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Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

GOP sets Ga House leadership

ATLANTA -- Less than one week after their re-election, the Republicans who control the majority in the Georgia House of Representatives met Monday to confirm their leadership team.
By Walter C. Jones

Georgia revenues not enough for big projects

ATLANTA -- The recent election and rising tax collections aren't likely to spell major funding initiatives, budget experts warned Monday.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

How did political polls miss it?

ATLANTA -- Georgians were likely surprised Tuesday when the election results proved more decisive than predicted.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Audit: Ga. ethics panel lapses continue

ATLANTA -- A review of the operations of the state ethics commission by state auditors found inconsistent treatment of complaints, lack of formal procedures that results in unequal application of ...
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Analysis: How GOP won Ga.

ATLANTA -- Georgia remains among the reddest of the red states despite a series of polls and expert commentaries suggesting that demographic shifts had made Democrats competitive.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

State supreme court hears hospital bills case

ATLANTA -- Justices on Georgia?s highest court heard arguments from lawyers Monday about whether an injured passenger in a 2007 wreck owes MCG Health $863.10 for co-pays and deductibles for the ...
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Unisys bringing 700 jobs

Unisys, a $3.5 billion global provider of information technology and services, plans to locate a new service center in Augusta, creating up to 700 jobs over five years.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Nunn says government should solve problems

ATLANTA — A frequent topic in Michelle Nunn’s stump speech illustrates how her political philosophy differs from her Senate opponent, David Perdue.
By Walter C. Jones

Perdue wants to bring a CEO's perspective to the Senate

ATLANTA - From start to finish, David Perdue's campaign has been primarily about applying his perspective as a former corporate head to reining in the federal budget.
By Walter C. Jones

Swafford only candidate in race with experience

ATLANTA - Of the three candidates running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia this fall, only one has ever held public office, Amanda Swafford.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Georgia updates state disaster plan

ATLANTA -- The state has drafted new procedure manuals for how to respond to environmental disasters, from hurricanes to chemical fires to pollution spills.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Plan calls for maintaining deer herd size

The state's plan for managing Georgia's deer population, revealed Tuesday, calls for ample hunting and habitat to hold the herd size at 1.1 million.
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Barrow, Allen, distance themselves from negative ads

ATLANTA - Rick Allen and Rep. John Barrow said during a televised debate Sunday that they're not pleased with the negative ads any more than voters are, but they stopped short of disowning any put ...
By Walter C. Jones

Jobs, Obama dominate debate between Perdue, Nunn

Democrat Michelle Nunn, Republican David Perdue and Libertarian Amanda Swafford seemed to talk less about each other in the debate organized by the Atlanta Press Club and more about President ...
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Carter offers biggest difference between candidates in decades

ATLANTA - Jason Carter's candidacy gives Georgia voters the starkest differences between major-party candidates for governor in decades.
By Walter C. Jones

Deal says his performance merits re-election

ATLANTA - Governors facing re-election recognize it comes down to a referendum on how they did in the first term, and Nathan Deal points to his economic-development track record as reason to renew ...
By Walter C. Jones

Hunt offers alternative to veteran politicians in governor's race

ATLANTA - The barrage of negative advertisements about Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Jason Carter is helping Libertarian Andrew Hunt make his case for a third alternative in the governor's race.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Augusta Warrior Project chosen for caregiver services

A local non-profit agency that helps returning military veterans adjust to life after combat is going to be part of a national program to coach their families as well.
By Walter C. Jones

Solar 'farm' for Fort Gordon?

ATLANTA -- Georgia military installations at Fort Stewart, Fort Gordon, Fort Benning and Kings Bay will one day be housing solar farms that can make them independent of the power grid in ...
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Georgia races close, poll shows

ATLANTA -- The races for Georgia governor and U.S. Senate effectively tied, according to a new poll.
By Walter C. Jones

Top headlines

Historic building on Laney campus demolished

The demolition of the 89-year-old Cauley-Wheeler building on the Lucy C. Laney High School campus is over, but the plan for a building that will act as a link to the former site and its story has ...
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