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Schools advocate and community activist Monique Braswell withdraws from school board race

...of it being an advocacy group.Braswell was an outspoken opponent of the constitutional amendment passed by the General Assembly in 2012 that gave the state authority to establish charter schools over the opposition of local school boards.She...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-26/schools-advocate-and-comm
How much should we pay for convicting wrong guy?

...for some of the six getting compensation, but the General Assembly can do whatever it wants.In the case of three of...financial experts. It will make a recommendation to the General Assembly in January on how future compensation should be structured...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-18/how-much-should-we-pay
Georgia drafts plan for deer management

...recommendations, state officials appear likely to keep the current bag limit and seasons in effect, while working with the General Assembly and the public to make biologically sound decisions on any needed changes.If you are interested in the draft plan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-08-16/georgia-drafts-plan-deer
Georgia roads: Bad, getting worse

...the time and wanted to serve up some punishment, according to Lucas, one of the longest-serving members of the General Assembly.Dedicating the fourth penny of gas tax to transportation instead of it going into the state's general budget...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-09/georgia-roads-bad-gettin
Georgia lawmakers consider standard payout for people wrongfully convicted

...meetings how to approach those circumstances before writing legislation or recommendations for the next session of the General Assembly.The compensation was described as not only a way to make amends but also a practical response to someone who is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-13/georgia-lawmakers-consider-st
SC honors artist Jim Harrison

...Harrison is being honored for his work. State Rep. Bakari Sellers is presenting on Friday a resolution passed by the General Assembly that will name a crossroads in Harrison's honor in his hometown of Denmark. The state Department of Transportation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-18/sc-honors-artist-jim-harriso
Turn out on Tuesday

...authority on the issues that you easily could mistake him for an incumbent.Jones would be an ideal fit for the General Assembly, as a consensus-builder. Part of his philosophy mirrors a quote often attributed to Harry Truman: "It is amazing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-21/turn-out-tuesday
James Brown's mother, Susie, wrongly depicted in movie

...all before the Georgia Legislature adopted Georgia as the state song and invited Charles to play it for the Georgia General Assembly.So it is really no surprise the movie Get On Up is based on a lie that James Brown's mother, Susie, abandoned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-07-31/james-browns-mother-s
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-10/south-carolina-lawmakers-back
Immigration case costs South Carolina $98,000

...000 in attorneys' fees to groups including the American Civil Liberties Union.Those entities sued after the General Assembly approved the sweeping legislation, which was modeled after similar measures in Arizona and among the stiffest in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-08/immgration-case-costs-sc-980