Two men arrested after marijuana found in traffic stop

Two Southwest Georgia men were arrested by Bainbridge Public Safety on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 16, after marijuana was found during a traffic stop of their car, according to an incident report. Tarrence Lakeith Allen, 32, of 216 Decatur Street, Bainbridge, and Roderick Demario Anderson, 36, of Thomasville, Ga., are both charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. After receiving a tip about possible illegal drug activity, Bainbridge… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 9/16 to 9/17

The following arrests and citations, occurring between September 16, 2014 and Sept. 17, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Tarrance Lakeith Allen, 32, 215 Decatur Street, Bainbridge, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; C. Nix, BPS; Roderick Demario Anderson, 36, 208 Gribben St., Thomasville, Ga., possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, deposit account fraud; C. Nix, BPS; Austin Dean Ellis, 24, 108 Hubert… Read More »

Bainbridge Bikefest 2014 kicks off Wednesday and continues through Saturday

Bainbridge Bikefest 2014 is underway at the Bikefest Grounds on Pondtown Road in Decatur County, with four days of music and motorcycling activities planned. Many bikers are expected to arrive in Bainbridge to attend the annual music and motorcycling festival, which raises money for local and regional charities. Karaoke on the Bikefest main stage begins Wednesday’s opening day. Thursday night will feature the bands Speshees and ELI. (You can hear… Read More »

Bainbridge City Council approves FY 2015 budget

The Bainbridge City Council has approved its budget for its 2015 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. The proposed general fund budget for the upcoming fiscal year is about $9.3 million dollars, making up the largest single portion of the $19 million budget. Bainbridge City Manager Chris Hobby said the budget is largely a continuation of the 2014 budget. He said the city has been operating in the red the… Read More »

FSU’s Jameis Winston to sit out first half of Saturday’s game vs. Clemson

JOINT STATEMENT BY FLORIDA STATE INTERIM PRESIDENT DR. GARNETT S. STOKES AND DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS STAN WILCOX 9-17-2104 As the university’s most visible ambassadors, student-athletes at Florida State are expected to uphold at all times high standards of integrity and behavior that reflect well upon themselves, their families, coaches, teammates, the Department of Athletics and Florida State University. Student-athletes are expected to act in a way that reflects dignity and… Read More »

Southern Football Report: Week 3 Superlatives

Week 3 of college football had it all: a top ten upset, tight conference games, thrilling overtime games, blowouts, shutouts, disappointments and one team who decided to kickoff at the start of each half. Yeah way to go Texas. Here are the Week 3 superlatives! MVP – UCLA QB Jerry Neuheisel – The sophomore quarterback was asked to replace one of the top quarterbacks in the country, against one of… Read More »

Want to win this $200 entertainment center for your home? Enter to win!

Hi-Tech Living has a great selection of furniture, computers and electronics in Camilla, GA and online at They’re offering Southwest Georgians a chance to win a stylish home entertainment center valued at $200! No purchase is necessary – to be eligible to win, all you have to do is visit and create a free, no-strings-attached account at their website. While you’re there, why not check out some of… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 9/17/14

Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. No related posts.

Public invited to Saturday open house at recently renovated Bainbridge City Hall

Bainbridge and Decatur County citizens are invited to get an up-close view inside the recently renovated Bainbridge City Hall on Saturday, Sept. 20. The open house at City Hall will be held Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 101 S. Broad Street in downtown Bainbridge. Renovation of City Hall was completed in Spring 2013; it took about a year to overhaul three buildings owned by the City of… Read More »

Heavy rain and lightning in Southwest Georgia Tuesday afternoon


Bearcats take on the Yellowjackets and other high school football games on our radio stations this Friday

The Bainbridge Bearcats and the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets will write another chapter in a heated region rivalry. The game between these two usually have region title implications on the line. The Bearcats travel to Thomasville in hopes of putting themselves in the driver seat to advance to the region championship game. This game will be aired on Live 101.9 WBGE Friday, September 19th at 7 p.m. Kickoff is… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 9/15 to 9/16

