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State representative honored for 18 years of service

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RINCON, GA (WTOC) -

A local state representative was honored Thursday for her for her 18 years of service to Effingham County.

State Representative Ann Purcell was presented with a plaque for her service to the county as she ends her term. The award was given during Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs and Issues breakfast Thursday. The event was held at the Effingham College and Career Academy on highway 21 in Rincon. While she may be leaving office, Purcell says she will still be very active in the community.

"I don't have any negative feelings about not being an elected representative. I only have positive directive and this is to continue to be involved, to continue to be apart of the team of our community as we continue to work together for this costal community, as well as for the state of Georgia," said Purcell.

Purcell plans to run for a position on the Georgia Department of Transportation board.

Senator Jack Hill and representatives Jon Burns, Bill Hitchens and Purcell spoke to the crowd and answered questions about the upcoming legislative priorities, which include funding for transportation, education, support for economic development and the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

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