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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Allen pledges to focus on economy

Congressman-elect Rick Allen said he plans to place a picture of his grandchildren on his new desk in Washington to remind him of his main goal in Congress – working to reduce the $483 billion ...
By Wesley Brown

Postal Service adds Sunday delivery for holidays

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will deliver packages on Sundays in major cities and high volume areas during the holiday season.

Movement to raise teacher salaries in SC begins

COLUMBIA - The head of South Carolina's Education Association is urging lawmakers to consider raising the starting salary for a public school teacher to $40,000 in order to attract and keep ...
By Sarita Chourey

Our inaction helped ISIS, experts say

ATHENS, Ga. -- The United States is partly to blame for the rise of ISIS, University of Georgia faculty members who keep tabs on the Middle East agreed during a Tuesday panel discussion.
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Deal celebrates win, lays out second-term priorities

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that his second term will include a deliberate approach to reviewing how Georgia funds K-12 schools, one day after defeating Democrat Jason Carter.
By Kathleen Foody

Mayor-elect details proposal to expand office, budget

Speaking of the mayor's office in terms of its percentage of the city budget, Mayor-elect Hardie Davis pitched plans to expand the office at a Wednesday budget work session.
By Susan McCord

'National wave election' cited in Barrow defeat

Election returns show Barrow's hold on the 12th District softened by six to 10 points in counties he either won outright or at least achieved a near-even split in 2012, including Richmond, which ...
By Wesley Brown

Grovetown native wins council seat

Renee McDowell defeated two opponents to win a seat on the Grovetown City Council.
By Valerie Rowell

Groups question elections officials after hassles at polls

ATLANTA - State and national civil rights groups say issues some voters faced when they went to the polls Tuesday reinforced their skepticism toward Georgia elections officials and voter ...

Incumbents shine in Augusta-area races

Incumbents maintained their grip on three Tuesday contests for Augusta-area seats in the Georgia General Assembly.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Bridges wins Columbia County tax commissioner seat

Wayne Bridges will fill the unexpired term of former Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, who resigned in March after a prolonged controversy over fees she was paid by the cities of Grovetown and Harlem ...
By Steve Crawford

Derryberry, Taylor headed to runoff in District 3 race

A Martinez businessman and a former assistant district attorney are headed for a Dec. 2 runoff election for the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.
By Steve Crawford

Morris retains Columbia County seat

Veteran Columbia County Commissioner Bill Morris retained his seat for another four years in Tuesday's election.
By Valerie Rowell

McDowell wins Grovetown race

Renee McDowell will fill the unexpired term of Councilman Dale Stoddard, who died June 16.
By Valerie Rowell

Committee to study waiving commissioners' conflicts of interest

A measure allowing the Augusta Commission to vote to waive the city's conflict of interest policy and allow commissioners to do business with the city will get further study.
By Susan McCord

Columbia County approves zoning for warehouse project

The Columbia County Commission approved the rezoning Tuesday of about 70 acres of land near Grovetown to make way for the construction of a multitenant 500,000-square-foot warehouse near the John ...
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Not many surprises expected in South Carolina elections

COLUMBIA - No Democrat has beaten an incumbent Republican in a statewide or congressional race since 1998. It will also be the first statewide general election under South Carolina's new voter ID law.
By Jeffrey Collins

Commission to vote on request for members to do business with city

The amendment allows the commission to waive, through a majority vote, the city's prohibition against city officials transacting city business, directly or indirectly.
By Susan McCord

Deal, Perdue visit Augusta during state tour

Georgia gubernatorial incumbent Nathan Deal's and U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue's met supporters during a campaign stop at Daniel Field.
By Sean Gruber

Election Day to decide area races, issues

Election Day is here and while voters in the Augusta area might not miss the campaign commercials, Georgia's economy will.
By Wesley Brown

District 1


William Fennoy

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 726-4014 (c)

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District 2


Corey Johnson

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 736-4435 (h)

Phone: (706) 993-0224 (c)

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District 3


Mary Davis

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2574 (c)

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District 4


Alvin Davis

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 955-6130

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District 5


Bill Lockett

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 825-1847 (c)

Phone: (706) 798-7175 (h)

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District 6


Ben Hasan

Term: 2015-2018

District 7


Donnie Smith

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2606 (c)

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District 8


Wayne Guilfoyle

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 592-2385 (h)

Phone: (706) 796-3444 (w)

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District 9


Marion Williams

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2582 (c)

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District 10


Grady Smith

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 825-9473 (c)

Phone: (706) 733-9473 (w)


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