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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.