Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, October 5, 2016:
- BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Are you registered to vote? The deadline for the November election is next week!
- BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Bainbridge Public Safety is warning the public about phone scams
- BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Larry Mathis Jr., was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of possession of arms by a convicted felon and one count of possession of firearm while trying to commit a crime. The charges stemmed from an August shooting at Rivers Apartments.
- BROOKS, CO., Ga. (WCTV) — On Tuesday, the Brooks County Jail Administrator and four jailers were arrested and charged with cruelty to inmates.
- SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) – It’s paradise for bargain hunters. The 100 Mile Peanut Pickin’ Yard Sale returns to south Georgia this weekend for its seventh year.
- ATLANTA, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – Acting on a recommendation from the state’s Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for 13 counties in Georgia’s coastal areas.
- ATLANTA, GA (AJC) – Atlanta police on Tuesday pushed back against a family spokesman’s account of how Diane McIver — a high profile business executive — was fatally shot on the edge of Piedmont Park recently, saying the case is “more complicated” than has been portrayed.
- ASHFORD, AL (DOTHAN EAGLE) – An Ashford woman faces multiple felony charges after Houston County Sheriff’s narcotics agents found over 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and heroin concealed inside two homemade beef burritos.
As always, you can hear these news stories and more on the Sack Lunch Show, weekdays from 10 – Noon.