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Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews to allow women members

...allowed to vote by proxy at the annual business meeting.It was hailed as an important step by golf organizations, public officials, sponsors and even a prominent golfer."I am thrilled the R&A has voted overwhelmingly to allow female members...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-09-18/royal-ancient-golf-club-st-a
Overtime

...informed FIFA's 209 member federations and the election supervisor, Domenico Scala, of his decision.? A former public official in the Mexican city where Ronaldinho has signed to play has called the Brazilian star "a monkey."The comment by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-09-15/overtime
Augusta Mayor-elect Hardie Davis says he plans to 'raise the bar' for government

...bar will be raised, the bar will be raised in terms of how we conduct ourselves publicly as well as privately as public officials.From Day 1 we have to set a standard in terms of mutual respect and admiration, of how we handle city employees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-27/augusta-mayor-elect-hard
Too much information

Public officials owe it to their constituencies to be candid about their private lives ? to a point.U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-18/too-much-information
'A naked abuse of power'

...power to veto her funding.There's no question his admittedly bold act was an attempt to persuade the disgraced public official to do what she should have done after completing her 45-day jail sentence. She should have resigned.He overestimated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-22/naked-abuse-power
Spend our money wisely

...them." So says the Georgia Constitution, which public officials swear to uphold.We haven't seen convincing evidence...consult the state constitution about their duties as a public official.A "trustee" is someone who has a fiduciary responsibility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-24/spend-our-money-wisel
Nathan Deal accepts Joe Jackson's resignation from Augusta Commission

...County Probate Judge Harry James III in approving Jackson's resignation letter, which is required of all resigning public officials under Georgia law.Johnson said Thursday that the commission will "more than likely" nominate Ben Hasan, who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-22/nathan-deal-accepts-joe-
'Squid pro quo?'

...apology as well. This is not simply a matter between two private individuals. This was a back-room machination by a public official ? the top elected official in Augusta, no less ? that is tantamount to vote-buying. Some people would even call...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-07/squid-pro-quo
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