Category | Lifestyle

Beyond the call of duty

Posted on 11 May 2016

Story and Photos by Brandon O’Connor For seventeen years Officer Maurice Gaines has walked the halls as a school police officer in Decatur County Schools. He starts each day by assisting with student drop-off at Hutto Middle School. Some parents drop their kids off across the street so he works to make sure each kid […]

Back in business

Posted on 16 April 2014

  Nicole Nichols By Powell Cobb Reporter Bainbridge is a town rooted deep with tradition. That’s one of the reasons why native Nicole Nichols decided to move back after graduating from Auburn in 2007. She wanted to live in a place where people knew her name and cared about her. She realized there wasn’t a […]

Returning home

Posted on 16 April 2014

  Story by Ashley Johnson In high school Allyson Whittaker had trouble finding her place among all the athletes as a dancer, musician and artist. She longed for experiences in the outside world but what she learned once she got there was how important her home of Bainbridge really was. An ambassador and Arch Society […]

Forever a librarian

Posted on 16 April 2014

Catherine the Librarian By CAROLYN IAMON News Writer Catherine Vanstone is not your stereotypical librarian, but a very imaginative, animated, creative and often playful person. She is employed as assistant librarian at the Gilbert H. Gragg Library in Bainbridge — a job she loves. She is in charge of keeping all the technology up-to-date and […]

Jill of all trades

Posted on 16 April 2014

Story by Ashley Johnson Jessica Allen felt like she fell flat when she landed back in Bainbridge permanently and unexpected. After more than a decade of life in Nashville, Allen was headed for a fellowship overseas. A creative mind with an entrepreneurial spirit, Allen was ready for a challenge and the next big adventure at […]

Love for agriculture

Posted on 16 April 2014

Lindsay Hayes By Powell Cobb Reporter There are people who love inspiring youth, and there are people who have a passion for it. Lindsey Hayes, agriculture extension agent for Decatur County, is an example of the passionate side. She leads the charge for agriculture programming in Decatur County schools, particularly the 4-H development program, helping […]

Ready to jump in

Posted on 16 April 2014

    Maggie Rentz Smith By CAROLYN IAMON News Writer Maggie Rentz Smith and her husband Greg, the town’s newest law team, are finding their lives to be quite a bit different after they decided to curtail their business associations in Atlanta and move back to Maggie’s hometown of Bainbridge a year ago. Smith, who […]

Vision for community

Posted on 16 April 2014

  Story by Ashley Johnson Lisa Martin If you don’t find Dr. Lisa Martin coaching her children’s tee ball team on a Saturday afternoon, you may want to try Fellowship Baptist Church where she teaches the Wee Kids program — or maybe she is in a classroom at Bainbridge Middle School dissecting cow eyeballs with […]

Heart for adoption

Posted on 16 April 2014

Story by Ashley Johnson   “I just feel like all children are so precious and a child is a child no matter where their DNA came from,” Janelle Cleveland said. Cleveland, a mother of three and a writer of invention patents, moved to Bainbridge with her husband Ryan in 2005 and the two have since […]

Voice of passion

Posted on 16 April 2014

  Barbara Cliffe Miller By CAROLYN IAMON News Writer   Those who meet Barbara Cliffe Miller for the first time are struck with two first impressions. The first is her physical stature— she is 6’2” in height and stands out in a crowd. The second is her incredible “can do” attitude, which she attributes to […]