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A long forum day's journey into forum night (Staff Blog)


There were some interesting tidbits from the weekend’s forums, starting with Saturday morning’s discussion on ethics, morality and principles at the First Baptist Church of Rincon’s memorial chapel and ending with the acid-toned Senate forum Saturday night at Savannah Arts Academy.I was struck by the first comment of the day, from 12th District candidate John Stone. “I don’t ever want to use my Christianity or Christian beliefs to get a vote,” he said. “I think ...

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Last updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago.
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Bright and early forum (Staff Blog)


If you get up early enough Saturday morning, you may be interested in a candidates’ forum on ethics, morality and principles.Rincon Mayor Ken Lee will be the moderator, and the event will be held at the First Baptist Church of Rincon Memorial Chapel from 9-11 a.m. It is a nonpartisan event, with invitations extended to candidates for U.S. Senate and the 1st and 12th District congressional seats.The early list of those who will be on ...

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The races are on (Staff Blog)


Those of us in the Coastal Empire may get a chance to hear what the several Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate have to say next week.The Georgia Republican Party, in conjunction with local GOP groups, will present its fifth debate among the GOP Senate hopefuls March 29 at 6 p.m. at Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. in Savannah. That’s the old Savannah High School for those who have been around a little longer.Tim ...

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Slowpoke Bill hits the accelerator (Staff Blog)


Crossover Day, the last day in which bills generated in one chamber can be considered in the other chamber at the state Capitol, is Monday. Rep. Bill Hitchens’ “slowpoke bill,” House Bill 459, which will cite drivers who drive under the speed limit in the left-hand lane in a road of more than two lanes, sped through the House finally, with a 162-9 vote Wednesday. The House Motor Vehicle Committee sent on to the full ...

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Effingham hopes for warm reception (Staff Blog)


The annual Effingham Day at the Capitol commences Monday morning.The state lawmakers look forward to it because they love getting the loaves of raisin bread at their desks. But for many of the attendees, especially those who hold office in Effingham, it’s a chance to meet, en masse, with a number of state-level decision makers, from those at the Environmental Protection Division to the Department of Transportation and under the Gold Dome.There have been questions ...

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