Category Archives: Breaking News

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 »

UPDATE: She’s been found safe! Authorities Searching for Missing Miller County Girl

Authorities in Miller County and Southwest Georgia are searching for a missing 16 year old girl from Colquitt. According to reports, 16 year old Abigail Hyzny disappeared from her family home on Highway 27, just north of Colquitt sometime between 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night and 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning.  She was last seen wearing a blue jean jumper.  Abigail… Read More »

Semi Truck Overturns on Highway 84 Bypass in Bainbridge (photos)

According to officials with the City of Bainbridge, a tractor trailer overturned on the highway 84 bypass in Bainbridge this afternoon. “Tonight around 6pm, the driver of a semi-truck owned by 4Trucking LLC and hauling 11 – 275 gallon totes of water base colorant dye, approximately 42,035 pounds of liquid, lost control of his rig and overturned, spilling… Read More »




Arrest Made in Decatur County Homicide (Sunday)

According to Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin, an arrest has been made in the murder of 22 year old Quentieria Knight. Quentieria Knight, 22, of Attapulgus 24 year old Demarquis Glenn has been arrested and charged with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Demarquis Glenn, 24 According to reports, Glenn and Knight worked… Read More »







Former Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Sentenced

Three former Decatur County deputies have been sentenced for their roles in an incident that occurred at Bainbridge Bikefest in 2012. Wade Umbach was previously found guilty of tampering with a witness.  He was sentenced today to serve 15 months in prison and two years probation. Christopher Kines was previously found guilty of tampering with a witness.  He… Read More »

Smith Announces Candidacy For Magistrate Judge

Bainbridge attorney and current Chief Magistrate Judge Maggie Rentz Smith has announced plans to seek another term as Chief Magistrate. Judge Smith was appointed by Superior Court Judges A. Wallace Cato and J. Kevin Chason to fill the unexpired term of Chief Magistrate Ralph Smith, who retired in December. A native of Decatur County and graduate of Bainbridge… Read More »