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'Killer bees' blamed for south Georgia man's death

...old wooden porch post where the bees had built a giant hive. The insects swarmed him.Georgia Agriculture Commission Tommy Irvin said Thursday that tests showed the insects were a hybrid of African and European honeybees, sometimes called "killer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-10-22/killer-bees-blamed-south-geo
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Georgia Department of Agriculture slow to verify status of workers

...spokesman for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.The requirement took effect while Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, a Democrat, was in office. He was succeeded in 2011 by Gary Black, a Republican. Black's office was warned of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-04/georgia-department-agricultur
Irvin has seen harvest of change in 4 decades

ATLANTA --- For more than a half-century, Tommy Irvin's name has been on the ballot, but not this year.The commissioner of agriculture is finally winding down his career, one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2010-11
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Ex-Ag commissioner Irvin in hospital

Former state Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is in intensive care at Habersham Medical Center recovering from injuries suffered in a car accident last week."We're continuing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-03-23/ex-ag-commissioner-irvin-hos
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Across the area

...of the state's largest labor union, the AFL-CIO.After a meeting Tuesday with retiring Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, the former state senator said his campaign is focused on gaining personal endorsements from key community leaders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-06-16/across-area
Agriculture commissioner race has new faces this time

...homeland security as it relates to food safety, that the job is written into the state constitution.The same man, Tommy Irvin, has held the job for 41 years. That means whoever wins in November will likely reshape the Department of Agriculture...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2010-09-25/agriculture-co
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Democrat Irvin shows up at GOP event

ATLANTA - Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is a Democrat and remained a loyal party man as the state tilted Republican. So it surprised some Democrats when Irvin attended...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2010-10
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Rules for food tests tightened

...authority to require this type of reporting. And it gives us the power to seek more testing," Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin said. "This is increasing our authority and that's a major change." The food safety changes moved rapidly through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/02/met_522491.shtml
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Officials defend plant inspectors

...show their products are tainted. That proposal is awaiting Gov. Sonny Perdue's signature. Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin said such legislation would have "been impossible to pass" before the outbreak. "When the governor signs this bill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/25/met_515826.shtml
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Sales of specialty tags steady despite economy

...lovers throughout Georgia to help us with this important program," Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin said in a news release. So far, specialty tag sales have stayed steady, said Charles Wiley, a spokesman for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/09/met_510787.shtml
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