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Georgia firms eye commercial uses of drones

...debate is building over privacy concerns in a future world of camera-equipped drones overhead, prompting some public officials to call for privacy protections.Civilian drones can be a far cry from the big, menacing versions used by the military...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-12/georgia-firms-eye-commercial-
Georgia's Democratice Senate candidate, Michelle Nunn, to return contributions linked to ex-convict

...payments, and Murrell pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Hobbs Act, a federal law often used to prosecute public officials for accepting bribes.Efforts to reach Murrell on Friday were not successful.Details of Murrell's background...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-11/georgias-democratice-senate-c
Wanted: a servant leader

...Sunshine, they are "a reminder that government is created by and for the people to promote the common good and that public officials and employees are the servants, not the masters."These public servants are expected to execute their duties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-17/wanted-servant-leader
Habersham County drug raid disaster highlights need for police reform

...enforcement must ensure that innocent Americans remain safe. How many more casualties must the drug war claim before public officials finally agree that enough is enough? (The writer is an advocate for Young Voices, an organization that disseminates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-07-13/habersham-county
Columbia mayor's lawyer: Florida trip was personal

...they wanted to show Pinson used his friendships with public officials to help his illegal schemes.Benjamin has been criticized...trouble and embarrassment,"Any time a prominent public official tries to keep his activities secret, he is probably...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-13/columbia-mayors-lawyer-florid
Pledge genuine allegiance

...eye-popping, and the lack of accountability in government is astounding ? the result of our failure to hold public officials accountable.The good news is, these 10 acts of character, citizenship and brotherhood are uncomplicated and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-04/pledge-genuine-allegi
Georgia ethics commission hopes to focus on work

...executive secretary."Perry said the agency hasn't been auditing campaign filings as they are required to do and public officials haven't been able to resolve cases against them.No commission meetings are currently scheduled, although it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-21/georgia-ethics-commissio
Flex your rights ? film the police

...all-party consent for recorded conversations exempt recordings made in public, a place where no one ? especially public officials ? has a reasonable expectation of privacy. Generally, if it happens in public, it's fair game to be photographed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-07-01/flex-your-
South Carolina Senate postpones vote on ethics compromise

...more," said House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister, R-Greenville. "We all wanted independent investigations of public officials, but there is absolutely no sense in sacrificing all of these reforms at the altar of the investigation."Bannister...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-05/south-carolina-senate-postpon
Georgia American Legion backs calls for VA resignations

...the organization, one of the nation's oldest and most influential veteran advocacy groups, has sought to oust a public official since 1978. Shinseki, 71, is a retired Army four-star general who has served since 2009.The American Legion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-09/georgia-american-legion-back