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Great American Cleanup set for Saturday

October 26, 2020

Statesboro Herald

Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful and the City of Statesboro are preparing for a COVID-19 friendly Great American Cleanup on Saturday.

Statesboro leaders approve equity law, refute social media falsehoods

October 22, 2020

Statesboro Herald

Statesboro City Council approved the three-part Nondiscrimination and Equity Ordinance by a 4-1 vote Tuesday, adding that Article 2, which includes a 6% margin of preference for minority and female-owned local businesses in city bids, will be revisited after four fiscal years.

Bid preference headed to second reading as part of Nondiscrimination Ordinance

October 19, 2020

Statesboro Herald

Statesboro's proposed Nondiscrimination and Equity Ordinance — including a 6% margin of preference for local minority- and female-owned businesses bidding for city contracts — is slated for a second reading and possible final approval during Tuesday's 5:30 p.m. City Council meeting.

Council votes nondiscrimination and equity law package forward

October 7, 2020

Statesboro Herald

After hearing arguments from local citizens – including some on both sides speaking from religious convictions – Statesboro City Council on Tuesday morning unanimously voted the main part of a proposed city nondiscrimination law forward to a second reading.

City accepts Tormenta Way, pays final advance to stadium TAD developers

September 17, 2020

Statesboro Herald

After accepting newly completed Tormenta Way as a city street Tuesday evening, Statesboro City Council approved a $1,155,404 final advance to developers of the surrounding tax allocation district, or TAD, from $4.75 million borrowed for infrastructure improvements, also including the widening of a section of Old Register Road.

Bulloch and Boro receive $4M in first-phase COVID relief cash

September 10, 2020

Statesboro Herald

The Bulloch County government and the city of Statesboro have received amounts totaling $4 million – including $1.7 million to the city and $2.3 million to the county – in Phase 1 of the state of Georgia’s three-phased administration of federal Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars.

Hearings voice no objection to city’s property tax uptick

September 10, 2020

Statesboro Herald

During hearings at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, no residents or property owners spoke against the on-average 2.25% increase in Statesboro city property tax resulting from reassessments and the proposed lack of a millage-rate rollback.

City of Statesboro to hold 3 hearings over tax increase from lack of rollback

September 4, 2020

Statesboro Herald

The city of Statesboro will hold two "property tax increase" hearings Tuesday, Sept. 8, the first at 9 a.m. and the second at 6 p.m., for citizen input on a 2.25% increase that results from City Council's intent not to roll the millage rate back to offset inflation in reassessed property values.

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