Feagin wins county council seat; runoff for State House 81 seat

Danny Feagin topped two opponents to win the County Council District 3 seat outright Tuesday, but it will take a runoff to decide who represents Aiken County from state House District 81.
By James Folker

Bjorn wins Democratic US House primary

COLUMBIA - Arik Bjorn has been declared the winner of the Democratic primary in South Carolina's 2nd Con­gressional District race by 45 votes out of more than 19,000 cast.

Recount scheduled in SC congressional race

Votes will be recounted Friday to determine who won the Democratic primary for US House District 2 - Arik Bjorn or Phil Black. The district includes parts of Aiken County.

Feagin wins county council seat; runoff for State House 81 seat

Danny Feagin topped two opponents to win the County Council District 3 seat outright Tuesday, but it will take a runoff to decide who represents Aiken County from state House District 81.
By James Folker

SC voters head to the polls today

Although a record 3 million people are registered in South Carolina, don't expect any participation records to be set when voters go to the polls on Tuesday in the state primary.
By Bruce Smith

SC candidates give top issues

Fixing South Carolina's crumbling roads and bridges and providing better leadership are foremost in the minds of North Augusta-area candidates for the state Legislature.
By James Folker

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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.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Romney, McCain call Trump danger for nation

SALT LAKE CITY - In an extraordinary display of Republican chaos, the party's most recent presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and John McCain, took on current front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday.
By Steve Peoples And Brady Mccombs

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Clinton, Trump win over Georgia voters

Hillary Clinton's decisive victory in Georgia confirmed one maxim in state politics: Democrats need African-American voters to win. But Donald Trump's victory threw expectations about blocs of ...
By Kathleen Foody

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Aiken father, son cast ballots together at Democratic primary

Both Rolland Curtis, 19, and his father, Nolan, said they are concerned about the level of discourse between the parties in this election year. "I think people are just very emotional and very ...
By John Boyette

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

Crowd hears what 'Hillary says'

Former President Bill Clinton touched often on his family's connections to South Carolina, recalling that daughter Chelsea learned to ride a bike on the beach at Kiawah Island, during a Friday ...
By James Folker

Christie endorsing Trump

FORT WORTH, Texas - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie backed Donald Trump in the Republican race for president on Friday, as the billionaire businessman sought to beat back a series of blistering ...

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Clinton rally at Aiken High

Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Hillary Clinton at a Get Out the Vote rally Friday morning at Aiken High School, the school district confirmed Wednesday.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Trump claims South Carolina primary

Donald Trump has won the South Carolina Republican primary, a second-straight victory for the billionaire real estate mogul after his first-place finish in New Hampshire.

Aiken primary voting smooth

AIKEN - Voting goes smoothly as Aiken County voters take party in Saturday's South Carolina primary.
By John Boyette

The Latest: Bush ends campaign

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he is ending his bid for the White House.

Republican hopefuls get emotional on eve of primary

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Republican campaign turned deeply personal on the eve of today’s high-stakes presidential primary, as Donald Trump eyed a delegate sweep and his rivals jockeyed for a ...
By Steve Peoples and Bill Barrow

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Advance voting in Georgia continues Saturday, next week

Though South Carolina has drawn most of the recent attention surrounding presidential candidates, voters in Richmond and Columbia counties are also having their say on who will be the Republican ...
By Mike Wynn

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Rubio talks eminent domain, MOX during Aiken stop

In a town hall meeting in Aiken Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio touched on two issues relevant to local issues: eminent domain and the MOX project.
By Travis Highfield

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