Category Archives: Breaking News

Flash Flood Warning Issued By National Weather Service

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for most of the region for today and  this evening.  While 2-4 inches of rain will be common across the area by Thursday afternoon,  some locally heavier amounts are likely, especially across South Georgia  and the Florida Big Bend. These heavier amounts could cause flash  flooding, especially in urban… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports: Thursday, January 28 2016

The following arrests and citations were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by BPS. Julie Marie Williams, 28, Georgia, DUI (3rd Offense), Driving in Violation of Conditions of Limited Permit, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked; H Dean, BPS; Christopher Marquey Smith, 44, Bainbridge, GA, Simple Battery (Family Violence), Kidnapping… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports: January 25, 2016

The following arrests and citations were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by BPS and the Decatur County Jail. Richard Lawade Davis, 33, 112 Chestnut Road, Camilla, Probation violation (Original charge: Possession of Methamphetamine: Poss of Drug related object); J Williams, SO; Michael Lynn Dixon,… Read More »

FSU has offered Dameon Pierce a scholarship

24/7 Sports is reporting that Bainbridge High School sophomore sensation Dameon Pierce has received a scholarship offer to play football at Florida State University. According to reports, FSU is the second Division 1 school to offer Pierce.   Pierce on his recent visit to FSU – photo courtesy of 24/7 Sports. Pierce set Bainbridge High School season records… Read More »

Two suspects charged in Thursday night shooting that left man paralyzed (UPDATED 2 PM Friday)

Update, 2:20 P.M. Friday: Bainbridge Public Safety has taken both suspects in Thursday night’s shooting into custody. Rayvon Dejon Moten, 24, 114 Margaret Gaines Road, Bainbridge, was arrested at about 4:30 a.m. Friday, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. The second suspect, 30-year-old Ray Lee Jones Jr., of Bainbridge, was arrested around 10:30 a.m. Friday. Both Rayvon Moten and Ray… Read More »

Man on trial for murder in Decatur County courtroom

A Decatur County man is on trial in Decatur County Superior Court this week, facing multiple charges in connection with the shooting death of Robert Roscoe Cannon near the community of Fowlstown in August 2014. Joshua Anthony Lee is accused of fatally shooting Cannon, allegedly for having relations with Lee’s wife, Kimberly Nicole Walker Lee. When Lee went… Read More »

Three people charged with robbing Bainbridge convenience store

Two men and one woman, all from Florida, have been charged in connection with an armed robbery at the A & A convenience store in Bainbridge, GA, on Oct. 15, according to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. (Related Article: Shots fired during robbery in Decatur County Thursday night) The three people charged are as follows: Ray Charles Simmons,… Read More »

VIDEO: Donalsonville peanut warehouse fire (long version with commentary)

Here is the longer edit of video Brennan Leathers took at the peanut warehouse fire in downtown Donalsonville, Ga., on Thursday, Oct. 15. It’s about 10 minutes long and has commentary about different things that happened while firefighters were working to control the blaze. You can also watch an alternate 49-second version below. You can click the “Expand… Read More »

Breaking: Firefighters from multiple counties fighting blaze at peanut warehouse in Donalsonville

SEE VIDEO BELOW Firefighters from multiple departments in Decatur and Seminole counties are fighting a large blaze that broke out in a Donalsonville, Ga., peanut warehouse shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. The warehouse, on West 1st Street in downtown Donalsonville, is owned by Cloverleaf Cotton Gin. However, the warehouse is reportedly being leased by Sessions… Read More »

Pedestrian killed on U.S. Highway 84 in Decatur County

An Illinois man died early Thursday, Oct. 8, after he was apparently struck by a vehicle along U.S. Highway 84, about three miles west of downtown Bainbridge, according to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Louis J. Kirsteatter Jr., 57, of Bloomington, Illinois, was found dead next to a ditch on the 2100 block… Read More »

Lightsey, Kilgore sentenced to prison and supervised release in salmonella case

Samuel Lightsey and Frank Kilgore, the two PCA managers at Blakely, GA, who made plea deals with the government to become prosecution witnesses at trial in exchange for reduced prison time, learned their sentences on Thursday morning. According to WALB, Samuel Lightsey will serve a sentence of 36 months, or three years, in prison and will have an… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety says Wednesday fire now under control

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bainbridge Public Safety spokesperson announced that the fire resulting from Wednesday morning’s explosion was under control. The holding tank that exploded was large enough to store up to 1 million gallons of liquid. According to City of Bainbridge officials, the tank contained sodium hydrosulfide, a chemical that can be dangerous for people to… Read More »

Massive fire, explosion of chemical tank off Spring Creek Road in Bainbridge (UPDATED 3:30 p.m.)

Updated 3:30 p.m. – New Info Underlined A large chemical holding tank at a business located between Spring Creek Road and the Flint River exploded at around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday. Initially, we were told a train car had exploded. However, we have since learned it was a holding tank located next to railroad tracks. The holding tank that… Read More »

Heavy rainfall causing flash flooding in Decatur County

Parts of Bainbridge and Decatur County were experiencing flash flooding due to a heavy rainstorm that began at about 7:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Decatur County was under a severe thunderstorm warning until 8:15 p.m., according to Decatur-Grady E-911. The National Weather Service reported approximately 4 inches of rain has fallen in Decatur County since… Read More »

Bank robbery in Bainbridge Thursday afternoon (UPDATED 4:30 p.m.)

UPDATED AT 4:30 P.M. Thursday A man robbed the Family Bank at the intersection of College and Scott streets in Bainbridge on Thursday afternoon, July 16, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. Earlier on Thursday, bank employees had called police to report a suspicious person in the bank’s lobby. BPS officers reviewed the bank’s security video and an officer recognized… Read More »