Thank a healthcare worker with boxes of Girl Scout cookies

Members of Girl Scout Troop 40310 have been working hard on various projects in the community, and throughout Seminole County since 2011. Over the past ten years, the Girl Scouts have partnered with the Friendship House and worked with members of the after school ministry to plant a garden, they have picked up trash all…

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Southwest Georgians mourn the loss of Capt. Justin Bedwell

At the request of Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, the funeral service for Capt. Justin Bedwell at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 4 will be held at Centennial Field in Bainbridge with Rev. Stephen Webb and Rev. John Thomas officiating. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing…

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Public library’s doors reopen by appointment

On Monday, March 1, public libraries in the Southwest Georgia Regional Library system reopened its doors for in-person services by appointment only and with safety rules in place including a mask requirement.  In an effort to accommodate as many individuals as safely as possible, there is a one hour time limit per appointment per day.…

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Expanded eligibility for vaccine begins Monday

Educators added to the eligibility list effective March 8 Governor Brian P. Kemp joined Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Chris Stallings at the State Capitol last week to provide an update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and expanded criteria to receive the vaccine, effective…

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Troy and Brad Phillips charged with murder of Captain Justin Bedwell

Troy Phillips and Brad Phillips have been charged with the following in the shooting of Decatur County Sheriff’s Officer Capt. Justin Bedwell: felony murder, aggravated assault of a Peace Officer, party to the crime of murder, attempted home invasion, aggravated assault – two counts for two occupants inside house they attempted to shoot their way…

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Thank a school board member for a job well done!

School Board Appreciation Week March 15-19, 2021 Imagine a community with no voice in the operation of its public schools. Think about an education system where all policy is set at the state or national level. Imagine putting the future of your children or grandchildren in the hands of people you don’t know and then being asked…

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Staying in Love

We met walking up the ramp to the gymnasium at Girard Junior High School.  We were both beginning the seventh  grade, the first year of junior high in those days. I had come from Cottonwood Elementary in the county school system and knew almost no one.  She had attended Highlands Elementary in the Dothan City…

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At large suspect in Brinson shootings now in custody

UPDATE-  The at-large suspect, Troy Phillips, is now in custody. No additional officers were harmed in his aprehension. GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Decatur County Both suspects, Brad Phillips and Troy Phillips now in custody and charged with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer. On Saturday, February 27, 2021, the GBI was requested by the…

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Lady Indians lose to Lady Fighting Irish

The Seminole County Lady Indians, the fourth seed from Region 1A, lost in Dublin Wednesday to the Lady Fighting Irish – the number one seed from Region 4A – 63-23 in the first round of the Georgia High School Association’s State Basketball tournament.  

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Indian tennis teams ace them all at the Bearcat Brawl

Picture above, left to right, back row: Coach Tina Fain, Rand Mims, Bryson Grantham, Rudra Patel, Landon Kirkland, Carson Odom, W.C. Craft, Jeb Burke, Jay Palmer and Coach Jim Palmer; front row:  Gracen Kirkland, Addie Holt, Parth Patel, Emilee Fain, Maggie Palmer, Ashlyn Thompson, Brinlee Easom, Ava Godwin and Hillary Bell. — Last Saturday, the…

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