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Newt Gingrich considers himself a top 2012 president prospect

He thinks there will be plenty of GOP options for voters to consider in the next election.

01/13/10 - 10:12pm

Candidate drops out of race for Congress seat in north Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Former state Transportation Board chairman Mike Evans has announced he is dropping out of the 9th congressional district race. Evans issued a statement today saying he has "struggled to hang on financially" and that continuing to campaign full time will cause "irreparable f...

01/13/10 - 10:07pm

Armstrong pulls away in 2nd half

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Armstrong Atlantic State pulled away in the second half to beat Augusta State 61-51 tonight and send the Lady Jaguars to their 11th con­secutive defeat. Augusta State (1-14, 0-6 Peach Belt Conference) trailed only 28-27 at the half but was outscored 33-24 over the final 20 ...

01/13/10 - 9:40pm

USC Aiken falters late

AIKEN — A single bad possession trumped an otherwise high-quality performance by the USC Aiken women’s basketball team tonight in a 79-77 loss to Francis Marion. In a game that saw 13 ties and 12 lead changes, the Lady Pacers faltered in the final 27.5 seconds, and it cost them the game. ...

01/13/10 - 9:48pm

Late 16-4 run lifts Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sylven Landesberg scored 22 points and Virginia used a 16-4 run late in the second half to surge past No. 20 Georgia Tech 82-75 tonight. Virginia (10-4, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its sixth consecutive game, its longest winning streak since it won seven in a row ...

01/13/10 - 9:30pm

Jags post seven-point victory

SAVANNAH, Ga. - In its first game as the No. 1 team in Division II, Augusta State overcame a halftime deficit tonight to defeat Armstrong Atlantic State, 62-55. The Jaguars (14-0) trailed the Pirates by one at intermission. Augusta State opened the second half with a 19-2 run to take a commanding l...

01/13/10 - 9:43pm

Ga. jobless numbers expected to rise on Friday announcement

ATLANTA -- State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond predicted today the state will see a "significant" increase in its unemployment rate when new figures are released this Friday. Thurmond made the comment to the online political newsletter InsiderAdvantage moments before he gave the Democratic Pa...

01/13/10 - 8:11pm

Ga. could vote to opt out of federal health care

ATLANTA — Georgians could have a say this fall on whether to sidestep the proposed federally-mandated health care plan. The bill from state Sen. Seth Harp would pre-empt the federal healthcare proposal currently being considered by Congress that has not yet received final approval. Harp's...

01/13/10 - 8:05pm

SC Gov. Sanford spends $185,000 in legal costs

COLUMBIA — The ongoing ethics probe of Gov. Mark Sanford has cost his campaign at least $185,347. Sanford's campaign finance report filed today shows three payments to Columbia law firm Hall & Bowers Llc. The legal payments exclude costs of state-paid lawyers hired to defend Sanford&#...

01/13/10 - 7:35pm

Morris Publishing Group to seek prepackaged bankruptcy

Morris Publishing Group announced today that it will seek a bankruptcy judge’s assistance in completing its financial restructuring plan. Augusta-based Morris Publishing, which operates 13 daily newspapers, including The Augusta Chronicle, was unable to obtain nearly unanimous support for its ...

01/13/10 - 5:16pm
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