Category Archives: Government

Bainbridge Public Safety: Dollar, Deen, Miller Promoted

PRESS RELEASE Chief Jerry Carter is pleased to announce the promotion of three Bainbridge Public Safety Officers. James Dollar has been promoted to Major (Patrol Division), Ryan Deen has been promoted to Captain, and Toby Miller has been promoted to Sergeant. Major Dollar is a native of Bainbridge and a graduate of Bainbridge High School. He has a… Read More »

City of Bainbridge and Decatur County Agree to Secure Hospital’s Debt

At a called, joint meeting on Thursday night, the Bainbridge City Council, Decatur County Board of Commissioners and Memorial Hospital Authority entered into a memorandum of understanding that should help ease the hospital’s financial burdens. The MOU is an agreement between the three parties that says a 15 year bond (underwritten and secured by the City and County) will… Read More »




NEWS: Advanced Voting Begins Monday

PRESS RELEASE Advance voting begins Monday with extended hours Monday, Oct. 17, is the beginning of advance voting for the General Election on Nov. 8. The Decatur County Board of Elections and Voter Registration extended the hours in order to make them more consistent and to better accommodate the anticipated increase in voter turnout. The hours for advance… Read More »

Georgia DOT Celebrates 100th Birthday

100 YEARS OF THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Celebrating a Century of Safety, Service and Innovation ATLANTA – Today is the 100th birthday of Georgia Department of Transportation. Exactly a century ago—on August 16, 1916— the seeds were planted for what would grow into the Georgia DOT. The rutted dirt roads, not fit for bicycles and automobiles, were… Read More »

Press Release: NOAA Predicting Strong Ending to 2016 Hurricane Season

PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 11, 2016 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ASSOCIATION In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of a below-normal season to only 15 percent, from the initial outlook issued in May. The season is still expected to be the most… Read More »