Category Archives: Government

NEWS: Semi accident in Albany; Tallahassee Mayor to run for Governor & possible private prison in Decatur County

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 1st, 2017: ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Truck driver loses control when avoiding collision FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) – GBI body recovery team to keep searching on Wednesday for missing woman TALLAHASSEE, FL (WCTV) – Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announces he will run for Florida Governor TALLAHASSEE, FL (WCTV) –… Read More »

Akins Named City of Bainbridge Employee of the Quarter

PRESS RELEASE Congratulations to City of Bainbridge “Employee of the Quarter” Norris Akins. Akins serves as Parks Crew Supervisor and was nominated for being an instrumental part in the success of “Lights Along the River” held during the month of December. He is a graduate of Bainbridge High School where he played basketball and ran track. Before joining… Read More »




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 »