Ga Legislature Gives Final Approval for Add’l Judge in Ogeechee Judicial Circuit

After a long and rocky road, a legislative initiative to add a fourth Superior Court judge to the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit squeaked through on the final day of the 2020 legislative session. It now awaits Governor Kemp's signature.

Statesboro Drive-Thru Closed, Utility Cutoffs Suspended for the Week

As a result of the COVID-positive employee, utility customers will not be able to pay their utility bills in person or via the drive-thru at city hall because employees will not be reporting to work. 

Statesboro City Hall Closed to Public After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Statesboro City Manager Charles Penny confirmed today that one of the city’s employees has tested positive for COVID-19.

Statesboro Council Moves to Draft City Nondiscrimination Ordinance

“Putting a nondiscrimination ordinance in place puts the city in a leadership position across the state as only a handful - and when I say handful, only a handful currently have a nondiscrimination ordinance.”

RUNDOWN: Statesboro City Council Meeting – June 16, 2020

Here's what the Statesboro City Council did in Tuesday's meeting -->

Statesboro Council Approves Funding for Bulloch B&GC But Will Revisit

The item was part of the FY 2021 budget, but just ahead of the vote, Councilman Phil Boyum brought up the appropriations for the group and said he wanted to double down. “I want to take it from $9,000 to $20,000,” Boyum said, citing high success rates and return on investment. But there were concerns by other council members who want other organizations funded, too.

City of Statesboro Names ‘Juneteenth’ a Paid City Holiday

The City approved a resolution recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday - the date on which news of the end of slavery reached the slaves in the Southwestern States in 1865.

Bulloch Commissioners to Meet Tuesday, Discuss Intergovernmental Agreements

The agenda for Tuesday's Bulloch Commission meeting is brief but includes a few intergovernmental agreements and purchases.

FINAL Results for 4th Senate District – Hickman, Bohlke Headed to Runoff

2 candidates head to a runoff, but take a look at the breakdown across the five counties -->

South Georgia Sheriff’s Races Show Incumbent Loyalty, Regime Change in Vacancies

South Georgia had a number of contested Sheriff’s races decided Tuesday but there were very few upsets outside of the races where a Sheriff’s Office is soon to be vacant.