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Statesboro

City launches Urban Redevelopment Plan

January 7, 2021

Statesboro Herald

Statesboro City Council adopted an Urban Redevelopment Plan and named the mayor and council members themselves as an Urban Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday as the city prepares to seek federal grants and financing to upgrade blighted housing and parks.

Statesboro budgets over $1M for 2021 street resurfacing list

January 4, 2021

Statesboro Herald

Statesboro’s city government plans to spend more than $1 million in state and local funding on street resurfacing projects in 2021, the third consecutive year this will have happened since Bulloch County voters approved a tax known as T-SPLOST.

U.S. Commerce awards $2 million to expand GS Boro City Center

December 14, 2020

Statesboro Herald

Two U.S. Department of Commerce officials came to downtown Statesboro on Thursday and ceremonially presented local officials the $2 million grant for an expansion of Georgia Southern University's downtown City Center, including its Business Incubator.

City, civic groups launch toy drive

December 9, 2020

Statesboro Herald

The City of Statesboro, in partnership with several local groups, will host a toy drive to provide Christmas joy to families in need.

City orders housing study, prepares to revamp construction incentives

December 8, 2020

Statesboro Herald

Statesboro’s city government recently ordered a comprehensive study of the local housing inventory and is meanwhile updating a subdivision incentive program aimed at encouraging construction of more single-family homes within the city limits.

Statesboro housing cost and utility bill help still available

November 30, 2020

Statesboro Herald

Applications are still being accepted from Statesboro residents for help with utility bills and a separate program of mortgage and rent assistance provided by the city government from its national Coronavirus Relief Fund award.

Statesboro awards city employees $500 each in pandemic hazard pay

November 20, 2020

Statesboro Herald

Statesboro’s city government is awarding each of its nearly 300 employees $500 in one-time “pandemic hazard pay,” using roughly $150,000 from the $1.7 million in federal CARES Act funding the city previously received.

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