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by WHITLEY CLIFTON A Meet and Greet event with U.S. Senate Candidate Gary Black was held at 9:30 a.m. at the fountain in Downtown Swainsboro last week. The hour-long event began at 9:30 a.m. and … more
by REPRESENTATIVE BUTCH PARRISH, STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 158 On Monday, April 4, the 2022 legislative session came to an end as the House and Senate completed the 40th and final day of session, … more
Dear Friend, I hope you and your family had a blessed Palm Sunday and are preparing for a wonderful Easter Weekend. It is such an incredible honor to represent District 4 in the State Senate, and … more
by Butch Parrish, State Representative State House District 158 Legislative week in review Members of the Georgia General Assembly returned to the State Capitol for our last full week of the … more

by WHITLEY CLIFTON Members of Swainsboro City Council and Mayor Greg Bennett met for their regular scheduled meeting on Monday, April 4, at 6 p.m. at Swainsboro City Hall. Mayor Bennett called the … more
by REPRESENTATIVE BUTCH PARRISH, STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 158 Legislative Week in Review The Georgia General Assembly resumed its legislative business on Monday, March 21. Now that we have … more
Legislative Week in Review The Georgia House of Representatives reconvened for Legislative Day 28, otherwise known as Crossover Day, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Crossover Day is always one of the … more
Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp formally endorsed John King for Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner on Monday, March 14. “General John King has faithfully served our state and nation as a … more
Legislative week in review On Tuesday, March 8, I returned to the Georgia State Capitol for another eventful week of the 2022 legislative session. The Crossover Day deadline is approaching in a … more

by Brittany Hall Throughout history, many courageous canines have accompanied their owners through the worst of times. Fearlessly following their handlers into war, comforting them through … more
"I ran for Senate on the promise to use my business experience and conservative values to put the hardworking folks in our district first – ahead of Atlanta and the special interests," Said Billy … more
A crowd of several hundred joined Georgia Governor Brain Kemp this past Friday as he once again visited Emanuel County to provide an update on issues in Atlanta and across the state. Under picture … more
Legislative week in review The Georgia House of Representatives reconvened for another impactful week of legislating on Monday, February 28. The House had a full schedule all week, and we are … more
On Tuesday, February 22, the Georgia House of Representatives reconvened for a short albeit productive seventh week of the 2022 legislative session. We hunkered down and made the most of two session … more

The House of Representatives returned for the sixth week of the 2022 legislative session on Monday, February 14, 2022. From economic development to protecting our natural environment, my colleagues … more
Dear Friend, This upcoming Tuesday will be the 19th day of the Legislative Session which means we are nearly halfway through. Last week alone, the Senate passed 15 bills and resolutions. When I … more
Monday, February 7 marked the start of the fifth week of the 2022 legislative session. Each day last week grew increasingly longer as more legislation made its way to the House floor, including the … more
The Georgia General Assembly is well into the 2022 legislative session, and we resumed our work at the State Capitol on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. This was our fourth week of session, putting us at … more
We convened on Monday, January 24. Session is in full-swing, and the pace certainly picked up. A priority this session is to address mental health reform in our state. House Bill 1013, filed last … more

The October 20 Emanuel Retired Educators Association (EREA) meeting held at the Franklin Memorial Library hosted state legislators Senator Billy Hickman, Representative Butch Parrish and Senator Max … more
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