Today, May 15, is recognized as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Let's honor and remember the courageous men and women who have sacrificed for our safety and peace. Bainbridge Public Safety was on hand this morning at the Decatur County Sheriff's Department to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
3 days ago, Crystal Hines
Memorial service
memorial service
memorial service
memorial service
memorial service
memorial service
memorial service
The Downtown Development Authority will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting tomorrow at 8:00 AM. You can find the agenda for the meeting online here:
3 days ago, Crystal Hines
DDA Logo
The Bainbridge Decatur County Planning Commission meets tomorrow evening for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. You can find the agenda for that meeting online here:
5 days ago, Crystal Hines
front of city hall
We're thrilled to announce that Maddie and Tae will be lighting up our July 4th event as the headlining act! Don't miss this incredible performance! Read more about Maddie and Tae here:
8 days ago, Crystal Hines
Maddie and tae logo
Due to potentially severe weather moving into our area tomorrow, the following schools have announced closures: Spring Creek Charter Academy, Decatur County Schools and Grace Christian Academy.
8 days ago, Crystal Hines
weather related school closures
Camper registration is closed for this summer's Oscar Jackson Camp:
10 days ago, Crystal Hines
Camp is full graphic
Look what we have added to our fleet at Bainbridge Public Safety! Shown here with Chief Redell Walton, this new E-Bike will allow officers to patrol areas such as the trails at the Earle May Boat Basin as well as assist in rendering aid to someone in an area where vehicle access is limited. It will also assist in getting around quickly during highly attended events such as July 4th.
11 days ago, Crystal Hines
Redell and bike on bridge
The City of Bainbridge Animal Services Center will begin moving to their new location at 808 Zorn Road today. Due to the move, our Animal Control officers can only respond to emergency situations this week. They can be reached at (229) 515-0172. We will update you as the week progresses.
12 days ago, Crystal Hines
animal services sign
Our Fiber crews are working in the Five Points area today installing new fiber lines to service the area. Please use caution if passing through.
16 days ago, Crystal Hines
fiber being installed
police car
fiber being installed
fiber being installed
May is recognized as National Mental Health Awareness Month. The Vashti Center for Children and Families has graciously provided green bows throughout downtown to shine light on and prioritize mental wellness. #mentalhealthmonth
17 days ago, Crystal Hines
green bow on bench
Tammy White began her tenure with the City of Bainbridge on March 16, 1987, originally hired as the Accounts Payable Clerk and moving into the Human Resources Department in 1994. Tammy officially retired from her role on April 26, 2024, after an impressive 37 years of dedicated service with the City of Bainbridge. While we will miss her greatly, we are excited for Tammy as she begins this new chapter of her life. Tammy's contributions and commitment over the years have been invaluable to our organization, and her legacy will undoubtedly live on. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Tammy for her hard work and wish her all the best in her well-deserved retirement!
19 days ago, Crystal Hines
Tammy White Retirement Graphic
Georgia Cities Week Spotlight: Our Public Safety Division, led by Frank Green, is a joint police and fire department. The division is also home to our Criminal Investigation Division and the Office of Professional Standards and Training. Those departments are daily managed by Redell Walton, Doyle Welch, Mark Esquivel and Ryan Wimberley, From routine patrol to anonymous crime tips, from visiting schools and hosting field trips to fighting fires, from professional instruction at our Training Center to being awesome partners to several organizations in our area, BPS leaders, officers and staff are true community heroes!
22 days ago, City of Bainbridge
BPS group picture
Georgia Cities Week Spotlight: Meet our Utilities Department, headed up by City Engineer Gabe Menendez and managed daily by Rusty Adams, Bo Ladner, Hubert Campbell, Kevin Maxwell, David Hower and Eric Malone. They handle all functions involving water, sewer, natural gas, fiber (COMING SOON!) and the wastewater treatment plant. From ensuring clean drinking water to installing new fiber lines, from safely managing our natural gas lines to maintaining our sanitary sewer system, this department is a one stop shop of services who often work together to accomplish their goals! They do tremendous work to keep Bainbridge growing!
23 days ago, Crystal Hines
Utilities Department Group Shot
Georgia Cities Week Spotlight: Our Community and Economic Development Division, headed up by Steve O'Neil, is responsible for planning, zoning and building department functions, downtown development, historic preservation, community affairs, special events and code enforcement. From issuing building permits to ensuring the work was done correctly, from July 4th to preserving historic buildings, from creating a thriving downtown to running Oscar Jackson Camp, this crew works hard to promote a good quality of life for our residents. Join them in celebrating Georgia Cities Week and soar to new heights!
24 days ago, Crystal Hines
Community Development staff picture
Georgia Cities Week Spotlight: Meet our Public Works Department, under the leadership of City Engineer Gabe Menendez and the daily supervision of John Parker, Norris Akins, Shannon Brock and Al Kelley. This crew encompasses the streets, sanitation, parks and maintenance departments as well as the city shop. From Lights Along the River to Chason Park, from T-SPLOST paving to facility upkeep, from leaf and limb pick up to small engine repair, these hard working individuals keep us all moving in the right direction!
25 days ago, Crystal Hines
Public Works Department group shot
Georgia Cities Week Spotlight: Our Administrative Services Division, headed up by Lisa Taylor, is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resources, municipal court, purchasing and all other financial functions of the city. Join us in giving them a round of applause for keeping us running smoothly while keeping costs low for our tax payers and efficiently utilizing our resources!
26 days ago, Crystal Hines
group shot of administrative services staff
Reminder about water valve repair scheduled for today:
30 days ago, Crystal Hines
Water Graphic
Water service will be interrupted in the area of West Street between Green and Shotwell Streets on Friday, April 19, 2024 beginning at noon. We apologize for the inconvenience but crews will be repairing the water valve that serves the area.
about 1 month ago, Crystal Hines
Water Graphic
Friendly Reminder: Yard signs, such as campaign or business advertisements, should not be placed in the right of way of a city street. Our Code Enforcement officers will begin picking up signs from the right of ways next Wednesday. Not sure where the right of way ends? A good rule of thumb is to always place signs past where utility poles are located.
about 1 month ago, Crystal Hines
right of way graphic
City Council Meeting Recap: April 16, 2024 Bainbridge City Council Unofficial report of city council meeting Called to order: 6:30pm Present: Mayor Edward Reynolds, Councilmembers Glennie Bench, Don Whaley, Keenan Adams, Roslyn Palmer, Kregg Close and Sylvia Washington Absent: NONE Business Items: Approval of minutes from previous meeting. Approval of agreement with Decatur County Humane Society for operation of new shelter. Approval of resolution acknowledging Georgia Cities Week. Approval of mayoral appointment to Library Board. Approval of bid and bill. Special Guests: NONE The next regular City Council meeting will be held May 16, 2024 at 6:30 pm. Note: Council recaps are not official minutes of city council meetings. Official minutes are posted on the city website upon approval by the city council.
about 1 month ago, Crystal Hines
front of city hall