Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 07/21 to 07/24

The following arrests and citations, occurring between July 22, 2014 and July 24, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Derrick Dewayne Battle, 30, 475 S. Henry St., Camilla, cruelty to children (third degree), simple assault, SO; Tyisha Vonshay Fleming, 25, 1077 Pine Grove Road, Whigham, Ga., theft by taking, SO; Laquita Renae Fleming, 23, 1503 John Collins Road Apt. E4, Pelham, theft by receiving… Read More »

Colquitt’s T.T. Barber excelling in college football at Middle Tennessee State

Middle Tennessee State University Linebacker T.T. Barber is set to have a huge impact for his Blue Raiders this fall. The Colquitt, Georgia, native was nominated as not only Pre-season First-Team All-Conference USA, but also received the honor of being listed in the Pre-season Lombardi Award Watch. The award is given to the nation’s top collegiate Down Lineman or Linebacker. Barber, who wears jersey #38, turned out to be a… Read More »

Free beginner’s tennis clinic among upcoming events at Bainbridge Tennis Center

    The Bainbridge Tennis Center will soon host a free beginner’s tennis clinic. We will be serving up some fun as your learn to play. Free to 18 and older. Come out August 11, 18, 25, and September 8th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and join in the fun!       A regional junior tennis championship will be held at the Bainbridge Tennis Center on September 6-7.      … Read More »

Southern Football Report Preseason Top 25 – Team #22

#22 – Arizona Wildcats Tucson, Arizona Arizona Stadium (56,037) 2013 Record – 8-5 (4-5) Wildcat Head Coach Rich Rodriguez enters his 3rd year in Tucson and is ahead of schedule after back-to-back 8-5 seasons. The 2013 Wildcat squad will definitely miss departed running back Ka’Deem Carey (1885 yards, 19 TD’s in 2013) but redshirt freshman Pierre Cormier is slated as the replacement and he has some very big shoes to… Read More »

Bainbridge State College to host Canola Institute

Bainbridge State College, in partnership with the Development Authority of Bainbridge and Decatur County, will host a Canola Institute on Friday, August 8, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center. This half-day workshop is designed to inform and discuss the demand and marketing opportunities of canola and canola oil.  New and veteran canola producers, along with agriculture industry members, are encouraged to attend and join the… Read More »

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast for Thursday and Friday

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Thursday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south southwest… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 7/23

Genesis 18:14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.” Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Romans 4:21 Being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Luke 17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase… Read More »

Bainbridge property taxes to rise by 54.31 percent; City Council to hold hearings

News Release The City of Bainbridge has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 54.31 percent. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase. The public hearings will be held at 101 South Broad Street in the City Hall Council Chambers. The first public hearing will be at 10 a.m. on July 30, 2014, the second at 4… Read More »

Dr. Ovidiu Popa leaving Bainbridge Memorial Hospital

News Release Effective August 1, 2014, Dr. Ovidiu Popa will no longer be employed by Memorial Hospital and Manor, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. Be assured that we have taken all of the necessary steps to ensure continuous and uninterrupted care for those patients currently being treated by Dr. Popa. We will have a Board Certified OB/GYN, Dr. Cathy Bagley, available in Dr. Popa’s current… Read More »

Meredian Inc. and DaniMer Scientific Merge Under Meredian Holdings Group Inc.

Companies merge to help produce sustainable, renewable and biodegradable resources BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — Meredian Inc., the world’s largest producer of PHA and DaniMer Scientific, an international corporation focusing on the development of sustainably produced, renewable and biodegradable resources, have merged under a wholly-owned subsidiary Meredian Holdings Group Inc. “This merger took months of planning, approvals and precise execution. We have been able to consolidate and get rid of every class… Read More »

Southern Football Report Preseason Top 25 Countdown – Team #23

#23 – Boise State Broncos Boise, Idaho Bronco Stadium (36,387) 2013 Record: 8-5 (6-2) If I were to tell you that a college football team was returning an 1800-plus yard passer who threw 16 touchdown passes and ran in for 6 more, a running back who rushed for 1400-plus yards and 18 touchdowns, a wide receiver who caught 12 touchdown passes for over 1100 yards and 18 of 21 of… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 7/23/14

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. James 5:8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. Don’t grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door! 2 Peter 3:11 Since everything… Read More »

Breaking: Decatur County will pay for legal fees of three Sheriff’s deputies indicted by federal grand jury

Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin said he will not ask Decatur County Commissioners to pay legal expenses for his son, Wiley Griffin IV, at this time. Speaking during the public participation portion of Tuesday night’s meeting, Sheriff Griffin said he was confident the four current and former Sheriff’s deputies indicted by a federal grand jury will be exonerated after the legal proceedings are complete. However, the Sheriff said that he… Read More »

Sheriff Griffin: I won’t ask Decatur county commissioners to pay for my son’s legal expenses

PLEASE SEE OUR UPDATED POST ON TUESDAY’S MEETING Standing room only tonight at the Decatur County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday night, the room was filled 45 minutes before the meeting started at 7 p.m. Presumably some of those present are waiting to hear commissioners discuss whether or not to pay legal expenses associated with county employees involved in a federal grand jury investigation. We will provide updates as we can… Read More »

Mayor: proposed millage rate increase will generate about $700,000 per year in revenue

If the Bainbridge City Council approves a proposed two-mill increase to the city’s millage rate, the resulting property tax collections will generate an additional $700,000 per year toward city revenue, according to Mayor Edward Reynolds. The Bainbridge City Council will hold public hearings on the proposed millage increase before taking a final vote. Reached by telephone Monday evening, July 21, Mayor Reynolds said he and the Bainbridge City Council discussed… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 07/22

The following arrests and citations, occurring between July 21, 2014 and July 22, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety: Jamar Bernard Calloway, 26, 501 Cochran Street, Cairo, Ga., obstruction of an officer (misdemeanor), simple assault; R. Day, BPS; Bernadette Peoples, 35, 1150 Calvary Road, Cairo, Ga., simple battery; R. Day, BPS; Garrett Heath Inlow, 37, 1429 Lake Drive, Bainbridge, driving while license suspended/revoked, following too closely; C. Prindle, BPS;… Read More »

BSC appoints Harrell for permanent position

Bainbridge State College President Richard Carvajal has named Lauren Harrell as permanent executive director for Institutional Advancement. This appointment follows a national search and takes effect this month. Harrell, a long-time resident of Bainbridge, has served in the role as interim executive director since November 2013. In addition to executive director of Institutional Advancement, Harrell will also serve as executive director of the BSC Foundation. “I am thrilled to permanently… Read More »

Southern Football Report Preseason Top 25 Countdown – Team #24

#24 – Northwestern Wildcats Evanston, Illinois Ryan Field (47,130) 2013 Record: 5-7 (1-7) Northwestern was a trendy pick for the Big Ten Legends title in 2013 as they opened their conference schedule at home again Ohio State and a road game at Wisconsin. The Ohio State game was billed as the biggest game in the history of the football program as both teams came in ranked in the top 20… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 7/22

John 15:4-5 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:12 My command is this:… Read More »

City of Bainbridge plans to raise millage rate to 5.575

Bainbridge, GA Mayor Edward Reynolds released a statement on Monday, July 21 saying the City of Bainbridge plans to raise its millage rate. The proposed new millage rate is 5.575 mills. The city council will have to hold public hearings and a final vote before the millage rate becomes permanent. The millage rate affects the rate at which property taxes are assessed. The current millage rate is 3.57 mills. The City of Bainbridge… Read More »