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Across Georgia

Ex-Democratic chief faces fraud chargesATLANTA - Federal prosecutors have accused a former Georgia Democratic Party chairman of defrauding his legal clients out of more than $1.8 million.Michael Berlon, 55, of Grayson, was indicted Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-12/across-georgia
Don't believe attack ad

Just saw another one of those anti-Rick Allen commercials sponsored by the Democratic National Congressional Committee. It and U.S. Rep. John Barrow (he calls himself "Barra" in a commercial, however) are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-12/dont-believe-attack-ad
Poll shows tight governor's race, Perdue building lead

...Nathan Deal holds support from 44 percent of the 1,167 likely voters surveyed Wednesday and Thursday by InsiderAdvantage. Democratic challenger Jason Carter has 40 percent, with a 3 percent margin of error. Libertarian Andrew Hunt has 7 percent, while...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-12/poll-shows-tig
Solution in search of a problem

...issue.First and foremost is the stupefying notion that more government intervention somehow will make the freest and most democratic market on Earth better.Ill-informed consumers, who appear driven by a hatred of the big phone and cable companies who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-12/solution-search-probl
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspends himself from office

...immediately suspended. The advisory opinion, requested by two Democratic House members, carries no legal weight.State law requires...this summer and transferring the case to David Pascoe, the Democratic chief prosecutor for Calhoun, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-11/south-carolina-house-spe
SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell on misconduct charges related to campaign money violations

...speaker's post while the case plays out include Republican Gov. Nikki Haley; her Democratic challenger, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen; and state Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison.The House is scheduled to return to Columbia for an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-10/sc-house-speaker-bobby
Unite behind America

...American, I proudly say one of my favorite presidential quotes is from JFK: "Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-11/unite-behind-america
Rants & Raves

...provision to completely secure the border and it also gives pretty much blanket amnesty.I RESENT THE IMPLIED lie from the Democratic Party ad against Rick Allen. I don't know Allen, but I did work for the state of Georgia in finance. Allen did not take...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-09/rants-raves
Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in Ga. Senate race

...husband," said Tharon Johnson, a Democratic strategist who led Obama's re-election...emissions. Nunn, the daughter of former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn, won't talk about...County, one of the largest sources of Democratic votes, plans to add a Sunday to its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-08/michelle-obama-stumps-nunn-ga
Lieutenant governor hopeful challenges opponent to resign from all-white country club

COLUMBIA - The Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor challenged Republican opponent Henry...been running for offices since 1986, when he lost a bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, and ran unsuccessfully in 1990 for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-04/lieutenant-gov