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Class of 2020 to walk the stage at Centennial Field graduation in June

The Decatur County Board of Education announced Thursday they will be holding a commencement ceremony for the Class ... Read more | Add your comment

Bainbridge Band participates in nation-wide salute on Memorial Day

Several students from Bainbridge High School played TAPS over the weekend in response to Taps Across America, which ... Read more | Add your comment

Chase, crash ends in felony arrest

Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Trent Olhausen performed a routine traffic stop on a white SUV for running a ... Read more | Add your comment

Bainbridge, GCA grads selected to Mercer Med School’s Special Consideration Program

Bainbridge High School senior, Gracie Surratt and Grace Christian Academy senior, Garrett Donalson have a lot to be ... Read more | Add your comment

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DCSO arrests four after convenience store scuffle

Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Justin Kelly was working a case at Bishop’s Travel Center on Thursday when he apprehended two wanted men. Both men ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jill Holloway.

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A-1 Roof Trusses to bring 130 jobs to Bainbridge

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that A-1 Roof Trusses, a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses, plans to invest $17 million and create 130 ... Read more | Add your comment

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Dick Yarbrough

Prophetic words from a late and great commentator

I have long been an admirer of the words and works of the late Paul Harvey and his radio commentaries known as the “The Rest ... Read more

by Dick Yarbrough, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:31 pm

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Man arrested for assaulting, kidnapping mother over drugs

Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Justin Kelly responded to a report of assault on Friday, May 22, after Darryl Cumbie attacked his mother for not ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:29 pm

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SCCA students participate in Hands and Hearts for Horses

Beginning in January 2020, several of the students who are enrolled at Spring Creek Charter Academy (SCCA) and receive special education services in grades Pre-K ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:16 pm

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Raley wins City of Bainbridge essay contest about Hernando de Soto

The City of Bainbridge recently held an essay competition, where students were asked to write a 250-word essay on Hernando de Soto. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:15 pm

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Wi-Fi, new supplies incoming for students

Superintendent Tim Cochran announced at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting that the Decatur County School System had received a grant for six Wi-Fi busses to ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:13 pm

Opinion

A return to sports seems to be in sight

June 8 is the GHSA’s target date to open up conditioning for its member schools, and perhaps the first day of many for getting our ... Read more

by Powell Cobb, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:20 pm

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Southwest Georgia Farm Credit announces scholarship winners

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 Scholarship Program. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:18 pm

James Scarborough

God has beautiful plans for The Class of 2020

It is interesting how things can happen at what seems to be the most inopportune of times.  Read more

by James Scarborough, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:16 pm

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, officials give update on COVID-19

Last Thursday at the State Capitol, Governor Kemp and state officials delivered the following update on COVID-19: Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:15 pm

Lynn Roberts

To Mask or Not to Mask

Today, I borrow a few words from Mr. Shakespeare’s most famous play, Hamlet. Read more

by Lynn Roberts, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:14 pm

Dan Ponder

One jump at a time

For most of my life, my family has celebrated Memorial Day at Compass Lake.  Read more

by Dan Ponder, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:12 pm

Opinion

The story of my many career paths

This week the Class of 2020 will graduate in a virtual ceremony, and while many will be thrilled with endless new possibilities they will soon ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, May 22, 2020 11:16 am

Dick Yarbrough

A special group helps repay a special debt

For much of my adult life, I have tried to return to my alma mater, the University of Georgia, a portion of what the institution ... Read more

by Dick Yarbrough, Friday, May 22, 2020 11:15 am

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From father to son: Country Financial Agency changes hands

After more than 35 years of serving the southwest Georgia community, Lane Rich of Country Financial Insurance is passing the business on to his son, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 22, 2020 11:12 am

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Students get meals over break

The Decatur County School System finished their meals to go program this week. Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, May 22, 2020 11:10 am

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Mediacom Awards $1,000 Scholarship to Grace Christian Academy High School Grad

Mediacom Communications announced the selection of Lilah Widner, a Grace Christian Academy High School senior, as a recipient of the company’s World Class Scholarship program. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:58 pm

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Donalson selected as Recipient of the 2020 Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship

Garrett Donalson, a senior at Grace Christian Academy, in Bainbridge, Georgia, was recently selected as a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship for the Julian and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:55 pm

Dan Ponder

Letter of Recommendation

I joined part of my family on a Zoom meeting this past week. Read more

by Dan Ponder, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:53 pm

Lynn Roberts

Who’d a thunk it

With all that’s going on these days, a good question would be, “Who’d a Thunk It?” Sounds like something a dummy would say Read more

by Lynn Roberts, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:52 pm

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Area churches discuss opening doors under new guidelines

The Bowen Baptist Association recently met with a group of area pastors to discuss the reopening of church doors, following recommendations from Governor Brian Kemp ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:46 pm

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BLT making plans for a new season

Bainbridge Little Theatre board of directors met Monday evening and set its season for the upcoming year. Read more

by Carolyn Iamon, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:44 pm

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Testing ramps up in state

Georgia reached its lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized since hospitals began reporting data to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency on ... Read more

by Powell Cobb, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:42 pm

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SRTC Foundation awards over $37K in scholarships for summer semester

For the 2020 summer semester, which begins on May 21, the Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Foundation awarded scholarships to 56 students totaling over $37,000. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 15, 2020 2:37 pm

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BHS’s Moore recognized as regional Positive Athlete

Bainbridge cross-country runner Stokes Moore was recognized as the Most Positive Boys’ Cross-Country Athlete in Southwest Georgia by the Positive Athlete organization. Read more

by Powell Cobb, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:46 pm

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BPS arrests man for possession of meth

Following a tip of a suspicious person on Friday, May 8, Bainbridge Public Safety officer Gaston Corson arrested Brian Freeman for possession of methamphetamines. Read more

by Jill Holloway, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:44 pm