Gov. Nathan Deal last week signed into law HB 697, a bill establishing the Zell Miller Grant to provide full tuition coverage for technical college students who are eligible for the HOPE Grant and maintain a 3.5 grade-point average.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law legislation that allows any court with jurisdiction over criminal cases to establish veterans court divisions.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and Energy Star and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.
Gov. Nathan Deal has started an effort that could find a safe and legal use of cannabis oil by Georgia children suffering from epileptic disorders. The governor also announced that he and the Department of Human Services will launch pilot projects for public-private partnerships in the state's foster care system.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law HB 348, legislation that creates a new tax credit for Georgians who choose to purchase and operate alternative fuel trucks or buses.
Gov. Nathan Deal, in partnership with the Department of Community Health, announced three new proposals planned to improve rural access to health care.
One of Effingham County's two state representatives appears to be headed back to Atlanta for another two-year term.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., was recognized earlier this month with resolutions adopted in the Georgia State Senate and the Georgia House of Representatives for his service to the state of Georgia and the nation. Chambliss addressed both chambers upon receiving his recognition at the state Capitol in Atlanta on Feb. 10.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., joined 37 of their Republican colleagues in co-sponsoring legislation to stop the Internal Revenue Service from implementing its proposal to curtail the political activities of 501(c)(4) groups.
A representative from U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's office will be in Effingham County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during Tuesday's congressional day office.
STATESBORO - The Port of Savannah deepening is closer to becoming reality, and Georgia's economy appears to be recovering at a noticeably faster clip than the nation's overall.
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and senior member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, toured Camp Phoenix in Afghanistan to meet with Guardsmen in the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from Macon.
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., was inducted Thursday into the Peanut Hall of Fame by the Georgia Peanut Commission.
STATESBORO - When Sam Nunn ran for U.S. Senate in 1972, he wasn't well-known across Georgia.
Jack Kingston is back in Washington, D.C., as Congress resumes its 113th session. But he's been pulling a lot of double duty as a sitting member of the House of Representative and an active candidate for a U.S. Senate seat.
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.
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.
2014 runoff results
ATLANTA - The Joint Study Committee on the use of medical cannabis for serious medical conditions has announced five meetings dates and times.
Two of Effingham County's three state legislation delegation members have been picked to serve on the Joint Study Committee on Critical Infrastructure Funding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) will hold a day office June 10 from 10 a.m.-noon at Rincon City Hall.
Even with both houses of Congress signing off on funding for the Savannah harbor deepening, work on the more than $700 million project still could be several months away, state Rep. Bill Hitchens said.
Bill Hitchens admitted he never thought he'd sign onto a bill that allowed for marijuana use.
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