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City of Bainbridge sues Decatur County; asks court to appoint mediator

The City of Bainbridge has filed a lawsuit against Decatur County Board of Commissioners in Decatur County Superior Court, asking a judge to appoint a mediator to oversee service delivery negotiations between the two governments. The Georgia Service Delivery Act was adopted as state law in 1997. The law states “the process … is intended to minimize ineffeciency… Read More »

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Secret Santa program to deliver toys to deserving children

Decatur Community Cares and Family Connection are partnering with Flint Media’s six radio stations to coordinate the Secret Santa program. Secret Santa is in its 10th year of gathering toys and other necessities for deserving children in Decatur County. Families apply for their children, and the applications are reviewed by Decatur Community Cares, so donors can take confidence… Read More »

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Rain and thunderstorm expected Sunday evening; possible severe storm

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch effective from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST for a large area that includes Southwest Georgia, South Central Georgia, Southeast Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. There is a line of thunderstorms currently located in Alabama that is moving east and should affect all of Southwest Georgia and the Florida… Read More »

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast for Sunday and Monday

Sunday: Showers before 7am, then occasional rain and possibly a thunderstorm between 7am and 1pm, then showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. High near 76. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation… Read More »

GDOT Suspends Construction Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

TIFTON, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation can’t help you land the perfect parking spot at your favorite shopping locale, but we can make it easier for you to get there by restricting construction lane closures on roads near major shopping centers, malls or districts during the Thanksgiving holiday. Georgia DOT is suspending construction-related lane closures from… Read More »

Decatur County Commissioners to meet Tuesday

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St., with the following agenda: 7:00 PM CALL TO ORDER Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda Special Presentations: Public Hearing: CDBG Project Completion Historical Society Plaque for WWII Hangar Public Participation Approve Minutes of… Read More »

Former Bainbridge hoops star Devon Baulkman playing for Tennessee Volunteers

Former Bainbridge High School Bearcat hoops standout Devon Baulkman is now playing for the University of Tenneseee, and saw some playing time during the Volunteers’ home opener against Texas Southern on Thursday night. Tennessee beat Texas Southern 70-58; Baulkman scored five points coming off the bench for the Vols, including a three-pointer and two free throws in just… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 11/19 to 11/21

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Nov. 19, 2014 and Nov. 21, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Alfred Dennis Hampton, probation violation; J. Bell, BPS; Bradley Levon Phillips, 23, 324 Meredith Road, Colquitt, Ga., DUI, failure to maintain lane; M. Kelly, GSP; Tyronica Hill, 46, 1020 Anderson St., Bainbridge, theft by shoplifting;… Read More »

Christmas ornaments on sale at Bainbridge Pharmacy this weekend

Everyone’s getting ready for Christmas at Bainbridge Pharmacy, where their tree is trimmed and the Christmas gifts are waiting for Santa’s elves to come pick them up. Christmas ornaments by Christopher Radko and Old World Christmas are on sale at Bainbridge Pharmacy on Friday and Saturday. Buy two or more ornaments, and get 20 percent taken off your… Read More »

Decatur County hires attorney and consultant for service delivery negotiations

At a special called meeting on Thursday night, Decatur County commissioners unanimously voted to hire its own attorney and consultant with expertise in the area of service delivery agreements. County Administrator Gary Breedlove said earlier on Thursday that county officials need their own attorney and consultant to help them respond to a lawsuit filed by the City of… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 11/21

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners preparing response to city’s legal action

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners are preparing their response to the lawsuit filed by the City of Bainbridge on Friday, Nov. 14, which is essentially a petition for the Decatur County Superior Court to appoint a mediator for service delivery negotiations. The City of Bainbridge’s lawsuit requests mediation and the scheduling of required negotiations between both local… Read More »

FSU’s Fisher Offers Support in Wake of Tragedy

Florida State hosts Boston College for Senior Day on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 1 Florida State continued preparation for Boston College on Thursday afternoon at the Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility in the wake of tragedy on campus. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher offered support for the victims, their families and the… Read More »

Shooting injures three at FSU Library

Three people were shot inside a library on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., early Thursday morning. One of the victims was initially in critical condition at a Tallahassee hospital, although later on Thursday morning it was reported that that victim’s condition had improved to serious but stable. At approximately 12:30 am on November 20,… Read More »

Georgia Weather Extremes Continue As Harvest Progresses

Farmer Reports – From USDA via AgFax “It has been very dry for the last several weeks.” — Gregory Bowman, Gordon County, District 10 “Freezing overnight temperatures and cool, mostly sunny days characterized the week. High winds on Thursday made field work challenging.” — Heather Kolich, Forsyth County, District 20 “Good soaking rain Sunday night into Monday.” –… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 11/20

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,… Read More »

Holiday Cooking is the Leading Cause of Fires in December

According to the US Fire Administration*, holiday cooking is the leading cause of residential building fires in the month of December, accounting for 41% of fires overall. Heating fires follow at 28% and open flame fires at 9%. With more cooking, decorations and open flames, the risk of house fires and pediatric burns increases drastically during winter months.… Read More »

Seminoles Staying Sharp for Eagles

Florida State overcame a 17-3 deficit to defeat Boston College 48-34 last season TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 1 Florida State was back on the practice field Tuesday and took full advantage of the indoor Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility on a cold afternoon in Tallahassee as it prepares to face Boston College for Senior Day on Saturday. “A… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 11/18 to 11/19

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Nov. 18, 2014 and Nov. 19, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Sylvester Green Jr., 27, 841 Zorn Road, Bainbridge, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce), failure to appear-original charges theft by taking, seat belt violation, driving without a license; T. Miller, BPS; Gregory Eugene Smiley,… Read More »