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February jobless rate down for Augusta metro area

...the state reported. Most of the job gains were for professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, state government, education and health services.Among metro areas, Gainesville had the lowest area jobless rate at 5.1 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-26/february-jobless-rate-down
School boards fear Deal legislation will lead to state takeover

...But this is just the same thing, just with the state government."Columbia County Associate Superintendent Jeff...instead of promoting a system that could extend state government control."The best system was one where the state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-23/school-boards-fear-deal-legisla
Georgia House Speaker Ralston hopes for quick vote on medical marijuana bill

...hasn't made up his mind about the bill from state Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus.McKoon's bill would forbid state government from infringing on religious beliefs unless the government can prove it has a compelling interest. It doesn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-23/georgia-house-speaker-ralston
Why keep feeding the hatred?

...New York.The protesters found a sympathetic and vocal supporter in the Obama administration and in the Missouri state government, as well as Ferguson-area law enforcement agencies. They have seen concerned, understanding and even supportive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-14/why-keep-feeding-hatr
February jobless rate down for Augusta metro area

...the state reported. Most of the job gains were for professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, state government, education and health services.Among metro areas, Gainesville had the lowest area jobless rate at 5.1 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-12/february-jobless-rate-down
Georgia Senate backs religious freedom bill critics say gives cover for LGBT discrimination

...could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people.The Georgia bill would forbid state government from infringing on a person's religious beliefs unless the government can prove it has a compelling interest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-05/georgia-senate-backs-rel
Rants & Raves

...the pre-politician names! FOLKS, LET'S BE realistic about private probation and private prisons. Local and state governments pay more for these types of services than if they ran them themselves. Low wages. Political connections running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-06/rants-raves
Fools like us

...it was an insult to the American people and their state governments, which, he supposed, wouldn't stand for the kind...schemes of usurpation will be easily defeated by the state governments, who will be supported by the people."Again...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-19/fools-us
Winter storm slams parts of the South, dropping snow, sleet; Northeast freezes in bitter cold

...as was expected with the 2015 version.North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday shut down all non-mandatory state government operations in Wake County in the early afternoon before any precipitation had fallen. He also declared a state of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-16/winter-storm-slams-parts-south-drop
Senator plans bill to raise $800 million a year for SC roads

...Haley would be flexible, saying she could be remembered like former Gov. Carroll Campbell was for restructuring state government or former Gov. Dick Riley for improving education."I think this governor would be great if she went down as the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-03/senator-plans-bill-raise-800-