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Seattle restaurant succeeds with $15 minimum wage

SEATTLE - Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Sal­mon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-02/seattle-restaurant-succeed
City Ink: VIPs turn out to honor former sheriff Ronnie Strength

...elections board Exec u tive Director Lynn Bailey; State Court Solicitor Kelly McIntyre; former chief jailer Maj. Gene Johnson and his wife, Clerk of Court Elaine Johnson; current chief jailer Robert Leverett; Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-08-01/vips-turn-out-h
Protester gets off Shell ship with Coast Guard's help

SEATTLE - One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-24/protester-gets-shell-ship-
Helen Mays

...step-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on April 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight between...

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Black market, medical marijuana businesses challenge states' sales

SEATTLE - A year into the experiment with legal marijuana, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with federal interference, but with competition from medical marijuana or even black market sales.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-04/medical-marijuana-challeng
Augusta Commission plays 'Let's Make a Deal'

...OLD POLICEMEN NEVER DIE ... : They just retire with dignity. Retired Richmond County Sheriff's Office Maj. Gene Johnson and retired Capt. Chester Huffman were honored at Tuesday's Augusta Commission meeting for their many years of service...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-09-20/augusta-commiss
Dahlia Haywood

...Pallbearers will be: Anthony Griswell, Clay Walden, Jimmy Haywood, Murphy Harrell, Leon Evans, Kendall Chalker, Gene Johnson and Larry Tucker. A native of Jefferson County, Mrs. Haywood was a daughter of the late John Henry and Sabie Lee...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173297780
Janet Usry

...Michael Turner; great-granddaughter, Annabel Turner. She is also survived by two brothers and their families, Gene Johnson and his wife, Elaine; niece, Jennifer Price and her husband, Shane; great-niece, Ella Prince; brother, Ray...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173831715
Washington state issues first recreational marijuana shop licenses to 24 stores

SEATTLE - Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses with a middle-of-the-night email alerting pot-shop proprietors they'll be able to open for business.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-07/washington-state-issues-fi
Seattle celebrates first major title since 1979

SEATTLE - After waiting decades for a major sports championship, thousands of Seattleites took to the streets as fireworks popped, horns blared and flags waved following the Seahawks' Super Bowl win.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-02-03/seattle-celebrates-first-majo