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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tuesday is last day to register to vote in May 24 election

Advance voting starts May 2 and Saturday voting will be held May 14 in the May 24 general primary and nonpartisan election.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Burke County sheriff endorses Williams as successor

Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey on Tuesday announced that he would endorse current Richmond County school chief Alfonzo Williams to be his successor.
By Travis Highfield

Trump, Clinton win in New York

NEW YORK — Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to resounding victories in Tuesday’s New York primary.
By Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire

Monday, April 18, 2016

Candidates make pitches at forum

Augusta's sprint to May 24 elections continued Monday at a forum in the Laney-Walker community.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, April 16, 2016

10th, 12th district conventions calm

Despite predictions of a contested national convention, Republicans in Georgia's 10th and 12th congressional districts selected delegates Saturday based on unity and party service rather than ...
By Walter C. Jones

McCormick sheriff candidate questions policy

MCCORMICK, S.C. - A candidate running for McCormick County sheriff says it isn't fair he has been asked to leave his police job while other candidates can continue to work in law enforcement while ...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Georgia GOP to hold district conventions

The potential for a contested convention in Cleveland heightens the importance of Saturday's district conventions because every delegate could be instrumental in determining the party's ...
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Candidates file to seek offices in South Carolina

Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson will have a Democratic opponent in November. So will Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.
By James Folker

Monday, March 21, 2016

Rep. Allen plans Burke visit

Congressman Rick Allen, of Georgia's 12 District, will host Coffee with the Congressman from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Burke County Chamber of Commerce, 241 East Sixth Street, Waynesboro.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Judge calls Georgia's ballot access law unconstitutional

ATLANTA - Georgia's requirement that political organizations seeking to put a presidential candidate's name on a statewide ballot have to get signatures from 1 percent of registered voters is ...
By Kate Brumback

Monday, March 14, 2016

Trump holds huge Fla. lead; Rubio breaks away from Cruz

Donald Trump will easily win the Florida Republican primary, and Marco Rubio safely holds second place, according to a survey for the Florida Times-Union released Monday.
By Walter C. Jones

Trump, Sanders gaining, political expert says

ATHENS, Ga. -- Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are gaining traction with their anti-establishment messages, one of Georgia's most respected political scientists says, and it's not inconceivable ...
By Hilary Butschek

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Allen says Trump preferable to Democrat in White House

Stopping short of endorsing the Republican frontrunner, U.S. Rep. Rick Allen said Friday he prefers Donald Trump as president to anyone Democrats might put in office.
By Susan McCord

Friday, March 11, 2016

Augusta Democrats to pose ballot question about school takeover plan

Democrats hope a May 24 ballot question will raise awareness about a Nov. 8 state referendum that would amend the Georgia Con­stitution to allow the state to seize control of perennially failing ...
By Susan McCord

Isakson attracts 2nd GOP challenger

ATLANTA -- Republican incumbents came away from Friday's end to candidate qualifying with a slew of challengers from both parties, including U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson who gained a second primary rival.
By Walter C. Jones

Millionaire challenges Isakson

ATLANTA -- Georgia Democrats' dream of a candidate capable of bankrolling a challenge to Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson materialized Thursday when an Atlanta money manager filed the paperwork ...
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Ex-officer to run against Roundtree as Republican

Brian McDuffie has qualified as a Republican to run against his former boss, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree. McDuffie said Thursday that his campaign is based around "bringing more ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Challengers line up for Richmond County school board

There could be a shake-up on the Richmond County Board of Education in November as at least four trustees are being challenged this year for re-election.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Candidate qualifying for area posts starts Monday

Area election officials are gearing up for a busy week of candidate qualifying, with about four dozen offices coming open this year in Richmond and Columbia counties.
By Susan McCord

Friday, March 4, 2016

Allen to launch re-election bid with bus tour

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Ga., will announce his re-election bid Monday and kick off his campaign with a bus tour of his district.

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PHILADELPHIA - Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively ...