Category Archives: Breaking News

Traffic Accident in Front of Bainbridge High School

There was a traffic accident on Highway 84 in front of Bainbridge High School Thursday morning.  According to emergency personnel on scene, there were no serious injuries. It appears as though a black Tahoe was travelling west on Highway 84 in the right hand lane and rear ended a tanker truck at the red light at the entrance to… Read More »

Reckless driver killed after high-speed chase and head-on crash in Donalsonville

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release On Friday, September 16th at approximately 7:20pm, Seminole County’s 9-1-1 center received notification from Jackson County Florida that they had received multiple calls of a red or burgundy vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Equinox, driving reckless headed north approaching the state line. The lookout was given to both Sheriff’s Office deputies and… Read More »

Pelham Schools Threat Determined to be a Hoax

Update 12:56 pm Friday: According to Superintendent Fort, the threat against the Pelham City Schools has been determined to be a hoax and school is returning to normal operation Original Story (12:30 pm): According to Pelham City Schools Superintendent Floyd Fort, the Pelham City School System has been on a “soft lockdown” since early Friday morning after a… Read More »

Bainbridge Bearcats football game against Lincoln (FL) cancelled

The Bainbridge Bearcats were slated to play the Lincoln High School Trojans on Thursday night at Gene Cox Stadium but due to Hurricane Hermine that game had been rescheduled to Saturday at Noon. As of Friday afternoon at 3pm, the game between the Bearcats and the Trojans has been cancelled without any plans to reschedule to a later… Read More »

Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, GBI Conducting Death Investigation

According to Undersheriff Major Wendell Cofer, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are conducting a death investigation after a report was made in Decatur County early Thursday afternoon. Reports of the call went out around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, dispatching authorities to the 2000 block of Dothan Road. The investigation is ongoing and… Read More »

Pataula Drug Task Force Busts Pot Grower in Climax

In a press release Thursday afternoon, Commander Eric Schwalls of the Pataula Drug Task Force announced the arrest of Roy Ivester, age 56, of Climax. From the Press Release: Climax, GA – On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE ERIC SCWHALLS and SPECIAL AGENT BRIAN DONALSON of the Pataula Drug Task Force arrested ROY IVESTER,… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Makes ANOTHER Drug Bust (Thursday Morning)

Bainbridge Public Safety has had a busy week busting drug dealers.  According to a press release sent out Thursday morning, Bainbridge Public Safety Officer George McMillan responded to a call about four men smoking marijuana around a motel pool.  Upon arrival, he discovered a motel room with large quantities of crack cocaine and bagged marijuana. From the Press… Read More »

28 Arrested in Operation Crack Down

Early Monday morning, Bainbridge Public Safety teamed up with the Georgia State Patrol and the Department of Community Supervision in an effort to bust 28 people accused of drug related parole violations. In a release from the City of Bainbridge, Public Information Director Julie Harris stated that the first wave of arrests netted 20 suspects.  Several more were arrested… Read More »

Third Suspect Arrested in Mr Pips Armed Robbery

A third arrest was made in the armed robbery that occurred at Mr. Pips earlier this month. 17 Year Old Mincey Sanders According to Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jason Williams, 17 year old Mincey Sanders was arrested and charged in connection with the robbery.  Based on initial evidence, it was believed that the robbery was committed by… Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Reports of Shooting in Valdosta (Updated Friday 12:55 p.m.)

Friday 12:55 p.m. Valdosta Police have confirmed that the officer and suspect in this morning’s shooting were injured and are being treated at local hospitals   Friday 10:44 a.m. Press Release from the City of Valdosta Spokesperson, Sementha Matthews For Immediate Release July 8, 2016 Shooting at Three Oaks Apartments, in Valdosta VPD officer was dispatched on Friday, July… Read More »

Armed Robbery in Bainbridge, Suspects in Custody (Updated Sunday 3:45 p.m.)

Two armed black males entered Mr. Pip’s Convenience Store on highway 27 north in Bainbridge and robbed the store at gun point early Sunday morning. According to Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jason Williams, the offenders fled the scene on foot.  One of the men was arrested Sunday morning, however investigators are still searching for the second. 22… Read More »

Reward Offered in Bainbridge Arson Investigation

Bainbridge Public Safety is offering a reward for anyone who has information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspected arsonist in Bainbridge. A reward up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a fire that occurred at 622 McNair Street on Wednesday,… Read More »

Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Arrested

UPDATE FRIDAY 11:35 A.M. At this time, we can confirm that the investigation was not a Bainbridge Public Safety investigation and the charge was brought by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.   ORIGINAL STORY POSTED FRIDAY 10:00 A.M. According to reports, Decatur County Sheriff’s Investigator Robert Humphrey has been arrested and charged with Obstruction of an Officer and Violation… Read More »

Beware of Fraudulent Check from DNR

ATLANTA, GA (May 10, 2016) – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was the victim of a fraudulent check scam. While the checks that were sent out did appear very similar to an official Department check, the check numbers did not align with any outstanding checks written by the Department. The citizens who notified DNR about the… Read More »

UPDATED 10:38 a.m. DCSO, BPS, and GBI Press Conference on Homicide Case (Monday Morning)

UPDATE (10:38 am) Authorities stated that a murder case from September may be tied to this case. Evidence ties the two together. Both victims worked at Bbge Pizza Hut when first murder (September) occurred. At this time there appears to be no known motive. According to investigators, Knight was actually doing a favor as suspect had a bicycle… Read More »