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Ellianos to open at Five Points on Thursday

Bainbridge, Georgia, has become known for its soaring oak trees, sleepy Flint River, and antebellum charm, but soon ... Read more | Add your comment

Morningside Baptist Church wraps up Backyard Bible School outreach

Vacation Bible School is a staple at most churches throughout the summer. However, one local church went beyond ... Read more | Add your comment

Grace Christian Academy to break ground on Athletic Complex later this summer

A longtime dream of Grace Christian Academy founders, parents and students is finally coming to fruition; the school ... Read more | Add your comment

DCFR purchases first ballistic vests for engineers

Decatur County Fire & Rescue recently purchased their first ballistic vest, following a series of scenarios involving the ... Read more | Add your comment


Decatur County School System acquires drug dog for the 2021-22 school year

Thursday night at the Decatur County Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Tim Cochran provided the Board with his regular Administrative Services report. He was pleased ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jill Holloway.


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

by Staff Reports.


Local game warden receives award

The Command Staff is pleased to announce that Game Warden Keith Boatright of Region V Law Enforcement has been selected to receive the Rocky Wainwright ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:59 am


Commissioners hear of garbage pickup issues

County residents have recently taken to social media to complain of garbage pickup issues, while others opted to meet with County Commissioners in person to ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:46 am


WBE receives Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries $5,000 grant

Tuesday, May 18, West Bainbridge Elementary School was one of 205 schools from 43 states across the country to receive a $5,000 grant through the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:38 am


Hermann hired as new BHS Boys Varsity Soccer Coach

As a new school year rolls in, the Bainbridge Varsity Boys soccer team is getting a new coach, in addition to BHS getting a new ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Monday, June 14, 2021 3:29 pm

Lynn Roberts

Thanks, I Needed That

With a title like “Thanks, I Needed That,” you might imagine a little Mennen Skin Bracer. Remember that commercial? Probably not, but that’s what the ... Read more

by Lynn Roberts, Monday, June 14, 2021 9:37 am


Congratulations to my Dawg!

I’m late to share my pride, but nevertheless proud. Last month, my sister, Alex graduated from University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Monday, June 14, 2021 9:35 am


Legislators discuss bills at Republican Party Meeting

The Decatur County Republicans convened at Spring Hill Tree Farm on Tuesday evening. Attendees were met by Georgia State Representatives Joe Campbell and Darlene Taylor, ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Monday, June 14, 2021 9:32 am


Rec. Authority looks to add more summer sports

The Bainbridge-Decatur County Recreation Authority met Thursday afternoon for a board meeting, with the 2022 budget as the main discussion. The Authority’s total proposed revenue ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Monday, June 14, 2021 9:29 am


Decatur County Commissioners hear of money-saving options

This past Tuesday, the Decatur County Commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting. One of the items on the agenda was a presentation by Brian Hutchinson, ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Monday, June 14, 2021 9:27 am

James Scarborough

Fragile Contents Need Extra Care

I suppose that Gale and I are not the only parents whose adult children leave lots of their belongings behind when they leave home. Those ... Read more

by James Scarborough, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:53 am


Juneteenth Jubilee planned for the first time

A local Black History Month grassroots social organization known widely as the Phoenix Affaire Group is making plans to stage what’s believed to be Bainbridge’s ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:44 am


How I spent my summer vacation

For many years my two daughters have come together each summer to spend some quality time with their Mom. Due to COVID-19 and a few ... Read more

by Carolyn Iamon, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:39 am

Dan Ponder

Joyful, Joyful

The rainbow was framed between two cypress trees as I walked out on the dock at Compass Lake. It was a bit unexpected since it ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:35 am


Bainbridge students participate in play coming to Cairo High School, Grady Co.

With the start of summer comes the search for entertainment opportunities. Never has this been truer than after a year of lock down and restrictions. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:32 am


DCBOE participates in Industry Immersion Tour with Chamber

Monday morning, faculty and staff from the Decatur County Board of Education attended an industry immersion tour sponsored by the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:09 am


An icon of Education

After 46 years in education, Dr. Larry Clark is retiring from his position as Principal of Jones Wheat Elementary School, a role he has held ... Read more

by Carolyn Iamon, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:05 am


FNB offers array of destinations with Travel Club

Thursday afternoon, a crowd of people gathered upstairs at First National Bank for a preview party for the First Adventures Travel Club. Those in attendance ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Monday, June 7, 2021 3:18 pm


Beat the Badge run to offer fun for kids and community alike

This past April, the YMCA held their Couch Potato to 5k training program. Those practice runs were held in preparation for the upcoming Beat the ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:12 am


VFW Post 4904 awarded Diamond Jubilee plaque

During COVID-19, Bainbridge-Decatur County’s VFW Phillips-Jester Post 4904 celebrated the 75th Anniversary of their Post. Commander-in-Chief Harold “Hal” Roesch, II commended the chapter through a ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:07 am


Downtown Bainbridge celebrates 30 years as Mainstreet Community

Downtown Bainbridge has a lot to be proud of, as they recently celebrated 30 years of being a Georgia Mainstreet Community. Being a Georgia Mainstreet ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:01 am

Dick Yarbrough

Cows have legitimate beef with climate change crowd

Okay, enough is enough and I have had enough. I have had to endure watching lawless thugs firebomb buildings and claiming we need to defund ... Read more

by Dick Yarbrough, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:55 am


Milestone Pediatrics to offer day camp

As the school year closes and summer vacation kicks in to full swing, various summer camps are offered to local kids. One new day-camp that ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:32 am


Elrod wins Georgia Farm Bureau Essay Contest

Walker Elrod was recently named the state winner of the 2021 Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Middle School Essay Contest. Elrod was a seventh-grade student at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:25 am


RIP Club LaVela

As I was browsing Facebook on Monday afternoon, I came across a post asking if Panama City Beach’s iconic Club LaVela was being torn down. ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:29 am

Dick Yarbrough

Some random thoughts on some random subjects

If Republicans have a strategy for remaining the majority party in Georgia, I am missing it. So far, it seems to be about punishing anyone ... Read more

by Dick Yarbrough, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:25 am