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All non-emergency City of Bainbridge offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 2 with normal operating hours.

Due to the holiday, the garbage collection schedule will be pushed back a day. Those residences regularly scheduled for Monday will have their garbage collected on Tuesday, September 2 while those regularly scheduled for Tuesday will have theirs picked up on Wednesday, September 3.


Muddy Buddy Run


Registration is now underway for the Bainbridge Leisure Services 2014 football and cheerleading season. Registration is open through Friday, August 15.

Flag football is for ages 3-6, while cheerleading is for ages 3-12. The fee for both of those programs is $20. Those ages 7-12 can register for tackle football, with a $40 registration fee.

Registration forms can be found on the City’s website, http://www.bainbridgecity.com, by clicking on the “Recreation” tab, or by visiting Bainbridge Leisure Services at 1707 Shotwell St.

Team draft will be held from August 18-22 and schedules will be available beginning Tuesday, September 2.

For more information on the football and cheerleading programs, call 248-2010.

Twins Serve as Head Lifeguards at Bainbridge Aquatic Center

Caymon and Dillon FowlerIf you’ve visited the Aquatic Center this summer, you’ve likely thought you were seeing double! But don’t worry; it’s just twins Dillon and Caymon Fowler. The twins, 25, are back for their third summer working at the Aquatic Center and along with Noah Thorn, are this year’s head lifeguards.
The boys began their career with the City of Bainbridge at age 16. Then, they worked at the Bill Reynolds Tennis Center, where they worked until they graduated.
Three years ago, when they came home from Bainbridge for the summer, they began working at the Aquatic Center. When asked why they wanted to work there, the brothers commented that they enjoyed working with the city, that their older brother had worked at the Aquatic Center and they thought it was a good fit for them as well.
“We love the people and the environment here,” said Caymon.
Recently, when Adult Program Director Joanie Williams resigned and moved out of town, the brothers were given more responsibility at the Aquatic Center and have met those responsibilities with much enthusiasm. Some of their responsibilities include scheduling life guards, making sure the pools are clean and balanced properly and keeping track of concessions.
“We’ve had to learn about things in the pump house and more details about the day to day operations like keeping the pools in balance every day,” said Dillon.
When they assumed their new roles, they saw some much needed changes at the Aquatic Center. One of the positive changes they say that was made is that everyone that enters gets an armband. Formerly, only those who have said they were swimming received an armband, and that made it difficult to determine who paid and who had passed their swim tests. Now that everyone has an armband, it has helped ease confusion.
Dillon and Caymon have both received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Valdosta State University and have applied to be admitted into the teaching program at Albany State University for the Fall 2014 semester.

“Big Slide” at Bainbridge Aquatic Center Back in Service

Pool SlideCool off at Bainbridge Aquatic Center and our “Big Slide”! The slide, a favorite among our patrons, has been repaired after nearly three weeks of being turned off. We had to order a new motor that pumps the water through the slide. The motor, specially ordered from Wisconsin, took two weeks to be built and arrive in Bainbridge. In addition to the motor replacement, workers repaired the plumbing for the slide and removed extra concrete around the motor.   The work was complete on Monday and the slide is now back in service!

The Aquatic Center is open daily from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. thru Wednesday, July 30. It will remain open on weekends thru Labor Day, September 1. Admission is $4.00 for ages 6-49 and $2.00 for all other ages.

City of Bainbridge Restores Picnic Tables

Picnic TablesThe City of Bainbridge recently added 20 new picnic tables to local parks for the public to use.

The tables, which were bought in a government surplus auction, were restored by Bainbridge Leisure Services. The city often purchases items from the government surplus auction, as it is a cost effective way to purchase needed equipment and supplies.

The tops of the tables were sanded and covered with a varnish before they were placed at the Boat Basin.

“We want our citizens, as well as guests, to be able to utilize the tables,” said Assistant City Manager Roy Oliver. “Whether they are stopping for lunch along the river bank or taking a break from a tournament at the ball fields, we want people to enjoy them.”

The picnic tables have been placed at multiple locations inside the Boat Basin including along Hatcher Road, near the beach area and at the entrance to the nature trail.

City Employees Aid Elderly Citizen

Last week, two city employees helped an elderly citzen after he was swarmed by wasps and bitten all over his body. Youth Services Director, Joey Lee said he was leaving the ball fields heading towards the Boat Basin when a car stopped to tell him that she had just passed an elderly man was in his car possibly unconscious. Lee went to the man’s car, where he was met by another city employee, Paul Hicks.

“When I drove up, the man had gotten out of his car and laying down behind it,” said Lee. He and Hicks worked to assess the man’s condition, finding that he had been bitten all over his body by wasps. The man began to talk to the two employees, letting him know that he had called his wife and she was on the way. When his wife arrived, she took the man to the hospital for treatment.

Lee located the wasp nest and called Norris Akins, crew leader at the ball fields, to bring wasp spray and kill the wasps.

Thank you to Joey, Paul and Norris for a great job is assisting a member of our community that was in need!


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