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Mornings unPHILtered - Blitch: No changes to alcohol laws
Tommy Blitch
Tommy Blitch
    This morning's first guest was Statesboro City Councilman Tommy Blitch, who is running for re-election to his District One seat. He is being challenged by William Thomas and Benjamin Lewis in Tuesday's election.
    Blitch has been very vocal about his opposition to changing the city's alcohol laws unless there is a good reason to do so. He told host Phil Boyum that in his personal opinion, having six days to drink ought to be more than enough.
    However, he added, if the majority of people in his district tell him that they want to modify the laws somewhat, he will honor their wishes. Blitch stated that the city manager should be given the right to hire and fire employees, as that was part of his job.
    Asked by the Judy McCorkle controversy, he shared that the city council agonized over whether or not to fight the case in the courts. Blitch said that after much deliberation, the council decided to go ahead and settle it out of court.
    Blitch said he's done a lot of door-to-door campaigning, and is telling his constituents that he has always done his best to represent their wishes, and promises to do so in the future.
    The second guest on the show was Statesboro Herald Sports Editor Matt Yogus. Yogus talked about last weekend's football game against Appalachian State. While that game may have been GSU's quarterback Lee Chappel's best game of the year, in Yogus' opinion, it was not a good game overall.
    Yogus talked about the attempts to complete downfield passes ended up in drops, stating that most of the year the team had not thrown deep this much.
    On a more positive note, Yogus shared that he had witnessed the first basketball practice of the year last Friday. Yogus said two new players brought in by Coach C.Y. Young, freshman Cameron Baskerville and junior college transfer Rory Spencer are working into the team well.
    Yogus said Young runs his team hard in practice, but ran right with them the whole time. Yogus said he has high hopes for the team, and he is pleased with how hard the players are working.

    “Mornings unPHILtered” airs live Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on and also simulcast on WWNS-AM 1240 on the radio. You also can listen anytime at on

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