Fort Oglethorpe employees fired in March 22 'coup' get jobs back

Fort Oglethorpe employees fired in March 22 'coup' get jobs back

January 13th, 2014 by Tim Omarzu in Local Regional News

Former Fort Oglethorpe City Manager Ron Goulart

Former Fort Oglethorpe City Manager Ron Goulart

Photo by Ronnie Moore

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.

Read more in tomorrow's Times Free Press.