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 »

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 »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 9/16 to 9/17

The following arrests and citations, occurring between September 16, 2014 and Sept. 17, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Tarrance Lakeith Allen, 32, 215 Decatur Street, Bainbridge, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; C. Nix, BPS; Roderick Demario Anderson, 36, 208 Gribben St., Thomasville, Ga., possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, deposit account fraud; C. Nix, BPS; Austin Dean Ellis, 24, 108 Hubert… Read More »

Bainbridge Bikefest 2014 kicks off Wednesday and continues through Saturday

Bainbridge Bikefest 2014 is underway at the Bikefest Grounds on Pondtown Road in Decatur County, with four days of music and motorcycling activities planned. Many bikers are expected to arrive in Bainbridge to attend the annual music and motorcycling festival, which raises money for local and regional charities. Karaoke on the Bikefest main stage begins Wednesday’s opening day. Thursday night will feature the bands Speshees and ELI. (You can hear… Read More »

Bainbridge City Council approves FY 2015 budget

The Bainbridge City Council has approved its budget for its 2015 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. The proposed general fund budget for the upcoming fiscal year is about $9.3 million dollars, making up the largest single portion of the $19 million budget. Bainbridge City Manager Chris Hobby said the budget is largely a continuation of the 2014 budget. He said the city has been operating in the red the… Read More »

FSU’s Jameis Winston to sit out first half of Saturday’s game vs. Clemson

JOINT STATEMENT BY FLORIDA STATE INTERIM PRESIDENT DR. GARNETT S. STOKES AND DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS STAN WILCOX 9-17-2104 As the university’s most visible ambassadors, student-athletes at Florida State are expected to uphold at all times high standards of integrity and behavior that reflect well upon themselves, their families, coaches, teammates, the Department of Athletics and Florida State University. Student-athletes are expected to act in a way that reflects dignity and… Read More »

Southern Football Report: Week 3 Superlatives

Week 3 of college football had it all: a top ten upset, tight conference games, thrilling overtime games, blowouts, shutouts, disappointments and one team who decided to kickoff at the start of each half. Yeah way to go Texas. Here are the Week 3 superlatives! MVP – UCLA QB Jerry Neuheisel – The sophomore quarterback was asked to replace one of the top quarterbacks in the country, against one of… Read More »

Want to win this $200 entertainment center for your home? Enter to win!

Hi-Tech Living has a great selection of furniture, computers and electronics in Camilla, GA and online at They’re offering Southwest Georgians a chance to win a stylish home entertainment center valued at $200! No purchase is necessary – to be eligible to win, all you have to do is visit and create a free, no-strings-attached account at their website. While you’re there, why not check out some of… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 9/17/14

Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. No related posts.

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