News Line for Bainbridge

Bainbridge opts out of Decatur County solid waste services
Bainbridge will no longer be tipping their solid waste at the Decatur County landfill after a unified council vote Tuesday accepted a low bid from a private company in Campbellton, Fla. The city hopes this change of landfill facilities will give them an annual savings of more than $40,000.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Downtown Bainbridge gears up for an evening of local art and wine
Many Downtown Bainbridge businesses are collaborating with local artists and the Bainbridge-Decatur County Council for the Arts this Thursday, April 17, to hold the second annual Art and Wine Walk from 4 to 8 p.m.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Council moves to meet once a month, adopts new ordinance
The Bainbridge City Council will be meeting a little less each quarter after an ordinance was adopted Tuesday in a 3-2 vote, changing the meeting schedule from six times each quarter to four.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Could major financial cuts be in city’s future?
The Bainbridge City Council met Friday and Saturday at the Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club for their annual retreat and discussions centered on one main theme — cutting expenses and raising revenue for the city.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City explores trash, inmate options
The City of Bainbridge could be exploring new options for their landfill and inmate services in the coming months.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Council vote to change meeting schedule deemed as void
A vote made by the Bainbridge City Council last Tuesday to decrease the number of public council meetings was deemed a non-binding resolution by City Manager Chris Hobby.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Council approves new street naming rules
The Bainbridge City Council passed a new ordinance unanimously that will install a systematic procedure for residents wanting to rename a street.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

SPLOST pact made between city, county
The Decatur County Board of Commissioners and the City of Bainbridge came to an agreement Tuesday on the distribution of SPLOST VI revenue, the one-cent sales tax used to fund local capital outlay projects.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Downtown Bainbridge gets recognized for work, revitalization
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced Monday that Bainbridge will progress to the Georgia’s Exceptional Main Street program.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City renames two streets, issues moratorium
After the Bainbridge City Council approved a citizen’s request for renaming Barlow Street to L.L. Ward Street Tuesday, the council quickly approved a motion to rename Planter Street as Martin Luther King Street
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City council considers renaming Barlow Street.
The Bainbridge City Council is considering a decision to not only change a street name but also look into creating an ordinance on street name change procedures and protocol.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City pays $11,886 for Nov. election
The election in November saw one of the worst voter turnouts election and poll officials saw in years. The Bainbridge City Council officially received the invoice for the cost of the election from the Decatur County Board of Elections at the beginning of December and approved the bill.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

City considers raising recreation fees for non-city residents
The City of Bainbridge Council voted down a motion to raise recreation fees by $10 for county residents using leisure services.
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City wants information, digs deeper into city-county service agreement
The City of Bainbridge sent a 16-page open records request to the Decatur County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Legislature connects back home
Members of the legislative delegation arrived to Bainbridge’s community center on Potter Street Thursday morning to tour the city and recharge old relationships with the Bainbridge City Council, while forging some new ones.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Results are in: Sweet wins in only opposed race for city council
The election Tuesday for the City of Bainbridge saw one of the worst voter turnouts election officials have seen in years.
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Students take over city council responsibilities for one day
For more than 15 years, the City of Bainbridge has taken around some of the best and brightest Bainbridge High School has to offer and broadened their scope of city government duties and responsibilities by letting them shadow city workers.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

To get a bigger cut of LOST, it’s city vs. county on who chips in more for services
Last week the City of Bainbridge and Decatur County shipped off an agreement to Atlanta, approving of the current distribution of Local Option Sales Taxes. Strangely, the quick agreement came after an entire year of back-and-forth, chiding emails and attempted and failed negotiations.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Early voter turnout low: only five show for municipal election
At the Decatur County fairgrounds poll location, poll workers have sat quietly this week, reading books and waiting for voters that have yet to show up.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight