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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
Fight for religious liberty is changing

...conservative leaders of major religious groups, especially when equal rights for gays and lesbians are at stake. In many state legislatures, bills on recognizing same-sex marriage have been held up over disagreements about the scope of the religious...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-08-15/fight-religious-liberty-
Abandoning beliefs dooms America

...The House of Representatives was popularly elected and served two-year terms. The Senate was elected by the state legislatures for six-year terms, and gave individual states a restraint on the House and the president. Congress created...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-03/abandoning-beliefs-dooms
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
Georgia teachers not rushing for guns, despite new law

...least nine states passed bills in 2013 authorizing armed school personnel, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Other states had similar programs in place before that shooting. In 2014, at least 14 more states including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-06-27/georgia-teachers-not-rush
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
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-
Georgia school districts, pulled into debate on guns, resist arming teachers despite new law

...least nine states passed bills in 2013 authorizing armed school personnel, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Other states had similar programs in place before that shooting. In 2014, at least 14 more states including Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-27/georgia-school-districts-pulled-deb
Reid opposes Obama's court pick for Georgia bench

...have from my ability to be an impartial decision-maker," he said.Democrats also are upset that while in the state Legislature, Boggs supported a proposed amendment to the state constitution to ban same-sex marriages. He told the committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-15/reid-opposes-obamas-court-pic