Tag Archives: Atlanta

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 »

NEWS: Rainfall Totals, Chicken Houses Destroyed by Storm, Earthquake in NW GA and More

Rainfall Totals for the Week STEWART COUNTY, GA (WALB) – The J and J Farms poultry operation  on Freeman Road in Stewart County was wiped out by severe weather Wednesday.  Joe Ammons had two of his huge chicken houses destroyed, with hundreds of chickens killed. ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Police Department is investigating after a longtime Albany business… Read More »

NEWS: Severe Weather Possible Monday Night, I-85 Collapse Details, Arrest Reports and More

ATLANTA, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Below is a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation concerning the collapse of Interstate 85 in Atlanta. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, March 31, 2017 ATLANTA (CBS46) – One of three people charged in connection to the fire that caused a portion of I-85 to collapse appeared… Read More »

I-85 Collapse: GDOT Updates

Below is a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation concerning the collapse of Interstate 85 in Atlanta. PRESS RELEASE Fulton County, Georgia Seven Hundred Feet of I-85 to be Removed and Replaced: $10 Million in Federal Funds Approved from US DOT Georgia DOT Commissioner and Local Officials Update on I-85 Roadway Collapse in Metro Atlanta After… Read More »

NEWS: Atlanta Traffic “Worst Case Scenario”, Child on Bicycle Struck by Car in Albany, Arrest Reports and More

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Police Department responded to an accident in the 1800 block East Oglethorpe. MEIGS, Ga. (WCTV) – A former south Georgia mayor has been arrested after authorities say she filed false documents to receive free legal representation. ATLANTA (CBS46) – A portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta collapsed Thursday afternoon after a major fire burned under the… Read More »

NEWS: ESPLOST Renewed, Sunday Alcohol Sales in Thomasville, Miller County Sheriff Will Go to Runoff, Lowndes Bus Driver DUI and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 22, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Tuesday, March 21, 2017 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The 2017 ESPLOST passed Tuesday night with 87.4 percent of voters choosing “yes” for the 1 cent sales tax that goes toward new facilities, renovations and retiring… Read More »

NEWS: Winter Weather Spoiling SWGA Ag Products, GBI Arrests Three in Marshall’s Shooting, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, March 17, 2017: LAKE PARK, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A Lowndes County farm is pulling out all the stops to protect their crops from the overnight freeze. MORVEN, GA (WTXL) – In Brooks County, the weather has been ravaging peach orchards and costing local farmers thousands of dollars in… Read More »

NEWS: SWGA Hotels Full of Evacuees, Hurricane Matthew Impact, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Friday, October 7, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, October 6, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Phone calls to local hotels in Bainbridge will get you one answer as soon as they answer the phone- “We are booked full.” SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) – One person… Read More »

NEWS: Albany Police, FBI Searching for Bank Robber, Duo Arrested for Fake Money, Man Who Stabbed APD Officer Dies and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Thursday, September 8, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Highway 97 North (Vada Road) will see a traffic shift BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Two people were arrested by Bainbridge Public Safety in the early hours Monday… Read More »

NEWS: Robbery Leads to Homicide, Governor Reviewing Dawson Mayor’s Indictment, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Wednesday, August 10, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Tuesday, August 9, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – The family of Quentieria Knight has filed a civil suit alleging that Elberta Crate was negligent and contributed to her death on April 29, 2016. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST… Read More »

SWGA Area News: Four Men Arrested for Murder

Your southwest Georgia area news for Thursday, January 28, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE.COM) – Rattlesnake Roundup and Deep South Supershow this weekend. VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) – Four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Lenton Swin ATLANTA (AP) (WCTV) — A Georgia Senate committee has approved a constitutional amendment and a bill allowing gambling… Read More »

SWGA Area News: Ice Meth Found in Shoe

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news for Friday, January 22, 2016: THOMASVILLE (TIMES ENTERPRISE)— A prisoner and an ex-con are suspects in separate drug cases in which ice meth and other contraband were found in a shoe and under a pillow DOTHAN EAGLE – Dothan police arrested a Georgia man on a felony theft charge alleging he stole… Read More »

Stone Mountain to launch freefall thrill attraction in 2016

Stone Mountain Park, Georgia’s most-visited attraction, is known for many things — Christmas lights, laser shows and the Confederate carvings are among them This spring it will add “death-defying leaps into space” to the list. Around April the park will open an amusement called “The Jump,” which will allow visitors to leap off a platform onto an inflatable… Read More »

DOT asks drivers to be careful as heavy snow expected in North Georgia and Metro Atlanta

Hazardous driving conditions predicted   Atlanta, Ga. – Georgia DOT will begin pre-treating Interstates and major state routes in north Georgia and metro Atlanta midnight on Tuesday in preparation for a hazardous winter storm warning expected to move into those areas by 10 am Wednesday through 10 am Thursday. Some National Weather Service models show the storm could possibly… Read More »