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Decatur County to pay another employee’s attorney fees but will revise legal defense policy

At their Tuesday meeting, Decatur County commissioners voted to pay $5,000 for the legal defense of a former county employee charged with forgery in the first degree. Camilla attorney Jami Lewis had sent county commissioners an invoice for $5,000, for which she would represent former Sheriff’s Office employee Rachel Trolinger. Lewis said the $5,000 is her retainer for representing… Read More »

Grace Christian’s cross country and volleyball teams have great seasons

Grace Christian Academy’s boys cross country teams were runners-up at the Georgia Independent Schools Association state meet on Oct. 25. Grace Christian’s girls cross country team finished fourth at the state meet. Congratulations to Talique and Gimantre Dudley and Perra Harrell for making the All-State Team. Boys team members are Talique Dudley, Gimantre Dudley, Austin Lambert, Blake Holley,… Read More »

Calvary Lions’ Annual Mule Day is Saturday

Only about 200 people call Calvary home, but on the first Saturday of November, every year, Calvary’s population grows up to between 60,000 and 90,000 (not counting mules). The reason for this – Calvary Lions Club annual Mule Day Festival. Proceeds of which go to Lions Sight programs and local charities. Enjoy a big parade with mules, horses… Read More »

Bainbridge City Council to hold town hall meeting Tuesday

The City of Bainbridge is announcing that a Townhall Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 for the purpose of providing information to, and taking questions from, city taxpayers concerning the on-going Service Delivery debate with the Decatur County Board of Commissioners. This informational session will take place during the regular City Council meeting beginning at… Read More »

Gasoline closes in on $3 per gallon

(WASHINGTON) The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.04 per gallon, the lowest mark since December 27, 2010. Today’s price is six cents less than one week ago and twenty-five cents less than one year ago. The national average has now dropped for 32 consecutive days for a total of 30 cents per gallon. Gas prices… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 10/31

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. No… Read More »

Your Southwest Georgia Weekend Weather Forecast

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 40. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a northwest wind 15 to… Read More »

Spooky fun in store for kids, teens and adults this Halloween

Did you know you can get scared silly, trick-or-treat and show off your Halloween costumes right here in Bainbridge? There’s all kinds of Halloween activities going on this weekend in Bainbridge. The Haunted House at the Decatur County Fair will offer scary fun for kids on Thursday and Friday nights, with the fairgrounds open at 6 p.m. both nights.… Read More »

New businesses, jobs arrive in downtown Bainbridge

Nineteen new businesses have opened up in downtown Bainbridge over the past 12 months, creating an estimated 60 jobs, according to Amanda Glover, executive director of the Bainbridge Downtown Development Authority. (Only two businesses closed during that time, for a net gain of 56 jobs.) The activity is evident to anyone who takes a few minutes to walk… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 10/29 to 10/30

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Oct. 28, 2014 and Oct. 29, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Christopher Jenkins, 800 James St., Bainbridge, parole violation-original charge theft by taking, SO; David Josey, 785 Old Eldorendo Road, Brinson, DUI, SO; Chrystal Eidson, 952 Hatcher Road, Brinson, DUI, SO; Kyle Persing, 782 Georgia Highway… Read More »

Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Georgians That Early Voting Ends Friday, October 31st

Atlanta- Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians that in person early voting will end Friday, October 31st. To locate early voting locations in your county, visit http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov. Early voting in Decatur County is going on at the County Fairgrounds. Early voting in Seminole County is taking place at the County Courthouse. Absentee ballots must be… Read More »

Deal: Schools statewide awarded $37 million technology grant

Connections for Classrooms funds will help implement digital learning, improve student achievement Gov. Nathan Deal today announced 103 local education authorities will be awarded more than $36.7 million from the Connections for Classrooms, a collaborative funding effort between the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and the One Georgia Authority (OGA) to… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 10/30

James 3:5-6 Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 10/28 to 10/29

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Oct. 28, 2014 and Oct. 29, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Andrew Diego, 168 Jean Drive, Bainbridge, probation violation (Mitchell County SO charge) Tevin Gaines, 108 Dupree St., probation violation-original charge possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, SO; Tiffany Ramer, 3751 Phil Spooner Road, Donalsonville,… Read More »

No. 2 Florida State Faces Louisville in Thursday Night Clash

The undefeated Seminoles meet the nation’s top-ranked defense TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 2 Florida State travels to Louisville to face the Cardinals on Thursdaynight (7:30 p.m., ESPN) at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said he expects the Seminoles to be prepared for the nationally-televised game following four consecutive days of practice at the… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 10/29

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who… Read More »

AT&T gives donation to BSC Foundation to help students succeed

AT&T recently made a donation to the Bainbridge State College Foundation to help ensure the success of the students and their future. Courtney Brinson, AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs, said, “We are pleased to support Bainbridge State College. The programs are so worthwhile for the students and we want to help make sure that students succeed. The… Read More »