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SC bill would change magistrate selection

COLUMBIA - An effort to strip South Carolina's state senators of their power to choose county magistrates is drawing...circuit where the magistrate will serve. Currently state senators, in effect, decide who serves as magistrates for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-19/sc-bill-would-change-m
Commission seeks delegation help in Atlanta

...of four discussed Thursday at a meeting of Augusta legislators, commissioners and new Mayor Hardie Davis, a former state senator."Our state folks are our partners, where government is concerned," said Davis, who made restoring relations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-08/commission-seeks-delegat
Georgia's new faces in Congress should brace for many challenges

...owner of a pharmacy, is the only one who has elected political experience, serving in the part-time position of state senator. Rick Allen owns his own construction firm; Jody Hice is a pastor and talk-radio host; and David Perdue is a former...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-03/georgias-new-fac
Proposal would boost hourly wages in South Carolina

...centers in rural Jasper County.Not everyone has a college degree and a white-collar desk job, said Pinckney, a state senator from Jasper, but they still need to save for the future, feel secure, and send children to school.That's one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-12/proposal-would-boost-hourl
City Ink: Politicians stuffed with favors at potluck

...forgets what Davis said about charter schools while state senator when he starts checking his gubernatorial list on...surrounding your vote on the charter school bill as state senator, do you think the governor will ever forgive you...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-12-13/city-ink-politi
Thurmond son recording dad's history

...recollections of his late father because he doesn't think the full story of his famous dad is being told.Paul Thurmond, a state senator himself, said he gets frustrated that many people only know his father for his segregationist views early in his political...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-30/thurmond-son-recording-dads-
Former Gov. Carl Sanders dies

...Georgia governor, has died, Gov. Nathan Deal announced today.Sanders, a successful Atlanta lawyer and former state senator, served from 1963 to 1967, then ran again four years later but was upset by Jimmy Carter.Sanders was long considered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-17/former-gov-carl-sanders-dies
A true hometown hero

...the General Assembly helped win approval for his initiatives. Former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller ? then a state senator who had served with Sanders ? said the Augustan "was the last governor to so totally dominate the Legislature."Possibly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-17/true-hometown-hero
Georgia races

...two sonsEMPLOYMENT: AttorneyPOLITICAL EXPERIENCE: State senator, District 42, 2010-2014CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES: Invest...childrenEMPLOYMENT: BusinessmanPOLITICAL EXPERIENCE: State senator 1994-2006, lieutenant governor 2007-presentCAMPAIGN...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-02/georgia-races
Deal rallies hometown supporters with Christie while Carter swings through south Georgia

...family before Tuesday's election.Carter's campaign said the candidate's south Georgia swing demonstrates the state senator's commitment to representing the entire state if he's elected. Carter spokesman Bryan Thomas said Georgians don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-11