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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
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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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
1936: A look at the 20th Century

...Allen Jr. was mayor of Augusta. It was the time of Cracker Party politics in Augusta, sports heroes in the making...326,000 copies had been ordered. On Aug. 17, the Cracker Party endorsed W.K. "Billy" Barrett, a youthful Richmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/15/met_261421.shtml
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Bridge could be named for former mayor Hamilton

...proposal goes through city commission.Hamilton, mayor of Augusta from 1952-1958, had a big hand in weakening the Cracker Party, once a driving force in city politics, Grantham said.Born in 1920, Hamilton ran for city council as an Independent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-05-28/bridge-could-be-named-former-
Metro
Roy V. Harris

...Representatives -- until 1946 when he was defeated by Chronicle owner William Morris. His Augusta power base was through the Cracker Party and, later, his Democratic "South Augusta mafia" political machine. In the 1930s he was known as the architect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/01/op_277068.shtml
Opinion columns
William Morris

...1955.) Under his leadership the paper was courageous in exposing, and editorializing against the corrupt hold the Cracker Party had on Augusta. In 1946, he leaped into politics and, in a hard-fought campaign, was elected to the Georgia House...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/01/op_277076.shtml
Opinion columns
Bob Young recruits industry to area; McIntyre's health a concern

...to vote. This vote will greatly affect our future. Sixty years ago, a group of concerned citizens ran the corrupt Cracker Party out of power. This laid the groundwork for Augusta's industrial boom and the Miracle Mile Development. Augusta's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/24/let_360462.shtml
Letters
Clifford Baldowski

...Chronicle editorial page on a part-time basis. But they were unsigned because he feared reprisals from the ruling Cracker Party. The Crackers presided over a reign of corruption in local government, and were later ousted by a reform Independent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/01/edi_271039.shtml
Editorials
Fire chief's discrepancies split the city

...the outlandish abuses of city government run by the Cracker Party in the 1930s and '40s. When he became fire chief in...Street. For the next two decades, John Kennedy and the Cracker Party wielded pervasive political power. A big man, Kennedy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/14/kir_348504.shtml
Bill Kirby