Category Archives: Around our Area

Bainbridge State College Eliminates 18 Positions, Announces Budget Decrease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017   Bainbridge State College Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Decrease   BAINBRIDGE, GA –  Today, Dr. Stuart Rayfield, interim president of Bainbridge State College (BSC), announced plans to reduce operating expenses for fiscal year 2018 as a result of several years of budget shortfalls. Budget shortfalls at BSC are the results of… Read More »

NEWS: Okefenokee Wildfire Grows, Arrest Reports, Hit and Run, and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports FARGO, Ga. (WCTV) — A large wildfire is spreading across South Georgia and North Florida. BROOKS CO., GA (WALB) – The 2 Brooks County men charged with murdering their roommate Friday remain behind bars.  ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Dougherty County Police are on the lookout for a hit and run driver who struck a man… Read More »




NEWS: BPS Makes Felony Drug Bust, Thomas County Student Arrested, Planning Commission Denies Dollar General Request and More

ARREST: Bainbridge Public Safety Busts Felon Drug Dealer BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Tuesday, April 11, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Bainbridge zoning commission voted in a 2-1 decision on Tuesday to recommend that the city council deny the rezoning application, which would allow Dollar General to build a commercial… Read More »

ARREST: Bainbridge Public Safety Busts Felon Drug Dealer

PRESS RELEASE Bainbridge Public Safety Investigators Chip Nix, Chris Avery, and Larry Funderburke arrested 22 year old convicted felon, Aaron Allen Jones, on Monday morning. Jones has been under investigation for several months.  Tips led investigators to Gibbs-Miles Apartments where he was located on Monday, and found in possession of a 22 Revolver, 25 bags of Cocaine, 10… Read More »

NEWS: Wildfires Scorching Florida, Alabama Governor Resigns, Okefenokee Swamp on Fire, Arrest Reports and More

Click Here for Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Forest Service says more than 100 active wildfires are burning across the state right now. OKEFENOKEE, FL (First Coast News) – According to the Florida Forest Service, a wildfire in Okefenokee has grown to at least 3800 acres. VALDOSTA, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) –… Read More »




NEWS: Grand Jury Could Indict Grinstead Murder Suspect This Week, Gas Prices Rising, St George Fire and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, April 10, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – On Tuesday, March 28, the Decatur County Board of Commission voted to improve the meal quality of prisoners in the Decatur County Prison. IRWIN CO., GA (WALB) – A Grand jury in Irwin County could decide whether to indict one of the men… Read More »

NEWS: Storm Hits Watermelon Crop, Tornadoes Confirmed, 500 Acre Wildfire Approaching North Florida, and More

Here’s your Friday morning news roundup (WTVM) – Preliminary reports from the National Weather Service confirm that an EF-2 tornado hit areas of Stewart and Webster counties. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Farmers are out replanting tonight, less than 24 hours after a storm pulled their crop out of the ground. GRADY CO., GA (WALB) – A popular Grady County roadway… Read More »

NEWS: Rainfall Totals, Chicken Houses Destroyed by Storm, Earthquake in NW GA and More

Rainfall Totals for the Week STEWART COUNTY, GA (WALB) – The J and J Farms poultry operation  on Freeman Road in Stewart County was wiped out by severe weather Wednesday.  Joe Ammons had two of his huge chicken houses destroyed, with hundreds of chickens killed. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Police Department is investigating after a longtime Albany business… Read More »




NEWS: Latest Weather Update from NWS, Alabama Gov Facing Possible Impeachment (again), and More

Bainbridge man announces 135 mile, 24 hour endurance race BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Here is the latest from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee regarding today’s storms. ATTAPULGUS, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Attapulgus’ elephant refuge is coming together NASHVILLE, GA (WALB) – We are following a story that was breaking overnight, trying to get details on a high speed… Read More »

Bainbridge Man Runs 100 Mile Race, Announces 24 Hour, 135 Mile Endurance Run

Bainbridge runner Harold Allen is the type of person that inspires someone, even when he’s not trying to.  He’s the guy that motivates people he’s never even met.  A man that, through his own determination and strength, is having a butterfly effect of sorts on his community.  Harold Allen is a living legend. Recently, the Post Searchlight featured… Read More »

NEWS: Bad Weather Coming Wednesday, Monday Night Storm Damage, Alligator Point Parking Restricted and More

ALLIGATOR POINT, Fla. (WCTV) — Alligator Point is a popular beach destination in for many local Floridians and Georgians. Beachgoers are not following parking rules, prompting changes by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The aftermath of Monday’s destructive storms is bringing back a familiar sight for residents here in South Georgia.  LOWNDES CO (VALDOSTA TODAY)… Read More »




NEWS: Severe Weather Possible Monday Night, I-85 Collapse Details, Arrest Reports and More

ATLANTA, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Below is a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation concerning the collapse of Interstate 85 in Atlanta. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, March 31, 2017 ATLANTA (CBS46) – One of three people charged in connection to the fire that caused a portion of I-85 to collapse appeared… Read More »

NEWS: Atlanta Traffic “Worst Case Scenario”, Child on Bicycle Struck by Car in Albany, Arrest Reports and More

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Police Department responded to an accident in the 1800 block East Oglethorpe. MEIGS, Ga. (WCTV) – A former south Georgia mayor has been arrested after authorities say she filed false documents to receive free legal representation. ATLANTA (CBS46) – A portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta collapsed Thursday afternoon after a major fire burned under the… Read More »




NEWS: BHS Principal Retiring,Tuesday Afternoon Plane Crash in Alabama, Bird Flu in Georgia, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Bainbridge High School Principal Tommie Howell has announced his plan to retire at the end of this school year. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possibility of a poisoned dog in the area of Bethel Road. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – State leaders are telling poultry producers to remain… Read More »

NEWS: Severe Weather Possible Thursday Night, Bainbridge Man Runs 100 Miles, and More

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) – Americus runner Charlene Pennymon is getting ready for yet another exciting adventure in Boston. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Harold Allen, a marathon runner from Bainbridge, has topped himself yet again. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is encouraging more hunters to participate in the “Coyote Challenge.” DASHER, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) –… Read More »

NEWS: Puppy Mill Discovered in Dothan, Early County Man Killed in Monday Morning Accident, Meigs Shooting and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Bearcat Baseball team is planning a week of celebration with special honors scheduled for two upcoming games. EARLY CO., GA (WALB) – An Early County man was killed Monday morning when he was ejected from his SUV in a single vehicle crash,  ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that happened on Sunday in the… Read More »




SPORTS: Bearcat Baseball Honoring Veterans, Seniors

The Bearcat Baseball team is planning a week of celebration with special honors scheduled for two upcoming games. The first is Military Appreciation Night on Wednesday, April 12th when the Bearcats take on the Tift County Blue Devils.  During this special ceremony, the evening will by highlighted by Bronze Star Medal Recipient, Lt. Col. John E. Davis.  Davis will… Read More »

NEWS: Bomb Scare in Pelham, Havana Shooting, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, March 24, 2017 PELHAM, GA (WALB) – Police took a woman into custody Saturday after investigators say she lied about having a bomb in her car. PANAMA CITY BEACH (WJHG) – Bay County sheriff’s officials have identified the two people arrested in connection with one of the shootings… Read More »

WEATHER: Hot Week in Store for SWGA

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a hot week for southwest Georgia with high temperatures reaching 90 degrees in some areas.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to… Read More »