Former Augusta District 1 commissioner Matt Aitken announced in a Thursday news conference that after much consideration, he will not run for mayor.
Sen. Hardie Davis, D-Augusta, and T.W. Josey High School language arts teacher Lori Myles qualified Thursday to run for mayor, bringing the number of candidates seeking the mayor's seat May 20 to five.
Augusta's special purpose local option sales tax referendum passed a final procedural hurdle Thursday, with the Augusta Commission signing off on an agreement with the Richmond County municipalities of Hephzibah and Blythe.
ATLANTA -- David Perdue and Jason Carter added their names Wednesday to the May 20 primary ballot for the Republican and Democratic parties.
School board District 3 incumbent Alex Howard was the only candidate to qualify Wednesday, according to Lynn Bailey, the executive director of Richmond County Board of Elections.
Legislating is a team sport, so to speak. Veterans like to say it takes 91 friends to pass anything in the House, and people who aren't friendly and supportive won't get anything done.
Two more candidates for local office filed qualifying paperwork Tuesday in the Richmond County Board of Elections office.
There were no surprises Monday as 16 candidates who'd already announced plans to seek an Augusta elected office made it official Monday on the first day of qualifying.
ATLANTA -- Politicians were in line for Republican and Democratic primaries at 9 a.m. at the Capitol when the weeklong qualifying period officially began.
Candidate qualifying for 13 Augusta-Richmond County elected offices and numerous other local, state and federal offices begins Monday.