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Elberta Crate & Box Company suffers damage from fire

Smoke could be seen billowing in the sky on Friday night as one of Bainbridge’s oldest industries, Elberta Crate and Box Company caught fire. According to Bainbridge Public Safety Fire Chief Doyle Welch, E911 reported a structure fire at the company at approximately 9:35 p.m. Welch, along with numerous...
BAINBRIDGE, GA
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Local student Zoe Wells recieves National Honor for academic achievement

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced student Zoe Wells from Bainbridge, GA, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Co-founder and President James W. Lewis.
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2022 Wiregrass Two-A-Days: Early County Bobcats

BLAKELY, Ala. (WTVY) -- The Early County Bobcats drop down in classification and have their eyes set on winning the last game in 2022. Subscribe to our News 4 newsletter and receive the latest local news and weather straight to your email every morning. Get instant notifications on top stories from News 4 by downloading our mobile apps.
BLAKELY, GA
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Sneads eying fifth consecutive postseason appearance

SNEADS, Fla. (WMBB) – The Sneads football team is returning some key pieces from injury, eying a fifth consecutive season with a trip to the playoffs. The Pirates made it all the way to the Class 1A State Semifinals in 2020 and had a first-round exit in regionals last season. Head Coach Bill Thomas said […]
SNEADS, FL
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Lady Cats Softball team looks to make a playoff run in 2022

After a 15 win season and a playoff run in 2021, the Bainbridge High School softball team is ready and determined for another run in 2022. This season, former assistant coach Rex Wade will now be taking the reigns as previous head coach Chris Bryant is now the athletic director for BHS.
BAINBRIDGE, GA
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Rotary Club hears from JoNina Farms in Ochlocknee

The Bainbridge Rotary Club met for their weekly meeting at the Kirbo Center on Tuesday. The speaker for the day was Lindy Savelle with JoNina Farms in Ochlocknee, which specializes in growing citrus fruits. “Some people say that citrus is now, where blueberries were 20, 25 years ago,” Savelle said....
OCHLOCKNEE, GA
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Lady Cats Basketball team attends WNBA’s Atlanta Dream Game

For some students, summertime is a time of vacation, relaxation, or summer camp with friends. For the Bainbridge High School girl’s basketball team, summer brought the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to head coach Danny Evans and the Hold the Ropes Foundation. Evans was able to provide his players...
BAINBRIDGE, GA
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New Jackson County manufacturing building expected to bring dozens of jobs

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Revitalizing the Endeavor Property in Marianna and putting the more than 500 acres to use is important to local officials. “Governor Scott gave us this property right after Hurricane Michael, and my promise to him was that we would use it to revitalize Jackson County and make it a better place,” Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners Jim Peacock said.
JACKSON COUNTY, FL
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William Michael Corbett

William Michael Corbett, age 70, of Greenwood, FL, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.
GREENWOOD, FL
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Mrs. Inez W. Smith

Mrs. Inez W. Smith, age 79, of Marianna, Florida transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Sunday, August 7, 2022, in Marianna, Florida. Mrs. Smith was a member of Pope Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Marianna, Florida. Homegoing Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, August...
MARIANNA, FL
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Death investigation underway in Arlington

ARLINGTON, Ga. (WALB) - A death investigation is underway in Arlington, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). On Saturday, the Early County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to investigate after Justin Harris, 21, was found shot to death in his home. Shortly before 3 p.m., the sheriff’s...
ARLINGTON, GA
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Ten Georgia rural hospitals to receive $9M in stabilization grants from state agency

(The Center Square) — The Georgia Department of Community Health has awarded $9 million in Rural Hospital Stabilization Grants to 10 rural Georgia hospitals. The hospitals will each receive $900,000 to support initiatives strengthening underserved communities' access to care. The Rural Hospital Stabilization Grant, established in 2014, ostensibly helps...
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Damon Scott charged with battery after assault witnessed

A Bainbridge man was arrested by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. Damon Jay Scott was arrested on one count of battery after assaulting an employee of the V8P Shop Tuesday morning. According to Bainbridge Public Safety’s official report, the victim had arrived at the shop for work, when Scott backed his vehicle up and nearly struck hers. According to the victim, she honked her horn to let Scott know she was behind him.
BAINBRIDGE, GA
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Decatur County Fire & Rescue deems house fire a total loss

Tragedy struck this Tuesday when a fire engulfed a home just outside of Climax. Decatur County Fire and Rescue’s chief Charlie McCann and firefighter/public information officer Tyler Dalton spoke to the Post-Searchlight about the incident. According to both, no determination about the cause of the fire has yet to be made, with Dalton describing the damage as a total loss. “By the time they called us, there was heavy black smoke you could see all the way from 84,” he said. The fire appears to have started in proximity to the house’s deck. “I’d say it started outside and went in the house, by the way it looked,” McCann said.
DECATUR COUNTY, GA
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Matthew “Landon” Garcia

Landon was born on May 2, 2003 in Tallahassee, FL. He was a student at Marianna High School class of 2022. Landon enjoyed soccer and played all 4 years at MHS under the guidance of Coach Michael Gable. Landon enjoyed fishing and was extremely gifted at the game of Soccer. He was selected for MVP and Captain his senior year of high school. Landon was one of two chosen to represent our region, selected by the FACA state soccer committee, to play for the 2022 FACA ALL-STAR team hosted in Mulberry, FL.
MARIANNA, FL
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Lisa Boulden

Lisa Boulden, age 59, formerly, from the town of North East, Maryland passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at her residence in Marianna, Florida. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on February 21, 1963 and spent most of her life in Maryland where she worked for nineteen years as a rural carrier for the United States Postal Service. Lisa enjoyed traveling, baking, cooking, diamond puzzles, and was a huge ELVIS fan. Her greatest love was spending time with family and friends.
MARIANNA, FL
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