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Deal leads sweep of state government

ATLANTA - Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal led a historic Republican election day sweep, as the GOP claimed all Georgia's statewide seats Tuesday night.

Deal, a former nine-term congressman from Gainesville, soundly defeated former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes, who was running to get his old job back after being ousted in 2002.

November 03, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National

Georgia's congressional delegation changes

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.

November 03, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National

GOP wins control of House; not Senate

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."

November 03, 2010 | By David Espo Associated Press writer | State, National

Bryan officiaks hopeful for new WACH clinic

Richmond Hill and Bryan County officials are excited over the pending opening of a new Army-run health clinic in the city.

November 01, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Native promoted in parole system

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.

October 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Long-time lawmaker has challenger

For the first time in more than 10 years, the Georgia House representative from the 164th District is being challenged for his seat.

October 28, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Dummy weapon closes part of RH

Students and employees in Bryan County Elementary School were briefly evacuated Monday after an inactive military training weapon was found nearby.

October 28, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Incumbent senator faces newcomer

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.

October 28, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Veterans cemetery director retires

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.

October 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Revolutionary War hero give new resting place

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.

October 25, 2010 | By Louie Brogdom The Brunswick News | State, National

Ellabell man is write-in Senate candidate

Raymond Beckworth believes that career politicians are keeping working class people from getting ahead, and he wants to change that.

October 21, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

South Georgia may be key to governor's race

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.

October 18, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National

Pembroke restaurant to have beer, wine

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.

October 13, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Candidates not alone on Nov. 2 ballot

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.

October 11, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Kingston provides government lesson

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.

October 06, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | State, National

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