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Two teens arrested and charged with breaking into cars

  Bainbridge Public Safety arrested a 17-year-old and a juvenile in connection with five auto break-ins that happened Thursday night. Akeem Darrell Miller, 17, of 100 S. Sims St., Bainbridge, was arrested and charged with five counts of entering auto with intent to commit theft, loitering or prowling and misdemeanor theft by taking. BPS also took a juvenile… Read More »

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Prisoner escapes work detail, captured after brief car chase

A Decatur County Prison inmate has been captured in Bainbridge after escaping from a work detail just after noon on Thursday, Jan. 22. According to Warden Elijah McCoy, Daniel Lozano, 22, of Attapuglus, Ga., was picking up litter with other inmates off Mills Road, north of Bainbridge off Georgia 97 North. Lozano picked up a beer bottle in a… Read More »

Decatur County lifts ban on City of Bainbridge using county landfill

Decatur County commissioners made a peace offering of sorts to City of Bainbridge officials on Tuesday night when they unanimously voted to lift the ban on Bainbridge municipal garbage going to the Decatur County Landfill. Back in April 2014, when the City of Bainbridge decided to start sending its garbage to a landfill in Campbellton, Fla., instead of… Read More »

Biopolymer Manufacturer MHG Appoints Director of Materials Technology

MHG, the holding company for innovative biopolymer entities Meredian Inc. and DaniMer Scientific, are pleased to announce that Michael N. Mang has joined the company and will be taking on the role of Director of Materials Technology. Mang joins the team with more than twenty eight years of experience in the polymer industry, including developing commercial scale processes… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 1/28

Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in… Read More »

Police: burglar spooked by homeowner; wanted man arrested; woman charged after running over men with car

A homeowner interrupted a burglary in progress on Tuesday afternoon in a neighborhood off Vada Road in Bainbridge, according to police. A resident of Cumberland Court returned home and discovered his back door cracked, a busted out window where the suspect had apparently entered the home, said Major Robert Humphrey, chief investigator with Bainbridge Public Safety. Additionally, a… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 1/23 to 1/27

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Jan. 23, 2014 and Jan. 27, 2015, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Ronald Dewayne Taylor, 44, 3606 Seminole Ave. Apt. B-103, Fort Myers, Fla., probation violation-original charge theft by taking, probation violation-original charge possession of cocaine, SO; Renaldo Maundrel Walker, 30, 1560 Summer Hill Road Lot… Read More »

Lake Seminole Fishing Report for January 27, 2015

The bass are starting to get grouped up in schools all over Lake Seminole as they are getting ready to get into their prespawn mode. With all the grass on the lake dying back, it’s hard to beat a lipless crank bait or a suspended jerk bait. Use your Lowrance Down Scan to find submerged grass flats. A… Read More »

Jones-Wheat and West Bainbridge elementary students can sign up for telehealth clinics

Memorial Health Care is ready to begin enrollment for the Decatur County Telehealth program. The Telehealth program is for children that attend Jones Wheat or West Bainbridge Elementary in Decatur County.  If any parents are interested in enrolling their children to participate in the Decatur County Telehealth program, they should attend one of the sessions shown on the… Read More »

Sowegalive Film Review: Boyhood

Usually film reviews are reserved for movies that have recently been released into theaters but since its Oscar season, I decided to break that code with Boyhood. Directed by visionary director Richard Linklater, Boyhood is the story of a young man who grew from a child into adulthood and how he dealt with the usual things that most… Read More »

Deal: Tyson Foods to create 500 jobs in Dooly County

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Tyson Foods, Inc., one of the world’s largest producers of chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods, will expand in Vienna, creating 500 jobs and investing $110 million over the next year. “Tyson Foods’ decision to expand in Georgia underscores how our No. 1 business climate and highly skilled workforce keeps leading companies… Read More »

Low commodity prices highlight Ag Forecast event

By Clint  Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences One of the state’s leading counties in row crop production received bleak news about commodity prices during a 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast event held Thursday, Jan. 22. More than 200 regional farmers and industry personnel gathered at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center for… Read More »

Brooks, Allen Retire from Farm Credit Board after Combined 60 Years of Service

Bainbridge, GA – Bobby J. Brooks, who has served Southwest Georgia Farm Credit as a member of its Board of Directors since 1981, and T. E. “Gene” Allen, III, who has served since 1989, attended their final board meeting yesterday and were honored for their service to the Association. Both are retiring when their terms officially end on… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 1/27

Deuteronomy 30:19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be… Read More »

News Around South Georgia: Blakely death investigated; Bodies of missing Atlanta couple found in McRae

Blakely death being investigated Early County Sheriff’s investigators are looking into the suspicious death of a Blakely, Ga., man. 57-year-old Lonnie Butler was found lying on North Washington Street in Blakely last Friday. He had suffered several injuries to his head and died Sunday at a Dothan, Ala. hospital. Investigators are waiting to the autopsy to help them… Read More »

Staff Reports

Florida State Announces Eight Early Enrollees for Football

The eight-member class includes five players ranked among the nation’s Top 100     TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State welcomed its strongest group of early enrollees ever this month as Class of 2015 signees Calvin Brewton (Miami, Fla.), George Campbell (Tarpon Springs, Fla.), Ethan Frith (Summit, Miss.), Derwin James (Haines City, Fla.), De’Andre Johnson (Jacksonville, Fla.), Jacques Patrick… Read More »

Meredian Holding Group to attend plastics conference as its largest sponsor

Biopolymer manufacturer, MHG, announced they will be the top sponsor for the 2015 Innoplast Solutions Conference, which will commence on January 28th and continue through January 30th. The conference, which will be held at the InterContinental on Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL, is centered on the theme “Bioplastics: Re-invention of Plastics via Renewable Chemicals”. During the conference, Chief… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners to meet

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Decatur 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: Lindsey Bell Hayes Ben Lee – Audit Report Public Participation (1) Approve Minutes of Commissioners… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 1/26

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to… Read More »