Lifelong resident wants schools to thrive

School board candidate Charlie Hannah said he wants to serve the schools he grew up with and continues to visit by introducing a new focus on trade-based electives and doing "more with less."
By Sean Gruber

Allen targets overregulation in congressional campaign

If elected Nov. 4, Allen plans to work to repeal the Affordable Care Act; eliminate unnecessary regulation burdening farmers; and allow local banks and small businesses to say what practices are best for them through a system of peer reviews.
By Wesley Brown

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

Democrats target turnout for Sunday voting

Registered voters in Augusta-Richmond County can cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Advance Voting Center at Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.
By Susan McCord

Challengers hammer Haley in last debate before election

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The two major challengers to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used their final debate to attack her handling of problems at the child welfare agency.
By Jeffrey Collins

Stone vows to halt judge bid if re-elected

In response to his opponent's demand he withdraw his bid to be appointed for Burke County State Court, Sen. Jesse Stone stated he will withdraw if re-elected to his senate seat.
By Susan McCord and Sandy Hodson

School funding, standards are focus of SC superintendent debate

COLUMBIA - Both major party candidates to be South Carolina's top educator said they support the idea of revamping school funding guidelines and are looking at a more equitable way to do so.
By Meg Kinnard

Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign.
By Kathleen Foody

Sheheen accuses Haley of pay-to-play

COLUMBIA - Candidate Vincent Sheheen said companies that get economic incentives from state government should not be allowed to donate to the governor or other political candidates,
By Jeffrey Collins

Gubernatorial candidates blast opponents

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the Republican over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal during a debate Sunday night.
By Kathleen Foody

School board candidate's claims fall short

Franklyn Beckles has an impressive resume, but many of Beckles' claims are demonstrably false, and others are exaggerated.
By Sean Gruber

Our Endorsements

Follow along over the next few weeks as The Augusta Chronicle shares its picks for elected office. 

Columbia County sample ballot

The general election is Nov. 4.

Richmond County sample ballot

The general election is Nov. 4.

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 only partially settled with Tuesday’s runoff election.

Election Results

  • Augusta District 6: Hasan wins 52-48%
  • Georgia Senate District 22: Jones wins 61-39%
  • 10th Congressional District: Hice wins GOP 
  • GOP U.S. Senate: Perdue wins GOP - 50.71%
  • GOP school race: Richard Woods defeats Mike Buck by 726 votes.

Allen targets overregulation in congressional campaign

If elected Nov. 4, Allen plans to work to repeal the Affordable Care Act; eliminate unnecessary regulation burdening farmers; and allow local banks and small businesses to say what practices are best for them through a system of peer reviews.
By Wesley Brown

Presidential front pages

The Augusta Chronicle has been covering presidential elections since they began. Review some of these front pages from our archives.

Top headlines

Partnerships needed in cyber sectors, NSA director says

Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, said the nation's security rests on breaking down bariers between private and government sectors specializing in cyber defense. ...
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