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Monday, March 9, 2015

New SPLOST 7 referendum slated for November ballot

Augusta voters may see a special purpose, local option sales tax referendum on the Nov. 3 ballot after the rapidly assembled SPLOST 7 package failed last May.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

District 7 candidate forums planned

Three Augusta groups are holding forums for the three candidates seeking the District 7 Augusta Commission post.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Early voting starts today in commission race

Three weeks of advance voting in the March 17 special election for Augusta Commission District 7 start Monday at the Richmond County Board of Elections office.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

District 7 commission candidates lack legal baggage

A search of civil and criminal court and other records found little to concern voters about the three men seeking to complete Don­nie Smith's District 7 Augusta Commission term.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Registration deadline for special Augusta Commission election is Tuesday

Tuesday is the last day for District 7 residents to register to vote in the March 17 special election to fill the unexpired term of Donnie Smith on the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Brooks unseats councilwoman; Adams, McDowell re-elected in North Augusta

Former city employee Bob Brooks will replace longtime City Councilwoman Carolyn Baggott in May, according to North Augusta election results.
By Nikasha Dicks

North Augusta voting today

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Six candidates are seeking three North Augusta City Council seats in voting today.

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Graham lines up presidential bid

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina's senior senator, Lindsey Graham has formed a political organization to assess the climate for a potential 2016 presidential bid.

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Three qualify to seek District 7 seat in special election

Three people will compete to complete the unexpired term of District 7 Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith in a March 17 special election.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Frantom says he'll seek District 7 commission post

Sean Frantom told The Augusta Chronicle he is entering the race to replace resigned District 7 Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith.

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Harris, Pittman qualify for District 7 special election

Louis "Hap" Harris and Sonny Pittman qualified for the March 17 special election for the Augusta Commission's District 7 seat.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Qualifying for District 7 commission seat to open

A short qualifying period starts Monday for the special election to complete the term of District 7 Augusta Commission member Donnie Smith.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Commissioners to elect new mayor pro tem

Commissioners are set to elect one of their own to serve as the city's mayor pro tem for two years at the first commission meeting for new Mayor Hardie Davis.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Commissioners to take oaths of office

Two Augusta commissioners and two commissioners-elect will be admninistered the oath of office by their judges of choice at a Monday ceremony.

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Echols announces exit from District 7 special election

Kenny Echols, a retired health care administrator and former Richmond County school board member, said he's out of the running to complete resigned District 7 commissioner Donnie Smith's term.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Pittman announces 7th District seat candidacy

Sonny Pittman announced his candidacy for the 7th District seat on the Augusta Commission.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Qualifying set for District 7 special election

Candidate qualifying in what likely will be a hotly contested election to complete resigned Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith's term has been set for Jan. 12-14.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Taylor defeats Derryberry for Columbia County seat

Mack Taylor, a lawyer and former assistant district attorney, defeated Martinez businessman Trip Derryberry to claim the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

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

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

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

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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