The City of Bainbridge Launches an “Attack on Potholes!”

The weather is perfect for paving so the City of Bainbridge Public Works Department has launched the “Attack on Potholes!” Today, paving is taking place on Gordon Avenue beside Memorial Hospital and extends from Shotwell to College. On Wednesday, paving will take place on Wheat from Shotwell to College, and on Thursday, paving will take place on Evans from Gordon to Scott. Please be patient as you travel in these areas and try to avoid them if possible. We are looking forward to a newer, smoother Bainbridge! If you know of areas that need pothole repair, please call Public Works at 229-248-2015.PavingPaving 3   Paving 1Paving 2


Hampton Inn Opens in Bainbridge

Big news in Bainbridge…the new Hampton Inn is now open! Managed by Leslie Bernier, this hotel is one of a new style of Hamptons called a “FYI” which stands for Forever Young Initiative. Making the hotel even more unique is that the common areas and the 71 guest rooms have been decorated with framed photographs taken by local photographers. Residents of a community usually don’t have a reason to go inside a local hotel, maybe the common areas but rarely the guest rooms, so enjoy this glimpse inside of Bainbridge’s newest hotel. Welcome Hampton, we’re glad you’re here!

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WCTV Is Coming To Bainbridge!

The City of Bainbridge is thrilled to announce that WCTV will be in OUR TOWN on Wednesday, September 23, to live broadcast their news programs! The whole community is invited and encouraged to come out to the Mega Ramps at the Earle May Boat Basin between 5pm and 7pm to be part of the WCTV 60th Anniversary Celebration Tour Broadcast! You are welcome to come and stay for all three news broadcasts (at 5, 5:30, and 6pm) or come for only a few minutes. We are excited that WCTV has chosen Bainbridge, and we want the whole community to be there to share in the excitement. WCTV will have some great items to give away, and you can also register to win a 60” TV while you’re there! Please share this information with your family, friends, and co-workers. See everyone on Wednesday!


Placement of Curbside Yard Debris

With falling temperatures come falling leaves, and the City of Bainbridge would like to remind you of the correct placement of piles of leaves, limbs, and grass clippings for curbside pick-up. We ask that you please do not place yard debris piles in the street. Doing so not only blocks the flow of rainwater, but also fills storm drains with debris. When storm drains are blocked, water cannot drain and streets become flooded. We ask that you place yard debris piles off the roadway, and not next to poles that would hinder collection. Please see the photos for examples of incorrect and correct placement of yard debris piles. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 248-2015.

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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.

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