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Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

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

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Early voting begins next week for runoff

Trip Derryberry and Mack Taylor were the top two vote-getters Nov. 4 in the field of four vying to fill the Columbia County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat vacated by Charles Allen.

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

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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Health insurance costs spike

ATLANTA -- Many Georgians could face double-digit increases in their health insurance premiums next year, based on initial rates sought by insurers.
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