Tag Archives: Dean Burke

Georgia DOT announces new contracts in our area, part of U.S. 84 to be resurfaced

ATLANTA (June 10, 2016) | On June 8, 2016, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced it awarded 37 contracts for statewide construction projects totaling over $82.7 million. These projects were advertised for bids in May and awarded on June 3. The projects include resurfacing 13.3 miles of SR 38 in Grady and Thomas counties and 18.3 miles… Read More »

Luther Conyers serves on Bainbridge City Council for one last meeting

At Tuesday night’s Bainbridge, City Council meeting, City Councilman Luther Conyers, Jr. was recognized for serving the City of Bainbridge for nearly 38 years. Conyers, now 86, said he had decided it was time to step aside and let others have a chance to serve, although he said he would still take an active interest in local government.… Read More »

Senator Dean Burke delivers commencement address at Georgia Southwestern

AMERICUS (December 14, 2015) | Senator Dean Burke (R- Bainbridge) delivered the commencement address to the last class of 2015 at his Alma Mater, Georgia Southwestern State University on Saturday. “Educated citizens are the first step to improving the quality of life in our region,” said Burke, who is an alumnus of Georgia Southwestern. During his comments, Burke listed… Read More »

Bainbridge’s Luther Conyers talks about 37 years of service as educator, leader (VIDEO)

Bainbridge citizens gathered together at the fountain plaza behind City Hall on Tuesday night for the unveiling of a plaque renaming the plaza in honor of Luther H. Conyers. Conyers, a longtime educator, has served on the Bainbridge City Council since January 1978, and recently made the decision to retire. His retirement marks 37 years on the City… Read More »

New Georgia Driver’s Services office opens in Bainbridge

The new Georgia Department of Driver’s Services office is now open on Dothan Road in Bainbridge, in what was formerly the Southwest Georgia Welcome Center. The welcome center was built in 2002 but had been vacant recently due to state budget cuts. City of Bainbridge officials talked with state legislators about what could be done and it was… Read More »

40th BSC Commencement highlights anniversary

News Release Bainbridge State College honored more than 200 graduates who participated in the College’s 40th commencement on Saturday, May 10, as well as honored those who helped paved their way more than 40 years ago. Founding President Edward Mobley, and charter faculty and staff members Drs. David Hay, Ray Chambers and Jim Young, and the late Drs. Bob… Read More »

State Senator Dean Burke spoke to BSC graduates Saturday

Bainbridge State College’s commencement was  Saturday, May 10, at the Student Wellness Center. Bainbridge State College President Richard Carvajal talked about  some of the history of the College, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and recognized the College’s first two graduates, Melvin “Tuffy” Nussbaum and Terry F. Prince, as well as some of the charter faculty members. Georgia State Sen.… Read More »