Commissioners Vote 3-2 to Infuse Tax Dollars into Evans Memorial Hospital

Following a lengthy and emotional moderated public forum during an emergency meeting, the Evans County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to direct $50,000 per month for the next six months to Evans Memorial Hospital (EMH) in Claxton. 

Congressman Allen Testifies on New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam

In his testimony, Congressman Allen highlighted the issues Augusta has experienced with the Corps of Engineers regarding the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

March Community Office Hours for Congressman Rick Allen

Congressman Rick W. Allen recently announced that his staff will be holding Community Office Hours across the 12th district during the month of March. See when and where for our county -->

State Closes Oak Park Elections Violation Case 4 Years After Complaint

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has closed an investigation launched in the City of Oak Park in relation to a complaint regarding the 2016 municipal elections - some 47 months after the now-confirmed violation took place. 

Claxton Council Uses Secret Ballot to Elect Mayor Pro Tem

The Claxton City Council may have violated the Georgia Open Meetings Act during the first meeting of 2020.  The issue stems from a vote for the Mayor Pro Tem on Claxton’s City Council which was conducted by secret ballot.

Unwanted Cell Tower Highlights Concerns Over Oak Park City Boundaries

A dispute over a constructed cell tower led the tower company to do 'exhaustive research' on the City of Oak Park's legal boundaries. Their attorney says the 1998 annexation - which includes I-16 and the north side of the highway - was not properly done and is therefore void.

Oak Park Still Suffering from Fmr. Clerk’s IRS Delinquency Blunder

It’s been more than a year since the city clerk at the center of the City of Oak Park’s financial woes resigned from her post, but the issues continue to linger and the City now owes more to the IRS than it did in 2018.

Former City Clerk Arrested by GBI in the City of Soperton

A woman previously employed by the City of Soperton has been arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. 

Montgomery Co. Lands $470k for Street Improvements

Montgomery County is set to receive a financial windfall for drainage and street improvements thanks to a grant awarded by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

City of Claxton’s Funding of Chamber of Commerce Raises Constitutional Concerns

Two line items in the City of Claxton’s budget proposal have drawn concern over how money is paid to the Claxton-Evans Chamber of Commerce...