Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, May 10, 2017:
- BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The Decatur County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to acquire six separate parcels of land adjacent to the Decatur County Industrial Air Park.
- ST. GEORGE, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a huge wildfire threatening homes near the Georgia-Florida state line is expected to keep growing after recently escaping the boundaries of the vast Okefenokee Swamp.
- MOULTRIE, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a homicide in Moultrie.
- COLQUITT, Ga. (WCTV) — A Miller County Jailer is behind bars, accused of sexual assault against an inmate.
- VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) – The Valdosta School Board of Education members voted to pass pay increases for more than 1,100 employees Tuesday night.
- WORTH CO., GA (ALBANY HERALD) — Officials with the law office of the Southern Center for Human Rights say they are challenging what they described as a “highly intrusive” drug search of Worth County High School students last month that the Worth Sheriff’s Office conducted without warrants.
- ATLANTA, GA (AJC) – The cost of the I-85 bridge collapse continues to rise as Georgia tallies indirect costs associated with the closure of one of the main highways into the heart of Atlanta.
- PERRY, GA (MACON.COM) – A well-known south Georgia-based grocery store is planning to open in Perry.