Category Archives: Around our Area

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 »

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 »

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 »




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 »

NEWS: Hospital Board Looking for New CEO, FBI Seeking Bank Robber, Mitchell County Teachers Unhappy and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Following an executive session of the Memorial Hospital and Manor Authority to discuss personnel at its meeting Tuesday evening, the Authority returned to open session and a motion was made by Rusty Davis, seconded by Donald Barber, not to renew CEO Billy Walker’s contract that expires April 30.… Read More »




DCBOE Announces Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

The Decatur County Board of Education has announced the Kindergarten Registration window for the 2017-2018 school year.  The date is set for Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and registration will be held at each of the five elementary schools.  Any child that is not currently enrolled as a PreK Student must be screened before he/she can be enrolled in… Read More »

NEWS: Gas Prices Rising, Former SWGA Congressman Dies, Dothan Thieves Hit 22 Vehicles and More

Your Southwest Georgia Weather ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A pedestrian struck by a vehicle early Tuesday morning near the campus of ASU has died. TIFTON, GA (WALB) – Former United States Congressman and WALB News Director and Anchor Dawson Mathis died Monday night. GREENVILLE, FL (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A suspect arrested in connection to a shooting last Monday in Greenville is… Read More »

WEATHER: When is it Going to Rain?

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting another week of high temperatures and little chance of rain for southwest Georgia.  Here is the detailed forecast: Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Calm wind. Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high… Read More »




Top Ten Finish for Bainbridge BassCats on Lake Sinclair

The Bainbridge BassCats fished on Lake Sinclair this weekend and came home with a top ten finish and two more teams qualified for the State Championship Tournament. Anglers Jackson Conley and Stokes Moore finished in 8th place (out of 116 boats) with a sack weighing 10.99 pounds. In addition to the top 10 finish for Conley and Moore, two… Read More »

NEWS: Bainbridge State College Announces Staff Reductions, Man on Lawnmower Struck by Car, and More

Bainbridge State College Announces Reduction of Staff DONALSONVILLE, GA (WALB) – An aquatic weed is causing problems for people living on Lake Seminole. FOLKSTON, Ga. (WCTV) – Federal officials are banning campfires and charcoal grilling in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where a wildfire has burned 13 square miles near the Georgia-Florida line. OZARK, AL (DOTHAN EAGLE) – The… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Eliminates 18 Positions, Announces Budget Decrease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017   Bainbridge State College Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Decrease   BAINBRIDGE, GA –  Today, Dr. Stuart Rayfield, interim president of Bainbridge State College (BSC), announced plans to reduce operating expenses for fiscal year 2018 as a result of several years of budget shortfalls. Budget shortfalls at BSC are the results of… Read More »