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Deputies arrest man on parole warrant and find meth-making kit in his backpack

On Friday, Oct. 2, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office went to arrest a man wanted on a parole warrant and wound up charging him with manufacturing meth. Decatur County Sheriff’s investigators and a Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole officer went to a home on Pineywoods Drive at around 11:30 a.m. Friday with the intent of arresting Luis… Read More »

Around Our Area: Valdosta airport back open Tuesday after suspicious package found

From WCTV: The ‘all clear’ has been given after authorities responded to a call of a suspicious package at the Valdosta Regional Airport Tuesday morning. According to Valdosta Police Department Captain Bobbi McGraw, there was nothing in the cooker and foul play is not suspected at this time. Authorities responded to the suspicious package call around 11 a.m.… Read More »

Cairo convenience store robbed Monday evening

A convenience store in Grady County was robbed Monday evening and investigators are seeking the public’s help in finding the culprits. At 7:23 p.m. Monday, three well-covered black males wearing gloves entered the Quick Buys Store at 4539 U.S. 84 East in Pine Park. One of the men was carrying a black semi-automatic handgun. “They took the clerk… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 10/6

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. — Romans 5:1-2 Thoughts on Today’s Verse…. Peace is more than the mercurial,… Read More »

Bainbridge Bearcats improve to 5-0 record; rise a spot on AJC Top 10 ranking

After defeating Americus-Sumter 38-0 on Friday night, the Bainbridge Bearcats are ranked 5th on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top 10 poll for Georgia Class AAAA football teams. Going into last week’s game, Bainbridge was #8 on the Georgia High School Sportswriters’ Top 10 poll. The sportswriters’ poll usually gets updated on Thursdays. Click here to read Bainbridge High school… Read More »

Country superstar Brad Paisley to perform free concert at FSU on Thursday

Country music superstar Brad Paisley will perform a free concert on the campus of Florida State University on Thursday, Oct. 8. Following Brad Paisley’s highly successful free concerts at four major universities drawing more than 65,000 fans, he and IMG today announced five additional dates to bring the Country Nation College Tour presented by Zaxby’s to IMG College… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 10/5

If you do not obey the LORD, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your fathers. — 1 Samuel 12:15 Devotion: Dietrich Bonhoeffer said more than 50 years ago that grace had become cheapened. I wonder what he would say today? I’m all for grace, but I’m horrified… Read More »

Reward offered after vandalism damages sports park

On Thursday night, Oct. 1, someone broke into the Concession Area of the Bill Reynolds Sports Park in Bainbridge. A cash register was damaged and a fire extinguisher was used to spray the entire area with a layer of chemicals causing destruction of property. Anyone with information about who may be responsible is asked to call Leisure Services at… Read More »

Bainbridge State College to hold active shooter drill on Oct. 9

Authorities say a 26-year-old gunman killed nine people Thursday at Umpqua (UHMP’-kwah) Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, about 180 miles south of Portland. Umpqua Community College has about 3,000 students. It may be timely then that local law enforcement officials will conduct training to respond to any similar situations, if they were to happen locally. Bainbridge State College… Read More »

Bainbridge students to gather and share at Fields of Faith event

Students from Bainbridge Middle School and Bainbridge High School will be coming together on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Centennial Field at 6:30 to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the Ninth Annual National Fields of Faith event. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 500 locations throughout the nation on this… Read More »

Bainbridge Bearcats hold steady on Top 10 football polls

The Bainbridge Bearcats are currently ranked No. 6 on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s list of the Top Ten teams in Class AAAA, and the Bearcats are at No. 8 on the Georgia Sportswriters’ Association Top 10 poll for AAAA. The Bainbridge High School varsity football team face off against the Americus-Sumter Panthers on Friday night, and both players and… Read More »