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NEWS: AAA Tow to Go for Memorial Day Weekend, Million Dollar Aquatic Center in Grady County, Arrest Reports and More

GRADY COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) – A Grady County project that has been in the works since 2007 is one step closer to being complete. DOTHAN, AL (DOTHAN EAGLE) – Dothan Police are currently looking for a 15-year-old male believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a recent high school graduate Tuesday evening. ENTERPRISE, AL (DOTHAN EAGLE)… Read More »

NEWS: Thomas County Man Charged with Arson, GA DNR Quota Applications Opening, Storm Damage in SWGA and More

CRISP CO., GA (WALB) – Powerful storms left some homes in ruins across South Georgia Tuesday. THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) – A Thomas County man is facing arson charges after investigators said he intentionally set fire to his home. MONTEZUMA, Ga. (AP) — A firefighter in Georgia has died after suffering a traumatic brain injury from an accident on the… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Announces Deans and Honors Lists for Spring Semester

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017 BSC announces deans and honors lists for spring semester Bainbridge State College Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, Dr. Rodney Carr, is pleased to announce the students who earned the distinction of being named to the  Deans’ and Honors’ Lists for Spring Semester 2017. These students have earned a 3.5 (B+)… Read More »

NEWS: Camilla Body Id’d, Rabies Reported in Lowndes County, Aggressive Albany Chickens and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup: CAMILLA, GA (WALB) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was on scene in Camilla Saturday after a body was found. VALDOSTA, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A Valdosta FedEx driver has won a state driving championship and will compete on the national stage this summer in Orlando. VALDOSTA, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A woman… Read More »

NEWS: Body Discovered in Camilla, DCBOE Names New Principals, Okefenokee Wildfire Update and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Memorial Hospital and Manor Authority members at their May meeting reviewed the financial report for the month of April that showed a loss of $257,456. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Decatur County School System Superintendent Tim Cochran made a long-anticipated announcement following Thursday’s Board of Education meeting. Three new principals will walk the… Read More »

WEATHER: Wet Start to the Week, Cooler Temperatures Too

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a wet start to the work week and high temperatures in the high 70’s for the first half. Detailed Forecast Today Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.… Read More »

NEWS: Wreck Leads to Felony Arrest, Check Fraud Scheme Leads to 4 Arrests, Fatal Moultrie Accident and More

MOULTRIE, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – Four Georgia residents have been sentenced for their roles in a fraudulent check cashing scheme. VALDOSTA, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – Teen arrested for felony car break in MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) – Police say that Patricia Cooper, 53, of Norman Park, died when when a truck hit her car in the driver’s side door. ST. GEORGE… Read More »

BPS: Vehicle Wreck Leads to Felony Arrest

PRESS RELEASE This morning around 10am, a vehicle traveling down Hubert Dollar Drive clipped a couple of signs, ultimately coming to rest against a sign located at the intersection of Cox Avenue at the Bill Reynolds Sports Park. A woman who was in the area jogging, approached the vehicle to check on the driver, later identified as 25… Read More »

NEWS: Thomasville Student Dies in Car Wreck the Day Before Graduation, Counterfeit Money Circulating, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Southwest Georgia can expect rain and cooler temperatures late this weekend and into next week. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Two BHS students score internship at Bainbridge Manufacturing ST. GEORGE, Ga. (Valdosta Today)– The West Mims fire has scorched more than 150,000 acres of land since it began in early April, and only about a… Read More »

NEWS: BPS Gets K9, Bainbridge Bypass Getting Resurfaced, Substitute Teacher Arrested and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Resurfacing that is about to start on one of the busiest state routes in Bainbridge will interrupt traffic, but motorists will benefit from a better road and smoother ride once the project is finished. BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) – A program in Bainbridge focused on building bonds between local children and police now has a new way to… Read More »

NEWS: Child Left on Bus in Albany, Medical School Coming to Moultrie, Human Trafficking in Columbus and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, May 16, 2017: Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge State College is pleased to name April Perkins of Whigham as its 2017 Outstanding Graduate. TIFTON, GA (WALB) – A South Georgia private institution dedicated to medical education wants to train more professionals in South Georgia. ALBANY,… Read More »

Perkins Named Bainbridge State Outstanding Graduate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2017 Perkins named BSC Outstanding Graduate Bainbridge State College is pleased to name April Perkins of Whigham as its 2017 Outstanding Graduate.  April Perkins is a 2009 graduate of Cairo High School. She was awarded an Associate of Arts in Business Administration with honors from Bainbridge State in December of 2014. Perkins returned… Read More »

NEWS: Cairo Mother Charged in Infant Death, Okefenokee Fire Update, 1st Lt Weston Lee Heads Home for Memorial and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, May 15, 2017: CAIRO, GA (THOMASVILLE TIMES ENTERPRISE) — The mother of a female newborn infant who died in early February has been charged with the death, following a months-long wait for autopsy results.  THOMASVILLE, GA (THOMASVILLE TIMES ENTERPRISE) — Lawmen and the district attorney’s office are joining forces… Read More »

NEWS: MitCo Grow Hold Ribbon Cutting, Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Bust, Screwdriver Attack and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports Fundraiser for the Family of 1st Lt. Weston Lee DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Dougherty County Police are searching for a man who they say stabbed his girlfriend with a screwdriver.  ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU) seized a large amount of narcotics, guns, and counterfeit money during a drug… Read More »

NEWS: Georgia Wildfire Growing, Miller County Jailer Arrested, Decatur County Purchasing $1M Worth of Land and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, May 10, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Decatur County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to acquire six separate parcels of land adjacent to the Decatur County Industrial Air Park. ST. GEORGE, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a huge wildfire threatening homes near the Georgia-Florida state line… Read More »

NEWS: Arrest Reports, Okefenokee Wildfire Update, Colquitt County Nurse Killed on ATV and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports COLQUITT COUNTY (MOULTRIE OBSERVER) – A Colquitt County woman who managed nursing programs for prison and jail inmates was killed Saturday night in an accident in which an ATV overturned. FOLKSTON, Ga. (WCTV) – Seventy-nine people in St. George in Georgia’s southernmost county have been evacuated after a wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp… Read More »

NEWS: Okeefenokee Wildfire Still Growing, Moultrie Vehicle Thefts, Church Fight Caught on Camera and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, May 3, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Last weekend at the Bainbridge City Council retreat, Bainbridge Public Safety assistant director Frank Green approached the council with four possible solutions to a problem that faces BPS: retention rate. MOULTRIE, Ga. (MOULTRIE OBSERVER) — Thieves made off with nearly $16,000… Read More »

NEWS: Kindergarten Registration Approaching, Thomasville Rose Festival, Arrest Reports and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Dr. Linda Lumpkin, a longtime educator and administrator with the Decatur County Board of Education, has announced her retirement. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Kindergarten Registration/Screening will be held on May 2nd at each of the five elementary schools. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill… Read More »

Dr. Linda Lumpkin Retiring from DCBOE; Board Invites Public to a Reception in Her Honor

Dr. Linda Lumpkin, a longtime educator and administrator with the Decatur County Board of Education, has announced her retirement.  The Board of Education is holding a reception in her honor and is inviting the public to attend. The reception will be held May 4th, 2017 at the Firehouse Gallery on Water Street in downtown Bainbridge from 4:30 –… Read More »