Senate, mayoral candidates tour qualifications in east Augusta

...just shows you times as these God put people in place for a reason," said Johnson, who is running for Davis' General Assembly seat.The candidates, all on the May 20 ballot, then took questions on topics ranging from the special purpose...

SC school buses might film those who pass

...highly problematic," recalled Sen. Greg Hembree, R-Horry, during Wednesday's subcommittee meeting."But the General Assembly sort of fixed that problem."Indeed, perhaps too thoroughly to allow school bus video cameras to snag violators...

State seeking more choice in 2015 health plan

...two members of the Community Health board be members of the state health plan, but his bill failed to clear the General Assembly.The Jan. 1 changes prompted the creation of a Facebook group of teachers, state employees and retirees that grew...

Georgia solar business booming

...year's survey is conducted.Jason Rooks, director of government affairs for the Georgia SEIA, said he hopes the General Assembly next year will pass legislation to open the door to additional financing options that have fueled the flood of solar-panel...


...Winter Olympics will meet Thursday to decide on their next steps following the resignation of the bid leader.The general assembly of the bid committee will hold an extraordinary assembly to consider a successor to Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak...

Davis raises most money among mayoral candidates

...of Elections.Davis began the reporting period with $38,256 on hand from $71,075 he'd raised before the General Assembly convened. He ended the period March 31 with another $11,294 raised and $30,647 in the bank, for a grand total...

South Carolina lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

...legislation that would allow the General Assembly to decide whether an independent...bill as written would allow the General Assembly to decide if a lawmaker's...the Judiciary, members of the General Assembly are not constitutional officers...

Hospital provider fee unsettled

...that would renew a financing mechanism for the state's Medicaid program hurtled irresistibly through the Georgia General Assembly. Gov. Nathan Deal signed it into law almost as soon as it was passed.The high priority the measure received was...

Ga. food stamp/ drug test fight looms

ATLANTA -- During its journey through the General Assembly, a bill that would require drug testing for some...that he believes the law is necessary and that the General Assembly should look at the issue of food stamp eligibility...

Bottom line

...infringed by executive authority during emergencies.The last thing a law-abiding gun owner should worry about during an emergency is forced confiscation from authorities. We applaud the Georgia General Assembly for enshrining that into law.