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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 »

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 »

Decatur County millage increase will total 4.13 mills; hearings to be held in September

At their Tuesday meeting, Decatur County commissioners approved their 2015-2016 budget and officially announced how much the millage rate will increase for county taxpayers. Former interim county administrator Perry Henry said that overall county spending has not increased much in the last year, and explained that the millage rate increase, which will affect property taxes, was mostly due… Read More »

Southern Football Report Preseason Poll: #7 Alabama Crimson Tide

There aren’t many programs in college football that can finish the regular season with only one loss, win the conference, earn a berth in the College Football Playoff yet still have the season deemed a failure. The Crimson Tide never left the top ten last season and begin the 2015 season in the top ten of every poll… Read More »

Southern Football Report Stadium Countdown: #3 Clemson Memorial Stadium

Clemson Memorial Stadium Built – 1941 Capacity – 81,500 Record Capacity – 86,092 (1999) Regardless of what you think of the football team, it’s hard not to acknowledge to the pageantry that surrounds Clemson Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina, on game days. There is so much going on around ‘Death Valley’ that sometimes it’s hard to keep… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 8/26

Lamentations 3:22-23 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all… Read More »

Grady County schools receive $52,000 in laptops ordered by scammer

Chris Guest, the IT professional who manages computers for Grady County Schools, knew something was up when 20 boxes from Dell showed up at Cairo High School–each box contained a much fancier laptop than what the school system normally purchases. Here’s how the Cairo Messenger told the story: Cairo High School received an unexpected delivery of $52,000 worth… Read More »

911 call leads Bainbridge police to find pot, gun and ammo

Bainbridge Public Safety officers responding to a 911 call about an attempted home burglary wound up arresting one of the residents on a marjiuana charge. According to BPS, officers were dispatched to 104 Love Street on Saturday evening at around 6:30 p.m. The 911 caller said they saw 3 men attempting to break into their residence; the caller… Read More »