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.

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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."


  1. 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…!!!

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.


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