Stories 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

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Tea party battles business over Braves stadium

ATLANTA - A deal for hundreds of millions of dollars in public money to draw the Atlanta Braves north of their downtown home is pitting conservative tea party activists against the elected and ...
By Bill Barrow

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

No tampering in ethics investigation, Deal says

When Gov. Nathan Deal was elected, he successfully fought off attacks from his opponents questioning his ethics that went back to his days in Congress. Now as Deal faces re-election, the issue has ...
By Bill Barrow

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Conservatives press senators for action on Obamacare

Tea party and other conservative activists pressured Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson on Tuesday to block health care money.
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, Aug 24, 2013

Chief says his system will explore more officers for schools

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - After a gunman entered an Atlanta-area school this week, DeKalb County's education chief says he'll consider hiring security officers to patrol the system's 77 elementary ...
By Bill Barrow

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013

None hurt in school shooting

Shots fired at Atlanta-area elementary school; 20-year-old suspect in custody, children unhurt
By Bill Barrow

Friday, July 26, 2013

Murder charges dropped

DECATUR, Ga. - On the eve of trial, prosecutors on Friday dropped murder charges against a woman they accused of conspiring to have her husband gunned down outside a suburban Atlanta preschool.
By Bill Barrow

Friday, July 19, 2013

Challenge to Georgia immigration law dismissed

A district court judge has dismissed a challenge to a 2011 Georgia immigration law, allowing authorities to continue its implementation.
By Bill Barrow

Friday, July 5, 2013

Abortion potential divider in Senate race

ATLANTA - The four Georgia Republicans who want to succeed retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss all call themselves conservatives who oppose abortion.
By Bill Barrow

Friday, June 28, 2013

Religious leaders to blame for inequality, Carter says

Former President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world.
By Bill Barrow

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Open Senate seat starts scramble in Georgia

US Reps. Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey are the only Republicans to announce officially since incumbent Saxby Chambliss said he will retire. But the field could include as many as a half-dozen ...
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Deal, top Republicans keep firm hand on session

ATLANTA - The final days of the General Assembly's annual session were a flurry of activity, but the overall tenor of the 40-day effort was smoother than many years past.
By Bill Barrow
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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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