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Waynesboro mayor takes fresh approach to politics

Mayor Carswell wants to bring entertainment venues, such as a movie theater, to Waynesboro; WFXG. Mayor Carswell wants to bring entertainment venues, such as a movie theater, to Waynesboro; WFXG.
WAYNESBORO, GA (WFXG) -

Greg Carswell is the new big man on campus.
The 36-year-old was born and raised in Waynesboro.
He does not have a background in politics, though his genuine demeanor may be what the city needs to dust itself off.

"Just being here and being able to watch the city, I know things we may need," said Greg Carswell, Jr., mayor of Waynesboro. "I know things we need to look at."

His office is a little empty at the moment, but his roadmap is full of ideas.
And Carswell has a secret weapon.

"We want to have youth give us [their] opinions," he said. "Tell us what you would like to see your city government do. Not only will we hear the adults point of view, we're going to have the kids' point of view, as well."

Entertainment is key to attracting a younger interest in improving Waynesboro.

"We got to get something down here for the kids," he said. "Most kids get in trouble here because they have nothing to do."

A pinch of Hollywood is on his immediate to-do list.

"We used to have a movie theater back in Waynesboro years ago," he said. "And in about the 70s, it burned down and never heard of again. These are things that we had before and we definitely can get them again."

He wants to bring investors in to make it a reality.

"There is money floating around different places and we have people that have money that can invest," said Carswell. "I believe we can get those things here now and we can definitely bring something here that will benefit everybody in the city."

The date of Carswell's formal swearing-in ceremony is up to him, but has not been decided.
He's leaning toward the next city council meeting on May 1st.

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