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Lawmakers happy spending bill includes port deepening

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.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Carter, Perdue draw committee assignments

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.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Hot-button issues await start of legislative session

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.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


For Allen, little rest since election win

There's been little down time for Rick Allen since Nov. 4.

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


Joint study committee for medical marijuana use to hold final meeting

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.

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


Chamber to host annual Eggs and Issues on Dec. 4

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.

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


Isakson to seek re-election to Senate

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.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


State House majority caucus picks leadership

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).

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Isakson to run again for Senate seat

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.

November 05, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Georgia's elected


State putting focus on bringing in film industry

Georgia won't be saying "cut" anytime soon to television and movie producers.

November 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


General election results

Effingham County vote totals

November 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Georgia's elected


Eaton re-elected chairman of Public Service Commission

The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously re-elected Commissioner Chuck Eaton for another two-year term as chairman of the PSC.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Deal, GOP candidates pushing turnout

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.

October 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Kingston applauded as he thanks supporters

It was his annual thank-you barbecue for his friends and supporters, but Jack Kingston was the one who drew the standing ovation Saturday.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Room for agreement for Barrow, Allen

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.

October 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Georgia's elected


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Lawmakers applaud harbor deepening backing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, applauded the inclusion of new construction funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the president's fiscal year 2016 budget.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Hitchens named vice chairman of Defense and Veteran Affairs

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.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Burns to chair Game, Fish and Parks Committee

State Rep. Jon Burns (R-Newington) has received his committee assignments for the 2015 legislative session.

January 20, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


McMurry chosen to lead DOT

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.

January 20, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


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