City Councilman Boo Mullins passes away


Richard "Boo" Mullins, with more than 20 years of service on the Milledgeville City Council, passed away earlier today.

Mullins was Milledgeville through and through, growing up here and making his career here as a firefighter. During his tenure on the City Council, the man they called "Boo"  was known as a consensus builder and someone who got along well with many people.

"We will miss his sharp wit and dedication to his role. And we never forget his contributions in working to make Milledgeville the best it can be," wrote City Manager Hank Griffeth in a press release on behalf of City Hall.

Added the press release: "His passion for serving others and working to improve the quality of life for all citizens will not be forgotten. Mr. Mullins never failed to ask a question and always looked for the answers his citizens the workers form the City of Milledgeville demanded.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced. 

In the coming weeks, at some point following the service, the City Council will begin the process of filling Mullins' vacant seat. Coincidentally, Mullins was first elected in a special election following the death of the District 5 City Councilman who preceded him – Louis "Blade" Huley. Previously, that was the last time that a sitting City Council member passed away while in office. Mullins was just re-elected last November and just sworn in for another term in January, meaning the person who follows Mullins will have a three-plus year term.

'Our deepest condolences to Mr. Mullins' family and all those he touched throughout his life," read the press release.

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