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Two teens arrested and charged with breaking into cars

  Bainbridge Public Safety arrested a 17-year-old and a juvenile in connection with five auto break-ins that happened Thursday night. Akeem Darrell Miller, 17, of 100 S. Sims St., Bainbridge, was arrested and charged with five counts of entering auto with intent to commit theft, loitering or prowling and misdemeanor theft by taking. BPS also took a juvenile… Read More »

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Prisoner escapes work detail, captured after brief car chase

A Decatur County Prison inmate has been captured in Bainbridge after escaping from a work detail just after noon on Thursday, Jan. 22. According to Warden Elijah McCoy, Daniel Lozano, 22, of Attapuglus, Ga., was picking up litter with other inmates off Mills Road, north of Bainbridge off Georgia 97 North. Lozano picked up a beer bottle in a… Read More »

News Around South Georgia: Blakely death investigated; Bodies of missing Atlanta couple found in McRae

Blakely death being investigated Early County Sheriff’s investigators are looking into the suspicious death of a Blakely, Ga., man. 57-year-old Lonnie Butler was found lying on North Washington Street in Blakely last Friday. He had suffered several injuries to his head and died Sunday at a Dothan, Ala. hospital. Investigators are waiting to the autopsy to help them… Read More »

Staff Reports

Florida State Announces Eight Early Enrollees for Football

The eight-member class includes five players ranked among the nation’s Top 100     TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State welcomed its strongest group of early enrollees ever this month as Class of 2015 signees Calvin Brewton (Miami, Fla.), George Campbell (Tarpon Springs, Fla.), Ethan Frith (Summit, Miss.), Derwin James (Haines City, Fla.), De’Andre Johnson (Jacksonville, Fla.), Jacques Patrick… Read More »

Meredian Holding Group to attend plastics conference as its largest sponsor

Biopolymer manufacturer, MHG, announced they will be the top sponsor for the 2015 Innoplast Solutions Conference, which will commence on January 28th and continue through January 30th. The conference, which will be held at the InterContinental on Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL, is centered on the theme “Bioplastics: Re-invention of Plastics via Renewable Chemicals”. During the conference, Chief… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners to meet

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Decatur County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St., with the following agenda: 7:00 PM CALL TO ORDER Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda Special Presentations: Lindsey Bell Hayes Ben Lee – Audit Report Public Participation (1) Approve Minutes of Commissioners… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 1/26

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to… Read More »

Man sentenced to 30 years over SW Georgia drug network

ALBANY — A Bronwood, Ga., man has been sentenced to federal prison in connection with distribution of more than 500 kilograms of cocaine throughout Southwest Georgia, including Donalsonville and Bainbridge.   Nolberto Martinez, also known as “Negro,” age 31, was sentenced Thursday to serve 30 years (360 months) in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent… Read More »

DPS Awarded Grant for New DUI Investigation Technology

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Department of Public Safety has been awarded a grant to receive an Intoxilyzer 9000 for the 2015 grant year by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). This year’s award was $8,400. The Intoxilyzer 9000, manufactured by CMI Inc., is used for breath testing during DUI investigations and measures alcohol concentrations in breath samples.… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 1/22 to 1/24

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Jan. 22, 2014 and Jan. 24, 2015, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Akeem Darrell Miller, 17, 100 S. Sims St., Bainbridge, entering automobile with intent to commit theft (five counts), loitering or prowling, theft by taking (misdemeanor); T. Miller, BPS; Jacquell Paramore, 103 Doerun Place, Bainbridge,… Read More »

Grammy Award-winning quartet to perform at BSC next month

For fans of American roots music and the film, O Brother Where Art Thou, Bainbridge State College is pleased to announce its next performance in the second annual Carter Arts & Lecture Series lineup. The Fairfield Four, a multiple Grammy Award winning traditional African American spiritual and gospel quartet, will perform as part of this season’s second annual… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Wanted List: Jonathan Barden and Rashad James

Walter Jonathan Barden is wanted in connection with THEFT BY SHOPLIFTING and a PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT. For additional details, click on the wanted poster. If you have information about the whereabouts of WALTER JOHNATHAN BARDEN, please contact Bainbridge Public Safety at 229-248-2038.   Last week’s Wanted Poster: WANTED by Bainbridge Public Safety: RASHAD DERRELL JAMES Black, Male Age… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 1/23

Jeremiah 17:7 But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. Isaiah 26:3-4 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal. Psalm 62:6 He alone is my rock and my… Read More »