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Zip line regulations scrutinized after 4 summer deaths

...courses to self-regulate.In North Carolina, zip lines are exempt from state regulation. Burney's death led the General Assembly to swiftly pass a law requiring officials to research possible regulations."The point is these things are obviously...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-08-29/zip-line-regulations-scr
Researcher recruitment pays off, Ga. schools say

...announced.Half of the recruitment costs for lab space and equipment were borne by taxpayer appropriations from the General Assembly with the balance from donations. The mostly federal research grants cover nearly all expenses to pay and equip...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-26/researcher-recruitment-pays-ga-scho
Georgia Supreme Court asked to rule on judges' ethical issue

...brethren on how the case should be decided."Although the state Supreme Court has ruled on the Sentinel cases and the General Assembly rewrote state code dealing with private probation companies, the Coun cil of State Court Judges filed its petition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-10/georgia-supreme-court-
SC senator seeks gun control curbs

...church that killed nine people. Democratic Sen. Marlon Kimpson announced Monday he plans to pre-file bills in the General Assembly banning assault weapons, strengthening background checks and creating a gun registration system to make it easier...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-17/sc-senator-seeks-gun-control
Inspector general's reports shows SC agency tasked with addressing racial inequities lacks leadership

...In January, nine of the 10 seats were either vacant or expired."We look forward to working with members of the General Assembly, board members and others to fill these vacancies with fresh faces who are ready to get to work moving the commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-09/inspector-generals-reports-sh
Georgia easing teacher testing rules

...first implemented during the 2014-15 school year, are part of a new regime for grading teachers mandated by the General Assembly and Gov. Nathan Deal. They're supposed to measure how much progress students make during the course of a school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-07-28/georgia-easing-teacher-te
Georgia debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law

...than that. Let's honor what's best about our history there as well."That would take action from Georgia's General Assembly due to a state law protecting the carving from any changes without legislative approval. Members don't return...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-25/georgia-debates-confederate-
Another probation company hit with civil rights lawsuit

...probation firms had no authority to keep probationers under supervision indefinitely. The suits also spurred the General Assembly to pass a law that seeks to provide some protections for probationers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-23/another-probation-comp
IOC alters its bidding process for 2024 Summer Games

...and clearing the way for all the candidates to make it to the final vote.The decision, announced at the IOC's general assembly, opens the prospect of a crowded field of as many as seven cities battling it out over a two-year global campaign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-02/ioc-alters-its-bidding-p
USOC contacts other cities about 2024 bid

...reconnect with the three cities that were part of the group of finalists," Probst said on the sidelines of the IOC general assembly in Kuala Lumpur. "We've got to determine what their level of interest is in pursuing a bid and take that feedback...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-01/usoc-contacts-other-citi