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Ramblin' Rhodes: Georgia On My Mind Day to be treat for tourists, locals

It was a big day on Thursday, Nov. 13, 1969, when Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox came to Augusta to dedicate the eighth "Welcome Center" in the state.The seven-acre site on I-20 at the Savannah River...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-07-09/ramblin-rhodes-georgi
Woman broke color barrier in Augusta schools in 1964

...later, whenthe department suggested school districts across Georgia pair schools and bus the children together, Gov. Lester Maddox said he'd rather let the air out of the tires of every school bus before agreeing to such a plan, according to historian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-16/woman-broke-color-barrier
Longtime educator Carol Rountree retires

...the Civil Rights Movement and attended student meetings and peaceful protests, including a sit-in at former Gov. Lester Maddox's Pickrick Restaurant."It helped me see how change takes place, that it's not going to be immediate that it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-04-30/longtime-educator-carol-r
Jimmy Carter recalls rival Bo Callaway

...conservative with a good chance of winning -- would taste an upset in the General Election.Callaway lost to segregationist Lester Maddox after failing to grab a majority of votes. Under state law at the time, the Democratic-controlled Georgia General...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-16/jimmy-carter-recalls-riv
Several issues remain in Georgia Legislature's final days

...Atlanta-born clergyman was long politically charged in his native state. On the day of King's funeral in 1968, Gov. Lester Maddox refused to close the Capitol in King's honor and was angered when state flags were flown at half-staff. While...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-17/several-issues-remain-ge
Former Georgia congressman Bo Callaway dies

...run for governor in 1966. Callaway actually received 3,000 more votes than the Democratic nominee, segregationist Lester Maddox, but because former Gov. Ellis Arnall mounted a write-in campaign, no candidate received the majority needed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-16/former-georgia-congressman-bo
Political reporter Dick Pettys dies

...and accurate reporting won him the respect of fellow journalists and the state's most prominent politicians.Gov. Lester Maddox, nearing the end of his term when Pettys began working for The AP at the state Capitol in 1970, called him "the long-haired...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-10-09/political-reporter-dick-petty
James Brown helped calm Augusta rioters

...Guardsmen and 150 state troopers were called in to stop the violence.In television interviews and in newspapers, Gov. Lester Maddox blamed the riot on old conspiracies and communists. Maddox, however, had the foresight to ask James Brown to try...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/225/2010-08-29/james-brown-helped-calm-augusta-riot
Roy Barnes mixes charm, shrewd intellect

...went straight into the University of Georgia Law School.In college he was a Republican, saying that then-Gov. Lester Maddox's hard-line segregationist views turned him off to the Democratic Party.After earning his law degree, Barnes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2010-09
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Votes for write-ins defeated in primaries aren't counted

...governor, but only after a national controversy.Twenty years later, Gov. Ellis Arnall lost the Democratic primary to Lester Maddox, and then mounted a write-in campaign when it became clear Republicans had crossed over to help the segregationist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2010-10
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