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

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

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

Columbia County candidates debate in Evans

Approximately 80 spectators attended the event, which fielded questions on SPLOST, population growth, transportation and how each candidate can improve Columbia County.
By Doug Stutsman

Nunn campaigns college crowd

ATHENS, Ga. -- Armed with the news she's three points ahead of opponent David Perdue, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn stopped in Athens Wednesday to rally University of Georgia students.

McCain campaigns for Perdue

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Onetime Republican presidential nominee John McCain stumped for GOP Senate hopeful David Perdue at a fundraiser and a rally for veterans Wednesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Little known Ga. candidates await vote

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Voters weary of candidates who have beat each other up in television ads for months may be glad to know they will have more options when it's time to cast a ballot.
By Walter C. Jones

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.

Presidential front pages

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

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