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They Way We Were: 1970

...fell when city native Carl Sanders, the former Georgia governor, lost a re-election bid to a smiling south Georgia state senator named Jimmy Carter."My biggest asset is I'm not a politician," Carter told an Augusta campaign crowd.That...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-24/they-way-we-were-1970
Ramblin' Rhodes: Former senator's love of music will be remembered

Former state senator Joey Brush Jr., who died from a motorcycle accident on May 7, loved music so much that in 2002 he made a nine-song cassette...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-05-19/ramblin-rhodes-former
Senate Republicans offer another plan to fix SC roads

...parties can accept with just four weeks to go in the Legislature's session. "This issue is larger than any one state senator, House member or even the governor," the Republican from Gaffney said.And Haley and House leaders didn't have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-07/senate-republicans-offer
Concealed carry bills could open reciprocity between Georgia and South Carolina

...in return, recognize South Carolina-issued permits, he said.Hixon said he's been in contact with several state senators on both sides of the aisle who have responded favorably to his bill, which he believes to have a better chance of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-01/concealed-carry-bills-co
Con job at law firm to end criminal career

...police officer.Later that year, at an open house at his paralegal business ? attended by at least one judge and a state senator, according to an AP report ?Owen bragged that he was grossing $65,000.On Jan. 2, 1986, the Indiana Supreme...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-18/con-job-law-firm-end-c
Gas tax change would hit out-of-state drivers, House speaker says

...transportation plan Thursday that also warned of the impact on social services in the rest of the state budget."Georgia's state senators could inflict more than twice the pain contemplated by their House counterparts if they move forward with plans to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-20/gas-tax-change-would-hit
Right intent, wrong bill

...Scripture quotations.And we're not the only conservatives concerned about this legislation.David Ralston, a former state senator and now speaker of the House, told Georgia Public Broadcasting said he already feels "absolutely protected" by existing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-20/right-intent-wrong-bi
State legislators won't push bill giving mayor more power this session

...from Davis on the issue if it stands a chance in the General Assembly ? next year or later."When (Davis) was a state senator, he didn't make any efforts to do anything," Barbee said. "Now it's paramount, as far as he's concerned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-28/state-legislators-wont-p
Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

...don't have any knowledge of this," said Chris Steinbach, chief of staff for then-Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, now a state senator.In Wyoming, which raised speeds on some rural highways to 80 mph last July, "it doesn't look like necessarily...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-31/big-rigs-often-go-faster-t
Rants & Raves

...same time. Only with Obama in office could such nitwit-ery exist. CAN WE ASSUME, based on the title of former state senator and convicted felon Charles Walker's book, that it is a work of satire? THE STATE AND federal government want to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-15/rants-raves