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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 »

ELECTION: Civics 101 to Hold Town Hall Forum

The November General Election ballot will include four state constitutional amendments and a local organization is holding a town hall style forum to educate the public on the issues. Civics 101 is holding the meeting with local elected officials to answer the public’s questions about the proposed amendments.  The amendments are: “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended… Read More »

Vote Today! Runoff Election is Today

The runoff election between Heather Lanier and Ryan Cleveland for Superior Court Judge will be held today, Tuesday, July 26. All voting precincts in Decatur County will be open until 7:00 p.m. tonight with the Superior Court Judge the only race on the ballot. In the May general election, Ryan Cleveland received 4094 votes, Heather Lanier garnered 4061,… Read More »

NEWS: SWGA Election Results (10 Counties), Meigs Mayor Recalled, Wanted Couple Could be in Georgia

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Wednesday, May 25, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Decatur County Primary election results BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Election results from 10 southwest Georgia counties BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Meigs, GA (WCTV) – Meigs mayor recalled from office in last night’s… Read More »

ELECTION RESULTS – May 24th, 2016 Primary Election

Correction 9:46 p.m.:  Based on preliminary numbers, it looks like the Superior Court Judge race will go to a runoff.  Ryan Cleveland has 4094 votes (34.64%), Heather Lanier has 4061 votes (34.36%) and Mike Bankston has 3661 votes (30.9%).  In order to win tonight, a candidate needs 50% plus one vote. Update 8:55 p.m.: Fairgrounds precinct is in.  9/9… Read More »

Three more days to cast votes in local municipal elections

Counting today, October 29th, voters have three voting days remaining to cast their ballots in local municipal elections being held across Southwest Georgia. In Donalsonville, voters will choose a representative for the Donalsonville City Council District I Post 2, selecting either Rebecca C. Grantham, Incumbent and Administrator of Bainbridge Health and Rehab or Travis Brooks, retired City of… Read More »

Bainbridge City Councilman Luther Conyers to retire after almost 40 years on council

Bainbridge City Councilman Luther Conyers, who was first elected to the council in 1978, has chosen not to run for re-election. Conyers, now 86, said he had decided it was time to step aside and let others have a chance to serve, although he said he would still take an active interest in local government. A longtime educator,… 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 »

Runoff in Georgia U.S. Senate race is Tuesday

The Republican party primary runoff between David Perdue and Jack Kingston is the highlight of several races contested in Georgia’s general primary runoff, to be held Tuesday, July 22. Early voting in the primary runoff ended this past Friday and so far suggests a light turnout statewide. It’s important to exercise your Constitutional right to vote: if you… Read More »

Vote Online for Decatur County’s May 20 primary election

This online survey is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Here’s your chance to cast your vote for candidates running in local races as part of the Primary Election to be held on May 20, 2014. Early voting is underway at the Decatur County Fairgrounds, 1211 Vada Road, Bainbridge, between Monday-Friday, May 5-9 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and… Read More »

Cast your early vote this Saturday

About 181 Decatur County voters had cast ballots during early voting for the May 20 general primary, according to the Decatur County Board of Elections. Early voting is  underway at the Decatur County Fairgrounds, 1211 Vada Road, Bainbridge, between Monday-Friday, May 5-9 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and May 12-16 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Early voting may also… Read More »

U.S. Senate candidate Kingston visits Decatur County

U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston stopped by the small town of Climax, GA, to talk about agriculture and other issues before of a crowd of about 60-70 people on Thursday, April 24. Kingston, a Republican from Savannah, Ga., is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Saxby Chambliss of Moultrie, Ga., who is retiring. Kingston had visited… Read More »

Interview with Decatur County Commission District 6 Candidate Pete Stephens

Decatur County Commission District 6 Candidate Pete Stephens stopped by the WMGR studios on April 17, 2014 and talked with Brennan Leathers. Length: 6 minutes, 7 seconds. [soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/sowegalive/interview-with-decatur-county-commission-district-6-candidate-pete-stephens[/soundcloud]