ATLANTA - The Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop conceded defeat Wednesday in their race in Georgia, where Rep. Jim Marshall became the state's only incumbent Democrat ousted from Congress by the GOP.
GOP candidate Mike Keown left a message with Bishop's campaign Wednesday morning after unofficial tallies showed the incumbent Democrat ahead by about 4,500 votes in southwest Georgia's 2nd District, said Andrew O'Shea, Keown's campaign manager.
WASHINGTON - Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats' majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.
House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner, voice breaking with emotion, declared shortly before midnight Tuesday that the results were "a repudiation of Washington, a repudiation of big government and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the people."
Richmond Hill and Bryan County officials are excited over the pending opening of a new Army-run health clinic in the city.
ATLANTA - Darryl McGee has been promoted to regional director of the Southeast Region for the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. McGee is a native of Hinesville.
For the first time in more than 10 years, the Georgia House representative from the 164th District is being challenged for his seat.
Students and employees in Bryan County Elementary School were briefly evacuated Monday after an inactive military training weapon was found nearby.
In this year's race for the District 1 seat in the Georgia Senate, a Republican incumbent is vying for his first full term against a political newcomer backed by the Democratic Party.
Richard Dunlop, director of the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville, is retiring effective Nov 1. A veteran of the Vietnam War and an Army retiree, Dunlop has worked for the State Department of Veterans Service for more than 14 years.
BRUNSWICK (AP) - Few people have three funerals, but American Revolutionary War hero Lt. Col. John McIntosh had his third on Saturday, said Missy Brandt, chairwoman of the McIntosh County Historic Preservation Commission.
Raymond Beckworth believes that career politicians are keeping working class people from getting ahead, and he wants to change that.
ALMA - The sun was barely up on a recent weekday morning when Nathan Deal arrived at the Blueberry Inn in this sleepy south Georgia town and began shaking hands with the Republican faithful who had gathered over coffee to meet their nominee for governor.
The Pembroke City Council on Monday paved the way for the city's first restaurant that serves beer and wine after members approved an alcohol permit for JB's Lounge and Dine, a new establishment opening on North Main Street.
Georgia hospitals are pushing for a cash infusion of $80 million annually to stabilize the state's struggling network of trauma centers, but first voters would have to approve a tax hike for themselves next month.
Smiley Elementary School students last week participated in a lesson on government functions, taught by a person who has a hand in establishing government policy - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga.
PERRY - A Houston County couple, accused of starving their 2-year-old son to death, have been indicted by a Houston County grand jury.
A man sentenced to die for the 1990 slaying of his father-in-law in rural Bacon County lived in a trailer in Liberty County at the ...
No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, or if you walk smack down the center, the last few weeks have been tough ...
You cast your vote. You saw the results. The winning and losing candidates have spoken, attempting to heal the divisions an election can create.
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