Cities In The News


Three council races to be contested in Winder; three to run for mayor in Statham

August 26, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

There will be three contested city council races in Winder this fall, while Mayor David Maynard appears to be heading for a third term.

Statham budget approved six weeks into fiscal year

August 21, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The city’s utility budget, which is water and sewer, changed the most. The council added slightly more than $100,000 in revenue and expenses. The water and sewer budget is $1.665 million.

Statham council tables pair of items at meeting

July 18, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The Statham City Council tabled nearly as many items as it approved at its meeting July 16.

Statham election to bring changes

July 18, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The Statham City Council faces big changes starting in January.

Bridges to retire as Statham mayor

July 9, 2019

MainStreet Newspaper

A fixture in Statham, Mayor Robert Bridges, will end his tenure at the end of December. Bridges, who has been mayor for 20 years, has made it official — he will not seek another term.

Statham will be late adopting FY20 budget

June 20, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

According to the proposed budget, the city would spend $1.5 million for operations, about $8,000 less than current levels, and another $1.5 million in its utility fund, $19,000 more than FY2019.

Proposed Statham budgets about same as current levels

June 13, 2019


The budget, as presented last week, proposes to spend $1.5 million in the utility fund, only $19,000 more than the current year, and another $1.5 million in the city’s operations, about $8,000 less than current levels.

Statham working on FY2020 budget

June 6, 2019


The preliminary budget includes $25,000 for contracted labor in code enforcement and another $30,000 in contracted labor under buildings.

Statham Public Library could expand with grant

May 29, 2019

MainStreet Newspapers

The Statham City Council unanimously approved accepting a $135,000 grant to the Statham Public Library for an expansion project Tuesday night.

Statham takes first step to weaken mayor, give council more power

May 24, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The changes would require city council approval to hire or fire a city administrator, city clerk, city attorney and department heads. Now the mayor hires and fires all of those positions.

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