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Top stories of 2014: SPLOST 7 fails at polls

...because commission, (and other) elected officials would be on the ballot, and give time for public meetings," he said.State laws now prohibit calling a special election just for a SPLOST, and require governments to wait a year after a SPLOST...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-29/top-stories-2014-splost-
South Carolina judge sides with 'robo-calls'

...dismissed, Cahaly filed a lawsuit claiming that his constitutional right to free speech had been violated.Childs said state law unfairly singles out political speech, noting the state attorney general previously had interpreted the law to allow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-24/sc-judge-sides-robo-calls
Man bilked in Masters ticket deal

...Road, leading to his arrest. The circumstances surrounding King's arrest weren't immediately available, Gay said.State law requires buyers and sellers to maintain a buffer zone of 2,700 feet of Augusta National Golf Club in order to complete...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-11/man-bilked-masters-tic
Judge denies Vidalia onion rules

...The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Fulton County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright ruled last week. She said state law gives Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black authority over packaging rules but does not allow him to decide when the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-24/judge-denies-vidalia-onion
Attorney General Wilson correcting campaign filings back to 2010 after questions

...same cycle. One of the $3,500 donations from Hall & Bowers should have been applied to Wilson's 2010 debt, he said.State law allows a donor to apply a contribution to a candidate's debt from a previous election cycle, as long as the debt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-17/attorney-general-wilson-
Judge tosses case against SC House speaker

...made regarding ethics allegations against Gov. Nikki Haley, a former House member.In Monday's ruling, Manning said state law requires the ethics panel to be the first to consider such a case and that it was improper to take the issue to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-12/judge-tosses-case-against-sc-
Rep. Mitchell fined $16,000, ordered to repay $7,400

...realized that there are obviously differences of opinion and different understanding levels of what's allowed," he said.State law allows Mitchell to pay fines from his campaign account. But, as of March 31, he had just $823 in that account...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-05-22/rep-mitchell-fined-16000-ordered-re
Audit: Kay Allen withheld money from county, other agencies

...in checking account interest from three accounts had not been returned to the proper taxing authorities, auditors said.State law states that tax commissioners are required each week to turn over "county taxes including, but not limited to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-18/audit-kay-allen-withheld
Tattoos are mainstream 10 years after South Carolina lifts ban

...knock-off needles and inks sold freely at mall kiosks and stores around the state, licensed artists complain.DHEC said state law does not prohibit these sales, and the agency has no regulatory authority over this merchandise. As for "scratchers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-01/tattoos-are-mainstream-10-yea
Georgia town's council votes to requires gun ownership

...laughingstock. Selectmen of another Maine town, Sabbatus, threw out a similar measure. The state's attorney general said state law prevents municipalities from passing their own firearms laws anyway.? Lawmakers in about two dozen states have considered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-04-01/georgia-towns-council-votes-require