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Monday storms brought wind, rain and hail to Decatur County and SW Georgia (Video)

Two Monday evening storms brought wind, heavy rain and hail to Decatur County and Southwest Georgia, including Grady and Thomas counties. A heavy downpour began in Bainbridge at about 5:15 p.m., and a severe thunderstorm warning was issued by the National Weather Service. The first storm lasted about 15-20 minutes, followed by a lull of about 5 minutes,… 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 »

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Four indicted Sheriff’s deputies to stand trial next week

The four former and current Decatur County Sheriff’s deputies who were indicted by a federal jury over allegations they violated the civil rights of a man at the 2013 Bainbridge Bikefest will stand trial in federal court starting next week. The four law enforcement officers were indicted by a federal jury in July 2014. The indictment concerns an… Read More »

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Be careful while boating on Memorial Day weekend

What are you doing for the Memorial Day weekend?  If it involves heading to a local lake, you will be joining thousands on the water to celebrate.  When making your plans, be sure to include time to review rules and regulations of safe boating. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division there were 112… 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 »

103 credit card skimmers found at Florida gas stations

ORLANDO, Fla.—Over the past three months, inspectors with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have swept through Florida checking gas station pumps for “skimmers,” devices that people illegally place on pumps in order to capture consumers’ credit or debit card information. Commissioner Adam H. Putnam today announced that his department has uncovered 103 skimmers used for… Read More »

Fly Your American Flags with Pride! – Send us your flag photos and you could win Wild Adventures tickets!

Southwest Georgians, fly your American flags with pride for the “Land of the Free”! We want to show everyone that Southwest Georgia is the most patriotic community in the world, and we need your help! Send us your photos of the American flag flying proudly outside your home or business, and as our way of saying “thanks!” we… Read More »

Decatur County Commissioners doing background checks on administrator candidates

Decatur County commissioners are making progress in their search for the next county administrator. The search started out with 21 people who applied, and a search committee has narrowed the list of candidates down to five: four men and one woman. The search committee is comprised of Dennis Brinson, chairman of the Decatur County Board of Commissioners, and… Read More »

BHS Air Force JROTC Program and Cadets Earn Top Recognition

On May 8, 2015 the BHS Air Force JROTC conducted its 21st annual awards program. Each year Headquarters Air Force JROTC awards programs the Distinguished Unit Award. The criteria for this recognition is extremely difficult to achieve and only some of the over 800 Air Force JROTC units will earn this distinction. This year marks the 12th year… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 5/20

Isaiah 43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. John 10:3-4 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name,… Read More »

Local non-profit org wants to help inmates rebuild lives outside prison bars

Revonn Miller is the director of a non-profit organization called Life, Liberty and Lotus in Bainbridge. She recently gave a presentation to Decatur County commissioners about her program, which seeks to return prison inmates to productive lives in the community. From its website, “Life Liberty & Lotus, Inc is a non-residential, 501 (c) 3 organization as recognized by the… Read More »

Sug Reynolds, wife of longtime Bainbridge mayor, passes away at age of 79

Martha Griffin “Sug” Reynolds, 79, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at her residence, according to Ivey Funeral Home. Mrs. Reynolds’ late husband was Bill K. Reynolds, who passed away in 2006. The late Mayor Reynolds served on the Bainbridge City Council from 1966 to 1978 and as mayor from 1978 to 2006. Mrs. Reynolds was a… Read More »

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FSU Seminoles Add Quarterback Everett Golson

Former Notre Dame quarterback has thrown for 5,850 yards and started 23 games in his career TALLAHASSEE – Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher announced the addition of graduate transfer quarterback Everett Golson on Tuesday. Golson brings two years of starting experience at Notre Dame to Tallahassee and a 17-6 overall record. The Myrtle Beach, S.C., native passed… Read More »