In one of the shortest meetings in the past few years of the Hazlehurst City Council, one that clocked in at just under a half-hour, Mayor Bayne Stone and the councilmen passed a slew of motions, including denying a request to allow mobile homes to be placed on Jefferson Street within city limits and another approving annual Christmas and safety bonuses for city employees.
Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) recently announced the City of Hazlehurst has been awarded a contract to fund the remarking, crack seal and overlay of Hazlehurst Airport’s runway as part of the Fiscal Year 2020 Airport Aid Program.
Each year, Historic Twin City/Main Street sponsors a Christmas holiday decoration contest.
In a light voter turnout Tuesday, Bayne Stone was reelected Mayor of Hazlehurst over challenger Eric Griffin by a 305-208 vote.
The city’s 2020 budget has been adopted, but related issues continue to plague the council.
Swainsboro Mayor Charles Schwabe and city council members convened at 6 p.m. Monday, November 4, at City Hall for their monthly meeting.
The Metter Police Department recently achieved state certification, a three-year contractual program through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police that assesses 129 different standards, said Metter police Capt. Kevin Wadley.
Twin City Mayor Matt Donaldson and Mayor Pro Tem Artie Fields attended the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Conference in LaGrange on October 16 to accept the city’s newest grant award.
The Mayor paid me a visit last week after I wrote my column about the coming traffic light at the intersection of Miller and Coffee streets. I ended the column by saying the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) would not pay the $150,000-plus cost of the traffic light. I was wrong.
Hagan’s Mayor, Matt Blocker, reported that the Evans County tax accessors’ office has re-appraised commercial properties in Hagan and has raised some property values.