Tag Archives: Edward Reynolds

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 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 »

Students share ideas in ‘If I Were Mayor…’ essay contest

Two middle school students from Bainbridge, Michael Conder and Piper Loeffler, were recognized as the local winners of the ‘If I Were Mayor…’ essay contest. In the essay contest, organized by the Georgia Municipal Association and local city councils, students are asked to write about how they would run local government if given the chance to serve as… Read More »

Bainbridge, Decatur County leaders comment on service delivery agreement that could raise taxes (+ Videos)

In March 2015, The City of Bainbridge and Decatur County governments reached an agreement on service delivery after two days of court-ordered mediation at the County Courthouse. The agreement was ratified by the Bainbridge City Council by a 6-0 unanimous vote. In a separate agreement was ratified by the Decatur County Board of Commissioners by a 5-1 vote.… Read More »

Decatur County hires attorney and consultant for service delivery negotiations

At a special called meeting on Thursday night, Decatur County commissioners unanimously voted to hire its own attorney and consultant with expertise in the area of service delivery agreements. County Administrator Gary Breedlove said earlier on Thursday that county officials need their own attorney and consultant to help them respond to a lawsuit filed by the City of… Read More »

Bainbridge Mayor says progress being made in impasse with Decatur County

Just a couple of days after the Bainbridge City Council approved possible legal action to resolve a disagreement with Decatur County government, Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds said on the radio that some progress is being made toward negotiating the issues without a third party getting involved. Appearing as a guest on the Jesus and Jammin’ morning show on… Read More »

Business leaders asked to remember disabled persons when hiring new employees

Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds recently signed a proclamation, proclaiming the month of October as “National Disability Employment Awareness Month”. Michael Edwards, a representative from the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency – Vocational Rehabilitation Program was present to accept the proclamation. ————— Georgia Industries for the Blind, who is part of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and who has been providing… Read More »

Decatur County to City of Bainbridge: we won’t leave you hanging

From an outsider’s view, it may appear that Decatur County commissioners and City of Bainbridge leaders are having another “failure to communicate,” although officials on both sides say they want to work with each other. You may remember in late August, when Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds and Decatur County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Loeffler traded letters and eventually… Read More »

Mayor Reynolds responds to County Commissioner Loeffler on joint meetings, cooperation

Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds responded to Decatur County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Loeffler’s letter from earlier this week regarding the county’s intention to pull out of the quarterly joint meetings the two local governments had set up earlier this year. (See our article about Loeffler’s letter to Reynolds earlier this week). In the letter, Mayor Reynolds refers… Read More »

City of Bainbridge plans to raise millage rate to 5.575

Bainbridge, GA Mayor Edward Reynolds released a statement on Monday, July 21 saying the City of Bainbridge plans to raise its millage rate. The proposed new millage rate is 5.575 mills. The city council will have to hold public hearings and a final vote before the millage rate becomes permanent. The millage rate affects the rate at which property… Read More »