunters Show Up to DNR Meeting, Homeless Shelter Director Arrested, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, January 11, 2017: MOULTRIE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Approximately 65 hunters met at Southern Regional Technical College in Moultrie on Tuesday night for public input about hunting regulations for the upcoming seasons. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Eugene Quinn Jr. was arrested by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office on charges of… Read More »

SWGA Hunters Show Up for Public Meeting in Moultrie

Approximately 65 hunters met at Southern Regional Technical College in Moultrie on Tuesday night for public input about hunting regulations for the upcoming seasons.  Approximately 20 hunters voiced concerns about various topics including bear hunting seasons in the Southern Zone, WMA regulations and the dates of deer season, particularly the season ending too early in most southwest Georgia… Read More »

Breaking: City of Bainbridge, Memorial Hospital and Decatur County Commissioners Announce Called Joint Meeting Thursday

On Tuesday, the City of Bainbridge, Decatur County Board of Commissioners and Memorial Hospital Authority announced a special called, joint meeting of the boards this Thursday night. Among the agenda items is a proposed Memorandum of Understanding to be considered.  A memorandum of understanding is defined as “A document that expresses mutual accord on an issue between two… Read More »




NEWS: Georgia State Patrol is Hiring, GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Adel, and more

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, January 10, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, January 9, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Georgia State Patrol is hiring! DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – The Dougherty County School System Superintendent Dr. David Mosely has announced his retirement at the end of the… Read More »

The Georgia State Patrol is Hiring!!

PRESS RELEASE Job Vacancy Announcement – 101st Trooper School Link to Apply: https://ga.taleo.net/careersection/ga_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=LAW011K   Georgia State Patrol – Trooper Be a part of an elite group of men and women who serves, protects, and defends the people of the State of Georgia, while preserving the rights and dignity of all. We’re looking for the best and the brightest,… Read More »

NEWS: Bainbridge State and ABAC Merging?, Moultrie Police Officer Arrested, Cairo Murder and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, January 9, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, January 6, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – In a press release Friday, the Chancellor of the Board of Regents for the State of Georgia announced the recommendation to consolidate Bainbridge State College and Abraham Baldwin… Read More »




PRESS RELEASE: Nogowski Named Officer

PRESS RELEASE Nogowski Named Chief Marketing and Administrative Officer                 BAINBRIDGE – Southwest Georgia Farm Credit has named Liz Nogowski Chief Marketing and Administrative Officer. Ms. Nogowski, who has been with Farm Credit for about 10 years, will lead the marketing, business development, human resources and legislative affairs efforts for the Association. Nogowski, who previously served as Director… Read More »

Chancellor Recommends Consolidation of ABAC and Bainbridge State

In a press release Friday, the Chancellor of the Board of Regents for the State of Georgia announced the recommendation to consolidate Bainbridge State College and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Although an official vote will not take place until next week, leaders are making preparations in the event of a merger. In an email from Bainbridge State College… Read More »

NEWS: Weekend Weather Update (Where’s It Gonna Snow?), Flood Warning for Kinchafoonee and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, January 6, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Here is a weekend weather update from the National Weather Service and the Decatur County Emergency Management BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – With his passing on Saturday, Bainbridge City Councilman Joe Sweet’s seat on the council is left vacant, and City Council will have… Read More »




WEATHER: Updated Weekend Forecast (with “Wintry Mix” Prediction)

Here is a weekend weather update from the National Weather Service and the Decatur County Emergency Management: “A wintry mix remains possible across portions of southeast Alabama and southwestern Georgia early Saturday morning. The latest forecast guidance shows the potential for freezing rain decreasing, therefore, any wintry precipitation that falls will likely be sleet across the region. Overall, chances… Read More »

WEATHER: Weekend Weather Update – Higher Chance of “Wintry Mix”

From the National Weather Service and Decatur County Emergency Management: “As an Arctic air mass sweeps into the area late Friday night/early Saturday morning, there will be a small chance of sleet of freezing rain in our northwestern zones. Sleet and/or freezing rain will be possible. If freezing rain occurs, this could cause dangerous driving conditions. While the… Read More »

NEWS: Storm Cleanup Slices Mediacom Fiber Line, Justin Ross Harris Held in Valdosta, College Fishing Coming to Lake Seminole and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, January 5, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, January 4, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Effective January 1, 2017, WMGR 930 AM has a new music format. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The 2017 Yeti FLW College Fishing tournament season will kick off Jan.… Read More »




PRESS RELEASE: Harrison Joins Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Board of Directors

PRESS RELEASE Harrison Joins Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Board of Directors                 BAINBRIDGE – George Thomas (Tom) Harrison has joined the Board of Directors of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit.  Mr. Harrison, a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner, fills the seat previously occupied by Mr. Robert Moss, who served the Association in that capacity for 23 years.… Read More »

Yeti FLW College Fishing Coming to Lake Seminole

PRESS RELEASE YETI FLW COLLEGE FISHING 2017 SEASON OPENER SET FOR LAKE SEMINOLE BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (Jan. 3, 2017) – The 2017 Yeti FLW College Fishing tournament season will kick off Jan. 14 at Lake Seminole for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top… Read More »

Detours Scheduled in Donalsonville for Railroad Maintenance

PRESS RELEASE Detours Scheduled in Donalsonville for Railroad Maintenance  DONALSONVILLE – Two detours are scheduled the week of Jan. 9 in Donalsonville for railroad maintenance. The first detour is on state Route 91/SR 39 and is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Jan. 11 and end at 7 p.m. Jan. 12. Northbound traffic will be routed west on… Read More »