Stories by Walter Jones

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Editorial: State commission in crisis

Most ethics reforms come as a political response to scandal. By that measure, there may have been ample scandal to bring significant reforms.
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

First Bank in Augusta part of Atlanta Bank merger deal

ATLANTA  -- One of Augusta's largest local banks announced this morning it has agreed to be acquired by a bigger, Atlanta bank.
By Walter Jones

Friday, April 18, 2014

Column: Gov. Deal's self-inflicted wounds in ethics case may affect reelection bid

Deal has handed his critics a big club that they can use constantly between now and election day.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Steam problem triggers Vogtle shutdown

ATLANTA - Plant Vogtle's Unit 2 nuclear reactor shut down automatically Tuesday morning as a result of a loss of steam pressure, Southern Nuclear announced Wednesday.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Single complaint prompted Augusta history plaque removal

A part of the mystery of the missing historic plaque on Broad Street has been solved by a spokeswoman who acknowledged Wednesday that the agency removed it in summer after a single complaint.
By Walter Jones

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Failures prompt Georgia prison lawsuit

ATLANTA -- Georgia taxpayers could be on the hook for a federal lawsuit alleging state officials' failure to repair prison locks resulted in an inmate's murder.
By Walter Jones

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Democrats plan to take back Georgia

ATLANTA – Democratic Party Chairman Mike Berlon is betting on picking up statewide races next year, but some other prominent Democrats aren’t confident about his strategy.
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Regents OK renovation at GRU

The Board of Regents gave the green light Tuesday to a $50 million renovation of the former dental building at Georgia Regents University.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Perdue won't seek Senate seat

ATLANTA - Former Gov. Sonny Perdue released a statement early today that he has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated next year by fellow Republican Saxby Chambliss.
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

Senate still argues power shift

ATLANTA -- A day after the Senate voted 42-12 to give Casey Cagle, the Republican lieutenant governor, power to control committees, senators were still fighting the battle Tuesday.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012

Election shows voters dissatisfied

Tuesday's Georgia primaries offered a theme of voter dissatisfaction with a rejection of a transportation tax and several incumbents.
By Walter Jones

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Isakson uses familiar example to blast Obama

Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson assails Obama proposal to extend the Bush tax cuts only for those making less than $250,000.
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Obama visits Georgia

ATLANTA -- President Barack Obama criticized Republican challenger Mitt Romney for moving jobs overseas when he headed Bain Capital.
By Walter Jones

Monday, May 7, 2012

Golf Hall land transferred to GHSU

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation into law last week transferring 16 acres on Reynolds Street from the defunct Golf Hall of Fame to the university.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Does campaign cash yield results? Maybe not

ATLANTA -- The types of bills passed in the last two legislative Georgia sessions don't bear a close resemblance to the types of groups making the most candidate contributions during the 2010 ...
By Walter Jones

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Obama coming to Savannah

President Barack Obama will be in Savannah April 27, Morris News learned Friday.
By Walter Jones

Monday, April 16, 2012

College boom sidesteps budget

ATLANTA -- At a time when legislators have been fretting over tight budgets, the state's public colleges have engaged in a $3.6 billion building boom.
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Factories spur state economy

ATLANTA -- Georgia factories reduced pressure slightly on the accelerator but continue to drive growth in the overall state economy, according to a key indicator.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Experts say inflation to grow

ATLANTA -- For the third month in a row, a survey of business executives by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta shows increases in the amount of inflation they expect.
By Walter Jones
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Azziz is finalist for UNLV presidency

Ricardo Azziz, who has been mentioned in the past for other open university positions in Florida and Texas, is one of three finalists for the position.
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