Allen pledges to focus on economy

Congressman-elect Rick Allen said he plans to place a picture of his grandchildren on his new desk in Washington to remind him of his main goal in Congress – working to reduce the $483 billion federal deficit.
By Wesley Brown

Southern states look to regional 2016 primary

ATLANTA - On the gridiron, it takes a team to win, and some elected officials around the South are looking to band together rather than brawl over the 2016 presidential primaries.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Isakson kicks off re-election bid

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson kicked off the 2016 campaign on Monday, announcing his re-election bid surrounded by top Republicans at the state Capitol.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Early voting begins next week for runoff

Trip Derryberry and Mack Taylor were the top two vote-getters Nov. 4 in the field of four vying to fill the Columbia County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat vacated by Charles Allen.

Barrow Washington townhouse for rent

U.S. Rep. John Barrow listed his Washington townhouse for rent this week, just days after he said he will sell his Augusta home to spend time with family in Athens, Ga. following a 10-year run in the House.
By Wesley Brown

How did political polls miss it?

ATLANTA -- Georgians were likely surprised Tuesday when the election results proved more decisive than predicted.
By Walter C. Jones

Republicans consolidate rule in the South

ATLANTA - With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. 
By Bill Barrow

Allen pledges to focus on economy

Congressman-elect Rick Allen said he plans to place a picture of his grandchildren on his new desk in Washington to remind him of his main goal in Congress – working to reduce the $483 billion federal deficit.
By Wesley Brown

'National wave election' cited in Barrow defeat

Election returns show Barrow's hold on the 12th District softened by six to 10 points in counties he either won outright or at least achieved a near-even split in 2012, including Richmond, which went from 71 to 65 percent in favor of Barrow.
By Wesley Brown

Analysis: How GOP won Ga.

ATLANTA -- Georgia remains among the reddest of the red states despite a series of polls and expert commentaries suggesting that demographic shifts had made Democrats competitive.
By Walter C. Jones

Deal celebrates win, lays out second-term priorities

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that his second term will include a deliberate approach to reviewing how Georgia funds K-12 schools, one day after defeating Democrat Jason Carter.
By Kathleen Foody

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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