Category Archives: Jobs and Industry

PRESS RELEASE: Poitevint Named COO of SWGA Farm Credit

PRESS RELEASE   Poitevint Named Chief Operating Officer BAINBRIDGE – Southwest Georgia Farm Credit announced today that Paxton W. Poitevint has been named Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Poitevint, who joined the Association in 2005, most recently served as Chief Relationship Manager and was responsible for the Association’s business development efforts. In his new role, Mr. Poitevint will manage… Read More »

Cohen, Bell Named 2016 Ag Man and Woman of the Year

At the 2016 Ag Appreciation Luncheon, the Bainbridge – Decatur County Chamber of Commerce honored Robert Cohen and Emma Jean Bell as Ag Man and Woman of the Year. Mr Cohen was introduced by Tommy Dollar and Mrs Bell was introduced by her granddaughter, Lindsey Bell Hayes. Jerry Long, the Chairman of the Georgia Farm Bureau, was the… Read More »




JOB OPENING: Class A CDL Driver Needed in Southwest Georgia

Yates Materials, LLC is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a vacant truck driving position.  This job entails driving a semi-truck pulling a dump trailer hauling aggregate to job sites and concrete plants. If you or someone you know holds a valid Class A CDL with a clean driving record, email WC Yates at [email protected] or call 726-6004.… Read More »

Harrell King Heating and Air is Hiring!

Harrell King Heating and Air is hiring! If you or anyone you know is looking for a great job with benefits including health insurance and 401k, Harrell King is looking for you. Those applicants with experience can get a signing bonus of $1500. Harrell King Heating and Air is an established company in Bainbridge, Georgia, with more than… Read More »




Georgia DOT announces new contracts in our area, part of U.S. 84 to be resurfaced

ATLANTA (June 10, 2016) | On June 8, 2016, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced it awarded 37 contracts for statewide construction projects totaling over $82.7 million. These projects were advertised for bids in May and awarded on June 3. The projects include resurfacing 13.3 miles of SR 38 in Grady and Thomas counties and 18.3 miles… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Means Millions to Southwest Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016 BSC contributes greatly to regional economic impact Recently, a report was released showing the major regional economic impact Bainbridge State College has on the counties it serves. According to a report released in April by the Selig Center for Economic Growth, the overall fiscal year 2015 regional economic impact of Bainbridge State… Read More »

Bainbridge Manufacturing – What’s the Deal Part 2 (photos)

A little over a year ago (March 23, 2015), Sowegalive was treated to a tour of the Bainbridge Manufacturing facility and listened as CEO Abraham Levy laid out the plan to open the plant and put Decatur County folks to work.  From last year’s article: “More machinery will be arriving over the next three months, and the last piece… Read More »




SWGA Area News: Fatal Plane Crash in Albany

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Monday, February 1, 2016: ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A plane crashed claimed the lives of three in Albany this weekend BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The future of the Pines Golf Course, a Decatur County funded 18-hole course at the Industrial Park, is in question. THOMASVILLE (TIMES ENTERPRISE) — Employees at Thomasville’s… Read More »

SW Georgia company, Meredian Holdings Group, to be honored at Georgia Bio Awards

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Georgia Bio, in conjunction with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, today announced Meredian Holdings Group (MHG) as the 2016 Phoenix Award recipient for its decision to broaden sponsored research support of the University of Georgia engineering faculty and expand MHG’s laboratory footprint in Athens. The organization will be honored at the Georgia Bio Annual Awards Dinner on January 28,… Read More »

Bank of the Ozarks expands Georgia presence

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. and Community & Southern Holdings, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger whereby Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. will acquire Community & Southern Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned bank subsidiary, Community & Southern Bank, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $799.6 million. Community & Southern Holdings, Inc.,… Read More »







Job listings: USDA program technician, Bainbridge Public Safety officer

what job title, keywords where city, state, zip Program technician – U.S. Department of Agriculture – Decatur County FSA office The Decatur County FSA Office is seeking an individual for a permanent Program Technician position. The individual needs to be highly motivated with good communication and computer skills. This position is for office assistance to help administer federal… Read More »

Decatur County just received a power upgrade

Drivers going between Bainbridge and Climax on U.S. Highway 84 may have recently noticed the installation of some new utility lines near what is known as Curry Hill. Georgia Transmission Corporation, which is not affiliated with Georgia Power, recently constructed a set of new transmission lines that cross over U.S. Highway 84 and run for several miles along… Read More »

Bainbridge mayor discusses taxes, hospital, recreation and more on Jesus and Jammin’ radio show

In related news, Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds wwas a guest on the Jesus and Jammin’ morning show on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Mayor Reynolds talked with J & J co-host Kevin Dowdy about Decatur County commissioners’ proposed millage rate increase, as well as funding of the Memorial Hospital Authority and the new Recreation Authority that will begin operating in… Read More »




Bainbridge State leading the way in electronics technology

With a shortage of electrical technicians about to be underway as a result of baby boomers retiring, Bainbridge State College’s Electronics Technology program is the best place for prospective electronic technician professionals to begin. According to Kathy Ketterer, the Dean of Health Sciences and Professional Studies, regional industries have indicated that they have a great concern for locating… Read More »