Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Georgia high court hears Richmond County case

The Georgia Supreme Court heard oral arguments from lawyers Tuesday over whether a Richmond County jury was mistaken about who was the quarry in a 2010 shootout.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Deal, Perdue visit Augusta during state tour

Georgia gubernatorial incumbent Nathan Deal's and U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue's met supporters during a campaign stop at Daniel Field.
By Sean Gruber

Runoffs likely, poll indicates

ATLANTA -- A poll released Monday show that by the time all the votes are counted Tuesday night, the elections for governor and senator are likely to go extra innings.

Monday, June 30, 2014

New Georgia laws begin Tuesday

ATLANTA - During the most recent legislative session 305 bills passed with Gov. Nathan Deal signing the vast majority of them into law. Many take effect Tuesday.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Monday, May 19, 2014

Nunn skirts question on health care vote

ATLANTA - Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn declined questions Monday about whether she would have voted for President Obama's health care overhaul.
By Bill Barrow

3 agree in Georgia school race

ATLANTA -- Sunday's Republican debate for state superintendent of schools showed an unusual alliance between three opponents.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Handel gains in Senate race poll

Karen Handel has ridden a wave of support to pass Jack Kingston in the GOP Senate primary race to take second place and come within the margin of error with front-runner David Perdue.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Handel begins radio ads for 2014 Senate race

More than eight months before the first ballot will be cast in Georgia's U.S. Senate primary, radio listeners in Athens, Sa­vannah and Atlanta can already hear the first candidate ads.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Charter school amendment divides tea party

The political movement that spread in opposition to corporate bailouts and health care overhaul cannot find a unified voice on Georgia's proposed amendment on charter schools.
By Bill Barrow

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Charter amendment debate centers on money, control

The opponents and supporters of the charter-school amendment agree on something: The issue is about money and control.
By Walter C. Jones

Officials defend charter campaign

High-profile elected officials are on both sides of the debate over a proposed amendment on charter schools, and their campaigning has led to lawsuits.
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

GOP near supermajority in Ga. Legislature

Republicans are on the verge of winning a majority so large in Georgia's Legislature that they could offer changes to the state constitution without Democratic support.
By Ray Henry

Stone, Ingham vie for District 23 seat

Republican incumbent Jesse Stone and Democrat Robert Ingham are vying for Georgia's Senate District 23 seat.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Ground game key in charter school fight

The increasingly bitter fight in Georgia over a constitutional amendment to allow more state charter schools isn't likely to play out in expensive television ads before the Nov. 6 referendum. ...
By Bill Barrow

Friday, Aug 31, 2012

Allen ready to call for recount

A margin of 157 votes remained Friday between state Rep. Lee Anderson and businessman Rick Allen. Expect Allen to request a recount when results are certified Tuesday, campaign manager Scott ...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012

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

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

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012

Eaton, Wise win GOP PSC primary

Republicans Stan Wise and Chuck Eaton fended off GOP challengers in Tuesday's primary, winning a chance to keep their seats on Georgia's Public Service Commission.
By Ray Henry

TSPLOST vote leads 54 to 46

The vote on a 1 percent sales tax to fund transportation projects in a 13-county region around Augusta was leading 54 to 46 percent with results still needed for nine precincts in three counties.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, July 27, 2012

Casinos, ethics questions on ballot

Casinos, ethics and abortion spice up the nonbinding questions Republican voters will see on this month's primary ballots.
By Walter C. Jones
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