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Depression-era colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame

...dilapidated, was one of those. ..."My family was saved by the WPA," she wrote.The Dyess Colony, named for a state government administrator, covered 16,000 acres reclaimed from a swamp and carved into 20- or 40-acre homesteads.The government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-08-18/depression-colony-cashing-johnny-ca
Should your on-line account die when you do?

...email account, in most states you wouldn't get it." The Uniform Law Commission, whose members are appointed by state governments to help standardize state laws, on Wednesday endorsed the plan for "digital assets." It would give loved ones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-17/should-your-line-account-die
Crisis goes unanswered

...crisis, the president would address the nation, define the crisis and how to deal with the crisis. The people, state governments and the press would be mobilized to help with the plan.President Obama's reaction to the crisis on our southern...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-05/crisis-goes-unanswered
Augusta metro loses 2,000 jobs in June

Shedding of hospitality and state government jobs in June resulted in a net decline of 2,000 jobs for...leisure and hospitality jobs dropped 1,500 in June and state government by 700. There were also slight decreases in construction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-17/augusta-metro-loses-2000-j
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers: WHY DOESN'T THE United States government not send the money we send yearly to Mexico and keep that to take care of all their illegal aliens coming across our border? If...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-25/rants-raves
Tax-free weekend is same for first time

...pleasant back-to-school shopping season with the heaviest shopping days before school starts, not after. Bravo, state government, for finally figuring this out. NEW OWNER: Word came through e-mail that Adams Development Co. LLC bought the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-07-25/tax-free-we
Georgia laws on guns, Medicaid expansion set for Tuesday

...federal health care law, something the governor has already said he doesn't want to do. The legislation forbids state government from changing the income eligibility rules and thereby enabling more people to join the program without legislative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-28/georgia-laws-guns-medica
Transfers of disabled out of state-run hospitals into community homes still a problem

...conditions and care in psychiatric hospitals. Jones also referred to a report done by Georgia State University for the state government. That report, dated December 2013, found that many residences were not clean, had safety issues or didn't have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-24/transfers-disabled-still-pro
Georgia No. 2 in college tuition hikes

...the biggest cuts was New Hampshire, which reduced educational appropriations by about 50 percent. Only a dozen state governments pay a lower percentage of the cost of higher education than Georgia's 40 percent as of 2013, according to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-06-19/georgia-no-2-college-tuit
Advocates want ethics chief out

...want a situation where you have any agency within state government where someone cannot be fired for legitimate reasons...taxpayers by exposing waste, fraud and abuse in our state government. The only reason you would want to crack down on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-18/advocates-want-ga-ethics-chi