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Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Barrow leaves Augusta for Athens

After losing his seat in the U.S. House, Rep. John Barrow is selling his Augusta home.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

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 ...
By Bill Barrow

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

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 ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

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

'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 ...
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

Groups question elections officials after hassles at polls

ATLANTA - State and national civil rights groups say issues some voters faced when they went to the polls Tuesday reinforced their skepticism toward Georgia elections officials and voter ...

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Derryberry, Taylor headed to runoff in District 3 race

A Martinez businessman and a former assistant district attorney are headed for a Dec. 2 runoff election for the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.
By Steve Crawford

Morris retains Columbia County seat

Veteran Columbia County Commissioner Bill Morris retained his seat for another four years in Tuesday's election.
By Valerie Rowell

McDowell wins Grovetown race

Renee McDowell will fill the unexpired term of Councilman Dale Stoddard, who died June 16.
By Valerie Rowell

Hannah wins school seat by big margin

Richmond County School Board candidate Charlie Hannah handily defeated rival Franklyn Beckles and gained the District 2 seat Tuesday night, winning the election by more than 2,000 votes.
By Sean Gruber

Perdue bests Nunn in Senate contest

ATLANTA --David Perdue captured a majority to win Georgia's Senate seat Tuesday, keeping it in Republican hands and adding to his party's power in the U.S. Senate.
By Walter Jones

Deal coasts to election victory

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan soundly defeated Democratic challenger Jason Carter who was considered a rising star on a path to follow his grandfather to national office.
By Walter Jones

2014 Election Night Updates

Come back to this story all night for the latest updates on the 2014 Election. 

Election begins; voting steady

Voting has been steady so far this morning, local voting managers say.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Not many surprises expected in South Carolina elections

COLUMBIA - No Democrat has beaten an incumbent Republican in a statewide or congressional race since 1998. It will also be the first statewide general election under South Carolina's new voter ID law.
By Jeffrey Collins

Resident helped more than 9,000 register to vote

Shirley Woodley, 65, has registered more than 9,000 people in Richmond County between 2008 and 2012 and more since then.
By Tracey McManus

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

Election Day to decide area races, issues

Election Day is here and while voters in the Augusta area might not miss the campaign commercials, Georgia's economy will.
By Wesley Brown

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.

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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Georgia may lower income tax

ATLANTA -- Georgia Republicans have introduced a bill that will lower the rate on income taxes for individuals and businesses that their economists estimate will result in 14,000 or so jobs.
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