Burglary reported at Scott Street business; other incident reports

Bainbridge Public Safety made multiple arrests after a Scott Street business was burglarized early in the morning of Wednesday, August 27. At approximately 1:41 a.m. Wednesday, BPS Sgt. David Cutchin and other BPS officers responded to La Huarezita, a Hispanic store on 701 S. Scott Street, after a nearby resident called 911 to report a burglary. A resident of Rose Circle, which is the street behind the store, heard loud… Read More »

Downtown Development Authority of Bainbridge receives 2014 Gold Award for Downtown Branding Campaign

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that 13 Georgia cities were recently awarded for outstanding achievement in urban design, economic development, organizational projects and downtown promotions at the annual Georgia Downtown Conference Awards of Excellence ceremony. The ceremony, held Aug. 21 in Decatur, was the culmination of a week-long conference for the state’s downtown developers. “Our downtowns are the heart of our communities, and these award-winning cities set the standard for… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 8/27 to 8/28

The following arrests and citations, occurring between August 27, 2014 and August 28, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Robert Luther Freeman, 32, 909 Williams St., Bainbridge, battery (Family Violence Act); C. Prindle, BPS; Brenda Nicole Powell, 26, 200 Bates Road, Blakely, Ga., identity fraud, driving while license withdrawn, giving false information or false name to police, expired vehicle tag or decal, failure to… Read More »

Grace Christian Academy to host Building 429, Oswald Brothers Band and comedian John Crist

The Foundation Board of Grace Christian Academy is excited to announce our second annual event coming in September called The Follow II. The name is inspired by Matthew 16:24 “If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” This year we have a HUGE night of Christian entertainment planned! The event will be held on Sunday, September 7th,,… Read More »

Break-ins, property theft reported to Bainbridge police and Sheriff’s Office

The following is a summary of recent Bainbridge Public Safety incident reports involving break-ins and property theft: 8/25: BPS Officer Seth Stroup responded to Landmark Apartments, 1604 Miluli Avenue, in reference to damage to property. Someone entered the apartments’ laundry area and attempted to burglarize the machines for the coins they contained. Seven laundry machines and one drink vending machine had marks consistent with the use of a prying tool.… Read More »

No. 1 FSU Seminoles to wear special helmet decals to raise awareness for rare blood disease

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State will wear a special “I Fight Fanconi” Kidz1stFund decal on the back of its helmets in the season opener against Oklahoma State in the Advocare Cowboys Classic on Saturday. The decal represents the team’s support for a very personal cause for FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife Candi. The Fishers began Kidz1stFund in 2011 to raise awareness for a rare blood disease, Fanconi anemia, which… Read More »

Southern Football Report: Three Big Games

With the first weekend of college football upon us, we are all setting up football parties, tailgate plans and DVR schedules on the games that we all want to watch again next week. If you’re like me you want to watch every game every Saturday because there is no such thing as ‘too much college football’. Here are three games that I am looking forward to the most and why:… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 8/26 to 8/27

The following arrests and citations, occurring between August 26, 2014 and August 27, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Lisa Michelle Bush, 48, 17 Carter Road, Crawfordville, Fla., deposit account fraud; S. McGregor, SO; William Theodore Lyals Jr., 21, 1306 Miluli Ave., Bainbridge, burglary; David Cutchin, BPS; Levias Tyrone Murphy, 24, 138 Fluitt Road, Attapulgus, burglary; D. Cutchin, BPS; Willie Frank Ousley, 60, 3777… Read More »

Mary Matalin to kick-off BSC’s 2014-15 Carter Arts & Lecture Series

  Bainbridge State College is pleased to announce Mary Matalin, one of the most celebrated and popular conservative voices in America, will kick-off the second annual Carter Arts & Lecture Series on Sept. 11, at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center. As an author, television and radio host, and widely sought after political contributor, pundit and public speaker, Madalin has become noted for her straightforward manner and insightful political repartee.… Read More »

