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South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspends himself from office

...such a crime.Cook's opinion also concluded the indictments immediately disqualified Harrell as the chamber's presiding officer, so Lucas had to suspend Harrell.In a follow-up letter to Harrell, Lucas called that a moot issue.Lucas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-11/south-carolina-house-spe
If he had a hammer: Augusta's next mayor needs stronger powers

...for a repeat after a fresh start.So the commissioners designed a governing structure that retained the mayor as a presiding officer and put the administrator in a box surrounded by the 10 members of the board, each with their own interests and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-06-14/if-he-had-hammer
Robert Symms, Augusta photographer, dies

...for the Handicapped and Bethlehem Community Center.Along with his wife Helen, he served as co-president and presiding officer of the Adult Couples and Singles Class at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church since 1987, where he was also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-08/robert-symms-augusta-photogra
Robert Symms

...Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Taipei in 1991. Along with his wife, Helen, he served as co-President and presiding officer of the Adult Couples and Singles Class at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church since 1987, where he is also...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000170963554
Soldier sent text about windfall, investigator says

...still a mystery."The soldier's Article 32 hearing is similar in several ways to a civilian grand jury. The presiding officer, Maj. John McLaughlin, will report to Fort Stewart commanders whether there's enough evidence to try Aguigui...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-07-01/soldier-sent-text-abou
Skandalakis for lt. gov.

...season is Georgia GOP lieutenant governor candidate MITCH SKANDALAKIS. Getting things done to help people is what the presiding officer of the state Senate must do, and there's no question the feisty Fulton County Commission chairman is an intelligent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/01/op_243539.shtml
Opinion columns
Across Georgia

...seat he has held since 1961 and will seek his 16th term as speaker. Mr. Murphy already is the longest-serving presiding officer of a state legislative body in the nation. Many thought he would retire at the end of the year because of his age...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/18/met_344554.shtml
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Ga. panel OKs PSC chairman vote change

...the year to finish his one-year term in the post. It represented a small victory for him by not ousting him as presiding officer, but he had fought efforts to change the selection of the chairman since he joined the commission last year.He...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-02-29/ga-panel-oks-psc-chairma
In No. 2 job, gavel wields little power

...fills a post that has more prestige than power and comes with nice perks but few duties. Technically, he's the presiding officer of the state Senate, but in the new Georgia run by Republicans, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor, a Democrat, has been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/25/met_451287.shtml
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Republican majority strips lieutenant governor's power to appoint committees

...Johnson of Savannah and Tom Price of Roswell - and Taylor. In the past, the Democratic lieutenant governor, as presiding officer of the Senate, had the power to appoint lawmakers to committees - a power that often decided the fate of bills...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/14/met_364213.shtml
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