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Two arrested on drug charges after fleeing from state troopers

Two Bainbridge men were arrested Saturday night after they attempted to evade a road safety checkpoint and officers witnessed them throw drugs out of their car, according to the Georgia State Patrol. On Saturday, Dec. 13, state troopers from the Georgia State Patrol’s Colquitt, Ga., post were holding a road safety checkpoint along with Decatur County Sheriff’s deputies… Read More »

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Man sought in armed robbery at Dollar General in Bainbridge

Bainbridge Public Safety is seeking a white male who attempted to hold up a Dollar General at gunpoint on Saturday, Dec. 13, before making off with a customer’s cash. The robbery happened at about 6:05 p.m. Saturday at the Dollar General located at 616 E. Shotwell Street in Bainbridge. A man wearing a bright orange hoodie sweatshirt and… Read More »

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Community Calendar – Christmas events in Southwest Georgia

Holiday Events in Bainbridge and Southwest Georgia Want us to include your church or civic group’s holiday event on this calendar? Please send an email to brennan@live1019.com, call us at (229) 246-7776 or bring by a flyer or brochure to our Flint Media headquarters, 521 S. Scott Street in the Scott Street Shopping Plaza in Bainbridge. You can… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 12/18

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 12/14 to 12/17

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Dec. 14, 2014 and Dec. 17, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Sherika Levette Thomas, 26, 1202 E. Water St., Bainbridge, DUI, failure to yield right of way; H. Dean, BPS; Lonnie Baggling Jr., 20, 826 N. Russ St. Apt. B, Bainbridge, failure to appear-original charge… Read More »

Around Our Area: Southwest Georgia Health Care Premiums and Potential for Future Job Growth

Even in Southwest Georgia, Affordable Care Act signups find momentum Alice Jaye has not had health insurance for years. Though the Colquitt resident has a restaurant job, it does not pay that much and does not offer coverage. Jaye lives in the southwest corner of the state – a region that had extremely high premiums for exchange coverage… Read More »

Bainbridge Bearcats win another region game Tuesday, are now 6-1

The Bainbridge High School varsity boys basketball team defeated Thomas County Central High School by a score of 69-60 on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Scoring in double figures for the Bearcats were Tyree Crump with 19 points, Trevon Shaw with 14 points, Malik Middleton with 11 and Myles Thomas with 11. The win gives the Bearcat varsity boys a… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety officers will help children with Christmas shopping

Shop With a Cop will take place in Bainbridge on Friday, Dec. 19 (originally scheduled for Sat. Dec. 20). Officers from Bainbridge Public Safety will take children shopping with the proceeds from the Jingle Bell Jog 1-Mile Fun Run and 5K that was held last Saturday. Children will be able to purchase gifts from Wal-Mart for their family… Read More »

AAA: 98.6 Million Americans Traveling this Holiday Season, Four Percent More Than Last Year

Busy year-end holidays will be marked by more travelers than ever on record ORLANDO, Fla., (December 16, 2014) – AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of four percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last year. This upward trend marks the highest forecast… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 12/17

Mark 11:22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are… Read More »

Georgia Agriculture Forecast meeting to be held in Bainbridge on Jan. 16

By J. Merritt Melancon University of Georgia From new varieties to new technologies and markets, the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists will provide valuable insights into what 2015 will hold for agriculture, the state’s largest industry, during the 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast. The annual seminar series will be held Jan. 14-23 in Gainesville, Cartersville, Bainbridge, Lyons,… Read More »

Nominations sought for Decatur County Woman of the Year

The Pilot Club of Bainbridge is seeking nominations for the 2014 Decatur County Woman of the Year. During 2014, the nominee must have been a resident of Decatur County, an outstanding community worker and non-compensated for her voluntary services performed. Please send a letter explaining how your nominee has enhanced the quality of life in Decatur County during… Read More »

BSC adult learning club donates canned food for the holidays

A canned food drive was sponsored by the Bainbridge State College Adult Learning Student Organization (ALSO). Two food gift certificates valued at $70 were donated by Boyd’s Bar-Be-Que as a giveaway prize to the donors. Gift certificate winners were Linda Arriaya and Joyce D. Thompson. “Our mission is to engage our non-traditional student body in activities that provide… Read More »

Decatur County Schools receive Quality School Board Status


December 6, 2014– The Decatur County Board of Education is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2014 Quality School Board recognition.  The recognition program was designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 12/16

Hebrews 13:15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that confess his name. Psalm 86:12-13 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of hell.… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 12/12 to 12/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Dec. 12, 2014 and Dec. 14, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Eric Christopher Bowden, 33, homeless, Bainbridge, probation violation-original charge obstruction of an officer; K. Ellison, BPS; Ryan Mitchell Duke, 39, 806 S. West St., Bainbridge, DUI; W. Landrum Jr., GSP; Shawanna Lattisha Greene, 35,… Read More »

Bainbridge’s Tyree Crump sets school single game scoring record in one of two weekend wins for Bearcats

The Bainbridge won two region games Friday and Saturday night.  On Friday, the Bearcats defeated Westover at home with a score of 72-63. Scoring in double figures for the Bearcats were Tyree Crump with 32 points, Trevon Shaw with 14 points and Malik Middleton with 12 points On Saturday night, the Bearcats traveled to Sylvester, Ga., to play Worth County… Read More »