Southern states see opportunity with regional 2016 presidential primary

...officials around the South are looking to band together rather than brawl over the 2016 presidential primaries.Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is among those pushing a regional March 1, 2016, contest dubbed the "SEC Primary," named...

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...

West Augusta neighborhood unites for foreclosure rebound

...lights and repainted signs at its two entrances on Mayo and Furys Ferry roads; registered as a nonprofit with the Georgia Secretary of State for tax purposes; acquired street-sweeping services; and removed old cars, trucks and boats that are...

Hancock County's historic courthouse burns

...Voting registration records are stored online and have not been affected, said Jared Thomas, a spokesman for the Georgia secretary of state's office. Court records are also backed up on computers.The Macon Telegraph and the Associated Press...

Across Georgia

...Richard L. Woods has won the Repub li can primary runoff recount in the race for state school superintendent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said Thursday.Kemp said the Irwin County educator won 50.09 percent of votes compared with...

Across the region

...they were notified by the medical examiner's office of the girl's death.Recount is ordered in runoffATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ordered a ballot recount in the Republican state school superintendent primary runoff.Kemp...

Augusta Ice Sports Center closing Aug. 24

...that, the ice facility was sold in 2011 for $700,000 and in 2001 for nearly $1.9 million.According to the Georgia Secretary of State's Web site, L. Jefferson Murray Jr. heads the corporation that now owns the property. Phone messages...

Kingston, Perdue in Augusta before Tuesday runoff

...themselves for Republican voters ahead of the Tuesday primary runoff for U.S. Senate.Kingston arrived with former Georgia secretary of state and senate candidate Karen Handel, who touted Kingston's ability to defeat Democratic nominee Michelle...