Election Updates

...Republican nominee hadn't been determined.Wilson won with 53 percent of the vote over Alisha Thomas Morgan, an Austell legislator, who garnered 47 percent.The GOP runoff, though, had the vote nearly evenly split between Mike Buck and Richard Woods...

Sheheen, Haley campaign spar over small business

...Sheheen's record in the legislature shows he's wrong for the state."In over a decade spent in Columbia as a lawyer-legislator, Vince Sheheen has made it clear that he is no friend to South Carolina small business," Adams said in an e-mail...

Legislators look at simplifying Georgia alcohol rules

Georgia lawmakers and lobbyists looked at ways to make the state's hodgepodge of alcohol rules more friendly to business and consumers.

Augusta veterans turn to Rep. John Barrow to get Veterans Affairs disability benefits

...are long waits for decisions, mishandled documents and confusing communications between the military and VA."My job as a legislator is to fix the bureaucracy, and I'm doing all I can to cut through the red tape," said Barrow, who will meet with veterans...

Perdue embraces role as political outsider

...make a difference, wouldn't they have done it by now?" he asks, adding that the Founding Fathers envisioned citizen-legislators rather than career politicians.Perdue grew up in rural, Warner Robins, Ga., in the home of two educators who spent...

Alabama shuts down church's sex offender housing

...Monday. "This is a state coming against a ministry."Prosecutor C.J. Robinson, who pushed for the local law that legislators passed to close down the camp, said Monday he doesn't doubt the sincerity of Martin's religious beliefs. He said no...

Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark urges business leaders to look within state borders

...broadband infrastructure.Clark applauded the use of state and federal funds put toward deepening the Savannah Port and Georgia legislators' decision to add state money for education and increasing technology in schools."The No. 1 most important issue for...

District 6 runoff could change face of Augusta Commission

...manufacturers to replace revenue lost when the state exempted energy used in manufacturing from a 2 percent local tax."The legislators in their wisdom were trying to make the state of Georgia more competitive," he said. "But when you have a city that's...

City Ink: Let's hope Pentagon took eyes off Augusta

...sales tax on energy, asked whether imposing the tax would make the city "revenue neutral," which sounded like something a legislator would ask. Who would know, anyway? HE'S GOING TO BE A CONSULTANT, FOR GOODNESS SAKES! Every body wants to know what...

Look out, Georgians, here come attack ads

...Kingston's campaign, and it's the only television advertising on his behalf right now, notes Eric Johnson, a former Savannah legislator and gubernatorial candidate who speaks for the PAC.Johnson said large donations have flowed into the organization which...