State legislators won't push bill giving mayor more power this session

...said. "I don't think it's going to be anything to be rushed into."Gov. Nathan Deal's floor leader, Sen. Bill Jackson, R-Appling, said Thursday that he'd had no communication with Davis about his proposal."I don't know anything...

Davis pitches 'strong mayor' plan in south Augusta

...naming reps. Barbara Sims, Gloria Frazier, Wayne Howard, Brian Prince and Earnest Smith and sens. Jesse Stone, Bill Jackson and Harold Jones."I would encourage you to heat up their phones," Davis said.The Augusta-area legislators hadn't...

Augusta delegation selects bipartisan leadership

...supportive of them working in the right direction," said Rep. Earnest Smith, D-Augusta.The others offered other ways to show support as well."They're there in our community. It's important," said Sen. Bill Jackson, R-Appling.

Commissioner: Discuss giving administrator authority to hire and fire

...Cyber Command at the meeting.Some delegation members won't be attending, including Republicans Barbara Sims and Bill Jackson. "Hopefully, a lot will attend and we'll have some good conversation," Howard said.The meeting precedes a day...

Incumbents shine in Augusta-area state races

...election, with more than 48 percent of the House district's 26,275 registered voters casting a ballot.Businessman Bill Jackson Sr., an Appling Republican, appeared to easily best challenger Democrat Brenda Jordan, a retired educator from Hart...

Georgia races

...SenateCAMPAIGN PRIORITIES: Jobs and the economy; cutting taxes; education; protecting values STATE SENATE 24 NAME: Bill Jackson (Republican*)AGE: 81FAMILY: Two adult childrenEMPLOYMENT: Small businessman, owner of Tile Center Inc.POLITICAL...

Retired teacher challenges Jackson for state Senate seat

Retired Hart County educator Brenda Jor dan isn't afraid to take on seasoned Columbia County legislator Bill Jackson Sr. for the Georgia Senate District 24 post."I'm a newcomer to this office, but not a newcomer to these counties," she...

Columbia County officials target infrastructure growth

...income-tax regulations to attract new businesses to the area."The stage has been set for us to succeed," said Sen. Bill Jackson, R-Appling, during the chamber's annual pre-legislative breakfast.Jackson told a crowd of more than 300 people...

State court judge urges support to restore 'tolling' on misdemeanor sentences

...Frazier; Democratic Sen. Harold Jones and Republican Rep. Barbara Sims.Rep. Earnest Smith and Sens. Jesse Stone, Bill Jackson and Hardie Davis did not attend the delegation meeting.Slaby said that if Richmond County preferred to fund a publicly...

Voting by mail begins in Nov. 4 election

...includes parts of Richmond and Columbia counties, has opposition from Democrat Diane Evans.Republican state Sen. Bill Jackson, whose 24th district includes parts of Richmond and Columbia counties faces opposition from Democrat Brenda Jordan...