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Candidates face run off for Statesboro council seat

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Voters in one section of Statesboro will be asked to go back to the polls one last time this election season. District 1 will chose a new councilman from Phil Boyum and Jonathan McCollar, the top two vote-getters in the November 6 election.

Boyum feels the election is about listening to the concerns of the district's residents and looking after the city's day-to-day needs.

"Some of the needs in District 1 are basic, sidewalks and streets, and making sure the promises made by the city in the past are kept," Boyum said.

Conversely, McCollar feels the city faces a larger overall problem.

"The city has an underlying issue and that is making sure that everyone in the city has viable job opportunities," McCollar explained. "When families have jobs and income, revenues go up and the city can operate better."

The winner of the Dec. 4 special election will fill the remaining term of former councilman Tommy Blitch, who resigned for health reasons.

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