Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring the insistence of voters in both parties on shaking up American politics.
By Julie Pace and Kathleen Ronayne

GOP debate guide: Trump returns as urgency grows for others

With one presidential election contest over and the next three days away, there was a new sense of urgency for the Republican candidates ahead of Saturday night's final debate before New Hampshire voters have their say.
By Steve Peoples

Feagin to run for Aiken County Council

Danny Feagin, a Burnettown councilman for the past eight years, has announced his candidacy for the Ai­ken County Council's District 3 seat to replace the retiring LaWana Mc­Kenzie.

Walker announces run for State Court

Announcing her first run for elected office, Monique Walker said she "could not be more excited or more prepared for this role" after a 20-year career in law and business.
By Susan McCord

Trump opening Evans headquarters

Betsy Sharp, whose Burke County farm Trump saved from foreclosure in the 1980s, will speak at a Friday grand opening.

Rand Paul ends presidential bid

COLUMBIA - Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field.

Cruz, Rubio eye New Hampshire; Sanders, Clinton in tight race

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as Democrats were girding for a protracted slugfest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, locked in a virtual tie.
By Josh Lederman And Kathleen Ronayne

Nurse joins race for Georgia House

Lori Swim Greenhill made a name for herself last year speaking out on behalf of homeowners affected by construction of the River Watch Parkway extension into Columbia County.
By Susan McCord

Today is last day for voter registration for primary

The voter registration deadline for the March 1 presidential primary is today.

Aiken County GOP to hold presidential forum Feb. 16

The Aiken forum will be four days before South Carolina's Republican presidential primary Feb. 20.
By Mike Wynn

FACT CHECK: Selective arguments in Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders airbrushed the complexities of trying to overhaul health care all over again and Hillary Clinton offered a selective reading of her rival's record on gun control in the latest Democratic presidential debate.
By CALVIN WOODWARD

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Grovetown Mayor (100% reporting)
Gary Jones 68.93%
George W. James 31.61%

Grovetown City Council (100% reporting)
Eric W. Blair 26.86%
Dennis O. Trudeau (i) 26.29%
David W. Payne 24.36%
Renee P. McDowell (i) 22.04%

Harlem City Council (100% reporting)
Gregg W. Stokes (i) 36.04%
Jennifer Bennett 27.73%
James Thomas Jr. 23.66%
Joe Lokey 12.38%

Aiken Mayor (89.29% reporting)
Rick Osbon (R) 64.73%
Lessie B. Price (D) 35.09%

LBJ's unfortunate Augusta visit

President Lyndon Johnson had every reason to feel confident about his campaign stop in Augusta 50 years ago this week. Then he was heckled. 

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Beard has pleaded not guilty to six counts of extortion and one count of attempted extortion. Defense wit­nesses began testifying Wednes­­day after federal prosecutors rested their case.
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