Category Archives: News

Downtown Street Dance scheduled for May 16

News Release Get your lawn chairs ready and put on your dancin’ shoes! Downtown Bainbridge is bringing back a much beloved event, the street dance! On Friday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. head to downtown Bainbridge for entertainment by Lucretia’s School of Dance followed by a concert by local band SOWEGA Trainwreck. The band will perform until 10:00… Read More »




City, county form joint council; to meet quarterly

After meeting for about an hour-and-a-half on Tuesday evening, the Bainbridge City Council and Decatur County commissioners pledged to start meeting together quarterly to discuss issues of mutual interest. At an open meeting held at the Kirbo Center at Bainbridge State College, BSC president Dr. Richard Carvajal led the two groups of elected officials through creating a concept… Read More »

State rep. candidates take part in Farm Bureau forum

Two candidates for Georgia House of Representatives in Southwest Georgia recently participated in an hour-long political forum hosted by the Decatur County Farm Bureau. Present were incumbent Darlene Taylor of Thomasville, Ga., and challenger Don Clark of Cairo, Ga. [soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/sowegalive/decatur-county-farm-bureau-political-forum-april-23-2014-complete[/soundcloud]

Storm knocks out power at BHS

Tuesday morning’s bad weather knocked out power at Bainbridge High School for about an hour, however electricity had been restored by about 10:30 a.m., Principal Tommie Howell said. Hear what Principal Howell had to say about what caused the outage and how educators handled the loss of power.




This weekend’s special events

This weekend’s special events include: Bingo and Pizza Night to benefit Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society, Friday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Bainbridge. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children and includes starter bingo cards, pizza, salad, dessert and drink Golf tournament to benefit Southwest Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Saturday… Read More »

U.S. Senate candidate Kingston visits Decatur County

U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston stopped by the small town of Climax, GA, to talk about agriculture and other issues before of a crowd of about 60-70 people on Thursday, April 24. Kingston, a Republican from Savannah, Ga., is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Saxby Chambliss of Moultrie, Ga., who is retiring. Kingston had visited… Read More »




Deal signs bill underscoring Second Amendment rights

News Release Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law House Bill 60, legislation that protects law-abiding, licensed Georgia citizens’ Second Amendment rights. “For decades now I have staunchly defended our Second Amendment rights as both a legislator and as governor,” said Deal. “This legislation will protect the constitutional rights of Georgians who have gone through a background check… Read More »

County commissioners: we need to work with better with city

Decatur County Commissioner Russell Smith, who called out county officials’ digging up of Bainbridge City Manager Chris Hobby’s  utility bills as a ‘personal attack,’ also said Tuesday night he believed relations between the county and city governments were actually better than they may seem. Before commenting on the need to work together, however, Smith had an impromptu question… Read More »




County commissioners disagree on swipe at Hobby

At the Decatur County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, April 22, Commissioner Russell Smith used his comment time at the end of the meeting to directly ask County Attorney Brown Moseley “Who directs the county attorney to make open records requests?’ The county attorney said he acts at the direction of county commissioners; Smith stated he was… Read More »

Flint River near flood stage

[jwplayer mediaid=”116″] THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FLINT RIVER AT BAINBRIDGE (US 27). * UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 9:45 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 25.1 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 25.0 FEET. * FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 25.2… Read More »

Spring Creek experiencing minor flooding (pictures)

Pictures by Jay Palmer for sowegalive.com FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL 1116 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014 …THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN GEORGIA… SPRING CREEK NEAR IRON CITY (CR 16) AFFECTING DECATUR…MILLER AND SEMINOLE COUNTIES …FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL THIS EVENING…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE SPRING CREEK NEAR IRON CITY… Read More »




County admin discusses private EMS options

In an interview with Sowegalive.com  on Thursday, April 17, Decatur County Administrator Gary Breedlove discussed how county commissioners are looking into possibly privatizing its Emergency Medical Service (ambulance service). The county government requested bids from private companies and the deadline to receive bids was last Friday, April 18. Decatur County commissioners have placed “EMS Options – Status” as… Read More »

Decatur County Commission Agenda for 4/22/14

Regular Meeting of The Decatur County Board of Commissioners April 22, 2014 Agenda 7:00 PM         CALL TO ORDER Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda Special Presentations:                        Public Participation                     Approve Minutes of Commissioners Meeting held April 8, 2014.                                                            OLD BUSINESS: (1) EMS Options – Status (2) Landfill Items / GEFA Loan Application Cell… Read More »




Breedlove discusses city government’s decision to take its garbage out of state

Flint Media’s Brennan Leathers interviewed Decatur County Administrator Gary Breedlove on Thursday, April 17, 2014 to hear what he had to say after the Bainbridge City Council awarded a bid for its waste disposal to Waste Management Inc. The city government plans to begin taking its garbage to a landfill in Campbellton, Fla. in the near future. [jwplayer… Read More »