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2015 Summer Camps and Vacation Bible School in Southwest Georgia

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Bainbridge gets even more patriotic as Independence Day approaches (Photos)

Southwest Georgia is the most patriotic community in the world, and Flint Media wants to help show our love for the U.S.A. to our neighbors and visitors! Send us your pictures of flags flying in your community for inclusion on sowegalive.com! Just email [email protected] Posted by Historic Bainbridge Georgia on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 We are gettin' ready and… Read More »

Georgia State Patrol Steps Up Enforcement For July Fourth Weekend

Atlanta—The July Fourth holiday is typically the busiest travel period of the year. The 78-hour holiday period begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, and ends at midnight on Sunday, July 5. During this period, the Georgia State Patrol will be conducting concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the state. “Troopers will be out in full force,… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners to meet Thursday night

Decatur County commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building at 203 W. Broughton St. Commissioners will hold an executive session to discuss personnel and litigation. We’re also told we can expect a couple of resolutions to be passed by commissioners.

Scripture of the Day, 7/2

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him,… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 7/1

Matthew 5:44-47 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on… Read More »

Damaging winds knock down trees during storm late Tuesday afternoon

In Decatur County, we received reports of damaging wind events, including a possible tornado touchdown in the Bethany community off Georgia 253 South, and another possible touchdown in the “Pecan Orchard” off U.S. 27 South, where several large pecan trees were said to be knocked over. We also saw numerous Decatur County residents posting about power outages after the… Read More »

Dale Murphy coming to Bainbridge this August as part of YMCA’s ‘Denim and Diamonds’

View image | gettyimages.com The Bainbridge Decatur County YMCA is pleased to announce plans for their 3rd Annual Denim and Diamonds fundraising event to be held August 22, 2015 at the Charles H. Kirbo Center featuring famed Atlanta Braves baseball player, Dale Murphy. This year’s event will be centered around the baseball player’s faith and its culmination with… Read More »

Southern Fresh Market celebrates Grand Opening with ribbon cutting

The Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Opening of Southern Fresh Market with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome new owners, Kevin and Amanda Rentz. The Ribbon Cutting was held Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11 am at Southern Fresh Market located at 1310 Dothan Rd in Bainbridge. Many of the market’s customers on Friday enjoyed… Read More »

Governor Deal kicks off July 4th DUI campaign

Gov. Nathan Deal is joining his Office of Highway Safety in a statewide DUI enforcement campaign that is warning Fourth of July revelers to “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Georgia’s annual mid-summer Operation Zero Tolerance campaign will include a series of three radio ads featuring Deal reminding Georgia motorists about the dangers of impaired driving. The ads… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 6/30

Luke 6:35-36 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Construction worker falls Monday morning at Bainbridge State College (Updated 5 p.m.)

A man working on a project to construct a new nursing studies building at Bainbridge State College fell off a scaffolding Monday morning. 5 p.m. update: We are told the construction worker who fell was released from the Thomasville hospital late Monday afternoon. The man–who is not from Bainbridge–was working as a mason for a Colquitt County, GA, subcontractor, according… Read More »

Camilla fireworks will make Saturday night a blast

CNS presents fireworks on the 4th of July, Saturday at Mitchell County High School beginning at 9:30.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  Load up the family and enjoy. Plenty of parking is available. The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. For everyone’s safety, personal fireworks, grills, and alcoholic beverages are not allowed on school grounds.  Don’t miss… Read More »

Bainbridge 4th of July: Music, Fireworks, Food and Fun

Get excited for Southwest Georgia’s largest fireworks display, happening this Saturday night at the Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge, GA! It’s part of the 4th of July celebrations in Bainbridge, “The Most Patriotic Community in the World!” There will be good-time music from live bands, food vendors, family fun and at dark, an amazing display of colorful… Read More »

Deal: National Beef to create 200 jobs in Colquitt County

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that National Beef Packing Company, LLC, a leading beef processing and packing company will expand its operations in Moultrie, creating approximately 200 jobs and roughly $9 million into the expansion. “The growth of food processing in Georgia outpaces the national average,” said Deal. “Our state offers the right resources, including a diverse cluster… Read More »