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Grovetown mayor plans to seek third term

Posted: August 12, 2015 - 4:26pm  |  Updated: August 12, 2015 - 4:32pm
Grovetown Mayor George James confirmed Wednesday that he plans to seek a third term.   FILE
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Grovetown Mayor George James confirmed Wednesday that he plans to seek a third term.

 

Grovetown Mayor George James confirmed Wednesday that he intends to seek a third term as the city’s leader.

James, 58, was first elected as mayor in 2007 and his second term ends at the end of this year.

“I enjoy what I’m doing, working with the people,” James said. I see some things that are yet to be done that I’d like to see through.”

James said the city is in a critical stage as far as development with massive growth over the last decade and more expected with the planned Fort Gordon expansions.

"I do think experience is going to be very helpful because of the great demand of the growth. I feel like I can benefit the city more this term than I did my first term.”

James said he’s focused on some of the issues facing the city including traffic along main thoroughfares and repairs to neighborhood streets. He also hopes to get funding for more infrastructure such as a new wastewater treatment plant.

Prior to serving as the mayor, James served several years on the city council beginning in 1988 and as chair of the city’s Planning Commission.

James will not run unopposed. Gary Jones, former chief of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety, announced his intention to run on July 31.

Qualifying for the seat will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31 through Sept. 4.

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