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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Lake Seminole Open Team Bass Tournament Coming in March!

The 2015 Lake Seminole Open Team Bass Tournament will be held Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 in conjunction with River Town Days. The Tournament will be held at Earle May Boat Basin Mega Ramps.  Entry fee is $160.  Fee includes Big Fish Pot for both days!  Guaranteed $5,000 1st Place and guaranteed $10,000 Total Purse!  Fill out your entry form today!


Let’s Visit the Animals at the Boat Basin Park!

What a beautiful day to visit the Boat Basin Animal Park! George and Little Jack love visitors, especially if you bring a treat…but in case you don’t, the City of Bainbridge makes sure they are well fed and cared for!
Did you know?
* There are two donkeys, George and Little Jack, as well as three goats, and thirteen emus.
* At feeding time, all it takes is a quick blow of the City truck horn and George and Little Jack come running.
* Animals are fed three times a week (on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings).
* The animals are fed a mixture of corn, sweet feed, and worm medicine.
* March through November, animals are given two bales of hay each month.
* In December, January, and February, animals are given three bales of hay each month.
* In October, rye grass is planted to allow for winter grazing.
* Every year, George and Little Jack are examined and given vaccinations to prevent illness.

Allen Madge Feeding Animals 2 Jan 2015

Citizen’s Police Academy

Bainbridge Public Safety will be holding an inaugural Citizen’s Police Academy beginning Tuesday, January 13.  The academy is free, and will provide an opportunity for citizens in the community to obtain an inside look at the Department of Public Safety.  It is not designed for those interested in a law enforcement career, but rather for anyone seeking to gain a greater understanding of how the department operates, and of the problems and challenges faced by Public Safety Officers on a daily basis.

The first session of the ten week academy will be held on Tuesday, January 13 from 6 pm until 9 pm, and will meet every Tuesday through March 17.  Attendees will receive 30 hours of instruction and information.  Topics covered will include the Use of Force policy, laws of arrest, search and seizure issues, domestic violence, hiring and recruitment practices, and fire operations.  In addition, participants will have an opportunity to tour the Decatur County Jail, ride on patrol with Public Safety officers, and participate in firearms education and instruction.

Spaces for the academy are limited, and available on a first come, first served basis.  For more information or to register at no cost, contact Amy Sanchez at 229-248-2038.