Richmond County District 6 precinct results

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hasan tops Finnegan in commission race

In a heated runoff to represent District 6 on the Augusta Commission, newspaper publisher Ben Hasan was victorious, pulling in 52.43 percent, to Bob Finnegan's 47.57 percent.

Runoffs set fields for November elections

The retirement of Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss set off a political game of musical chairs that was partially settled with Tuesday's primary runoff election.

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination.

Jones tallies 61 percent of vote, defeats Johnson

Crediting his win on the community's desire for change in politics, attorney Harold Jones swept the state Senate District 22 runoff race for a seat in the Georgia legislature.

Jones, Hasan take wins in Richmond County

Two-term Augusta Commissioner Corey Johnson conceded the 22nd District state Senate race to Harold V. Jones II. Ben Hasan won a runoff victory against Bob Finnegan.

Kroger gives $20,000 in school supplies to Augusta teachers

The Kroger grocery store's Atlanta division held its third annual school supply giveaway at Westside, distributing $20,000 in supplies to almost 700 Augusta teachers.

GRU green tea lozenge helps dry mouth

In a randomized control trial of the MighTeaFlow lozenge versus a placebo with just a sugar substitute, the green-tea extract lozenge increased saliva flow.

Augusta might be close to naming city administrator

Augusta could be closer to having a permanent head of city government, with Mayor Deke Copenhaver calling a meeting to "discuss and approve" his recommendation.

New nuclear inspector named at Vogtle

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission named a fourth inspector for the Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 construction site, according to a news release.

Election Updates

ATLANTA -- David Perdue squeaked to the lead in the Republican Senate runoff Tuesday over Jack Kingston in one of the most closely watched contests in the country.

Concerns over hazardous SRS building addressed

Significant progress has been made addressing ongoing concerns over plutonium hazards in an empty building at Savannah River Site, according to an official.

Police looking for man using stolen credit card

An unidentified white male was captured on surveillance video using the card at Circle K, 2916 Washington Road, around 11 a.m. July 12.

Suspect in home invasion arrested

Eric James Harlan, 26, who was shot during a home invasion at Butler Creek mobile home park last week was arrested on charges of aggravated assault.

GRU to vaccinate more with grant

GRU's residency program was one of 16 chosen to receive a $10,000 grant to help provide more flu and pneumococcal vaccines to the elderly.

Defense contractor plans new Augusta office

A Pennsylvania-based information technology and software development firm will be setting up shop in Augusta.

Former South Carolina State trustee wants racketeering conviction, other charges dropped

COLUMBIA- A former South Carolina State University trustee has asked a federal judge to drop his convictions on more than two dozen charges, including racketeering.

Fairfield, South Carolina sheriff resigns due to health reasons

WINNSBORO, S.C. - Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young says he is stepping down after more than 20 years in office because of health reasons.

Martinez-Evans team advances in state tournament

The Martinez-Evans Little League 11-12 year-old Americans hopped into the driver's seat with a 9-1 win over host Warner Robins on Monday night.

Woman arrested after son's mouth taped

An Augusta woman has been charged after nurses said she taped her 2-year-old son's mouth shut to keep him quiet.