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Claxton Administrator to Step Down

All On Georgia has received reports that Claxton City Administrator Gayle Durrence will step down from her position effective December 31, 2016. Her resignation was delivered, but has not yet been accepted by council. That action is expected at the next council meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m.


No action was taken at a specially called meeting Tuesday evening, which had rumors swirling on the issue. The City of Claxton employees, as well as former mayor Luther Royal, were all in attendance.

The news comes on the heels of the most recent audit report from 2014 and in anticipation of the presentation on the next audit report, both of which have demonstrated substantial flaws in city operations.

Durrence has been with the city for over 40 years.

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Dr. Eddie Ball

    August 25, 2016 at 9:54 am

    NAACP State Rep. is scheduled to attend City Council next meeting in Claxton Ga to ensure that Gayle Currency resignation will be accepted, and not prolonged. The city and all tax payers deserves better, much much better. Time for change…!!!

    • walter b smith

      August 25, 2016 at 11:18 am

      naacp rep??????????????????? why ??????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Unknown

        August 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm

        Don’t believe everything in writing. I just talked to him.

  2. Dr. Durrell Harn

    August 25, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Yes, why is a NAACP State rep. attending. This is the business of the city of Claxton and it’s residents. The business and affairs of Claxton does not concern non residents and outside hate groups. If citizens of Claxton have concerns about city business, and they should by living there, they by should by all means attend the meeting.

    • Unknown

      August 25, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Don’t believe everything in writing. I just talked to him.

  3. Doris Todd

    August 25, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Outsiders should not be allowed to attend only residents of the City. Of Claxton and the Auditors and if needed legal adivisors.

  4. Doris Todd

    August 25, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    This is not Doris Todd, but it shows that anybody can use any name to post comments like this. I know Dr. Ball and he wouldn’t do that. Not a secured website. Unknown.

  5. Dr. Durrell Harn

    August 25, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    This is not Dr. Harn, but as you can see….??? Unknown

  6. Donald Trump

    August 25, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    ….???

  7. Hillary Clinton

    August 26, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Was it the emails?

    • Elvis Presley

      August 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Using fake names…??? Lol. Terrible website!

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