Civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75

...he declined because he was too young.He served in the Georgia House until 1975 and then served six terms in the Georgia Senate from 1975 to 1986. He also served as president of the law center from its founding until 1979 and was later on its...

Bob Young's House bid starts week of political moves

...Cooks refused to notify the media of board meetings.The agency spent the $20 million that ANIC's founder, former Georgia Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, got from the state to fund the program. It was supposed to get an additional $10...

Ga. Senate OKs speed trap crackdown

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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...