Columbia County to review construction contractors after fatal fall

...some subcontractors are using "very competitive pricing" to get work from builders and remodelers.According to Georgia secretary of state records, Ash worth Homes' owner, Russell Toxey Smith, received a two-year, basic-residential contracting...

Georgia, South seeks bigger role in 2016 primaries

...presidential politics awaits as South ern states build a regional primary for 2016."It's putting us on the map," said Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, architect of what's being dubbed the "SEC primary," a reference to college athletics...

Ga. GOP convention starts today

...gaveled into session until 2 p.m. today, but an 8:30 a.m. breakfast with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp likely will serve as an informal kickoff for the convention.hristie is considering a run at...

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 registration rolls.According to Jared...

Hardie Davis' inauguration ceremony, reception set

...Committee Inc., last month "expressly" to manage the event's finances. The entity was registered with the Georgia secretary of state by Davis' attorney, Ed Enoch. Davis said the social welfare nonprofit's current mission is "to bring...

Copenhaver served as mayor for nine years without controversy

...said he plans to devote his time to consulting, and Copenhaver Consulting LLC was registered this month with the Georgia Secretary of State's office.The soon-to-be former mayor said in an interview that the reality of leaving is beginning...

Area charitable groups to take part in national day of giving

...the Giving Tuesday initiative.Golden Harvest still hopes people will remember the food bank today, McNeal said.Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp warned Monday to research charitable groups before giving. To avoid scams and make sure your...

Advocacy groups question Georgia elections officials after voters face hassles at polls

...elections officials weren't doing their jobs. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has said forms from every eligible...officials said in a statement.Early in the day, a Georgia Secretary of State voter information Web site plagued with...

Election Day to decide many area races, hotly contested issues

...open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; precinct locations can be found by calling (866) OUR-VOTE or visiting the Georgia Secretary of State's My Voter Page or the South Carolina State Election Commission Precinct Finder site.

Early voting ends today

Today is the Georgia deadline for early voting ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says Georgians looking to vote early must submit their ballots by 7 p.m. on Friday. Kemp says voters can...