Stories by Bill Barrow

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Tea party looks to 2016 at South Carolina convention

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Presidential primary polls will not open for another year, but archconservatives have begun debating how to reverse the GOP's losing streak in national elections.
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Republicans consolidate rule in the South

ATLANTA - With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas ...
By Bill Barrow

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Final debate in Georgia Senate race focuses on president, partisanship

ATLANTA - Georgia voters heard familiar arguments in the final U.S.
By Bill Barrow

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Deal, Carter, Nunn, Perdue make closing pitches

ATLANTA - Georgia's rough-and-tumble campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate are nearing the end - or at least the next round.
By Bill Barrow

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Judge declines to act on Georgia voting dispute

ATLANTA - Days before the midterm elections, a state judge declined to act in a dispute over 56,000 voter registration applications in a politically charged state.
By Bill Barrow

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Georgia's Michelle Nunn turns to civil rights icon

DECATUR, Ga. - Michelle Nunn's difficult political balancing act as she seeks Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat was on full display at a rally Monday alongside civil rights icon John Lewis.
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Nunn is more than a supportive father in Georgia race

ALBANY, Ga. - It's nothing new for a Nunn to be on the ballot in Georgia, but a casual voter might be forgiven for not knowing which one is running this year.
By Bill Barrow

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Former Georgia governor endorses Nunn's Senate bid

ATLANTA - Former Gov. Zell Miller, still a popular figure across much of this GOP-leaning state, has endorsed Democratic Senate nominee Michelle Nunn over Re­publican David Perdue, explaining ...
By Bill Barrow

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Federal judge accused of hitting his wife

ATLANTA - A federal judge was released from an Atlanta jail after he was accused of hitting his wife when she accused him of infidelity.
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Group uses leaked campaign plans in attack ads

ATLANTA - The first outside political group has already started to hammer Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn using her leaked campaign plan.
By Bill Barrow

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Nunn asks for 5 debates in Senate race

Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn wants five debates with Republican David Perdue leading up to the Nov. 4 general election.
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, July 26, 2014

GOP works to avert Senate upset

ATHENS, Ga. - Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Obama and questioning her resume ...
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Kingston, Perdue vow teamwork after vote

Busi­nessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston promised voters Saturday that they'll work together to defeat Democrat Michelle Nunn in November, no matter who wins Tuesday's GOP runoff for ...
By Bill Barrow

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

ATLANTA - Neither Rep. Jack Kingston nor businessman David Perdue has detailed a clear course for changing the nation's fiscal situation, instead broadly railing against government spending and ...
By Bill Barrow

Monday, May 19, 2014

Nunn skirts question on health care vote

ATLANTA - Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn declined questions Monday about whether she would have voted for President Obama's health care overhaul.
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, March 8, 2014

GOP Senate candidates spar in Macon debate

MACON, Ga. - Three Georgia congressmen running for a promotion to the Senate found themselves on the defensive Saturday night, as their Republican rivals urged voters to hold all officials in ...
By Bill Barrow

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Biden visits Atlanta to boost Nunn campaign

ATLANTA - Vice Presi­dent Joe Biden's midterm election fundraising tour made a stop in Atlanta, where he attended a private fundraising event for U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn on Tuesday.
By Bill Barrow

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Ga. Senate hopefuls trumpet differences

ATLANTA - Georgia's Republican U.S. Senate candidates take similar if not the same positions on most of the matters that tie Congress in knots.
By Bill Barrow

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Republicans struggle in Georgia's Senate primary

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - Seeking promotion to the U.S. Senate, Republican Rep. Jack Kingston avoids an explicit yes-or-no answer when asked by a voter if he considers himself a tea party candidate.
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Georgia's top 10 stories of 2013

Georgia headlines in 2013 marked everything from tragedy and corruption to political surprises and new births.
By Bill Barrow
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Stormwater fee will pay people

While the city has presented maps of existing work requests and city detention ponds and lists of unfunded projects, it has no firm timeline or detailed list of how and where an estimated $15 ...
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