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Glover certified as Downtown Development professional

The annual Georgia Downtown Conference was held in Decatur, Georgia August 20-22, 2014.  The Georgia Downtown Conference promotes downtown and economic development through public awareness, governmental relations and education. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development and the Georgia Downtown Association, the awards and the conference provide recognition for downtown and community development professionals,… Read More »

Mayor Reynolds responds to County Commissioner Loeffler on joint meetings, cooperation

Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds responded to Decatur County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Loeffler’s letter from earlier this week regarding the county’s intention to pull out of the quarterly joint meetings the two local governments had set up earlier this year. (See our article about Loeffler’s letter to Reynolds earlier this week). In the letter, Mayor Reynolds refers… Read More »




Georgia Natural Resources Foundation Offers Another Chance to Hunt, Fish Free for Life

It’s another sporting opportunity of a lifetime! Georgians have the chance to win a lifetime hunting and fishing license in the next edition of the Lifetime License Contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation. Starting August 11, 2014, participants can fill out an entry form by visiting the Wildlife Resources Division Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WildlifeResourcesDivisionGADNR) or the Georgia… Read More »

Dr. Craig Wentworth to lead college formed by merger of Southwest Georgia Tech and Moultrie Tech

Colleges to consolidate in July 2015 Atlanta – The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia voted today to approve Commissioner Ron Jackson’s selection of Dr. Craig Wentworth to be president of the college that will be created by the merger of Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC) and Moultrie Technical College (MTC). The motion to accept… Read More »




South Georgia Football: Does it get any better?

It’s a Friday night in south Georgia.  The September air is humid and heavy.  The players on the field collide and the guy that lives a few doors down from your grandparents comes over the P.A.  “First down.  Tackle made by number 44”.  Then he calls the linebacker by name.  Everyone in the stands either knows his mama… Read More »

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast for Monday and Tuesday

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly… Read More »




Final Results from May 20 Primary – Decatur County only

Solicitor General Democrat: Paul Fryer 606 Ben Kirbo 636   County Commissioner District 1: George Anderson 143 Charles Fitzgerald 49 Jan Godwin 76   County Commissioner District 4 Republican Joe Putnal 192 Edward Ted Snell 189   County Commissioner  District 4 Democrat Thomas Davis 175   County Commissioner District 6: Oliver Sellars 138 Pete Stephens 235   Board… Read More »




Pete Stephens Claiming Victory

Unofficially, it looks like Pete Stephens has defeated incumber Oliver Sellers for Decatur County Commissioners District 6.  The margin of victory is approximately 100 votes.

Decatur County Early Voting Results

The below results are only representing early voting and were released shortly before 8 p.m. More results are currently being tabulated and we will post final results here on sowegalive.com on Tuesday night.    




Southwest Georgia News, Daily Outdoor Report and Obituaries for 5/5/14

Southwest Georgia News: [soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/sowegalive/southwest-georgia-news-050514[/soundcloud] Daily Outdoors Report with Al Kale and Lake Seminole guide Stephen Wells: [soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/sowegalive/southwest-georgia-outdoors-report-may-5-2015[/soundcloud] Daily Obituaries: [soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/sowegalive/sowegalive-obituaries-for-may-5-2014[/soundcloud]

Scripture of the Day, 4/22/14

Ephesians 2:4-5 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, and made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which… Read More »