Sheheen calls for Confederate flag to come down

...remove the flag before and his timing just over a month before the election is desperate and irresponsible."If the General Assembly wants to revisit the issue that's fine," Godfrey said. "But any such effort should be done in a thoughtful...

Georgia lawmaker describes a 'screwed-up mess'

...natural-resources and economic-development committees from both legislative chambers rarely meet together, even during the General Assembly's 40-day winter sessions. Having dozens of lawmakers from across the state show up for hours of testimony in...

Charles Walker to be free man

...for 127 felony counts.Walker, a Democrat from Augusta, was once the second-most powerful member of the state General Assembly. He was convicted in 2005 for fraud, conspiracy, lying about the circulation of his newspaper, pocketing charity...

'The language of force'

...global audience during his address to the U.N. General Assembly, two days after expanding an American-led military...sooner.Obama's urgency is in stark contrast to his General Assembly address last year, when the global chaos now erupting...

Technology town hall meeting to focus on legislative topics

...from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., is designed to inform participants about activities from the 2014 Georgia General Assembly and to preview initiatives from the upcoming 2015 session.Area business and government leaders, technologists...

State commission in crisis

...thwart investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal's campaign expenses during his successful 2010 race for governor. But the General Assembly emasculated the agency largely because of her interpretation of laws. One law, she said, would have required registration...

Georgia Supreme Court to hear arguments in the private probation lawsuits

...states that allow local governments to contract with for-profit probation companies.Since then, the Georgia General Assembly passed legislation that would have increased the powers of private probation companies and sealed their records from...

Augusta Commission nixes alcohol license fee increase, approves amendments

...said he'd spoken with Rep. Wayne Howard, D-Augusta, who agreed to seek the information from lawyers for the General Assembly, which authors sales tax-enabling legislation for counties and school systems statewide.Guilfoyle said last...

Gun rights group GeorgiaCarry.org sues Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree

...is a non-profit organization that fosters support for the Second Amendment.The organization has lobbied the General Assembly and has filed suit challenging laws that, for example, prohibit firearms in the Atlanta airport.

Across South Carolina

...residents to use oil derived from marijuana for medicinal purposes.A legislative committee created to guide the General Assembly through the medical marijuana issue met for the first time Wednesday.The panel was created after the state passed...