Category Archives: News

NEWS: Hospital Board Looking for New CEO, FBI Seeking Bank Robber, Mitchell County Teachers Unhappy and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Following an executive session of the Memorial Hospital and Manor Authority to discuss personnel at its meeting Tuesday evening, the Authority returned to open session and a motion was made by Rusty Davis, seconded by Donald Barber, not to renew CEO Billy Walker’s contract that expires April 30.… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Tuesday, April 18, 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: LaDarius Marquese Bodison, 21, North Gate Circle, Bainbridge, Ga, Driving Under the Influence Alcohol/Drugs, Headlights Requirements, Marijuana – Possession Less than 1 oz; Heard, GSP Derek Mark Engle, 35, Deraper Jones Road,… Read More »




DCBOE Announces Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

The Decatur County Board of Education has announced the Kindergarten Registration window for the 2017-2018 school year.  The date is set for Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and registration will be held at each of the five elementary schools.  Any child that is not currently enrolled as a PreK Student must be screened before he/she can be enrolled in… Read More »

NEWS: Gas Prices Rising, Former SWGA Congressman Dies, Dothan Thieves Hit 22 Vehicles and More

Your Southwest Georgia Weather ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A pedestrian struck by a vehicle early Tuesday morning near the campus of ASU has died. TIFTON, GA (WALB) – Former United States Congressman and WALB News Director and Anchor Dawson Mathis died Monday night. GREENVILLE, FL (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A suspect arrested in connection to a shooting last Monday in Greenville is… Read More »

WEATHER: When is it Going to Rain?

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting another week of high temperatures and little chance of rain for southwest Georgia.  Here is the detailed forecast: Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Calm wind. Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high… Read More »




Top Ten Finish for Bainbridge BassCats on Lake Sinclair

The Bainbridge BassCats fished on Lake Sinclair this weekend and came home with a top ten finish and two more teams qualified for the State Championship Tournament. Anglers Jackson Conley and Stokes Moore finished in 8th place (out of 116 boats) with a sack weighing 10.99 pounds. In addition to the top 10 finish for Conley and Moore, two… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Friday, April 14, 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: Derrick Allen Nichols, 32, Bainbridge, Ga, Probation Violation o/c Alter ID; King, DESO Rickle Bankar Zeigler, 31, Ulmer Road, Whigham, Ga, Obstruction of an Officer, Simple Battery; Barlow, BPS Aaron Smart Gayle,… Read More »

NEWS: Bainbridge State College Announces Staff Reductions, Man on Lawnmower Struck by Car, and More

Bainbridge State College Announces Reduction of Staff DONALSONVILLE, GA (WALB) – An aquatic weed is causing problems for people living on Lake Seminole. FOLKSTON, Ga. (WCTV) – Federal officials are banning campfires and charcoal grilling in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where a wildfire has burned 13 square miles near the Georgia-Florida line. OZARK, AL (DOTHAN EAGLE) – The… Read More »




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 »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Wednesday, April 12, 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: Lance Dewight Cotton, 25, Edgewood Drive, Bainbridge, Ga, Simple Battery; Osborne, DESO Kyla Brooke Fletcher, 25, Dempsey Road, Bainbridge, Ga, Failure to Register, Probation Violation o/c Child Molestation, Probation Violation o/c Possession… 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 »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Tuesday, April 11, 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: Jimmy Cricket Crapps, 53, East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Failure to Appear o/c Public Drunkenness; Prindle, BPS Aaron Allen Jones, 22, Cameron Drive, Bainbridge, Ga, Possession of Controlled Substance within 1000 ft… 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 »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Monday, April 10, 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: Rodney Gayle Boyle, 56, Bareback Drive, Tallahassee, Fl, Drug Related Objects, DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane, Open Container, Reckless Driving, Seat Belt Violation; Snider; GSP Michael Duane Brown, 29, Bainbridge, Ga, Driving… 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 »