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Friday, April 3, 2015

State reviewing Richmond voter purges

ATHENS, Ga. -- Linda Ford has resigned as director of the elections division of the Georgia Secretary of State's office after a breach of a federal rule regarding the maintenance of voter ...
By Jim Thompson

Monday, March 16, 2015

Candidates' voting records analyzed

Three candidates seeking the District 7 commission post don't always go to the polls themselves.
By Susan McCord and Sandy Hodson

Education sales tax to get vote

If approved, the education special purpose local option sales tax (ESPLOST) referendum will renew collection of the tax starting in 2017.
By Steve Crawford

Light voter turnout expected

Turnout will be key, but likely still very low in today's special election to fill an unexpired District 7 term on the Augusta commission.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Harris leads in District 7 fundraising race

Interim Augusta Commission member Louis "Hap" Harris outraised his two opponents in Tuesday's District 7 special election by about $10,000, candidate filings show.
By Susan McCord

Monday, March 9, 2015

District 7 candidates face off at forum

Three candidates sparred over working with the mayor and commission and managing city infrastructure and taxpayer dollars for more than two hours at a forum.
By Susan McCord

New SPLOST 7 referendum slated for November ballot

Augusta voters may see a special purpose, local option sales tax referendum on the Nov. 3 ballot after the rapidly assembled SPLOST 7 package failed last May.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

District 7 candidate forums planned

Three Augusta groups are holding forums for the three candidates seeking the District 7 Augusta Commission post.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Early voting starts today in commission race

Three weeks of advance voting in the March 17 special election for Augusta Commission District 7 start Monday at the Richmond County Board of Elections office.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

District 7 commission candidates lack legal baggage

A search of civil and criminal court and other records found little to concern voters about the three men seeking to complete Don­nie Smith's District 7 Augusta Commission term.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Registration deadline for special Augusta Commission election is Tuesday

Tuesday is the last day for District 7 residents to register to vote in the March 17 special election to fill the unexpired term of Donnie Smith on the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Brooks unseats councilwoman; Adams, McDowell re-elected in North Augusta

Former city employee Bob Brooks will replace longtime City Councilwoman Carolyn Baggott in May, according to North Augusta election results.
By Nikasha Dicks

North Augusta voting today

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Six candidates are seeking three North Augusta City Council seats in voting today.

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Graham lines up presidential bid

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina's senior senator, Lindsey Graham has formed a political organization to assess the climate for a potential 2016 presidential bid.

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Three qualify to seek District 7 seat in special election

Three people will compete to complete the unexpired term of District 7 Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith in a March 17 special election.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Frantom says he'll seek District 7 commission post

Sean Frantom told The Augusta Chronicle he is entering the race to replace resigned District 7 Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith.

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Harris, Pittman qualify for District 7 special election

Louis "Hap" Harris and Sonny Pittman qualified for the March 17 special election for the Augusta Commission's District 7 seat.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Qualifying for District 7 commission seat to open

A short qualifying period starts Monday for the special election to complete the term of District 7 Augusta Commission member Donnie Smith.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Commissioners to elect new mayor pro tem

Commissioners are set to elect one of their own to serve as the city's mayor pro tem for two years at the first commission meeting for new Mayor Hardie Davis.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Commissioners to take oaths of office

Two Augusta commissioners and two commissioners-elect will be admninistered the oath of office by their judges of choice at a Monday ceremony.

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. 

Chris Christie touts strong leadership

ATLANTA - Chris Christie, the first Republican presidential hopeful to speak at the RedState Gathering Friday, told the mostly conservative crowd that he plans to bring the same brand of unapologetic, strong leadership he's shown in New Jersey to the White House in 2016.
By Lauren McDonald

Jindal vows to go after Planned Parenthood

ATLANTA -- GOP hopeful and La. Gov. Bobby Jindal jumped immediately into an attack on President Barack Obama when he addressed the RedState Gathering crowd on Friday.
By Lauren McDonald

Candidate Rick Perry pledges jobs

ATLANTA - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said America needs a leader with experience, and he told a conservative crowd on Friday that he's qualified for the job.
By Lauren McDonald

Fiorina says she would challenge status quo

ATLANTA -- Businesswoman Carly Fiorina said on Friday that she plans to ride the momentum of her success at the first debate by doing what she's been doing all along - with just a little more name recognition.
By Lauren McDonald

Rubio wants job creation

ATLANTA-- Marco Rubio told the RedState Gathering, a group of conservative activists and donors, that America will have to evolve with the rapidly transforming economy in order to be the top country for jobs by 2020.
By Lauren McDonald

Planned Parenthood a hot topic at RedState Gathering

Defunding Planned Parenthood was one of the most discussed topics among the five GOP candidates who spoke at the RedState Gathering on Friday.
By Lauren McDonald

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