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Burning Candlewick & More opens doors

Bainbridge has experienced much economic growth in recent years. But, it hasn’t just been big businesses like Taurus ... Read more | Add your comment

City enters agreement with DDA, First Baptist Church to purchase Cooper House

The Bainbridge City Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, January 19, where they unanimously decided to enter ... Read more | Add your comment

Willis Park Hotel catches fire, floods Sio’s

Tyler Thomas had just tucked his daughter in bed when he received a call from The American sous ... Read more | Add your comment

Harrells purchase Alderman’s building, plan for renovation

Lauren and Mark Harrell both work full-time, but their love for downtown Bainbridge and its recent growth inspired ... Read more | Add your comment

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Paerosol Global Partners to bring 140 jobs to Bainbridge

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Thursday that Paerosol Global Partners LLC (PGP), a manufacturer of disinfectant solutions and spraying instruments, plans to invest nearly $17 ... Read more | Add your comment

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Cougars, Lady Cougars Basketball beat Georgia Christian

The GCA Cougars Basketball teams squared off with Georgia Christian Friday afternoon. The Varsity Boys won with a sizeable lead, 56-43, while the Varsity Girls ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:28 pm

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Bearcats named to All-Region teams

The Bainbridge Bearcats had an amazing football run this season, coming up just short in the Semifinals against the Marist War Eagles. Their hard work ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:24 pm

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Bearcats beat Syrupmakers in Saturday night game

The Varsity Boys Bearcat Basketball team played an away game against Cairo on Saturday. They had the lead for most of the game, ultimately scoring ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:20 pm

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DCBOE applies to be vaccination provider

Thursday, January 21, The Decatur County Board of Education held their monthly meeting, where Superintendent Tim Cochran informed the Board, the Decatur County School system ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Monday, January 25, 2021 2:41 pm

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MHM wins 1st Place Quality Award

Bainbridge Memorial Hospital and Manor was recently presented with the 1st Place Quality Award by the Georgia Hospital Association for their community engagement pertaining to ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:23 pm

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Poitevint appointed to Georgia Ports Authority

Governor Brian Kemp recently appointed four members of the Georgia Ports Authority, one of whom is Alec Poitevint. The chairman and president of Southern Minerals, ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:25 pm

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Two-vehicle collision results in fatality

Monday, January 11, a two-car collision occurred at the intersection of GA 310 and GA 38 that resulted in a fatality. According to reports, Pearlie ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:22 pm

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Dr. Robinson authors book of encouragement

Don Robinson, MD, who retired from his obstetrical/gynecological practice Jan. 31, 2019, after serving our medical community for 33 years, has devoted his spare time ... Read more

by Carolyn Iamon, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:20 pm

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WQLI Radio Station wins GAE4-HA Award

WQLI Radio Station is the main station aired in Mitchell County and is based in Bainbridge, Georgia. The station is part of Flint Media, Inc. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:51 pm

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Simmons sworn in for 13th year as volunteer officer

Ramsay Simmons III recently was sworn in for his thirteenth year as a volunteer officer for the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. Simmons is not only ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:49 pm

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Hutto Middle School student chosen to lead Girls Empowering Movement Physical Activity Program

Mercy Williams, Hutto Middle School 6th grader, has been selected by HealthMPowers as a student leader for the new Girls Empowering Movement Program (GEM). Sponsored ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:47 pm

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Lessons from A Backyard Swing

I am not always right in my expectations of things, but once in a while I get it right. I expected that Christmas would be ... Read more

by James Scarborough, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:43 pm

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Car crashes due to medical emergency

On Monday, January 11, Christopher Williams was driving south on East River Road. At roughly 3:35 p.m., he appeared to have a seizure, causing him ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Friday, January 15, 2021 4:23 pm

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MHM begins Phase 1A+ of COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, January 13, began the first day of administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination for the public under Phase 1A+ at Memorial Hospital and Manor. Infection ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, January 15, 2021 4:21 pm

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DCSO arrests one for meth

On Sunday, January 9, an arrest was made at Decatur County Jail for possession of meth. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Deputy ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:42 pm

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Bainbridge native retires from Army

Bainbridge native Master Sergeant Leonard Strickland was recently honored at his retirement ceremony on December 15, following 26 years of distinguished service in the Army. ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:37 pm

Sports

Bearcats beat TCC on Senior Night

Following a forfeiture from Monroe on Tuesday, the Bearcats took on their first region opponent TCC at home Friday, where they won 70-47 on Senior ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:20 pm

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Decatur County E911 upgrades security, technology features

At the Decatur County Commissioner’s meeting Tuesday, January 12, Tonya Griffin with Decatur E911 presented a contract agreement to provide 911 with a host of ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:38 pm

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Make Sure You Are the Real Thing!

Gale and I both agree that we need to eat less candy, but putting our intentions into practice is often a challenging task. We made ... Read more

by James Scarborough, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:09 pm

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MHM hosts blood drive later this week

The blood mobile will be situated at several different locations in town on separate days of this week. On Wednesday, January 13, it will be ... Read more

by Carolyn Iamon, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:05 pm

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Workers unearth gas tank during Chason Park expansion

On Monday, January 4, during the city’s renovation project on Chason Park, two tanks were uncovered by work crews. Neither the workers, contracted from Mike ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Friday, January 8, 2021 3:02 pm

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Board of Elections to certify Senate runoff results next week

Chief Elections Official Carol Heard has been hard at work, summarizing the total number of votes that were tallied during the Senate runoff on January ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, January 8, 2021 2:54 pm

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WBE teacher wins scholarship

West Bainbridge Elementary Kindergarten teacher, Ashley Strickland was surprised at a faculty meeting earlier this week when she announced the recipient of the Susan Johnson ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, January 8, 2021 2:52 pm

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Wrestle Cats place at Valdosta Wildcat Invitational

The BHS Wrestling Cats attended the Valdosta Wildcat Invitational over the holiday break. There they competed against teams like Clay, Colquitt, Valdosta and TCC, to ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Friday, January 8, 2021 9:03 am

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Bearcats basketball go 2-1 in post- Christmas tournament

The Bearcats went 2-1 at the Colquitt County post-Christmas basketball tournament, beating Worth County and Westwood, while narrowly losing to Valdosta. The team kicked off ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, January 8, 2021 8:58 am