Category | Lifestyles

Bainbridge is Art

Posted on 04 October 2017

The brick Firehouse Arts Center and Gallery is one of Bainbridge’s most unique facilities. It was built in 1914 and reflects the Mission style architecture popular of that era. According to members of the Firehouse Arts Center, the receipt of the Firehouse Building from the City of Bainbridge brought a sense of unity and purpose […]

Unique is an Understatement

Posted on 04 October 2017

If  you were to name the most unique house in Bainbridge, the Spanish style home on Pineland Drive would have to be a major contender. First of all, the Spanish architecture is authentic and not duplicated anywhere else in town. It has a tiled roof, the exterior walls are concrete blocks covered with stucco, a […]

The Life of a Turpentine Girl

Posted on 04 October 2017

Symbolically, an old pine tree still stands, as well as the chimney of the small house in Pearson, Georgia, where Sarah Evelyn Holland Shaw was born on February 4, 1923. Her father was Vivian Holland, a man who knew his way around a pine woods and turpentine still. Her mother was Mae Bell, a lady […]

A Home to Treasure

Posted on 11 May 2016

By Carolyn Iamon Photos by Nichole Buchanan Webster’s Dictionary defines Heritage as something handed down from one ancestor to another, as a characteristic, a culture, or tradition. The Reynolds Family home at 524 E. Shotwell St. is a home deserving of the term heritage. It is full of family history and a treasure to be […]

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A Historical tour through Oak City Cemetary

Posted on 11 May 2016

Story by Brandon O’Connor Photos by  Nichole Buchanan and Brandon O’Connor As you pass through the iron and brick gate marking the entrance to Oak City Cemetery you are transported back in time. Oak trees overlook the countless graves where for over 160 years the residents of Bainbridge have been laid to rest. Like silent […]

Strings broaden musical tastes for Grace Christian Academy students

Posted on 11 May 2016

By Carolyn Iamon Photos by Nichole Buchanan & Carolyn Iamon Seven years ago Charlie Strickland began a project to offer a cultural music experience to a small group of sixth grade students at Grace Christian Academy. He started giving them lessons on stringed instruments, thereby creating the only stringed instrument program in the local schools. […]

Orchards to oils

Posted on 11 May 2016

by Powell Cobb photographs by Jessica Cannon The genesis of an idea can often be traced back to one’s childhood, in one form or another. Pecans have always been one of the consistent elements in Rob and Eric Cohen’s life. The brothers grew up in Brinson on a 100-acre orchard bought by their father. Rob […]

Beyond the call of duty

Posted on 11 May 2016

Story and Photos by Brandon O’Connor For seventeen years Officer Maurice Gaines has walked the halls as a school police officer in Decatur County Schools. He starts each day by assisting with student drop-off at Hutto Middle School. Some parents drop their kids off across the street so he works to make sure each kid […]

Back in business

Posted on 16 April 2014

  Nicole Nichols By Powell Cobb Reporter Bainbridge is a town rooted deep with tradition. That’s one of the reasons why native Nicole Nichols decided to move back after graduating from Auburn in 2007. She wanted to live in a place where people knew her name and cared about her. She realized there wasn’t a […]

Returning home

Posted on 16 April 2014

  Story by Ashley Johnson In high school Allyson Whittaker had trouble finding her place among all the athletes as a dancer, musician and artist. She longed for experiences in the outside world but what she learned once she got there was how important her home of Bainbridge really was. An ambassador and Arch Society […]