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Deadly Georgia crashes spur $10M effort to add safety officers focused on commercial trucks

...The rest will be used along Interstate 85 south of Atlanta.Jimmy DeLoach, a former Garden City mayor and Chatham County commissioner, approached Deal about beefing up highway enforcement after his granddaughter, 21-year-old Abbie DeLoach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-11/deadly-georgia-crashes-spur-1
Official faces new count of misconduct

SAVANNAH - Chatham County Commissioner Martin Jackel's court troubles worsened after prosecutors charged him with sexual misconduct involving a Savannah woman. Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/11/met_318057.shtml
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Judges recuse in misconduct case

SAVANNAH - When Chatham County Commissioner Martin Jackel goes to court on sexual misconduct charges, he will not face a local judge. Chatham Superior Court Judge Penny...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/20/met_319719.shtml
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Packed house of around 500 strongly oppose pipeline at Tuesday public meeting near Savannah

...been charged with gathering information about the certificate, is set to retire at the end of the month.Chatham County Commissioner Tony Center, the only elected official to coment, said he came to lend his "miniscule voice" against the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-21/packed-house-around-500-stron
Across Georgia

...County politician has targeted the boisterous host of a political talk radio program with a defamation lawsuit. Chatham County Commissioner Harris Odell Jr. alleges that Anthony Crystal, better known as Ben Bennett on his WBMQ show, made slanderous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/04/met_457781.shtml
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Former legislator Roy L. Allen, 57, dies

...Friday in Atlanta, The Savannah Morning News reported. Mr. Allen was a successful attorney who became a Chatham County commissioner, then a state representative and a state senator. In 1991, he testified on behalf of his childhood friend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/01/met_178810.shtml
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State justices disbar attorney

...committing "illegal acts as an attorney in a predatory nature against a client." Mr. Jackel is a former Chatham County commissioner. In October, Mr. Jackel pleaded guilty to one count each of sexual battery and solicitation of oral sex...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/18/met_353213.shtml
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Former Savannah talk radio host enters race to challenge Barrow

...conservative politics under the pseudonym Ben Bennett. He was fired in 2006 after the station settled a lawsuit by a Chatham County commissioner who accused Mr. Crystal of slander. Mr. Crystal, 37, joins former congressional staffer John Stone of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/15/met_195097.shtml
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Analysis: Ga. Senate opening attracts many candidates

...prompt state Rep. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, to seek a promotion to Georgia's upper chamber. Perhaps a Chatham County commissioner will try for Watson's seat, opening up a spot in local government.There are likely to be other legislators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2013-03-30/analysis-ga-se
Augusta leaders say aloha to Hawaii

...meeting of the National Association of Counties. "I came here to work, and that's what I'm going to do," Chatham County Commissioner Pat Farrell said. Some are bearing the 90-degree weather and humidity in business attire. Dinner at any...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/16/met_458764.shtml
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