Election leaves winners, losers and some questions

Richmond and Colum­bia county voters have spoken, and here's what they said.
By Sylvia Cooper

City funds remain with banks years after loan program forgotten

Fifteen years ago, the city invested millions in CDs with several local banks in exchange for the banks' agreeing to shave interest points off loans to qualified small, women- and minority ...
By Susan McCord

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Phone fees, education mandate in new laws

COLUMBIA - New laws in South Carolina extend taxes to cellphones, require students to learn about America's "founding principles" and fix a quirk in campaign finance law that has entangled many ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Trump reaches the number of delegates for nomination

Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage ...
By Stephen Ohlemacher And Jonathan Lemire

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Votes in Columbia County pushed Newton win

Eighty-nine votes separated physician Mark Newton and attorney Wright McLeod in Augusta polling.
By Susan McCord

Voter transport, minority support propelled marshal upset

Marshal-elect Ramone Lamkin, said his team took advantage of three weeks of advance voting with a tactic to overcome confusion about the election’s move by the state legislature from November to May.
By Susan McCord

Georgia joins 10 other states in lawsuit over Obama's transgender directive

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
By Paul J. Weber

Incumbent Smith defeated, while Newton and Howard enjoy wins

Incumbent state representative Earnest Smith was upset by challenger Sheila Clark Nelson while Wayne Howard survived his challenge in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the Georgia House of ...
By Walter C. Jones

Allen wins big in GOP primary

Congressman Rick Allen easily withstood a Republican primary challenge Tuesday from old rival Eugene Yu with 79 percent of votes.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Incumbents Fennoy and Williams, Jefferson win Augusta Commission races

Augusta voters retained two incumbents - Bill Fennoy and Marion Williams - and approved a familiar face, Andrew Jefferson, to fill three commission seats in Tuesday elections.
By Susan McCord

Hattie Sullivan wins clerk's race

Sullivan will replace Elaine Johnson who is retiring after more than 20 years in the office.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, May 23, 2016

Many choices will be on ballots

In Richmond County, voters have as many as six nonpartisan choices to make, plus up to four contested Democratic primary contests or six Republican races, depending on the choice of ballot and a ...
By Susan McCord

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Richmond County May 2016 Sample Ballot

This is a countywide sample ballot, not all races will appear on your individual ballot.

City Ink: A guide to the May 24 election

With the election only two days away, I'm going to give you my two cents on some of the races.
By Sylvia Cooper

Voters face long ballot

As he seeks election Tuesday to a second term, Augusta Commission member Bill Fennoy readily plugs the new stormwater utility fee as a virtual panacea for many of District 1's ills. At $6.
By Susan McCord

Friday, May 20, 2016

Glascock suit reveals insurance shortfall

A nearly 7-year-old claim of wrongful dismissal was settled last week when Glascock County agreed to pay a former employee $50,000.
By Parish Howard

Thursday, May 19, 2016

North Augusta panel OKs new rules for downtown

North Augusta's Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to send three new ordinances governing downtown to the City Council with recommendations they be adopted. The ordinances deal ...
By James Folker

Retired postal worker aims to unseat Smith

A retired postal worker with deep local connections is seeking to unseat an entrenched Augusta state representative dogged by campaign financial reporting issues.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Howard faces challenge for state House seat

One of the biggest local contests on the Tuesday Democratic primary ballot is newcomer Gregory Hill's effort to unseat longtime state Rep. Henry "Wayne" Howard.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Patterson Bridge Road residents voice concerns

Residents living along Patterson Bridge Road during a challenging bridge replacement said they felt somewhat reassured after Augusta Commission members spent about 45 minutes addressing the ...
By Susan McCord
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