Tag Archives: Southwest Georgia

NEWS: NOAA Predicting Heavy End to Hurricane Season, Man Tased Twice, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news for Friday, August 12, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, August 11, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – Employees at the Thomasville Dairy Queen… Read More »

NEWS: Body Found at Trash Site, Robbery Suspect at Large, Prison Employees Indicted and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Thursday, August 11, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – As the City of Bainbridge prepares to approve its budget for the 2017 fiscal year, city manager Chris Hobby is working on a revenue system that will help the city to rebuild its reserves, while also funding capital projects throughout the city. ALBANY,… Read More »

NEWS: Robbery Leads to Homicide, Governor Reviewing Dawson Mayor’s Indictment, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Wednesday, August 10, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Tuesday, August 9, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The family of Quentieria Knight has filed a civil suit alleging that Elberta Crate was negligent and contributed to her death on April 29, 2016. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST… Read More »

Harrell King Heating and Air is Hiring!

Harrell King Heating and Air is hiring! If you or anyone you know is looking for a great job with benefits including health insurance and 401k, Harrell King is looking for you. Those applicants with experience can get a signing bonus of $1500. Harrell King Heating and Air is an established company in Bainbridge, Georgia, with more than… Read More »

NEWS: Georgia Power Closing Several Area Payment Centers, Officials Investigating Deadly Fire and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, July 25, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Georgia Power announced last week their intentions to close several area payment centers, including Pelham, Bainbridge, Tifton, Moultrie, Dawson and Thomasville. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, July 22, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The National Weather Service… Read More »

NEWS: Local Daycare Worker Fired, Charged with Battery, Migrant Worker Stabs Another, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Thursday, July 7, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, July 6, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Just how hot should we expect temperatures to be in southwest Georgia this week? BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Ramon Dominquez, a 37-year-old migrant worker, is being charged with… Read More »

SW Georgia Road Resurfacing and Bridge Replacement Projects Awarded

TIFTON, GA – A smoother ride on portions of four state routes and construction of a new bridge to replace one built in 1958 are coming to southwest Georgia. Earlier this week the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced the award of 24 contracts for statewide projects totaling $89.7 million. The projects were advertised for bids in January… Read More »

Southwest Georgia Area News: Man Stabbed in Head in Bar Fight

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, January 21, 2016: VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) – Investigators released the name of the armed robbery suspect who was shot and killed by a Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputy at a gas station. DAWSON, GA (WALB) – A suspect is in jail accused of stabbing a man in the head during a weekend… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Decatur deputies looking for suspects in Ag Pro thefts

Decatur County Deputies are looking for two men who stole from tractor businesses Decatur County deputies are now helping with the search for a couple of North Georgia burglars because they could be connected to thefts in the South Georgia area. Conyers police chased two men driving a stolen U-haul truck containing a John Deere tractor, mower, and… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Valdosta woman arrested after running over husband with car

A Valdosta woman runs her husband down with her car as her children watch in horror, then lies about it to police. Saturday morning, Valdosta Police Officers were called to the 700 block of Langdale Drive related to a reported assault. A person called 911 and said a woman in a black Chrysler 300 sedan was trying to… Read More »

Decatur County may join regional drug task force

At next Tuesday’s county commissioners’ meeting, Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin will propose joining the Pataula Drug Task Force, which includes several Southwest Georgia counties in its membership. Although Sheriff Griffin will make a detailed proposal at county commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Decatur County Administration Building, he shared an outline of what his request… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Meigs hires new city attorney and city clerks

The Meigs City Council hired Tom Lehman as city attorney and former city employee Cissy White and Valerie West as “temporary” city clerks at Monday night’s special called meeting. No mention was made about when Mayor Linda Harris will resign now that a new administration has been hired. She told residents after her arrest in October, allegedly for… Read More »

Tornado confirmed in Calhoun County; warm weather continues

Tornado confirmed in Calhoun County Monday afternoon north of Morgan. Luckily no damage has been reported. pic.twitter.com/01RJYOel6V — WALB Weather (@WALBWeather) November 3, 2015 Bainbridge received just 0.23 inches of rain on Monday afternoon, most of it coming between 4-5 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Service. There was a citizen report of a tornado touchdown near Cooktown… Read More »

Tornadoes reportedly touch down in Southwest Georgia on Sunday

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee reports tornadoes briefly touched down Sunday in Grady and Colquitt counties. One of the hardest hit areas was on Pine Level Road in Grady County where several trees toppled and at least one home sustained major damage. The National Weather Service has confirmed Monday that a brief tornado touched down near the… Read More »

Around Our Area: Lee County, Colquitt County looking to move on after scuffle on football field

Lee County School System Athletic Director Rob Williams and Colquitt County AD Kevin Giddens are engaged in discussions to limit fallout from an incident during their game Friday night which resulted in two members of the Lee County sideline chain gang and a Colquitt assistant coach being escorted from from the field by police officers. #The game went… Read More »

Around Our Area: Meigs mayor, council unsuccessfully try to fire city manager and city clerk

More turmoil in tiny town of Meigs MEIGS — Meigs’ rogue mayor and what some residents call her “posse” are on the warpath again, leaving a trail of destruction through the small Southwest Georgia town. City Manager Sidney Perry and City Clerk Bailey Barrett are the latest victims of the mayor and some council members following the Sept.… Read More »

Around Our Area: Valdosta airport back open Tuesday after suspicious package found

From WCTV: The ‘all clear’ has been given after authorities responded to a call of a suspicious package at the Valdosta Regional Airport Tuesday morning. According to Valdosta Police Department Captain Bobbi McGraw, there was nothing in the cooker and foul play is not suspected at this time. Authorities responded to the suspicious package call around 11 a.m.… Read More »