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 »

Scripture of the Day, 10/21

Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Jeremiah 17:7 “But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. No related posts.

Decatur County to replace million-mile semi truck used by road department

Decatur County Commissioners recently approved buying a used semi-trailer truck to replace one belonging to the county’s Public Works Department that has more than a million miles of use. Up until last week, Decatur County Public Works had two semi-trailer trucks at is disposal: a MAC truck with 733,000 miles and a GMC truck with more than a… Read More »

Bainbridge City Council to meet Tuesday

The Bainbridge City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in its chambers at City Hall, 101 S. Broad Street, with the following agenda: I. INVOCATION and PLEDGE TO THE FLAG II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF REGULAR SESSION – September 16, 2014 III. RECOGNIZE VISITORS AND DELEGATIONS IV. PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION – Purple Heart City… Read More »

Two FSU players among ACC’s football players of the week

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Pitt leads the way with three student-athletes honored as Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week. Two student-athletes from Florida State, North Carolina and Syracuse were recognized.   Pitt’s strong play on defense and special teams in last Thursday night’s 21-16 Coastal Division win over Virginia Tech was reflected in the selections for… Read More »

Kari Byron brings science fun, TV tales to Kirbo Center audience

Kari Byron, former host of Mythbusters and host of Head Rush, blasted her way into Bainbridge State College on Thursday evening. Byron surprised guests by appearing during the science experiment demonstrations conducted by BSC Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Eric Dueno and a team of his students. She participated by being Dueno’s assistant for one of his explosion experiments,… Read More »