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.
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.
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).
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.
Georgia won't be saying "cut" anytime soon to television and movie producers.
Effingham County vote totals
The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously re-elected Commissioner Chuck Eaton for another two-year term as chairman of the PSC.
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.
It was his annual thank-you barbecue for his friends and supporters, but Jack Kingston was the one who drew the standing ovation Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the vice chairman of the Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee.
State Rep. Jon Burns (R-Newington) has received his committee assignments for the 2015 legislative session.
ATLANTA - Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry was elected by the 14-member State Transportation Board on Tuesday to be the new commissioner of the Transportation Department, effective immediately. As such, he will oversee a budget in excess of $2 billion and more than 4,100 employees.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) and Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson applauded new construction funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the government spending bill passed by Congress over the weekend.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Rep.-elect Earl L. "Buddy" Carter earned appointment to several key posts with seats on the Homeland Security, Education and the Workforce, and Oversight and Government Reform committees.
Transportation funding and the use of cannabis oil to alleviate the medical conditions of children are expected to come up for deliberation when the General Assembly convenes next month, members of the local legislative delegation said.
There's been little down time for Rick Allen since Nov. 4.
ATLANTA - The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions will hold its final meeting Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. in room 341 of the State Capitol.
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