Category Archives: Government

Decatur County may join regional drug task force

At next Tuesday’s county commissioners’ meeting, Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin will propose joining the Pataula Drug Task Force, which includes several Southwest Georgia counties in its membership. Although Sheriff Griffin will make a detailed proposal at county commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Decatur County Administration Building, he shared an outline of what his request… Read More »




Decatur County 4-H to benefit from purchase of like-new van from local dealer

The Decatur County 4-H program, in which local youth participate in hands-on agriculture and livestock education, will benefit from county commissioners’ purchase of a like new van from a local dealership, county officials said. For the past 2 years, 4-H director Lindsey Bell Hayes and other staffers had been transporting 4-H youth to various competitions and conferences using… Read More »

History of Meigs, Ga. government plays out like a soap opera over a decade

Meigs City Council Drama Timeline The following timeline was compiled from articles in the archives of the Thomasville Times-Enterprise, including original reporting by Patti Dozier and Karen Murphy. December 2005 – Tension between Jimmy Layton and then-council member Cheryl Kicklighter-Hall and mayor-elect Harold Cook. Kicklighter-Hall said the council has received complaints of Layton being rude to citizens. At… Read More »

City of Bainbridge declares ‘Attack on Potholes!’ due to good weather

News Release The weather is perfect for paving so the City of Bainbridge Public Works Department has launched the “Attack on Potholes!” On Tuesday, paving was taking place on Gordon Avenue beside Memorial Hospital and extends from Shotwell to College. On Wednesday, paving will take place on Wheat from Shotwell to College, and on Thursday, paving will take place… Read More »