Tag Archives: Florida

NEWS: Bomb Scare in Pelham, Havana Shooting, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, March 24, 2017 PELHAM, GA (WALB) – Police took a woman into custody Saturday after investigators say she lied about having a bomb in her car. PANAMA CITY BEACH (WJHG) – Bay County sheriff’s officials have identified the two people arrested in connection with one of the shootings… 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: Traffic Accident in Front of Bainbridge High School, Missing Thomasville Boy Found, Officer Involved Shooting in Valdosta and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, September 29, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – There was a traffic accident in front of Bainbridge High School this morning VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) — Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Valdosta. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Authorities are investigating after a body was found in the backseat of a truck… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Shifting More West, Could Significantly Impact SWGA (Wed 8:15 a.m.)

New Information:  Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued where Tropical Storm Watches were previously in effect across the Florida Big Bend, including Tallahassee, and coastal Panhandle regions. Hurricane Watches remain in effect across coastal Big Bend locations. The latest forecast track has shifted slightly to the west Key Points: TD 9 has become better organized in the southern… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Update (Tuesday 3:15 p.m.)

The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center have started making more concrete predictions about the storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.  At this time, they are predicting high winds and rain for southwest Georgia, but little chance of tornadoes.  The bulk of the rain should hit from the Big Bend in Florida, south to the center… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Could Become Hurricane, Hit Florida Coast on Thursday

PRESS RELEASE Key Points: Tropical Depression 9 is moving slowly west into the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The general track is expected to be westward for the next day or two before turning north and northeast by the middle of the week. This system will approach the Big Bend or Panhandle coast sometime on Thursday. Tropical Depression 9… Read More »

NEWS: Authorities Looking for Car Burglary Suspects, Bainbridge Man Wins Lottery, Tallahassee Lockdown a False Alarm

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Wednesday, July 20, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest reports for Tuesday, July 19, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Bainbridge man, James Kirkland, just hit the jackpot by winning $1,000,000 off of a “Grand Casino” lottery ticket. THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – A Thomasville man is in jail accused of exchanging… Read More »

NEWS: Mosquito Borne Virus in Lowndes County, Pine Straw Catches Fire, SWGA Arm Wrestling Champ and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, July 13, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Tuesday, July 12, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – A landscaper’s trip to change a trailer tire went up in flames Monday afternoon. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Leon County Sheriff’s Office says it’s searching for a… 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 »

NEWS: Trump Sets Up in Tallahassee, PCB Spring Break Gets a Clean Up, GHSA Drops the Ball in Playoffs and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news for Tuesday, March 8, 2016: DAWSON, GA (WALB) – The man who shot the Mayor of Dawson and tied up his mother on Halloween Night 2013 was sentenced to 20 years in prison ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Police Department was looking for a man wanted in a shooting death this weekend at a… Read More »

Around Our Area: Students Injured in Collision Between Dump Truck and Bus

Officials say five Florida Panhandle high school students have been taken to local hospitals after their school bus was hit by a dump truck that ran a red light. The bus, which was occupied by 22 students and a driver, flipped over onto its side and came to rest against a utility pole. Escambia County School District Superintendent… Read More »

Tracking Tropical Storm Erika – August 27

BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 11A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015 200 PM AST THU AUG 27 2015 …ERIKA SLIGHTLY WEAKER… SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST…1800 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…16.5N 63.8W ABOUT 160 MI…255 KM W OF GUADELOUPE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006… Read More »

Florida high school to begin quarterly drug tests for students (Plus Take Our Poll!)

Orlando Sentinel The first test that high-schoolers at First Academy-Leesburg must pass this year will be administered with the snip of scissors. In coming weeks, 154 students will file into the school clinic to submit hair samples that, though no larger than a pencil tip, will tell the story of the past 90 days. A private lab will… Read More »

Bainbridge man charged with burglaries in Florida beach towns

The Gulf County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office is investigating seven separate home burglaries, mainly near St. Joe Beach and Cape San Blas. Deputies arrested Kenneth Regan, 40, of Bainbridge, Georgia on unrelated charges. Regan is facing four counts of burglary in Gulf County. As of Tuesday, August 18, Regan is in custody at the Decatur County Jail after he was… Read More »

Gulf recreational red snapper season workshops scheduled for March

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several public workshops in March to gather public input on the Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season in state waters (from shore out to 9 nautical miles). The workshops are scheduled for the following locations (all are from 6 to 8 p.m. local time): March 9: Pensacola,… Read More »