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Rants & Raves

...FINE residents of the state of South Carolina should put the politicians on notice that any state representative or state senator who votes to take the Confederate flag down is getting a pink slip come November. No votes for turncoats! DON'T...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-07/rants-raves
South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

...13 hours of contentious debate, and just weeks after the fatal shootings of nine black church members, including a state senator, at a Bible study in Charleston. The House approved the Senate bill by a two-thirds margin, and the bill now goes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-09/south-carolina-house-approves-bill-
Suspect in Charleston killings indicted on three new charges of attempted murder,

...S. senators called for the flag's removal. The massacre made taking down the flag the new go-to position.State senators gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would remove the flag. That sends the proposal to the House, where it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-07/suspect-charleston-killings-indicte
Charleston church reopens four days after its mass shootings to prayers, praise

...killed ins the massacre. A black sheet was draped over Pinckney's usual chair, which sat empty.Pinckney was also a state senator and married father of two children. Goff acknowledged Father's Day and said: "The only way evil can triumph is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-21/charleston-church-reopens-four-days
At Augusta's Bethel AME Church, its links to Charleston's stricken Emanuel AME Church were noted

...Augusta's Bethel AME Church, but one was at the forefront: the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.Pinckney, a South Caro lina state senator, was one of nine people shot to death Wednesday night during a Bible study at the church he pastors, Emanuel AME...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-21/augustas-bethel-ame-church-it
Actions stem from hate

...prestigious church; was working on a doctorate; was a husband and father of two young daughters; and was also the youngest state senator in South Carolina history. The Rev. Pinckney was the epitome of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Dream...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-22/actions-stem-hate
NRA board member blames Charleston pastor's concealed weapons opposition for church shooting

...Charleston church shooting on one of the victims, saying the slain pastor had opposed concealed carry legislation as a state senator that could have saved him and his fellow worshippers.In an interview Friday with The Associated Press, Charles Cotton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-19/nra-board-member-blames-charleston-
Augusta churches issue call for prayer

...said the Bethel congregation particularly shares in Emmanuel's grief because the Charleston church's pastor and state senator, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was married at Bethel in 1999. His wife, Jennifer, has family members who are members...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-06-18/augusta-churches-issue-c
Charleston shooting suspect appears on 9 murder counts

...April, prompting a three-year ban from the mall.The victims of the church shooting included Clementa Pinckney, a state senator who doubled as the church's lead pastor, and eight others who each played multiple roles in their communities and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-19/charleston-shooting-suspect-
Hate and healing

...shooting six women and three men dead, including the pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who also was a South Carolina state senator.The shooter's depravity is nauseating. By choosing a church ? a place considered safe sanctuary ? he knew his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-18/hate-and-healing