News from Around Our Area

Peanut growers worry about unintended impact of farm bill BAINBRIDGE, GA. — In the heart of the nation’s peanut zone, farmers are putting substantially more runners into the ground than they did last year. And in the eyes of some industry experts, that boom might spell doom. “Runner peanuts” are used to make peanut butter _ not the bigger… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 6/6

Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.    John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.    Matthew 7:14 But small is the gate and narrow… Read More »

Your Weekend Weather Forecast for Southwest Georgia

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind around 5 mph… Read More »

Decatur County increasing its inmate labor fees

Decatur County has increased the standard rate for providing inmate labor to other local governments from $40,000 per year to $50,000 per year, but it’s a move that at least one customer was not satisfied with. The Cairo Messenger reported in its June 3 issue that Grady County Commissioners were considering not renewing the contract to receive inmate… Read More »

Counterfeit money reported; other recent police reports

Counterfeit money has been reported in circulation by multiple businesses in Bainbridge during the past week, according to Bainbridge Public Safety incident reports. On Monday morning, Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Chris Avery talked with a local bank employee who said she had found three counterfeit ten-dollar bills among the money that was deposited in the overnight drop box.… Read More »

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast for Thursday and Friday

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. West southwest wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Mostly sunny, with a high near… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 6/5

Ephesians 2:8-10 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.   1 Corinthians 15:10 But… Read More »

Jim Woodruff Lock on Lake Seminole remains closed for repairs

News Release MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District announces the Jim Woodruff Lock – located on the Apalachicola River in Chattahoochee, Fla. – is currently closed to all vessels as repairs are underway at the lock, but exceptions are being made to accommodate commercials vessels. Mechanical problems caused the lock gates to become… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/04/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 3 and June 4, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety: Shabria Shantrell Harper, 22, 1101 Third St., Bainbridge, driving while license suspended/revoked; T. Miller, BPS; Bruce Anthony James, 23, 705 E. Planter St., Bainbridge, driving while license withdrawn, adult seat belt violation; C. Strickland III, BPS; Ashley Victoria Jest,… Read More »

Georgia Senator Calls on Obama Administration to Declassify Intel on Taliban Five

“The American people should know who these men are.”   WASHINGTON- Last night, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, sent the following letter to President Obama, calling for the declassification of intelligence related to the five Afghan nationals who were transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Qatar.   “In addition to… Read More »

City of Bainbridge offering up summer fun

Second Annual Bainbridge Spring 5K Run – Saturday, June 6 Time: Registration starts at 7 a.m., race time is at 8 a.m. Don’t forget to sign up for the second annual Bainbridge Spring 5K Run! Preregistration is $15 and $20 the day of the run! Preregistration ends Thursday, June 5th. Age groups are 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39,… Read More »

Scripture of the Day, 6/4

1 Thessalonians 5:1-6  1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.  2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.  3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon… Read More »

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast for Wednesday, June 4

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in… Read More »

Neglect of elderly man alleged at personal care home

A personal care home in Bainbridge is under investigation after one of its residents was hospitalized and there were signs he was neglected, according to a Bainbridge Public Safety incident report. On Thursday, May 29, BPS Investigator Ryan Deen met with representatives of the Georgia Department of Community Health and from the SOWEGA Council on Aging. The two… Read More »

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 »

Scripture of the Day, 6/3

Luke 21:34-36 Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able… Read More »

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast for Tuesday, June 3

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. East wind around 5 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Thanks to the National… 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 »