Tag Archives: Southwest Georgia

Bainbridge doesn’t get much rain; other areas soaked on Sunday & Monday

Bainbridge and Decatur County didn’t receive very much rain on Monday, despite being part of a flash flooding watch issued by the National Weather Service. The flash flood watch had called for 2-4 inches of rain to fall on Monday, including up to 8 inches of rain in isolated areas. Turns out, only 0.15 inches of rain were… Read More »

South Georgia News Update: Feds say inmates ran crime ring inside Georgia prison

Federal authorities have obtained indictments that allege two groups of inmates used cell phones inside state prisons to run a drug ring across the metro area and perpetrate fraud schemes against individuals outside the prison walls. Of the 12 people indicted, two are former Department of Corrections employees, four are current inmates and three are inmates who were… Read More »

South Georgia News Roundup – Housekeeper charged with stealing silver, forging boss’ check

THOMASVILLE — A woman previously employed as a housekeeper for a Thomasville family is charged with stealing heirloom sterling silver with a value of more than $20,000 and forging an $1,800 check on her employer. The forged check, along with driver’s license photo identification, was presented last week at T&J Country Store, Dollar Store Road, Ochlocknee. The business… Read More »

Top 10 Georgia peanut farmers honored at Jekkyl Island

Farmers from Seminole County and Miller County were among those farmers honored for the 2015 Georgia Peanut Achievement Awards! (See Full List Below)   By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Each of Georgia’s top 10 peanut farmers relied on University of Georgia Cooperative Extension research to produce the highest yielding crops this… Read More »

Use of dangerous ‘spice’ on rise in area

THOMASVILLE — Recently, Grady County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a young woman in her home suffering from paranoia and seeing things that weren’t there. According to Sheriff Harry Young, there has been a steady uptick in similar calls caused by people using spice. Young said spice is “a bad, bad, dangerous drug that drives users out of their… Read More »

Congressman Bishop responds to U.S. Army decision to cut soldiers at Columbus’ Fort Benning

FORT BENNING, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, reacted to the United States Army’s decision to draw down forces from Fort Benning in compliance with the U.S. Army’s overall brigade reduction plan: “Our national security should not… Read More »

Bainbridge 4th of July: Music, Fireworks, Food and Fun

Get excited for Southwest Georgia’s largest fireworks display, happening this Saturday night at the Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge, GA! It’s part of the 4th of July celebrations in Bainbridge, “The Most Patriotic Community in the World!” There will be good-time music from live bands, food vendors, family fun and at dark, an amazing display of colorful… Read More »

Around Our Area: Southwest Georgia Health Care Premiums and Potential for Future Job Growth

Even in Southwest Georgia, Affordable Care Act signups find momentum Alice Jaye has not had health insurance for years. Though the Colquitt resident has a restaurant job, it does not pay that much and does not offer coverage. Jaye lives in the southwest corner of the state – a region that had extremely high premiums for exchange coverage… Read More »

Mid Georgia Ambulance Service expands services in South Georgia

News Release As part of an EMS regionalization initiative for providing more efficient and reliable care throughout the state, Mid Georgia Ambulance (MGA), Seminole County’s newly contracted provider, began providing EMS services for the citizens of Baker County on Wednesday, July 16th. MGA and Baker County officials finalized the EMS agreement Monday evening, July 7th. An MGA transition… Read More »

Listen to the Daily Outdoors Report and Southwest Georgia News for 5/20

Each day’s Outdoors Report is an approximately 5-minute recording of Flint Media’s Al Kale talking to Lake Seminole GA fishing and hunting guide Stephen Wells, with occasional special guest Pam Martin-Wells a Hall of Fame bass fisherwoman. Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report – May 20, 2014 Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report – May 19, 2014 Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report –… Read More »