Around the South for Aug. 18: GA, TN & SC

Georgia: Bond leaves rich legacy. From his college-era activism against segregation and the Vietnam War, followed by ten years in the Georgia House of Representatives and another 11 years in the state Senate, then leadership in a number of civil rights organizations, including ten years as chairman of the NAACP’s board, Julian Bond was a major figure in the movements that brought about a social revolution in this country. “Julian Bond helped change this country for the better,” said President Obama. “And what better way to be remembered than that.” ……. Tennessee: Hard-righter wins state house primary. In the Republican Primary for a state House vacancy in Knoxville, small businessman Jason Zachary, 38, who opposed Gov. Bill Haslam’s (R) healthcare program and a hike in gasoline taxes, defeated school board member Karen Carson, 57, by 58% to 42%. Although Haslam stayed out of the race, his family members and a number of his allies in the business community supported Carson ……. South Carolina: Clinton surrogates to visit state. John Podesta, national chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, will appear with former Gov. Jim Hodges (D) in Columbia tomorrow. Then on Saturday, savvy and colorful James Carville, another Clinton backer, will make two stops in Columbia, then another in York …….