Candler County

Candler County was the state's one hundred forty-eighth county organized and was created in 1914 from parts of Bulloch, Emanuel, and Tattnall counties. It had taken local residents ten years to encourage its passage by the General Assembly. The county was named for Governor Allen D. Candler whocandler_county_courthouse.jpg, after his retirement from office, added to historical research by compiling the state's Colonial, Revolutionary, and Confederate records.

Candler County is located on the route of the old Sunbury Road which connected the port of Sunbury in Liberty County with the inland planters. The road followed a small divide and was favored for wagon travel because it crossed few streams.

Source: Foundations of Government - The Georgia Counties, Association County Commissioners of Georgia, 1976.


Latest News in this County


Barrow to Host “Congress on the Corner” in Jenkins, Bulloch, Screven, and Candler Counties

February 23, 2010

On Saturday, February 27, 2010, Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) will be hosting "Congress on the Corner" in Jenkins, Bulloch, Screven, and Candler Counties.  "Congress on the Corner" is an opportunity for citizens to meet one-on-one with Congressman Barrow and to talk about what's going on in Washington.


Barrow Announces 2010 Rural Listening Tour Town Hall Meetings

December 23, 2009

Congressman Barrow will meet with local farmers/members of rural communities to talk about their concerns and discuss what's been going on up in Washington

Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) has announced the schedule for his 2010 Rural Listening Tour.  The 2010 Tour is planned for Tuesday, January 5, Wednesday, January 6, Thursday, January 7, and Friday, January 8.  It will include town hall meetings in 10 counties, with stops in Burke, Warren, Glascock, Washington, Jefferson, Evans, Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, and Tattnall Counties.  Congressman Barrow will also tour farms and other facilities along the way.



July 29, 2009

Funds will go to hire law enforcement officers in Metter, Statesboro, Tennille, and Vidalia

Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced today that $950,243 in grants will be awarded to four communities in Georgia's 12th District to fund the hiring and rehiring of local law enforcement officers under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Congressman Barrow voted for the recovery Act, and President Obama signed it into law, in February of this year.


Barrow Announces 12th District Schools to Receive an Estimated $70.9 Million

April 1, 2009

Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced today that an estimated $70,969,000 in emergency education funding has been released for schools in Georgia's 12th District to help save education-related jobs and maintain programs for low-income students and students with disabilities. Schools in the 12th District will receive an estimated $42,376,000 in Title I funds and $28,593,000 in IDEA funds. 


Barrow Announces $2.3 million in Recovery Act Funds for Crime Prevention Efforts

March 12, 2009

Washington, DC - Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced that Georgia's 12th Congressional District will receive close to $2.3 million in Recovery Act 2009 funding for law enforcement assistance through the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.


Barrow to Host “Congress on the Corner” in Jenkins, Emanuel, and Candler Counties

February 23, 2009

This Saturday, February 28, Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) will be in Millen, Swainsboro, and Metter hosting "Congress on the Corner."  "Congress on the Corner" is an opportunity for citizens to visit one-on-one with Congressman John Barrow and discuss the issues that matter most to them.


Barrow Nominates 12th District Students for U.S. Service Academies

December 31, 2008

Washington, DC - Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) today announced the names of the ten high school students from Georgia's 12th District he has nominated for admission to the service academies for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Merchant Marine. 




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