By Renee O’Quinn
Baxley City Manager Jeff Baxley read a resolution in recognition of Councilman Eugene Walker, Jr. for his years of service to the city at the regular Baxley City Council meeting held June 29. Councilman Walker gave his resignation at the last meeting. Mayor Steve Rigdon announced that Councilman Walker was in the hospital due to illness and was unable to attend the recognition. He also added the council will present the resolution to him at another meeting. Council members gave favorable comments about serving with Walker. The council chamber meeting room was full of city employers and citizens who came to pay their respects in honor of Walker’s recognition.