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Mosely asks ‘Why?’ after beloved bird dog shot by neighbor

Butch Mosely, who lives and hunts near the town of Climax on eastern Decatur County, is upset after his beloved bird dog, Ace, was apparently shot to death by a neighbor. Mosely told the story of what happened in a paid advertisement published in The Bainbridge Post-Searchlight on Wednesday, April 14. Ace was a pointer dog, one of five… Read More »

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Decatur County commissioners discuss search for new county administrator

Decatur County commissioners have begun the process of looking for a new county administrator to succeed Gary Breedlove, whose resignation takes effect on April 30. Dennis Brinson, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, said an advertisement seeking applications for the position of Decatur County Administrator has been published in The Bainbridge Post-Searchlight and on Decatur County’s official website.… Read More »

New rules limit full contact during football practices in Georgia

The Georgia High School Association executive committee announced on Monday a flurry of changes that will be effective in the fall. Among them was a decree to limit full contact preseason football practices to 45 minutes per day and 135 minutes per week, and regular and postseason practices to 30 minutes per day and 90 minutes per week.… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 4/16 to 4/18

Bearcats defeat Americus-Sumter Panthers 11-2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E AMRC 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 4 BNRD 5 1 1 4 0 0 11 9 1 A fielder’s choice, a groundout by Seth Hall, an error, an RBI double by Anderson Bailey, and an error in the first inning and an RBI double… Read More »

Camilla police seek public’s help in finding two suspected drug dealers

Camilla, Ga., police are hunting for two men wanted on drug-related charges, and are asking for the public’s help. Camilla Police say Perry Hopkins is charged with selling cocaine, and Printiss Cortez Donaldson is wanted on charges of selling marijuana. Four other men were arrested back in February, after undercover agents say they made several purchases of cocaine and… Read More »

Recent Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Incident Reports

The following is a sampling of recent incidents reported by the Decatur County (GA) Sheriff’s Office. We do not list domestic incidents, out of respect for the victim’s safety, and we also redact citizens’ names and specific addresses, out of respect for their privacy. On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1522 hours, Deputy Kelly and Sgt. Williams responded… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Fugitive Friday – tattooed suspect

Bainbridge Public Safety Fugitive Friday:  SHANNON LEE BRAKE He has an active Arrest Warrant for Simple Battery He has hazel eyes 5’11” 175 lbs w/m warrant valid since August 2014 address unknown Tats on upper arms, lower legs and side torso

Scripture of the Day, 4/17

1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 4/13 to 4/16

Governor Deal: ‘Wait is over’ for families in need of cannabis oil

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed HB 1, legislation that permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat certain conditions. The law took effect immediately upon Deal’s signature. Deal signed an executive order last month instructing state agencies, physicians and law enforcement officials to prepare for the law’s enactment. “For the families enduring separation and patients suffering pain,… Read More »

Your Weekend Weather Forecast

Today Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 76. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northeast wind around 5… Read More »

Surfer-turned-poet connects with Bainbridge State College students

On Tuesday afternoon, Bainbridge State College students, staff, faculty and the community were invited to a poetry workshop and reading by acclaimed poet, Noah Blaustein. Blaustein chose to handle the workshop segment a little differently. He wanted to get to know his audience, so he had everyone in the room circle up to have a discussion. During his… Read More »

Phase 2 of Faceville/Attapulgus Road Resurfacing Complete in Decatur County

Decatur County, Georgia – April 9, 2015 – We are glad to announce the residents and travelers along Faceville/Attapulgus Road will enjoy a smoother, wider roadway! Decatur County Public Works Department completed Phase 2 of this project, which involved widening the road two feet on each side, and leveling and resurfacing 2.8 miles from the city limits of… Read More »

Early lead gives Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity victory over Americus-Sumter, 11-3

Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity jumped out to an early lead on Americus-Sumter and captured an 11-3 victory on Wednesday. Seven runs in the first three innings allowed Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity to put the game away early. A passed ball, a groundout by Seth Hall, an error, an RBI double by Anderson Bailey, and an error during the first inning… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 4/16

1 Timothy 6:6-8 But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be… Read More »

State troopers from Southwest Georgia honored by MADD Georgia

On Thursday, April 9, the Georgia Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hosted their 11th annual statewide law enforcement banquet, Golden Shield Honors, in Atlanta. With these awards, MADD recognizes law enforcement officials who stop drunk drivers, prevent underage drinking, and support victims of drunk driving crimes. Several state troopers from Southwest Georgia were among those officers recognized.… Read More »

Around Our Area: Donalsonville pedestrian killed in accident

Southwest Georgia News Pedestrian killed in early morning accident (Donalsonville News) Paula S. White was struck and fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident on the foggy morning of April 2. Commissioners hear solar electric prices (Thomasville Times-Enterprise) Thomas County commissioners got quotes on the cost to potentially power the county courthouse and E-911 building with solar power. Mitchell… Read More »

Shred your old bills etc. at First Port City Bank this Friday

There will be a Free Shredding Day on Friday, April 17th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Port City Bank branch on Tallahassee Highway.  The event is for personal shredding only. The free shredding event is part of First Port City Bank’s annual Customer Appreciation Day. Read More: What Documents Should I Shred and What Should I… Read More »

BSC students show off talents in “9 to 5” production

Two Bainbridge State College students are working from “9 to 5,” balancing the life of student and thespian. Josh Lane and Taylor Lawhorn are both full-time students as BSC who manage to find the time to give back to their community while exhibiting their educational skills and love of the stage. This weekend, they will be a part… Read More »