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Reminiscent of the 'Raid'

...Effingham's Raid. It is a thinly veiled, light-hearted tale of the corrupt Cracker Party that ruled Augusta and Richmond County for decades.The Cracker Party finally was voted out of office in 1946. Much of the credit for revealing the corruption...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-11-26/reminiscent-raid
Richmond County Sheriff's Office's funeral escort fee likely a remnant of old Augusta politics

...his family being on the "wrong side of the fence" in old Augusta politics.Though its power had diminished, the Cracker Party still held sway in much of Richmond County in the 1950s, and his father was a vocal opponent, which had political...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-06-09/richmond-county-sheriffs
Former Richmond County Sheriff Charles Webster dies

...kingmakers who wielded power in Richmond County for decades. The group included founder Roy V. Harris, a lawyer and Cracker Party politician, and others, such as state legislators Bernard Miles and Mike Padgett and former Richmond County Attorney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-11-10/former-richmond-county
Former commissioner likes life across river

...North Augusta and says he has found a level of support from local government he never saw in Augusta.In Augusta, old Cracker Party politics continues to prevail, he said, with southside leadership in particular tending to hold back progress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-10-09/former-commissioner-like
Name library for local literary figure

...and a 1946 major motion picture. Effingham's Raid is a slightly veiled story of the political shenanigans of the Cracker Party in Augusta. The follow-up novel, The Lightwood Tree , also dealt with the same theme. I had the privilege of working...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/04/let_543139.shtml
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80-year-old stays busy with politics, fun, food

...restless" businessmen who were seeking to make a change in the local political landscape, which was then controlled by "Cracker Party" Democrats. What he and contemporaries including Roy Simkins, Chess Howard and Frank Troutman did in the early 1960s...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2008-01-14/80-year-old-
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Newspapers helped end long rule of corrupt Cracker Party

The Cracker Party, renowned for its tenacity and reviled...County Historical Society ."The Augusta Cracker Party had its roots in the American Protestant...Evans was arrested after criticizing the Cracker Party during a high school football game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/225/2010-08-29/newspapers-helped-end-long-rule-corr
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Local women were part of fight for vote

...such as the poll tax in the South for many years after the 19th Amendment passed.In Augusta, a group known as the Cracker Party controlled politics for years, in part by blocking access to the polls. Interviewed for the documentary Augusta Remembers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-08-18/local-women-were-part-fight-v
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Results force 'Chronicle' to examine itself

...the newspaper, taking on the staunchly conservative "Cracker Party" that had its headquarters in Augusta in the process. "My father stood up to (Cracker Party leader) Roy Harris so often they actually had a fistfight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/09/met_415045.shtml
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BACK IN TIME DEC. 13, 1942 Because of the war, it is possible for political opponents of the Cracker Party to wrest control of Augusta City Council within months. Frank X. May, 3rd Ward councilman, resigned last Monday to enter the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/13/met_391136.shtml
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