NEWS: Child Left on Bus in Albany, Medical School Coming to Moultrie, Human Trafficking in Columbus and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, May 16, 2017: Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge State College is pleased to name April Perkins of Whigham as its 2017 Outstanding Graduate. TIFTON, GA (WALB) – A South Georgia private institution dedicated to medical education wants to train more professionals in South Georgia. ALBANY,… Read More »

Perkins Named Bainbridge State Outstanding Graduate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2017 Perkins named BSC Outstanding Graduate Bainbridge State College is pleased to name April Perkins of Whigham as its 2017 Outstanding Graduate.  April Perkins is a 2009 graduate of Cairo High School. She was awarded an Associate of Arts in Business Administration with honors from Bainbridge State in December of 2014. Perkins returned… Read More »

Scripture Of The Day – May 16th

Proverbs 8:14   Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. Psalm 119:105   Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Monday, May 15, 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 Andrew Armstrong, 37, Bettstown Road, Bainbridge, Ga, Theft by Shoplifting; Shaw, BPS Natasha Nicole Armstrong, 34, Bettstown Road, Bainbridge, Ga, Theft by Shoplifting; Shaw, BPS Alan Treyvon Close, 19, Byron Street,… Read More »

NEWS: Cairo Mother Charged in Infant Death, Okefenokee Fire Update, 1st Lt Weston Lee Heads Home for Memorial and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, May 15, 2017: CAIRO, GA (THOMASVILLE TIMES ENTERPRISE) — The mother of a female newborn infant who died in early February has been charged with the death, following a months-long wait for autopsy results.  THOMASVILLE, GA (THOMASVILLE TIMES ENTERPRISE) — Lawmen and the district attorney’s office are joining forces… Read More »

Scripture Of The Day – May 15th

Isaiah 25:8  He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. 2 Corinthians 4:18  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the… Read More »

NEWS: MitCo Grow Hold Ribbon Cutting, Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Bust, Screwdriver Attack and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports Fundraiser for the Family of 1st Lt. Weston Lee DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Dougherty County Police are searching for a man who they say stabbed his girlfriend with a screwdriver.  ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU) seized a large amount of narcotics, guns, and counterfeit money during a drug… Read More »

Scripture Of The Day – May 12th

Matthew 13:55  Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? John 1:46  And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. John 8:48  Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Thursday, May 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: Laquita Shanel Anderson, 33, Clarke Drive, Attapulgus, Ga, Failure to Appear o/c Grand Theft; Musgrove, DESO Jay Michael Baker, 29, Russ Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Bench Warrant o/c Burglary 2nd Degree and Theft… Read More »

Burn Ban in Effect for Southwest Georgia

PRESS RELEASE Due to HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS, NO OPEN BURNING IS ALLOWED in Decatur County, Seminole County, and Grady County. This includes fireworks. GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION – Temporary Suspension on ALL Outdoor Burning: Effective immediately, the Georgia Forestry Commission has implemented a temporary suspension on ALL outdoor burning due to persisting drought conditions. The suspension on outdoor… Read More »

Scripture of The Day – May 11th

1 Thessalonians 5:5-6  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. Romans 13:11-12  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Wednesday, May 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: Robert Luther Freeman, 35, Williams Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Failure to Appear o/c Sale of Cocaine, Illegal use of Telecommunication Facility; Mixon, DESO Montilita Benard Allen, 40, East Water Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Identity… Read More »

Reported Explosion, Residential Fire in Bainbridge (Wednesday)

Bainbridge, GA (Sowegalive) UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The fire appears to have started as a trash fire that spread to the home.  There were no reported injuries. 9:45 a.m.: Witnesses reported hearing an explosion as far as a mile away and black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky above the Bainbridge Bypass as first responders battled a… Read More »

NEWS: Georgia Wildfire Growing, Miller County Jailer Arrested, Decatur County Purchasing $1M Worth of Land and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, May 10, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Decatur County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to acquire six separate parcels of land adjacent to the Decatur County Industrial Air Park. ST. GEORGE, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a huge wildfire threatening homes near the Georgia-Florida state line… Read More »

Scripture Of The Day – May 10th

Psalm 90:9-10  For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly… Read More »

Montgomery awarded SWGA Farm Credit Scholarship

PRESS RELEASE May 9, 2017 Montgomery awarded SWGA Farm Credit Scholarship On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, SWGA Farm Credit in coordination with the Bainbridge State College Foundation presented Everett Montgomery of Thomasville with the SWGA Farm Credit Scholastic Achievement in Agribusiness Scholarship. Montgomery is a Thomasville High School graduate and a freshman at Bainbridge State College where he… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Faculty Receive Tenure, Promotions

PRESS RELEASE May 9, 2017 Faculty receive tenure and promotions at BSC   Bainbridge State College was pleased to honor two faculty members on Thursday, May 4, 2017, with a reception held at the Student Wellness Center, for receiving tenure. Faculty receiving tenure were Dr. Steven Hougland, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; and David Sarrette, Associate Professor of… Read More »

Fire Destroys Downtown Bainbridge Building

A fire destroyed a building in downtown Bainbridge overnight Tuesday. According to Bainbridge Public Safety Fire Chief Doyle Welch, a resident of the building heard a loud explosion around 1:30 a.m. and began warning other occupants of the  danger.  A couple of Public Safety Officers responding to a call at Hutto McIver on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard reported… Read More »