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...mention his not being able to plan a stop where gas is cheap before he has no choice.IF YOU'RE STOPPED BY a black or white sheriff's deputy or unmarked cruiser in Richmond County and it was not related to a traffic violation, please report your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-09/rants-raves-0
Top Story: Desegregation order lifted after 40 years

...June. "The trust isn't there. Both sides see everything in white and black. A white judge, a black judge. A white sheriff, a black sheriff. It's like living in the '60s. So I don't think either side is ready to be without it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-12-21/top-story-desegregation-o
Hit and run

There is disagreement in some quarters over precisely what happened when a white sheriff's deputy struck an already prone and straddled black Augusta teen Aug. 3.But there can be little doubt that it was a severe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-08-15/hit-and-run
Grady Smith's 'yes' vote on sheriff, solicitor raises upsets some

...but "salary adjustments," Roundtree's master's degree from Troy Univer sity and such.If there were a new white sheriff with the morals of an alley cat, a disregard for the integrity of investigative files and the possible loss of government-owned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2013-02-23/grady-smiths-ye
Fate of 1972 desegregation order for Richmond County schools to be decided

...said. "The trust isn't there. Both sides see everything in white and black. A white judge, a black judge. A white sheriff, a black sheriff. It's like living in the '60s. So I don't think either side is ready to be without it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-06-09/fate-1972-desegregation-o
100 years ago SC sheriff stared down 1,000-man mob to save black inmate

...Michael Smith's father was former Spartanburg County Sheriff Larry Smith, and his great-granddad was Augustus White, Sheriff White's brother.Like the legend of Sheriff White, a career in public service and law enforcement also was passed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-08-17/100-years-ago-sc-sheri
Slain officer's Klan connections come under debate

...Advancement of Colored People investigator named Walter White, Sheriff Robinson was identified as the ringleader of the vigilante...lynching and other Klan activity. The killing of a white sheriff by a black family presented an outrageous challenge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/12/met_372386.shtml
Metro
Pressing the repeat button

...were treated like the enemy - Walker's belligerence became the festival's trademark. At one point, he called white sheriff's officers "crackers." And, like this year, a promoter backed out when faced with chaos. Again this year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/20/edi_125376.shtml
Editorials
Sanders says friends have disappeared

...said. "I have a job. And my claim to fame is that I'm still a part of that historic moment.""I'm the first white sheriff's candidate that got beat by the first black sheriff in Richmond County," he said.Sanders said that with Roundtree...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2012-11-10/sanders-says-fr
Character, not color

...not with the help of a Chronicle endorsement. In 1983, the district attorney and the newspaper discovered that this white sheriff was engaged in obstruction of justice. The issue: payoffs for ticket-fixing. In 1983-1984, the editorial page...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/01/edi_297638.shtml
Editorials