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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 »




Bainbridge & Decatur County Arrest Report, 5/15/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 12 and May 13, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety:  Jimmy Holland, 46, 3153 Old Jenkins Road, Donalsonville, Ga., probation violation-original charge possession of cocaine, SO; Melissa Ann Smarr, 28, 605 S. Norton Street, Boston, Ga., possession of marijuana (misdemeanor); V. Edmond, SO; Lisa… Read More »

‘Nunsense’ opens Thursday at Bainbridge Little Theatre

Bainbridge Little Theatre presents its production of the comedy ‘Nunsense’, this Thursday, May 15, through Sunday. Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister… Read More »




‘Hundreds of hours’ spent on privatized EMS study

UPDATE: Decatur County Commissioners have scheduled a called meeting for Monday, May 19 at 6 p.m., at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton Street, with the agenda to concern the EMS privatization decision that was tabled at the regular commissioners meeting on Tuesday, May 13.   Hundreds of hours have been spent by Decatur County commissioners and their staff… Read More »

Bainbridge & Decatur County arrest report for 05/14/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 13 and May 14, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety: Adan Sanchez Gomez, 31, 730 Planter Street, Bainbridge, DUI, driving while license withdrawn, failure to stop for stop sign, failure to drive within single lane; C. Prindle, BPS; Margaret Tynease Pate, 22, 1220 MLK… Read More »




40th BSC Commencement highlights anniversary

News Release Bainbridge State College honored more than 200 graduates who participated in the College’s 40th commencement on Saturday, May 10, as well as honored those who helped paved their way more than 40 years ago. Founding President Edward Mobley, and charter faculty and staff members Drs. David Hay, Ray Chambers and Jim Young, and the late Drs. Bob… Read More »

County moving on from loss of city’s garbage?

Almost a month to the day after the Bainbridge City Council made the move to take its garbage somewhere else besides the Decatur County Landfill, Decatur County Administrator Gary Breedlove seemed say Tuesday that the county was moving past the ‘breakup,’ at least financially. [Translation: we’d like to have you back, but if you’re really gone, we’re doing fine… Read More »