Carter New Public Safety Director

The City of Bainbridge announced this morning that Interim Public Safety Director Jerry Carter has been retained as the City’s new permanent Public Safety Director. According to City Manager Chris Hobby, “Jerry has done a tremendous job as the City’s interim Director, more than meeting the expectations that were established when he was appointed on March 19. As we began to consider a search for a permanent Director, it became obvious that we already had our man.”

Director Carter has had a long association with the City of Bainbridge, first being employed on May 30, 1977 as a patrolman. Director Carter would eventually rise to the rank of Patrol Commander within the Bainbridge Public Safety Department before electing to retire on September 1, 2014 seemingly ending a 37 year career with the city. However, in March of 2015, Director Carter was called out of retirement to take over command of the department after the resignation of former Director Eric Miller. Director Carter becomes the City’s fourth Public Safety Director following Director James “Jabo” Duke, Director Larry Funderburke, and Director Eric Miller. Director Carter is the first African American to lead the department which has 53 employees and an annual budget of 3.7 million dollars.

Jerry Carter

College Street Construction on Monday, June 1

A portion of College Street between Boulevard and Collier will be closed to traffic on Monday, June 1 beginning at approximately 7AM. In an effort to control and reduce flooding in the area during heavy rainfall, the Storm Sewer Junction Box will be dug up and replaced. Drivers will be asked to make a one block detour. Please use caution when driving in the area. The road should be reopened to through traffic on Monday night.

School’s Out for Summer…Now It’s Time to Have Some Fun at JACK WINGATE CAMP!

School’s Out for Summer…Now It’s Time to Have Some Fun at JACK WINGATE CAMP!  Week 1 begins NEXT WEEK, June 1st, and is for ages 11-14. Ages 7-10 will be the week of June 22-26, and ages 7-14 will be the week of July 13-17.  Stop by Leisure Services on Shotwell Street to register, or call 229-248-2010 for more information.

Jack Wingate Camp Registration 2015

Trash Collection Will Be Affected Next Week Due To Memorial Day Holiday

Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25 the City of Bainbridge would like to inform you that trash collection will be pushed back by a day next week.  For example, if your normal collection day is Monday, it will be collected on Tuesday.  For questions, please call Public Works at 229-248-2015.