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Mornings unPHILtered - Winning candidates discuss future
John Riggs
    Thursday's “Morning's unPhiltered” show had a variety of topics that were discussed. Host Phil Boyum announced that the Bulloch County chapter of the NAACP is celebrating its creation 100 years ago. The group will hold a special banquet at Snella's Place on Highway 301 North on Saturday, starting at 6 p.m.
    The theme — “100 Years Old: We've Come This Far By Faith” — celebrates the NAACP's founding by a multiracial group of activists in New York City on Feb. 12, 1909. The speaker will be Dr. Rhonda Owens Williams, a 1986 graduate of Statesboro High. Contact local branch President Pearl Brown at 839-3321 for tickets or other information.
    The first guest was newly-elected Statesboro City Councilman John Riggs, who called in to the show. Riggs said City Manager Shane Haynes called to congratulate him, as had many family and friends throughout the county. Riggs said he's setting up an email address so that his constituents will be able to reach him at any time.
    Riggs promised he would be there for everyone, be they residents in or out of District 4, as well as all of the employees of Statesboro. He stated that he'll be going to a series of classes run by the state that will educate him about all of the laws and regulations he will be expected to follow as an elected official.
    Newly re-elected Councilman Tommy Blitch also called the show. Blitch said that come January, the city will have many issues to address, including revenue. Blitch said hopefully the economy will improve and new sales tax revenue figures will increase enough that the city won't have to make any more cuts to the budget.
    Blitch announced he had high hopes the City Council will be more cohesive with the new members onboard. Blitch promised the City Council would work harder to cement their relationship with Georgia Southern.
     “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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