Tag Archives: Tommy Benton

Lawmaker fights a war he cannot win

Rep. Tommy Benton, who refuses to admit that the Civil War was fought over the issue of slavery, pays the price for his views . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Civil War , slavery , Tommy Benton

Benton loses committee slots over Civil War mailout

Rep. Tommy Benton, who has a history of making controversial remarks about the Civil War, loses two committee positions . . .

Tags: Civil War , David Ralston , Tommy Benton

Political Notes — Benton defends his latest call for Southern heritage

Rep. Tommy Benton defends his call for a Confederate History Month, but won’t answer questions about slavery’s role in that history . . .

Tags: Bobby Baker , Carroll County election , Confederate Memorial Day , Tommy Benton

Political Notes – Benton is bashed over Klan comments, withdraws bills

Rep. Tommy Benton is criticized by legislators for making his controversial remarks last week about the Klan and the Civil War . . .

Tags: Darshun Kendrick , Don Parsons , Josh McKoon , Ku Klux Klan , Ryan Gravel , Tommy Benton , victims' rights , Virgil Fludd

Lawmakers keep fighting the Civil War

The Civil War will never stop being fought, even though the South surrendered more than 150 years ago . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Civil War , Tommy Benton , Vincent Fort

Political Notes – Rep. Benton’s not going anywhere

Rep. Tommy Benton and Sen. Vincent Fort are re-fighting the Civil War all over again . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , casinos , Civil War , Confederacy , horse racing , Jim Pace , Larry O\'Neal , Oregon miliita , Tommy Benton , Vincent Fort

Deal’s school takeover measures clear House committee

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal for a state takeover of low-performing schools passes out of the House Education Committee . . .

Tags: Christian Coomer , Mike Glanton , Nathan Deal , school takeover , Tommy Benton

House panel votes out latest version of transportation bill

The House Transportation Committee approves the latest version of the highway funding bill; next step is a vote on the House floor . . .

Tags: highway construction , Jay Roberts , Jon Burns , Keisha Waites , Tommy Benton , transportation tax

State will transfer and rename the aging services division

Georgia’s Division of Aging Services will be transferred from DHS to the Department of Community Health . . .

Tags: DCH , DHS , Division of Aging Services , Jesse Petrea , Terry England , Tommy Benton