Category Archives: News

NEWS: Sabal Trail Pipeline Damages Farm, Search for Church Burglar, Hot Grease Thrown in Employee’s Face and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 15, 2017: COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) – New surveillance video shows a man who police say broke into a Colquitt County church over the weekend. THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) – Commissioners in Thomas County say the county is paying nearly triple the amount others do for their ambulance services and… Read More »

S.W Georgia Farm Devastated From Pipeline Construction

The 515 miles of the Sabal Trail Pipeline have not been without much controversy – from environmentalists, organized protests, social media campaigns, and has even resulted in a few isolated arrests. The pipeline construction nears completion in it’s trek across Southwest Georgia, and the frenetic progress continues farther south into Florida, crossing over the invaluable Floridan Aquifer.  The pipeline affects… Read More »




NEWS: Valdosta Bank Robber Caught, Gas Prices Falling, Man Beats Victim with a Stick and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, March 14, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, March 13, 2017 ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany police are trying to find the person that assaulted a resident with a stick, before robbing them. GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) — A moment many students and… Read More »

WEATHER: From Freezing to 70’s in SWGA This Week

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting the coldest temperatures since early January this week, followed by temperatures in the mid 70’s this weekend.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Areas of drizzle before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight Mostly clear,… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Monday, March 13, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Jasmine Simone Douglas, 30, Pine Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Probation Violation o/c Fleeing/Eluding; Pace, DESO Ashley Jeanette Williams, 28, North Oak Street, Valdosta, Ga, False Statement etc. in Matters within Jurisdiction of State;… Read More »




NEWS: School Superintendents Elected? School Boards Appointed by Grand Jury? Georgia Senate Votes Yes.

ATLANTA, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Georgia Senate passed a resolution late last week for a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution to give counties in Georgia the option to elect or appoint school superintendents. WILCOX CO., GA (WALB) – Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office investigators confirmed Saturday afternoon that they have arrested Toby Boyd. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Quantavious Thomas is… Read More »

NEWS: Aaron Parrish Turns Himself In, Marianna Teens Arrested for Walmart Fires, Quitman Gets 100 New Jobs and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, March 10, 2017: DECATUR CO., GA (WALB) – A multi-county search for a wanted man is now over after he turned himself in to authorities. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Several people are in jail after a large brawl broke out at an Albany nightclub early Friday morning. MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) – The… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Thursday, March 9, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Callie Maria Close, 51, Martin Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Failure to Appear o/c Public Drunkenness; McMillan, BPS Hugh Brian Fletcher, 44, Brinson Colquitt Road, Brinson, Ga, Driving Under the Influence – Alcohol, Failure… Read More »




NEWS: Army Plane Crash in Abbeville, Multi County Manhunt Underway for Aaron Parrish, 8 Women Freed in Atlanta Trafficking Ring and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, March 9, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Decatur County School Superintendent Tim Cochran made a presentation to Bainbridge Rotary this week to talk about the extension of ESPLOST. MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) – The Georgia State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources are working together to locate Ronnie Aaron… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Bertha Mae Miles, 71, East Fifth Street, Donalsonville, Ga, Theft by Deception; Hanks, DESO Kelley Maurice Brown, 36, Decatur Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, Seat Belt Violation, Seat… Read More »




NEWS: BPS Responds to House Fire, Cook County Gets New Hospital, Dothan Police Get Body Cameras and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 8, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – On Friday, the Georgia House of Representatives passed HB 273 by a vote of 147-17. The bill, which was authored by Democratic representative Demetrius Douglas of Stockbridge, would require schools in Georgia to “schedule recess for all students in kindergarten and… Read More »

NEWS: Pelham City Schools Closed Wednesday, Homerville Plane Crash, Alabama Governor Sued and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, March 7, 2017: HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) – People in a Clinch County neighborhood are still in shock after a military airplane crashed near their homes.   PELHAM, GA (WALB) – Pelham City Schools is taking Wednesday off to support their girls basketball team. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s state auditor has… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Monday, March 6, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Austin Jeriet Cook, 23, Cohen Green Road, Bainbridge, Ga, Driving while License Suspended or Revoked, Possession of Marijuana Less than 1 oz; Edmond, DESO Quanterrian Toranio Frazier, 18, Lewis Street, Bainbridge, Ga,… Read More »

NEWS: Camilla Police Chief Retires, 3 Arrested in Gadsden County Counterfeit Ring, Local Anglers Dominate FLW Tournament on Lake Seminole and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, March 6, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, March 3, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – It’s going to be a warm week in southwest Georgia BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Three local anglers placed in the top 10 of the FLW Series Southeastern Division tournament… Read More »

WEATHER: Spring Has Sprung in SWGA

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a “spring-like” week in southwest Georgia.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Southeast… Read More »




Local Anglers Dominate Lake Seminole FLW Tournament

Three local anglers placed in the top 10 of the FLW Series Southeastern Division tournament on Lake Seminole this weekend.  Decatur County fishermen Clint Brown, Matt Baty and Nic Jeter each boated enough big bass to compete with the professionals on Lake Seminole, with Brown leading the pack and finishing in third place. The top 10 pros on Lake… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Friday, March 3, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Melody Kollman Davis, 34, Pine Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Parole Violation o/c Theft by Shoplifting; Weng, GAPA BPS = Bainbridge Public Safety GSP = Georgia State Patrol SO = Decatur County Sheriff’s Office

NEWS: GBI still searching for missing teacher, details on Bainbridge State College/ABAC merger & Georgia congressman’s life threatened

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, March 3rd, 2017: QUINCY, FL (WCTV) – Authorities investigating cemetery vandalism in Quincy FITZGERALD, GA (Valdosta Today) – GBI still searching for missing teacher in Ben Hill County MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) – Moultrie city leaders kickoff million-dollar streetscape project ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Fatal crashes in Southwest Georgia in… Read More »