Tag Archives: Bainbridge City Council

Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Gets K9 Partner

The Bainbridge Public Safety Department welcomed a new member of the squad this week.  Officer Jayson Myers, a 3 and a half year veteran of the force will be handling “Kenzo” who is trained in narcotics detection and tracking.  In a facebook post, BPS noted that the duo had recently completed training in Dooly County and would be hitting… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Leroy Akins to be Honored by City Council

The heroic Bainbridge Public Safety Officer that saved several lives while off duty will be honored by the Bainbridge City Council tonight. Officer Akins heroic efforts saved the lives of nine people after he witnessed a single vehicle accident on his way to church last Sunday afternoon. Original Story: Around 2:20pm on Sunday afternoon, off-duty Bainbridge Public Safety… Read More »

BPS Capt. David Cutchin honored, Council members sworn in

It was a ceremonial night at the Tuesday, January 19 2016 meeting of the Bainbridge City Council.  Judge George Floyd performed the swearing in of one new council member, Mr. Kregg Close and two incumbent council members, Mrs. Roslyn Palmer and Mr. Don Whaley.   Mr. Close was elected to fill the term of councilman Luther Conyers, who… 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 »

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 »

Bainbridge Councilman Luther Conyers to be honored at City Council meeting

Longtime Bainbridge City Councilman Luther Conyers, who has served on the City Council since 1977, will be honored with a special ceremony at Tuesday evening’s council meeting. Conyers chose not to seek re-election and will retire from the City Council in December. The Bainbridge City Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 101 S. Broad… Read More »

Three more days to cast votes in local municipal elections

Counting today, October 29th, voters have three voting days remaining to cast their ballots in local municipal elections being held across Southwest Georgia. In Donalsonville, voters will choose a representative for the Donalsonville City Council District I Post 2, selecting either Rebecca C. Grantham, Incumbent and Administrator of Bainbridge Health and Rehab or Travis Brooks, retired City of… Read More »

Decatur County school employees will be given $500 bonus

Decatur County school system employees will each receive a $500 one-time bonus in December, the Board of Education decided this week. The bonus, which will be added to the December 18 paychecks of 765 Decatur County school employees, is not being called a “Christmas bonus,” but rather a means of providing incentive for employees, both teachers and staff,… Read More »

Bainbridge gets $500,000 grant to make street and storm drainage improvements

The City of Bainbridge has received a 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Bainbridge was one of 79 Georgia communities awarded this year. “Strong, vibrant… Read More »

Bainbridge City Councilman Luther Conyers to retire after almost 40 years on council

Bainbridge City Councilman Luther Conyers, who was first elected to the council in 1978, has chosen not to run for re-election. 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. A longtime educator,… Read More »

Changes coming for Decatur County boards as some qualify for election, some choose to step aside

The only municipal election in Decatur County scheduled for Nov. 3 is the Bainbridge City Council seat in which long time Councilman Luther Conyers is vacating. At the end of qualifying on Friday, Kregg Close, Frank Grayson Flowers and Olive Wedderburn will be on the ballot to fill the vacancy of Conyers, who has been on the city… Read More »

Decatur County fire engine is now stationed at West Bainbridge fire station

On Friday morning, representatives from the City of Bainbridge and Decatur County gathered together at Fire Station 2 located on Spring Creek Road in West Bainbridge. This event highlighted cooperation and collaboration between the two local governments as Decatur County Fire and Rescue places a truck into service alongside the one currently in use by Bainbridge Public Safety.… Read More »

Bainbridge City Council to hold public hearing on 2016 budget; Mayor to talk on radio show

The Bainbridge City Council will hold the first public hearing on its Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 S. Broad Street. Among the items in the new budget is a proposed 2 percent cost of living raise for City of Bainbridge employees. You can view a memo… Read More »

Have an extra hundred dollars? You’ll need it when the tax bill arrives

View image | gettyimages.com Decatur County officials plan to publish several documents related to the upcoming millage rate increase, that is a result of the Service Delivery agreement between county commissioners and the Bainbridge City Council. The first is a “Notice of Property Tax Increase,” which will list how the millage rate levied by Decatur County has changed… Read More »

Bainbridge City Council to review local bid preference policy; also will vote on agreement for inmate labor

The Bainbridge City Council will meet Tuesday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m. in its chambers at Bainbridge City Hall, 101 S. Broad Street, with the following agenda: Consideration of intergovernmental contract with the Decatur County Prison for inmate labor Consideration of resolution to reauthorize local bidder preference ordinance Consideration of alcoholic beverage license-Lonnie Watson, doing business as Watson’s One… Read More »

Comprehensive plan could shape what Bainbridge looks like in 2030

On Tuesday evening, August 4, the final public hearing regarding the City of Bainbridge Comprehensive Plan was held during the meeting of the City Council. A series of public workshops were held in June and July, led by Mr. Steve O’Neil, a planner with the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission. Input came from City staff, Steering Committee members, and… Read More »

City of Bainbridge employees may get cost-of-living raises

City of Bainbridge employees may get a two-percent cost-of-living raise next year as part of the city’s 2015-2016 budget, City Manager Chris Hobby told the Bainbridge City Council Tuesday night. Hobby said it has been three years since the city’s employees were given raises. During the same time, national inflation has increased by about 1.8 percent. Therefore, Hobby… Read More »