Tag Archives: City of Bainbridge

Akins Named City of Bainbridge Employee of the Quarter

PRESS RELEASE Congratulations to City of Bainbridge “Employee of the Quarter” Norris Akins. Akins serves as Parks Crew Supervisor and was nominated for being an instrumental part in the success of “Lights Along the River” held during the month of December. He is a graduate of Bainbridge High School where he played basketball and ran track. Before joining… Read More »

City of Bainbridge and Decatur County Agree to Secure Hospital’s Debt

At a called, joint meeting on Thursday night, the Bainbridge City Council, Decatur County Board of Commissioners and Memorial Hospital Authority entered into a memorandum of understanding that should help ease the hospital’s financial burdens. The MOU is an agreement between the three parties that says a 15 year bond (underwritten and secured by the City and County) will… Read More »

Breaking: City of Bainbridge, Memorial Hospital and Decatur County Commissioners Announce Called Joint Meeting Thursday

On Tuesday, the City of Bainbridge, Decatur County Board of Commissioners and Memorial Hospital Authority announced a special called, joint meeting of the boards this Thursday night. Among the agenda items is a proposed Memorandum of Understanding to be considered.  A memorandum of understanding is defined as “A document that expresses mutual accord on an issue between two… Read More »

NEWS: Bainbridge Bypass Southbound Lane Closed, DCSO Busts Motorcycle Thief, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, December 9, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, December 8, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – On November 16, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office recovered four stolen motorcycles and identified a suspect in a hit and run accident (*READ THAT STORY HERE*), however the… Read More »

Bainbridge Gets Festive

The City of Bainbridge is kicking off the holidays with a bang this week. On Thursday, December 1, the annual Yuletide Jubilee will kick off the holiday season downtown.  The  streets  will  be  blocked  around  Willis  Park,  allowing  the community  to  stroll  among  the  shops  and  restaurants.   The public is invited to the square to see the… Read More »

NEWS: 14 Arrested After Albany Shooting, Thomasville PD Seeking Public’s Help, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, October 28, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Thursday, October 27, 2016 ATLANTA, GA (AP) — Six months into a drought across much of the South, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years. THOMASVILLE,… Read More »

Friday is Back the Blue Day in Bainbridge

The City of Bainbridge has announced that Friday, October 14 will be “Back the Blue” Day honoring law enforcement. T shirts are being sold to raise money for Bainbridge Public Safety’s Youth Programs. T shirts are $10 and available at City Hall in Bainbridge. For more information, please contact Julie Harris at 229-248-2000.

NEWS: Laced Drugs in Albany, Suspicious Death in Colquitt County, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, October 4, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, October 3, 2016 LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) – Two people are dead, and all lanes of I-75 southbound are blocked in southern Lowndes County, following a multi-vehicle crash. DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Heroin laced with a… Read More »

NEWS: Shot Valdosta Cop Recovering, Body Found in Worth County, Soaring Weekly Temps and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Monday, July 11, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, July 8, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Another hot week in store for southwest Georgia.  Here is this week’s detailed forecast. VALDOSTA, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) — A Valdosta police officer shot when he responded to… Read More »

Repairs made to Bainbridge wastewater treatment plant; operation to resume ASAP

On Monday afternoon, the bypass pipe at the Water Pollution Control Plant was put in place and the plant was restarted. Unfortunately, the cog wheel on the grit chamber broke soon after the restart. This was caused by the weight of the sand that continues to enter the plant from the site of the collapsed pipe. City crews… Read More »

Outage at Bainbridge wastewater treatment center sending sewage into Flint River

Monday afternoon update We emailed Julie Harris at the City of Bainbridge with some additional questions about the issues at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and here was her response: Sowegalive: In the pictures you posted on Facebook, when it shows the Decatur County Fire and Rescue pumper truck, what exactly was happening there? Harris: In one of the… Read More »

Bainbridge officers enjoy taking kids to ‘Shop with a Cop’ (Photos)

On Friday, officers from Bainbridge Public Safety had the privilege of taking several families shopping for Christmas in an event called “Shop With a Cop.” BPS teamed up with the Salvation Army and Walmart to bring Christmas to these families in the form of food, toys, and clothing. Each officer was assigned a child to assist in shopping… Read More »

Bainbridge police enforcing new “no cut-thru” ordinance

Bainbridge Public Safety has begun enforcing a new ordinance that prohibits drivers from “cutting through” private parking lots to avoid traffic signals. See Related Story: New Bainbridge ordinance aims to keep parking lots safe Public Safety officers have cited at least two drivers for violating the new ordinance by cutting through the parking lot at Sammy’s Bait and Tackle… Read More »

Decatur County commissioners to meet

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, November 24 at 7 p.m. at the Decatur County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St. in Bainbridge, with the following agenda: Consider Approval of Resolution for Georgia D.O.T. REBC (Roadside Enhancement & Beautification Council) Grant Consider Approval for FY 2017 Construction Improvement Program Consider Agreement with City of Bainbridge… Read More »

Bainbridge Councilman Luther Conyers to be honored at City Council meeting

Longtime Bainbridge City Councilman Luther Conyers, who has served on the City Council since 1977, will be honored with a special ceremony at Tuesday evening’s council meeting. Conyers chose not to seek re-election and will retire from the City Council in December. The Bainbridge City Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 101 S. Broad… Read More »

City of Bainbridge declares ‘Attack on Potholes!’ due to good weather

News Release The weather is perfect for paving so the City of Bainbridge Public Works Department has launched the “Attack on Potholes!” On Tuesday, paving was 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… Read More »

Bainbridge’s Jerry Carter attends training for law enforcement directors

Bainbridge Public Safety Director Jerry Carter attended the Chief Executive Training Class for newly appointed chiefs of police and heads of law enforcement agencies at the Dr. Curtis E. McClung Training Center in Duluth, GA., from September 21st through September 30th. The 60-hour course, administered and provided by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP), is required… Read More »