Reginald “Reggie” Sanford Loper was born and raised in Springfield, Effingham County, Georgia, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He and Sherry Loper have five children.
- He retired from CSX Railroad before becoming an Effingham County commissioner.
- In 1957, he was one of the seven Future Farmers of America chapter farmer degree winners.
- In 2004, he was first elected as commissioner for Effingham County’s District 4, which covers Springfield and parts of Rincon.
- On June 2, 2007, he was presented the Book of Golden Deeds at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Springfield. The Effingham Exchange Club gives the award periodically to a person chosen for outstanding service to the community.
- On August 9, 2017, he presided over his first monthly Coastal Regional Commission council meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center in Richmond Hill, Bryan County, Georgia.
- On April 28, 2018, he hosted an event at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon.
- He was reelected without competition as a commissioner in Effingham County when qualifying ended at noon on March 6, 2020.
- During the open house hosted by Oglethorpe Power in Rincon on October 14, 2022, Effingham Energy Facility Operations manager Ben Neyer answered questions from him.
- In January 9, 2023, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse.
- On May 16, 2023, he was serving in his role as a commissioner in Effingham County and was present at the Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meeting.
- On the morning of May 17, 2023, GBI agents arrested him. Just after 11:00 a.m., he was booked into the Effingham County Jail in Springfield.
- He was 84 years old when he was arrested on May 17, 2023. He was charged with child molestation and sexual battery.
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