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Mayor’s town hall at Agape now 11 a.m. Saturday
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Mayor Jonathan McCollar, at left, chats with the small group of citizens who attended his first town hall session Sept. 15. This Saturday’s will be later in the morning. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff

Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar’s next “town hall” community conversation is back on for 11 a.m. Saturday at Agape Worship Center, 810 W. Grady St.

The second of three such open-door discussions he has slated for different locations in town, this one was rescheduled from an earlier hour last Saturday.

“If there are any concerns the citizens may have, (these) will give me an opportunity to hear those concerns, or if there’s any question that they may have or just any idea that they want to share, it gives them the opportunity to do so,” McCollar said in a previous interview about the town hall series.

The first such session, held 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at First Baptist Church, drew about 11 in-person participants, including the mayor. But one citizen who attended posted a video link on social media, and more than 100 additional people checked in that way, with some sending questions. The mayor’s slide presentation highlighted private developments and public-private partnerships he believes point the way to further progress, such as the West District business center under construction, the Old Register Road TAD surrounding the planned Tormenta FC soccer stadium, and others.

He also explained the intent of his mayoral commissions on youth, workforce development and diversity and inclusion. But he then invited questions or comments on any concern.

McCollar plans to hold the third town hall session on the Georgia Southern University campus at a date and exact location yet to be announced. 

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