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Official linked to cockfighting

...raided late last year. The 12-count federal indictment against Mr. Sharpe, a former state representative and powerful advocate for agriculture who won the Palmetto State's top farming post in 2002, also highlights undercover work conducted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/30/met_423743.shtml
Metro
Aiken's statesman

...Nixon at the time of Byrnes' death.Although known as a trusted adviser to presidents, his true value came as a powerful advocate to the needs of the region.Byrnes played a key role in bringing jobs to the South -- particularly Aiken and Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-04-09/aikens-statesman
Metro
Former first lady Betty Ford dies

...Ford's legacy "by giving countless Americans a new lease on life.""As our nation's First Lady, she was a powerful advocate for women's health and women's rights," the president said. "After leaving the White House, Mrs. Ford helped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-07-08/former-first-lady-betty-ford
Rescuing cronyism

...these, Gold Cross recently submitted an unsolicited proposal to take over Augusta's ambulance service. It has a powerful advocate in Mays, who has been bad-mouthing Rural/Metro relentlessly, saying response times are poor and that the ambulance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/29/op_330557.shtml
Opinion columns | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Schieffer trades Rangers presidency for Ballpark-area development role

...the realignment committee and the commissioner's blue ribbon economic task force. "While he was a strong and powerful advocate of Texas Rangers' causes, he understood the totality of issues that surrounded the game and invariably acted in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/30/bas_260225.shtml
Baseball
'Omnium Gatherum': Two playwrights try to cope with Sept. 11

...Rebeck said. "We sort of went from carrying it over the mountains ourselves to suddenly having a very, very powerful advocate" in the Humana Festival. Rebeck hopes that "Omnium Gatherum" will have the same effect on New York theatergoers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/13/art_396710.shtml
Arts
Bowers stresses kinship

...played up years of military service to a group of veterans Tuesday, saying his election would give Augusta veterans a powerful advocate in the governor's chair. "I need your help. I am one of you," Mr. Bowers told veterans at the Martinez Community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/08/met_232817.shtml
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