Around the block

...ages 17-23).Queens serve as the official ambassadors of the Georgia Peach Festival and are recognized by the Georgia Legislature and the governor. All winners receive cash, with Miss receiving a $500 cash scholarship.Deadline to enter...

Busy session for Georgia Legislature begins Monday

At the first year of the two-year legislative term and the start of the 40-day 2015 session, lawmakers are eager to deliver on the promises made in last year's campaign.

Notable Deaths of 2014

...BOOTSIE" CALHOUNFEB. 21Calhoun became the first Augusta woman elected to state office when she won a seat in the Georgia Legislature in 1974. She also served eight years on the Richmond County school board and held a variety of state and national...

First bills filed for Ga. legislature range from pot to sexual abuse to college athletics

ATLANTA -- Marijuana, horse racing, driving with cellphones, child sexual abuse, the minimum wage and college athletics are some of the topics of pre-filed legislation so far.

Kirby: Not many mind that John Barrow is moving back to Athens

...identified as "from Augusta," when everybody knew he was just a political transplant.The Republicans in the Georgia Legislature kept redrawing his congressional district and he kept moving around to stay in it, just like Newt Gingrich used...

Private probation flawed

...private probation ("A bombshell ruling").I suppose I feel some responsibility since I was a member of the Georgia Legislature in 2000 when this was started. I have since had the unfortunate experience to evaluate the reality of this industry...

Local school districts still weighing flexibility options

...requirements of state law in exchange for higher accountability.The flexibility options were created and passed by the Georgia Legislature in 2007, a time when education funding was slashed by billions but expectations to raise test scores were heightened...

John Barrow, Rick Allen, distance themselves from negative ads

...argued that what is wrong with Congress is redistricting that creates lopsided constituencies. Republicans in the Georgia legislature packed the 12th district two years ago with GOP supporters, which was why they have been so frustrated that they...

Leaders meet on plans to fill void left by absence of navigators for helping with Obamacare enrollment

...University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, which hired 12 navigators. But earlier this year, the Georgia Legislature passed a bill essentially barring anyone who is a state entity or employee from serving as a navigator, which...

Harold Jones tallies 61 percent of vote to beat Corey Johnson for state Senate District 22 seat

...Senate District 22 runoff Tuesday, edging out two-term Augusta Commissioner Corey Johnson for a seat in the Georgia Legislature.Jones garnered 61 percent of the votes in a race with 12 percent turnout, and said voters gravitated toward...