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Bainbridge State College Eliminates 18 Positions, Announces Budget Decrease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017   Bainbridge State College Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Decrease   BAINBRIDGE, GA –  Today, Dr. Stuart Rayfield, interim president of Bainbridge State College (BSC), announced plans to reduce operating expenses for fiscal year 2018 as a result of several years of budget shortfalls. Budget shortfalls at BSC are the results 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 mayor discusses taxes, hospital, recreation and more on Jesus and Jammin’ radio show

In related news, Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds wwas a guest on the Jesus and Jammin’ morning show on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Mayor Reynolds talked with J & J co-host Kevin Dowdy about Decatur County commissioners’ proposed millage rate increase, as well as funding of the Memorial Hospital Authority and the new Recreation Authority that will begin operating in… 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 »

Decatur County millage increase will total 4.13 mills; hearings to be held in September

At their Tuesday meeting, Decatur County commissioners approved their 2015-2016 budget and officially announced how much the millage rate will increase for county taxpayers. Former interim county administrator Perry Henry said that overall county spending has not increased much in the last year, and explained that the millage rate increase, which will affect property taxes, was mostly due… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners to vote on significant tax increase

Decatur County commissioners will hold their 2nd public hearing on the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget at their meeting on Tuesday, August 25 at 7 p.m. at the Decatur County Administration Building located at 203 W. Broughton Street in Bainbridge. While county commissioners will hold seperate hearings on the proposed millage rate increase, the vote on the annual budget… Read More »

Millage rate to increase for Decatur County property owners

Decatur County commissioners will likely have to increase the millage rate set by the county government when they adopt their 2015-2016 budget on Tuesday. Decatur County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget on Tuesday, August 11 at 8:30 a.m., just prior to their regular meeting at 9 a.m. at the County Administration Building. Note:… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners to hold public hearing and vote on 2015-2016 budget

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners will hold two meetings on the morning of Tuesday, August 11 at the Decatur County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton Street. **NOTE: There will be a meet & greet reception in the conference room of the County Administration Building after the Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 to welcome Alan back as… 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 »

Decatur County to hold budget hearing; budget available for citizens to review

Citizens of Decatur County are hereby advised that a copy of the proposed 2015-2016 Decatur County Budget is available for inspection at the Decatur County Administration Building, 203 West Broughton Street, Bainbridge, Ga. You can download the budget in PDF format (25 MB) from sowegalive. A Public Hearing on the proposed Decatur County 2015-2016 Budget is scheduled for… Read More »

County commissioner criticizes budget, re-appointment of county attorney

Decatur County commissioner Russell Smith voted no on two key decisions that county commissioners had to make at their Tuesday meeting, during which they approved the budget for the county’s 2014-2015 Fiscal Year. Smith was the lone no vote on the county’s annual budget, saying he didn’t feel it was appropriate to budget money for the county-maintained Pines… Read More »

Decatur County 2014-2015 Proposed Budget Now Available for Viewing

As promised, here is an electronic copy of the Decatur County Commissioners’ 2014-2015 Fiscal Year Proposed Budget for your review. It’s 55 pages in length. Decatur County 2014-2015 Proposed Budget DRAFT (PDF, 3.79 MB)   For comparison, here is the current 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Budget: 2014+Decatur+County+Budget.compressed   At the beginning of the proposed budget, there is a series of… 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 »