Tag Archives: Gary Breedlove

Bainbridge’s Anderson graduates from U.S. Military Academy

Second Lieutenant Adam Anderson, Bainbridge High School Class of 2011, graduated from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York this past weekend. Holding the flag during the commissioning ceremony on May 23, 2015 is USMA Cadet Stephen Dunn, BHS Class of 2011, and Harvard University Senior Erick Juarez, BHS Class of 2010. Administering the Oath… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners appoint interim county administrator

Decatur County commissioners appointed Bainbridge CPA Perry L. Henry as the county’s interim county administrator on Tuesday night. Outgoing administrator Gary Breedlove’s last day will be Thursday, April 30. Board of Commissioners Chairman Dennis Brinson emphasized Henry’s appointment would only be temporary, while county commissioners search for a permanent administrator. Applications for the position of Decatur County administrator… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners discuss search for new county administrator

Decatur County commissioners have begun the process of looking for a new county administrator to succeed Gary Breedlove, whose resignation takes effect on April 30. Dennis Brinson, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, said an advertisement seeking applications for the position of Decatur County Administrator has been published in The Bainbridge Post-Searchlight and on Decatur County’s official website.… Read More »

Decatur County administrator Gary Breedlove to resign

Col. Gary Breedlove announced Wednesday that he will resign, effective April 30, 2015. Breedlove released the following statement to county department heads and employees: Fellow Team Members, the BOC, through Chairman Dennis Brinson, and I have agreed to a “contract separation agreement”, and I will serve through April 30, 2015. Under the current circumstances, I believe this is… Read More »

Decatur County administrator says he opposes service delivery agreement

Decatur County Administrator Gary Breedlove has made no secret of the fact that he does not agree with the outcome of the service delivery negotiations. Breedlove invited county department heads and constitutional officers to an impromptu presentation he made in commissioners’ meeting room at 6 p.m. on March 24, an hour before commissioners’ regular meeting. While we were… 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 »

Breaking: Decatur County will pay for legal fees of three Sheriff’s deputies indicted by federal grand jury

Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin said he will not ask Decatur County Commissioners to pay legal expenses for his son, Wiley Griffin IV, at this time. Speaking during the public participation portion of Tuesday night’s meeting, Sheriff Griffin said he was confident the four current and former Sheriff’s deputies indicted by a federal grand jury will be exonerated… Read More »

Decatur County Commissioners shorten contract renewals for administrator, attorney

On Tuesday morning, Decatur County Commissioners rescinded the contract renewals they had given to County Administrator Gary Breedlove and County Attorney Brown Moseley at their June 24 meeting. The original contract renewals were for a period of 18 months and the county attorney’s contained a $50,000 early severance payout. Due to criticism in local media, Moseley sent a… Read More »

Decatur County Commissioners face new $1 million deficit in upcoming year’s budget

Despite continued efforts to limit expenses and raise new revenue, the Decatur County Board of Commissioners will face an estimated $1 million gap between spending and revenue as they work on their 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. At Tuesday morning’s county commissioners’ meeting, County Administrator Gary Breedlove gave a budget overview to commissioners, who were holding a budget workshop… Read More »

If county’s EMS goes private, what are the risks and benefits?

Decatur County officials are currently reviewing bids from two companies who would privately operate the county’s Emergency Medical Service if county commissioners vote to do so. Seminole County has also been considering privatizing its ambulance service, and has already taken a vote on which bid they prefer. If Decatur County commissioners choose the same company as Seminole County… Read More »

County commissioners: we need to work with better with city

Decatur County Commissioner Russell Smith, who called out county officials’ digging up of Bainbridge City Manager Chris Hobby’s  utility bills as a ‘personal attack,’ also said Tuesday night he believed relations between the county and city governments were actually better than they may seem. Before commenting on the need to work together, however, Smith had an impromptu question… Read More »

Breedlove discusses city government’s decision to take its garbage out of state

Flint Media’s Brennan Leathers interviewed Decatur County Administrator Gary Breedlove on Thursday, April 17, 2014 to hear what he had to say after the Bainbridge City Council awarded a bid for its waste disposal to Waste Management Inc. The city government plans to begin taking its garbage to a landfill in Campbellton, Fla. in the near future. [jwplayer… Read More »