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Obama elected

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president Tuesday night in a historic triumph that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.

November 19, 2008 | By David Espo AP special correspondent | Election 2008

Obama takes early lead

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama, seeking to become the first black president, moved ahead of Republican John McCain Tuesday night in the race for the White House in a country clamoring for change. Fellow Democrats picked up a Virginia Senate seat and elected a Missouri governor.

Obama swept to victories in traditionally Democratic states in the East and Midwest, while McCain countered in the safest of Republican territory.

November 19, 2008 | Associated Press | Election 2008

McCain has early lead in Georgia

Here are preliminary results from across the state, but with only 36 of 3,303 precincts, or one percent

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Election 2008

Democrats headed to bigger House majority

WASHINGTON -- Democrats pushed toward ousting two Florida Republicans from the House on Tuesday and defended first-term incumbents once considered vulnerable as they hoped heavy voters turnouts at a time of economic anxiety might add more than 20 seats to their majority.

"It's the night we have been waiting for," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

November 19, 2008 | By Julie Hirschfeld Davis Associated Press writer | Election 2008

Long Countians turning out too

LUDOWICI -- According to Long County Elections Superintendent Marie Middleton, voter turnout Tuesday in Long County is high.

"Right now it looks like the turnout is going to be high, and it already has been greater than we had in the primary in July," she said.

November 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Election 2008

Parties taking different tact toward Tuesday voting

As the county braces for a predicted record number of voters, local political party headquarters drastically differ on their approach to the final weekend of the 2008 election season.

November 18, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Election 2008

Sheriff hopefulls gearing up for Tuesday vote

Mark Floyd, Republican candidate for sheriff, said he is not a negative person and he has not run a negative campaign.

November 15, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Election 2008

What you need to know to vote

Parade magazine has done an extensive analysis of the presidential election. Check it out here.

November 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Election 2008

Sample ballots

Locally, Liberty Countians have only three races, and three local tax questions to decide when we go to polls Tuesday.

November 15, 2008 | Staff report | Election 2008

Long Co. voters to decide four local races

With the general election just days away, voters are aware of the McCain-Obama presidential contest, but Long County voters also will need to decide four local races.

November 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Election 2008

Liberty, Long polling places

Here are the polling places for Tuesday's voting. As usual polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

November 15, 2008 | Staff report | Election 2008

Fundamentals of constitutional amendments

ATLANTA - Georgia voters are presented this election with three proposed amendments to the state constitution; each changing various tax programs. These amendments were placed on the ballot due to a constitutional majority, two-thirds vote by the state Senate and the House. Following is a breakdown of each proposed amendment.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Election 2008

Election results on GPB's TV, radio, web

Georgia Public Broadcasting is continuing its reputation of providing in-depth, quality news and public affairs programming for Georgians by offering national and statewide local Election Night coverage across multiple content platforms - GPB Radio,, GPB Television, and its new digital television channel GPB Knowledge.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Election 2008

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