Georgia Rep. Jay Powell Dies After Collapsing At Lawmaker Retreat

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The chairman of the powerful Georgia House Rules Committee has died after collapsing at a retreat for lawmakers.

State Rep. Jay Powell died after collapsing at a Republican caucus leadership event Monday night at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, according to House Speaker David Ralston.

The Towns County Sheriff’s Office requested that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation look into the death, according to GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles.

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