Category Archives: Breaking News

UPDATE: She’s been found safe! Authorities Searching for Missing Miller County Girl

Authorities in Miller County and Southwest Georgia are searching for a missing 16 year old girl from Colquitt. According to reports, 16 year old Abigail Hyzny disappeared from her family home on Highway 27, just north of Colquitt sometime between 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night and 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning.  She was last seen wearing a blue jean jumper.  Abigail… Read More »

Semi Truck Overturns on Highway 84 Bypass in Bainbridge (photos)

According to officials with the City of Bainbridge, a tractor trailer overturned on the highway 84 bypass in Bainbridge this afternoon. “Tonight around 6pm, the driver of a semi-truck owned by 4Trucking LLC and hauling 11 – 275 gallon totes of water base colorant dye, approximately 42,035 pounds of liquid, lost control of his rig and overturned, spilling… Read More »




Arrest Made in Decatur County Homicide (Sunday)

According to Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin, an arrest has been made in the murder of 22 year old Quentieria Knight. Quentieria Knight, 22, of Attapulgus 24 year old Demarquis Glenn has been arrested and charged with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Demarquis Glenn, 24 According to reports, Glenn and Knight worked… Read More »







Former Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Sentenced

Three former Decatur County deputies have been sentenced for their roles in an incident that occurred at Bainbridge Bikefest in 2012. Wade Umbach was previously found guilty of tampering with a witness.  He was sentenced today to serve 15 months in prison and two years probation. Christopher Kines was previously found guilty of tampering with a witness.  He… Read More »

Smith Announces Candidacy For Magistrate Judge

Bainbridge attorney and current Chief Magistrate Judge Maggie Rentz Smith has announced plans to seek another term as Chief Magistrate. Judge Smith was appointed by Superior Court Judges A. Wallace Cato and J. Kevin Chason to fill the unexpired term of Chief Magistrate Ralph Smith, who retired in December. A native of Decatur County and graduate of Bainbridge… Read More »




UPDATE: Decatur County Schools Closed Tomorrow (February 24)

  UPDATE TUESDAY 6:19 P.M. Per Superintendent, Dr Fred Rayfield, all Decatur County Schools WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY TOMORROW.  This applies to all students, faculty and staff. Sowegalive.com will post any changes to the school schedule should they occur. The weather conditions are in place for a stormy night Tuesday.  Other Decatur County schools that will be closed… Read More »

Breaking News: Pelham City Schools to delay start of school day ahead of storms

The start of the school day on Wednesday, February 24th, for Pelham City Schools will be delayed until 10am according to Pelham City Schools Superintendent Floyd Fort. The National Weather Service is calling for severe thunderstorms & wind gusts up to 60 mph overnight Tuesday and into the morning hours of Wednesday. Pelham City Schools include Pelham Elementary… Read More »

Details from Monday’s Log Truck Accident

Sowegalive.com has learned the details of an accident involving a logging truck on Highway 253 North in Decatur County Monday afternoon. According to Georgia State Patrol TFC Snider: A loaded tractor trailer was traveling south on Highway 253 in Decatur county when the vehicle failed to maintain its lane and crossed into the northbound lane of 253. The truck… Read More »




Dogs Stolen from Shelter (UPDATE: They’ve Been Returned!)

UPDATE (Tuesday 9:30 a.m.) The Bainbridge – Decatur County Humane Society has announced on their facebook page that the stolen dogs were returned to the shelter.   Two dogs were stolen from the Decatur County Humane Society over the weekend and they’re asking for the public’s help in solving the crime.  From the Humane Society’s Facebook Page: “On… Read More »

Harrell Announces Run For Tax Commissioner

Mark Harrell, a lifelong resident of Decatur County, has announced his plans to run for Tax Commissioner in the upcoming election. Harrell has an extensive business background including banking, real estate, and varied business interests and experience. When asked about running for Tax Commissioner, Mark provided the following statement: My name is Mark Harrell, and I’m committed to making your voice… Read More »




Brock To Run For District 2 Office

Steve Brock, A long-time resident of the Vada Community, has announced his intention to run for the Decatur County District 2 Commission Seat. Steve Brock is the son of Donald and Evelyn Brock, also residents of the Vada community. Steve Graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1978 and attended Bainbridge College before pursuing his career in agriculture. Steve Brock is… Read More »

Multiple Car Accident on Highway 84

There was a five car accident in the eastbound lanes of Highway 84 this morning.  Decatur County 911 received a call reporting the incident at 7:41 a.m.  According to preliminary reports, there was an initial accident involving three vehicles, followed by a second accident involving two additional vehicles. According to Julie Harris, Community Affairs Director for the City of… Read More »