Piper swearing in

Statham mayor Joe Piper was sworn in as mayor Jan. 2, 2020 by former city attorney Thomas Mitchell.

Statham mayor Joe Piper Tuesday read a prepared statement, in response to the city council’s call to resign his office. Among other grievances, council members claim that Piper violated city policy when he entered into a severance agreement with former city employee April Stephens, without obtaining sign-off from the city attorney.

Piper’s statement read as follows:


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