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Bainbridge Salvation Army responds to COVID-19

With COVID-19, an unprecedented national emergency, increasing rapidly in communities across the country, The Salvation Army Bainbridge Service ... Read more | Add your comment

Bainbridge grocery stores pushed hard

Local grocery stores and their employees are hard pressed to keep up with the demand of the public, ... Read more | Add your comment

BoE discusses future for Decatur County schools

The Decatur County Board of Education met on Thursday night for their regularly scheduled work session, where Superintendent ... Read more | Add your comment

Bainbridge asks residents to follow safety procedures

The City of Bainbridge is currently taking all precautionary measures to help reduce the spread of germs in ... Read more | Add your comment

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Decatur County on map for Coronavirus

Decatur County has two confirmed cases of Coronavirus according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Read more | Add your comment

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420 with COVID-19 confirmed in Georgia

As confirmed cases and deaths from Coronavirus continued to climb around Georgia on Friday, Bainbridge thankfully remains without a positive test result of the virus. Read more | Add your comment

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Walmart employee credited with good deed

On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 3, a female shopper completed her purchases at the Bainbridge Walmart and pushed her cart full of groceries to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:50 pm

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Men under investigation for counterfeit money operation

What began as a simple burglary investigation has now turned into a case for the Secret Service after Decatur County Sheriff’s Office investigators found two ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:47 pm

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Animal Shelter continues mission amid Coronavirus pandemic

Even though the Bainbridge-Decatur County Animal Shelter is closed to the public, the work still must go on to care for the approximately 100 animals ... Read more

by Carolyn Iamon, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:45 pm

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Murder suspect arrested by Sheriff’s Office, GBI

Wednesday, March 25, was a victory for recent homicide victim, Angela Mae Young’s family. Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:44 pm

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Georgia to make absentee voting easier during COVID-19

Every Georgia voter will receive an absentee ballot request form in the mail ahead of the May 19 primaries, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:41 pm

Sports

Boys J.V. soccer looks back on strong start to season

This year, the Bainbridge J.V. boys soccer team was off to a great start.  Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:05 pm

Sports

Bainbridge J.V. girls end season a respectable 2-2-1

The Bainbridge girls J.V. soccer team went 2-2-1 this year. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:04 pm

James Scarborough

Difficult days hold some life changing lessons

Have you noticed that our American minds have become so desirous for more things that we have lost the ability to identify our needs from ... Read more

by James Scarborough, Friday, March 27, 2020 2:57 pm

Opinion

How are you using your time?

Spending time at home for a while, and as I also am working from home, I do not find it too boring. Read more

by Carolyn Iamon, Friday, March 27, 2020 2:55 pm

Dan Ponder

The time is now

In the past two weeks we have been bombarded with challenging news on every front, bringing uncertainty into our lives faster than we can comprehend.  Read more

by Dan Ponder, Friday, March 27, 2020 2:55 pm

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City imposes curfew as Coronavirus cases rise in Georgia

Bainbridge’s first confirmed case of Coronavirus was treated at Memorial Hospital and Manor Tuesday. The patient, a non-Decatur County resident, was sent home and is ... Read more

by Powell Cobb, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:47 pm

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100-year-old celebrates birthday with family through window

Evelyn Morris Harrell had quite the surprise for her 100th birthday last Saturday at her retirement home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nursing home ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:34 pm

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Woman’s murder investigated by authorities

ATV riders made a gruesome discovery on Saturday, March 21, when they found the body of Angela Mae Young in the wooded area off of ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:31 pm

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Decatur County Tax Office makes adjustments for COVID-19

As a precautionary measure to guard against the Coronavirus and to help ensure the health and safety of the public and our employees, the Decatur ... Read more

by Powell Cobb, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:14 pm

Opinion

Having Todd Gurley play football again in Georgia just feels right

Todd Gurley is an Atlanta Falcon! Read more

by Powell Cobb, Friday, March 20, 2020 3:52 pm

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Decatur County Sheriff’s Office investigating child molestation case

On March 18, 2020 at approximately 7:23 p.m., Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jordan Phillips received a phone call in reference to a possible child ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, March 20, 2020 3:46 pm

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Post-Searchlight to temporarily close front lobby starting Monday

Starting Monday, March 23, The Post-Searchlight will temporarily close its front lobby to walk-in customers in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 20, 2020 3:43 pm

Dan Ponder

This too shall pass with your help

I wrote this week’s article three days ago.  Read more

by Dan Ponder, Friday, March 20, 2020 3:35 pm

Dick Yarbrough

Trying to put some perspective to the Coronavirus pandemic

It has long been my policy not to weigh in on what everyone else in the media happens to be pontificating about at the time. Read more

by Dick Yarbrough, Friday, March 20, 2020 3:33 pm

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Rep. Taylor speaks on special Coronavirus session, current state of emergency

On Monday, March 16, 2020, the Georgia General Assembly convened for an unprecedented special legislative session. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 20, 2020 3:22 pm

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Samaritan Counseling center offers tips on coping with anxiety in stressful times

Everything changes.  Quickly.  It would almost be amazing if it wasn’t so scary how quickly things can change. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 20, 2020 3:18 pm

James Scarborough

Take heart- choose peace!

As I have joined the rest of you in trying to comprehend the things going on in our world, perhaps the biggest chore is trying ... Read more

by James Scarborough, Friday, March 20, 2020 3:16 pm

Sports

BMS tennis beats MacIntyre Park

The Bainbridge Middle School boy’s and girl’s tennis teams swept the Thomasville’s MacIntyre Park Middle School teams on Thursday winning 4-0 and 5-0 respectively.. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:42 pm

Sports

Bainbridge Lady Cats soccer pounces Doughtery County Lady Trojans 9-0

Last week in Albany the Bainbridge Lady Bearcat varsity soccer team took a 2-0 halftime lead before erupting with seven goals the second half for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:41 pm

Sports

Bainbridge sports in ‘holding pattern’

Following Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and the GHSA’s recommendations to close schools across the state for two weeks, Bainbridge sports are in a holding pattern ... Read more

by Powell Cobb, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:40 pm