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SW GA teams competing in Final Four of state basketball tournaments

Underdog Cairo Syrupmakers boys look to keep hope alive in Columbus Several Southwest Georgia high schools have teams playing deep into the Georgia state basketball tournaments. Pelham’s girls team will play Holy Innocents (Atlanta) at 6:30 p.m. Friday night at Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga. Seminole County’s boys team will play Vidalia at 8:15 p.m. Friday night at… Read More »

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Sheriff’s deputies help keep peace by serving arrest warrants, keeping track of sex offenders

There are a number of official duties for Georgia Sheriffs that are explicitly mentioned in the state’s Constitution. Among the most commonly performed, and most important duties, include serving court papers and executing arrest warrants issued by courts or local law enforcement. Most of the time, individuals are arrested immediately after an officer has cause to accuse them of… Read More »

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Donalsonville welcomes Bainbridge State College at Monday groundbreaking ceremony

The sun was certainly shining down on Donalsonville Monday when Bainbridge State College held the official groundbreaking ceremony for its newest educational facility in downtown Donalsonville, Ga. After years of planning and proposing, a longtime dream of Donalsonville residents who support both their community and higher education is finally coming true. On Monday, an official groundbreaking ceremony was… Read More »

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Georgia Power acquires two solar energy projects in Decatur County

ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2015 — Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of two photovoltaic (PV) solar projects totaling 99 megawatts (MW) in Georgia – the 80-MW Decatur Parkway Solar Project and the 19-MW Decatur County Solar Project – from Tradewind Energy, Inc. Both are located near Bainbridge, GA. Construction on the larger project is scheduled… Read More »

Peanut Butter and Jelly Day to take place at Georgia Capital

The Georgia peanut industry joins together to celebrate National Peanut Month in March TIFTON, Ga. — March is National Peanut Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods! The Georgia peanut industry plans to celebrate by hosting the 2015 Georgia PB&J Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. The event kicks off Tuesday morning… Read More »

Cairo outslugs Thomasville HS in 2-1 defeat

Syrupmakers lost 2-1 in seven innings at Thomasville, GA on Thursday, despite outhitting Thomasville Bulldogs three to two. Cairo’s Cage Cox got a hit in each of his two at bats. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the third inning. Emerson Hancock had an impressive outing against Thomasville HS’ lineup. Thomasville HS managed just two hits… Read More »

Seminole County varsity baseball avenges loss to Baconton, winning 7-6 in rematch

The Seminole County Indians and Baconton Charter School exchanged the lead nine times on Thursday, but Indians ended up on top with a 7-6 win in seven innings over the Blazers. Seminole County lost to Baconton in a road game on February 17. Back in Donalsonville on Thursday, Seminole County managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning,… Read More »

Bainbridge Middle School baseball survives Baconton 6-4 thanks to Sam Boutwell’s late-game heroics

Sam Boutwell drove in the go-ahead run to give Bainbridge Middle School Bearcats the lead in the sixth inning, as BMS hung on to beat Baconton 6-4 on Thursday. Bearcat Ellis Faircloth walked to get on base in the sixth. He then went from second to third on a passed ball. Bainbridge was led by a flawless day… Read More »

How to get kids to eat healthier: study encourages grocery shopping and cooking with kids

By Josie A Krogh UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Terms like “gluten-free,” “natural,” “organic” and “locally grown” are popping up all over the grocery store and in the food media. It may seem like Americans are eating healthier than ever before. In reality, only a select group of consumers are buying products that are marketed as… Read More »

Recent Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Incident Reports

The following is a summary of recent incidents reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 0555 hours, Deputy Adam Mobley responded to the 2200 block of Dothan Highway, in reference to a dog attack. On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Deputy Redell Walton was contacted at the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office in reference to… Read More »

Lake Seminole Festival to benefit Seminole County Marching Band on April 4

Save the date for fun! Saturday, April 4, 2015 is the date for the Annual Lake Seminole Festival to benefit the Seminole County Middle/High School Band! This fun filled event will be held again at Spring Creek Park Resort on beautiful Lake Seminole! This event has something for everyone! We have a fun filled day planned, packed with… Read More »

Long-time Bainbridge teacher honored with Arbor Day tree outside her school

Article and photos by Carol Heard Decatur County Government Veteran Decatur County educator Janet Mitchell was honored Friday with a dogwood tree being planted at Jones-Wheat Elementary School in Bainbridge, which also marked the county’s annual Arbor Day observation. Decatur County Keep America Beautiful and the Decatur County Board of Education chose to honor Mitchell with the tree… Read More »

Bainbridge varsity baseball comes up short in rematch vs. Leon, 5-3

Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity fell to Leon 5-3 at Leon High School. Paul Cunningham got the win for Leon. He allowed three runs over seven innings. He struck out three, walked two and surrendered six hits. Stan Long took the loss for the Bearcats. Long pitched four innings, walked two, struck out five, and allowed four runs. Leon never surrendered the… Read More »

Southwest Georgia may see heavy rain on Wednesday (Live Local Radar)

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast: Wednesday: High near 53. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Wednesday Night: Rain, mainly before 1am. Low around 41. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts… Read More »