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A Home to Treasure

Posted on 11 May 2016

By Carolyn Iamon Photos by Nichole Buchanan Webster’s Dictionary defines Heritage as something handed down from one ancestor to another, as a characteristic, a culture, or tradition. The Reynolds Family home at 524 E. Shotwell St. is a home deserving of the term heritage. It is full of family history and a treasure to be […]

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A Historical tour through Oak City Cemetary

Posted on 11 May 2016

Story by Brandon O’Connor Photos by  Nichole Buchanan and Brandon O’Connor As you pass through the iron and brick gate marking the entrance to Oak City Cemetery you are transported back in time. Oak trees overlook the countless graves where for over 160 years the residents of Bainbridge have been laid to rest. Like silent […]

Strings broaden musical tastes for Grace Christian Academy students

Posted on 11 May 2016

By Carolyn Iamon Photos by Nichole Buchanan & Carolyn Iamon Seven years ago Charlie Strickland began a project to offer a cultural music experience to a small group of sixth grade students at Grace Christian Academy. He started giving them lessons on stringed instruments, thereby creating the only stringed instrument program in the local schools. […]

Orchards to oils

Posted on 11 May 2016

by Powell Cobb photographs by Jessica Cannon The genesis of an idea can often be traced back to one’s childhood, in one form or another. Pecans have always been one of the consistent elements in Rob and Eric Cohen’s life. The brothers grew up in Brinson on a 100-acre orchard bought by their father. Rob […]

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 […]


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