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Thursday, June 19, 2014

School funding not political, Deal says

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal denied Thursday he boosted education spending in the new state budget to win votes in his re-election as Sen. Jason Carter charges.
By Walter C. Jones

Look out, Georgians, here come attack ads

ATLANTA -- A new batch of ads attacking both of the Senate Republican candidates are on the air, living up to predictions that the runoff would be heated and negative.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Endorsements for Ga. school hopefuls

ATLANTA -- The Democratic and Republican candidates who led the May 20 primaries for state superintendent of schools announced this week they have garnered a growing list of endorsements.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, June 12, 2014

McKinney ends lieutenant governor's campaign

COLUMBIA - Lieutenant governor candidate Pat McKinney dropped out of the race Thursday, leaving Mike Campbell to advance to the GOP primary runoff.
By Seanna Adcox

Kingston releases tax info ahead of Ga. Sen runoff

ATLANTA - Republican Rep. Jack Kingston this week released five years of his federal tax returns, with just over a month to go before his July 22 runoff for Georgia's open Senate seat.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Poll: Kingston leads Perdue by 11 points

Jack Kingston has an 11-point lead over David Perdue in the Republican Senate runoff, according to a survey released Thursday by InsiderAdvantage.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Scott's GOP victory sets up historic SC election

COLUMBIA - Having handily beaten his GOP challenger, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is now poised to focus on his general election campaign, one that will likely make history.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Graham, Scott easily take GOP primaries

Focus on Graham, constitutional offices in voters go to polls in SC primary.
By Meg Kinnard

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Georgia candidates react to Obama's emission plan

Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is keeping her distance from the plan, while both Republicans in the race have said the regulations are too burdensome.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Gingrey endorses Kingston for Senate

MARIETTA -- They may have been rivals for the Republican Senate nomination, but Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston remained friends, the two congressmen said Wednesday in a press conference they are ...
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tea party stirs Ga. GOP runoff after primary loss

ATLANTA - When Rep. Jack Kingston and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue advanced to a Republican runoff in Georgia's Senate race, the tea party was left without a favored candidate.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Monday, May 26, 2014

Aiken voters might see sales tax increase on ballot

The proposal, if voters approve it, could raise $16 million to $20 million annually for new construction and facility upgrades for Aiken County Public School District.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Voters will go back to polls to determine state schools chief

ATLANTA - Republicans and Democrats will both be heading back to the polls in July to finish selecting their nominees for state superintendent of schools after Tuesday's voting was inconclusive.
By Kate Brumback

Deal wins GOP primary

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal handily won the GOP primary on Tuesday, earning more than 70 percent of the vote in early returns. 
By Ray Henry

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jones, Johnson in Senate District 22 runoff

Neither of the two favorites in the State Senate District 22 race had enough votes to win outright, sending Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson and attorney Harold Jones II to the July runoff.
By Tracey McManus

Voters reject SPLOST package

Augusta voters narrowly rejected a $194.3 million sales tax package, just the second of its kind to fail since the city's first special purpose local option sales tax in 1988.
By Meg Mirshak

Cross, Duncan win easily

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross deflected a challenge to his next four years in office on Tuesday, while Doug Duncan takes the Commission's District 1 seat.
By Steve Crawford

Sleeper, Baker retain school board seats

Two Columbia County School Board incumbents retained their seats for another term.
By Valerie Rowell

Davis wins outright in mayor's race

Augusta’s new mayor in January will be Sen. Hardie Davis. Commissioner Alvin Mason conceded the election in a 9:30 p.m. phone call to Davis. 
By Susan McCord

Davis wins mayor; SPLOST loses

Hardie Davis dominates Augusta mayor's race, but the special purpose local option sales tax loses by 700 votes.

Election Updates

ATLANTA — Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that could help determine control of the chamber.

Runoffs set fields for November elections

The retirement of Re­pub­lican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss set off a political game of musical chairs that was only partially settled with Tuesday’s runoff election.

Election Results

  • Augusta District 6: Hasan wins 52-48%
  • Georgia Senate District 22: Jones wins 61-39%
  • 10th Congressional District: Hice wins GOP 
  • GOP U.S. Senate: Perdue wins GOP - 50.71%
  • GOP school race: Richard Woods defeats Mike Buck by 726 votes.

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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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