Tag Archives: Bainbridge

Help Save the Decatur County Landfill!

Bainbridge Eagle Scout candidate Tommy Young is working to save the landfill from “E” waste with a community event this Saturday. From 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Tommy will be holding an electronic recycling event at the Howard Johnson Inn (1401 Tallahassee Highway) where he will be accepting electronic waste for recycling.  The project is the final step… Read More »

NEWS: Wreck Leads to Felony Arrest, Check Fraud Scheme Leads to 4 Arrests, Fatal Moultrie Accident and More

MOULTRIE, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – Four Georgia residents have been sentenced for their roles in a fraudulent check cashing scheme. VALDOSTA, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – Teen arrested for felony car break in MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) – Police say that Patricia Cooper, 53, of Norman Park, died when when a truck hit her car in the driver’s side door. ST. GEORGE… Read More »

Bainbridge Bypass to be Resurfaced

For Immediate Release Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Contact: Nita Birmingham 229.326.5435 District Four Communications Decatur County… Busy Bainbridge Bypass Getting New Asphalt for a Better Road, Smoother Ride BAINBRIDGE – Resurfacing that is about to start on one of the busiest state routes in Bainbridge will interrupt traffic, but motorists will benefit from a better road and smoother ride once the project is… Read More »

Bearcat Baseball Hosting Summer Camp

2017 Bearcat Summer Camp Bearcat Baseball Camp (Presented by Current Bearcat players and coaches)  May 31st & June 1st FUNDAMENTAL CAMP *Hitting will be included in this camp session AGES: 6-14    TIME: 9:00 AM-12:00 COST: $50.00 June 2nd  PITCHER AND CATCHER CAMP AGES: 9-14       TIME: 9:00 AM-11:00 COST: $25.00 _____________________________________________________________________________________ *CAMP LOCATION: Bainbridge High School Baseball Field… 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: Okeefenokee Wildfire Still Growing, Moultrie Vehicle Thefts, Church Fight Caught on Camera and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, May 3, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Last weekend at the Bainbridge City Council retreat, Bainbridge Public Safety assistant director Frank Green approached the council with four possible solutions to a problem that faces BPS: retention rate. MOULTRIE, Ga. (MOULTRIE OBSERVER) — Thieves made off with nearly $16,000… Read More »

NEWS: Kindergarten Registration Approaching, Thomasville Rose Festival, Arrest Reports and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Dr. Linda Lumpkin, a longtime educator and administrator with the Decatur County Board of Education, has announced her retirement. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Kindergarten Registration/Screening will be held on May 2nd at each of the five elementary schools. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill… Read More »

NEWS: Arrest Reports, Miller County Inmate Escapes, GBI Investigating Injured Woman in Burning Home and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) – Officials responded to a fire and a woman injured at a Baker County home Monday morning. SAVANNAH, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The… Read More »

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 »

NEWS: Miller County Students Protest for Principal, 80 Percent of GA’s Blueberries Destroyed by Freeze, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, March 20, 2017 MILLER CO., GA (WALB) – On Monday, a group of 20 to 30 students marched from the high school parking lot to the board of education office after school. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A close call Monday night left a Leon County Sheriff’s Office… Read More »

Another Fatal Accident at Hwy 27 N and Bethel Rd (Mon 5:00 pm)

Update 6:40 pm Bps Deputy Director Frank Green: Bainbridge Public Safety offers condolences to the family of Brenda Gail Solis of Bethel Road in Bainbridge. Brenda was killed in an accident on Highway 27 this afternoon. We ask the public to keep the passenger, who was Life Flighted, in their prayers. Her name has not been released and… Read More »

NEWS: Bainbridge State and ABAC Merging?, Moultrie Police Officer Arrested, Cairo Murder and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, January 9, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, January 6, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – In a press release Friday, the Chancellor of the Board of Regents for the State of Georgia announced the recommendation to consolidate Bainbridge State College and Abraham Baldwin… Read More »

Photos from Monday Night’s Storm Damage

A damaging storm swept through West Bainbridge late Monday night leaving local businesses damaged and hundreds without power. According to reports, a little after 10:00 p.m. Monday night, a possible tornado touched down in the West Bainbridge area, near Dothan Road.  Based on photos, the wind damage from the storm was significant.  Metal siding was ripped, windshields busted on… Read More »

Miller Griffin Realty and Dehildren Realty to Merge

Earlier this week it was announced that two long time Bainbridge real estate firms will merge.  Miller Griffin Realty and Dehildren Realty will form one company to serve southwest Georgia.  Dehildren Realty was formed in 2002 in a three way partnership between local businessmen Mark Harrell, Mike Conder and Greg Waddell.  Recently, Rollins Miller (the owner of Miller… Read More »

NEWS: Bainbridge Kicks Off Holidays This Week, Wednesday’s Severe Weather Outlook and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, November 30, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, November 28, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Southwest Georgia could see severe weather today PLUS how much rain should we expect? BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The City of Bainbridge is kicking off the holidays with… Read More »

NEWS: BPS Giving Away Free Smoke Detectors, Colquitt County Inmate Escapes (is Captured), Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, November 14, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, November 11, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – BPS will be teaming up with the American Red Cross on Saturday, November 19th between 8 and Noon to install smoke alarms (while supplies last.) THOMASVILLE, GA (VALDOSTA… Read More »

ELECTION RESULTS: HARRELL DEFEATS SELLERS

According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, all 9 precincts have reported in Decatur County for the November 8 General Election.  An impressive 74.69 % of registered voters in Decatur County turned out.  The results for the contested elections and constitutional amendments are: TAX COMMISSIONER: Oliver Sellers – 3569 Mark Harrell – 6258 US REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 2:… Read More »

NEWS: Woodalls Store Robbed, Arrest Reports, Wildfire Dangers and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, November 8, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, November 7, 2016 ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany police are searching for an armed robber after the Woodall’s in the 400 block of North Westover was robbed late Monday night. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Tallahassee police… Read More »

NEWS: Carnival Ride Injures 6, Lowndes Deputies Make Meth Bust, Mother Locks Twins in Bedroom, Gets Arrested and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, November 7, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, November 4, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – At the 2016 Ag Appreciation Luncheon, the Bainbridge – Decatur County Chamber of Commerce honored Robert Cohen and Emma Jean Bell as Ag Man and Woman of the… Read More »