Former State Senator Ed Boshears Has Died

Former Republican Senator Ed Boshears died on the 4th of July at his home on St. Simons Island.  The first Republican to serve his area since Reconstruction, he was perhaps best known for fighting the commercial development of Jekyll island and helping create the state’s sex offender registry.  The AJC has more details on the Senator’s life and career (H/T Atlanta News Feed).  We send our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.