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EPD issues draft water permits for Bryan and Bulloch counties

EPD issues draft water permits for Bryan and Bulloch counties

Residents of Bryan and Bulloch counties are gearing up for a crucial public meeting hosted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to discuss draft groundwater withdrawal permits that will impact water resources in the region. With concerns raised over potential impacts and environmental considerations, stakeholders are encouraged to participate in shaping the future of water usage in the two counties.
TAD Committee approves The Garage Fitness application for funding

TAD Committee approves The Garage Fitness application for funding

The Statesboro Downtown Tax Allocation District Committee held a brief meeting on Monday, at which they approved Christina Gipson's application for $50,000 of funding to be used for the beautification of the property behind the post office, which will soon be the new site of "The Garage Fitness." Read here for more details about the TAD Committee meeting.
BOE approves FY25 budget; Rep. Franklin guiding board in pursuit of state funds for new SEBHS

BOE approves FY25 budget; Rep. Franklin guiding board in pursuit of state funds for new SEBHS

The Bulloch County Board of Education approved the FY25 budget after months of preparation. Representative Lehman Franklin was also invited to the work session to help provide some clarity and guidance on the board's pursuit of state funding for the slated new Southeast Bulloch High School.
Commissioners vote to approve water agreements with Bryan County

Commissioners vote to approve water agreements with Bryan County

After a two-hour meeting, Bulloch County Commissioners voted to approve a water management and compensation agreement between Bulloch and Bryan Counties. Citizens voiced concerns over issues like the potential establishment of a water utility district, the construction of a green energy plant, and the privatization of water resources.
Commissioners postpone vote on water agreements with Bryan County

Commissioners postpone vote on water agreements with Bryan County

After citizens raised concerns that they had not had time to review the information being voted on, Commissioners voted to end the meeting and reschedule it, allowing citizens more time to review the documents.
City Manager prospect attends Brooklet City Council Executive Session

City Manager prospect attends Brooklet City Council Executive Session

The called meeting of the Brooklet City Council on June 24, 2024 encouraged speculations that a new city manager will step into the role soon, as former Metter City Manager Carter Crawford was present with the council during executive session discussions.
Councilman Phil Boyum announces resignation after residency questioned

Councilman Phil Boyum announces resignation after residency questioned

Once again, Statesboro City Councilman Phil Boyum has announced his intent to resign from his District 1 Council seat. He made the intentions known with a social media post. The announcement comes after a citizen requested Council look into his residency to see if he continued to reside in the City.
Brooklet Farmers Market to reopen following resolution of operational issues

Brooklet Farmers Market to reopen following resolution of operational issues

In a packed meeting that underscored the Brooklet community's dedication to its local traditions, the City Council successfully resolved operational issues surrounding the popular Brooklet Farmers Market. Following a temporary pause to address audit concerns and facility rental conflicts, the market is set to reopen this Saturday, June 22, 2024.
Brooklet approved FY25 budget, Mayor Gwinnett's rezoning request tabled, Hunter retires

Brooklet approved FY25 budget, Mayor Gwinnett's rezoning request tabled, Hunter retires

The Brooklet City Council's June 20, 2024 meeting saw the approval of the FY2025 budget and significant discussions on contentious zoning issues, including a debated rezoning application for a property owned by Mayor Nicky Gwinnett. The session also included recognition of long-serving City Attorney Hugh Hunter, who is retiring after 18 years of service.
City Council approves $108.9 million budget for FY25

City Council approves $108.9 million budget for FY25

City Council approved a $108.9 million budget for FY25, received a presentation from The Greener Boro Commission, approved a plethora of zoning amendments and preliminary PLATs. Continue reading for more details about Tuesday's meeting.