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Bainbridge Public Safety officers recognized at awards ceremony

A number of recognitions were presented to officers at the first-ever Bainbridge Public Safety awards ceremony. The ceremony, which was attended by many of the officers’ family members, was held after the Bainbridge City Council meeting on Tuesday night. The Officer of the Year award, which was selected by a community-led committee, was given to Captain Mark Esquivel,… Read More »

Driver charged in Headquarters crash

  The man who drove a pickup truck through the plate-glass front window of the Headquarters Hair Salon in Bainbridge has been cited for multiple traffic offenses, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. James Carlton, 64, of 716 Helen St, Bainbridge, accidentally crashed his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck into the business, causing significant damage to the business. Fortunately, none… Read More »

DOT plans to fix dangerous intersection

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to fix what many consider to be a dangerous intersection in Bainbridge: where Georgia 97 South meets Old Quincy Road, aka the Georgia 97 Connector. The intersection, where two roads merge into one in a ‘V’ shape, has been the site of several serious vehicle accidents over the years, including one that… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners approve private EMS contract

On Tuesday night, Decatur County commissioners unanimously approved a contract with EMS Grady of Atlanta for the company to privately operate the county’s ambulance service. Decatur County will pay EMS Grady $250k annually beginning in September 2014 The contract term will be for 5 years; the contract can be renewed or modified or not at that time. The… Read More »

Daughtry to rock this Saturday at Wild Adventures – win tickets from us!

Flint Media Inc. and its family of Southwest Georgia radio stations are giving away free Wild Adventures tickets and reserved seating passes to see Daughtry LIVE IN CONCERT at Wild Adventures this Saturday, May 31 at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Ga.! Multi-platinum recording artist and American rock band, Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy… Read More »

330 graduate from Bainbridge High School Tuesday night

Approximately 330 senior students graduated from Bainbridge High School Tuesday night at the school’s gymnasium, surrounded by family and friends. While some students and parents wanted to return to the old tradition of BHS graduations outside at Centennial Field, both the 2013 and 2014 graduations have been held indoors, without the threat of inclement weather, at the BHS… Read More »

Breaking: Decatur County to transfer ambulance service to Grady EMS of Atlanta

Decatur County Commissioners voted 5-1 Monday night to tentatively transfer operation of the county’s ambulance service to Grady EMS of Atlanta, Ga., pending drafting and approving a contract at a future commissioners’ meeting. Billy Walker, CEO of Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge, spoke at the start of Monday’s special called meeting, asking commissioners not to choose a private EMS… Read More »

Silver Lake: an unknown outdoor treasure?

[singlepic id=15 w= h= float=none] The Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area, located in southern Decatur County, is an outdoor lovers’ paradise, but one that is largely unknown to people who aren’t avid hunters and fishermen. We took a trip down to the Silver Lake WMA Thursday, May 15, with the hopes of finding out more information about what… Read More »

Cathy Cox Gives Keynote Address at Leadership Decatur County Graduation

The 2013-2014 class of the local leadership course, Leadership Decatur County celebrated their graduation Thursday night, May 15 at the Firehouse Gallery.  The keynote speaker, former Georgia Secretary of State and current President of Young Harris College, Cathy Cox congratulated the graduates on their accomplishment and encouraged them to use the leadership experience to become effective leaders in their… Read More »

40th BSC Commencement highlights anniversary

News Release Bainbridge State College honored more than 200 graduates who participated in the College’s 40th commencement on Saturday, May 10, as well as honored those who helped paved their way more than 40 years ago. Founding President Edward Mobley, and charter faculty and staff members Drs. David Hay, Ray Chambers and Jim Young, and the late Drs. Bob… Read More »

Southwest Georgia woman makes history as state’s oldest college graduate

Mrs. Waunell Reichert, age 84,  of Thomasville, Ga., made history on Saturday, May 2 when she walked across the stage at Thomas University’s Spring 2014 commencement. Waunell is the oldest person in the State of Georgia to have graduated from college. In addition to receiving her diploma, Waunell was also honored with a resolution from Georgia State Representative Darlene… Read More »

Vote Online for Decatur County’s May 20 primary election

This online survey is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Here’s your chance to cast your vote for candidates running in local races as part of the Primary Election to be held on May 20, 2014. Early voting is underway at the Decatur County Fairgrounds, 1211 Vada Road, Bainbridge, between Monday-Friday, May 5-9 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and… Read More »

Bainbridge City Manager suspended without pay for one week

At Tuesday’s Bainbridge City Council meeting: Five citizens spoke out against the City Manager being allowed to make annual payments on his utility bills between 2011-2013. City Manager Chris Hobby made statement apologizing to mayor and council, city employees and citizens. Hobby offered to pay all past due and cutoff fees he would have incurred , totaling $640, to… Read More »

Is Butch Mosely allowed to hold public office in two counties? talked to David C. “Butch” Mosely on Friday, May 2, 2014. In April 2014, Dr. Mosely was selected as the permanent superintendent of schools in Albany-Dougherty County , having served as interim superintendent since January 2013. Mosely is also serving as a county commissioner in Decatur County, first elected in 2004 and last re-elected in 2012. There… Read More »