Tag Archives: Climax

Pataula Drug Task Force Busts Pot Grower in Climax

In a press release Thursday afternoon, Commander Eric Schwalls of the Pataula Drug Task Force announced the arrest of Roy Ivester, age 56, of Climax. From the Press Release: Climax, GA – On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE ERIC SCWHALLS and SPECIAL AGENT BRIAN DONALSON of the Pataula Drug Task Force arrested ROY IVESTER,… Read More »

First report from investigation of Decatur County plane crash suggests weather may have been a factor

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report following the fatal plane crash in Decatur County, Georgia, earlier in November. The twin-engine Cessna 441 crashed off Salem Church Road, near Climax, Ga., on the morning of November 9, killing both men on board. The victims were Gene Odom, an attorney from Brandon, Florida and former WFLA news… Read More »

Two dead after plane crashes in Decatur County (Updated Tuesday AM)

Two people died after their plane crashed near the town of Climax, Ga., on Monday, Nov. 9, according to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. Area law enforcement had been searching for the plane after it disappeared from flight-tracking radar late Monday morning. The plane, a Cessna, was reportedly traveling from Lakeland, Fla., to Cairo, Ga., a distance of… Read More »

Decatur County just received a power upgrade

Drivers going between Bainbridge and Climax on U.S. Highway 84 may have recently noticed the installation of some new utility lines near what is known as Curry Hill. Georgia Transmission Corporation, which is not affiliated with Georgia Power, recently constructed a set of new transmission lines that cross over U.S. Highway 84 and run for several miles along… Read More »

Changes coming for Decatur County boards as some qualify for election, some choose to step aside

The only municipal election in Decatur County scheduled for Nov. 3 is the Bainbridge City Council seat in which long time Councilman Luther Conyers is vacating. At the end of qualifying on Friday, Kregg Close, Frank Grayson Flowers and Olive Wedderburn will be on the ballot to fill the vacancy of Conyers, who has been on the city… Read More »

Public asked for help after truck causes ‘substantial damage’ to cemetery

UPDATE: Whigham man charged in connection with damage to Climax cemetery (12/12/14) The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding out who caused “substantial damage” to the cemetery of a small church near Climax, GA. Sometime late on Saturday night or early Sunday, someone drove a pickup truck into the cemetery of Salem… Read More »

Mother, daughter killed in Wednesday morning crash

A mother and daughter from Climax, Ga., lost their lives early Wednesday morning when their car was struck by a tanker truck in the town of Climax in Decatur County. The accident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 and Bert Phillips Road in eastern Decatur County, according to state troopers from the Georgia State… Read More »