Tag Archives: Miller County

NEWS: Arrest Reports, Miller County Inmate Escapes, GBI Investigating Injured Woman in Burning Home and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) – Officials responded to a fire and a woman injured at a Baker County home Monday morning. SAVANNAH, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The… Read More »

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: 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 »

Pataula Drug Task Force Concludes 6 Month Investigation with 10 Arrests (Mug Shots Included)

Pataula Drug Task Force Cleaning up Miller County: 10 suspects arrested and searching for 3 more. Press Release Colquitt, GA – On Thursday, August 18, 2016, the Pataula Drug Task Force concluded a six-month investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics, in Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia.  The operation culminated in the Pataula Drug Task force obtaining arrest warrants… Read More »

Pataula Drug Task Force Busts Drug Dealers

The Pataula Drug Task Force published press releases late Friday afternoon detailing the arrests of two Southwest Georgia drug dealers. The first press release details an arrest stemming from alleged sale of methamphetamine from a Colquitt residence. From the release: Colquitt, GA – On Monday, July 25, 2016, SPECIAL AGENT BLAKE DILLARD of the Pataula Drug Task Force… Read More »

NEWS: Runoff Election Today, Community Prayer for Law Enforcement, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Tuesday, July 26, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The runoff election between Heather Lanier and Ryan Cleveland for Superior Court Judge will be held today, Tuesday, July 26. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Honor Sentinels, a local veterans charity, will be hosting a community prayer for local law enforcement this Friday at 4:00… Read More »

Four arrested for meth in Miller County

Last Thursday, the GBI and the Pataula Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence of Connie Laverne McGinnis, AKA Connie Akridge, on Pirate Drive, in Colquitt. The search warrant was the culmination of a two month investigation conducted by the Pataula DTF into the alleged distribution of Methamphetamine, also known by its street name “ICE,”… Read More »

Around Our Area: Fatal vehicle crash in Miller County

A weekend crash in Miller County claimed the life of a Leary, Ga., man, WALB reported. Georgia State Patrol officials say 61-year-old Wiley Smith ran a stop sign around 2 o’clock Saturday morning at the intersection of Johnny Freeman Drive and Highway 91. His Chevy Silverado pickup was struck by a semi-truck and Smith was thrown from the… Read More »

Miller County’s TT Barber to start senior season with Middle Tennessee State football team

By Kaleb Whitaker for Sowegalive.com Colquitt, GA native Trevontii Barber, better known as TT, wears #38 for the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders. He is set out to dominate college football his senior year at Middle Tennessee State University. The senior linebacker has been listed to the Rotary Lombardi award watch for the second year in a… Read More »

One dead, two injured after Saturday shooting in Colquitt

One person is dead and two others were injured after a shooting in Colquitt, Ga., on Saturday, June 20, according to media reports. The shooting happened at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday, near the intersection of 2nd Street and Dancer Street in the city of Colquitt, Miller County. Lamaris Miller, a 30-year-old male, was the victim of the shooting,… Read More »

Track athletes from Bainbridge, Mitchell, Miller and Thomas bring home honors at state meet

Several Southwest Georgia track and field athletes brought honor and medals back home to their schools, on the last day of the high school track and field meet Saturday in Jefferson, GA. Overall, Bainbridge placed 11th in the team rankings, out of 44 teams competing in the Class AAAA competition. Congratulations Track and Field Bearcats! Mitchell County placed 11th… Read More »

Area Sports: Miller County baseball, Bainbridge tennis, baseball and track

The Miller County Pirates baseball team won Wednesday’s Region 1-A championship against Baconton Charter by a score of 12-2. Miller County currently has a season record of 13-5 and their season will continue in the state playoffs. Their seeding in the tournament has not yet been set. The Bainbridge High School boys tennis team, who were the Region 1-AAAA champions,… Read More »

BSC students show off talents in “9 to 5” production

Two Bainbridge State College students are working from “9 to 5,” balancing the life of student and thespian. Josh Lane and Taylor Lawhorn are both full-time students as BSC who manage to find the time to give back to their community while exhibiting their educational skills and love of the stage. This weekend, they will be a part… Read More »

Southwest Georgia Baseball Roundup (Miller County, Seminole County, Thomas County)

Seminole County vs. Berrien County (double-header) Tuesday, March 10 Game 1: Berrien 7, Seminole County 3 Three runs in the top of the seventh helped the Seminole County Indians close their deficit to 7-3. An RBI single by Brock Taylor, an RBI single by Vashon Jackson, and an RBI single by Tyler Peters sparked the Indians’ rally. Game… Read More »

High School Baseball Roundup – Seminole, Miller and Pelham games

Miller County Pirates Varsity Monday, March 2 – Thomasville 12, Miller County 4 Saturday, Feb. 28 – Providence Christian Academy 7, Miller County 6 Saturday, Feb. 28 – Brookstone 1, Miller County 0 Next Game: Thursday, March 5 vs. Seminole County in Colquitt, Ga.   Seminole County Indians Varsity Tuesday, March 3 – Seminole County vs. Pataula (Seminole County… Read More »

Bainbridge vs. Early County and two more games on our radio stations this Friday night!

Friday night will be an intriguing match up at Standifer Field in Blakely as the Bainbridge Bearcats travel to take on the Early County Bobcats. This will be a battle of two young, talented teams. The Bearcats have won the past six meetings over the Bobcats, but all of the games were extremely close. Early County is coming… Read More »