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...

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 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...

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 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...

Probation bill clarified

The Augusta Chronicle recently has criticized passage of Georgia House Bill 837 authored by state Rep. Mark Hamilton and carried by state Sen. Hunter Hill. H.B. 837 deals with misdemeanor probation...

Georgia bar wants Georgia House speaker investigated

A petition filed in state Supreme Court accuses House Speaker David Ralston of questionable practices in a 2008 case involving a man injured in a crash and hired Ralston's law firm.

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...