Reggie Loper biography: 13 things about Springfield, Georgia native


Reginald “Reggie” Sanford Loper was born and raised in Springfield, Effingham County, Georgia, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He and Sherry Loper have five children.
  2. He retired from CSX Railroad before becoming an Effingham County commissioner.
  3. In 1957, he was one of the seven Future Farmers of America chapter farmer degree winners.
  4. In 2004, he was first elected as commissioner for Effingham County’s District 4, which covers Springfield and parts of Rincon.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. On April 28, 2018, he hosted an event at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon.
  8. He was reelected without competition as a commissioner in Effingham County when qualifying ended at noon on March 6, 2020.
  9. 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.
  10. In January 9, 2023, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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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