Your State Parks Day at Seminole State Park – Campground Cleanup and Landscaping

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM We will continue clearing brush and debris from campsites to create more waterfront sites. We may also install horseshoe pits and landscape the miniature golf course. Please bring gloves, rakes, clippers, and other landscaping tools. Take part in the “Your State Parks Day” volunteer workday at Seminole. We plan to continue clearing brush and debris from campsites to create more waterfront sites. We may… Read More »

Local government offices closed for Labor Day; trash pickup schedule

CITY OFFICES CLOSED SEPTEMBER 1 Garbage collection days adjust for holiday   BAINBRIDGE, GA – All non-emergency City of Bainbridge offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 2 with normal operating hours. Due to the holiday, the garbage collection schedule will be pushed back a day. Those residences regularly scheduled for Monday will have their garbage collected on… Read More »

Staff Reports

Glover certified as Downtown Development professional

The annual Georgia Downtown Conference was held in Decatur, Georgia August 20-22, 2014.  The Georgia Downtown Conference promotes downtown and economic development through public awareness, governmental relations and education. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development and the Georgia Downtown Association, the awards and the conference provide recognition for downtown and community development professionals, and an opportunity to showcase the best of Georgia’s unique downtowns each… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 8/28 to 8/29

The following arrests and citations, occurring between August 28, 2014 and August 29, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Perry Cornelous Breedlove, 42, 105 Lance Street, Bainbridge, contempt of court (child support)(two counts); N. Godwin, SO; Tarnell Jermaine Calloway, 31, 119 Day Drive Apt. 3, Bainbridge, contempt of court (child support); V. Edmond, SO; Demarko Donte Handsford, 35, 809 Williams Street, Bainbridge, contempt of… Read More »

BSC bell tolls to remember the tenth anniversary of tragic accident

  BAINBRIDGE- The echo of the Cyrene Institute bell could be heard throughout the Bainbridge State College main campus on Wednesday at noon as students, faculty, and staff gathered and paused to remember three students and their instructor who lost their lives in a tragic truck accident ten years ago. On August 30, 2004, students, Michael Elton Raley of Colquitt, Jamie Carlton Holmes of Cairo, Deborah Kay Simms Martin of… Read More »

Bainbridge Middle School football team defeats Thomasville, 40-8

Special Thanks to Chip Ariail of Bainbridge Middle School for this game recap. Bainbridge Middle School Eighth grade 40 Thomasville(McIntyre) 6 (Game #1-August 28)   B-  8-0   1st qtr.-7:44   Adrian Cooper 78 yard Kick Return (Opening KO) (QB Tristan Love run right side- 2pt.) B-14-0   1st qtr.- 3:15   Love 55 yard run off of left end(2pt failed Love run up the middle failed). Key plays- Love 10 yard run and 55 yard run. Drive 2 plays 70 yards. B-20-0   1st qtr.- 1:23   Love… Read More »

BSC students return to the classroom for fall semester

  Bainbridge State College students returned to the classroom on Wednesday to begin Fall Semester 2014, at both the main campus and Early County site. Students are attracted to BSC for various reasons, but some students find the small, home-like atmosphere the most appealing aspect. Kami Phillips, a sophomore, was drawn to BSC because of its friendly reputation. She said, “It’s a small, friendly place and I get to know… Read More »

Your Labor Day Weekend Forecast for Southwest Georgia

Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 95. South southeast wind around 10 mph. Friday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm… Read More »

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 »