Cities In The News


City and county extend fire pact by one year

July 18, 2019

Statesboro Herald

Statesboro and Bulloch County have extended their agreement for the Statesboro Fire Department to continue protecting the five-mile fire district outside the city limits for one more year. But negotiations for a much longer-term contract are reportedly moving forward.

Reception, first council meeting Tuesday for new city manager

July 15, 2019

Statesboro Herald

Citizens can meet and greet new City Manager Charles Penny between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday at Joe Brannen Hall, 58-A East Main St., before his first Statesboro City Council meeting, 5:30 p.m. next door at City Hall.

New Statesboro city manager starts work

July 2, 2019

Statesboro Herald

Charles W. Penny arrived on the job Monday as Statesboro's new city manager.

City changes course on SDS, accepts ‘status quo’ plan offered by county

June 20, 2019

Statesboro Herald

After first retaining a consultant and more recently a specialized law firm for Service Delivery Strategy negotiations with the county government, Statesboro City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to have the mayor sign the offered “status quo” 10-year agreement.

City lawyers up for negotiations with county

June 10, 2019

Statesboro Herald

Statesboro City Council this week retained four attorneys and their Atlanta-area law firm as the city’s special counsel for negotiations with the Bulloch County government toward a required 10-year service delivery strategy agreement.

Boyles to be city manager for a month

May 30, 2019

Statesboro Herald

Jason Boyles, one of two Statesboro interim assistant city managers since December and the city's director of public works and engineering, has a new one-month assignment, as city manager.

City Council meets twice Tuesday

May 21, 2019

Statesboro Herald

Among other things, Statesboro City Council is slated to adopt the city’s fiscal year 2020 budget and schedule of fees, to consider annexing a 33-acre tract and to appoint a one-month interim city manager at Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. regular meeting.

Bus system would need local and federal cash

May 15, 2019

Statesboro Herald

Operating a city transit system with buses running fixed or flexible routes through Statesboro will require $228,000 to $300,000 in annual local funding – if federal funding pays half the cost – according to the feasibility study by Connetics Transportation Group.

Penny hired as city manager starting July 1

May 8, 2019

Statesboro Herald

Tuesday morning, Statesboro’s council and mayor hired Charles W. Penny to be city manager beginning July 1 and thanked retiring City Manager Randy Wetmore for his service.

Manager contract, city budget on agenda for 9 a.m. Tuesday

May 6, 2019

Statesboro Herald

Approval of a contract for Charles W. Penny to be Statesboro’s next city manager and a public hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget are on the agenda for Tuesday’s 9 a.m. City Council meeting.

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