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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sand Hills residents implore candidates to remember them

Augusta's Sand Hills, like many of the city's older neighborhoods, suffers from being a bit forgotten, despite being in the center of town.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Attorney announces candidacy for Super District 10 seat

Augusta attorney Brandon Dial on Wednesday became the first candidate to challenge incumbent Grady Smith for the Super District 10 seat on the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Third candidate announces run for District 4 seat

Willie Peoples, a native of Slocumb, Ala., served 32 years in the Army, including as a combat parachutist in the Iraq war before retiring to Hephzibah about seven years ago, he said.

Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012

Roundtree makes history with victory

When Ronnie Strength announced he would not seek another term as sheriff, a flurry of hats was tossed into the ring. Few predicted the election’s outcome eight months later.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

Officials to look at vacant lot voters

Board of Elections members have given Executive Director Lynn Bailey a green light to scrutinize a list of voters whose addresses appear to be vacant lots or abandoned houses.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

Voters registered at empty lots?

A sample analysis of registered voters in Richmond County found more that two dozen individuals whose home of record was an empty lot or an uninhabitable structure.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Early vote turnout low in Augusta District 1

Augustans who live in commission District 1 are showing little interest in voting early in the runoff between incumbent Matt Aitken and challenger Bill Fennoy.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

District 1 runoff a repeat of 2009

Much like today, in 2009, two black candidates and two white candidates faced off in the general election, with Matt Aitken coming in first and Bill Fennoy in second.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Early voting in runoff starts Monday

Early voting in the Dec. 4 runoff between Matt Aitken and Bill Fennoy for the District 1 Augusta Commission seat starts Monday.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Disability won't keep teen from voting

Now that she is 19 and old enough to vote, casting a ballot Tuesday will be a milestone for Katelin Boykin, who has spina bifida myelomeningocele and is confined to a wheelchair.
By Tracey McManus

Polls prepared for election day

Even though about half for the 80,000 or so voters expected in this election had already cast their ballots, Richmond County Elections Director Lynn Bailey still predicts lines at the polls Tuesday.
By Steve Crawford

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

Thousands vote early in Augusta

Nearly 30 percent of local registered voters cast a ballot in advance of Tuesday’s General Election. In Richmond County, 31,113 voters took advantage of the three-week advance voting period ...
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Augusta history could be made tonight

Should he succeed in defeating Freddie Sanders on Tuesday, Richard Roundtree will be the first black man to hold that office since it was established more than 230 years ago.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

Today is last day of advance voting

Today is the last day polls will be open for advance voting in Georgia. Richmond County Elections Director Lynn Bailey expects almost 4,000 more voters to cast a ballot at the three polling locations.
By Steve Crawford

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Schools race matches newcomer, incumbent

Depending on who you ask, the Richmond County Board of Education District 8 race needs a veteran with experience or a newcomer to replace officials who have overstayed their welcome.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Three seeking District 3 Augusta commission seat

Two relative insiders, both with close ties to sitting Augusta politicians, and a Michigan transplant are vying to represent the city's affluent District 3 on the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Commission candidates stump at May Park forum

A forum at May Park Community Center featured candidates running for Augusta Commission seats and school board candidate Marion Barnes.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

Challenger vies for District 1 school seat

Incumbent Marion Barnes said his experience and knowledge of the issues gives him an upper-hand, but Lucien Williams says his fresh set of eyes and financial background can help bring change.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

Roundtree, Sanders vie for Richmond County sheriff

Richard Roundtree and Freddie Sanders are vying for Richmond County sheriff.

Atkins, Cheek vie for school board District 8 seat

Incumbent Jimmy Atkins and Robert Cheek are running for Richmond County school board District 8 seat.
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Early voting in Augusta-area shows increase
Area early voting numbers are dwarfing turnout four years ago, particularly in Republican-leaning Columbia County, and forecast apossible record voting year for the Augusta area.