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The South: Solid once again - for Republicans

With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of ...

NEWS BRIEFS - NOV. 14-20-2014

olice hope an autopsy Wednesday yields more information about the death of a 75-year-old woman found hog-tied inside her apartment west of Atlanta.

A Big Red Wave

For those Democrats who felt that Georgia had gone from a red to a purple state, the Republicans squashed that notion by putting on an extra layer of red paint over the state Tuesday night. The GOP victories in Georgia ...

Economy, party control dominate Senate race in Ga.

Republican David Perdue beat Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia to win a U.S. Senate seat as final exit polls showed voters appeared troubled by the economy and considered how their decision might affect control of the U.S. Senate. Gov. Nathan ...

In Senate battle, GOP’s weapon is Obama

Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New Hampshire and women’s issues in Colorado.

It’s Decision Time!

Registered Democrats have out-voted Republicans by double-digit margins among ballots cast early in two bitter southern Senate races. But the political climate favors Republicans nationally, and the GOP remains bullish on its overall momentum toward gaining the Senate majority.

Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis:

The long protracted, complex and often time heated corruption trial of DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis showed some signs of heading towards a mistrial Wednesday morning. That is what many trial watchers are thinking after jurors were ordered to resume deliberations.

Korean Wig Shop Owners Feel Pinch of Globalization

ATLANTA — For decades, South Korean immigrants have dominated the U. S. wig industry — a niche they carved out in part by winning over the African American market. Not only was competition relatively scarce, but their ties to textile ...

New $3.7B gas line proposed for Ala., Ga., Fla.

ATLANTA (AP) - A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline system carrying natural gas into Florida is raising complaints from Georgia residents - including media mogul Ted Turner - who say they'd face environmental costs while others get the ...

At 90, Jimmy Carter is back campaigning in Georgia

ALBANY, Georgia (AP) - It's been more than four decades since Jimmy Carter campaigned across Georgia and asked voters to make him governor.

It’s the Old vs The Young For Governor

PERRY, Ga. - Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven, while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints against the incumbent and Georgia’s uneven economic recovery Tuesday, as the candidates sharpened their messages during their first ...

Mayor Reed: Plenty of potential Hawks buyers

The mayor has already heard from plenty of potential buyers for the Atlanta Hawks. And the city is ready to kick in a hefty sum to make the deal happen.

Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forum

A forum with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter turned contentious Monday over public education as each attacked the other's record and questioned his opponent's plans to improve it.

First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary Arne Duncan Kick Off Back-To-School Tour with Reach Hire Initiative at Washington H.S.

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on his fifth annual “Partners in Progress” Back-to-School Bus Tour with a college fair and “prep rally” at Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) ...

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