Fort Oglethorpe citizens were angry and emotional as they addressed the city council.
Many of them wore stickers that said "Recall," expressing their desire to recall the mayor and some council members positions.
On Friday, City Manager Ron Goulart resigned, telling News 12 the mayor Lynn Long threatened to have him fired.
Once the new interim City manager Harold Silcox was immediately appointed, Silcox fired police chief David Eubanks and Public works director Jeff Long.
Citizens singled out new councilman Clay Kissner and councilman Johnnie Smith as being responsible for Friday's events, but applauded Councilman Earl Gray saying he was the only one with "dignity."
Mayor Long didn't give the explanation citizens asked for, but in an interview with News 12, he did cite an incident involving who he describes as a county commissioner and previous city employee; both of which describe terminated Jeff Long.
The Mayor said that person supported the annexation of 42 acres of land, but didn't say if that had anything to do with the firing.
"That was an immediate removal of about 11 thousand dollars of taxpayer dollars out of the city. At that stage of the game the money's gotta be replaced some where. That's reality. So enough said, we've gotta go to an executive session," said Mayor Long.
Residents say they weren't happy with the outcome of the meeting and maintain they will petition to have Mayor Long removed from office.
"I was very disappointed in the Mayor. I felt like he sat there and could have at least offered these people that came out an explanation of what was going on but he didn't offer them anything," said Sue Long, wife of terminated Jeff Long.