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Town Hall set at GSU Tuesday
Councilman Riggs will meet with students
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John Riggs - photo by Special

    Statesboro City Councilman John Riggs will hold a town hall-style meeting Tuesday with Georgia Southern students.
The councilman, whose district includes much of Fair Road, Lanier Drive and Georgia Avenue, will introduce himself to students and answer questions at 6:30 p.m. in the university’s College of Education Auditorium – students comprise more than half of the councilman’s constituency. 
“The main reasons for having the meeting is to introduce myself to them, tell them a little about my job, and show how city council affects students,” said Riggs. “I also really want to stress public safety and – which is a way to anonymously turn in law offenders to officials.”
“I am also going to talk about Georgia Southern pride. I’m going to tell them how much I love the university,” he said. “Then, I will open the meeting up to questions.”
Riggs held a similar meeting with constituents on the side of Fair Road opposite the college last year, where he promised to meet with students in the future.
The councilman planned the meeting with the assistance of Georgia Southern Political Science Professor Patrick Novotny and Alton Standifer, the president of the school’s Student Government Association.
 “Dr. Novotny has about 200 students that he as asked to formulate questions for me,” said Riggs.
“I am very excited about the meeting; it has taken a while to get this done. Now, we have finally gotten it together.”

Jeff Harrison can be reached at (912) 489-9454

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