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Sanford got payout from lender after taking office

...stock payouts are uncommon for elected officials and raise significant concerns...While no North Carolina law bars elected officials from serving on corporate boards...both a company director and an elected official to avoid any appearance of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-16/sanford-got-payout-lender-
State court judge urges support to restore 'tolling' on misdemeanor sentences

...including unforeseen arrests that cost them jobs and unknown fees resurfacing after years.Slaby said he wanted the elected officials to refer the complaints to State Court, not to Sentinel.Prince said he thought responding to constituent complaints...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-15/state-court-judge-urge
South Carolina bills involve independent ethics investigations

...plans differ on the specifics of the commission's new role.Currently, the commission oversees the filings of all elected officials except legislators.Under changes the Senate panel discussed, the state Ethics Commission would also look into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-10/south-carolina-bills-involve-
Middle-schooler C.J. Pearson engaging the political process

...an eye (for now) on the state Capitol."I've always had a big interest in the decisions that are made by our elected officials," said C.J. Pearson, the student body president at Columbia Middle School. "The decisions that are made today...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-03/middle-schooler-cj-pears
First bills filed for Ga. legislature range from pot to sexual abuse to college athletics

...General Assembly. Two out of every three won't pass, most of those never even getting a public hearing."Any elected official can introduce any legislation they want," Peake said.And they can also tack amendments onto other lawmakers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-04/first-bills-filed-ga-leg
Unnecessary procedure

...refused to publicly endorse a hospital plan because of political concerns. Favoring one of the three would have put elected officials at odds with constituents of the other two. That political pressure apparently was too much for county commissioners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-06/unnecessary-procedure
How your school boards work for you

...is one of the largest in Georgia, comprised of 10 elected officials. In Richmond County, eight board members are elected...limit.Columbia County's board is made up of five elected officials. The board members are elected to represent four...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-30/how-your-school-boards-wo
Across the region

...staffCOLUMBIA - The State Ethics Commission is seeking more help in its job overseeing most of South Carolina's elected officials.In its budget request for the 2014-15 fiscal year, the commission is asking for more staff to help with auditing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-20/across-region
On-time graduation rate increases again in South Carolina

...focusing on that end result."The committee is an independent, nonpartisan group of educators, business people and elected officials that measures the progress of the state's education system.Friday was the 14th year the state report cards have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-14/time-graduation-rate-incr
Southern states see opportunity with regional 2016 presidential primary

ATLANTA - On the gridiron, it takes a team to win, and some elected officials around the South are looking to band together rather than brawl over the 2016 presidential primaries.Georgia Secretary of State...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-11-22/southern-state