Privatized EMS service to begin operation Sept. 1

Decatur County’s privatized ambulance service will begin operation under the management of Grady EMS on Monday, Sept. 1, and officials involved with the transition say everything is in place for a smooth transition. The new ambulance service, which will be operated by Grady EMS of Atlanta on a five-year contract, will be known as Decatur EMS (omitting the word county). Despite the name, Grady EMS has no affiliation with neighboring… Read More »

Southern Football Report: Players to Watch This Weekend

The college football season is only two days away and excitement is at a fever pitch as fan bases all across the South are full of optimism for their teams. Teams that haven’t won conference titles in decades have fans falling asleep at night to visions of championships dancing in their heads. As everyone settles into their recliners, tailgates and seats in the stands, here is a guide to a… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 8/22 to 8/26

The following arrests and citations, occurring between August 22, 2014 and August 26, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Carlton Dewayne Robinson, 46, 171 Fountain Drive, Bainbridge, theft by taking (two counts); C. Nix, BPS; John Henry Ware, 21, 1330 5th Street, Bainbridge, driving while license suspended/revoked, failure to stop at stop sign; T. Pait, BPS; Dylon Spears, 22, 128-1 Stanfield Road, Cairo, Ga.,… Read More »

How good will the Bainbridge Bearcats be this year? Take our poll!

You can listen to the Bainbridge Bearcats football team live on Friday night, as they open their 2014 season against Early County in Blakely! Tune in to Live 101.9 FM starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday! Go Bearcats! How many football games will the Bainbridge High School Bearcats win in 2014? Related posts: Atlanta Braves reveal design of proposed new stadium – what do you think? Bainbridge Bearcats to play two… Read More »

Bainbridge vs. Early County and two more games on our radio stations this Friday night!

Friday night will be an intriguing match up at Standifer Field in Blakely as the Bainbridge Bearcats travel to take on the Early County Bobcats. This will be a battle of two young, talented teams. The Bearcats have won the past six meetings over the Bobcats, but all of the games were extremely close. Early County is coming off of a great defensive performance, holding the top-scoring offense in Class… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 8/26/14

Isaiah 64:6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. Hebrews 4:14,16 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 16 Let us… Read More »

Dove Season Opens Saturday, Sept. 6

September is rapidly approaching, do you know where you will be on opening day of dove season and who is headed out with you? The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. “While we encourage taking along someone new on any hunting trip, the opening day of dove season typically provides such a fun atmosphere that everyone will have a great time,” said John W. Bowers,… Read More »

Injured driver transported by emergency medical helicopter

A Bainbridge man who was injured in a vehicle accident on Monday afternoon had to be transported to a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital by emergency medical helicopter, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. BPS Director Eric Miller said there was a two-car wreck at the intersection of College Street and West Street in Bainbridge at approximately 3 p.m. One of the drivers, identified as Dr. Oscar Jackson of Bainbridge, had injuries that… Read More »

Suspect identified in arson that injured Bainbridge Public Safety officer

News Release Bainbridge Public Safety has taken out a warrant for 29-year-old Brandi Gaddis in connection with a fire that occurred on Saturday, August 16 at 516 Martin Luther King Drive and injured BPS Captain Shannon Dunaway. Gaddis, from Lithia Springs, Georgia, is believed to have fled the City of Bainbridge, possibly to north Georgia or Florida. According to witnesses, Gaddis was in a fight with someone two days before… Read More »

Two injured in Monday morning wreck on Shotwell Street

Two people were injured after a three-vehicle accident that happened Monday morning in Bainbridge. The accident happened at the intersection of East Shotwell Street and the U.S. 27/84 bypass, near the oil terminals. According to Bainbridge Public Safety officers, the three vehicles involved in the accident were attempting to merge onto Shotwell Street / U.S. 84 East from the bypass. The driver of a BMW 325i sedan collided into the… Read More »