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Council pays tribute to outgoing mayor
Names annex Brannen Hall
Former Statesboro Mayor Bill Hatcher, left, congratulates outgoing Mayor Joe Brannen after the conclusion of Tuesday's City Council meeting.
When Joe Brannen began his service as a Statesboro city councilman in 1998, the city had a population of about 20,000 and an annual operating budget of about $17.5 million. As Brannen prepares to leave public office 15 years later — the last four of which he has served as mayor — the city’s population has grown to 31,500, and the budget has ballooned to nearly $50 million. “We have grown into a big city.
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