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Atlanta readies for reaction to Ferguson case

...rampage.State leaders have occasionally overreacted to the possibility of violence. Fearing a riot, Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox, a segregationist, ordered police to protect the state Capitol in Atlanta during the funeral procession of slain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-20/atlanta-readies-reacti
What were Augusta's top stories since 1964?

...Braves and Falcons and Georgia Tech highlights.The 1996 Olympics.Dr. King and President Carter. Ted Turner and Lester Maddox.You know, The Chronicle could compile a similar slideshow for the Augusta area, and if we did, what would you...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-31/what-were-augustas-top-storie
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
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
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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