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Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Poll has Trump with big lead in South Carolina

South Carolina Republican voters might favor billionaire Donald Trump even more than their counterparts in Georgia, Arkansas and Florida.
By Sarita Chourey

Poll says Trump is Georgia's GOP leader

Billionaire Donald Trump holds a double-digit lead over his nearest rival in the GOP presidential primary, according to a Fox 5/Morris News Poll.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Santorum says American workers are key

AIKEN — Rick Santorum says the experience of running for president in 2012 has him more at ease on the campaign trail these days, but it hasn’t dampened his message.
By Mike Rosier

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

District 122 House seat special election set for Nov. 3

A special election to fill the House seat left vacant by the resignation of Ben Harbin will be set for Nov. 3, Gov. Nathan Deal’s spokewoman Jen Talaber said Wednesday.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Candidate announces bid for House 122

Joe Mullins, a developer and entertainment promoter, officially tossed his hat into the ring to compete for the state House District 122 seat recently vacated by Ben Harbin.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Presidential candidates Cruz, Huckabee will visit Augusta area

With a presidential primary almost eight months away, metro Augusta is already receiving visits from Re­pub­li­can hopefuls.
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 22, 2015

Elections board to remove 500 inactive voters from rolls

The Richmond County Board of Elections is preparing to remove from voter registration lists nearly 500 former residents who haven't updated address information.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hillary Clinton campaigns in SC today

SANTEE, S.C. - Hillary Rodham Clinton is talking about the importance of job training during a visit to South Carolina this week.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Parkinson's won't stop him, Isakson says

ATLANTA - Georgia's political world shuddered a little with the news that Sen. Johnny Isakson has Parkinson's Disease, and now voters may be wondering if he's still qualified.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Christie talks guns, education in South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped in South Carolina for the first time in nearly five months on a two-day swing through the state.
By Jill Colvin

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Clinton champions middle class

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hillary Rodham Clinton says pay equity between men and women, more generous parental leave policies and a higher minimum wage go to the heart of why it's "hard to get ahead and ...
By Bill Barrow

Friday, May 15, 2015

Georgia, South seeks bigger role in 2016 primaries

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia Repub­­licans found themselves meeting three presidential hopefuls Friday, giving the state GOP hope that a new standard in politics awaits as South­ern states ...
By Bill Barrow

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Jackson mayoral candidates differ on growth

Mayor K. Todd Etheredge, who has run opposed since 2002, and write-in candidate Alan Meierhenry stand apart on the direction of the town.
By Mike Rosier

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Frantom wins District 7 seat

Augusta Commission District 7 will have a new representative with Sean Frantom's Tuesday runoff victory over interim commissioner Louis "Hap" Harris.
By Susan McCord

Monday, April 13, 2015

Frantom, Harris compete in runoff today

The race to fill the unexpired term of resigned District 7 commissioner Donnie Smith enters its final stretch with today's special election runoff between Hap Harris and Sean Frantom.
By Susan McCord

Friday, April 10, 2015

Contractors back Harris with donations

Local government contractors are putting their money behind sitting commissioner Louis "Hap" Harris, who has now raised nearly $27,000 in pursuit of the District 7 commission seat.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Cruz shares presidential vision with Aiken Republican Club

Less than two weeks after announcing his run for president, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign caravan made a stop at New­berry Hall on Saturday as he addressed members of the Aiken ...
By Travis Highfield

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

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. 

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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Gov. Haley urges more SC evacuations
COLUMBIA - In a terse warning, South Carolina's governor urged thousands of people in low-lying areas near the coast to evacuate Thursday before a mass of water rumbling toward the ocean floods ...
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