Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, May 3, 2017:
- BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Last weekend at the Bainbridge City Council retreat, Bainbridge Public Safety assistant director Frank Green approached the council with four possible solutions to a problem that faces BPS: retention rate.
- MOULTRIE, Ga. (MOULTRIE OBSERVER) — Thieves made off with nearly $16,000 in property over the weekend, including two automobiles, two four-wheelers, class rings and other jewelry.
- FOLKSTON, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a huge fire in the Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia-Florida line was not quenched by rainfall from a recent storm.
- ATLANTA, GA (WALB) – The state of Georgia is not only leading in total jobs created, but percentage of job growth over the year as well.
- FARGO, Ga (VALDOSTA TODAY) – Ten of thousands of dollars are lost, after groves of pine timber are burned to the ground in South Georgia.
- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The makers of Garcia Brand Sausage are recalling more than 100,000 pounds of ready-to-eat products after a metal magnet was found in the meat used to make the products.
- MACON, GA (MACON TELEGRAPH) – Punches were thrown and chairs toppled inside Greater Bellevue Baptist Church in Macon Monday night after a disagreement about the pastor’s future escalated into a full-on brawl.
- WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) – On Monday, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) celebrated production of the plant’s one millionth Sorento CUV at its West Point facility.