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Our View: Platinum, Primetime must remain closed
Capt. Tom Woodrum of the Statesboro Police Department tapes a copy of a court-ordered injunction to the door of the Platinum Lounge on Proctor Street Wednesday evening after padlocking the entrance. The establishment was ordered to cease operations because of repeated violent incidents.
The city of Statesboro and our community are safer places today because the Platinum Lounge and the Primetime Lounge are closed. Thanks to actions by City Attorney Alvin Leaphart, the Statesboro Police Department, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office and Superior Court Judge John R. Turner, Platinum, at 2 Proctor St. in downtown, and Primetime, at 608C Northside Drive W., were shuttered and padlocked Wednesday. Judge Turner signed a temporary restraining order requested by the city of Statesboro to close the places of business after years of violent and dangerous behavior at each.
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