Category Archives: News

NEWS: Governor Tours Damage, Valdosta Sewer Spill, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, January 26, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, January 25 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Webb and her car club, Memories Car Club, have collected items for the relief effort taking place in Albany, Georgia, after this past weekends deadly tornadoes. ALBANY, GA… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Wednesday, January 25, 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: James Lewis Brooks Jr., 50, East Pine Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Contempt of Court o/c Child Support; Gale, DESO D’andre Antonio Brown, 25, Lake Douglas Road Extension, Climax, Ga, Simple Battery; Mobley, DESO… Read More »




NEWS: HD Video Footage of Albany Tornado Damage, NWS Upgrades Albany Tornado to EF-3, Burglary at Bainbridge Zip Trip,

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, January 25, 2017: ALBANY, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – HD Video of the tornado damage in Albany, GA BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia is in for a beautiful, yet cool, weekend.  Here is the detailed forecast: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Bainbridge Public… Read More »

WEATHER: Rainy Thursday Morning Followed by a Cool Weekend

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia is in for a beautiful, yet cool, weekend.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Light south wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Tonight Rain likely after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South… Read More »




NEWS: Flint River Projected to Reach Flood Stage Wednesday, Inmate Arrested, Tornado Confirmed and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, January 24, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has extended the flood warning for the Flint River through Saturday BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, January 23, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Decatur County Correction Facility inmate Melvin… Read More »

Flint River Flood Warning Extended

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has extended the flood warning for the Flint River through Saturday.  With a predicted crest of 25.9 feet, the flood stage is considered minor.  Last January, the Flint River reached a height of 30.28 feet, reaching the 11th highest mark in recorded history.  The flood of 1994 reached a height of 37.20… Read More »

Contact Information for Counties in Need

For those interested in providing assistance to neighboring counties suffering from storm damage, here is a list with contact information: Decatur County – Wendell Cofer (229) 400-8002 Thomas County – Lisa (229) 225-4190 Colquitt County – Heritage Church (229) 891-3421 Cook County – Sydney (229) 560-5803 Berrien County – Berrien County Search and Rescue (229) 237-4405 Lowndes County… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Monday, January 23, 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: Michelle Lynn Achterberch, 48, Florence Avenue, Elkhart, IN, Drug Related Objects, Possession of Marijuana; Jackson, BPS Amber Skye Anglin, 26, Freddie Whiddon Road, Webb, AL, Theft by Shoplifting; Esquivel, BPS Tab Louis… Read More »

Flint River Projected to Reach Flood Stage This Week

Decatur County Emergency Management Agency P.O. Box 726 Bainbridge, GA 39818 229-248-3869        [email protected] Charlie McCann, Director Tonya Griffin, Deputy Director Monday, January 23, 2017 11:00 a.m.   The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for the Flint River in Decatur County. The FLOOD WARNING for the Flint River in Bainbridge continues until further notice.  … Read More »

NEWS: Updated Storm Damage Info (Monday 9:30 a.m.)

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, January 23, 2017: TIFTON, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – State routes declared impassable by GDOT ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Monday morning brings cleanup efforts and shock, from a tornado outbreak that left many parts of South Georgia disaster areas. Fifteen people are confirmed dead, at least 43 injured. ALBANY, GA (ALBANY HERALD) — At… Read More »




GDOT: List of Impassable State Routes

For Immediate Release: Sunday, January 22, 2017 Contact: Nita Birmingham District Communications 229.326.5435 Southwest Georgia GDOT Responding to Trees, Debris on State Routes TIFTON – Local Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance employees have been responding as needed to felled trees and other debris blocking state routes. Reports began coming into the Transportation Management Center on Saturday night, but… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Friday, January 20, 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: Michael Emory Lynn, 49, Ben Hatcher Road, Waynesboro, Ga, Parole Violation o/c Arson 1st Degree; Bryant, GAPA Michael Anthony Mirick, 28, South Wilson Street, Attapulgus, Ga, Adult Restraint Law Seat Belt 18,… Read More »

Climax Man in D.C. for Trump Inauguration

Climax resident Chris Beaty made the trip to Washington, D.C. for the swearing in ceremony of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  While the crowd is massive, contrary to reports on national news networks, Mr. Beaty said the number of protesters is relatively low.  “We’ve been here since 4:30 this morning and I haven’t… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Thursday, January 19, 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: Charles Eddie Henry, 62, Henry Lane, Bainbridge, Ga, Theft by Taking; Akins, BPS Melvin Lewis Williams, 26, Durell Street, Columbus, Ga, Possession of Marijuana by Inmate; Hall, DESO Edwin Olin Wingate, 38,… Read More »

NEWS: Severe Weekend Weather Update, GA’s Unemployment Rises, Trump Picks Perdue and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, January 19, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, this weekend’s weather is predicted to be severe.  Here is the latest update BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge State College is holding a town hall meeting for the public to submit questions about the upcoming consolidation… Read More »

WEATHER: Severe Weekend Weather Update (Thurs 8:45 a.m)

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, this weekend’s weather is predicted to be severe.  Here is the latest update: Model guidance continues to show the potential for severe weather this weekend. Here is our updated forecast for the potential timing and threats of these storms. Timing: Several rounds of thunderstorms will be possible over the weekend.… Read More »




Bainbridge State College Hosting Town Hall Meeting on Consolidation

Bainbridge State College is holding a town hall meeting for the public to submit questions about the upcoming consolidation of Bainbridge State and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. On Monday, January 23, Bainbridge State will open the doors to the Charles H Kirbo Regional Center at 3:30 p.m. for a question and answer period hosted by Interim President Dr.… Read More »

National School Choice Week Draws Support

ATLANTA – Families, school leaders, school choice activists, and legislators will come together during National School Choice Week to demonstrate community support for opportunity in education. The event will be held Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at Bright Futures Academy in Atlanta. Activities for the whole family and student performances will be the focus of this celebration… Read More »

WEATHER: NWS: Severe Weather Possible This Weekend

In a press release on Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Tallahassee and the Decatur County EMA predicted severe weather for southwest Georgia this weekend: Timing: A few rounds of thunderstorms are possible over the weekend. While there is the threat for a few severe storms Saturday and Saturday night, the greater threat of severe weather will be… Read More »