Category Archives: News

Bainbridge City Hall renovation receives historic preservation award

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation presented 24 awards recognizing the best of preservation in Georgia during its 37th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Cartersville. Bainbridge City Hall in Bainbridge received the Marguerite Williams Award, presented annually to the project that has had the greatest impact on preservation in the state. Built in the late 1800s, the three buildings that make up the Bainbridge City Hall were… Read More »




Bainbridge High School students recognized at Honors Night

The following is a list of awards and scholarships presented at the Bainbridge High School Honors Night. Congratulations to these students on all their hard work! SUPERINTENDENT’S AWARD Kay Elizabeth Bush Margaret Nicole Catt James Lee Clemons Yamanite Galnares Jocelyn Jeana Grimsley Madison Brooke Hutchins Holly Marie Long Jill Marie Overman Brooke Ashley Parker Morgan Elizabeth Phillips Jakob Smith… Read More »

Listen to the Daily Outdoors Report and Southwest Georgia News for 5/20

Each day’s Outdoors Report is an approximately 5-minute recording of Flint Media’s Al Kale talking to Lake Seminole GA fishing and hunting guide Stephen Wells, with occasional special guest Pam Martin-Wells a Hall of Fame bass fisherwoman. Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report – May 20, 2014 Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report – May 19, 2014 Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report –… 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 »

Decatur County to make final decision on private EMS Monday

Decatur County commissioners are holding a special called meeting Monday night, May 19, at 6 p.m., at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton Street, Bainbridge. The only listed agenda item is “Consideration of EMS Proposal.” At their meeting last Tuesday, May 13, Decatur County commissioners tabled a decision on whether or not they will turn over operation of the… Read More »




Bainbridge & Decatur County Arrest Report, 5/19/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 15 and May 16, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety: Eugene R. Daughtry III, 41, 123 E. Judith Drive, Bainbridge, stalking; C. Strickland III, BPS; Dominic Douglas, 18, 600 N. Sims St., Bainbridge, simple battery; C. Hill Jr., BPS; Andreika Aundra Green, 26,… Read More »

Naval officer from Colquitt, Ga., gives back to veterans

News Release HAMPTON, Va. (May 14, 2014) – Since her first experience working with veterans at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital during hospital corpsman school in Great Lakes, Ill., Chief Hospital Corpsman April Harrison from Colquitt, Ga., assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), has been giving back to veterans throughout her career. Since… Read More »

National Pro-life Group Urges Georgia Primary Voters to Support Karen Handel

News Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today urged Georgia primary voters to support Karen Handel for U.S. Senate. Ahead of tomorrow’s primary, the national pro-life group contacted more than 300,000 voters by email and by phone with an automated message from SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. The SBA List Candidate Fund previously endorsed Handel in March.… Read More »




12 BSC LPN graduates pinned in Blakely

While their own words of gratitude were read while each received a pin, 12 Bainbridge State College Licensed Practical Nursing students were honored at the Early County Center on May 5 during the Spring 2014 ceremony. Each graduate wrote out a personal statement, which most of the statements expressed gratitude to family and friends for their support. Those… Read More »




Silver Lake: an unknown outdoor treasure?

[singlepic id=15 w= h= float=none] The Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area, located in southern Decatur County, is an outdoor lovers’ paradise, but one that is largely unknown to people who aren’t avid hunters and fishermen. We took a trip down to the Silver Lake WMA Thursday, May 15, with the hopes of finding out more information about what… Read More »

Bainbridge / Decatur County arrest reports, 5/16/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 15 and May 16, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety: Michael Lashon Barber, 37, 504 Baldwin Street, Donalsonville, Ga., probation violation-original charge financial transaction card fraud; D. Long, SO; Jarrett Eugene Butler, 22, 153 Saint T Street, Bainbridge, simple battery (Family Violence Act),… Read More »

Former Bainbridge hoops star signs to play for Tennessee Vols

Former Bainbridge High School Bearcat standout basketball player Devon Baulkman has signed official paperwork to attend the University of Tennessee and join the Volunteers basketball program, head coach Donnie Tyndall announced Tuesday. A 6-5, 200-pound guard from Bainbridge, Ga., Baulkman is the fourth member of Tennessee’s 2014 signing class, joining fellow perimeter players Jabari McGhee, Detrick Mostella and Kevin Punter.… Read More »




BSC will offer an EMS Professions Diploma

Bainbridge State College will offer an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Professions Diploma beginning in the fall on the main campus. The program, which combines the two certificate programs of EMT and Advanced EMT into one diploma program, will be offered at the Early County Center beginning in the spring 2015, said Charles Avery, instructor of the EMS Professions… Read More »