Category Archives: Breaking News

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 »

City of Bainbridge plans to raise millage rate to 5.575

Bainbridge, GA Mayor Edward Reynolds released a statement on Monday, July 21 saying the City of Bainbridge plans to raise its millage rate. The proposed new millage rate is 5.575 mills. The city council will have to hold public hearings and a final vote before the millage rate becomes permanent. The millage rate affects the rate at which property… Read More »

Decatur County Sheriff’s deputies, former Grady County deputy indicted by federal grand jury

U.S. Department of Justice News Release The Department of Justice announced today that a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia returned indictments charging four law enforcement officers with civil rights violations and obstruction of justice in connection with an incident that occurred at Bainbridge BikeFest in 2012.  A seven count… Read More »

BPS: four-year-old in Tallahassee hospital after being hit by car Saturday

A four-year-old child was injured after being struck by a car in Bainbridge on Saturday night, May 31, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. As of Monday, the child was reportedly in serious condition at a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital, according to BPS Major Robert Humphrey. The accident happened at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday night on Bluffton Drive, which is… Read More »

Breaking: Decatur County to transfer ambulance service to Grady EMS of Atlanta

Decatur County Commissioners voted 5-1 Monday night to tentatively transfer operation of the county’s ambulance service to Grady EMS of Atlanta, Ga., pending drafting and approving a contract at a future commissioners’ meeting. Billy Walker, CEO of Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge, spoke at the start of Monday’s special called meeting, asking commissioners not to choose a private EMS… Read More »

Bainbridge City Manager suspended without pay for one week

At Tuesday’s Bainbridge City Council meeting: Five citizens spoke out against the City Manager being allowed to make annual payments on his utility bills between 2011-2013. City Manager Chris Hobby made statement apologizing to mayor and council, city employees and citizens. Hobby offered to pay all past due and cutoff fees he would have incurred , totaling $640, to… Read More »