Predators in the Shallows

by Ron Childs In 1916, four swimmers were killed by a great white shark off the beaches in New Jersey.   This became the basis for the movie Jaws. This movie has fueled a fear and a fascination with sharks that has been unprecedented in modern history. So what are the facts about shark attacks? […]

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Bainbridge-Decatur County Longbeards invite outdoorsmen and women to local chapter

Local outdoorsmen and women will have the opportunity to conserve wildlife and minister children as part of a new chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Spearheaded by chapter president Shannon Dunaway, the Bainbridge-Decatur County Longbeards are currently orchestrating numerous events that centers around ministering children. The focus goes beyond just turkey hunting. “We will […]

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Cabin Life

Cabin Life

Story by Powell Cobb Photos by Jessica Cannon There isn’t much to see from U.S. Hwy. 27 when driving through Clay County, Georgia. A Days Inn, a Huddle House, but mostly farmland, a rural landscape of fenced in fields and livestock. Then you reach White Oak Pastures. The overarching sign to the main entrance is […]

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Wingate’s legacy continued through summer outdoors camp

Wingate’s legacy continued through summer outdoors camp

The City of Bainbridge is working hard to preserve the legacy of Jack Wingate, “The Sage of Seminole,” through a summer day camp that teaches children and youth about a variety of outdoor activities, as well as our local history. Wingate was a local legend, known as much for his personality and love for life […]

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Outdoor camp brings the gospel to kids

Outdoor camp brings the gospel to kids

By Drew Hall “Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” This sentence ends every email that Brad Gill of 30-30 Ministries sends. It’s also a very good description of what 30-30 Ministries is all about. If you’ve ever tried to share your faith with someone you’ve never met, you should understand […]

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Memorial reef placed in honor of John Thompson

Memorial reef placed in honor of John Thompson

By Carol Cox, Board of Directors of Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association How do you say good-bye to the love of your life? How do you say good-bye to someone who has been your mate, your best friend, and even your best fishing buddy? For Bonita Thompson, her husband John had been all these things […]

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BSC students say river trips build connections

BSC students say river trips build connections

By CAROL HEARD Bainbridge State College Communications Specialist Kori Odum of Cairo, Ga., never thought a kayaking trip with her classmates and several Bainbridge State College faculty and staff members would help her with her organic chemistry class. But it has, said the pre-veterinary University of Georgia in Athens senior. She is taking organic chemistry […]

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Items For The “Just In Case”

Items For The “Just In Case”

By Joyce Kramer What a thrill to be invited to come along with a group of friends or family for a day out on the boat. Perhaps it will be a fishing experience. Maybe a ride on the rivers. Whatever the activity, it will be fun. However, you may not be familiar with what type […]

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Need to change your hunting luck? Try these superstitions!

Need to change your hunting luck? Try these superstitions!

by Joyce Kramer While waiting for a shot at their prey, the modern hunter can not help but think about what it was like back in the days of wooden guns and iron men. The fact is, there were a lot of superstitious practices that are used by the modern hunter to ensure a good […]

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Silver Lake keeps changing, improving

Silver Lake keeps changing, improving

By Justin Schuver The Silver Lake Management Wildlife Management Area is one of the more pristine, naturally beautiful parts of Decatur County, and Greg Flood is determined to help keep it that way. Flood was hired earlier this year, to serve as the first full-time manager of the 9,828-acre property, which is currently maintained by […]

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