Category Archives: Breaking News

City of Bainbridge plans to raise millage rate to 5.575

Bainbridge, GA Mayor Edward Reynolds released a statement on Monday, July 21 saying the City of Bainbridge plans to raise its millage rate. The proposed new millage rate is 5.575 mills. The city council will have to hold public hearings and a final vote before the millage rate becomes permanent. The millage rate affects the rate at which property… Read More »

Decatur County Sheriff’s deputies, former Grady County deputy indicted by federal grand jury

U.S. Department of Justice News Release The Department of Justice announced today that a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia returned indictments charging four law enforcement officers with civil rights violations and obstruction of justice in connection with an incident that occurred at Bainbridge BikeFest in 2012.  A seven count… Read More »

BPS: four-year-old in Tallahassee hospital after being hit by car Saturday

A four-year-old child was injured after being struck by a car in Bainbridge on Saturday night, May 31, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. As of Monday, the child was reportedly in serious condition at a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital, according to BPS Major Robert Humphrey. The accident happened at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday night on Bluffton Drive, which is… Read More »

Breaking: Decatur County to transfer ambulance service to Grady EMS of Atlanta

Decatur County Commissioners voted 5-1 Monday night to tentatively transfer operation of the county’s ambulance service to Grady EMS of Atlanta, Ga., pending drafting and approving a contract at a future commissioners’ meeting. Billy Walker, CEO of Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge, spoke at the start of Monday’s special called meeting, asking commissioners not to choose a private EMS… Read More »

Bainbridge City Manager suspended without pay for one week

At Tuesday’s Bainbridge City Council meeting: Five citizens spoke out against the City Manager being allowed to make annual payments on his utility bills between 2011-2013. City Manager Chris Hobby made statement apologizing to mayor and council, city employees and citizens. Hobby offered to pay all past due and cutoff fees he would have incurred , totaling $640, to… Read More »