3 Convicted In Georgia Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Trial

From the Associated Press ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A federal jury convicted the owner of a peanut plant and two others Friday in a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths. Experts say the seven-week trial in Albany, Georgia, marked the first time corporate executives and plant workers were tried in a food poisoning case.… Read More »

GA Hunters: New Deer Rut Map Available

Hunters, ever asked yourself “when does the rut happen in my part of the state?”  If so, you are in luck.  Staff with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently updated the statewide rut map (www.georgiawildlife.com/rut-map) with brand new information and it is ready for you! “Each fall, a constant question we receive at our office is ‘when is the peak of the rut?’” said Charlie Killmaster,… Read More »

Go Watch at Go Fish: New Cam Offers Look at Life Underwater

A new underwater camera at the Go Fish Education Center is streaming video of some of Georgia’s most popular sport fishing species live and in high definition. Installed in August, the Go Fish aquarium camera is transmitting from within the Piedmont Reservoir Exhibit, the largest aquarium habitat at the facility in Perry. The 15-foot-deep enclosure houses a variety of native fish species, including largemouth bass, blue catfish, crappie and bluegill.… Read More »

Mythbuster’s Kari Byron to speak at BSC next month

Bainbridge State College is pleased to announce its next speaker for the second annual Carter Arts and Lecture Series. Kari Byron, former host of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters,” will speak at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on October 16, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public with no tickets needed for entry. Even though Byron is best known as… Read More »

High School Football Scoreboard for 9/19/14

Southwest Georgia High School Football Scoreboard for 9/19/14 Related posts: Decatur County native James Butler Jr. to join Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame Donalsonville’s Bacarri Rambo expected to start for NFL’s Redskins this Sunday No. 1 Noles Primed ACC Clash with Clemson; ESPN Game Day coming to Tallahassee Florida State Grabs No. 1 Ranking in AP Preseason Poll

Two injured in Friday afternoon wreck on Shotwell Street

Two people were injured in a vehicle accident that happened at the intersection of Shotwell and Sims streets in Bainbridge at around 3 p.m. Friday, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. A gold Chrysler sedan was traveling east on Shotwell Street, while at the same time a red Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling west on Shotwell Street, Captain James Dollar of Bainbridge Public Safety said. According to Captain Dollar, the… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners to meet Tuesday night

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Office, 203 W. Broughton St., with the following agenda:   7:00 PM CALL TO ORDER Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda Special Presentations: Public Hearing – Post Award for 2014 CDBG Public Participation Approve Minutes of Commissioners Meeting held September 9, 2014. OLD BUSINESS: (1) Simmons McIntyre Ceremony (2) Cooler… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 9/18 to 9/19

The following arrests and citations, occurring between September 18, 2014 and Sept. 19, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: George Howard Gibson, 30, 940 Washington St., Bainbridge, disorderly conduct; T. Mixon, BPS; Chastain Jerome Green, 28, 1405 Donald Drive, Bainbridge, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of parks, playgrounds or housing projects; M. Esquivel, BPS; Teria Renee Herring,… Read More »

School officials concerned about changes to speed limit in front of Bainbridge High School

The Georgia Department of Transportation, as part of an annual review of posted speed limits, recently increased the speed limit on the portion of U.S. Highway 84 that runs past Bainbridge High School. The speed limit in the BHS school zone has been increased from 45 miles per hour to 55 miles per hour, and in the adjacent sections of U.S. 84 on either side of the school zone the… Read More »

Southern Football Report: Week 3 Power Rankings

Every Thursday during the college football season, I will reveal my new power rankings prior to the next week getting started. I know it’s Friday morning but as the saying goes,’better late than never’.  Keep in mind that this is not a Top 25 poll but a list of power rankings based on the previous week’s games. Here is the first set of Southern Football Report Power Rankings: 1. Oregon… Read More »

Decatur County schools receive grants for telehealth centers at two elementary schools

Memorial Hospital and Manor announces receipt of grant funding from the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth to operate a rural school-based telehealth program at Jones Wheat and West Bainbridge Elementary Schools. On September 16, 2014, The Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth announced two awards to Memorial Hospital and Manor along with Memorial Pediatrics for the periods 2014-2015 totaling $60,000 to establish school-based telehealth centers at Jones Wheat and West Bainbridge Elementary Schools in Bainbridge, Georgia.… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 9/19

Matthew 5:43-48 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise… Read More »

Bainbridge man charged with shooting death in Crisp County

Bainbridge Public Safety officers helped locate a suspect who was wanted in connection with a shooting death in Crisp County, GA. On September 12th, 20-year-old Jasperin Jaborius Armstrong was found deceased on Ferry Landing Road in Crisp County with a gunshot wound to the head. 31-year-old Rocquel Quinton Chavers of Bainbridge (pictured) was arrested in Bainbridge Tuesday and served with a warrant for his arrest out of the Crisp County… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 9/17 to 9/18

The following arrests and citations, occurring between September 17, 2014 and Sept. 18, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Jack Allen Bergbower, 44, 196 Cloverleaf Circle, Bainbridge, possession of marijuana (misdemeanor), seatbelt violation; Rogers, GSP; Brandon Synor Breedlove, 18, 1334 E. River Road, Bainbridge, entering an auto or other motor vehicle with intent of felony (1o counts); Chip Nix, BPS; Wayne Charles Holt, 67, 877… Read More »

Bainbridge teen charged with auto break-ins

Bainbridge Public Safety arrested an 18-year-old Bainbridge man early Thursday morning in connection with a string of auto break-ins on Wednesday. Brandon Synor Breedlove, 18, of 1334 E. River Road, Bainbridge, is charged with ten counts of entering an auto with intent of felony, according to the Decatur County Jail. BPS Investigator Chip Nix said there were “numerous” reports of vehicles broken into in the general area of the Decatur… Read More »

Ladies: You’re Invited to a “Celebration of Life” in support of breast cancer awareness

The Decatur County Breast Cancer Support Group is sponsoring a “In the Pink” Celebration of Life to raise community awareness for breast cancer. The Celebration of Life is Saturday, September 20 at noon in the First United Methodist Church’s J.O. Smith Building, 300 W. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge. There will be a luncheon, fashion show, door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at… Read More »

Southern Football Report: Week 4 Primer

Wednesdays during the college football season are purgatory for college football fanatics like me, at least until Week 11 when the MAC starts playing games on Wednesday nights. We’ve still got the Thursday night games but there just isn’t anything to keep us occupied, college football wise, until the weekend. This week there are some teams venturing away from the friendly confines of their home stadium for the first time… Read More »

BSC Student Government Officers create scholarship for students

Bainbridge State College Student Government Association officers have developed a scholarship based on leadership, which they have raised funds for its endowment with the help of local businesses. The SGA Scholarship is awarded once a year to a student who exemplifies leadership, an active campus life and maintains a 3.0 GPA. Alea Simmons, SGA President, said, “This scholarship is very encouraging to us. We not only want to represent the… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 9/18/14

Malachi 3:10-11 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the… Read More »

Two men arrested after marijuana found in traffic stop

Two Southwest Georgia men were arrested by Bainbridge Public Safety on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 16, after marijuana was found during a traffic stop of their car, according to an incident report. Tarrence Lakeith Allen, 32, of 216 Decatur Street, Bainbridge, and Roderick Demario Anderson, 36, of Thomasville, Ga., are both charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. After receiving a tip about possible illegal drug activity, Bainbridge… Read More »