Nelson Loses Two Council Members to Resignation

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During last night’s work session a combination of disbelief and surprise seemed to be the prevailing feeling over the resignation of two city council members from Nelson. The two council members, Jonathan Bishop and Duane Cronic, hand-delivered their resignation letters to City Manager Brandy Edwards Friday, March 28, with no further discussion. (more…)

New Nelson officials take oaths of office

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As expected, Nelson swore in its new city council members and mayor last night. Board Incumbent Jackie Jarrett, newly-elected member Thad Thacker and new Mayor Larry Ray all took their oaths of office last night in the council’s first meeting of the year. (more…)

SPLOST Accepted by Nelson; Argument Taints Meeting

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Nelson City Council meetings are known for their contentious atmosphere. However the meeting conducted Monday night was marked by arguing between a public official and a citizen, unlike other recent nearby city meetings which were earmarked by S.P.L.O.S.T. disagreements. (more…)

Nelson Considers Cutting Mayor Position

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Will Nelson eliminate the office of mayor? (more…)

Gun Control Group Sues Nelson Over Gun Ordinance

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The City of Nelson is being sued over its Home and Family Protection ordinance. (more…)

Mayor Haviland’s Resignation Letter

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See Nelson Mayor Mike Haviland’s Resignation Letter Below (more…)

Nelson Council Member Responds to Mayor’s Exit

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See Nelson Council Member Duane Cronic’s Response to Mayor Mike Haviland’s Resignation Below (more…)

Is the City of Nelson Forcing its Residents to Buy Guns?

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Yes and no. (more…)

Nelson Council Deals with Pavilion Problem in Park Project


Nelson resolved its recurring pavilion problem this week. (more…)

Nelson Gets Clean Audit, Presses Cherokee on Park Project

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The City Of Nelson earned a clean opinion on its 2012 audit, according to a recent audit report. (more…)

Nelson Says “No” to Grant Money

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In an unprecedented move, The Nelson City Council voted to reject a $10,000 state grant this week. (more…)

Nelson Passes Social Media Policy in Face of Decorum Dilemma

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Following a querulous meeting last month, the Nelson City Council approved its Social Media policy last week during its December meeting. (more…)

Haviland Takes Oath as New Nelson Mayor;Council Approves Budget Amendment

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In a called meeting Monday night, Michael Haviland was sworn in as Nelson’s new mayor. (more…)

Nelson Unravels in City Manager Dispute

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The Nelson City Council meeting erupted during its regular meeting this month, due to recent personnel disputes over its new city manger position. (more…)

(Video) Continued Contention Over Nelson Ordinance

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The Nelson City Council delivered its first reading of a new city manager ordinance this week. (more…)

Nelson Passes New Millage Rates

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“This is no raise in property tax”


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