Category Archives: Education

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 »

Barbers Establish Scholarship to Honor Parents

Photo:  The Barber siblings, Ronald, Rosalyn and Donald, like their parents before them, are supportive of hard work and education. The children of Harold Barber and Hildred Rich Barber have continued the legacy of Decatur County’s Barber Fertilizer—and just how fertilizer assists crops, the family is assisting area students with a newly established scholarship at Bainbridge State College.… Read More »

Bainbridge Bearcats football game against Lincoln (FL) cancelled

The Bainbridge Bearcats were slated to play the Lincoln High School Trojans on Thursday night at Gene Cox Stadium but due to Hurricane Hermine that game had been rescheduled to Saturday at Noon. As of Friday afternoon at 3pm, the game between the Bearcats and the Trojans has been cancelled without any plans to reschedule to a later… Read More »




Bearcats defeat the Godby High School Cougars in final preseason scrimmage

The Bainbridge Bearcats traveled down to Tallahassee, Florida, on Thursday night to take on the Godby High School Cougars for their final preseason scrimmage before the 2016 season. The Bearcats looked formidable against the Lowndes Vikings two weeks ago but the Cats were looking for a little more consistency on both offense and defense before they head home… Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: DECATUR COUNTY PRISON GRADUATES FIRST GED RECIPIENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2016 DECATUR COUNTY PRISON GRADUATES FIRST GED RECIPIENTS Prison is not a place of hope for many, but in Decatur County, hope is just the ticket that was received by two lucky inmates. Decatur County Prison celebrated the graduation of its first class of Adult Education graduates on Friday, August 12, where inmates… Read More »

Bearcats impress in preseason scrimmage despite score

The old saying before the first scrimmage or game from every coach I’ve ever heard speak is that ‘we’re tired of hitting on each other and now we get to go hit on somebody else’ really couldn’t be used for the first 2016 preseason scrimmage for the Bainbridge Bearcats as they had just been able to legally put… Read More »