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New mayor, Primetime Lounge on tap
City Council meeting set for Tuesday morning
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History will be made shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday in Statesboro City Council chambers.Once council’s meeting is called to order, and the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance are said, Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee H. DeLoach will administer the oath of office to Mayor-elect Jan Moore, District 1 Councilman Phil Boyum and District 4 Councilman John Riggs.Moore is the first woman to be elected mayor of Statesboro.After that, a mayor pro tempore will be appointed for the next two years. District 3 Councilman Will Britt is the current mayor pro tempore.As part of the meeting, a public hearing is scheduled to hear evidence as to whether the alcohol license issued to Karen Pittman Brown for the operation of Primetime Lounge, 608C Northside Drive W., should be suspended or revoked. Council will consider a motion on the status of the license after the hearing.During a hearing Dec. 12 before Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner, Brown and Primetime Lounge co-owner Eurl Kittles each took the stand and testified that they submitted a lease agreement to the Georgia Department of Revenue, signed by Brown and listing her as the owner, to obtain a license to sell alcohol.
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