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Jury selected in Bainbridge Bikefest trial

By Dustin Dowdy for Sowegalive.com On a rainy Tuesday afternoon at the federal courthouse in Albany, Ga., more than 70 jurors crowded the courtroom as the selection process played out. Three former Decatur County Sheriff’s deputies and one former Grady county deputy have been indicted on several criminal charges stemming from an incident at the Bainbridge Bikefest grounds… Read More »

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2015 Summer Camps and Vacation Bible School in Southwest Georgia

To submit a not-for-profit event for our community calendar, please email [email protected], stop by the Flint Media offices at 521 S. Scott Street, Bainbridge, or call us at (229) 246-7776. If you are a business, or organization planning a *for-profit* event, please contact one of our advertising representatives at (229) 246-7776 or email Dustin Dowdy, general manager of… Read More »

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It costs $33 per day to house a prison inmate; Decatur County officials seek cost savings

Thirty three dollars per day — that’s how much it costs for Decatur County to house one inmate at the Decatur County Prison on Airport Road, according to Warden Elijah McCoy. McCoy said that $33 per day, per inmate includes costs such as food ($3.66 per day), clothing, personal hygiene items and linens (bed sheets and towels). According… Read More »

Bainbridge welcomes new Public Safety officer and honors two other officers with Employee of the Quarter designations

The Bainbridge City Council recently welcomed a new Bainbridge Public Safety officer and congratulated two veteran BPS officers on their hard work. Mayor Pro Tempore Don Whaley swore in Jessica Richardson as a new Bainbridge Public Safety officer. Richardson had previously certified as a firefighter and recently completed Georgia police academy. She also recently earned certification as a… Read More »

Do you recognize this suspect in a Bainbridge hit-and-run accident?

UPDATE: The person wanted in connection with the Hit-and-Run at the Kangaroo on May 15 has been identified. Bainbridge Public Safety would to thank all of the callers who provided information and helped identify the vehicle and it’s owner. Bainbridge Public Safety needs the public’s assistance in identifying the owner of this blue Chevy S10 truck with a… Read More »

Bainbridge’s Anderson graduates from U.S. Military Academy

Second Lieutenant Adam Anderson, Bainbridge High School Class of 2011, graduated from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York this past weekend. Holding the flag during the commissioning ceremony on May 23, 2015 is USMA Cadet Stephen Dunn, BHS Class of 2011, and Harvard University Senior Erick Juarez, BHS Class of 2010. Administering the Oath… Read More »

YMCA offering swim lessons this summer

Submitted News Release There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before you cross the street, washing your hands with soap and water and eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables every day. For too… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 5/26

John 10:14, 27 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: Psalm 23:1-3 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He… Read More »

Chance of showers likely as people return to work after holiday

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast from the National Weather Service: Tuesday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tuesday… Read More »

3 people killed in Southwest Georgia crashes over Memorial Day weekend

The Georgia State Patrol post in Thomasville reported 52-year-old Terry Merritt was driving on Hadley Ferry Road in Grady County on Saturday night when his car lost control, ran off the road, and overturned. Merritt died in the crash. The GSP Post based in Albany, Ga., reported two traffic deaths over the holiday weekend patrol period, which ended… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners to meet Tuesday; will discuss county administrator search

Regular Meeting of The Decatur County Board of Commissioners May 26, 2015 Agenda 7:00 PM CALL TO ORDER Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda Special Presentations: None to be Presented Public Participation (1) Approve Minutes of Commissioners Meeting held May 12, 2015 OLD BUSINESS: (2) Drainage Ditch Behind Kelly Store (3) Update on County Administrator Position… Read More »

Mike Hammer, longtime City of Bainbridge employee, passes away

Mike Hammer, a 14-year employee of the City of Bainbridge, passed away on the morning of Friday, May 22, according to city officials. Hammer, who was the City of Bainbridge’s maintenance supervisor, had been fighting cancer for approximately a year, said Steve Winburn, director of Bainbridge Public Works. In January 2015, Hammer was honored as the City of… Read More »

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Your Memorial Day Weekend Weather Forecast (Live Local Radar)

Your Southwest Georgia Weather forecast from the National Weather Service: Friday night Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph. Sunday Mostly sunny, with a… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 5/22

Numbers 6:24-26 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but… Read More »

To prevent dog bites, follow these tips

A dog escaping its yard to bite a five-year-old boy in Crawfordville, Fla., is a serious reminder of the need to be aware of the fact that dogs can sometimes attack unexpectedly. The five-year-old boy was on a swing in his neighbor’s yard on May 18 when a labrador retriever broke through an electrical dog fence and escaped… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 5/21

Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake. —Psalm 79:9 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… I am sure at times that God gets disgusted with our behavior and our lack of seeking after him. I’m sure there are moments when he acts to bless us… Read More »