Category Archives: News

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/03/14

We apologize for inadvertently leaving off some of the arrests from yesterday’s reports. They are as follows: The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 30 and June 2, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety: Kristen Quinn Faircloth, 28, 1718 Faceville Attapulgus Road, Bainbridge, disorderly conduct; J. Bunting, BPS; Annie Doris Jones, 38, 1942 Tallahassee Highway, Bainbridge, driving… 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 »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/02/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 30 and June 2, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety: Jorge Trujillo Rojano, 28, 2811 Governors Drive SW, Huntsville, Ala., DUI, adult seat belt law violation, failure to maintain lane, open container in vehicle, driving without a license; J. Myers, BPS; Jeremy Alton Williams, 23, 3730 Old Whigham Road, Climax, DUI,… Read More »

41 BSC Associate Degree in Nursing students graduate

Forty-one Bainbridge State College students earned their Associate Degree in Nursing on May 10, with some ending the traditional pinning ceremony’s recessional dancing to the popular hit song, “Happy.” As student speaker Kevin Dew said, “This is the moment that we have been preparing for since we gained admittance into this program. We’ve made it. Please don’t be… Read More »

Advisor to meet with prospective Bainbridge State College students Monday

Alan Killingsworth of Bainbridge State College will be at the Decatur County – Gilbert H. Gragg library tonight, Monday, June 2nd at 6:30 to meet with prospective students and their parents. He will address both academic concerns and financial concerns most students have. These are two of the most important questions people ask themselves when considering college, “With… Read More »

Lake Seminole Lions to host fireworks on July 3

East Coast Pyrotechnics has promised an amazing and excellent display of fireworks this year for the Lake Seminole Lions Club’s annual Fourth on the Third Independence Day Celebration. The event is set again this year for July 3rd at Seminole State Park on Hwy. 253. Lake Seminole Lions Club members are working hard planning the event and they… Read More »

Hunters-Mark Your Calendars: Georgia Quota Hunt Application Period Begins June 1

Beginning June 1, sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number of hunters are… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 5/30/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 29 and May 30, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety: Clifford Joe Wells, 20, 154 Dempsey Road, Bainbridge, driving while license suspended/revoked; V. Edmond, SO; Michael Dewayne Hutto, 28, 168 Hutto Drive, Bainbridge, theft by deception; Mark Esquivel, BPS; Brittnay Smith, 25, 168 Ruth Drive, Bainbridge, theft by deception; Mark… Read More »

Recent crimes reported in Bainbridge & Decatur County

Bainbridge Public Safety incident reports: May 28: Bainbridge Public Safety investigators caught three juveniles trying to take the keys to an ATV parked at a business on S. Wheat Avenue. Two of the juveniles were detained, one of them was released and another turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice. May 26: Residence on the 1700 block… Read More »

Eleven graduate from Grace Christian Academy

Eleven seniors graduated in the Grace Christian Academy Class of 2014 on Friday, May 23. GCA’s 2014 valedictorian was Kendi Castoro and the salutatorian was Hannah Hatcher. The Bob Jones University Benaiah Medallion was presented to Hannah Hatcher, senior class president. The graduation address was given by Dr. Tonya Strickland, vice-president of academic affairs at Bainbridge State College.… Read More »

Five Star Credit Union buys Camilla credit union

From the Credit Union Times: The acquisition of the $21 million Flint River National Bank in Camilla, Ga., by the $258 million Five Star Credit Union in Dothan, Ala., was approved Wednesday by NCUA, said Robert A. Steensma, president/CEO of Five Star CU. “We’re happy to have received approval of the NCUA, the fifth and final regulator,” Steensma said. “We… Read More »

DOT plans to fix dangerous intersection

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to fix what many consider to be a dangerous intersection in Bainbridge: where Georgia 97 South meets Old Quincy Road, aka the Georgia 97 Connector. The intersection, where two roads merge into one in a ‘V’ shape, has been the site of several serious vehicle accidents over the years, including one that… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 5/29/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 27 and May 29, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety: Willie Daniel Taylor, 34, 261 Brinson Airbase Road, Brinson, manufacturing marijuana, SO; Sylvester Anderson, 66, 1026 Woodcreek Trail, Roswell, Ga., probation violation-original charge forgery in the first degree, SO; Fredrick Kirkland, 50, 1005 Anderson Street, Bainbridge, contempt of court… Read More »

DNR Survey Shows Bald Eagles Nesting at Record Levels in Georgia; 14 in Decatur County

Bald eagle populations have soared to new highs in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. There are now 14 documented bald eagle nests in Decatur County, the second-most for any county in the state except for Chatham County. According to preliminary results, Georgia Department of Natural Resources aerial surveys in January and March documented 188… Read More »