Public invited to Saturday open house at recently renovated Bainbridge City Hall

Bainbridge and Decatur County citizens are invited to get an up-close view inside the recently renovated Bainbridge City Hall on Saturday, Sept. 20. The open house at City Hall will be held Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 101 S. Broad Street in downtown Bainbridge. Renovation of City Hall was completed in Spring 2013; it took about a year to overhaul three buildings owned by the City of… Read More »

Heavy rain and lightning in Southwest Georgia Tuesday afternoon


Bearcats take on the Yellowjackets and other high school football games on our radio stations this Friday

The Bainbridge Bearcats and the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets will write another chapter in a heated region rivalry. The game between these two usually have region title implications on the line. The Bearcats travel to Thomasville in hopes of putting themselves in the driver seat to advance to the region championship game. This game will be aired on Live 101.9 WBGE Friday, September 19th at 7 p.m. Kickoff is… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 9/15 to 9/16

The following arrests and citations, occurring between September 15, 2014 and Sept. 16, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Jim Elijah Cooper, 62, 701 Foundry Street, Bainbridge, possession of cocaine; M. Esquivel, BPS; Shalisa Lynetta Williams, 26, 705 Foundry Street, Bainbridge, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce); M. Esquivel, BPS; Elliot Ronrigus Emanuel, 40, 911 Cheney St.,… Read More »

Recent Southwest Georgia Food Facility Inspections – August 13 to September 15

The Decatur County Environmental Health Department reported the following inspections in Bainbridge: Beef O’Brady’s, 1408 Tallahassee Highway Suite J, 93, A, 9/12; Five Star China Buffet, 1400 E. Shotwell Street, 91, 09/04; Laredo Grill of Bainbridge, 1411 Tallahassee Highway, 94, 09/12; Memorial Hospital and Manor, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, 96, A, 9/15; Sonic Drive-In of Bainbridge, 711 E. Alice St., 94, 09/04; Uncle Bill’s Pizzeria, 112 Shotwell Street, 100, 09/02;… Read More »

No. 1 Noles Primed ACC Clash with Clemson; ESPN Game Day coming to Tallahassee

The Seminoles and No. 22 Clemson Tigers will play in the ABC primetime slot with ESPN College GameDay on site for the third consecutive year   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The bye week is over and No. 1 Florida State’s preparation for No. 22 Clemson is full speed ahead. The Seminoles host the Tigers on Saturday at 8 p.m. in a game that will be televised on ABC. “(I’m) anxious to… Read More »

Southern Football Report: Week 3 Winners & Losers

Week 3 in college football was an interesting one even though we only had one game between ranked opponents, there was plenty of drama on Saturday. Here are Week 3’s winners and losers: WINNERS Cincinnati Bearcats – We had to wait two weeks before getting our first look at the 2014 Bearcats and it was worth it. Journeyman quarterback Gunner Kiel looked the part throwing for 418 yards and 6… Read More »

County health departments begin offering seasonal flu vaccine

Southwest Public Health District’s 14 county health departments are now offering seasonal influenza vaccinations, says District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “This year for the first time we are offering high-dose vaccine for patients 65 and older along with flu shots and the nasal spray form of the vaccine,” Grant said. “All health departments take walk-in patients for immunizations,” she said. “Along with accepting cash, our staff is happy to… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 9/16/14

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Romans 8:27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit… Read More »

Sheriffs around Georgia rally in support of officers shot on duty

Decatur County  GA Sheriff Wiley Griffin was one of several Georgia sheriffs who went to a hospital in Macon, Ga., this weekend to comfort the family of two Monroe County, GA, Sheriff’s deputies shot in the line of duty on Saturday, Sept. 13. Sheriff Griffin, who is the current president of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association, was notified Saturday evening that the two deputies–Jeff Wilson and Michael Norris–were shot after they… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 9/12 to 9/15

The following arrests and citations, occurring between September 11, 2014 and Sept. 12, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Andre B. Gilyard, 19, 909 Wisteria Drive, Bainbridge, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce); K. Williams, BPS; Learned Reese, 63, 715 E. Water St., Bainbridge, driving without a license, improper stopping, open container; K. Williams, BPS; Vicente Betancourt, 23, 105 Jackie Lane, Alamo, Texas, driving… Read More »

Muddy Buddy Fun Run is this Saturday in Bainbridge

The Muddy Buddy Fun Run for kids aged 7-14 will be held at the Bill Reynolds Sports Park in Bainbridge on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 9:30 a.m. The cost to register is $30 per child; the deadline to register is Tuesday, Sept. 16 and there will be no registration on the day of the race. Kids who participate will take on 20 crazy obstacles, some of them muddy, over a… Read More »

Bainbridge City Council to meet Tuesday

The Bainbridge Mayor and City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in their chambers at City Hall, 101 S. Broad Street, with the following agenda: Recognize Visitors and Delegations Consideration of Street Closure Request from St. Joseph Catholic Church Consideration of Street Closure Request from Downtown Development Authority Public Hearing – Bypass Sign Ordinance Consideration of Land Transfer – Commodore Industrial Park Consideration of Supplemental Contract… Read More »

Deal: All Georgia counties named “Camera-Ready”

Economic impact of the film and television industry hits $5.1 billion, Governor says   Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program is the first of its kind in the nation, making Georgia the leader in offering a… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 9/15/14

James 1:6-7 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; Ephesians 4:14-15 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the… Read More »

Decatur County’s Maggie Bridges featured during live broadcast of Miss America pageant

A personal message from Maggie (posted on Instagram): Words cannot even express how full my heart is right now. My Miss America experience has been more than I could have ever asked for or imagined. I love my class, my fans, friends and family who all supported and loved me through this journey! It’s been a wild ride, but I’m so excited to head back to Georgia in the morning… Read More »

Brennan Leathers

Deer Hunters Need a 2014-15 Deer Harvest Record Before Heading to the Woods

Don’t forget to print a new deer harvest record and have it with you as you head to the woods on the opening day of deer season, reminds the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “A deer harvest record is good only for a single hunting season, so hunters need to be sure to print a new harvest records for each deer season,” said Charlie Killmaster, state deer… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 9/11 to 9/12

The following arrests and citations, occurring between September 11, 2014 and Sept. 12, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Lance Dwight Cotton, 23, 104 Edgewood Drive, Bainbridge, theft by shoplifting, probation violation; D. Heard, BPS; Michael Rashad Jones, 19, 1133 Anderson St., Bainbridge, probation violation-original charge driving without a license, obstruction; K. Ellison, BPS; Tabitha Powell, 17, 1026 Sharpe St., Bainbridge, probation violation-original charge resisting… Read More »

Bainbridge police chief says officers are vigilant as attempted business burglary, car break-ins continue

Bainbridge Public Safety Director Eric Miller spoke with Jesus and Jammin’ co-host Kevin Dowdy on Live 101.9 FM Friday morning about the continued rash of vehicle break-ins and said his officers are working closely with the Decatur County Sheriff’s office to find the person or persons responsible. Miller’s acknowledgement that recent property thefts have increased comes as an attempted burglary was reported at Godwin’s Jewelers, a Shotwell Street business, early… Read More »