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Wine Time: Backsberg Chenin Blanc 2012, South Africa

...since the Dutch East India Company established posts there to service India-bound ships. Jan van Riebeeck, the first governor of what was called the Cape, planted vines in 1655.The Backsberg family first came to South Africa in 1916, when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-04-15/wine-time-backsberg-c
Unions representing government workers are gaining numbers

...most public workers in the state. He withstood huge labor demonstrations at the state Capitol and then became the first governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall attempt. The law has been challenged in court, and continues to be. But its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-04/unions-representing-govern
Haley touts gains as 'jobs governor,' wins 2nd term

...Democratic Gov. Richard Riley, who later became secretary of education under President Bill Clinton, was the first governor to do so in 1982. Only two governors since then have lost their re-election bids: GOP Gov. David Beasley and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-11-05/haley-touts-gains-jobs-governor
Carl Sanders: Last governor from Augusta

...and promised an honest administration. The citizens responded, electing him by a comfortable margin. He was the first governor from Augusta since the Reconstruction Era and would be the only Augustan in the 20th century to serve in the state's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2011-11-12/carl-sanders-last-governor-a
S.C. primaries indicate changing state

...did come across as though it was a sexist race ? a race where the gender that has dominated this state from the first governor until now wanted to keep it that way."In the 1st District on the coast, state Rep. Tim Scott, the only black...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/south-carolina-elections/
Educator strives to lead and serve

...considers herself a part of black history. She was one of only two black students to participate in the state's first Governor's Honors Program. Stepping on to the campus of Wesleyan College for the program, she knew she wanted to pursue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/16/met_511587.shtml
Metro | Paine College
Mystery surrounds north Georgia wall

...around Fort Mountain in Chatsworth, Ga. Supporters of the legend point to an 1810 letter from John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee, who said that in 1782 he was told by an Indian chief that the walls were built by white people called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/29/met_505775.shtml
Metro
Former congressman enjoys his success

...Grammar School and the Academy of Richmond County. When Mr. Sanders was elected governor in 1962, he became the first governor of Georgia from Augusta in about 50 years. And when Mr. Barnard - who had become a successful banker - was elected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/26/met_118066.shtml
Metro | Academy of Richmond County | Augusta State University
Sanford has done much; re-elect him to do more

...have gotten nothing at all. Gov. Sanford is the first governor in South Carolina history to submit a fully detailed...savings of more than $1 million. GOV. SANFORD is the first governor of South Carolina to insist that every single dime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/29/op_102250.shtml
Opinion columns
Pilgrims continue to shape America

...the general good." (The particulars were defined only later.) After signing, the meeting chose the colony's first governor, John Carver. Five decades after Adams' speech, a bookstore browser in England discovered a copy of William Bradford's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/08/rel_87987.shtml
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