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Consolidation study postponed

The Statesboro city council reversed itself at Tuesday night's meeting when they voted unanimously to rescind funding for a study to look at consolidation of city and county governments.

July 22, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City, county discuss consolidation

The Statesboro city council and the Bulloch Board of Commissioners took different paths Tuesday as each group decided whether to participate in and fund a study of consolidation of city and county government.

July 08, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City votes to extend furloughs

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Statesboro city council voted to continue with the employee furlough program through the first fiscal of quarter of 2010, which ends Sept. 30.

July 07, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council to revisit furloughs

The Statesboro City Council will meet this morning to decide whether or not to continue the city employee's furlough plan through the end of September.

July 06, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Barrow meets with vets

As part of his 2009 Veterans' Tour, Congressman John Barrow paid a visit to the Honey Bowen Building to field questions from local constituents.

July 02, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


HB1460 at the center of McCorkle suit

It's a case of hurry up and wait for Anthony Mann. The Statesboro citizen filed a claim June 16 against the city, arguing that the city's charter does not give the council authority to hire and fire employees.

June 27, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


McCorkle accepts temp position in Sandersville

Former Statesboro City Clerk Judy McCorkle was hired to act as the temporary city administrator for the City of Sandersville at a called Sandersville council meeting Thursday.

June 25, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Judge signs McCorkle injunction

Setting the stage to decide in court who has the true authority to hire and fire department heads within the City of Statesboro, Superior Court Judge William Woodrum has signed a "declaratory judgment and injunctive relief" action, which argues the city council does not have the authority to reinstate former city clerk Judy McCorkle.

June 22, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Inflation concern may raise city fees

Due to tight fiscal conditions throughout the city, the Statesboro City Council will be faced with a slew of proposals to raise a number of different fees in various departments, when they meet Tuesday evening.

June 13, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local


Special city meeting called to grant variance

The Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 10 this morning to seek a temporary permit for mobile dwelling units that will reside at 13 Grady Johnson Road, specifically Johnson's Mobile Court.

June 10, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Street names in Inglewood subdivision to change

Residents in the Inglewood subdivision will soon be looking at some new street names as the Bulloch County 911 Administration office seeks to avoid continuing confusion.

June 08, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Britt, Chance question reinstatement of McCorkle

Two Statesboro city councilmen are concerned the city decided to reinstate former City Clerk and Director of Finance and Administration Judy McCorkle despite council members previously stating their intent to let her termination stand.

June 06, 2009 | By Phil Boyum | Local


City reinstates McCorkle

In an unexpected move, the Statesboro City Council voted Tuesday to reinstate former city clerk and director of finance and administration Judy McCorkle.

June 02, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


A pint for a pint - Red Cross plans give-a-ways for donors

The Bulloch County Blood Center and the American Red Cross are pulling out all the stops as they prepare to kick-off Donor Appreciation Month this Monday.

May 27, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


City may settle with fired clerk

Legal representation for the City of Statesboro and former City Clerk Judy McCorkle met Tuesday to mediate a potential claim of wrongful termination.

May 26, 2009 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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