Posted February 13, 2007 03:03 pm - Updated February 22, 2007 09:12 am

Remembering Charlie Norwood

Rep. Charlie Norwood lost his eight-year battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and cancer Tuesday afternoon at his home in Augusta. His passing has many throughout the area talking about his contributions to the community and national government. Although a stalwart Republican, the former dentist enjoyed broad community support and popularity and was known primarily in Washington for his efforts to improve patients’ rights, in addition to broad reform initiatives in many areas of business and government. The governor will set a date for a special election within the next 30 days to replace him. Regardless of why you remember him, tell us about the effect you think he had on you and the community. - Read the story: U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood dies at 65