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Tax referendum failure will delay projects, officials say

...Glynn and Floyd counties have defeated traditional sales-tax referenda over the past six years, according to the Georgia secretary of state's office.This time, failure is "not an option" in Augusta, Mayor Hardie Davis said.Over the next...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-22/tax-referendum-failure-w
State finds no evidence of fraud in Historic Augusta investigation

The Georgia secretary of state's office closed its investigation into whether Historic Augusta fraudulently used the name of Goodale House owner Wesley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-11/state-finds-no-evidence-fraud
Pardon Our Mess: Toppled brick column downtown

...are on private property. The lot is owned by Ol'Hoss Enterprises LLP, whose registered agent listed with the Georgia secretary of state is Malisa Copenhaver.ACTION PROMISED: None. Cotton Patch owner Marshall Monroe leases the property from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-02/pardon-our-mess-toppled-brick
Columbia County to review construction contractors after fatal fall

...some subcontractors are using "very competitive pricing" to get work from builders and remodelers.According to Georgia secretary of state records, Ash worth Homes' owner, Russell Toxey Smith, received a two-year, basic-residential contracting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-13/columbia-county-review-constr
Presidential candidates Cruz, Huckabee will visit Augusta area

...Walker or Ohio Gov. John Kasich, but probably not Huckabee or U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is pushing for Georgia to be part of a March 1 "SEC Primary" with other South ern states including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-07-04/presidential-c
Georgia, South seeks bigger role in 2016 primaries

...presidential politics awaits as South ern states build a regional primary for 2016."It's putting us on the map," said Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, architect of what's being dubbed the "SEC primary," a reference to college athletics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-05-15/georgia-south-
Ga. GOP convention starts today

...gaveled into session until 2 p.m. today, but an 8:30 a.m. breakfast with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp likely will serve as an informal kickoff for the convention.hristie is considering a run at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-05-15/ga-gop-convention-starts-today
State reviewing Richmond voter purges

ATHENS, Ga. ? Linda Ford has resigned as director of the elections division of the Georgia Secretary of State's office after a breach of a federal rule regarding the maintenance of voter registration rolls.According to Jared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-04-03/state-reviewin
Copenhaver served as mayor for nine years without controversy

...said he plans to devote his time to consulting, and Copenhaver Consulting LLC was registered this month with the Georgia Secretary of State's office.The soon-to-be former mayor said in an interview that the reality of leaving is beginning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-27/copenhaver-served-mayor-
Area charitable groups to take part in national day of giving

...the Giving Tuesday initiative.Golden Harvest still hopes people will remember the food bank today, McNeal said.Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp warned Monday to research charitable groups before giving. To avoid scams and make sure your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-01/area-charitable-groups-take-p