Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, November 16, 2016:
- BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – A burn ban is in place in Decatur County
- DECATUR COUNTY (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Among the ballots cast for candidates on the ticket this Election Day were thousands of write-in votes ranging from the serious to the downright silly.
- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Starting campfires, lighting fireworks and smoking cigarettes are among the outdoor activities being banned across the South as fires burn in forests stressed by drought.
- THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) – A 19 year old is charged with aggravated assault after police say he beat up an autistic student in Thomasville.
- ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A 16-year-old is recovering after being shot late Tuesday night inside an Albany apartment.
- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Leon County Schools looks into possible misconduct by Superintendent Jackie Pons.
- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The Northwest Florida Division of the Better Business Bureau is warning residents in the Big Bend area to watch out for a scam email telling people that a complaint has been filed against their business.
- THOMAS COUNTY (WALB) – Commissioners in Thomas County voted 5 to 3 to shut down the prison, effective June 30th 2017.
As always, you can hear these news stories and more on the Sack Lunch Show, weekdays from 10 – Noon.