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Biden testing political waters in Florida

...secretary of state."There's a malaise inside the race right now with Clinton," said Tony Bisagnano, an Iowa state senator who backed Biden's campaign in 2008 and wants him to run again. "People I know who are supporting her are not necessarily...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-09-02/biden-testing-political-wa
20 years later, Augusta-Richmond County consolidation still gets mixed reviews

...is not flawed.A mayor without designated authority can't effect change, said Don Cheeks, a former Republican state senator who represented much of south and western Rich mond County.Currently, the mayor can vote only when there's a tie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-13/20-years-later-augusta-r
SC senator seeks gun control curbs

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The South Carolina state senator who represents the district that includes Charleston's Emanuel AME Church is proposing tougher state gun controls in the aftermath...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-17/sc-senator-seeks-gun-control
Relationship repair: Keep dialogue open between police, community

...together. Not doing so would represent an egregious error by any and all of us. (The writer ? a former Georgia state senator representing Augusta's District 22 ? is U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, based in Savannah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-09-19/relationship-rep
Republican candidate Rick Perry invokes Alamo in Aiken appearance

...me,' not 'tell me' election," Perry said. "We will have had eight years of a young, inexperienced United States senator who could give a speech. But his philosophy, his lack of experience and his inability to connect the dots is costing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-08-28/republican-can
Kevin Frank De L'Aigle - Timothy John Farrell

...George Walton, the signer of the Declaration of Independence who became governor of Georgia and, later, a United States senator. He is also a descendant of Nicolas de l'Aigle, an eighteenth-century migr who fled the French Revolution...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=CE000176078463
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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-