Category Archives: Government




Decatur County Attorney Brown Moseley to resign

After returning from an executive session, Decatur County commissioners announced they had accepted a letter of resignation from County Attorney Brown Moseley. The resignation will become effective on Dec. 31, 2014. County Commission Chairman Frank Loeffler said Attorney Moseley agreed to stay on during the “transition period,” as three new county commissioners are scheduled to take office in… Read More »

State officials aim to keep hardened gang members out of county prison

Georgia Department of Corrections officials told Decatur County Commissioners Tuesday that the influence of national gangs such as the Bloods and the Crips is increasing within the state inmate population. Georgia Corrections officials, including a gang expert, are in Bainbridge today to conduct gang identification training with Decatur County Prison staff. A Georgia Corrections official said there are… Read More »

Bainbridge citizens can view plans for bypass bridges and proposed detour at DOT Open House Thursday

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – You are invited Thursday to view plans and submit comments on a maintenance project scheduled for the north and southbound bridges over the Flint River on U.S. 84/U.S. 27/state Route 38/SR 1. The work will require two weekend detours. The plans and proposed detour routes will be displayed during a Georgia Department of Transportation open… Read More »




Deal appoints Blakely attorney as Pataula Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the appointment of Thomas H. Baxley to the Superior Court judgeship within the Pataula Judicial Circuit. Baxley will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Ronnie Joe Lane. The appointment will take effect upon swearing in. Baxley is currently a solo practitioner in Blakely and has served as State Court… Read More »

Thanksgiving Holiday Closings

All non-emergency City of Bainbridge offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Payments may be made using the outside dropbox behind City Hall, or paid on-line at www.bainbridgecity.com. The Department of Driver Services office in Bainbridge will be closed as normal on Monday and will be closed Thursday, November… Read More »

Decatur County Commissioners to meet Tuesday

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St., with the following agenda: 7:00 PM CALL TO ORDER Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda Special Presentations: Public Hearing: CDBG Project Completion Historical Society Plaque for WWII Hangar Public Participation Approve Minutes of… Read More »




Decatur County hires attorney and consultant for service delivery negotiations

At a special called meeting on Thursday night, Decatur County commissioners unanimously voted to hire its own attorney and consultant with expertise in the area of service delivery agreements. County Administrator Gary Breedlove said earlier on Thursday that county officials need their own attorney and consultant to help them respond to a lawsuit filed by the City of… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners preparing response to city’s legal action

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners are preparing their response to the lawsuit filed by the City of Bainbridge on Friday, Nov. 14, which is essentially a petition for the Decatur County Superior Court to appoint a mediator for service delivery negotiations. The City of Bainbridge’s lawsuit requests mediation and the scheduling of required negotiations between both local… Read More »




City of Bainbridge sues Decatur County; asks court to appoint mediator

The City of Bainbridge has filed a lawsuit against Decatur County Board of Commissioners in Decatur County Superior Court, asking a judge to appoint a mediator to oversee service delivery negotiations between the two governments. The Georgia Service Delivery Act was adopted as state law in 1997. The law states “the process … is intended to minimize ineffeciency… Read More »

New private ambulance service running smoothly and responding more quickly, EMS director says

Visitors to a recent Decatur County Board of Commissioners meeting had the chance to check out the inside of a newly refurbished ambulance that is being used by Decatur EMS. Since Grady EMS of Atlanta began operating Decatur County’s EMS as a private service on Sept. 1, a couple of Decatur County’s older ambulances have been sent up to… Read More »

Read the open records requests sent by the Bainbridge City Council and Decatur County commissioners

Several citizens have requested that the recent open records requests sent between the City of Bainbridge and Decatur County be posted online, therefore, we are posting them for you to read. Please note that the documents linked to below only contain the original requests sent between the two parties, and not the subsequent responses (which we were not… Read More »




Deal: State files lawsuit demanding federal action on water supply

Georgia wants Corps to address longtime requests in Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that the state of Georgia, the Atlanta Regional Commission and Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority filed lawsuits against the Army Corps of Engineers for failure to address long-standing water supply requests in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin. “It’s frustrating to find the Corps… Read More »

Bainbridge Mayor says progress being made in impasse with Decatur County

Just a couple of days after the Bainbridge City Council approved possible legal action to resolve a disagreement with Decatur County government, Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds said on the radio that some progress is being made toward negotiating the issues without a third party getting involved. Appearing as a guest on the Jesus and Jammin’ morning show on… Read More »

Congressman Bishop visits Bainbridge to discuss pressing local and national issues

Kevin Dowdy, president of Flint Media Inc. and co-host of the Jesus and Jammin’ morning show, interviewed U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop (D-Albany, Ga.) in the WBGE studio on Friday, Oct. 31. The interview was broadcast on all six of our radio stations in Southwest Georgia. In part 1 of the interview, Bishop talks about his time in the… Read More »




Bainbridge City Council to hold town hall meeting Tuesday

The City of Bainbridge is announcing that a Townhall Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 for the purpose of providing information to, and taking questions from, city taxpayers concerning the on-going Service Delivery debate with the Decatur County Board of Commissioners. This informational session will take place during the regular City Council meeting beginning at… Read More »

Decatur County to pay another employee’s attorney fees but will revise legal defense policy

At their Tuesday meeting, Decatur County commissioners voted to pay $5,000 for the legal defense of a former county employee charged with forgery in the first degree. Camilla attorney Jami Lewis had sent county commissioners an invoice for $5,000, for which she would represent former Sheriff’s Office employee Rachel Trolinger. Lewis said the $5,000 is her retainer for representing… Read More »

Bainbridge Mayor: county commissioners not making effort to cooperate

At Tuesday’s Bainbridge City Council meeting, Mayor Edward Reynolds read aloud a statement responding to Monday’s open records request by Decatur County Attorney Brown Moseley. In the statement, Reynolds expressed disappointment that in his view, Decatur County officials “choose to dodge and weave instead of talking about city residents paying county taxes for services they aren’t receiving.” Mayor… Read More »