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School bake sale showdown set for Thursday

...total of 90 days ? would give the state "the worst, weakest policy in the nation,'' says Marsi Thrash, government relations director for the Heart Association in Georgia. "At AHA, we believe that prevention of cardiovascular disease can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-19/school-bake-sale-showdown-set-thurs
Some Downtown Augusta bars opt for nonsmoking policy

...down, but an alliance called Breatheasy Augusta is focusing on public outreach and education.Eric Bailey, government relations director for American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network, said bars that voluntarily prohibit smoking are sending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-22/some-downtown-augusta-bars-op
North Georgia looks at other state water sources

...basis as each one is negotiated," Hix said.That might create a dicey arrangement, warned Tom Gehl, the government-relations director for the Georgia Municipal Association, a trade group for city officials."If I'm a local government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-10-21/north-georgia-looks-othe
Olin prepares for mercury free future after 47 years

...operation and will cease to manufacture chlorine, caustic soda and hydrogen," said Elaine Patterson, Olin's government relations director.The changes in Augusta, while welcomed by groups that have lobbied for the abolition of mercury cell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2012-07-15/olin-prepar
Smoke-free advocates, opponents air opinions at hearing on proposed Augusta ordinance

...county revenue," he said.Smoke-free laws have a tangible benefit for health, said Sarah Balog, the government relations director for the American Heart Association's Greater Southeast Affiliate. A 2009 study in the journal Circulation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-10-13/smoke-free-advocates-opponen
School officials' failure to report abuse shows training is lacking, some say

...some say. School counselors are asked to do so many things outside their job, said Jocelyn Whitfield, government relations director for the Georgia Association of Educators. "It could be we're asking school counselors to cover way too...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/02/met_399609.shtml
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Independent insurance agents declare a truce

...is united against their former position and that they will have to come around," said Edward Yingling, government relations director for the American Bankers Association. "We congratulate them on changing their position and look forward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/17/biz_202676.shtml
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Proposed Augusta smoking ban might get tweaks as sides square off

...putting out and the city should be cautious about allowing them until more is known, said Sarah Balog, the government relations director for the American Heart Association."The science is still out on that," she said.For those opposed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-01-18/proposed-augusta-smoking
Most Aiken lawmakers vote Sanford override

...Today we are one step closer to a historic victory for public health in South Carolina," said Nancy Cheney, Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society, in a statement. "After 33 years, South Carolina is long overdue for a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-05-12/most-aiken-lawmakers-vote-sa
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