Bainbridge & Decatur County Arrest Report, 5/13/14

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: Christopher Cody Helms, 24, drugs to be kept in original container, DUI (drugs), open container in vehicle, reckless driving, drug-related objects, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce), adult seat belt law violation, GSP;… Read More »

Downtown Bainbridge Street Dance is Friday

Get your lawn chairs ready and put on your dancin’ shoes! Downtown Bainbridge is bringing back a much beloved event, the street dance! On Friday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. head to downtown Bainbridge for entertainment by Lucretia’s School of Dance followed by a concert by local band SOWEGA Trainwreck. The band will perform until 10:00 p.m. During the concert, visit… Read More »

Decatur, Seminole county officials to pow-wow on final decision for private EMS

[polldaddy poll=8044315]   Selected Decatur County and Seminole officials will meet after Decatur County Commissioners’ Tuesday morning meeting ends with the goal of making a final reccomendation on a proposed private EMS service to cover both counties. They will review the specifications of bids from 3 private ambulance services and weigh the bids against the cost of keeping… Read More »

Southwest Georgia weather forecast for May 13-May 15

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast for May 13-May 15: Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 5/13

Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. Isaiah 58:9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression,… Read More »

State Senator Dean Burke spoke to BSC graduates Saturday

Bainbridge State College’s commencement was  Saturday, May 10, at the Student Wellness Center. Bainbridge State College President Richard Carvajal talked about  some of the history of the College, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and recognized the College’s first two graduates, Melvin “Tuffy” Nussbaum and Terry F. Prince, as well as some of the charter faculty members. Georgia State Sen.… Read More »

Bainbridge / Decatur County Arrests for 5/9 – 5/11

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 9 and May 11, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety:  Erica Denise Choice, 27, 6820 Highway 374, Donalsonville, Ga., driving in violation of limited permit, DUI/alcohol/less safe driver, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce), failure to maintain lane; T. Anderson, GSP; Carson… Read More »

Southwest Georgia woman makes history as state’s oldest college graduate

Mrs. Waunell Reichert, age 84,  of Thomasville, Ga., made history on Saturday, May 2 when she walked across the stage at Thomas University’s Spring 2014 commencement. Waunell is the oldest person in the State of Georgia to have graduated from college. In addition to receiving her diploma, Waunell was also honored with a resolution from Georgia State Representative Darlene… Read More »

Donalsonville News Briefs

Judge Ronnie Joe Lane to hear Supreme Court Case ATLANTA, GA – Superior Court Judge Ronnie Joe Lane of the Pataula Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Keith Blackwell in the appeal of Georgia Department of Community Health et al. v. Northside Hospital, Inc. (S14G0341) and Kennestone Hospital, Inc. v. Northside Hospital, Inc.… Read More »

Decatur County Board of Commissioners Agenda for May 13

Regular Meeting of The Decatur County Board of Commissioners May 13, 2014 Agenda   9:00 AM CALL TO ORDER Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda Special Presentations: 4-H Teams: Shotgun and Judging Teams Charles Williams – Workforce 44 Public Participation Approve Minutes of Commissioners Meeting held April 22, 2014.   OLD BUSINESS: (1) Privatization of EMS… Read More »

Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast for 5/12 and 5/13

Your Southwest Georgia weather forecast for Monday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 13: Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night: 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 5… Read More »

Vote Online for Decatur County’s May 20 primary election

This online survey is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Here’s your chance to cast your vote for candidates running in local races as part of the Primary Election to be held on May 20, 2014. Early voting is underway at the Decatur County Fairgrounds, 1211 Vada Road, Bainbridge, between Monday-Friday, May 5-9 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 5/12/14

1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 1 John 4:11 Dear friends, since God so loved us,… Read More »

First-ever Faceville Tomato Festival is Saturday

Drive down Georgia 97 South in Decatur County, also known as the Jack Wingate Highway, to the village of Faceville and you’ll see hundreds of acres of tomatoes growing in the fields. “It’s tomatoes that put Faceville on the map, so we thought we’d celebrate the tomato as well as our community spirit,” said Kyle Duke, whose sister Camille… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Briefs

Here are some news items of interest from around South Georgia: The untold story of how Major League Baseball player David Ross was born in Bainbridge, Ga. (New England Sports Network) A Blakely man has pled guilty to felony charges stemming from the peanut salmonella outbreak (Food Safety News) Camilla, Ga.,  irrigation specialist helps farmers conserve water (RFD-TV)… Read More »

Downtown Bainbridge Master Plan can now be read online

News Release The Downtown Development Authority of Bainbridge partnered with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Municipal Association, and the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government in the Renaissance Strategic Visioning & Planning pilot program to create a Downtown Master Plan.  The purpose for creating a downtown master plan is to create a vision and… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 5/9/14

1 Corinthians 2:9 However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight Hebrews 10:35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.