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 »

330 graduate from Bainbridge High School Tuesday night

Approximately 330 senior students graduated from Bainbridge High School Tuesday night at the school’s gymnasium, surrounded by family and friends. While some students and parents wanted to return to the old tradition of BHS graduations outside at Centennial Field, both the 2013 and 2014 graduations have been held indoors, without the threat of inclement weather, at the BHS… 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.    

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 5/20/14 – Man arrested with pot

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 19 and May 20, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety: Derrick Deshaun Wright, 26, 826 Russ St., Bainbridge, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; M. Esquivel, BPS.   Key Format: Name of person charged, age, address, city, charges; Arresting Officer, Arresting Agency SO… Read More »

It’s Election Day and voting is underway in May 20 primary

  Listen to a live report by Dustin Dowdy on how voting was going along at the Decatur County Coliseum around mid-day Tuesday: Since this is a primary election, voters have to request a ballot with either all Democratic candidates or all Republican candidates (you can also choose an independent / non-partisan ballot). If you are not sure… Read More »

Bainbridge City Hall renovation receives historic preservation award

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation presented 24 awards recognizing the best of preservation in Georgia during its 37th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Cartersville. Bainbridge City Hall in Bainbridge received the Marguerite Williams Award, presented annually to the project that has had the greatest impact on preservation in the state. Built in the late 1800s, the three buildings that make up the Bainbridge City Hall were… Read More »

Bainbridge High School students recognized at Honors Night

The following is a list of awards and scholarships presented at the Bainbridge High School Honors Night. Congratulations to these students on all their hard work! SUPERINTENDENT’S AWARD Kay Elizabeth Bush Margaret Nicole Catt James Lee Clemons Yamanite Galnares Jocelyn Jeana Grimsley Madison Brooke Hutchins Holly Marie Long Jill Marie Overman Brooke Ashley Parker Morgan Elizabeth Phillips Jakob Smith… Read More »

Listen to the Daily Outdoors Report and Southwest Georgia News for 5/20

Each day’s Outdoors Report is an approximately 5-minute recording of Flint Media’s Al Kale talking to Lake Seminole GA fishing and hunting guide Stephen Wells, with occasional special guest Pam Martin-Wells a Hall of Fame bass fisherwoman. Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report – May 20, 2014 Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report – May 19, 2014 Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report –… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 5/20

Ephesians 6:11-12 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Isaiah 43:1 But now,… Read More »

Vivian Childs seeks Congressional seat

News Release Vivian Childs, candidate for Georgia’s 2nd congressional district, is a proud southern peach. A native of Georgia, she has traveled the world first as the daughter of a military family and then the wife of one. Vivian proudly declares that there is no place like home, Georgia. Vivian is active in her community as a former… Read More »

Breaking: Decatur County to transfer ambulance service to Grady EMS of Atlanta

Decatur County Commissioners voted 5-1 Monday night to tentatively transfer operation of the county’s ambulance service to Grady EMS of Atlanta, Ga., pending drafting and approving a contract at a future commissioners’ meeting. Billy Walker, CEO of Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge, spoke at the start of Monday’s special called meeting, asking commissioners not to choose a private EMS… Read More »

Decatur County to make final decision on private EMS Monday

Decatur County commissioners are holding a special called meeting Monday night, May 19, at 6 p.m., at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton Street, Bainbridge. The only listed agenda item is “Consideration of EMS Proposal.” At their meeting last Tuesday, May 13, Decatur County commissioners tabled a decision on whether or not they will turn over operation of the… Read More »

Bainbridge & Decatur County Arrest Report, 5/19/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 15 and May 16, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety: Eugene R. Daughtry III, 41, 123 E. Judith Drive, Bainbridge, stalking; C. Strickland III, BPS; Dominic Douglas, 18, 600 N. Sims St., Bainbridge, simple battery; C. Hill Jr., BPS; Andreika Aundra Green, 26,… Read More »

Naval officer from Colquitt, Ga., gives back to veterans

News Release HAMPTON, Va. (May 14, 2014) – Since her first experience working with veterans at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital during hospital corpsman school in Great Lakes, Ill., Chief Hospital Corpsman April Harrison from Colquitt, Ga., assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), has been giving back to veterans throughout her career. Since… Read More »

National Pro-life Group Urges Georgia Primary Voters to Support Karen Handel

News Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today urged Georgia primary voters to support Karen Handel for U.S. Senate. Ahead of tomorrow’s primary, the national pro-life group contacted more than 300,000 voters by email and by phone with an automated message from SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. The SBA List Candidate Fund previously endorsed Handel in March.… Read More »

Decatur County 4-H Shotgun Team recognized

Members of the Decatur County 4-H Shotgun team were recognized at the May 13 meeting of the Decatur County Board of Commissioners for their participation in district and state events. On April 10, 2014, Decatur County 4-H hosted the 4-H Shotgun District Qualification Match. Over eighty 4-H students from Seminole, Grady and Decatur Counties participated in the prerequisite… Read More »