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Thanks to local businesses for helping provide heat to needy families through Secret Santa

Our team at Flint Media would like to give some special mentions to some local businesses and individuals who have helped Secret Santa provide portable space heaters to needy families in Decatur County. Last Friday, Nov. 21, we were told by Monica Oliver of Decatur Community Cares, which is heading up the signup for assistance from Secret Santa, that… Read More »

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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, 11/27

Psalm 100:4-5 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Hymn I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart; I will enter His courts with praise. I will… Read More »

Cotton crop not fazed by early-November frost

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Most of Georgia’s cotton crop emerged from this year’s early frost with minimal losses, according to University of Georgia Extension cotton agronomist Guy Collins. However, there’s no escaping the harsh reality of the current cotton prices. Due to the bulk of the state’s cotton crop maturing… Read More »

Don’t let Thanksgiving leftovers linger too long

For many families, the prospect of turkey sandwiches and turkey soup after Thanksgiving is almost as exciting as the big meal itself. While that succulent leftover turkey may be tempting, proper food handling is necessary to keep that after-holiday treat from becoming a food poisoning trap. “Leftover turkey will keep in the refrigerator for three or four days,”… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 11/26

Psalm 37:23-25 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 11/21 to 11/25

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: Larry James Mathis, 23, 1016 E. Sharpe St., Bainbridge, driving while license withdrawn, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, driving while license withdrawn, adult seat belt law; J. Myers, BPS; Cindy Nicole Cook, 40,… Read More »

Recent Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Incident Reports

The following is a sample of incidents responded to by the Decatur County GA Sheriff’s Office. On November 24, 2014, at approximately 0736 hours, Capt. Brad Lambert, responded to the 300 block of Old Pelham Road, in reference to an entering auto complaint. On Monday, November 24, 2014, Sgt. Jason Williams responded to a residence on Clyde Howell Rd.,… Read More »

Reynolds Landing Boat Ramp Officially Opens at Lake Seminole

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division along with officials from Seminole County today dedicated the Reynolds Landing Boat Ramp in Seminole County, giving boaters and anglers improved access to Lake Seminole and providing opportunity to host large-scale fishing tournaments, a known economic boost for local communities. This facility includes two, double-lane boat ramps with adjacent… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 11/25

Acts 2:21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. John 12:26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I… Read More »

Georgia State Troopers Ready for Thanksgiving Holiday Patrols

ATLANTA—Georgia State troopers are anticipating a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period. This year, the holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and ends at midnight on Sunday, November 30. “Troopers across the state will be on concentrated patrols and conducting roadblocks in an effort to catch violators before they are involved in a serious… Read More »

Bainbridge City Council honors artist Mary Barber Cox

Editor’s Note: Mary Barber Cox, 84, of Bainbridge, GA, died peacefully on Monday, November 24, 2014, at Memorial Manor in Bainbridge, GA, following an extended illness. We extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to her family during this time. You can read Mrs. Cox’s obituary online at The Bainbridge Post-Searchlight. PROCLAMATION WHEREAS Mary Barber Cox has been an… Read More »

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday: A chance of rain and thunderstorms, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 56. North northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tuesday Night: Rain and possibly a… Read More »

Thanksgiving Holiday Closings

All non-emergency City of Bainbridge offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Payments may be made using the outside dropbox behind City Hall, or paid on-line at www.bainbridgecity.com. The Department of Driver Services office in Bainbridge will be closed as normal on Monday and will be closed Thursday, November… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 11/24

Psalm 90:1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains… Read More »