Category Archives: Around our Area

NEWS: Advance Voting Begins Monday for Decatur County ESPLOST, 11 Year Old Arrested with Gun at Valdosta School and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, February 24, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, February 23, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Advance in-person voting for the Decatur County Board of Education’s called special election for its renewal of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for education-related capital… Read More »

Advance Voting Begins for ESPLOST Renewal

PRESS RELEASE Decatur County Board of Elections and Registration 122 W. Water Street   P.O. Box 7428 Bainbridge, GA 39818 (229) 243-2087 Office   (229) 248-3743 Fax [email protected]   Advance voting begins Monday for ESPLOST renewal   Advance in-person voting for the Decatur County Board of Education’s called special election for its renewal of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option… Read More »




NEWS: Two Arrested, Another Sought by Bainbridge State College Police, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, February 23, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge State College Police arrested two suspects and are looking for a third in connection to a theft that occurred on campus last week. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, February 22, 2017 ATHENS, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The… Read More »

Several Southwest Georgia Businesses Named Finalists for “Flavor of Georgia”

The University System of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announced the finalists for their 2017 “Flavor of Georgia” competition and several southwest Georgia businesses made the list. Entries are judged on “technical aspects such as flavor, texture and ingredient profile. Also considered are potential market volume, consumer appeal and how well the product represents Georgia.” The… Read More »

Three Arrested in Bainbridge State College Thefts (Updated 2/23/17 1:35 p.m.)

Update 2/23/17: According to Chief Spooner with the Bainbridge State College Police Department, Harlin Miller has turned himself in to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. Bainbridge State College Police arrested two suspects and are looking for a third in connection to a theft that occurred on campus last week. Here is the news release: Bainbridge State College Police… Read More »




NEWS: Potter Street Community Center Named After Councilman Sweet, Bdge State College Suspects Id’d, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, February 22, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to Bainbridge State College Police, the suspects in the pictures have been identified BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Thirty-year Bainbridge City Councilman and community leader Joe L. Sweet Jr. was honored posthumously Tuesday when the Potter Street Community Center was renamed after… Read More »

NEWS: Bainbridge State College Searching for Suspected Thieves, Bullet Hits Thomas University Building, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, February 21, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge State College Police are seeking assistance in identifying the suspects in these pictures THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV)– The campus of Thomas University is breathing a sigh of relief tonight. DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Officials are on the scene, battling a house fire in the… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Police searching for potential suspects in theft (ID’d 2/22/17)

Update 2/22/17 6:35 a.m.: According to Bainbridge State College Police, the suspects in the pictures have been identified. Bainbridge State College Police are seeking assistance in identifying the suspects in these pictures. They are wanted for questioning about a theft that occurred at Bainbridge State College on February 14th. The vehicle is believed to be a silver Pontiac… Read More »




NEWS: BHS Senior Chosen for Disney Dream Academy, Inmate Dies at Valdosta State Prison, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, February 20, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, February 17, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Rayneau Victor, a senior at Bainbridge High School, has been selected as one of 100 students nationwide, to attend Disney Dream Academy for four days in… Read More »

NEWS: Vada Man Killed in Plane Crash, GSP is Hiring, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, February 17, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, February 16, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to reports, the victim in last night’s plane crash was Donald Anderson from Vada. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Georgia State Patrol is hiring!  COLQUITT CO., GA… Read More »




NEWS: Decatur County Man Convicted in Infant Aggravated Assault, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Thursday, February 16, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – A Decatur County man was convicted this week of aggravated assault on a 6 month old infant after doctors diagnosed the child with symptoms consistent with Shaken Baby… Read More »

Decatur County Man Convicted in Infant Assault Case

A Decatur County man was convicted this week of aggravated assault on a 6 month old infant after doctors diagnosed the child with symptoms consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome. The assault occurred in June 2015 (read the original story here) and was tried in the Superior Court of Decatur County under Judge Heather Lanier.  This was the first trial… Read More »




NEWS: Georgia Wins Water Wars Battle, Georgia Southwestern to Name Building After Fallen Officers, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, February 15, 2017: ATLANTA, GA (AJC) – Georgia notched a victory in a long-running legal dispute with Florida on Tuesday when a judicial official urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject strict new water consumption limits that Georgia said would have struck a devastating blow to the state’s economy. TALLAHASSEE,… Read More »

NEWS: Stabbing Suspect Wanted, Severe Weather Update, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, February 14, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, Feburary 13, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – A Decatur County woman is wanted by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a stabbing that occurred late Sunday afternoon. VALDOSTA, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Wild Adventures Theme… Read More »

Aggravated Assault in Decatur County; Suspect Turns Herself In to DCSO (Updated 2/16 2:04 p.m.)

Updated 2/16/17 2:04 p.m. According to law enforcement, Tanya McMillan turned herself in to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon.  She was accompanied by her attorney. A Decatur County woman is wanted by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a stabbing that occurred late Sunday afternoon. According to Lt. Brian Donalson with the Decatur County… Read More »




Wild Adventures Announces 2017 Concerts (Beach Boys, Mercy Me, Big and Rich, Lynyrd Skynyrd and More)

PRESS RELEASE Wild Adventures Announces 2017 Concerts and Special Events Something for everyone at Valdosta’s hometown theme park Valdosta, GA – Wild Adventures Theme Park revealed its complete 2017 All-Star Concert Series Monday with an impressive list of award-winning musical acts including classic country, traditional rock and roll, Christian and pop stars. All 15 concerts are included with… Read More »

BHS BassCats Qualify for State!

Press Release The BassCats fished the State Qualifier on Eufuala this past weekend with the team of Hudson Barber and  John Kirkus placing 11th out of 114 boats, weighing in 5 fish at 13.57 lbs. We had an additional 6 teams qualify for the State Championship Tournament, they are: High School Division: Hudson Barber/John Kirkus Jackson Conley/Stokes Moore… Read More »