By Renee O’Quinn
Baxley City Councilman Eugene Walker gave his resignation at the regular city council meeting held June 14. City Manager Jeff Baxley read a resignation letter from Councilman Walker that stated due to health issues he would be resigning effective July 1. Councilman Walker has served 19 years and seven months as a councilman. The city charter states if the vacancy will be less than six months for a vacated position, the city does not have to hold a special election. The manager said that Councilman Walker would be formally recognized at the next regular meeting to be held June 29.