News Line for Bainbridge

City of Bainbridge hires new community affairs director
The City of Bainbridge has named Julie Harris as the new Community Affairs Director for the City.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City looks to improve event safety
The City of Bainbridge is working to make its downtown events safer and let the public know more in advance of the street closures that go along with them after issues arose Friday night at the Living History Tour.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Bainbridge petitions county for mediation in service delivery dispute
Friday afternoon, the City of Bainbridge filed a petition against Decatur County and the Decatur County Commission requesting a judge appoint mediation in the ongoing service delivery and “double taxation” dispute between the two governments
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City pushes for court intervention in service delivery issue with county
Tuesday evening the Bainbridge City Council approved a resolution authorizing special legal counsel to seek a mediator as the next step to obtain service delivery agreements with Decatur County.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City forecasts massive savings using new waste transfer station
The City of Bainbridge projects that it will save more than $180,000 in the first year of using the waste transfer station and Cambellton, Fla., landfill, based on estimates from the initial two months of operation.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Mayor proclaims Bainbridge a Purple Heart City
City of Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds proclaimed the city a “Purple Heart City” and presented local Purple Hearts recipients, living and deceased, with keys to the city Tuesday evening at the City Council meeting.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City reviews goals for FY 2015
Wednesday marked the beginning of Fiscal Year 2015 for the City of Bainbridge. With each new fiscal year comes a set of new goals and priorities for the Bainbridge City Council and city staff to complete and achieve.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Bainbridge becoming a Purple Heart City
The City of Bainbridge is becoming a Purple Heart City.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

County to form committee to analyze City’s double taxation research findings
The Decatur County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to form a committee to analyze the information City of Bainbridge attorney Buddy Welch presented to the City Council at the Aug. 5 meeting.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Transfer station open to public
The City of Bainbridge will open the Avenue C waste transfer station for public use beginning Thursday, Oct. 2.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City Council approves downtown street closures
Tuesday night the Bainbridge City Council approved three downtown street closures that will take place in October.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

A boon for business, bust for rural cities and counties
Two years ago, Georgia legislators passed a major tax reform bill that promised to create jobs, attract investment and, according to Gov. Nathan Deal, make Georgia “an even better place to raise a family.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hobby presents 2015 budget at public hearing
Tuesday night, City Manager Chris Hobby presented the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget to the Bainbridge City Council.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Downtown Bainbridge recognized by Gov. Deal, Glover receives professional certification
Bainbridge was among a dozen other cities to receive Georgia Downtown Conference Awards for Excellence in Decatur last week.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Miss Georgia receives two keys to her cities
It really was a day of celebration for the 2014 Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges, on Thursday, July 17. Her hometown city of Brinson and Bainbridge and Decatur County did it up right as kin, friends, and sponsors met first in Brinson to welcome Maggie Bridges home officially.
Source: Miller County Liberal

City of Bainbridge budget draft gives insight to future plans
Friday, Aug. 22, the City of Bainbridge released a draft of its proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year operating budget. The final version of the budget is scheduled to be adopted Sept. 16 by the Bainbridge City Council.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

County drops out of quarterly joint meetings with city
Decatur County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Loeffler delivered a letter date Aug. 19 to Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds Wednesday stating the county’s intention to end the Council of Governments joint meetings held quarterly between the two entities.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Welch: Taxpayers not receiving services they pay for
At Tuesday night’s Bainbridge City Council meeting, the council heard a presentation regarding the double taxation of Bainbridge’s property taxpayers.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City Manager: transfer station is working better than expected
Bainbridge city officials discussed the economics and saving potentials in a waste transfer station for almost 10 years before it became a reality.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Residents voice concerns to city council on tax increase
It’s easy to see the recent tax increase of two mills from the City of Bainbridge has residents scratching their heads, slamming their fists and everything in between.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City Council votes in favor of farmer’s market on West Street
The Bainbridge City Council passed a motion last night to close a portion of West Street every Saturday morning for about six months out of the year to allow a farmer’s market downtown.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Downtown Development Authority of Bainbridge receives 2014 National Main Street Accreditation
Downtown Development Authority of Bainbridge has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight