Category Archives: Education

Bainbridge State College Announces Deans and Honors Lists for Spring Semester

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017 BSC announces deans and honors lists for spring semester Bainbridge State College Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, Dr. Rodney Carr, is pleased to announce the students who earned the distinction of being named to the  Deans’ and Honors’ Lists for Spring Semester 2017. These students have earned a 3.5 (B+)… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Graduates 20 from GED Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017 BSC Adult Education graduates 20 from GED program Bainbridge State College Adult Education is pleased to announce the graduation of 20 students from the GED Program. On Thursday, May 18, Bainbridge State College honored the graduates with a graduation ceremony that was held at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center. Nanette McIntoch,… Read More »




Perkins Named Bainbridge State Outstanding Graduate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2017 Perkins named BSC Outstanding Graduate Bainbridge State College is pleased to name April Perkins of Whigham as its 2017 Outstanding Graduate.  April Perkins is a 2009 graduate of Cairo High School. She was awarded an Associate of Arts in Business Administration with honors from Bainbridge State in December of 2014. Perkins returned… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Faculty Receive Tenure, Promotions

PRESS RELEASE May 9, 2017 Faculty receive tenure and promotions at BSC   Bainbridge State College was pleased to honor two faculty members on Thursday, May 4, 2017, with a reception held at the Student Wellness Center, for receiving tenure. Faculty receiving tenure were Dr. Steven Hougland, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; and David Sarrette, Associate Professor of… Read More »

Bainbridge State College to Graduate 180 Students Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2017 Bainbridge State to graduate 180 students on Saturday The Bainbridge State College Student Wellness Center Gym will be filled with supporting faculty, staff, friends and families of the 180 students graduating on Saturday. Commencement exercises will begin at 10 a.m., with the Tallahassee Pipe Band leading the way for the class of… Read More »




DCBOE Announces Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

The Decatur County Board of Education has announced the Kindergarten Registration window for the 2017-2018 school year.  The date is set for Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and registration will be held at each of the five elementary schools.  Any child that is not currently enrolled as a PreK Student must be screened before he/she can be enrolled in… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Eliminates 18 Positions, Announces Budget Decrease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017   Bainbridge State College Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Decrease   BAINBRIDGE, GA –  Today, Dr. Stuart Rayfield, interim president of Bainbridge State College (BSC), announced plans to reduce operating expenses for fiscal year 2018 as a result of several years of budget shortfalls. Budget shortfalls at BSC are the results of… Read More »

Bainbridge State College campus closed Monday afternoon due to weather

Bainbridge State College announced it was closing its campus as of 1 p.m. on Monday, April 3, due to the threat of severe weather. The college posted the following message on its website: In an abundance of caution, we will close campus today at 1:00 pm. As noted by the BSC Campus Police, we are expecting severe weather… Read More »




SPORTS: Bearcat Baseball Honoring Veterans, Seniors

The Bearcat Baseball team is planning a week of celebration with special honors scheduled for two upcoming games. The first is Military Appreciation Night on Wednesday, April 12th when the Bearcats take on the Tift County Blue Devils.  During this special ceremony, the evening will by highlighted by Bronze Star Medal Recipient, Lt. Col. John E. Davis.  Davis will… Read More »

Tuesday is Election Day in Decatur County

The special called election for the renewal of Decatur County’s ESPLOST is today until 7:00 p.m. The ESPLOST is an existing one penny sales tax that funds capital projects for the Decatur County School Systems such as the construction or remodel of school buildings, technology purchases, school buses and more.   “The EPLOST is very important to Decatur… Read More »

NEWS: GBI still searching for missing teacher, details on Bainbridge State College/ABAC merger & Georgia congressman’s life threatened

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, March 3rd, 2017: QUINCY, FL (WCTV) – Authorities investigating cemetery vandalism in Quincy FITZGERALD, GA (Valdosta Today) – GBI still searching for missing teacher in Ben Hill County MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) – Moultrie city leaders kickoff million-dollar streetscape project ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Fatal crashes in Southwest Georgia in… Read More »




Bainbridge State College Police searching for potential suspects in theft (ID’d 2/22/17)

Update 2/22/17 6:35 a.m.: According to Bainbridge State College Police, the suspects in the pictures have been identified. Bainbridge State College Police are seeking assistance in identifying the suspects in these pictures. They are wanted for questioning about a theft that occurred at Bainbridge State College on February 14th. The vehicle is believed to be a silver Pontiac… Read More »

BHS BassCats Qualify for State!

Press Release The BassCats fished the State Qualifier on Eufuala this past weekend with the team of Hudson Barber and  John Kirkus placing 11th out of 114 boats, weighing in 5 fish at 13.57 lbs. We had an additional 6 teams qualify for the State Championship Tournament, they are: High School Division: Hudson Barber/John Kirkus Jackson Conley/Stokes Moore… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Hosting Town Hall Meeting on Consolidation

Bainbridge State College is holding a town hall meeting for the public to submit questions about the upcoming consolidation of Bainbridge State and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. On Monday, January 23, Bainbridge State will open the doors to the Charles H Kirbo Regional Center at 3:30 p.m. for a question and answer period hosted by Interim President Dr.… Read More »




National School Choice Week Draws Support

ATLANTA – Families, school leaders, school choice activists, and legislators will come together during National School Choice Week to demonstrate community support for opportunity in education. The event will be held Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at Bright Futures Academy in Atlanta. Activities for the whole family and student performances will be the focus of this celebration… 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 »




Bainbridge State College Graduates 22 Adult Education Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2016 Adult Education graduates 22 students, enrollment continues to increase Photo: (Front row from left to right) Shyann McCoy of Bainbridge, Katie Pickle of Jakin, Megan Howell of Brinson, Mylesha Johnson of Bainbridge, Abigail Martinez Blakely, Jalyn Reynolds of Donalsonville, Morgan Hill of Donalsonville; (Back row from left to right) Hayden Tucker Shadrix… Read More »

SPORTS: Lyle Signs Baseball Scholarship with TCC

On Wednesday, November 9, Keith Lyle, a senior at Bainbridge High School, signed a scholarship to play baseball at Tallahassee Community College. Lyle, a shortstop and catcher, has played in 54 varsity games for the Bearcats and boasts a lifetime batting average of .385 with 62 hits, 42 RBI’s, and 2 home runs in his high school career.… Read More »

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit to Award Scholarships

PRESS RELEASE Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Scholarships for Area High School Seniors   BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – For the seventh consecutive year, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit will provide $4,000 in scholarship money to deserving high school seniors who live in the Association’s 21-county territory. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to those attending college to pursue a degree in… Read More »