Fiorina touts conservative values during Aiken stop

GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina appeared at a town hall meeting Friday with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) held before an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,500 at USC Aiken's Convocation Center.
By Mike Rosier

Monday is deadline to register to vote Nov. 3

Area voters have a sales tax referendum, a state House seat and a commission race to decide Nov. 3.
By Susan McCord

Poll shows Fiorina surge before Aiken County visit

Carly Fiorina's profile among likely Republican voters for president appears to be rising as she visits Aiken County on Friday.
By Mike Rosier

Augusta's League of Women Voters revived

With the election season gearing up, a group of community volunteers has revived Augusta's disbanded League of Women Voters to encourage informed and active participation in local, state and national government, including public policy issues that affect everyday lives.
By Wesley Brown

Columbia County candidates to speak tonight

Nine candidates, four running for the state House District 122 seat, and five seeking to fill the open seat for county commission District 3, will come together Tuesday.

Location for Fiorina event in Aiken changed

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's town hall event at USC Aiken on Friday has been moved to the school's Convocation Center to allow for a larger crowd

Walker exits GOP presidential race

MADISON, Wis. - Warning the GOP's presidential race has become too nasty, Scott Walker suspended his campaign and called on some of his Republican rivals to do the same.
By Scott Bauer and Julie Bykowicz

GOP candidate Carson speaks in Aiken

AIKEN -- Dr. Ben Carson addressed Aiken Re­publicans at Newberry Hall, sharing some of his experiences with poverty while growing up poor in De­troit and later privilege as a celebrated physician.
By Mike Rosier

Candidates unopposed in Hephzibah, Blythe

Only four candidates - three of them incumbents - qualified for four open seats on the governing bodies of Hephzibah and Blythe.
By Susan McCord

Rick Perry exits Republican presidential race

ST. LOUIS - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dropping out of the race for president, ending his second bid for the Republican nomination and becoming the first major candidate of the 2016 campaign to give up on the White House.
By Steve Peoples

District 122 special election set for Nov. 3

Gov. Nathan Deal issued a writ Friday calling for the special election for the seat vacated in July by former state Rep. Ben Harbin.
By Steve Crawford

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. 

Planned Parenthood a hot topic at RedState Gathering

Defunding Planned Parenthood was one of the most discussed topics among the five GOP candidates who spoke at the RedState Gathering on Friday.
By Lauren McDonald

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