Hinesville City Council approved designs for a future Bojangles’ restaurant during Thursday’s meeting.
The franchise owner said, in response to a question from Mayor Jim Thomas, that he wanted to open it as soon as he could. It will be located at the intersection of West Oglethorpe Highway and Carter Street.
Thursday’s meeting was the last for Thomas, District 1 councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem Charles Frasier and District 3 Councilman David Anderson Sr. as the year — and their terms — draw to a close.
Thomas thanked everyone for supporting him over the last eight years. Anderson had been on the council for 16 years and Frasier for 28 years.
The other council members reflected on their relationships with the men throughout their own terms, focusing on mentorship, inside jokes and respecting one another even when they did not always agree.
Ordinance 2015-04 was adopted at the last council meeting; however, an effective date was not established. The council voted to make the ordinance effective Thursday. The ordinance allows businesses who are licensed to operate and sell alcohol until 3 a.m. Monday through Sunday. Before that ordinance took effect, businesses had to stop selling alcohol at midnight Saturday.
The council also approved the de-annexation of four parcels that sit between West 15th Street and West Highway 196 in west Hinesville.
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