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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
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
Georgia schools still in funding squeeze

...sufficient funding to meet schools' needs is more important than ever before.She said that change must come from the state Legislature and would not necessarily mean raising income taxes. She said finding additional revenue streams, like closing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-09-08/georgia-schools-still-fun
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-
North Augusta retailers monopolize on firework sales

...personal use and can't be sold to the public. A movement to legalize the consumer sale of fireworks made waves in the state legislature last year, but stalled before reaching voters.The two pieces of Senate legislation would have given local municipalities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-28/north-augus
'Microbeads' show up in environment

...consumption. But instead of resisting, leading companies quickly collaborated on a ban that was enacted by the state legislature this spring. And with similar measures now pending in at least three other large states, the extinction of microbeads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-18/microbeads-show-environmen
Mason yes, SPLOST no

...this critical juncture, the city does not need "nice." It needs a leader. Hardie Davis has experience in the state Legislature, but it has been an unremarkable tenure to say the least. Augusta does not need "unremarkable" in the mayor's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-05-18/mason-yes-splost-no
Augusta files motion to dismiss suit meant to move May 20 elections

...mail ? and the lack of irreparable harm to the defendants.The date change, sought by the Republican-majority state legislature, had been previously rejected by the U.S. Department of Justice during the preclearance process required under...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-30/augusta-files-
Savannah gay couples seek marriage licenses

...them on social media with the hashtag #MayDayGaEquality. They hope the movement will catch the attention of the state Legislature to overturn the ban on gay marriage in Georgia.Pastor Candace Hardnett and evangelist Erika Majors, from Agape...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-02/savannah-gay-couples-seek-ma