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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


Kingston to hold day office

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) will hold a day office June 10 from 10 a.m.-noon at Rincon City Hall.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Hitchens anxious to see port work start

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.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Lawmakers see a future for medical marijuana

Bill Hitchens admitted he never thought he'd sign onto a bill that allowed for marijuana use.

May 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Deal signs Zell Miller grants into law

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.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Deal signs veterans court bill into law

Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law legislation that allows any court with jurisdiction over criminal cases to establish veterans court divisions.

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


Governor authorizes sales tax holidays

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.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Deal looking into cannabis oil treatment trials

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.

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


New law gives tax credit for AFVs

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.

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


Deal proposes changes to keep rural hospitals open

Gov. Nathan Deal, in partnership with the Department of Community Health, announced three new proposals planned to improve rural access to health care.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


A challenger for Burns, no opposition for Hitchens

One of Effingham County's two state representatives appears to be headed back to Atlanta for another two-year term.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


State legislators honor Chambliss

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.

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


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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


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