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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Lawmaker considers 12th District run

ATLANTA -- The Republican race for the chance to challenge Democratic Congressman John Barrow could get more crowded if state Rep. Delvis Dutton decides to enter it.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Congressional candidates stop in Evans

Two candidates vying for seats in Congress stopped in Evans on Wednesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

Ron Cross to seek re-election

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross will seek a fourth term of office this November, he confirmed Monday.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Second Republican jumps into SC superintendent's race

COLUMBIA - Repub­lican activist Sheri Few announced Friday that she's running for South Carolina schools superintendent on a platform of blocking education standards known as Common Core.
By Seanna Adcox

May 20 Augusta elections set

A bill with the effect of moving Augusta's mayoral and commission elections to May 20 was approved Friday by the Georgia House of Representatives.
By Susan McCord

Bill moves up Ga. primary date

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers have agreed to move up the state primary to May 20, and the bill now heads to the governor for his signature.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Attorney announces candidacy for Super District 10 seat

Augusta attorney Brandon Dial on Wednesday became the first candidate to challenge incumbent Grady Smith for the Super District 10 seat on the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Challenge for SC comptroller

COLUMBIA - Hartsville businessman Michael Luppe is seeking to become South Carolina's chief accountant.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Ga. school chief candidates raise nearly $400,000

ATLANTA -- The 10 declared candidates for state superintendent of schools reported raising nearly $400,000 collectively, but only four brought in more than $10,000.

Gov. Deal tops voter poll

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal is leading his Democratic challenger in a poll conducted for Morris News released Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Ga. GOP plans 7 Senate debates around state

The Georgia Republican Party will come to Augusta on April 19 as part of seven statewide debates for candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat.

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

McConnell won't seek SC election

COLUMBIA- Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell says he will not seek election to the statewide office, as he instead pursues leading the College of Charleston.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

2014 to be a major election year in Georgia

ATLANTA - Four years after Republicans claimed every statewide office in Georgia, voters will have the chance to weigh in on whether the state is on the right path or changes are needed at the top.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Obamacare issue in Ga. Senate race

ATLANTA - A debate is raging among Georgia's Republican Senate candidates over how best to rid Americans of what they consider the flaws of the national health care overhaul.
By Walter C. Jones

Voting precinct plan proceeds

The board failed to pass a substitute amendment that would omit polling locations at St. John's Towers and Peabody Apartment from the board's precinct plan.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

Prince wins House seat

Brian Prince defeated Diane Evans on Tuesday to fill the vacated Georgia House District 127 seat.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

House 127 runoff Tuesday

Voters in Augusta and Jefferson County return to the polls today to choose a candidate in the Georgia House District 127 runoff between Brian Prince and Diane Evans.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Pastors endorse Evans in House District 127 runoff

A handful of area pastors have thrown their support behind Jefferson County candidate Diane Evans in her runoff Tuesday for House District 127 with retired Army Lt. Col. Brian Prince.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

4 staffers leave Gingrey Senate campaign

ATLANTA - Four top staffers have left U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey's campaign for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat. Gingrey, an Augusta native, represents a suburban Atlanta congressional district.

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Two dates possible for city elections

Elections next year for Augusta mayor and five commissioners will be on May 20 or July 15, according to elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey.
By Susan McCord

Augusta mayoral candidate profiles

Five candidates qualified to run for Augusta mayor.
By Susan McCord

Augusta Commission candidates

Here are candidates who have qualified to run for Augusta Commission.

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Judge denies request to delay special purpose local option sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.