Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 07/31 to 08/01

The following arrests and citations, occurring between July 30, 2014 and August 1, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Robert Lee Vicks III, 30, 104 Lucy St., Thomasville, Ga., probation violation; T. Mock, BPS; Esthela Contrera Altamirano, 37, Beaverton, Ore., reckless conduct (misdemeanor); R. Day, BPS; Fred Barber, 52, 112 E. Louise St., Bainbridge, probation violation, headlights required, driving while license withdrawn; T. Miller,… Read More »

Southern Football Report Preseason Top 25 – Team #16

#16 – Wisconsin Badgers Madison, Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium (80,321) 2013 Record: 9-4 (6-2) There was a lot of speculation heading into the 2013 season on how the Badgers would be under new head coach Gary Anderson but when all the dust settled, Wisconsin had won more games in Anderson’s first year than they did in Bielema’s final season. The offense kept rolling along with over 280 rushing yards per… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 8/1

Lamentations 3:22-23 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 2 Corinthians 5:7 We walk by faith, not by sight.

Where does all the trash go? Decatur County officials watch construction of new cell at landfill

This is the first of two articles about the operation of the Decatur County Solid Waste Facility off U.S. 27 South, near the Florida-Georgia border. Several “new” Decatur County commissioners toured the county’s massive landfill off U.S. Highway 27 South on Tuesday morning, and had the opportunity to watch workers putting down a plastic liner along the bottom of a large area where solid waste will be stored in the… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 07/30

The following arrests and citations, occurring between July 28, 2014 and July 30, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Thomas William Lewis, 35, 129 Dupree St., Bainbridge, aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts; T. Mock, BPS; Jewell Lee Parrish, 53, 505 Love St., Bainbridge, possession of cocaine, failure to use turn signal; R. Day, BPS; Darryl Anthony Spikes Jr., 32, 106 Dupree St., Bainbridge,… Read More »

Southern Football Report Preseason Top 25 – Team #17

#17 – Stanford Cardinal Stanford, California Stanford Stadium (50,000) 2013 Record: 11-3 (7-2) The Cardinal lost the most games in a season under head coach David Shaw in 2013… three. It has been an incredible run the past three years with Shaw at the helm and it doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon as the Cardinal continues to reel in quality recruiting classes. In 2014, the Cardinal… Read More »

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast for Thursday and Friday

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night: A 30… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 7/31

Ephesians 6:12-13 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 1 Peter… Read More »

Florida State Seminoles unveil upgraded football facilities

View photos of the latest changes to the FSU football facilities and learn about the new $250 million Champions Campaign benefitting Seminoles athletics Champions Campaign: A $250 million initiative to enhance athletic facilities, scholarships and team operating budgets.  For more information, visit A tour of the updated Florida State University football facilities:   FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher talks about the upgraded football facilities: Photos by Bradley Warren and Dustin… Read More »

Man charged in shooting death at mobile home park

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office has charged William Leroy Wimberly, 48, on suspicion of murder and three other charges in connection with a shooting Tuesday night at the Shady Acres Mobile Home Park in Bainbridge. According to Captain Gale Bowyer of the Sheriff’s Office, Wimberly was formally charged Wednesday afternoon with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of… Read More »

Decatur County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting death

Please see our updated story about charges filed in connection with this case.   The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man at a mobile home park in Bainbridge on Tuesday night. Shortly after 11 p.m., Decatur-Grady E-911 received a call of a disturbance at the Shady Acres mobile home park, located near the intersection of Whigham Dairy Road and Old Whigham Road in… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 7/30

2 Timothy 1:7-8 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 1 John 2:28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety responds to kitchen fire on Louise Street

Bainbridge Public Safety officers responded to a kitchen fire at 402 Louise Street at approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29. The residents were home when the fire started in the rear of the home, BPS Director Eric Miller said. Firefighters removed some of the kitchen cabinets and other items from the kitchen to keep the fire from spreading, at the same time spraying water to put the fire out.… Read More »

Popular Christian rock band Skillet to perform at Wild Adventures August 9

We as Human to perform at 7:00 PM with Skillet taking the stage at 8:00 PM. Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee. Their high energy performances always please fans with No. 1 radio hits like “American Noise” and Sick of It.” General concert seating is included with a 2014 Season Pass or park admission. Reserved seats are an additional cost to park admission and are… Read More »

Georgia girl, 9, hit by plane on beach dies

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: It was supposed to be a family trip to the beach to celebrate a wedding anniversary. But on Tuesday, a Georgia family lost its second member to the unimaginable: An airplane crash-landed on a Florida beach, striking a father and daughter. The 9-year-old girl hit by the plane while on the beach with her father has died, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Oceana Irizarry,… Read More »

Southern Football Report Preseason Top 25 – Team #19

#19 – Florida Gators Gainesville, Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548) 2013 Record: 4-8 (3-5) The Florida Gators began the 2013 season pretty well, only losing to a very good Miami team on their way to a 4-1 start before the wheels fell off the wagon and the Gators lost 7 straight games including three in The Swamp, a feat that hadn’t happened since 2010 and for those of you… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 7/29

Acts 1:11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring… Read More »

Summertime is a Great Time to Wet A Line for Catfish

Anytime is a great time to go fishing, as most anglers already know. However, fishing for catfish is a summertime tradition. Experienced angler, newbie or just the casual fisherman can find fantastic cat-fishing opportunities in Georgia. “Anglers who enjoy catching catfish have plenty of places to choose from in Georgia,” says John Biagi, chief with the Wildlife Resources Division Fisheries Management Section. “There almost certainly is a local place near… Read More »

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Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west northwest in the evening. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around… Read More »