Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 8/29 to 9/2

The following arrests and citations, occurring between August 29, 2014 and Sept. 2, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Stephen Glenn Blair, 54, 173 Mount Olive Church Road, Bainbridge, contempt of court (child support)(two counts); A. Mobley, SO; William Stacy Bryan, 40, 190 N. Hodges St., Brinson, driving while license suspended/revoked; V. Edmond, SO; Stacey Glenn, 33, 909 Timberlane Road, Bainbridge, possession of counterfeit… Read More »

Bainbridge Bearcat pep rally at Action GM this Thursday afternoon!

Bainbridge Bearcat fans, come out and support the team as they prepare to take on Cairo by attending a pep rally at the Action GM dealership in Bainbridge on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be free pizza and lots of fun activities, including a football toss and a field goal kick! There will also be t-shirt and FSU ticket giveaways! Action GM is your local… Read More »

Bainbridge City Council to meet Tuesday to hold budget hearing

The Bainbridge City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in its chambers at City Hall, 101 S. Broad Street, Bainbridge. The meeting is a special called meeting to hold the first of two public hearings on the City of Bainbridge’s proposed budget for its 2014-2015 Fiscal Year, which begins Oct. 1. View the draft City of Bainbridge 2014-2015 budget (4.11 MB PDF) Related posts: Bainbridge property taxes… Read More »

FSU’s Greene, Edwards among ACC Football Players of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Florida State senior Rashad Greene leads the first Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the Week selections of the 2014 season. Greene was named the ACC Receiver of the Week following his performance in the top-ranked Seminoles’ 37-31 win over Oklahoma State in Saturday night’s season opener. Greene, who had 11 receptions for a career-high 203 yards and a touchdown, was one of two Seminoles to earn weekly honors,… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 9/2

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Hebrews 10:35 So do not throw away your confidence;… Read More »

Georgia State Patrol releases Labor Day Holiday Accident Totals

There were 10 deaths in Labor Day weekend traffic crashes across Georgia. The 78-hour holiday period began at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 29 and ended midnight on Monday, Sept. 1. None of the deaths were reported in Troop G (Southwest Georgia). The Georgia State Patrol reminds drivers to continue safe driving habits as the school year resumes.     Labor Day Holiday Traffic Count 6 p.m. Friday, August 29… Read More »

News From Around Our Area

Camilla police investigating Friday night shooting GBI Actively Searching For Two Men Suspected Of Trying To Run Over Georgia State Trooper in Valdosta Cairo native Teresa Edwards remembers 1984 Olympics thirty years later Related posts: News from Around Our Area News from Around Our Area Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system Texas teen makes Walmart his home

Your State Parks Day at Seminole State Park – Campground Cleanup and Landscaping

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM We will continue clearing brush and debris from campsites to create more waterfront sites. We may also install horseshoe pits and landscape the miniature golf course. Please bring gloves, rakes, clippers, and other landscaping tools. Take part in the “Your State Parks Day” volunteer workday at Seminole. We plan to continue clearing brush and debris from campsites to create more waterfront sites. We may… Read More »

Local government offices closed for Labor Day; trash pickup schedule

CITY OFFICES CLOSED SEPTEMBER 1 Garbage collection days adjust for holiday   BAINBRIDGE, GA – All non-emergency City of Bainbridge offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 2 with normal operating hours. Due to the holiday, the garbage collection schedule will be pushed back a day. Those residences regularly scheduled for Monday will have their garbage collected on… Read More »

Staff Reports

Glover certified as Downtown Development professional

The annual Georgia Downtown Conference was held in Decatur, Georgia August 20-22, 2014.  The Georgia Downtown Conference promotes downtown and economic development through public awareness, governmental relations and education. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development and the Georgia Downtown Association, the awards and the conference provide recognition for downtown and community development professionals, and an opportunity to showcase the best of Georgia’s unique downtowns each… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 8/28 to 8/29

