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The Decatur County Board of Commissioners invites all interested and qualified firms to bid on a contract for the work as described below and in the bid drawings and specifications.  The building area is approximately 55,000 square feet.  All bids must be on a lump sum basis; segregated bids will not be accepted.

SCOPE OF WORK:  Provide all labor, materials, and equipment for the selective demolition and roof replacement at the Decatur County Jail, per the bid drawings and specifications.

PROJECT DURATION:  180 consecutive calendar days.

BID SECURITY:  Bid Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.  A letter from a bonding company must accompany each bid, stating that the bidder is capable of obtaining all bonds required by the Construction Documents.

All Bidders are to submit with the Bid Package a properly executed “Contractor’s Qualification Statement”, AIA Document A305, which is to include a current financial statement, an experience, competence and performance report, and references from at least three prior projects similar in size and scope, along with the name of a contact person for each of those projects.

MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT:  Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM.  All questions at the Pre-Bid Conference by General Contractors and Subcontractors shall be presented on the Request for Clarification form.  See Section 00 21 13 – Instructions to Bidders.

WHERE TO ATTEND PRE-BID:  Decatur County Jail, 912 Spring Creek Road, Bainbridge Georgia.  Meet in the lobby and access to the roof will be provided by County personnel.

WHERE TO OBTAIN BID DOCUMENTS:  General Contractors and Subcontractors may obtain complete sets of bidding documents in electronic format from the Architect.  Contact Arcworks, LLC, 205 North Broad Street, Bainbridge, Georgia (PH. 229-495-3002, email: to obtain PDFs.  Hard copies may be obtained upon depositing the sum of $100 per set.  Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be issued.  Bidders may obtain a refund of their deposit by returning the Bidding Documents in good condition no later than (10) calendar days after the opening of Bids.  Bidders who do not submit a bid will forfeit their deposit unless bidding documents are returned in good condition (3) days prior to the Bid Opening.  A Bidder receiving the Contract award may retain the Bidding Documents and the Bidder’s deposit will be refunded.  Other interested parties may purchase complete sets of Bidding Documents hard copies by paying the printing and handling cost of $100.00, which is not refundable, or PDFs for a $35 nonrefundable fee (PDFs for Bidders is free of charge).

BID OPENING:  Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM.  All bids must be received BEFORE 2:00 PM at the County Commissioner’s Office, located at:  203 West Broughton Street, Bainbridge, Georgia.  Ph. 229-248-3030.  Bids received after that time will not be accepted.  Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at 2:01 PM on the same date.

Decatur County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any and all Bids.


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Decatur County residents who suffered hurricane damage to buildings, are encouraged to file a Property Tax Return with the Tax Assessor’s Office between JANUARY 1 and APRIL 1. Included with the Return should be pictures, insurance claims, contractor estimates, etc.

A representative from the Tax Assessor’s Office will be visiting all properties in due time, but filing a tax return will guarantee your property will be addressed for the 2019 Digest year.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Tax Assessor’s Office at 229-248-3008.




  • 19, 2019 – Tentative Legislative Day at the Capitol
  • March 24-27, 2019 – Tentative VRAG & GEOA Conference, Jekyll Island.
  • 8-11, 2019 – Tentative VRAG & GEOA 2020 Conference, Savannah.

Courthouse Annex, 122 W. Water St.


TSPLOST resolution & exhibits

Waste Water Discharge Permit

2018 Millage Rate Notice

Human Trafficking Notice


1,820 voter registrations canceled in Decatur County as part of list maintenance

As part of the legal mandate to clean up the state’s voter rolls, 1,820 voter registrations in Decatur County were recently canceled by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.

Statewide, 591,548 voter registrations were canceled on Friday, July 28, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.

If a voter was canceled, that means they had not voted, updated their voter registration information, filed a change of name or address, signed a petition or responded to attempts to confirm their last known address for at least the past three years. Basically, none of the voters have had any contact with local election officials or the state since at least Sept. 16,2014, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.

If a voter has been canceled, they must re-register to vote. Decatur County now has approximately 15,900 active and inactive registered voters.

If a voter wants to check on their status, they may go to the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page website or call the Decatur County Board of Elections and Registration at (229) 243-2087.

The cancellations of the voter registrations are separate from the 383,400 confirmation notices mailed out several weeks ago statewide. In Decatur County, 958 of those confirmation notices were sent out.

