Senator Rick Jeffares Growing up right here the 17th District, I learned the importance of family, hard work and always doing the right thing. These are the values I plan to take to the state capitol as your next State Senator.

As a small business owner, husband and proud father, I understand what is truly important to our community. I believe by working together we can continue to make Georgia even better for our children’s future. If I can ever be of service, please feel free to contact me and I look forward to serving you and your family.

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28 July 2015

Could More Funding Be Squeezed Out of Lottery?

Every year, the rising cost of tuition and other financial pressures put strain on Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship and grant money. The question becomes, “Will the lottery be able to provide the necessary funds to continue support for these programs?” How does the lottery fund these programs? The GA Lottery system funds some of the state’s, […]

14 July 2015

It’s That Time Again!

It’s back to school time! The following are some places that you can either donate or receive school supplies. The Atlanta Community Food Bank in Atlanta The Newton County Sheriff’s Office in Newton County The local back to school event at Heritage Park in Henry County The Annual Day of Connections on Saturday, July 18, at […]

10 July 2015

Sen. Rick Jeffares Appointed to Preservation of HOPE Scholarship Program Study Committee

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 ATLANTA (July 8, 2015) | Sen. Rick Jeffares (R- McDonough) has been selected by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to serve on the Senate Preservation of HOPE Scholarship Program Study Committee. “The HOPE Scholarship and Georgia Pre-K programs have provided thousands of students with enhanced learning […]

29 June 2015

Rockdale County Star Athlete

I want to take the time to congratulate Candace Hill, a rising junior at Rockdale County High School! Ms. Hill was recently honored and named the Gatorade National Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. This noble award goes to student athletes who show outstanding athletic ability, academic achievement, and great personal character. Just […]

12 June 2015

4th of July Festivities!

It’s almost time to celebrate our great nation’s Independence Day! The 4th of July is a day filled with cookouts, being outside, fireworks, and spending time with loved ones. There are some great 4th of July events happening in the 17th Senate District! In Henry County, enjoy the Henry County Fireworks Extravaganza at Nash Farm! […]

27 May 2015

Covington Community Bike Ride

The Newton Trails‘ vision is “a healthy, vibrant, prosperous community connected to one another, to nature, to our history, and to daily life through a system of greenway trails.” One of the ways their vision holds true is by offering a community bike ride the 1st Sunday of each month. You don’t have to be […]

14 May 2015

Mansfield Gets A New Nature Trail!

Exciting news for Mansfield Elementary School in Newton County! Teacher, Alicia Lindsey, had a dream for an outdoor classroom setting, and her dream came true with the help of some local businesses and Mansfield residents. The new “Nature Trail and Educational Path” will be used for elementary students to receive environmental education. Students can sit […]

20 April 2015

Sen. Rick Jeffares, Rep. Dave Belton Announce Increase Funding for Newton County FFA/FCCLA Center

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 ATLANTA (April 20, 2015) | Sen.Rick Jeffares (R-McDonough) and Rep. Dave Belton (R-Buckhead) today announced that the fiscal year 2016 state budget will include an additional $9.5 million in grant funds to construct new buildings for the Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center in Newton County. The Senate […]

20 April 2015

Why Fund Transportation?

COLUMN Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) The Georgia General Assembly completed the 40-day legislative session on April 2 and over the past several months we have worked to develop a plan that would adequately fund our state’s transportation needs. On the 39th day, […]

14 April 2015

Seven Students from Newton County are headed to GHP this summer!

Congratulations are in order for seven Newton County School System students recently selected to participate in the 2015 Governor’s Honors Program! This is a prestigious, instructional program lasting four weeks over the summer for gifted and talented high school sophomores and juniors. GHP is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment. The […]