Category Archives: Breaking News

One dead, two injured after Saturday shooting in Colquitt

One person is dead and two others were injured after a shooting in Colquitt, Ga., on Saturday, June 20, according to media reports. The shooting happened at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday, near the intersection of 2nd Street and Dancer Street in the city of Colquitt, Miller County. Lamaris Miller, a 30-year-old male, was the victim of the shooting,… Read More »

U.S. jury awards $150 million for Jeep fuel-tank fire death

From Reuters News Agency A U.S. jury in Georgia on Thursday awarded $150 million to a family that sued Chrysler Group LLC for the 2012 death of their 4-year-old in a fiery crash involving a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a rear fuel tank. Following a nearly two-week trial in Decatur County, Georgia, jurors said Chrysler, a unit… Read More »

Decatur County administrator Gary Breedlove to resign

Col. Gary Breedlove announced Wednesday that he will resign, effective April 30, 2015. Breedlove released the following statement to county department heads and employees: Fellow Team Members, the BOC, through Chairman Dennis Brinson, and I have agreed to a “contract separation agreement”, and I will serve through April 30, 2015. Under the current circumstances, I believe this is… Read More »

Alabama man in custody after two shot to death in Early County on Tuesday night

An Andalusia, Alabama man is being held at the Early County, Ga., Jail and will be charged in connection with the shooting deaths of two Damascus men on Tuesday night, Early County Sheriff William Price said Wednesday. Shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, Early County Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call about gunshots being fired at… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety director resigns

The City of Bainbridge reluctantly accepted the resignation of Bainbridge Public Safety Director Eric Miller today, March 6, 2015. The resignation is effective immediately. The City of Bainbridge holds Miller in the highest regard and wishes him every possible future success. Former Public Safety Major Jerry Carter has been appointed to serve as Interim Director. Carter will begin… Read More »

Decatur County Attorney Brown Moseley to resign

After returning from an executive session, Decatur County commissioners announced they had accepted a letter of resignation from County Attorney Brown Moseley. The resignation will become effective on Dec. 31, 2014. County Commission Chairman Frank Loeffler said Attorney Moseley agreed to stay on during the “transition period,” as three new county commissioners are scheduled to take office in… Read More »

Bainbridge man stabbed during fight over card game, suspect arrested

Bainbridge Public Safety is investigating an aggravated assault which occurred on Powell Street at around midday Saturday, Oct. 11, BPS Deputy Director Frank Green said. The incident allegedly happened during a card game, according to investigators, who believe the victim was assaulted, stabbed and robbed. The victim was stabbed in the upper face; he was taken to Memorial… Read More »

Calhoun Street in Bainbridge closed off Wednesday PM as city works to fix gas leak

Bainbridge Public Safety officers and City of Bainbridge Gas Department employees are on the scene of a reported gas leak near the intersection of Calhoun Street and Independent Street in Bainbridge. The gas leak was reported at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in a natural gas supply line outside of the Stone’s Hardware corporate offices, BPS… Read More »

Bainbridge woman is third person charged in Crisp County murder

CORDELE , Ga. – The Americus Office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office are announcing the arrest of a third suspect in the murder of Crisp County resident JASPERIN ARMSTRONG, 20. On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, GBI agents and Crisp County Sheriff’s Investigators, assisted by Bainbridge Public Safety Department officers and… Read More »

Injured driver transported by emergency medical helicopter

A Bainbridge man who was injured in a vehicle accident on Monday afternoon had to be transported to a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital by emergency medical helicopter, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. BPS Director Eric Miller said there was a two-car wreck at the intersection of College Street and West Street in Bainbridge at approximately 3 p.m. One of… Read More »

Bainbridge City Council approves millage rate increase after 3-3 tie vote broken by Mayor

The Bainbridge City Council narrowly approved a two-mill property tax increase on Tuesday night. The council was split in a 3-3 tie: Voting yes to approve the millage increase were Glennie Bench, Phil Long and Don Whaley. Voting against the millage increase were Roslyn Palmer, Luther Conyers and Joe Sweet. Mayor Edward Reynolds is allowed to vote to… Read More »

Breaking: Decatur County will pay for legal fees of three Sheriff’s deputies indicted by federal grand jury

Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin said he will not ask Decatur County Commissioners to pay legal expenses for his son, Wiley Griffin IV, at this time. Speaking during the public participation portion of Tuesday night’s meeting, Sheriff Griffin said he was confident the four current and former Sheriff’s deputies indicted by a federal grand jury will be exonerated… Read More »