Tag Archives: Southwest Georgia

NEWS: Bad Weather Coming Wednesday, Monday Night Storm Damage, Alligator Point Parking Restricted and More

ALLIGATOR POINT, Fla. (WCTV) — Alligator Point is a popular beach destination in for many local Floridians and Georgians. Beachgoers are not following parking rules, prompting changes by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The aftermath of Monday’s destructive storms is bringing back a familiar sight for residents here in South Georgia.  LOWNDES CO (VALDOSTA TODAY)… Read More »

NEWS: Severe Weather Possible Monday Night, I-85 Collapse Details, Arrest Reports and More

ATLANTA, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Below is a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation concerning the collapse of Interstate 85 in Atlanta. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, March 31, 2017 ATLANTA (CBS46) – One of three people charged in connection to the fire that caused a portion of I-85 to collapse appeared… Read More »

WEATHER: Cold Front Approaching, Bringing Severe Weather Monday

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia could see severe weather, including the chance for tornadoes, as a cold front moves into the region on Monday.  As of Sunday morning, the threat level was considered “slight” with the storms expected to impact southwest Georgia in the mid to late afternoon Monday.

NEWS: Atlanta Traffic “Worst Case Scenario”, Child on Bicycle Struck by Car in Albany, Arrest Reports and More

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Police Department responded to an accident in the 1800 block East Oglethorpe. MEIGS, Ga. (WCTV) – A former south Georgia mayor has been arrested after authorities say she filed false documents to receive free legal representation. ATLANTA (CBS46) – A portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta collapsed Thursday afternoon after a major fire burned under the… Read More »

NEWS: BHS Principal Retiring,Tuesday Afternoon Plane Crash in Alabama, Bird Flu in Georgia, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Bainbridge High School Principal Tommie Howell has announced his plan to retire at the end of this school year. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possibility of a poisoned dog in the area of Bethel Road. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – State leaders are telling poultry producers to remain… Read More »

NEWS: Severe Weather Possible Thursday Night, Bainbridge Man Runs 100 Miles, and More

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) – Americus runner Charlene Pennymon is getting ready for yet another exciting adventure in Boston. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Harold Allen, a marathon runner from Bainbridge, has topped himself yet again. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is encouraging more hunters to participate in the “Coyote Challenge.” DASHER, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) –… Read More »

WEATHER: Severe Weather Possible for SWGA Thursday Night

From the National Weather Service: “A system moving through late this week will bring a line of storms to the area with the chance of severe storms Thursday Night and Friday to the Florida panhandle, southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. Unfortunately, at this point, it is still too far out to narrow down the time frame any further. Damaging… Read More »

NEWS: Puppy Mill Discovered in Dothan, Early County Man Killed in Monday Morning Accident, Meigs Shooting and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Bearcat Baseball team is planning a week of celebration with special honors scheduled for two upcoming games. EARLY CO., GA (WALB) – An Early County man was killed Monday morning when he was ejected from his SUV in a single vehicle crash,  ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that happened on Sunday in the… Read More »

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: Former Meigs Mayor Sentenced, Lee County Student Arrested for SnapChat Threat, Arrest Reports and More

MEIGS, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – The former mayor of Meigs, Linda Harris, has been sentenced for theft and violation of oath of public office. MOULTRIE, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A woman has been charged in connection with the abuse of an elderly patient at a Moultrie senior living facility. LEE CO., GA (WALB) – One man is custody after leading… Read More »

NEWS: BPS Makes Massive Drug Bust, Still No Answers on Missing Toddler in Albany, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – More than two months after a tornado struck Dougherty County, a toddler reported missing during the storm has still not been found. DOTHAN, AL (DOTHAN EAGLE) – The Taco Bell employee, Lakisha Lewis, who was allegedly assaulted at Taco Bell… Read More »

NEWS: ESPLOST Renewed, Sunday Alcohol Sales in Thomasville, Miller County Sheriff Will Go to Runoff, Lowndes Bus Driver DUI and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 22, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Tuesday, March 21, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The 2017 ESPLOST passed Tuesday night with 87.4 percent of voters choosing “yes” for the 1 cent sales tax that goes toward new facilities, renovations and retiring… Read More »

WEATHER: Just How Hot Will This Week Be?

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia will see a significant warm-up this week compared to last.  The lone exception is Thursday, when the high is only expected to reach the low 70’s.  For the remainder of the week and weekend, southwest Georgia residents should look for temperatures in the low to mid 80’s. Detailed… Read More »

NEWS: Miller County Students Protest for Principal, 80 Percent of GA’s Blueberries Destroyed by Freeze, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, March 20, 2017 MILLER CO., GA (WALB) – On Monday, a group of 20 to 30 students marched from the high school parking lot to the board of education office after school. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A close call Monday night left a Leon County Sheriff’s Office… Read More »

NEWS: Bainbridge Public Safety Searching for Hit and Run Suspect, Storm Victims Scammed, Arrest Reports and More

BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge Public Safety is “on the lookout” for a driver suspected of two separate hit and run incidents this weekend. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Bainbridge Middle School Principal John Wooden has been promoted DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Ten weeks after Albany was hit by a devastating wind storm, some homeowners are still dealing with… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Looking for Hit and Run Suspect

Bainbridge Public Safety is “on the lookout” for a driver suspected of two separate hit and run incidents this weekend.  According to Julie Harris, the Public Information Officer with the City of Bainbridge, the incidents occurred around 11:00 pm Saturday night.   As of Monday morning, there was no new information on the whereabouts of the driver or… Read More »

NEWS: Winter Weather Spoiling SWGA Ag Products, GBI Arrests Three in Marshall’s Shooting, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, March 17, 2017: LAKE PARK, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A Lowndes County farm is pulling out all the stops to protect their crops from the overnight freeze. MORVEN, GA (WTXL) – In Brooks County, the weather has been ravaging peach orchards and costing local farmers thousands of dollars in… Read More »

NEWS: Decatur County Approves Grant Application, Arrest Reports, GBI Arrests Three Suspects and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Thursday, March 16, 2017:   BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Decatur County Board of Commissioners approved a grant resolution at its meeting Tuesday that will help develop the Bethel Heights community in Decatur County. COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) – A Colquitt County grand jury will hear the case against accused mass… Read More »

NEWS: Sabal Trail Pipeline Damages Farm, Search for Church Burglar, Hot Grease Thrown in Employee’s Face and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 15, 2017: COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) – New surveillance video shows a man who police say broke into a Colquitt County church over the weekend. THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) – Commissioners in Thomas County say the county is paying nearly triple the amount others do for their ambulance services and… Read More »