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Roads blocked in Bainbridge due to transformer fire

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) — Roads in Bainbridge are being blocked due a transformer fire. Bainbridge Public Safety reports that a transformer is on the ground and on fire near the Grocery Outlet at Green and Fleming Streets.


Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports 4-18-19

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety:


NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


Bearcats send two more to the next level

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - After winning the state title this past season in heart racing fashion, the Bearcats have become the talk of the state. And now, two more Bearcats are getting the opportunity to play ball at the college level.


Driver seriously injured in Bainbridge rollover crash

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Authorities say a driver was taken to the hospital after a rollover crash this morning in Bainbridge. Bainbridge Public Safety says the single-vehicle crash happened before 9:30 a.m. Monday on the bypass between the Shotwell Street and Spring Creek exits.


Severe storms, heavy rains wash out roads, down trees across north Georgia

ATLANTA - Another line of storms moved through parts of the metro Friday after a fast-moving storm system produced tornado warnings and watches in the morning. We continue to receive reports of damage throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. There are thousands of power outages and the number con


Deadly April storm leaves trail of damage across Florida, Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A line of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados barrelled across North Florida on Friday morning, leaving at least one child dead and a second injured near Tallahassee. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland, Georgia, was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-t


BPS: One Vehicle Accident on Bainbridge Bypass

According to Bainbridge Public Safety, a one vehicle accident has occurred on the Bainbridge Bypass between the Shotwell Street and Spring Creek exits. Traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction.


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


Tornado Watches, Warnings Issues for Counties in Florida, Georgia Friday Morning

Friday morning's commute was complicated for those who had to worry about tornadoes slowing them down. In several Florida and Georgia counties, tornado watches or tornado warnings had been issued. Understanding the timing, and severity, of these National Weather Service announcements can be a matter


Measles cases reported in Tennessee and Georgia

"It is kind of scary because its not something that's been seen in a long time," said Meg Jones. Jones lives in Fyffe. That means she's less than an hour away from Tennessee or Georgia, two states that are dealing with confirmed measles cases. The Alabama Department of Public Health says a single ca


High Speed Pursuit That Began In Summerville, Georgia Ends In A Crash In Gaylesville, Four Suspects Arrested

A high speed chase that began in neighboring Summerville, Georgia ended at the Gaylesville four-way stop after the suspects vehicle crashed into a wooded area behind the old Gaylesville Store.


Georgia Power reports about 33,000 customers without power across state due to storms

As of 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Georgia Power reports 31,115 customers are without power after storms swept across the state. About half of those customers are located in the Coastal Empire.


The Great Debate at Georgia State

Georgia State got to bleed both blue and red at the second annual Great Debate, hosted by political activism student organization Vote Everywhere GSU. The debate kicked off Monday evening between the Georgia State College Republicans and Young Democrats.


Georgia Department of Revenue Updating System; Motor Vehicle Department Closed May 23rd-May 28th

The Georgia Department of Revenue will install a new system for motor vehicle registration, and as a result, local offices will not be able to process motor vehicle transactions for several days at the end of May.


The aid alliance between Cuban immigrants and the Catholic Church

BOSTON and HAVANA, CUBA — The days of riding bicycles through Cuban neighborhoods abruptly ended for Consuelo Isaacson when her family had to leave their home in the midst of the Cuban Revolution in 1960. Stripped of everything, Isaacson’s family arrived in Miami with $5.


Mitchell County and Pelham Schools Closed Friday Due to Weather Concerns

Due to impending weather concerns, Mitchell County Schools and Pelham City Schools will be closed Friday. From Mitchell County Schools Superintendent Robert Adams:. The Mitchell County School System will be closed (students only) on Friday, April 19th due to inclement weather. Faculty and Staff will


Central walks it off against Colquitt

THOMASVILLE — Shane Stephenson singled to center, and Zach Fletcher darted home with the winning run, as the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets upended the Colquitt County Packers 3-2 Wednesday night.


Decatur County 4-H hosts shotgun district qualification match

On April 13, 2019, Decatur County 4-H hosted a Southwest District 4-H Shotgun Qualification Match at Commodore Park. Over sixty 4-H students from Seminole, Grady, Early, and Decatur counties participated in the prerequisite shooting bout to determine eligibility for the State Target Challenge Weeken


Suspects indicted in Pelham store owner death

PELHAM, GA (WALB) - Two suspects charged in the October 2018 death of a Pelham store owner were indicted, according to court documents. Jerrod Johnson, 19, and Herbert Lamar Laster, 20, were indicted on six counts in the death of Bob Bettison, 79.