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Harrell Tiller, longtime political figure, dies

...meetings included lawyer and Cracker Party politician Roy V. Harris, Bernard Miles, George Nicholson, longtime state legislator Mike Padgett, Bo Hunter, Jesse Carroll and former Sheriff Charlie Webster."I called him Uncle," said Ernie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-22/harrell-tiller-longtime-poli
We don't need permission

...accountability through increased recording of officers while on duty.But in Illinois, you'd be thinking wrong.State legislators there recently did a full 180 on police accountability and transparency by passing a law whose sole intent appears...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-16/we-dont-need-permissi
Georgians passing GED test

...average. But that's not nearly high enough, Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson told state legislators last week at the University of Georgia's Biennial Institute for Legislators. "We'll have about 15,000 to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-15/georgians-passing-ged-tes
Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

...in 2014 because of greater sales of electric vehicles; the credit was nearly repealed earlier this year, and a state legislator has it in his sights again for 2015.)Leaf buyers tend to be enthusiastic about the cost, the quiet and the total...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-07/electric-cars-gain-toehold
Savannah port expansion bringing jobs, challenges

...The state money has allowed work to begin while awaiting the federal share.Still, McCurry was still lobbying the state legislators."There's always outreach for us," he said. "There are new legislators and some not-so-new legislators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-09/savannah-port-expansion-br
A fresh look

...you'll likely never forget him.In a series of videos produced by his FreeAtLast PAC, the black Republican state legislator urges African-Americans to so something many conservatives have long urged them to do: seriously rethink their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-29/fresh-look
Richmond County Board of Education, Georgia politicians discuss education during breakfast

Richmond County school board members voiced concerns about budget cuts and charter school changes to state legislators Thursday, hoping the one-on-one session could help them influence those developing next year's education policies.District...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-13/richmond-county-board-edu
Make 'One New Augusta'

...legislation composed and recomposed so they will be ready when the legislative session opens in January.I am sure our state legislators will be very busy having meetings for the next few weeks and preparing to represent us well and vote our interests...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-28/make-one-new-augusta
A bombshell ruling

...state's high court has ruled private firms are allowed to supervise misdemeanor probationers. Now it's up to state legislators to make sure those companies are treating people judiciously.As we've seen, it's in the companies' best interest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-28/bombshell-ruling
Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan becomes Georgia issue

...for Georgia, and there is significant opportunity to expand energy-efficiency resources."At the same time, state legislators are expected to introduce bills recommended by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-02/environmental-protection-agen