Elections | The Augusta Chronicle

...By Susan McCord By Steve Crawford By Susan McCord By Walter C. Jones Monday, March 9, 2015 President Lyndon Johnson had every reason to feel confident about his campaign stop in Augusta 50 years ago this week. Then he was heckled...

Long hair isn't culture clash today like in 1960s

...adult men began growing their hair and letting sideburns flare. John Wayne and President Nixon, Willie Nelson and Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Jimmy Stewart all began sporting a style that would have gotten them kicked out of an Augusta high...

Augusta-born governor recorded historic term in leading Peach State

...Sanders was a "national" Democrat who worked cooperatively with the administrations of presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. Unlike most Georgia governors, he also worked harmoniously with Mayor Ivan Allen of Atlanta to secure funding for...

Augusta's grip on LBJ apparently hurt

...his hand?That is a small mystery about President Lyndon Johnson's Oct. 26, 1964, visit to Augusta.Sometime...Oct. 24 and Oct. 27."So we might speculate that Lyndon Johnson, one of the physically largest presidents in American...

LBJ's unfortunate Augusta visit

President Lyndon Johnson had every reason to feel confident...easily trounce the Arizona Republican.Lyndon Johnson, however, would not carry Richmond...Richmond County nor Georgia voted in the Lyndon Johnson national majority. Goldwater took...

Public broadcasting wars

Ever since its inception in 1967 under the Lyndon Johnson administration, conservative critics have correctly...off as a "distinguished journalist," Moyers was Lyndon Johnson's hatchet-man who earned his hard-left stripes...

Brown is not alone in Swainsboro plans

...Swainsboro linebacker Curtis Fann and quarterback Lyndon Johnson. "Dante brings them through, and he hasn't let...TB Dante Brown (Sr., (Sr., 6-3, 205); QB Lyndon Johnson (Jr., 6-3, 175); FB Larry Harper (Sr...

High school
Voting law outdated

...and his people required to vote under such an act.In 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was with President Lyndon Johnson when he signed the Voting Rights Act, a document that said if you are black and were born an American, you can now...

Event honors career of Georgian Senator Walter F. George

...postage stamp. He was celebrated for his political eloquence, when he made a Senate speech, future president Lyndon Johnson was said to always make sure he was there to listen. And Walter F. George knew politics. Mercer University law...

Shades of 'Selma': Georgia still fighting battles for religious liberty

...thispast summer and saw part of the filming of Selma. The Georgia House of Representatives chamber was used to recreate Lyndon Johnson's famous address to Congress on his promotion of voting rights legislation. President Johnson fought Southern Democrats...