Cleanup of gasoline spill underway on Sims Street in Bainbridge

An environmental cleanup company is currently digging up soil contaminated by gasoline along a busy residential street in Bainbridge. The gasoline apparently leaked from a tanker truck parked along North Sims Street, although City of Bainbridge officials aren’t sure of exactly how the gasoline was spilled. The driver of the tanker truck lives nearby and had parked the truck… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 9/29 to 9/30

The following arrests and citations, occurring between September 24, 2014 and Sept. 29, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Tina Michelle Kendrick, 44, 140 Parrish Road, Bainbridge, failure to drive within single lane, DUI, driving while tag is suspended; T. Anderson, GSP; Freddy James McCray, 49, 1022 Fifth Ave., Bainbridge, contempt of court… Read More »

Business leaders asked to remember disabled persons when hiring new employees

Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds recently signed a proclamation, proclaiming the month of October as “National Disability Employment Awareness Month”. Michael Edwards, a representative from the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency – Vocational Rehabilitation Program was present to accept the proclamation. ————— Georgia Industries for the Blind, who is part of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and who has been providing… Read More »

Enterovirus D-68 Confirmed in Georgia

Georgia Department of Health Hundreds of children from coast to coast in the U.S. are sick with a respiratory illness caused by an uncommon strain of enterovirus virus. Not surprisingly, Georgia also has lab confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection. Enteroviruses are very common viruses; there are more than 100 different types. It is estimated they are… Read More »

FSU Coach Fisher: Karlos Williams Getting ‘Better and Better’

Rashad Greene named ACC Receiver of the Week for third time this season TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 1 Florida State practiced on Monday at the Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility, staying inside because of inclement weather throughout the duration of practice. The Seminoles escaped always tough Carter-Finley Stadium with a come-from-behind 56-41 victory over NC State on… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 9/30/14

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Proverbs 4:18 But the path… Read More »

Fields of Faith is Oct. 15 in Centennial Field

Fields of Faith is a student-led event where students challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. An athletic field provides a neutral rally point where a community can come together. This year, the Fields of Faith event in Bainbridge will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Centennial Field. What will happen at a Fields of… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 9/24 to 9/29

The following arrests and citations, occurring between September 24, 2014 and Sept. 29, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Daniel Bell, 39, 912 N. Sims St. Apt. 24-C, Bainbridge, probation violation; W. Day, BPS; Montilita Benard Allen, 37, 1001 E. Water St., Bainbridge, contempt of court (child support); V. Edmond, SO; Larry Lashaun… Read More »

Cooper’s Heating and Air raising money for breast cancer support group

Cooper’s Heating and Air, serving Southwest Georgia and North Florida, is excited to raise money for a local breast cancer support group this October. For every invoice created–whether it be a service call, energy audit, system checkup or quote–Cooper’s Heating and Air will donate $1 to the Decatur County Breast Cancer Support Group. Customers can help out, too–for… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 9/29

1 John 4:11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.… Read More »

Flash flood watch issued for our region through Monday afternoon; widespread heavy rainfall expected

FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL 325 AM EDT SUN SEP 28 2014 …THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA AND EXTENDED THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON… .NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP IN A VERY MOIST AND TROPICAL ENVIRONMENT. A WEAK SURFACE LOW IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP ALONG THE CENTRAL GULF COAST… Read More »

Jones-Wheat Elementary school almost ready to open – see our new photos!

The formal dedication of the new Jones-Wheat Elementary School on Shotwell Street in Bainbridge will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept.28. At 2 p.m. there will be a dedication ceremony in the school’s gym with several speakers and students presenting. Then from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be a reception in the… Read More »

Bainbridge Farmer’s Market to be open Saturdays starting Oct. 11

The Bainbridge Farmers’ Market opens this fall with fresh produce, local growers and strong community support. With over 8,000 farmers markets across the nation, the growing event has increased tremendously in the past few years. This movement in food purchasing and consumption aims to connect the shopper with the grower and has answered a need nationwide. In an… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 9/26/14

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. Romans 14:12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is… Read More »