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Council OKs budget, creates 5 new positions within city

At their meeting Tuesday evening, The Statesboro City Council passed the proposed fiscal year 2011 budget, which included the creation of five new positions within the city.

June 16, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


24 cats at shelter face euthanasia if not adopted Wednesday

Construction delays at the new Bulloch County Animal Shelter have put a ticking clock on 24 cats that must be moved by the end of the day or face euthanasia.

June 15, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City actions in possible conflict with charter

The Statesboro City Council will vote today to create a public safety director position about a month after Wendell Turner was appointed to the post, possibly in violation of the city charter.

June 14, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Planning a new direction

With the recent restructuring of Statesboro's police and fire departments and the termination of five long-term city employees, City Manager Shane Haynes sat down this week to discuss the future direction of the city.

June 05, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Streetscape nears end

Inclement weather and unforeseen complications are the main reasons the Downtown Statesboro Streetscape project is slated to finish about 60 days past the original completion date.

June 02, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City to vote on Streetscape change order

A change order for the downtown Streetscape project is the big item for the Statesboro City Council to consider this morning during its regular meeting.

June 01, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GOP Gubernatorial Debate

Five of the seven announced Republican candidates who are vying to replace Gov. Sonny Perdue attended the Statesboro Republican Primary Gubernatorial debate held at Statesboro High School on May 7. Former U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal, former Georgia Senate president Eric Johnson, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Ray McBerry and State Senator Jeff Chapman from Brunswick all participated in the event, while former secretary of state Karen Handel declined to appear on the stage with McBerry.

June 01, 2010 | By Phil Boyum pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Thomas calls for city resignations

Former City Council candidate Bill Thomas held an impromptu news conference on the steps of City Hall Wednesday where he said the city manager, mayor and all council members should resign.

May 26, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GOP forum Friday at SHS

Six candidates for Georgia governor and more than 20 other Republican hopefuls running for state offices will be in Statesboro today for a candidate "Meet and Greet" and gubernatorial debate at Statesboro High School.

May 06, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Meet the GOP candidates Friday

At least five Republican candidates hoping to become Georgia's next governor will be in Statesboro Friday to participate in a candidate forum sponsored by the Statesboro Herald.

May 04, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Property tax hike last resort

While trying to balance next year's budget, the Statesboro City Council plans on raising fees for some city services but are committed to keeping property tax rates the same.

April 29, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


GSU looks to establish downtown presence

Georgia Southern University will have a downtown presence in Statesboro soon now that the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority has purchased a building right next to city hall.

April 25, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council looks at future of SCVB

After the Statesboro City Council met last week to hear presentations from three agencies funded by the city's hotel/motel tax, there are strong opinions about how funds should be distributed under the new budget.

April 24, 2010 | Phil Boyum | Local


City Council holds meeting at Georgia Southern

Nearly 400 Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff packed the Nessmith-Lane lecture hall Tuesday evening as the Statesboro City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on campus.

April 20, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City to hold council meeting at GSU

Regular attendees of Statesboro City Council meetings should head over to Georgia Southern University at 6 p.m. Tuesday as the council holds its regularly scheduled evening meeting in the Nessmith-Lane Building.

April 18, 2010 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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