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Augusta Canal | The Augusta Chronicle

...the Augusta Factory were the first of many factories that would eventually line the canal. In 1989, the Georgia State Legislature created the Augusta Canal Authority, the body that has jurisdiction over the canal today. In 1993, the authority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/places/augusta-canal
Georgians passing GED test

...for lack of trying at Athens Technical College and other colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia. The state Legislature cut funding for adult literacy (which includes the GED and other programs) by nearly 20 percent between 2009 and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-15/georgians-passing-ged-tes
Sweepstakes operators plead guilty to federal charges

...in the Legislature. Sweepstakes operators launched a lobbying campaign seeking to spur the Republican-dominated state legislature to legalize the games. The North Carolina Board of Elections and the State Bureau of Investigation are investigating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-06/sweepstakes-operators-
Columbia County officials target infrastructure growth

...the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce announcing five-star accreditation Tuesday, Republican lawmakers in the state Legislature said they plan to work with community leaders to improve highway infrastructure, expand broadband coverage and reform...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-18/columbia-county-officials-ta
Ex-Gov. Carl Sanders dies

...period of time," said William S. Morris III, the publisher of The Augusta Chronicle. "He served superbly in the state Legislature. He then ran for governor and did an outstanding job. During his entire political career, he never forgot Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-17/ex-gov-carl-sanders-dies
South Carolina Supreme Court rules in school districts' favor

...called the ruling long overdue but praised the Supreme Court's decision."Now the urgent question is what the state Legislature will do in response. Will they also be willing to do the right thing and find the financial resources to implement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-12/south-carolina-supreme-court-
Taxing their energy

...burdensome taxes on manufacturers will make it more difficult for companies to compete, expand and stay here.The state legislature voted to drop the tax statewide in 2012, and for good reason: As states compete for businesses and jobs, you put...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-05/taxing-their-energy
Reporters show determination

...reporting more than five years ago on this issue that first brought it to your attention, which eventually led to the state Legislature's taking it up earlier this year.We keep an eye on the topics that are important, day in and day out, year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-19/reporters-show-determination
Sales tax holidays to open August in Georgia, South Carolina

...back-to-school sales-tax holiday will be Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.The tax-free days, approved by the state Legislature, cover items such as clothing accessories hats, scarves, hosiery, handbags, footwear, and school supplies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-14/sales-tax-holidays-ahead-georgia-so
Hawaii at center of battle over aquarium fish

...president of Sea Shepherd's board, lobbied the state Legislature for years to ban aquarium fish collecting but the...collecting rules date to the late 1990s, when the state Legislature, responding to concerns about declining fish stocks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-29/hawaii-center-battle-over-aquarium-