Category | Lifestyle

Carrying a memory

Posted on 16 April 2014

Story by Liz Ngowski The tattoo catches you off guard, at first, almost like it’s a secret code permanently inked at the wrist and forearm. The initials jump out in block text—DRF—Dylan Reid Faircloth, The First. And when his mother, June, needs to catch her breath, or focus on delivering just the right words, or […]

Getting involved and giving back

Posted on 16 April 2014

Rosalyn Palmer By Powell Cobb Reporter Rosalyn Palmer will do whatever needs to be done to make a difference. She’s a people oriented person, striving to make a difference in Bainbridge and the surrounding communities by working together. “I would like to think that my footprints are leaving something better behind than when I walked […]

“Refine us like silver”

Posted on 16 April 2014

Story and photos by Ashley Johnson The verse from Psalm 66:10 is printed throughout the small cinder block building just off of Spring Creek Road in Bainbridge. “For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver,” the verse says. And out of that verse was born a new vision for a ministry that already […]

For Murphy, life’s a fun ride

Posted on 29 May 2013

Twenty-five-year-old Bainbridge native Brandi Murphy has a passion for riding horses and mules. The daughter of Jeff and Melanie Murphy of Bainbridge, Murphy has been riding horses for almost eight years, and these days her boyfriend, Westley White of Blakely, Ga., can often be found riding alongside her. Together, they own several horses and mules. […]

He’s like a kid in a toy shop

Posted on 29 May 2013

By CAROLYN IAMON News Writer Mike Mason of Climax has always had a love of woodworking, and now he loves making wooden toys — “for big kids.” After retiring after 38 years with Motorola in Pampano Beach, Fla., he and his wife Eileen moved to the Climax area seven years ago to get away from […]

‘The people make the city’

Posted on 29 May 2013

Visiting historian impressed by Bainbridge hospitality ditor’s Note: Dean McCracken, a historian from Lakeland, Fla., recently visited Bainbridge for a research project. He was so impressed that he wrote this letter and submitted it for publication in Bainbridge Living magazine. I am a historian and researcher based in central Florida. I travel all over the […]

Welcome inside a historic home

Posted on 29 May 2013

By CAROLYN IAMON News Writer East Shotwell Street is lined with many large, beautiful vintage homes, but one that always seems to attract attention from visitors and newcomers to the community is the Patriot blue Queen Anne Victorian home, located at 632 E. Shotwell St. Built in 1898, by the Henry Ehrlich family, it has […]

Funny name, fun game

Posted on 29 May 2013

By JUSTIN SCHUVER Managing Editor Chances are, if you’ve visited a college football tailgate anytime recently, you’ve noticed some people playing a game where they throw beanbags toward a hole in a piece of wood. Some might call it “beanbag toss,” others just “beanbags,” but perhaps the most popular name for the activity is one […]

She loves New York

Posted on 29 May 2013

By CAROLYN IAMON News Writer Many young people dream of going to New York City to pursue a career, especially those with a love for the arts — visual, theatre or dance. Candace Howard, a Bainbridge native and 2007 Bainbridge High School graduate, is one of those who responded to the call and glamour of […]

Restoring a Heritage Home

Posted on 17 April 2013

By CAROLYN IAMON News Writer Three and a half years ago, Nicholas and Jeannie Sollenberger purchased the large, stately house located at 400 McNair St., on the corner of McNair and Flint streets. Listed in the Heritage Tour of Historic Homes as the “Trawick-Sollenberger Home,” Decatur County Courthouse records indicate it is was built in […]