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Advance voting winding down

During the final week leading up to the Nov. 2 general election, Bulloch County voters now have two locations to choose from for advanced voting.

October 25, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Riggs holds Q&A Sunday

Approximately 45 Statesboro residents came out Sunday afternoon to the Honey Bowen Building to ask questions and seek answers from Statesboro City Councilman John Riggs during a town hall-style meeting.

October 18, 2010 | By Phil Boyum | Local


Council member to host meeting

It is unclear what will be discussed today at a town hall meeting of sorts organized by Statesboro City Councilman John Riggs. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. at the Honey Bowen Building.

October 16, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


TEA Party members upset with lack of response from Statesboro Council

After representatives for the Bulloch County TEA Party addressed the Statesboro City Council at Tuesday's regular meeting, members were visibly and vocally upset about the lack of response from the mayor and council.

October 05, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Bulloch TEA Party to address City Council

The Bulloch County TEA Party has shifted its focus from national issues to local politics as they plan to address the Statesboro City Council about fiscal responsibility and transparency at Tuesday's morning meeting.

October 02, 2010 | Phil Boyum | Local


Council agrees to $162K settlement with Haynes

The City of Statesboro and Shane Haynes signed a separation agreement Wednesday that allows the former city manager to walk away with a $162,673.46 settlement check.

September 30, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Call for city manager firing remains mystery

A day after the Statesboro City Council voted to request City Manager Shane Haynes resign, Councilman Gary Lewis said Wednesday Statesboro residents did "not really" need to know why the council asked Haynes to step down.

September 22, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council votes to seek resignation of city manager

The Statesboro City Council emerged after a nearly three hour executive session Tuesday evening inside city hall and voted 4-1 to request the resignation of City Manager Shane Haynes.

September 21, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City expected to waive tap fees, other costs for Hacker's project

The Statesboro City Council will consider a request by Hacker's Golf Park tonight to enter into an agreement in which the city will pay the fees associated with tapping into the city's water lines for The Clubhouse project at Hackers.

September 20, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Manager's job up in air again

An executive session is called for tonight's Statesboro City Council meeting where three city council members are expected to call for City Manager Shane Haynes' resignation.

September 20, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Input sought on millage rate

The Statesboro City Council will hold a special called public hearing today to discuss setting the 2011 ad valorem (property) tax millage rate for the city.

September 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City tables aid request by church

Citing a need for accurate cost estimates, the Statesboro City Council voted Wednesday to table a request from First Baptist Church to aid in the installation of a new water line for fire suppression in the church's planned sanctuary expansion.

September 08, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Church to request aid from city

Statesboro city council members will consider a request from First Baptist Church to aid in the installation of a water line to feed the church's planned sanctuary expansion during Wednesday's regular meeting.

September 06, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Judge: City violated records law

Statesboro city council members are questioning the courtroom strategy of City Attorney Sam Brannen after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge found the city in violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act. Judge John R. Turner posted the ruling Friday morning, after a hearing was held in his courtroom Tuesday.

September 03, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City awaits open records ruling

Six local businessmen suing the Statesboro mayor and city council for alleged violations of Georgia's Open Meetings laws got their day in court Tuesday morning, but they left without an answer as the judge said he wouldn't release his decision until later in the week.

August 31, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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