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Baltimore unrest brings back memories of Augusta riot 45 years ago

...stood guard at the Municipal Building.About 2,000 National Guardsmen and 150 state troopers were called in by Gov. Lester Maddox to stop the violence, according to Chronicle archives. The May 12 issue of the newspaper estimated that rioters covered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-10/baltimore-unrest-brings-back-
The Way We Were: Voting

...nice, the voting was difficult.Much of it centered around a write-in effort in the Georgia governor's race. Lester Maddox had the Democratic nomination. Bo Callaway was the popular Republican. And former Gov. Ellis Arnall was mounting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-12/way-we-were-voting
You Remembered: Fort Gordon

...treatment for all soldiers of every race when they went downtown. This was in a very different era of race relations ? Lester Maddox was governor of Georgia ? but Richardson brooked no nonsense if his soldiers encountered any problems and did not hesitate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-28/you-remembered-fort-gordon
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
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
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
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
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