Recent DNR Law Enforcement Reports for Southwest Georgia

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division office in Albany, Ga., reported the following incidents from August and September. To view a full list of incidents reported by DNR rangers across Georgia and see accompanying pictures, visit   CRISP COUNTY On September 6th, Cpl. Bob Holley encountered several individuals hunting doves. While checking one of… Read More »

Bainbridge convenience store robbed Wednesday morning

Early on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 22, Decatur County deputies responded to Mr. Pip’s, located at 875 Colquitt Highway in Bainbridge, in reference to an armed robbery. Two men came into the store at around 2:30 a.m. and Dep. Vincent Edmond arrived on the scene and found the two clerks/victims standing outside the store near their cars. Investigators… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners to meet Tuesday

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St., with the following agenda: 7:00 PM CALL TO ORDER Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda Special Presentations: EMS Director – Randy Williams Public Participation Approve Minutes of Commissioners Meeting held October 14,… Read More »

“Operation MasqueRAID” Targets People Trading Child Pornography

Decatur, GA – As a result of a three month proactive investigation coordinated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC) and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, 44 search warrants were executed in 31 counties today.  Law enforcement officers conducting the searches were looking for evidence of distribution of… Read More »

Bainbridge Leisure Services: we aim to improve kids’ lives

Joey Lee, the program director at Bainbridge Leisure Services, told members of the Bainbridge City Council that the recreation staff’s focus is on improving children’s lives. During during a departmental presentation at the City Council’s Oct. 21 meeting, Lee talked about how Leisure Services employees ,volunteers and participants teamed up to show a little boy how much they… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 10/22 to 10/23

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Oct. 21, 2014 and Oct. 22, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Sam Scott III, 537 Deese Road, Bainbridge, probation violation-original charge theft by taking, SO; Jonathan Siler, 816 Lincoln Lane, Cairo, Ga., driving while license suspended/revoked, DUI, SO; James Edward Glass, 40, 330 Josey Lane, Brinson,… Read More »

Southwest Georgia Food Service Inspections from Sept. 16 to Oct. 22

The Decatur County Environmental Health Department reported the following food service inspections: The Decatur / Grady Headstart, 215 School Road, Climax, 99, A, 9/18; Domino’s Pizza, 505 S. Scott St., Bainbridge, 96, A, 9/22; Great Wall, 126 N. Broad St., Bainbridge, 96, A, 10/6; Jones-Wheat Elementary, 1401 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, 100, A, 10/8; Kelley’s Country Store, 1921… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 10/23

Psalm 37:16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; Proverbs 15:16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. 1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. Luke 22:35 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you… Read More »

Fifteen BSC technical students nominated for GOAL program

Bainbridge State College is pleased to announce the 2015 GOAL Program nominees who were nominated by their instructors based on student academic achievement and personal leadership. The GOAL Program officially kicks off during the fall semester throughout the state of Georgia. The program is more than just an awards banquet. It is an event where Georgia’s business, government… Read More »

Low income home heating assistance program to begin Nov. 3

Georgia’s regular Energy Assistance Program will open on November 3, 2014, for homebound and elderly households (all adults in household must be age 65 or over or homebound). Households with individuals who have life-threatening medical conditions and who are in danger of imminent cut-off of their heating source may also apply. The program provides financial assistance to low-income… Read More »

Badcock to locate new distribution center in LaGrange

ATLANTA, October 21, 2014—Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that W.S. Badcock Corp., one of the largest privately held furniture retailers in the United States, will construct a new regional distribution center in LaGrange, investing $22 million and employing more than 100. “Badcock’s new regional distribution center is an excellent addition to Troup County,” said Deal. “This expansion is… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 10/21 to 10/22

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Oct. 21, 2014 and Oct. 22, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Shannon Diane Garcia, 37, 2966 Collins Road, Whigham, Ga., failure to appear; J. Mills, BPS; Joseph Matthew Henderson, 521 W. Broughton St., Bainbridge, DUI, adult seat belt violation; W. Landrum, BPS; Christian Byrd Hutchinson, 64,… Read More »

Mother, daughter killed in Wednesday morning crash

A mother and daughter from Climax, Ga., lost their lives early Wednesday morning when their car was struck by a tanker truck in the town of Climax in Decatur County. The accident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 and Bert Phillips Road in eastern Decatur County, according to state troopers from the Georgia State… Read More »

Downtown Street Dance is Friday night in Bainbridge featuring free concert by The Michael Miller Band!

On Friday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. head to Willis Park in downtown Bainbridge for a free concert by the Michael Miller Band, an up-and-coming country / pop band from Tallahassee, Fla. The Michael Miller Band will perform until 10:00 p.m. During the concert, visit downtown stores and restaurants for great food and shopping. To find out more about… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 10/22

Matthew 28:20 And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the world. Jude 1:24-25 To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy–to the only God our Savior be… Read More »

Bainbridge Mayor: county commissioners not making effort to cooperate

At Tuesday’s Bainbridge City Council meeting, Mayor Edward Reynolds read aloud a statement responding to Monday’s open records request by Decatur County Attorney Brown Moseley. In the statement, Reynolds expressed disappointment that in his view, Decatur County officials “choose to dodge and weave instead of talking about city residents paying county taxes for services they aren’t receiving.” Mayor… Read More »

What about that ‘wet bar’ in the Bainbridge City Manager’s office?

Lo and behold, we are about to unveil the mysteries of the “wet bar” inside the office of Bainbridge City Manager Chris Hobby’s office. Often referenced by anonymous commenters on Topix, we are going to show you what the “wet bar,” as also mentioned in an open records request sent by Decatur County Attorney Brown Moseley, actually looks… Read More »

Latest letter from Decatur County to City of Bainbridge appears to target Hobby

Note: Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds is expected to make a statement on the issues brought up below at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 21. We will update this story after the meeting. On Monday, Oct. 20, Decatur County Attorney Brown Moseley sent a new Georgia open records request to City of Bainbridge officials. The request, addressed… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 10/16 to 10/21

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Oct. 16, 2014 and Oct. 21, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Theretha Byrd, 47, 712 Paulette Street, Bainbridge, theft by shoplifting; J. Bunting, BPS; Ashley Evette Akins, 26, 712 Hall St., Bainbridge, disorderly conduct; T. McCain, BPS; Brigette Nicole Bissonnette, 33, 152 Palomino Road, Crawfordville, Fla.,… Read More »