Category Archives: News

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/30

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 27 and June 30, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Nemarki Jemelle Alexaander, 7240 Killebrew Road, Damascus, Ga., probation violation-original charge DUI, driving on suspended license; A. McMillan, BPS; Cristina Cuellar, 45, 400 Baton Road, Bainbridge, driving without a license; A. McMillan, BPS; Jamal Harvey,… Read More »

Truck hauling corn wrecks near Cairo Saturday

A semi-trailer truck hauling harvested corn overturned near the intersection of Georgia Highway 112 and U.S. Highway 84 in Cairo, Ga., on Saturday, June 28, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. Daniel Arrieta, 47, of Hialeah, Fla., was driving the truck southbound on Georgia 112 and lost control of the vehicle… Read More »




MWR, AARON’S to Honor FSU Title at July Daytona Race

ATLANTA — Florida State University’s trophy case holds lots of hardware, but none for motorsports. Aaron’s and Brian Vickers plan to change that. Vickers’ No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota will carry a special paint scheme honoring FSU’s 2013 BCS National Championship football team when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway on July 5. The garnet and… Read More »







Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/27

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 26 and June 27, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Jennifer Leigh Bullock, 35, failure to appear; G. Hines, BPS; Reginald Tavarius Cilston, 24, 168 Melissa Drive, Bainbridge, driving while license expired, adult seat belt violation, improper backing, reckless driving, obstruction of an officer… Read More »




State troopers crackdown on impaired drivers

The Georgia mobilization of Operation Zero Tolerance (OZT), the nation’s high visibility impaired driving enforcement campaign began today and runs through Sunday, July 6. “During this period, Georgia State Troopers are joining law enforcement officers from across the country in concentrating on getting impaired drivers off the roads,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/25

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 23 and June 24, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Calvin Jerome Close, 50, failure to appear; BPS; Latarvis Sentell Tarver, 30, probation violation-original charges of disregarding a stop sign, fleeing, driving with a suspended license; C. Prindle, BPS; Robert McKensley Lovett, 47, loitering, possession… Read More »

County commissioner criticizes budget, re-appointment of county attorney

Decatur County commissioner Russell Smith voted no on two key decisions that county commissioners had to make at their Tuesday meeting, during which they approved the budget for the county’s 2014-2015 Fiscal Year. Smith was the lone no vote on the county’s annual budget, saying he didn’t feel it was appropriate to budget money for the county-maintained Pines… Read More »




Water, sewage rates to increase in Donalsonville

Residents of Donalsonville will see their monthly utility bills go up slightly. The water and sewer monthly base rate is going up by one dollar. It will now cost $.20 more per thousand gallons of water used. The increase will go to keep payment on track for Donalsonville’s state-of-art Marty Shingler Waste Water Treatment Facility. It is a… Read More »

Grady EMS preparing for Sept. 1 launch of private EMS

Grady EMS of Atlanta is busy getting things in place to officially take over operation of Decatur County’s Emergency Medical Service on Sept. 1. Pete Richey, the director of business development with Grady EMS, spoke to Decatur county commissioners Tuesday night. Grady EMS human resources has been in Bainbridge this week interviewing 24 applicants for positions within the… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/24

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 23 and June 24, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Charity Michell Bowen, 20, 344 Flint River Heights, Bainbridge, aggravated assault (Family Violence Act); J. Williams, SO; Herbert Lee Cooper, 30, 1315 Reynolds St., Bainbridge, disorderly conduct; P. Bryant, BPS; Jerry Lee Harrison, 41, 375… Read More »

Decatur County Commissioners to meet Tuesday night

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St. Among other business, commissioners will consider final adoption of their Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget. Commissioners held the second of two public hearings on the budget on Monday morning. County Administrator Gary… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/23

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 20 and June 23, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Earnest Larry Lowery, 41, DUI, seat belt violation, failure to maintain lane, failure to report accident, leaving the scene of an accident; TFC D. Fretwell, GSP; Devetriss Rashawn Chukes, 27, DUI, aggravated stalking (Family Violence… Read More »