Snow day

Published 8:11 pm Friday, February 12, 2010

After much anticipation Friday, it finally snowed.

As surrounding areas battled the snow as it flew all day, Decatur County had a nice little taste of it Friday shortly after 5 p.m.

Reports came through all day—It’s snowing in Colquitt; it’s snowing in Dothan, Ala. … Then shortly after 4 p.m., those reports of snow crept into Decatur County.

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Finally at 5 p.m., the white stuff came down—they were those big chucks of snow that just floated down and stuck—for a short time—to whatever it had landed upon.

Simply beautiful.

It didn’t seem to last long enough to cause any havoc, but it was a bit of a treat for those of us who haven’t been in snow much, or missed it from being northern transplants.

Come together

Thursday evenings get-together hosted by the Bainbridge-Decatur County Development Authority was a good reminder that we’re all in this together.

Development Authority Executive Director Rick McCaskill served up some exciting news, and we look forward to when an official announcement may be made of the industry that has committed to come here, but hasn’t yet signed on the dotted line.

He and the board members are working hard to ensure that industries are keeping Bainbridge and Decatur County in their spotlight, and a good way to do that is for the elected officials here have concerted and harmonizing cooperation.

But what the gathering also showed is that there are many issues that surpass municipal jurisdictions, and by coming together—in a causal manner that still adheres to the state Open Meeting Laws—much can be accomplished for the good of the community.