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Sentencing for 3 Sheriff’s deputies set for December 29

Sentencing for the three former Decatur County Sheriff’s deputies convicted this past summer in federal court is scheduled for December 29. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on the morning of Dec. 29 at the federal courthouse in Albany, Ga. Originally, the sentencing hearing was scheduled for December 10. However, the attorney for Chris Kines–Kermit Dorough–filed a… Read More »

Cairo residents convicted in insurance fraud scheme

United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Michael J. Moore, today announced the convictions on Friday of three individuals in an insurance fraud scheme in federal court in Albany, Georgia, following a three and a half week long trial. Elbert Walker, Jr. a/k/a “Shula”, of Cairo, Georgia, was convicted of conspiracy to commit arson and mail,… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Decatur deputies looking for suspects in Ag Pro thefts

Decatur County Deputies are looking for two men who stole from tractor businesses Decatur County deputies are now helping with the search for a couple of North Georgia burglars because they could be connected to thefts in the South Georgia area. Conyers police chased two men driving a stolen U-haul truck containing a John Deere tractor, mower, and… Read More »

UGA pecan specialist fears Georgia’s pecan crop will not meet early projections

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells fears Georgia’s pecan crop will fail to meet initial production projections by as much as 20 million pounds. Instead of the 110 to 120 million pounds projected more than a month ago at the start of the harvest season, Georgia is now expected to produce between 90 and 100… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 11/25

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 2… Read More »

Recent Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Incident Reports

The following is a selection of incidents reported by rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division: Department of Natural Resources November 1 – November 7, 2015 Region V- Albany (Southwest) STEWART COUNTY On November 7th, Cpl. Steve Robinson encountered a father and his 16 year old son hunting. The pair were deer hunting without… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 11/23

Psalm 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Matthew 14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. Luke 24:38 And… Read More »

Florida woman arrested after Sunday afternoon police pursuit in Bainbridge

A Havana, Fla., woman was arrested Sunday, Nov. 22 in Bainbridge, GA, after she allegedly drove recklessly down Shotwell Street and refused to stop for police. According to the Decatur County Jail, 28-year-old Jasmine Douglas of Havana, Fla., is currently being held at the jail, facing 24 various charges filed by Bainbridge Public Safety. While the details of… Read More »

Friday night hit-and-run wreck causes power outage at Bainbridge football game (Updated Monday PM)

** We have updated this article to show the name of the driver and the offenses he is charged with. See last paragraph of this page. ** A two-vehicle accident that occurred Friday night on Shotwell Street in Bainbridge knocked over a utility pole, causing a power outage all the way across town at Centennial Field during the Bainbridge-Sandy Creek playoff football… Read More »

Thomas County prison escapees caught this weekend in Middle Georgia

The Thomas Co. Sheriff’s Office says the two Thomas Co. inmates who escaped from a work detail last week have been captured. 37-year-old James Waldron and 28-year-old Joshua Fountain walked off from a work detail on Boat Ramp Rd. In Thomas Co. Tuesday. Fountain was captured around 4 p.m. Friday in Telfair County, Georgia. Less than 24 hours… Read More »

GBI warns parents of sleeping with infants in the bed

View image | gettyimages.com Decatur, Georgia – Public awareness of sleep-related infant deaths in the state of Georgia is critical in preventing these deaths.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) in collaboration with the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) hope to raise awareness about the dangers of co-sleeping.  Prevention… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners to meet

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, November 24 at 7 p.m. at the Decatur County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St. in Bainbridge, with the following agenda: Consider Approval of Resolution for Georgia D.O.T. REBC (Roadside Enhancement & Beautification Council) Grant Consider Approval for FY 2017 Construction Improvement Program Consider Agreement with City of Bainbridge… Read More »

UGA shares energy efficiency tips with Georgia homeowners

After devoting years to building an energy-efficient house of the future for the University of Georgia, Craig Kvien has a better understanding of conserving and saving energy. These tips, based on his work, could help Georgia residents save money during the upcoming holiday season. “Some people think that, by ‘energy-efficient home,’ you mean putting on a jacket in… Read More »