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Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

Voter registration deadline Tuesday

Richmond County voters can register or update their information at the Board of Elections office in the Municipal Building on Greene Street, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By Steve Crawford

Davis, Smith lead in campaign cash

In the final quarterly fundraising report due prior to Nov. 6 commission elections, District 3 contender Mary Davis and District 7 hopeful Donnie Smith are about $10,000 ahead of the competition.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Commission veteran, ex-solicitor vie for seat

Super District 9 race pits former Augusta commissioner Marion Williams against former Richmond County State Court Solicitor Harold Jones
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

South Augusta key for Sanders

Republican Freddie Sanders called Augusta's south side the "battleground" in the race for Richmond County sheriff.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

Anderson takes aim at Barrow

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner will visit Columbia County in Octo­ber to help Republican candidate Lee Anderson in his bid to unseat Demo­cratic incumbent John Barrow.
By Scott Rouch

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Davis supports Hawes for commission

Former mayoral candidate Lori Davis is throwing her support behind Stanley Hawes for the District 1 commission seat.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Roundtree talks of love at forum

The crowd that gathered Thursday night to hear from one of the men who hopes to be the next sheriff of Richmond County didn't get the usual words. Richard Roundtree had a message of love.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Roundtree strives to widen voter base

Gene Hunt, a veteran of political campaigns, said the crossover vote coupled with endorsements from the mayor and sheriff created the impression that Peebles was being pushed by local power brokers.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Aug 18, 2012

Friday, Aug 17, 2012

Voters to decide Columbia Co. school race

The hottest race on the ballot Tuesday might be the runoff for two Republicans seeking the District 12 congressional seat, but Columbia County voters also have to settle a school board race.
By Barry L. Paschal

School board candidate drops out

Christy R. Cunningham, one of two candidates challenging Richmond County Board of Education District 1 incumbent Marion Barnes, withdrew from the race Friday morning.
By Tracey McManus

Sunday, Aug 12, 2012

Runoff will cost county $68,775

The runoff for Richmond County sheriff and the 12th Congressional District Republican nomination won't come cheap.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Aug 10, 2012

Sheriff's candidates to meet Saturday

The two remaining Dem­ocrats in the Richmond County sheriff’s race will meet in an open forum today, one of the last times that voters may be able to see both candidates before the Aug. 21 runoff.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012

More local candidates qualify

Qualifying ended Wednesday with three newcomers and five incumbents registered for the Richmond County Board of Education race.
By Tracey McManus and Susan McCord

McLeod wants recount in primary

Wright McLeod sent a letter on Wednesday to Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office requesting a recount of the July 31 primary votes.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Aug 6, 2012

Davis won't run for commission

Harrisburg activist Lori Davis, citing a climate of racial division, said Monday she will not seek the District 1 seat on the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord

Commission, school board qualifying begins

Qualifying for five commission posts and five school board seats begins at 9 a.m. Monday in the office of Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Aug 5, 2012

Officials scramble for new roads plan

ATLANTA -- Throughout the campaign for the transportation tax voted on Tuesday, proponents continued to say there was no "Plan B." Now they have to draft one.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Aug 4, 2012

Sheriff hopefuls prepare for runoff

Sheriff's Capt. Scott Peebles will be happy if the same voters returns to the polls. Schools Public Safety Lt. Richard Roundtree wants his supporters to return - and to bring their friends.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012

Anderson in District 12 runoff

State Rep. Lee Anderson, R-Grovetown, won one spot in the Aug. 21 Republican runoff for the 12th Congressional District but who he will face was still unclear early Wednesday.
By Susan McCord

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New chair gets vet off-road to fish

Army veteran Henry Kent's new Action Trackchair has attachments for fishing, with a holder for his fishing pole and a built-in tackle box, but others can be outfitted with gunracks for hunting.