Former welcome center to become new Drivers’ Services office

The Department of Driver Services announced today that they would be opening a facility in Bainbridge at the former Bainbridge CVB building sometime in 2015. In late 2013, the City of Bainbridge hosted a Hometown Connection meeting with Senator Dean Burke and Representatives Jay Powell and Darlene Taylor.  At that meeting, city officials toured the group through various… Read More »

Staff Reports

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 5/23/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 22 and May 23, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office: Stacey Glenn, 33, 631 Monroe St., Bainbridge, possesion of drug-related object, possession of counterfeit substances, reckless conduct (misdemeanor); C. Prindle, BPS; Jerry L. Perkins, 22, 445 W. Green St., Bainbridge, criminal trespass, terroristic threats… Read More »

First National Bank of Decatur County and Bainbridge Bancshares, Inc. Announce Retiring Directors and Election of New Directors

May 23, 2014 – (Bainbridge GA – First National Bank of Decatur County (FNBDC) and its holding company, Bainbridge Bancshares, Inc., recently announced the retirement of five long-serving directors and the election of new directors. Chairman of the Board Charles Whittaker thanked the five retiring original directors Vance Custer, Ronnie Cox, Don Kirksey, Dewey Robinson and Ralph Smith,… Read More »

Decatur County Commissioners to meet; EMS contract to be discussed

The Decatur County Board of Education will meet Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the County Administration Building, with the following agenda:   OLD BUSINESS: Approval of Agenda Special Presentations: None to be presented Public Participation Approve Minutes of Commissioners Meeting held May 13, 2014. Approve Minutes of Special Called Meeting held… Read More »

Customer service course offered to area employers

Seeking an inexpensive way to boost your employees’ customer service skills? The Max Customer Service course will be held in Bainbridge. This class is open to anyone in the community! Participants will learn methods to correct poor customer service habits and create a new, customer-friendly environment. The cost for the five-week course is only $20. The course begins Wednesday,… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 5/23

Hebrews 4:14-16 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every… Read More »

Bainbridge State College Announces Spring 2014 Dean’s & Honors Lists

Bainbridge State College Vice President for Academic Affairs Tonya Strickland has announced the students who earned the distinction of being named to the 2014 dean’s and the honors lists for Spring Semester, having earned a 3.5 (B+) grade point average or higher while attending Bainbridge State full time for dean’s list and taking at least seven and up… Read More »

Kolomoki Mounds State Park holding Memorial Day Beach Bash

Get ready to kick the summer off at Kolomoki Mounds State Park in Blakely, Ga.! Memorial Day weekend — music, blow up inflatables, corn hole tournament, sandcastle competition, canoe races and lots of fun in the sun at the Kolomoki beach! Bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon and night of fun. Hotdogs, drinks, and snowcones will… Read More »

Bainbridge & Decatur County Arrest Reports, 5/22/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 20 and May 22, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office:  Willie Frank Carter III, 25, 1500 Bethel Road Apt. F, Bainbridge, probation violation; T. Miller, BPS; Princette Elizabeth Johnson, 42, 303 W. Green St., Bainbridge, disorderly conduct; C. Strickland III, BPS; Max Dustin Rackley, 24, 718 Evans St.,… Read More »

Be careful while boating on Memorial Day weekend

What are you doing for the Memorial Day weekend?  If it involves heading to a local lake, you will be joining thousands on the water to celebrate.  When making your plans, be sure to include time to review rules and regulations of safe boating. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division there were 112… Read More »

Georgia State Patrol watching out for impaired drivers on holiday patrols

Georgia State Patrol watching out for impaired drivers on holiday patrols ATLANTA—Georgia State Troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety are preparing for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend with a focus on impaired drivers and seat belt violations.  The 78 hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins at 6… Read More »

Teachers of the Year honored at middle schools, Bainbridge High School

Please See Also: Decatur County Schools’ Teachers of the Year honored   Bainbridge Middle School Teacher of the Year – Libby Wheeler Libby Wheeler, a 7th grade life science teacher at BMS, grew up in nearby Pelham, GA.  She graduated from University of Georgia in 1991 with a in Middle School Education, majoring in science, and minoring in Physical… Read More »

Area high schools holding graduation this weekend

Congratulations to all of our Southwest Georgia High School graduates. Bainbridge High School held its graduation Tuesday night, with 317 graduates and 92 honor graduates. Jakob Thorn was the BHS valedictorian and Brooke Parker was the salutatorian. Seminole County High School held its graduation May 16 and 96 students graduated. The SCHS valedictorian was Wendy Bunce and the… Read More »

Your Memorial Day Weekend weather forecast

  Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. West wind around 10 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 95. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 5/22

John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. Numbers 6:24-26 The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports, 5/21/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 20 and May 21, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office: Derius Raoule Green, 24, 2445 Fowlstown Road, Bainbridge, probation violation-original charge possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; S. Hughes, SO; Austin Eugene Gunn, 18, no address listed, burglary; walk-in, SO; Delores Nelson Hicks, 75, 1584 Wilcox… Read More »

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast, Wed. through Friday

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Light west wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a… Read More »