Category Archives: Government

Bainbridge gets $500,000 grant to make street and storm drainage improvements

The City of Bainbridge has received a 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Bainbridge was one of 79 Georgia communities awarded this year. “Strong, vibrant… Read More »

City of Bainbridge agrees to settle probation lawsuit; plantiffs to receive money

The City of Bainbridge has agreed to settle a lawsuit containing allegations related to treatment of probationers in the city’s municipal court. The lawsuit, filed in April 2015 by the Southern Center for Human Rights, which has filed similar lawsuits against for-profit, private probation companies operating across the Southeast United States. The lawsuit filed in Decatur County accused… Read More »

New Bainbridge firefighters training hard

A group of Bainbridge Public Safety hires have begun an 8-week Basic Firefighter Training Class for 12 new recruits. This 345-hour training program is required to earn state certification as a firefighter.  The rigorous training is accompanied by classroom based lecture, and practical skill building sessions. Classes are held daily, and are led by Bainbridge Fire Chief Doyle… Read More »

Around Our Area: Thomas County citizens observe National Thank a Police Officer Day

THOMASVILLE — South Georgia residents eagerly took a moment out of their day on Saturday to thank local law enforcement officers as part of National Thank a Police Officer Day. Jerry Butler of Thomasville had specific law enforcement officers he wanted to thank. “Tops in my book is Lt. Tim Watkins, (Thomas County Sheriff’s Office chief investigator),” said… Read More »