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Screven hosts GOP 12th District meeting
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Despite heat, humidity and plenty of gnats, about 200 people attended Screven County’s 14th Annual 12th District Republican Party Fish Fry on Thursday, including GOP gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel.
In attendance were approximately 200 12th District residents, along with state Sens. Jack Hill, Tommie Williams and Buddy Carter, and state Rep. Jon Burns.
“I was plowing firebreaks on my land today,” Williams said, “and it made me think we need to plow a lot of firebreaks in both the state and national governments. We need to protect ourselves from the growing national debt, from the fraud and corruption and abuse of power in the government, and from all of the other ills Washington is suffering from.”
On hand were a number of guests who would most certainly agree: Republican candidates engaged in runoff campaigns.
In addition to Handel, a representative for her runoff opponent, Nathan Deal ,was on hand, as were both 12th District candidates, Carl Smith and
Ray McKinney. Present also were insurance commissioner candidate Maria Sheffield and a representative for Public Service Commission candidate
Tim Echols.
“Everybody here needs to vote on Aug. 10 in the runoff, and they need to take a couple of their neighbors with them,” Hill said.