These confirmation notices are part of the national change of address process under Georgia law that requires the Georgia Secretary of State to compare change of address information supplied by the U.S. Postal Service with electors list.

If a voter doesn’t respond within 30 days with either confirming their address or indicating a new one, that voter may be moved to an “inactive” status. By a voter being “inactive,” it starts the clock ticking on the years-long process of potentially being canceled.

Voters listed as “inactive” are still registered to vote and may vote at any time. Once an inactive” voter contacts an elections office with a change on their voter registration, signs a petition or votes, they become “active” again.

Furthermore, these actions are separate from a federal commission created by President Donald Trump that has requested voter information from every state.

The deadline to register to vote for the upcoming countywide TSPLOST and municipal elections in Decatur County is Tuesday, Oct. 10.



Provisional ballot voters may go to the Georgia Secretary of State’s  website:

Or call the hotline at 470-240-5061 to find out your ballot’s status.

Voters who cast provisional ballots that were rejected for the Nov. 6, 2018, in Decatur County are the following:

Not Registered(32)

  1. Faye McMillian
  2. Deborah R. Watkins Bragg
  3. Jordan Jackson
  4. Dontavious S. Marshall
  5. Kimberly Johnson
  6. Brandi Myers
  7. Brandon Lee Medina
  8. Sherry Castelow Fletcher
  9. Jacobo Alex Trejo
  10. Amelia Jenson
  11. Christopher John Jenson
  12. Peyton Green
  13. Mary S. Madge
  14. Brandon Wayne Gause
  15. Paul Logan Grubbs
  16. Kenneth Jones
  17. Kreason Turner
  18. Ju’Ruy Reymund Smith
  19. Ladaric Marquis Jones
  20. Ariel Marie Bowens
  21. Mabry -Grace Briggs
  22. Benjamin Seth Heard
  23. Brian Robert Warren
  24. Shannon Tyniesha Jones
  25. Valencia Scott
  26. Scarlett Funderburke
  27. Marion Danyelle Bruton
  28. Callalisa Anne Strickland
  29. Melissa Phillips Hines
  30. Patricia Ann Peters
  31. Nancy Ann Plumley
  32. Tshawnbee Dione Price


  1.  Carl Jackson Jones III
  2.   Tamesha Sherita Hines
  3.   Tina Renee Lambert
  4.   William Parrish Jr.
  5.   Robert Earl Howard, Jr.
  6.   Jeffrey David Tharpe
  7.   Angelia Joyce Ross
  8.   Gloria Teresa Cook
  9.   Fernando Galnares
  10.   Larry B. Wilson
  11.   Bobby Lue Perkins
  12.   Pauline Maxwell
  13.   Angel Kenshay Byrd
  14.   Anthony Joiner
  15.   Rita Lashawn Battle
  16.   Dontavious Tamichael Jones
  17.   Adrian Adam Rentz
  18.   Wanda Smith
  19.   Cierra Antoinette Bush
  20.   Sharonda L. Eaford
  21.   Atibal Avril
  22.   Clifford Shelton, Jr.
  23.   Willie Clifford Cooper, II
  24.   Cheryl Olivia Young
  25.   Dianna Barwick Cleveland
  26.   Jessie James Green, (Jr.)
  27.   Shekethe Diane Session
  28.   Lisa Carr
  29.   James E. Brock
  30.   Jerri W. Harrell


  1. Virginia Sims Talley
  2. China Baggling
  3. Jermaine Herring
  4. Arthur Jay Love
  5. January Michelle love
  6. Breawnna Victoria Ruth Haugen
  7. Janelle McConnell McMillan
  8. Starnecia Sharde Tigner
  9. Shante’ Marie Sanson
  10. Joann Cox
  11. Matilda Bell Jackson
  12. Tyrone Benton
  13. Laquient Sentail Macklin, Jr.
  14. Angelia Close
  15. Roy R. Culverson
  16. Ronnie Earl Culverson
  17. Bobbie Lee Bufford
  18. Laura Jean Copeland
  19. Diane M. Taylor
  20. Pamela Joy Rathel
  21. Jo Ann Williams
  22. Thomas Brian Nix
  23. Anne Michelle Love-Ogden


  1. Tyler Harrell
  2. Ladarius Moore
  3. Albert Wimberly


  1. Alexis Anne Miller
  2. Lynette Ann Baulkman