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Private, public school advocates clash over court mandate to fix SC's poor schools

...Legislature."We should use all credible options to improve the education and lives of our kids," said the Jasper County chairman.The PPF brochure said the Court decision, "points to reforms outside the traditional public school model," and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-03/public-private-school-ad
Middle-schooler C.J. Pearson engaging the political process

...counties, Conrad Close as political director, Alan Hill as north regional director and Sam Heffner as Rich mond County chairman, is "completely nonpartisan," C.J. said."I'm a Republican, with strong Libertarian leanings," he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-03/middle-schooler-cj-pears
How your school boards work for you

...any item. Board members select the chairman and vice chairman positions every two years.In Columbia County, the county chairman also has no special powers, and acts as a tiebreaker to prevent the board from being deadlocked.Q: What does the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-30/how-your-school-boards-wo
Davis wins mayor; SPLOST loses

...Sleeper hold seats. Davis was leading with about 75 percent of votes cast most of the evening. 10 p.m.In Columbia County: Chairman Ron Cross keeps his seat with 60 percent of the votes. Commissioner District 1 won by Doug Duncan with 77 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-05-20/few-surprises-state-races
Congressional candidate John Stone calls for district caucus to decide Barrow's challenger

...wants the caucus to meet this weekend to determine one candidate before qualifying begins next week. Republican Party county chairmen, district delegates and alternates would participate in the caucus."That way, starting next week, we are running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-24/congressional-candidate-john-
Atlanta Tea Party to fight Braves stadium plan

...calls detailing their opposition and urging them to contact the county commission ahead of a key vote Nov. 26.Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee has called the project a good deal, with the Braves assuming 55 percent of costs. The public portion would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-11-18/tea-party-fight-braves-stadi
Ex-Richmond County chairman charged with shoplifting

Past Richmond County Commissioner Paul William "Bill" Hiers told police a long line persuaded him to shoplift from a Columbia County store on Christmas Eve.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-27/ex-richmond-county-cha
Augusta-area transportation sales tax advocates oppose Senate bill proposing penalty change

...30 percent of project costs for state-funded transportation grants."We don't think it's fair," Columbia County Chairman Ron Cross said of Albers' bill. "If you go into something with one set of rules, I don't think you can change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-02-06/augusta-area-transportat
GreenJackets owners try to save downtown stadium plan

...Copen ha ver, Richmond County Demo cratic Party Chairman Lowell Green baum, Development Author ity of Rich mond County Chairman Henry Ingram and Augusta Sports Council Executive Director Brinsley Thigpen were among the invited guests.Eiseman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/greenjackets/2011-10-03/greenjacket
Rants & Raves

...the food, and price! I'VE GOT THE perfect location for the next "low-income" housing project in Columbia County: Chairman Ron Cross' neighborhood! HOW ABOUT THE city save some money it gave up to Pendleton King Park? This park does...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-12-14/rants-amp-raves