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Council approves naming road
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The new road being constructed from the campus of Statesboro High School to Highway 80 now has a name.
    At the request of the Statesboro High School Student Government Association, the Statesboro City Council voted to name the road "#1 Blue Devil Alley" and will have signs installed as soon as the road is  completed.
    The road, which will connect with the realigned Savannah Avenue on the other side of Highway 80, is expected to take six months to complete.
    The council also commended the SHS Student Government Association for spearheading the effort to find a name for the street and forming a consensus among the students, faculty and staff at the school.
    "The Student Government Association got together and suggested about 40 names and we finally narrowed it down and voted on this one," said Hannah Couch, sophomore class president.
    Couch said the students really liked being able to choose the name of the street and they're excited about it.
    "They're really excited about naming something that's going to represent our school," she said.
    Also at Tuesday's meeting, the council authorized Mayor Bill Hatcher to send a letter to Congressman John Barrow endorsing the efforts to construct a Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Statesboro. In the letter, Hatcher says there are more than 21,000 veterans in Bulloch and surrounding counties who need a more convenient location to go for services.
    Also at Tuesday's meeting, the council:
  • approved, on second reading, an ordinance amending the city's residential subdivision incentive program;
  • approved the preliminary and final subdivision plat for 35 condominium lots and a common area on 3.56 acres for Tillman Park Condominiums;
  • authorized the mayor and city clerk to execute an agreement with Elert and Associates for telecommunications consultant services.
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