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Statesboro Mayor to Host Annual State of the City Address later this month

Statesboro Mayor to Host Annual State of the City Address later this month

City of Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar will host the 2024 State of the City address on Tuesday, February 27, in the Emma Kelly Theater in Downtown Statesboro. In addition to the official address, the program will feature a presentation of the flags by the Statesboro High School JROTC Color Guard, musical performances and a Q&A session with the Mayor. The public is invited to attend.
VIDEO | Sen. Billy Hickman provides legislative update

VIDEO | Sen. Billy Hickman provides legislative update

Sen. Hickman provides his Week 4 Legislative update by video message.
Commisioners honor SEB Lady Jackets Flag Football team at Tuesday's meeting

Commisioners honor SEB Lady Jackets Flag Football team at Tuesday's meeting

Bulloch Commissioners honored the SEB Lady Jackets Flag Football team at Tuesday's meeting. In addition, they approved a 49 home Brooklet-area subdivision and other rezoning requests. Click on the image to read about all business covered.
City of Statesboro honored with 2024 Visionary City Award

City of Statesboro honored with 2024 Visionary City Award

The City of Statesboro is proud to announce its achievement of the 2024 Visionary City Award, bestowed by the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend Magazine. This recognition celebrates Statesboro’s innovative Village Builders Initiative, a program dedicated to addressing and alleviating resource deficits in underserved areas of the city.
City Council honors Henry Clay for 40 years of volunteer service to the Tree Board

City Council honors Henry Clay for 40 years of volunteer service to the Tree Board

The City of Statesboro received their 31st Tree City designation at the meeting on Tuesday. A driving force behind the Tree Board, Henry Clay, was honored for 40 years of service. Two new bars were approved for downtown as well. Click on the picture to read about all city business covered at the meeting.
Mayor McCollar addresses concerns and growth at Town Hall

Mayor McCollar addresses concerns and growth at Town Hall

Retail expansion, nearly 4,000 new homes, and the need to invest in social infrastructures were discussed at this weekend's town hall meeting with Mayor Jonathan McCollar.
Statesboro Mayor appointed chair of National League of Cities’ University Communities Council

Statesboro Mayor appointed chair of National League of Cities’ University Communities Council

City of Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar has been appointed chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 University Communities Council. McCollar was elected to a one-year term to develop and guide programs among local elected officials from similar communities.
Notice: Informational meeting on groundwater withdrawal applications for Bryan County Mega-Site is Feb. 26

Notice: Informational meeting on groundwater withdrawal applications for Bryan County Mega-Site is Feb. 26

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Watershed Protection Branch will host a meeting to provide information on the technical analysis and modeling assessment of the potential groundwater impacts from the requested groundwater withdrawals for water supply to the Bryan County Mega-Site. Bulloch County has submitted an application to EPD for two Floridan aquifer wells sited in Bulloch County, asking for up to 3.125 million gallons a day (mgd) on an annual average.
Cain Smith Appointed Brooklet City Attorney

Cain Smith Appointed Brooklet City Attorney

Cain Smith was appointed as the Brooklet city attorney at a called city council meeting Wednesday evening.
Bulloch Commissioners appoint Randy Tillman as interim EMA Director

Bulloch Commissioners appoint Randy Tillman as interim EMA Director

With the retirement of Ted Wynn as Public Safety and EMA Director on January 31st the Commissioners appointed incoming Public Safety Director Randy Tillman as Interim EMA Director. They are currently advertising the position for a full time EMA Director.