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Bainbridge signs off on transfer of train to Kentucky town; will receive $5,000 and other considerations

Mayor Edward Reynolds and the Bainbridge City Council gave their approval to an agreement that will formally transfer ownership of Bainbridge’s historic train engine to the town of Corbin, Kentucky, where the locomotive will be used in a train museum. At the council’s previous meeting, City Councilman Luther Conyers said that if Bainbridge was willing to let the… Read More »

Bainbridge High baseball team ready to start season; some games to be broadcast on live radio

The Bainbridge High School baseball season kicks off Thursday, Feb. 12, with a scrimmage against the Valdosta Wildcats. Flint Media plans to broadcast 7 of the Bearcats’ home games on Live 101.9 FM, WBGE-Bainbridge! BHS Head Coach Brian McCorkle was recently a guest on the Jesus and Jammin’ Morning Show, heard every weekday on all six of our Southwest… Read More »

Bainbridge State College enrollment growth shared at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Bainbridge State College is seeing several positive trends in its student enrollment, according to Dr. Rodney Carr, the college’s vice president of Student Affairs. Carr spoke to a large audience at the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon, “Chamber Connect,” which is the successor to the Chamber’s monthly breakfasts. Over the past two years, student enrollment has… Read More »

Bainbridge maintains good ISO rating for fire protection

The City of Bainbridge and Bainbridge Public Safety are pleased to report the outcome of the recent Public Protection Classification survey by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISO completed an analysis of the structural fire suppression delivery system provided in Bainbridge, and Bainbridge Public Safety Chief Eric Miller is pleased to report a Public Protection Classification… Read More »

Suspect in patrol car theft arrested; motive still unknown

Bainbridge Public Safety has arrested a suspect in connection with the theft of a BPS patrol car on Sunday night outside the Bainbridge Walmart. BPS arrested James Keith Lee, 39, of Bainbridge, on Monday night after he learned police were looking for him and turned himself in, according to Bainbridge Public Safety Director Eric Miller. Lee was charged… Read More »

Man wanted in connection with Ohio murders believed to have robbed a store in Donalsonville

Robert Roy Clark, 29, of Dennison, Ohio, is wanted in the slaying of Doyle and Lillian Chumney, an elderly couple whose burned remains were found inside their car on Jan. 19. Jeffrey Stewart, 21, of New Philadelphia, Ohio was arrested on Saturday and charged with the Chumneys’ murder after a tipster saw a surveillance photograph of him and… Read More »

Tallahassee woman wins $40,000 Phoenix bass boat; her husband’s a Sheriff’s deputy

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program awarded a $40,000 Phoenix bass boat to Jill Ganey, of Tallahassee, during the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Lake Tohopekaliga-Kissimmee. It was a fitting venue, since it was at the Bass Pro Shops grand opening in Tallahassee in September  2013 where Jill actually registered for the TrophyCatch… Read More »

Two BSC employees recognized for outstanding student leadership

During the 90th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce held last week, two Bainbridge State College employees who are enrolled at their workplace were recognized for their outstanding leadership. April McNair and Barry Smith were among the many community leaders being honored for their successes in a leadership role. Each year, the… Read More »

Suspect in robbery of Bainbridge Dollar General arrested

Bainbridge Public Safety formally charged Walter Jonathan Barden, 25, of Bainbridge,  with armed robbery on Thursday. Barden is accused of using the threat of a gun to hold up the Dollar General at 1616 E. Shotwell Street on December 13, 2014, said BPS Investigator Mark Esquivel. (See Related Story: Man sought in armed robbery at Dollar General) According to… Read More »

Decatur County Prison inmate charged with distributing meth

An inmate at the Decatur County Prison has been charged with allegedly hiding meth on his person and bringing it back into the prison, according to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. James Jason Wojciechowski, 44, of Lagrange, Ga., was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of methamphetamines with intent to distribute. Wojciechowski had been assigned to a roadside… Read More »

Bainbridge Soup Kitchen celebrates second anniversary of serving community

The Bainbridge Soup Kitchen, a ministry of Bainbridge Church of God on Independent Street, recently celebrated its second anniversary of providing free weekly meals to those in need. The Soup Kitchen is open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at the Bainbridge Church of God’s multipurpose building. In January, the kitchen marked its 100th consecutive… Read More »