Fishing | The Augusta Chronicle

...striped bass and hybrids on Thurmond Lake. Just ask 11-year-old Benjamin Tripp. Fifty years ago next Thursday, Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders stood atop a concrete spillway, cast a tiny Mepps Spinner, and caught the first "official" bass...

Pre-K expansion, pay raises coming, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal hints

ATLANTA - "Signifi­cant," expensive changes to the state's pre-kindergarten program are likely, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.

Atlanta Falcons owner signs contract to name new stadium

...building," he said. "Mercedes-Benz is another tremendous draw for that."The news conference was also attended by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and two of the Falcons' star players, quarterback Matt Ryan and receiver...

More church security meetings planned

...church leaders develop emergency plans in case disaster strikes.For more information about the program, go to praise.ga.gov/tools.For more information about the meeting, including times and location, e-mail Pam Tucker at ptucker@columbiacountyga...

Rants & Raves

...traffic laws there would be no wrecks. You would actually be able to enjoy your commute to work every day. RANT TO GEORGIA Gov. Nathan Deal for stopping the sale of Sons of Confederate Veterans Specialty License Plates. While other states are...

As new president assumes office, GRU's name still is an important issue

From the outset, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has made an unprecedented investment in Augusta and our university. He has been the best governor for Augusta since...

McDuffie Public Fishing Area to celebrate 50th anniversary next week

Fifty years ago next Thursday, Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders stood atop a concrete spillway, cast a tiny Mepps Spinner, and caught the first "official" bass from one...

Taylor declares run for District 122 seat while Duncan mulls decision

...Elections Director Nancy Gay and was told a special election would be required to fill his seat.Gay said she expects Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will call for a special election to fill Harbin's seat after the resignation is final.She said election...

Jenkins County adding 100 jobs with plant expansion

An aluminum manufacturing facility in Jenkins County expects to add 100 new jobs as it expands existing operations there over the next three years, according to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

Augusta phosphate maker wins state manufacturer of the year honor

...and workforce excellence."These three winners are emblematic of what's great and happening in manufacturing in Georgia," Gov. Nathan Deal said. "They create value through jobs, stimulate business throughout the supply chain and are good...