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Have an extra hundred dollars? You’ll need it when the tax bill arrives

View image | gettyimages.com Decatur County officials plan to publish several documents related to the upcoming millage rate increase, that is a result of the Service Delivery agreement between county commissioners and the Bainbridge City Council. The first is a “Notice of Property Tax Increase,” which will list how the millage rate levied by Decatur County has changed… Read More »

Recent Bainbridge Public Safety and Decatur County Sheriff’s Office incidents

Bainbridge Public Safety Incidents On Tuesday, August 25, at 10:55 p.m., Officer Cody Vaughn was patrolling west on Shotwell Street when he observed a black Nissan Altima with no headlights on. Officer Vaughn stopped the car at the corner of Lamar and Broughton streets and talked with the driver, Joseph Ausgood of Bainbridge. After admitting to smoking marijuana… Read More »

Around Our Area: Students Injured in Collision Between Dump Truck and Bus

Officials say five Florida Panhandle high school students have been taken to local hospitals after their school bus was hit by a dump truck that ran a red light. The bus, which was occupied by 22 students and a driver, flipped over onto its side and came to rest against a utility pole. Escambia County School District Superintendent… Read More »

Southern Football Report Preseason Poll: #5 Baylor Bears

Back-to-back eleven win seasons is uncharted territory for the Baylor Bears and back-to-back-to-back double digit win seasons might as well be Narnia. The Bears were one of the Big XII teams left out of the College Football Playoff in 2014 despite their 11-1 regular season record and share of the Big XII title. This season Baylor is looking… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 8/28

1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let… Read More »

Tracking Tropical Storm Erika – August 27

BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 11A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015 200 PM AST THU AUG 27 2015 …ERIKA SLIGHTLY WEAKER… SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST…1800 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…16.5N 63.8W ABOUT 160 MI…255 KM W OF GUADELOUPE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006… Read More »

Pelham City Middle School Receives National Honor – Help Send Them to Convention

Pelham City Middle School FFA has been designated as a National Outstanding Middle School Chapter Award finalist by the National FFA Organization. Pelham City Middle School FFA is one of five finalists, and will compete for overall honors at the National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Kentucky in October. To be considered for the award, Pelham City Middle… Read More »

Around Our Area: Overturned tractor-trailer blocks Highway 97 in Camilla

An overturned tractor-trailer has blocked GA HWY 97 at Camilla Airport Road, WALB-TV reports. Officials said a large load of plywood spilled over around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. The crash is under investigation by the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department and GSP. Read More and See Pictures at WALB.com City of Thomasville Planning Downtown Amphitheater THOMASVILLE, Ga. —… Read More »

First National Bank to make donation whenever Bainbridge Bearcats score touchdown

First National Bank of Decatur County CEO Brad Barber was on the “Jesus and Jammin’” radio show Thursday morning to make a surprise announcement of “Bearcat Bucks,” the bank’s way of showing extra support for the Bainbridge High School football team. Barber said every time the Bainbridge Bearcats score a touchdown this season, First National Bank of Decatur County… Read More »

Lady Bearcats softball team falls to Worth County, 4-0

Bainbridge Bearcat Softball fell to Worth Co. 4-0 on Tuesday evening in Sylvester. Worth County’s Caroline Newton got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. She pitched seven shutout innings. She struck out 13, walked none and surrendered two hits. Worth Co.’s Taylor Layfield, Brinsley Graddy and McKenzie Newell combined for five hits and… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 8/27

Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. Hebrews 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Mark… Read More »

Southern Football Report Preseason Poll: #6 Michigan State Spartans

I know that it’s difficult to say that an 11-2 season is better than a 13-1 season but that’s exactly what the 2014 season was for the Michigan State Spartans. In 2013 they finished 13-1 with the Big Ten Championship and a victory in the Rose Bowl. Last season the Spartans lost only two games all season long… Read More »

Southern Football Report Stadium Countdown: #2 Beaver Stadium

Beaver Stadium Built – 1959 Capacity – 106,572 Record Capacity – 110,753 (2002) I’m sure that Beaver Stadium’s selection as the number two stadium on the Southern Football Report Stadium Countdown is a shocker to some but turn on the television on Saturdays or visit the place and your perception will change. In the days leading up to… Read More »

Tracking Tropical Storm Erika – Could Our Area See Rain?

Tropical Storm Erika, currently still out in the Atlantic, continued to head westward toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, August 26. The National Weather Service said its Hurricane Hunter weather aircraft was flying toward the storm to investigate the strength of the storm. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Erika was heading west at 17 miles… Read More »

First sign of fall? Cooler weather this weekend

Cloudy skies and cooler air will give us some late summer relief as we head toward the weekend. However, temperatures will rebound to the mid 90’s next week. We also have to keep a close eye on Tropical Storm Erika; the latest forecast tracks have it heading toward Florida’s Atlantic coast and could eventually bring rain to South… Read More »