Mullins is best choice

My friend, Joe Mullins, wants to represent House District 122 in the Georgia Legislature.I have known Joe for many years, professionally and personally. Both our families have a history of getting the job done for...

Columbia County hospital about growth, analysis finds

...internal appeals process, that hospital has argued that the ability to create such exceptions lies only with the Georgia legislature and is outside of the department's authority. In 2008 for instance, when the legislature last changed the CON...

Candidates for state, local seats speak at Columbia County forum

...Nov. 3. The District 122 special election became necessary when Ben Harbin, who represented the county in the Georgia Legislature for 20 years, announced he was resigning in the midst of his term to take a position with the lobbying firm South...

Questions await Ga. legislature's role in pipeline

ATLANTA - While there's little doubt about legislator sentiment regarding a proposed petroleum pipeline in East Georgia, there is a question of what they may do next about it.

Augusta-area coroners say they treat unclaimed bodies with respect

...folks and have a minister come say a prayer, but for now I'll keep them," he said.He hopes to go to the Georgia legislature in the next year and request they require an emergency contact number or address be listed on the back of all driver...

Former commissioner's wife alleges battery

...wanted to prosecute and was told how to take out a warrant, the report said.Johnson served two terms on the Augusta Commission ending last year. He lost a runoff last summer to represent Senate District 22 in the Georgia Legislature.

Ga. health legislation: Winners and losers

...discussed, the proposal never gained much traction in the legislative session.Health insurers ? A conservative Georgia Legislature passed an insurance mandate ? anathema to the industry ? to require autism coverage for children 6 and under...

Smoking not extinguished in bars, restaurants

ATLANTA -- Ten years ago, the Georgia Legislature passed a law prohibiting smoking in bars and restaurants. It was promoted as a way to improve "the health, comfort and environment...

Georgia stops issuing license plate with Confederate flags

...removal of the flag and other Confederate symbols from government buildings.Several Democratic members of the Georgia Legislature announced plans to end the state's celebration of Confederate Memorial Day on a date determined by the governor...

Georgia transportation commissioner discusses state's needs, funding

...crumbling transportation system.Since McMurry was appointed by the state transportation board in late January, the Georgia Legislature passed House Bill 170, a tax increase that will bring in nearly $1 billion a year for transportation. He spoke...