Category Archives: Breaking News

City of Bainbridge and Decatur County Agree to Secure Hospital’s Debt

At a called, joint meeting on Thursday night, the Bainbridge City Council, Decatur County Board of Commissioners and Memorial Hospital Authority entered into a memorandum of understanding that should help ease the hospital’s financial burdens. The MOU is an agreement between the three parties that says a 15 year bond (underwritten and secured by the City and County) will… Read More »




BREAKING NEWS: Board of Regents Consolidates Bainbridge State College and ABAC

PRESS RELEASE Atlanta — January 11, 2017 Today, the Board of Regents approved Chancellor Steve Wrigley’s recommendation for two consolidations within the University System of Georgia: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and Bainbridge State College. The two new institutions, respectively, will be named Georgia Southern University, to be led by… Read More »

Chancellor Recommends Consolidation of ABAC and Bainbridge State

In a press release Friday, the Chancellor of the Board of Regents for the State of Georgia announced the recommendation to consolidate Bainbridge State College and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Although an official vote will not take place until next week, leaders are making preparations in the event of a merger. In an email from Bainbridge State College… Read More »

Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Busts Motorcycle Thief

On November 16, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office recovered four stolen motorcycles and identified a suspect in a hit and run accident (*READ THAT STORY HERE*), however the suspect eluded capture until this week.  On Thursday, acting on information from Decatur County Investigators, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the North Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force busted Sean… Read More »




Gas Pipeline Repaired – Expect Lower Prices

After shutting down due to an explosion on Monday night, Colonial Pipeline restarted Line 1 at 5:45 a.m. CST. Subsequent to Sunday’s successful restart, it is expected to take several days for the fuel delivery supply chain to return to normal. This map of the Colonial system reflects how re-supply will arrive at different markets. Motorists will notice uneven prices in the next… Read More »

Miller County Sheriff Arrested

On Friday, October 28, 2016, Wesley Shane Rathel, the sheriff of Miller County, was arrested by the FBI for selling stolen firearms. According to the complaint filed with the Court, Phillip Weston Jones was arrested by the Miller County Sheriff’s Office in February of 2016 and charged with aggravated assault, battery and reckless conduct.  As a condition of… Read More »

Money Tree Trial: The Verdicts Are In

After a three week trial, the jury ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, the Post Confirmation for Small Loans, Inc, on several counts.  This committee represented the debtors of the Money Tree, Inc and alleged that the defendants (listed here) profited from the Money Tree, Inc and its investors, even at the expense of the company’s health.  According… Read More »




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 »