Tag Archives: Southwest Georgia

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 »

WEATHER: Severe Weather Possible Thursday

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia may see some severe weather Thursday. “A cold front will approach the area Thursday. Storms out ahead of this front could produce damaging winds or large hail. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined us in a marginal risk in its day 2 outlook.” Threats: Damaging winds and large… Read More »

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 »

BREAKING: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shotwell Street

  (10:20am) Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian on Shotwell Street in front of CVS. Eastbound lanes of Shotwell Street are blocked to traffic. According to witnesses at the scene, a pickup truck struck a pedestrian in the east bound lanes of Shotwell Street near the intersection with Scott. Traffic is slowed… Read More »

NEWS: BPS Busts Thief in Library, Arrest Reports, GDOT Awards and More

Bainbridge Public Safety Arrests Thief After Pursuit into Library BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, April 20, 2017 TIFTON, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – GDOT awarded several resurfacing projects in southwest Georgia, including Decatur County THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – Stolen guns are now off the street after police used their dive team to find them… 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: GBI Investigating Worth County Deputy, Former Miller County Sheriff Arrested Again, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup: COLQUITT, Ga. (WCTV) — Shane Rathel, the former sheriff of Miller County, has been arrested, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports. CLINCH CO., GA (WALB) – What started as a lightning strike April 6th has grown into a 23,000 acre inferno with no sign of letting up WORTH CO., GA (WALB) – The GBI… Read More »

NEWS: Hospital Board Looking for New CEO, FBI Seeking Bank Robber, Mitchell County Teachers Unhappy and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Following an executive session of the Memorial Hospital and Manor Authority to discuss personnel at its meeting Tuesday evening, the Authority returned to open session and a motion was made by Rusty Davis, seconded by Donald Barber, not to renew CEO Billy Walker’s contract that expires April 30.… Read More »

NEWS: Gas Prices Rising, Former SWGA Congressman Dies, Dothan Thieves Hit 22 Vehicles and More

Your Southwest Georgia Weather ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A pedestrian struck by a vehicle early Tuesday morning near the campus of ASU has died. TIFTON, GA (WALB) – Former United States Congressman and WALB News Director and Anchor Dawson Mathis died Monday night. GREENVILLE, FL (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A suspect arrested in connection to a shooting last Monday in Greenville is… Read More »

WEATHER: When is it Going to Rain?

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting another week of high temperatures and little chance of rain for southwest Georgia.  Here is the detailed forecast: Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Calm wind. Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high… Read More »

NEWS: Bainbridge State College Announces Staff Reductions, Man on Lawnmower Struck by Car, and More

Bainbridge State College Announces Reduction of Staff DONALSONVILLE, GA (WALB) – An aquatic weed is causing problems for people living on Lake Seminole. FOLKSTON, Ga. (WCTV) – Federal officials are banning campfires and charcoal grilling in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where a wildfire has burned 13 square miles near the Georgia-Florida line. OZARK, AL (DOTHAN EAGLE) – The… Read More »

NEWS: Okefenokee Wildfire Grows, Arrest Reports, Hit and Run, and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports FARGO, Ga. (WCTV) — A large wildfire is spreading across South Georgia and North Florida. BROOKS CO., GA (WALB) – The 2 Brooks County men charged with murdering their roommate Friday remain behind bars.  ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Dougherty County Police are on the lookout for a hit and run driver who struck a man… Read More »

NEWS: BPS Makes Felony Drug Bust, Thomas County Student Arrested, Planning Commission Denies Dollar General Request and More

ARREST: Bainbridge Public Safety Busts Felon Drug Dealer BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Tuesday, April 11, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Bainbridge zoning commission voted in a 2-1 decision on Tuesday to recommend that the city council deny the rezoning application, which would allow Dollar General to build a commercial… Read More »

NEWS: Wildfires Scorching Florida, Alabama Governor Resigns, Okefenokee Swamp on Fire, Arrest Reports and More

Click Here for Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Forest Service says more than 100 active wildfires are burning across the state right now. OKEFENOKEE, FL (First Coast News) – According to the Florida Forest Service, a wildfire in Okefenokee has grown to at least 3800 acres. VALDOSTA, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) –… 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 »

NEWS: Storm Hits Watermelon Crop, Tornadoes Confirmed, 500 Acre Wildfire Approaching North Florida, and More

Here’s your Friday morning news roundup (WTVM) – Preliminary reports from the National Weather Service confirm that an EF-2 tornado hit areas of Stewart and Webster counties. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Farmers are out replanting tonight, less than 24 hours after a storm pulled their crop out of the ground. GRADY CO., GA (WALB) – A popular Grady County roadway… Read More »

NEWS: Rainfall Totals, Chicken Houses Destroyed by Storm, Earthquake in NW GA and More

Rainfall Totals for the Week STEWART COUNTY, GA (WALB) – The J and J Farms poultry operation  on Freeman Road in Stewart County was wiped out by severe weather Wednesday.  Joe Ammons had two of his huge chicken houses destroyed, with hundreds of chickens killed. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Police Department is investigating after a longtime Albany business… Read More »