Augusta's Committee for Good Government names endorsments for local candidates

...member Venus Cain got the endorsement over challenger transportation worker James Swanagan by a 25-9 vote.In the Georgia House District 125 contest, incumbent Earnest Smith, D-Augusta, won the endorsement over Republican challenger Pat Garrett...

Hudgens has it

...your vote.Hudgens became insurance commissioner in 2010, capping a long career of public service. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives for six years and the state Senate for eight.During those terms, he either chaired or helped...

Three actively seeking appointment to District 7 commission seat

...the early 1980s success by Democrat attorney Sam Nicholson in a three-way contest with Republican opposition for a Georgia House seat.Unlike Frantom and Echols, Harris said he isn't committed to a March run for the seat, but will consider...

Georgia police ease way into 'slowpoke' law

...intricacies of the law before officers ramp up enforcement.Signed into action by Gov. Nathan Deal on April 15, Georgia House Bill 459 was crafted to create more clarity in the language in the state code regarding impeding traffic flow. The...

Fire takes historic Georgia house

COLUMBUS, Ga. -A Sunday morning fire destroyed the last remaining Chattahoochee riverfront mansion between Columbus and the Gulf of Mexico.

Georgia House Bill 60 doesn't stop gun prohibition at Augusta Municipal Building

Despite the passage and implementation today of Georgia House Bill 60, ordinary armed Augustans still can't carry their weapons, concealed or otherwise, into the city's municipal building...

Georgia teachers not rushing for guns, despite new law

...14 more states including Georgia introduced similar bills. Rep. Alan Powell, a Hartwell Republican who chairs the Georgia House of Representatives' committee on public safety, said lawmakers intentionally left the decision to school boards...

"Civil Rights Movement in Augusta" exhibit now open to public

...shared the biography of Rich ard A. Dent, the first black man from Richmond County since Reconstruction elected to the Georgia House.Exhibits also tied national movements back to the Augusta area. A framed clipping of The Augusta Chronicle announced...

Superintendent runoff pits Big Business against parents and teachers

...endorsements state Reps. Brooks Coleman and Randy Nix, two of the most enthusiastic Common Core proponents in the Georgia House of Representatives.By contrast, Woods opposes Common Core as an ill-advised, unconstitutional nationalization...

Georgia school districts, pulled into debate on guns, resist arming teachers despite new law

...14 more states including Georgia introduced similar bills.Rep. Alan Powell, a Hartwell Republican who heads the Georgia House of Representatives' committee on public safety, said lawmakers intentionally left the decision to school boards. He...