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Augusta-born governor recorded historic term in leading Peach State

...Sanders developed a moderate position on race issues and befriended Leroy Johnson, the first black to serve in the Georgia Senate. He faced numerous racial disturbances in Savannah, Americus, Atlanta and elsewhere with a combination of firmness...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-24/augusta-born-gov
Ramblin' Rhodes: Former senator's love of music will be remembered

...Brush asked me to write the booklet notes and I noted, "It shouldn't be surprising that Joey, who serves on the Georgia Senate's Music Industry Committee, offers an easy-listening album performed with a pleasant and tender voice."He...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-05-19/ramblin-rhodes-former
Federal Judge Avant Edenfield dies

...Edenfield, Brown and Wright ? a legal powerhouse in Bulloch County ? until he went on the bench. He served in the Georgia Senate from 1964-1966.He and his wife, Melvis, were married Aug. 3, 1963.Law came firstSavannah attorney Pat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-09/federal-judge-avant-edenfiel
Former state legislator Joey Brush dies in motorcycle wreck

...issues and was instrumental in the passage of Senate Bill 709, the Education Reform Act.He became a member of the Georgia Senate in 1997. As chairman of the Senate's education committee he handled all of the Department of Education bills...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-07/former-state-legislator-joey-
Have video ready to roll

...but they are a great start to increasing police accountability, which is what body cameras are all about.In Georgia, Senate Bill 94 awaits a signature from Gov. Nathan Deal. The bill establishes the use of body cameras for Georgia law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-30/have-video-ready-roll
Ben Brush Jr.

...Memorial Gardens. Mr. Brush served two terms in the state House in 1992-93 and 1995-96. He became a member of the Georgia Senate in 1997 where he served as chairman of the Senate's education committee. Mr. Brush was also a successful builder...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174819366
Ga. Senate OKs compromise bill on medical marijuana

Georgia appears on the verge of having a medical marijuana law after the state Senate passed a bill to allow cannabis oil to be used to treat eight medical conditions.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-24/ga-senate-oks-compromise-bill-medic
Ga. Senate committee passes medical marijuana bill

ATLANTA - Georgia's powerful Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday passed its own version of a House bill that seeks to allow medical marijuana to be used for eight medical conditions.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-19/ga-senate-committee-passes-medical-
Ga. Senate passes spending plan

ATLANTA - The Senate overwhelmingly approved its spending plan for next year on Friday but narrowly passed its version of a transportation funding bill.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-20/ga-senate-passes-spendin
Ga. Senate OKs speed trap crackdown

ATLANTA - Senators voted 52-2 Monday to crack down on local governments that operate speed traps.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-09/ga-senate-oks-speed-trap