Tag Archives: Blakely

SWGA Election Results: Early County

According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, here are the election results of note for Early County in the November 8 General Election: President of the United States 11 of 11 Precincts Reporting Percent Votes DONALD J. TRUMP 53.37% 2,552 HILLARY CLINTON 45.27% 2,165 GARY JOHNSON 1.36% 65 United States Senator, Isakson 11 of 11 Precincts Reporting… Read More »

NEWS: Wild Adventures Rewards Educators, Meigs Mayor Pro Tem Arrested, Woman Dies in Hot Car and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, July 28, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, July 27, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Wild Adventures Theme Park is offering FREE admission for Board of Education employees this weekend THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) — The Georgia State Patrol is now investigating a… Read More »

NEWS: Seminole County Shooting, Meigs Mayor Pro Tem Fires Police Chief, VP Visiting Tallahassee

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, July 22, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, July 21, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – A woman from Valdosta was arrested in Seminole County around noon on Wednesday, accused of holding two people at gunpoint before firing two shots and fleeing the scene.… Read More »

NEWS: Parrish Settles with Decatur County, Alligator Hunting Season Approaching, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news for Thursday, July 21, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, July 20, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The civil lawsuit filed by Ronnie Aaron Parrish against Decatur County, four former deputies and the Board of Commissioners over an incident at Bikefest 2012 has been settled… Read More »

NEWS: Third Suspect Arrested in Mr Pips Robbery, Valdosta WalMart gets Bomb Threat, Man Threatens to Kill Cops in Dothan Arrest and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, July 19, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – A third suspect was arrested in connection with the Mr Pips armed robbery earlier this month BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, July 18 DOTHAN, AL (DOTHAN EAGLE) – Dothan police arrested a man on Friday… Read More »

NEWS: Attapulgus Man Busted for Molly, Earthquake off Florida Coast, Dothan 101 Year Old Gives Life Advice and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, July 18, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Steve Carter of Attapulgus was arrested Monday morning after being wanted for over five weeks with warrants for obstruction and possession of a controlled substance suspected to be methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as molly. COTTONDALE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office… Read More »

NEWS: Minor Traffic Violation Leads to Major Drug Bust, Tifton City Manager Resigns, Sinkhole Almost Swallows Tractor and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Friday, July 8, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, July 7, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – In the late night hours of Tuesday, July 5, Bainbridge Public Safety made a traffic stop that led to a felony drug arrest. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A Tallahassee… Read More »

SWGA Area News: Ice Meth Found in Shoe

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news for Friday, January 22, 2016: THOMASVILLE (TIMES ENTERPRISE)— A prisoner and an ex-con are suspects in separate drug cases in which ice meth and other contraband were found in a shoe and under a pillow DOTHAN EAGLE – Dothan police arrested a Georgia man on a felony theft charge alleging he stole… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Thomas County deputy resigns after being suspended over social media post

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – Thomas County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shierling resigned after he was suspended without pay, pending an investigation into a comment he posted on Facebook. According to Steve Jones from the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, Shierling officially resigned his position after 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Sheriff’s Office was made aware of Shierling’s post Tuesday night and made the decision to suspend Shierling Wednesday morning. The… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Blakely man injured in shooting early Monday

Investigators say a man was shot multiple times overnight. According to a report, 37-year-old Derrick Lindsey was shot at 255 Mulberry Lane around 1 a.m. Monday. Lindsey was transported to an Alabama hospital for treatment. So far, no arrests have been made, but investigators said they do have a person of interest they’re looking for. (WALB) Meigs City… Read More »

Alabama’s Plant Farley to conduct siren test Dec. 15

From the Early County News The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, located near Dothan in southeast Alabama, in cooperation with state and local emergency management agencies, will conduct a test of the plant’s emergency siren system Tuesday, Dec. 15 at approximately 1 p.m. EST. The test is conducted to ensure residents within the 10-mile emergency planning zone can be… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Robbery, Kidnapping Suspect Shot by Deputies in NW Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Leon County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect in a kidnapping and two robberies was shot by deputies on Fred George Road on Thursday. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect as 26-year-old Charles Vaughn III of Ohio. Our sister station in West Virginia, WSAZ, reports that Vaughn, is wanted by the FBI… Read More »

Around Our Area: Could horse racing come to Southwest Georgia?

Legalizing pari-mutuel betting in Georgia, which would allow for a horse-racing track to be built, is an idea that has been proposed by at least one state legislator for almost a decade. House Resolution 1, authored by the late Rep. Harry Geisinger, R-Roswell, is being brought back up again. Sensing the time might be right to finally get the… Read More »

Sentencing for PCA’s Lightsey and Kilgore set for Thursday

Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant whose testimony helped prosecutors convict their boss and send him to prison for selling salmonella-tainted food will soon learn their own sentences. Sammy Lightsey and Danny Kilgore both served as operations manager of the Blakely, Georgia, plant linked in 2009 to salmonella that sickened 714 people and was blamed for… Read More »

Three Peanut Corporation of America officials sentenced Monday

Information from Food Safety News Stewart Parnell, a second-generation chief executive of a family-owned peanut enterprise who once served on the national Peanut Standards Board, was sentenced to a 28-year prison term on Monday for a series of criminal charges that amounted to his knowing that the peanut products he was shipping were contaminated with potentially deadly Salmonella.… Read More »

Around Our Area: Convicted peanut company CEO apologizes at sentencing hearing

The convicted CEO of a bankrupt peanut company at the center of a nationwide salmonella outbreak apologized in federal court, ahead of sentencing. “This has been a several year nightmare. Now I stand before you and ask for forgiveness from you and the victims,” Stewart Parnell told the court Monday. He and two other defendants were convicted for… Read More »

Early County football player inducted into FSU Seminole Hall of Fame

Tay Cody of Blakely, Ga., was honored on-field at Florida State University’s football game with Texas State this past Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla. Tay Cody was born in Colquitt, Ga., and graduated from Early County High School. He played defensive back for Florida State from 1997-2000 and had a stellar college football career, including being named an All-American player after his… Read More »