ATLANTA - Karen Handel is a planner, the kind of person who wants to know that before she takes the first step, the second and third are already mapped out.
SAVANNAH - Eric Johnson's political career was supposed to be winding down five years ago.
SAVANNAH - Democrat Randal Mangham is the stealth candidate for governor.
ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine has the credentials to be one of Georgia's most influential Republican insiders.
MACON - Dublin naive DuBose Porter is running his gubernatorial campaign in the same way he ran as the underdog candidate for the state House of Representatives in 1982: at the grass roots level.
MACON - At a meet-and-greet in Warner Robins, Democrats and Republicans mix and mingle.
SAVANNAH - Otis Putnam says he's a descendant of Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War hero for whom Putnam County in north Georgia is named.
If Georgia were in the Confederate States of America, Ray McBerry might be the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for governor.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Lottery posted a 12th consecutive year of profit growth last year, despite a slight decrease in ticket sales, game officials announced Wednesday.
The lottery rang up more than $3.6 billion in ticket sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30, down about $17 million from the previous year. But the games also brought in $883.8 million in profits, up from $872 million in 2009.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Police are investigating the deaths of an elderly couple found in an elevator that had become stuck between floors of a home on St. Simons Island.
Glynn County coroner Jimmy Durden said it appears Sherwood Wadsworth, 90, and his wife, Caroline Wadsworth, 89, died of natural causes. They had been dead for several days before their bodies were discovered Wednesday.
Fees for U.S Passport Books and U.S Passport Cards increased Tuesday. The increase will be an additional $35 for adults (age 16 & over) and an additional $20 for minors (under age 16) for passport books. Passport cards will be increasing an additional $10 for adults and an additonal $5 for minors.
The Coastal Regional Commission is requesting nominations of cultural, historic and natural resources for inclusion in the Regionally Important Resources Plan for the Region. The nomination form is attached.
NEW ORLEANS - In a potentially pivotal moment in the Gulf crisis, BP planned to begin closing valves Tuesday in a slow and methodical process that could finally choke off the geyser of crude at the bottom of the sea after three gloomy months and up to 180 million gallons spilled.
WAYCROSS - CSX Transportation says a loose valve allowed anhydrous ammonia to escape and form a vapor cloud above a tank car parked at the company's rail yard in Waycross.
ATLANTA - A hunter convicted of murder for fatally shooting his brother has been released from a Georgia prison.