Court talk gives way to personal attacks at debate

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate.

Court talk gives way to personal attacks at debate

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate.

Hopefuls misfire on nominees to Supreme Court, militants

WASHINGTON - The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria and more.
By Sam Hananel And Christopher S. Rugaber

GOP hopefuls headed to Aiken forum

The number of Republican presidential candidates has thinned significantly, but at least three will make another pitch to area voters this week before the Feb. 20 South Carolina primary.
By Travis Highfield

Trump big favorite in SC poll

COLUMBIA - Billionaire and reality TV celebrity Donald Trump maintains his significant lead among likely South Carolina Republican primary voters, according to an Opinion Savvy poll.
By Sarita Chourey

Fiorina ends president bid

WASHINGTON - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina ends her bid for the Republican nomination for president .

GOP debate guide: Trump returns as urgency grows for others

With one presidential election contest over and the next three days away, there was a new sense of urgency for the Republican candidates ahead of Saturday night's final debate before New Hampshire voters have their say.
By Steve Peoples

Feagin to run for Aiken County Council

Danny Feagin, a Burnettown councilman for the past eight years, has announced his candidacy for the Ai­ken County Council's District 3 seat to replace the retiring LaWana Mc­Kenzie.

Walker announces run for State Court

Announcing her first run for elected office, Monique Walker said she "could not be more excited or more prepared for this role" after a 20-year career in law and business.
By Susan McCord

Trump opening Evans headquarters

Betsy Sharp, whose Burke County farm Trump saved from foreclosure in the 1980s, will speak at a Friday grand opening.

Rand Paul ends presidential bid

COLUMBIA - Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field.

Articles from the Elections section archive

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Lott to face Taylor in District 122 runoff

Jodi Lott, a politcal newcomer who is a registered nurse and co-owner of a rehabilitaion practice, will face Mack Taylor, a former assistant district attorney and county commissioner, in the runoff.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Low turnout expected for SPLOST, other area elections

A forecast of rain will probably increase the likelihood of the dismal turnout elections officials expect for today's sales tax referendum and other area elections.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Richmond County Sample Ballots for Nov. 3, 2015

Richmond County sample ballot

Columbia County Sample Ballots for Nov. 3, 2015

Columbia County sample ballots

Candidates in heated state House race talk agendas

The race for state House District 122 was dominated in recent days by political drama and accusations of subterfuge and intrigue, but the four candidates have agendas they hope to accomplish if ...
By Steve Crawford

Columbia County growth on minds of commission candidates

All five candidates in Tuesday's District 3 race have their own plans to tackle what they see as the county's most pressing issue: growth management.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

House Republicans nominate Paul Ryan as speaker

House Republicans have nominated Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan to become the chamber's next speaker.
By Alan Fram

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Recording contradicts political operative's claims about Mullins investigation

Joe Mullins, one of four candidates seeking the State House District 122 seat, said Tuesday that the recording verifies to him that despite claims to the contrary, his rival Mack Taylor had ...
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Richardson leads in District 3 fundraising

According to his campaign finance report filed Monday, Gary Richardson has raised $19,400 in cash donations and an additional $3,600 in in-kind contributions, putting him more than $10,000 ahead ...
By Steve Crawford

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Sales tax Q&A: What is included in the sales tax package for Blythe?

Augusta voters are set to decide on the consolidated government's latest special purpose local option sales tax package in a referendum on the Nov. 3 ballot.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

District 122 fight gets rough between Mullins, Taylor

Joe Mullins, one of four candidates vying for the seat vacated in July by former State Rep. Ben Harbin, has come out swinging against Mack Taylor.
By Steve Crawford

Sales tax Q&A: How many have voted already in the sales tax referendum?

Augusta voters are set to decide on the consolidated government's latest special purpose local option sales tax package in a referendum on the Nov. 3 ballot.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Three additional locations open Monday for advance voting

Registered voters from across Augusta-Richmond County are deciding whether to approve special purpose, local option sales tax 7, a $215.5 million package of capital projects to be funded through a ...

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Mullins outspends opponents in District 122 race

Joe Mullins, one of four candidates hoping to fill the seat vacated in July by former state Rep. Ben Harbin, has spent more than $92,000 so far.
By Steve Crawford

Biden won't run for president

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path ...

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Sales tax Q&A: Where did the special purpose local option sales tax come from?

One of eight pennies now collected on each dollar of sales in Richmond County, the tax wasn't the first sales tax collected by counties, but it was the first collected for the "special purpose" of ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Candidates make case for election at forum

Eight of 10 candidates vying for Grovetown mayor, two seats on the Grovetown City Council and two seats on the Harlem City Council answered questions during a forum Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Kemp's Peanut Poll aims to draw candidates

ATLANTA - Now that the state has a presidential primary scheduled at a time to draw candidates to Georgia, a new wrinkle may provide added incentive.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Fiorina touts conservative values during Aiken stop

GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina appeared at a town hall meeting Friday with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) held before an enthusiastic crowd of about ...
By Mike Rosier

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Fiorina touts conservative values during Aiken stop

GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina appeared at a town hall meeting Friday with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) held before an enthusiastic crowd of about ...
By Mike Rosier

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Grovetown Mayor (100% reporting)
Gary Jones 68.93%
George W. James 31.61%

Grovetown City Council (100% reporting)
Eric W. Blair 26.86%
Dennis O. Trudeau (i) 26.29%
David W. Payne 24.36%
Renee P. McDowell (i) 22.04%

Harlem City Council (100% reporting)
Gregg W. Stokes (i) 36.04%
Jennifer Bennett 27.73%
James Thomas Jr. 23.66%
Joe Lokey 12.38%

Aiken Mayor (89.29% reporting)
Rick Osbon (R) 64.73%
Lessie B. Price (D) 35.09%

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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