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Effingham to remain in Hills 4th District
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The State Senate passed the 2011 reapportionment proposal on Thursday.

In the 2010 Census, the Fourth Senatorial District, represented by Sen. Jack Hill, came in 9,803 over the new required district size and had to be reduced by that number. The new required Senate district population total is 172,994.

The Fourth District contained 182,797, so that difference, 9,803, had to be removed and placed in other districts that were short population.

The plan passed Aug. 18 changed three counties in the 4th. One precinct in Tattnall, Birdford, was moved from the 4th to the 19th District represented by Sen. Tommie Williams.

In Emanuel County, the Twin City precinct was moved from the 4th to the 23rd Senate District, represented by Sen. Jesse Stone. The city of Swainsboro Precinct is now entirely in the 4th.

And Treutlen County was removed from the 4th District and placed in the 19th District, represented by Sen. Williams.
Counties left in the 4th in their entirety include: Bulloch, Candler and Effingham Counties.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed representing all of the areas now being changed. I pledge to work closely with Sens. Williams and Stone to ensure continued effective representation” said Sen. Hill. “If I can be of service, please give me that opportunity.”