“Lights Along the River” Drive-thru New This Year!

The City of Bainbridge and the Convention & Visitors Bureau are super excited about our brand new Christmas event, “Lights Along the River!” Make plans to bring your family to the Earle May Boat Basin in the evenings between December 1st and 31st, and drive through our beautiful Christmas lights along Hatcher Road. You will even be able to tune your car radio to WMGR-AM 930 or 99.3 FM to hear a variety of Christmas music. This event would not be possible without our awesome partners: Dairy Queen, SW Georgia Farm Credit, Bainbridge Pharmacy, Family Bank, First Port City Bank, First State Bank, First National Bank, Bainbridge State College, Bank of the Ozarks, Care Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, Peoples South Bank, Live 101.9 Flint Media, The Post-Searchlight, Stone’s, Inland, Health Products & Yogurt Too, the Clayton Penhallegon Family, and the family of Reuben and Oline Reynolds.



Trash Collection Notice

One of the City’s trash collection trucks caught on fire this morning and is causing a delay of about 2 hours to pick up trash in the Lake Douglas area. We have two trucks working at this time and we ask that you please allow a little extra time today. If your trash that should have been collected today (Monday) is missed, please give Public Works a call at 229-248-2014 in the morning and we will send a truck right over. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Upcoming Events in Downtown Bainbridge

This Thursday, October 27, head to Downtown Bainbridge for the Living History Tour where you can experience Bainbridge’s rich history and the truths, tales, and folklore of its most celebrated citizens. Registration for the tours will take place in Willis Park beginning at 5:30pm.  Walking and riding tours will be provided.  This is a free, family-friendly event.

On Saturday, October 29, bring the kids to Downtown Bainbridge for the annual Munchkin Masquerade from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Dress the kids up in their most creative costumes, register for the free Costume Contest, and trick-or-treat at the downtown businesses!  Contest categories are: 0-2 years old, 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old, 9-12 years old, and group.  We are also bringing back the Scarecrow Contest!  Click the link for details and rules for the Costume Contest and the Scarecrow Contest:

For more information about these events, call Megan Wimberley at 229-248-2000.

WTXL-TV 27 is bringing their ROAD-TRIP to BAINBRIDGE!

The WTXL-TV 27 ROAD TRIP is coming to Bainbridge! Tune in EVERY NIGHT this week at 6pm to see interviews with people from our town!  TONIGHT, Monday, will feature City Councilwoman ROSLYN PALMER speaking about the history of Bainbridge and giving a short tour of the History Museum located Downtown!   Tuesday night you will want to tune in and catch the story about Mainstreets of Bainbridge featuring Amanda Glover and Jessica Allen.  Wednesday’s story is about Champion Bass Angler and local gal, Pam Martin-Wells.  On Thursday night Roslyn Palmer will be back giving us a tour of Oak City Cemetery.  And Friday is a SPECIAL DAY…WTXL will be broadcasting LIVE from Bainbridge and we want you to be part of the fun!  Start your day with us from 5am to 7:30am at BETTY’S on Dothan Road.  The band, CALIBER, will be playing to get our day off to a great start.  Can’t make it that early?  Then stop by ISAAC’S on Broad Street from 12pm to 1pm for another live news show.  AND…make sure you’re downtown in WILLIS PARK beginning at 5pm for the evening news.  Stick around and enjoy a Classic Car Show and a Block Party featuring DRY, WEATHER, SUN!  If you have any questions, give Julie Harris a call at 229-515-0022!

Road Trip WTXL

Disposal of Yard Debris

With all of the recent rain, yards are full of branches and fallen leaves. The Public Works Department asks that you please remember to place your debris out of the roadway (City Code: 66-27). Trash placed in the road not only impedes the flow of traffic, but also can wash to storm drains, filling them with leaves and blocking them from draining which leads to areas of flooding. The City Marshal’s Office can issue citations and fines to residents and landscape maintenance companies who do not comply. Check the photos to see examples of incorrect and correct placement of yard debris.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday!

The Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt WILL take place tomorrow, RAIN or SHINE, at the Earle May Boat Basin beginning at 11am. In case of rain, the Easter Bunny will be passing out treats on the stage of the Performing Arts Building, and you will have the opportunity to take pictures with him!

Easter Egg Hunt

911 House Numbers

Bainbridge-Decatur County Marshal’s Office is requesting all property owners/residents to be in compliance with City Of Bainbridge Code Sec. 14-2 subsection (a) House Numbering; Residential and Commercial Buildings. 911 house numbers are very important to emergency personal. If your property is not properly marked, it makes it very difficult for emergency personal to locate the property during an emergency.

911 sign