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Longtime sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

...National Corrections Academy. He was named South Carolina's sheriff of the year in 1982.In 1998, Metts pondered a GOP primary challenge to then-Gov. David Beasley ? whom he had helped get elected four years earlier ? and even mulled running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-01/longtime-sheriff-pleads-not-guilty-
South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff latest in string to be charged, investigated

...Republican county outside Columbia.He was named South Carolina's sheriff of the year in 1982.In 1998, he pondered a GOP primary challenge to then-Gov. David Beasley ? whom he had helped get elected four years earlier ? and even mulled running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-17/south-carolinas-longes
No runoff lets Republicans focus on Rep. Barrow

...excited about it."Allen, the 62-year-old owner of an Augusta construction company, was the runner-up in a GOP primary runoff for Barrow's seat two years ago that left both Republican contenders drained of cash and battered from attacking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-25/no-runoff-lets-republicans-fo
Kent: Political horse races; memo to a friend

...county voter base that should ensure his re-election in a GOP primary. His opponent will no doubt be lackluster candidate...Superintendent Linda Schrenko, thinks he can fend off a GOP primary challenge on this Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, Oglethorpe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/23/op_288660.shtml
Opinion columns
North Augusta's choice

...the District 83 House seat vacated by Scott Beck. In June they voted in Aiken County Council primaries and today in a GOP primary they will likely choose the successor to Smith's City Council seat. The winner between bachelor attorney Arthur...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/15/edi_295522.shtml
Editorials | Aiken County Council | North Augusta City Council
Dyer wins Democratic nod for SC's 3rd District

...show host Brian Doyle of Aiken in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Dyer will face one of six Republicans in November. A GOP primary runoff is expected. Two years ago, she was defeated by incumbent U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett. The seat is open...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-06-08/dyer-wins-democratic-nod-scs
City council member has opposition

...planned-growth advocate Ed Giobbe filed Monday to run against Councilman Don Sprawls for the District 3 seat, which will force a GOP primary Sept. 9. Monday was the last day a candidate could file to appear on the ballot. No one stepped up against Republican...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/12/met_383959.shtml
Metro | Aiken City Council
Aiken Co. voting today

...North Augusta also has a councilmanic race to fill the unexpired term of Lark Jones, who's now mayor. It's a GOP primary featuring two fine candidates, Dane Anderson and Kenneth J. McDowell. (Anderson, an unsuccessful mayoral candidate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/12/edi_212811.shtml
Editorials
Candidate for sheriff builds up roster list

...elected May 13, I'm ready to go when sworn in May 15," said Lt. Hunt, who beat interim Sheriff Jody Rowland in a GOP primary battle and is the prohibitive favorite in this GOP-dominated part of South Carolina. "I don't want folks thinking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/25/met_370717.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Council
Gingrich details sins, forgiveness

...up for a likely presidential run. He has been courting religious and social conservatives who would be critical in a GOP primary.Gingrich said Wednesday that if he runs for president, he will likely announce in early May outside Independence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-03-09/gingrich-details-sins-forgive
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