The three city of Fort Oglethorpe employees who left on March 22 in what's been described as a "coup" got their jobs back Monday night — thanks to a new City Council that met for the first time.
As a standing-room-only crowd waited, councilmembers went into closed session and then emerged and voted unanimously to reinstate City Manager Ron Goulart, who was forced to resign some 10 months earlier.
"I do appreciate it," said Goulart, who got a brief standing ovation. "Thank you very much for having confidence in me."
Right after the meeting ended, Goulart announced he would rehire David Eubanks as police chief and Jeff Long, who served as director of public works.
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Tim Omarzu covers Catoosa and Walker counties for the Times Free Press. Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California. Stories he's covered include crime in blighted parts of metro Detroit and Reno, Nev.; environmental activists tree-sitting in California's Sierra Nevada foothills; attempts by the Michigan Militia to take over a township¹s government in northern Michigan. A native of Michigan, ...