The following arrests and citations, occurring between August 28, 2014 and August 29, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Perry Cornelous Breedlove, 42, 105 Lance Street, Bainbridge, contempt of court (child support)(two counts); N. Godwin, SO; Tarnell Jermaine Calloway, 31, 119 Day Drive Apt. 3, Bainbridge, contempt of court (child support); V. Edmond, SO; Demarko Donte Handsford, 35, 809 Williams Street, Bainbridge, contempt of… Read More »

BSC bell tolls to remember the tenth anniversary of tragic accident

  BAINBRIDGE- The echo of the Cyrene Institute bell could be heard throughout the Bainbridge State College main campus on Wednesday at noon as students, faculty, and staff gathered and paused to remember three students and their instructor who lost their lives in a tragic truck accident ten years ago. On August 30, 2004, students, Michael Elton Raley of Colquitt, Jamie Carlton Holmes of Cairo, Deborah Kay Simms Martin of… Read More »

Bainbridge Middle School football team defeats Thomasville, 40-8

Special Thanks to Chip Ariail of Bainbridge Middle School for this game recap. Bainbridge Middle School Eighth grade 40 Thomasville(McIntyre) 6 (Game #1-August 28)   B-  8-0   1st qtr.-7:44   Adrian Cooper 78 yard Kick Return (Opening KO) (QB Tristan Love run right side- 2pt.) B-14-0   1st qtr.- 3:15   Love 55 yard run off of left end(2pt failed Love run up the middle failed). Key plays- Love 10 yard run and 55 yard run. Drive 2 plays 70 yards. B-20-0   1st qtr.- 1:23   Love… Read More »

BSC students return to the classroom for fall semester

  Bainbridge State College students returned to the classroom on Wednesday to begin Fall Semester 2014, at both the main campus and Early County site. Students are attracted to BSC for various reasons, but some students find the small, home-like atmosphere the most appealing aspect. Kami Phillips, a sophomore, was drawn to BSC because of its friendly reputation. She said, “It’s a small, friendly place and I get to know… Read More »

Your Labor Day Weekend Forecast for Southwest Georgia

Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 95. South southeast wind around 10 mph. Friday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm… Read More »

Burglary reported at Scott Street business; other incident reports

Bainbridge Public Safety made multiple arrests after a Scott Street business was burglarized early in the morning of Wednesday, August 27. At approximately 1:41 a.m. Wednesday, BPS Sgt. David Cutchin and other BPS officers responded to La Huarezita, a Hispanic store on 701 S. Scott Street, after a nearby resident called 911 to report a burglary. A resident of Rose Circle, which is the street behind the store, heard loud… Read More »

Downtown Development Authority of Bainbridge receives 2014 Gold Award for Downtown Branding Campaign

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that 13 Georgia cities were recently awarded for outstanding achievement in urban design, economic development, organizational projects and downtown promotions at the annual Georgia Downtown Conference Awards of Excellence ceremony. The ceremony, held Aug. 21 in Decatur, was the culmination of a week-long conference for the state’s downtown developers. “Our downtowns are the heart of our communities, and these award-winning cities set the standard for… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 8/27 to 8/28

The following arrests and citations, occurring between August 27, 2014 and August 28, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Robert Luther Freeman, 32, 909 Williams St., Bainbridge, battery (Family Violence Act); C. Prindle, BPS; Brenda Nicole Powell, 26, 200 Bates Road, Blakely, Ga., identity fraud, driving while license withdrawn, giving false information or false name to police, expired vehicle tag or decal, failure to… Read More »

Grace Christian Academy to host Building 429, Oswald Brothers Band and comedian John Crist

The Foundation Board of Grace Christian Academy is excited to announce our second annual event coming in September called The Follow II. The name is inspired by Matthew 16:24 “If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” This year we have a HUGE night of Christian entertainment planned! The event will be held on Sunday, September 7th,,… Read More »