Commissioner Donnie Smith resigns

...Monday's commission and committee meetings."I acknowledge that trust is one of the key components in being an elected official," the letter to his colleagues stated. "My actions have led some within our community to call that trust into...

Report: Ga. governments have weak nepotism rules

...enforced.In one case, Gwinnett County lets an elected official supervise his own girlfriend. An Atlanta city councilman...across different governments. Gwinnett County bans elected official's relatives from being hired. Most policies do...

Schools advocate and community activist Monique Braswell withdraws from school board race

...wheelchair, the cane, I will be very vocal," she said. "But I couldn't do this community a disservice of being an elected official and maybe not being able to complete my term or do my job the way that the people would have elected me to do."

'Squid pro quo?'

...simply a matter between two private individuals. This was a back-room machination by a public official ? the top elected official in Augusta, no less ? that is tantamount to vote-buying. Some people would even call that "bribery."This...

City administrator candidates talk strange line

...politically astute," which raises another question: Why does he want to come to Augusta?"Mr. Layson was once an elected official, which gives him a different perspective. He understands that mindset." So he's as crazy as the rest of them...

Democrat Yancey McGill is SC's new lieutenant governor

...committee but also sits on various state financial oversight boards.Leatherman "may very well be the most powerful elected official in the state, and now we're about to add to that the power of president pro tem," said Massey, R-Edgefield...

Sheheen releases 2013 tax returns, calls on Haley to release more of hers

...law, she earns $106,000 as governor.Sheheen said Monday it's Haley who received jobs because of being an elected official.Haley earned more than $40,500 from 2007 to 2009 in consulting fees from Wilbur Smith Associates ? a major...

Great expectations

...tell about Hasan, he can be counted on to vote his conscience. And that's the best you can hope for out of any elected official, regardless of race.We truly wish him the best.

Ordinary citizens find they can have an impact at the Capitol

...ordinary Georgians walking the halls, buttonholing lawmakers and having their own impact on legislation."Every elected official has to take into account when they hear from constituents," said Kathy Floyd, a veteran lobbyist and executive...

Value of Copenhaver's support in mayor's race argued

...a longtime political observer, said Copen haver's endorsement carried limited weight."It's hard for an elected official to transfer his political prowess to another candidate," Barbee said. "Deke, he's old news. He can't come...