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Shades of 'Selma': Georgia still fighting battles for religious liberty

...thispast summer and saw part of the filming of Selma. The Georgia House of Representatives chamber was used to recreate Lyndon...and represents Columbia and McDuffie counties in the Georgia House of Representatives, District 121. He lives in Harlem...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-25/shades-selma-geo
Don't request more - spend less

...legislators are proposing to dig deeper into your pockets like their freewheeling counterparts in the nation's capital.Georgia House Speaker David Ralston has indicated a tax hike is on the table to raise the $1.5 billion that a new state study...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-14/dont-request-more-spe
Will Ga. hospital group go to bat for Medicaid?

...Assembly have made a point of blocking such a move, saying it would cost the state too much money.Just last week, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston slammed the door on the idea once again. "I haven't heard any widespread regret in Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-12/will-ga-hospital-group-b
GA lawmakers' bills support local pupil's push to lower age of political candidates

...the November election of 18-year-old Saira Blair to West Virginia's Legislature.The youngest member of the Georgia House, Rep. Michael Caldwell, R-Woodstock, is 25, and Sen. Tyler Harper, R-Ocilla, is the youngest in the Senate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-01-12/ga-lawmakers-bills-support-loca
Notable Deaths of 2014

...standout football player at Richmond Academy and later played for the University of Georgia. Sanders served in both the Georgia House and Senate. As governor during the civil rights era, he was considered one of the new wave of young, Southern governors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-31/notable-deaths-2014
Middle-schooler C.J. Pearson engaging the political process

...in Government and serves as executive director. The group is pushing a bill to lower the minimum age to run for a Georgia House seat from 21 to 18 and from 25 to 21 in the Senate and expects sponsorship in both chambers from state Republican legislators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-03/middle-schooler-cj-pears
Ramblin' Rhodes: Sanders was gentleman who made Augusta better

...degree from the University of Georgia in 1947 and returned to Augusta to practice law.Local voters sent him to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1954 and to the Georgia Senate from 1956-62.He ran against former Georgia Gov. Marvin Griffin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-11-25/ramblin-rhodes-sander
Ex-Gov. Carl Sanders dies

...wasn't initially on politics, that changed in his late 20s.In 1954, constituents elected the 29-year-old to the Georgia House and two years later to a state Senate seat, which he held for three terms, representing Richmond, Glascock and Jefferson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-17/ex-gov-carl-sanders-dies
Incumbents shine in Augusta-area state races

...definitely not taking the state court judgeship," he said.Democrat Rep. Earnest Smith won a fourth term representing Georgia House District 125, which spans east and south Augusta. Smith defeated Republican challenger Pat Garrett with 7,049 votes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-05/incumbents-shine-augusta
Georgia races

...businessman, owner of Tile Center Inc.POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Chairman of Columbia County Board of Education, 1968-72; Georgia House, 1979-84; 1987-90, 1997-02; state Board of Corrections, 2006-07; elected to Georgia Senate 2007CAMPAIGN...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-02/georgia-races