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BHS student wins state in Laws of Life essay contest

Bainbridge High School senior Corbin Austin recently was named the state winner for the Georgia Laws of Life ... Read more | Add your comment

First Port City Youth Leadership group competes in Amazing Shake competition

Friday morning twenty-five students involved in First Port City’s Youth Leadership Program took part in the annual Amazing ... Read more | Add your comment

Community rallies around BHS student injured in wreck

What was supposed to be a magical evening filled with high school memories, turned into a nightmare for ... Read more | Add your comment

Nelson Chapel AME Church hosts Spring Break Food Drive

This past Wednesday, a food drive was held at Nelson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in association with ... Read more | Add your comment


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.


Decatur Co. reports 85 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place order ended Thursday at midnight for most state residents, but he continued to warn people ages 65 and older, seniors ... Read more | Add your comment

by Powell Cobb.


Bearcat Varsity Soccer team wins on Senior Night

The Bearcat Varsity Boys soccer team defeated Monroe 10-2 on senior night . In between two tough region defeats to Cairo and Thomas County the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 11:12 am


Varsity Bearcats run rule Westover Patriots

The Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity Baseball team shut out region opponent Westover on Thursday at the Bearcat Diamonds. Playing a day early due to weather, might ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, April 16, 2021 11:06 am


Rotary gets update on Salvation Army services offered

This week’s Rotary meeting featured Merreann McDonald with the Salvation Army as the speaker. After giving a brief summary of the creation of the Salvation ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Friday, April 16, 2021 11:00 am

James Scarborough

Back to the Drawing Board!

While purchasing the items I needed to service my lawn tractor, I decided to buy new mower blades. I was not sure if the blades ... Read more

by James Scarborough, Friday, April 16, 2021 10:54 am

Lynn Roberts

Tried to Tell My Math Teacher

I really didn’t take mathematics in school. I took ‘Rithmatic. Remember the old school and the Three R’s: reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic? Forget spelling! I ... Read more

by Lynn Roberts, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:57 am

Dan Ponder

Food, Friends, Family

The tin of chocolate covered pecans came right on time, arriving around the first week of December. Some years we would open the package upon ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:54 am


Two BHS band students to continue music education at chosen university

Bainbridge High School band seniors Kaitlin Floyd and Brooklyn Willis are excited to announce they will be furthering their music education next year at University ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:04 am


Bands earn Superior Rating for 36th Consecutive Year

Congratulations to the Bainbridge High School Symphonic and Concert Bands! On March 25th, both bands earned Superior Ratings for the 36th CONSECUTIVE YEAR. A Superior ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:01 am


Nomad Nurse now offering Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Located off of South Scott Street, The Nomad Nurse is currently offering the Moderna coronavirus vaccine, with the first shipment of 200 arriving this week. ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:58 am


Decatur County Commissioners honor Captain Justin Bedwell

During Tuesday morning’s County Commissioner meeting, the Board of Commissioners presented the family of the late Captain Justin Bedwell with a plaque in honor of ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:56 am


City hires new horticulturist

The City of Bainbridge recently hired a new horticulturist Kyle Manderscheid to help maintain the grounds and beautify the upcoming landscape in Chason Park. Manderscheid ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:51 am


Decatur County YMCA begins Couch Potato to 5K training

In preparation for the upcoming Beat the Badge 5k run, the Bainbridge YMCA is hosting the Couch Potato to 5k program. These practice runs are ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Monday, April 12, 2021 12:04 pm


E&L’s Variety Store holds ribbon cutting ceremony

E & L’s Variety Store opened its doors on Friday, April 10. They hosted a grand opening with free giveaways! Laura Rhymes, owner of the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 12, 2021 11:59 am


Bearcats Varsity comes up short in recent contests

The Bainbridge High School Boys varsity soccer team gave hard fought performances, but came up on the short end in three recent contests. On March ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:55 am


Lady Cats Varsity Soccer split two Region Contests

The Bainbridge Varsity girls soccer team hosted a pair of Region contests last week defeating the Monroe High School Lady Tornadoes 10-0, while losing a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:52 am


Bearcats split games over Spring Break

Last week, the Bainbridge Bearcats baseball team took on Colquitt County and Lee County in non-region play. The Bearcats beat Colquitt County 11-3, before facing ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:50 am


GCA Middle School Tennis Team finishes season undefeated

The GCA Middle School tennis team finished their season last Thursday, going undefeated even when facing off against schools like BMS. This means the team ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:46 am

James Scarborough

Under the Microscope

When I was growing up I did not have lots of fancy toys, but I had all I needed to keep me occupied. I always ... Read more

by James Scarborough, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:43 am

Dan Ponder

Pillow Talk

Dan”, she screamed. “The tag goes on the inside.” Of course, I know it does because she has told me so a hundred times. It ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:32 am


Rotary Club hears more of downtown development at meeting

Last week’s Rotary program was presented by the Downtown Development Authority. This week the program was given by one of the major developers, Tyler Thomas ... Read more

by Carolyn Iamon, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:29 am


Georgia wins Water War with unanimous SCOTUS decision

The Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision on Thursday in regards to the ongoing dispute between Florida and Georgia over Georgia farmer’s usage of ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:25 am


Tree removal on Monroe St. expected to last several days

Last week, work began on removing a cypress tree on Monroe Street. The tree’s knees had begun growing into and crushing the storm drain boxes ... Read more

by Ethan Reddish, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:20 am


Car chase leads to wreck, arrests

On Monday, March 29, Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Vincent Edmond received a tip from Bainbridge Public Safety that eventually led to the arrest of ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:15 am


People gather for Holy Week service in Willis Park

Wednesday afternoon the Ministerial Association held an open air Holy Week service in Willis Park, while surrounded by individuals eager to hear God’s word. First ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Saturday, April 3, 2021 11:35 am


Body recovered at Bainbridge Marina

On Thursday, April 1, Bainbridge Public Safety, Decatur County Fire and Rescue, Decatur-Grady EMS, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources ... Read more

by Jill Holloway, Friday, April 2, 2021 1:19 pm