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Decatur County asks for jury trial in response to City of Bainbridge’s petition for mediation

Decatur County commissioners have requested a jury trial in response to the City of Bainbridge’s petition that a judge appoint a mediator to resolve service delivery issues. The City of Bainbridge filed its petition on November 14, and Decatur County Commissioners filed their response on December 18. The service delivery agreements essentially spell out how core local government… Read More »

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Two arrested on drug charges after fleeing from state troopers

Two Bainbridge men were arrested Saturday night after they attempted to evade a road safety checkpoint and officers witnessed them throw drugs out of their car, according to the Georgia State Patrol. On Saturday, Dec. 13, state troopers from the Georgia State Patrol’s Colquitt, Ga., post were holding a road safety checkpoint along with Decatur County Sheriff’s deputies… Read More »

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Man sought in armed robbery at Dollar General in Bainbridge

Bainbridge Public Safety is seeking a white male who attempted to hold up a Dollar General at gunpoint on Saturday, Dec. 13, before making off with a customer’s cash. The robbery happened at about 6:05 p.m. Saturday at the Dollar General located at 616 E. Shotwell Street in Bainbridge. A man wearing a bright orange hoodie sweatshirt and… Read More »

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Community Calendar – Christmas events in Southwest Georgia

Holiday Events in Bainbridge and Southwest Georgia Want us to include your church or civic group’s holiday event on this calendar? Please send an email to brennan@live1019.com, call us at (229) 246-7776 or bring by a flyer or brochure to our Flint Media headquarters, 521 S. Scott Street in the Scott Street Shopping Plaza in Bainbridge. You can… Read More »

Dowdy Crosses 500 Bushel Threshold in Corn Yield Contest

The National Corn Growers’ Association congratulates Randy Dowdy on being the first National Corn Yield Contest entrant to achieve a verified yield of more than 500 bushels per acre. With the 400 bushel per acre threshold crossed by only six entrants over the previous years, his accomplishment sets a new bar for years to come. “While the contest… Read More »

CDC: 5 Deaths, 28 Illnesses in Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s outbreak report posted Friday, a total of 28 people infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes and five deaths have been reported in connection with commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples. The 28 ill people included in this outbreak investigation have been reported from 10 states: Arizona (4), California (1), Minnesota (4),… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 12/19

Psalm 145:9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, 1 Timothy 6:17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 12/17 to 12/18

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Dec. 17, 2014 and Dec. 18, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Martha Elaine Faircloth, 34, 1047 Wisteria Drive, Bainbridge, driving while license suspended/revoked (misdemeanor), seatbelt violation, no insurance, SO; James Wesley Hooks, 36, 145 Chapman Hall Road, Bainbridge, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute;… Read More »

Hyundai Glovis Georgia to create 190 jobs in Harris County

ATLANTA, December 18, 2014—Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Hyundai Glovis Georgia, a leading logistics services company for the automotive sector, will relocate its parts consolidation center to West Point, creating up to 190 jobs over four years. “Georgia’s booming automotive and logistics industries play critical roles in creating jobs and bringing investment to the state,” said Deal.… Read More »

Georgia State Patrol Receives H.E.A.T. Grant to Continue DUI Task Force and ALS Program

ATLANTA-The Georgia State Patrol has been awarded a traffic safety H.E.A.T. grant of almost $2.37 million from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The grant provides funding for GSP to continue the Nighthawks DUI Task Force as well as the department’s Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Program. H.E.A.T, which stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, includes the primary… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 12/18

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 12/14 to 12/17

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Dec. 14, 2014 and Dec. 17, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Sherika Levette Thomas, 26, 1202 E. Water St., Bainbridge, DUI, failure to yield right of way; H. Dean, BPS; Lonnie Baggling Jr., 20, 826 N. Russ St. Apt. B, Bainbridge, failure to appear-original charge… Read More »

Around Our Area: Southwest Georgia Health Care Premiums and Potential for Future Job Growth

Even in Southwest Georgia, Affordable Care Act signups find momentum Alice Jaye has not had health insurance for years. Though the Colquitt resident has a restaurant job, it does not pay that much and does not offer coverage. Jaye lives in the southwest corner of the state – a region that had extremely high premiums for exchange coverage… Read More »

Bainbridge Bearcats win another region game Tuesday, are now 6-1

The Bainbridge High School varsity boys basketball team defeated Thomas County Central High School by a score of 69-60 on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Scoring in double figures for the Bearcats were Tyree Crump with 19 points, Trevon Shaw with 14 points, Malik Middleton with 11 and Myles Thomas with 11. The win gives the Bearcat varsity boys a… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety officers will help children with Christmas shopping

Shop With a Cop will take place in Bainbridge on Friday, Dec. 19 (originally scheduled for Sat. Dec. 20). Officers from Bainbridge Public Safety will take children shopping with the proceeds from the Jingle Bell Jog 1-Mile Fun Run and 5K that was held last Saturday. Children will be able to purchase gifts from Wal-Mart for their family… Read More »

AAA: 98.6 Million Americans Traveling this Holiday Season, Four Percent More Than Last Year

Busy year-end holidays will be marked by more travelers than ever on record ORLANDO, Fla., (December 16, 2014) – AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of four percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last year. This upward trend marks the highest forecast… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 12/17

Mark 11:22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are… Read More »

Georgia Agriculture Forecast meeting to be held in Bainbridge on Jan. 16

By J. Merritt Melancon University of Georgia From new varieties to new technologies and markets, the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists will provide valuable insights into what 2015 will hold for agriculture, the state’s largest industry, during the 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast. The annual seminar series will be held Jan. 14-23 in Gainesville, Cartersville, Bainbridge, Lyons,… Read More »