Tag Archives: Decatur County

GDOT Awards Resurfacing Projects (Includes Decatur, Grady, Miller, Mitchell and Early Counties)

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Contact:  Nita Birmingham District Communications 229.326.5435 Southwest Georgia… Road and Bridge Projects Awarded to Benefit SW Georgia   TIFTON – A Georgia Department of Transportation $3.3 million construction contract to widen a busy section of U.S. 280 in Cordele demonstrates how a relatively small investment can have a major impact. U.S.… Read More »

NEWS: Grand Jury Could Indict Grinstead Murder Suspect This Week, Gas Prices Rising, St George Fire and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, April 10, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – On Tuesday, March 28, the Decatur County Board of Commission voted to improve the meal quality of prisoners in the Decatur County Prison. IRWIN CO., GA (WALB) – A Grand jury in Irwin County could decide whether to indict one of the men… Read More »

Advance Voting Begins for ESPLOST Renewal

PRESS RELEASE Decatur County Board of Elections and Registration 122 W. Water Street   P.O. Box 7428 Bainbridge, GA 39818 (229) 243-2087 Office   (229) 248-3743 Fax [email protected]   Advance voting begins Monday for ESPLOST renewal   Advance in-person voting for the Decatur County Board of Education’s called special election for its renewal of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option… Read More »

Possible Tornado Damage in Decatur County Tuesday Night (Photos)

A plantation in southwest Decatur County received significant damage during Tuesday night’s storm.  Due to the extensive nature of the damage, it seems possible that a tornadic event occurred on the farm. On the scene you can see multiple large pine trees on the ground as well as a clear path of damage.  Thankfully, the damage was limited… Read More »

NEWS: Bainbridge Bypass Southbound Lane Closed, DCSO Busts Motorcycle Thief, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, December 9, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, December 8, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – On November 16, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office recovered four stolen motorcycles and identified a suspect in a hit and run accident (*READ THAT STORY HERE*), however the… 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 »

NEWS: Southwest Georgia Election Results for Decatur, Seminole, Miller, Early, Grady, Mitchell and Thomas Counties

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, November 9, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – An impressive 74.69 % of registered voters in Decatur County turned out.  The results for the contested elections and constitutional amendments are: THOMAS CO, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, here are the election results for Thomas County in… 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 »

Cohen, Bell Named 2016 Ag Man and Woman of the Year

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 Year. Mr Cohen was introduced by Tommy Dollar and Mrs Bell was introduced by her granddaughter, Lindsey Bell Hayes. Jerry Long, the Chairman of the Georgia Farm Bureau, was the… Read More »

NEWS: 14 Arrested After Albany Shooting, Thomasville PD Seeking Public’s Help, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, October 28, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, October 27, 2016 ATLANTA, GA (AP) — Six months into a drought across much of the South, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years. THOMASVILLE,… Read More »

NEWS: High Speed Motorcycle Chase, Flint River Fair Pictures, Nuclear Drilling in Alabama and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Wednesday, October 26, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – For the seventh consecutive year, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit will provide $4,000 in scholarship money to deserving high school seniors BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Flint River Fair, at… Read More »

NEWS: 171 Pounds of Prescription Pills Recovered, Bobby Bowden to Speak in Dothan, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, October 25, 2016: ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Crews are working to remove a truck that crashed Tuesday morning at the Jefferson exit on the Liberty Expressway. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The top man in the Georgia House of Representatives came to Southwest Georgia to endorse a state lawmaker. JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) –… Read More »

NEWS: Alabama Woman Hides Drugs in Beef Burrito, Brooks County Jail Employees Arrested, Phone Scams and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, October 5, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Are you registered to vote? The deadline for the November election is next week! BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Bainbridge Public Safety is warning the public about phone scams BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Larry Mathis Jr., was arrested and charged with two… Read More »

NEWS: Laced Drugs in Albany, Suspicious Death in Colquitt County, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, October 4, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, October 3, 2016 LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) – Two people are dead, and all lanes of I-75 southbound are blocked in southern Lowndes County, following a multi-vehicle crash. DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Heroin laced with a… Read More »

NEWS: Murder Suspect Captured in Tallahassee After Standoff, Deadly Shooting in North Florida Town, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, September 27, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, September 26, 2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A man wanted for murder in Jacksonville is under arrest in Tallahassee after a 45 minute standoff with U.S. Marshals on Monday. BRISTOL, Fla. (WCTV) – Agents… Read More »

NEWS: Barbers Establish Scholarship, Delivery Driver Arrested in Pelham, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, September 22, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The children of Harold Barber and Hildred Rich Barber have continued the legacy of Decatur County’s Barber Fertilizer PELHAM, GA (WALB) – Pelham Police arrested Tory Brown, 37, Monday on numerous charges, after they were tipped off. ADEL, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY)  – The Adel… Read More »

NEWS: Reckless Driver Killed in Donalsonville, Pelham Schools Lockdown Product of Hoax, Gas Prices Rising and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, September 19, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, September 16, 2016 DONALSONVILLE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – A young, reckless driver was killed after a high speed chase in Donalsonville PELHAM, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Pelham City Schools went into lockdown for a brief… Read More »

NEWS: Boston Man Dies After Lawnmower Accident, FBI Links Bank Robberies, Gas Spill in Alabama will Impact Georgia and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, September 16, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, September 15, 2016 MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) – Moultrie Police are looking for a man who stole a rental car, crashed it, and then used another car to get away. BOSTON, GA (WALB) – Investigators said a man… Read More »

NEWS: Fundraising Benefit for Local Family, Woman Turns Herself in After Stabbing in Albany, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, September 15, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – On Saturday, September 24th, there will be a community wide yard sale and car wash honoring The Chad Smith Family.   BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, September 14, 2016 ALBANY, GA (WALB) – One of Albany’s… Read More »