As some communities cancelled Fourth of July fireworks, the City of Bainbridge proceeded with a different version this year— a drive in event, where people parked at the Boat Basin or on adjoining streets and watched the 15-20 minutes show from their cars.
Grady County School System Police Chief Redell Walton will be departing at the end of this month for a new position in Bainbridge. Walton will begin work as Bainbridge’s new chief of police July 6, the city announced this week.
Bainbridge and Decatur County are taking all necessary precautions to keep residents safe from COVID-19 and quickly treat anyone who becomes infected.
Thursday morning the Downtown Development Authority hosted a mobile Main Street workshop, where guest Main Street directors toured downtown Bainbridge and saw completed and ongoing renovation projects.
Starting next month, Bainbridge residents will be seeing paving projects around the city for years to come.
A year after the TSPLOST (Transportation Special Local Options Sales Tax) went into effect in Decatur County, the first round of paving projects will finally be underway. Last April, TSPLOST added an extra penny to sales in the county. Revenue from that extra penny has already generated $1.2 million in Bainbridge and more than $3 million throughout Decatur County, money that can only be spent on transportation projects.