Category Archives: News

Decatur County School Bus Crash

UPDATE SAT 1:00 PM: According to WALB, the driver of the car in the crash has been charged with DUI.  Although all of the bus occupants were transported to the hospital, none sustained serious injuries. ORIGINAL STORY: A Decatur County School bus carrying 31 middle schoolers has been involved in a crash on Highway 84 just outside of… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Friday, April 28, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Christopher Wayne Davis, 27, Five Bridges Road, Damascus, Ga, Terroristic Threats and Acts; King, DESO William Clayton Johnson, 19, Jowers Road, Whigham, Ga, Criminal Trespass, DESO James Gregory McDonald, 51, Lake Douglas… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Thursday, April 27, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Brandon Lee Dean, 30, Faceville Highway, Bainbridge, Ga, Failure to Appear o/c Driving with Susp. Drug Related Object (Two Counts), Probation Violation o/c Possession of Narcotic Equipment, Simple Assault, Simple Battery; Wooten,… Read More »

NEWS: Kindergarten Registration Approaching, Thomasville Rose Festival, Arrest Reports and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Dr. Linda Lumpkin, a longtime educator and administrator with the Decatur County Board of Education, has announced her retirement. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Kindergarten Registration/Screening will be held on May 2nd at each of the five elementary schools. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill… Read More »




Dr. Linda Lumpkin Retiring from DCBOE; Board Invites Public to a Reception in Her Honor

Dr. Linda Lumpkin, a longtime educator and administrator with the Decatur County Board of Education, has announced her retirement.  The Board of Education is holding a reception in her honor and is inviting the public to attend. The reception will be held May 4th, 2017 at the Firehouse Gallery on Water Street in downtown Bainbridge from 4:30 –… Read More »

Decatur County Kindergarten Registration Approaching

PRESS RELEASE “Kindergarten Registration/Screening will be held on May 2nd at each of the five elementary schools.  A child must be five (5) years old ON or BEFORE September 1, 2017, in order to be eligible for public kindergarten. A parent/guardian MUST complete a Kindergarten Registration packet in order to enroll the child at the school for which… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Daniel Lee Chinell, 27, Shirley Drive, Macon, Ga, Theft by Conversion; Evans, BPS Crystal Gayle Fielding, 37, Avenue Road, Colquitt, Ga, Probation Violation o/c Speeding; Osborne, DESO Netesha Lavette Goodwin, 29, Church… Read More »




WEATHER: Severe Weather Possible Thursday

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia may see some severe weather Thursday. “A cold front will approach the area Thursday. Storms out ahead of this front could produce damaging winds or large hail. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined us in a marginal risk in its day 2 outlook.” Threats: Damaging winds and large… Read More »

BASF Manufacturing Leader Regina Molisee Honored with National Award

BASF manufacturing leader Regina Molisee honored with national award STEP Ahead Award recognizes exceptional female leaders in manufacturing Attapulgus, GA, APRIL 24, 2017 – Regina Molisee, Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager at BASF in Attapulgus, Georgia, was recognized  for her extraordinary industry achievements through The   Manufacturing Institute’s 2017 STEP Ahead Awards. Focusing on science, technology, engineering and production… Read More »

NEWS: Arrest Reports, Miller County Inmate Escapes, GBI Investigating Injured Woman in Burning Home and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) – Officials responded to a fire and a woman injured at a Baker County home Monday morning. SAVANNAH, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Monday, April 24, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Tevin Terrell Gaines, 23, Fowlstown Road, Bainbridge, Ga, Failure to Appear o/c Driving with Suspended License, Obstruction of Police; Day, BPS Johnny Harden, 37, Brock Street, Bainbridge, Ga, Aggravated Stalking, Carrying a… Read More »

BREAKING: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shotwell Street

  (10:20am) Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian on Shotwell Street in front of CVS. Eastbound lanes of Shotwell Street are blocked to traffic. According to witnesses at the scene, a pickup truck struck a pedestrian in the east bound lanes of Shotwell Street near the intersection with Scott. Traffic is slowed… Read More »




NEWS: BPS Busts Thief in Library, Arrest Reports, GDOT Awards and More

Bainbridge Public Safety Arrests Thief After Pursuit into Library BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, April 20, 2017 TIFTON, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – GDOT awarded several resurfacing projects in southwest Georgia, including Decatur County THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – Stolen guns are now off the street after police used their dive team to find them… Read More »

GDOT Awards Resurfacing Projects (Includes Decatur, Grady, Miller, Mitchell and Early Counties)

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Contact:  Nita Birmingham District Communications 229.326.5435 Southwest Georgia… Road and Bridge Projects Awarded to Benefit SW Georgia   TIFTON – A Georgia Department of Transportation $3.3 million construction contract to widen a busy section of U.S. 280 in Cordele demonstrates how a relatively small investment can have a major impact. U.S.… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Busts Alleged Thief, Drug Dealer

Earlier this week, a Bainbridge man was arrested by Public Safety inside the Gilbert H Gragg Public Library as he attempted make a getaway from law enforcement. Here’s what happened: On Wednesday morning, Bainbridge Public Safety Officers Chip Nix and Timothy Mixon spotted Matthew James Jackson walking on Monroe Street next to the Decatur County – Gilbert H. Gragg… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Thursday, April 20, 2017

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Christopher Michael Brooks, 42, Medley Road, New Brockton, Al, Driving Under the Influence – Alcohol, Failure to Maintain Lane, Possession of Drug Related Object, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of… Read More »

NEWS: GBI Investigating Worth County Deputy, Former Miller County Sheriff Arrested Again, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup: COLQUITT, Ga. (WCTV) — Shane Rathel, the former sheriff of Miller County, has been arrested, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports. CLINCH CO., GA (WALB) – What started as a lightning strike April 6th has grown into a 23,000 acre inferno with no sign of letting up WORTH CO., GA (WALB) – The GBI… Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Semi Truck Overturned on Highway 84, Traffic Slowed

There has been an accident involving a loaded semi truck on Highway 84, just west of Brinson this morning.  According to witnesses, the truck appeared to be transporting some sort of agricultural material and has spilled its load. Traffic was slowed in both directions as a result of the accident. The affected area is just west of Spring Creek,… Read More »