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SouthCoast to hold town hall with Gov. Deal

SouthCoast Health, the Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group, will host Gov. Nathan Deal for a tour and town hall meeting Tuesday in Savannah.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Isakson: VA wait times expected to improve

HINESVILLE - It's not the level of care from the Veterans Administration that has been the problem, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Friday. It's been the wait times for veterans to get their medical care that have led to problems, and the government has started to address that, he added.

September 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Isakson to hold town hall on veterans’ issues

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that he will hold a public town hall meeting in Hinesville on Sept. 5. The town hall is one in a series of meetings that will focus on Georgia's veterans, but the meeting will be open to the general public.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Barrow, USDA official to tour district farms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) and Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Krysta Harden will tour farming communities across the 12th District in Toombs, Laurens and Burke counties Friday.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Isakson to hold town hall meetings on VA care

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that he will hold a series of veteran-focused events throughout August while he is in Georgia for the month-long work period.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Barrow sets two job fairs in the district

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will hold his annual jobs fairs in the 12th District during the August district work period. The jobs fairs are part of a series of events that will be held while Congress in away from Washington for the month of August.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Turnout in Effingham stronger than anticipated

While a 12.5 percent turnout of registered voters sounds disappointing for an election, it was actually a pleasant surprise in Effingham County for Tuesday's runoff.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Georgia's elected


Carter surprised how rough campaign was

SAVANNAH - Buddy Carter is hoping to mend fences within the Republican party, after he won the nomination Tuesday night for the U.S. House 1st District seat.

July 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Runoff results

2014 runoff results

July 22, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Cannabis study committee sets meetings

ATLANTA - The Joint Study Committee on the use of medical cannabis for serious medical conditions has announced five meetings dates and times.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Hill, Burns named to study committee

Two of Effingham County's three state legislation delegation members have been picked to serve on the Joint Study Committee on Critical Infrastructure Funding.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Barrow to hold special veterans’ office hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) has announced special veterans' office hours throughout the 12th District during next week's Congressional District Work Period.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Hitchens named to House aviation study committee

ATLANTA - State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) has been selected by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) to the House Study Committee on Aviation and Jobs.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Governor announces creation of Healing Communities network

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the creation of Healing Communities of Georgia, a network that will be comprised of diverse congregations from all faiths working collectively to make their communities safer and reduce recidivism.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Barrow: Job security means no accountability at VA

STATESBORO - Too much job security is part of the problem in the Department of Veterans Affairs and its medical system, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Augusta, said Wednesday in Statesboro.

June 05, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Georgia's elected


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Chamber to host annual Eggs and Issues on Dec. 4

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Eggs and Issues breakfast will be Dec. 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21 in Rincon. Reservations must be made by Dec. 1.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Isakson to seek re-election to Senate

ATLANTA - Surrounded by family, supporters and many of Georgia's elected officials at the Georgia Capitol, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced Monday he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


State House majority caucus picks leadership

ATLANTA - The House Republican Caucus met Monday and re-elected its key leaders. The Majority Caucus nominated House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and House Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones (R-Milton) as the caucus nominees for their current positions and re-elected Majority Leader Larry O'Neal (R-Bonaire), House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City), Majority Caucus Chairman Matt Hatchett (R-Dublin), Majority Caucus Vice-Chairman Sam Teasley (R-Marietta) and Majority Caucus Secretary/Treasurer Allen Peake (R-Macon).

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Isakson to run again for Senate seat

STATESBORO-U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has bumper stickers already printed with a new logo for his 2016 re-election bid, but is currently campaigning for shorter-term goals of having Republican candidate David Perdue join him in the U.S. Senate and for Republicans to gain a majority there.

November 05, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Georgia's elected


State putting focus on bringing in film industry

Georgia won't be saying "cut" anytime soon to television and movie producers.

November 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


General election results

Effingham County vote totals

November 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Georgia's elected


Eaton re-elected chairman of Public Service Commission

The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously re-elected Commissioner Chuck Eaton for another two-year term as chairman of the PSC.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Deal, GOP candidates pushing turnout

With early voting set to conclude Friday, and election polls to open Tuesday morning, Republican state office holders and seekers urged their supporters to cast their ballots - and to make sure they spread the message.

October 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Kingston applauded as he thanks supporters

It was his annual thank-you barbecue for his friends and supporters, but Jack Kingston was the one who drew the standing ovation Saturday.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Room for agreement for Barrow, Allen

STATESBORO - During Thursday night's debate in Statesboro, Republican challenger Rick Allen and the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, came out verbally swinging, each accusing the other of misrepresenting his own and the other's past and positions.

October 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Georgia's elected


Barrow, Allen to meet in forum Thursday

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) and Republican challenger Rick Allen will meet in a candidate forum at Ogeechee Technical College. The 12th District candidates' forum will be held Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in the auditorium and is hosted by the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


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