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Our Views: City manager needs to fully lay out plans for future of police, fire departments
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A decision by Statesboro City Manager Shane Haynes to eliminate the positions of police and fire chief and alter the command structure in each department sent shockwaves throughout the community when it was implemented last week. Haynes’ decision was made with the unanimous backing of Mayor Joe Brannen and all five city council members. While we understand the primary reason behind the changes was budgetary savings, several huge questions remain: Are the residents of Statesboro better served?
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