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Head of Atlanta NAACP chapter wants Confederate symbols taken off all Georgia state property

...entrance fees and other income the park generates, Bankhead said. Changes at the park require approval from the Georgia General Assembly, he said.Although the carving may be one of the most recognizable tributes to the Confederacy in the metro...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-14/head-atlanta-naacp-chapter-w
The sad rate of mothers dying in childbirth

...reached 28.7 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2011, up from 20.2 in the period 2001 to 2006.The Georgia General Assembly, alarmed by those numbers, passed a law last year establishing a committee to review such deaths.Recently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-13/sad-rate-mothers-dying-child
Crowd of candidates grows by two for Georgia House District 122 seat

...has created a lot of problems for patients and providers."I think we can fix those problems. I think the Georgia General Assembly is going to have a pretty big part in health care reform in the next few years," she said.Mullins said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-08/crowd-candidates-grows-t
Insurance coverage for autistic children now law

...Ava's Law, passed unanimously this year by the Georgia General Assembly, requires private insurance companies to cover...treatment options.Over the past eight years, the Georgia General Assembly has continually increased the amount of state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-07/insurance-coverage-autis
Georgia sculptor selected for Martin Luther King Jr. statue to stand on grounds of Georgia Capitol

...important step forward in this process," Deal said.Smyre sponsored legislation during the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly to authorize the placement of the statue honoring King on the grounds of the Capitol."It is now time for us...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-29/georgia-sculptor-selected-martin-lu
Bill hurts state's hotels

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia General Assembly recently passed and signed into law House Bill 170.This law now adds $5 per night to every hotel room in the state that is consumed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-02/bill-hurts-states-hotels
Poison center fields synthetic pot calls

...student from Fayette County who died shortly after experimenting with synthetic pot.Chase's law, passed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2012, was intended to ban all forms of synthetic marijuana. The law lists ingredients used to make synthetic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-16/poison-center-fields-synthet
Too sudden an end

...Not only did he leave behind a multitude of friends, he left behind a productive, memorable career in the Georgia General Assembly. He served four years as a representative and eight years as a senator before leaving office in 2004. His effectiveness...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-08/too-sudden-end
Augusta has a new mayor this Masters Week

...side of the green, and I was like 'Wow, I wish I could do that.'"Augusta's mayor, who served in the Georgia General Assembly as a state representative and senator from 2007 to 2014, played basketball for Hephzibah High School before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-08/augusta-has-new-mayor-ma
Augustans write new books

...to the 186-page hardcover book's jacket.Walker, who was once the second-most powerful member of the Georgia General Assembly and one of the state's largest minority employers, was released early from federal prison last year after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/2015-02-26/augustans-write-new-books