County Commissions in Atlantic Judicial Circuit Bamboozled On Judicial Salary Requests

As the legislature slashed state agency budgets by 10% and local governments scramble to balance budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, Superior Court Judges in one judicial circuit will get a pay raise due to an intentional technicality. 

City of Guyton Plans to Adopt FY 2021 Budget in Conflict with State Law

The City of Guyton has planned two special-called council meetings for this week to adopt the city budget for Fiscal Year 2021, but the timeline for adoption is not in compliance with state law.

Atlanta Housing Approves More Housing Subsidies to Reduce Homelessness

The Atlanta Housing Board of Commissioners has approved 224 units for homeless citizens so far.

Local Gov’t Mulling What to Do with Robert E. Lee Statue in Bryan County

A statue in a Bryan County park has become a point of contention in the community and has prompted city officials to consider whether or not it should be removed.  The Georgia legislature, however, approved legislation last spring prohibiting the removal of monuments - Confederate or otherwise.

Fmr City of Atlanta employee indicted for allegedly accepting bribes

She has been charged with conspiratorial bribery, bribery, and tax evasion in connection with money and other items of value that she accepted from a former contractor.

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.”

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.

Alaska Aerospace Corporation and Camden County Sign MOU

The pair signed an MOU to work cooperatively on establishing common operating environments for launch operators who wish to reach both orbits.

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.

Media Pressure Leads Brunswick DA Jackie Johnson to Recuse Herself from Another Case

As negative publicity continues to dirty the waters of her tenure, Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson has recused herself from a case in which she has a great conflict of interest, according to records from the Georgia Attorney General’s Office.