The following arrests and citations, occurring between September 15, 2014 and Sept. 16, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Jim Elijah Cooper, 62, 701 Foundry Street, Bainbridge, possession of cocaine; M. Esquivel, BPS; Shalisa Lynetta Williams, 26, 705 Foundry Street, Bainbridge, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce); M. Esquivel, BPS; Elliot Ronrigus Emanuel, 40, 911 Cheney St.,… Read More »

Recent Southwest Georgia Food Facility Inspections – August 13 to September 15

The Decatur County Environmental Health Department reported the following inspections in Bainbridge: Beef O’Brady’s, 1408 Tallahassee Highway Suite J, 93, A, 9/12; Five Star China Buffet, 1400 E. Shotwell Street, 91, 09/04; Laredo Grill of Bainbridge, 1411 Tallahassee Highway, 94, 09/12; Memorial Hospital and Manor, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, 96, A, 9/15; Sonic Drive-In of Bainbridge, 711 E. Alice St., 94, 09/04; Uncle Bill’s Pizzeria, 112 Shotwell Street, 100, 09/02;… Read More »

No. 1 Noles Primed ACC Clash with Clemson; ESPN Game Day coming to Tallahassee

The Seminoles and No. 22 Clemson Tigers will play in the ABC primetime slot with ESPN College GameDay on site for the third consecutive year   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The bye week is over and No. 1 Florida State’s preparation for No. 22 Clemson is full speed ahead. The Seminoles host the Tigers on Saturday at 8 p.m. in a game that will be televised on ABC. “(I’m) anxious to… Read More »

Southern Football Report: Week 3 Winners & Losers

Week 3 in college football was an interesting one even though we only had one game between ranked opponents, there was plenty of drama on Saturday. Here are Week 3’s winners and losers: WINNERS Cincinnati Bearcats – We had to wait two weeks before getting our first look at the 2014 Bearcats and it was worth it. Journeyman quarterback Gunner Kiel looked the part throwing for 418 yards and 6… Read More »

County health departments begin offering seasonal flu vaccine

Southwest Public Health District’s 14 county health departments are now offering seasonal influenza vaccinations, says District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “This year for the first time we are offering high-dose vaccine for patients 65 and older along with flu shots and the nasal spray form of the vaccine,” Grant said. “All health departments take walk-in patients for immunizations,” she said. “Along with accepting cash, our staff is happy to… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 9/16/14

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Romans 8:27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit… Read More »

Sheriffs around Georgia rally in support of officers shot on duty

Decatur County  GA Sheriff Wiley Griffin was one of several Georgia sheriffs who went to a hospital in Macon, Ga., this weekend to comfort the family of two Monroe County, GA, Sheriff’s deputies shot in the line of duty on Saturday, Sept. 13. Sheriff Griffin, who is the current president of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association, was notified Saturday evening that the two deputies–Jeff Wilson and Michael Norris–were shot after they… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 9/12 to 9/15

The following arrests and citations, occurring between September 11, 2014 and Sept. 12, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Andre B. Gilyard, 19, 909 Wisteria Drive, Bainbridge, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce); K. Williams, BPS; Learned Reese, 63, 715 E. Water St., Bainbridge, driving without a license, improper stopping, open container; K. Williams, BPS; Vicente Betancourt, 23, 105 Jackie Lane, Alamo, Texas, driving… Read More »

Muddy Buddy Fun Run is this Saturday in Bainbridge

The Muddy Buddy Fun Run for kids aged 7-14 will be held at the Bill Reynolds Sports Park in Bainbridge on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 9:30 a.m. The cost to register is $30 per child; the deadline to register is Tuesday, Sept. 16 and there will be no registration on the day of the race. Kids who participate will take on 20 crazy obstacles, some of them muddy, over a… Read More »