MILLEDGEVILLE - Democrat Jim Martin has heard it before: he's too nice to win the big election. But the mild-mannered former state lawmaker has already surprised many by forcing his way into a runoff with Sen. Saxby Chambliss, an incumbent who once seemed invincible.
December 10, 2008|
By Shannon McCaffrey
Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel plans to report Fulton County officials to the state election board for sending workers home with thousands of ballots still uncounted.
Handel says the Fulton County tallying of more than 30,000 absentee ballots could have been finished had workers not left early Wednesday morning to rest. Fulton County election officials say the workers were exhausted and needed a break from the counting.
November 17, 2008|
The Associated Press
Though the race was close from the beginning the unofficial results without final absentee ballets from the Newton County Board of Election show that Newton County Sheriff's Lt. Ezell Brown will be the next sheriff of Newton County.
WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.
The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his victory by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states - Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Iowa.
November 15, 2008|
By DAVID ESPO
AP Special Correspondent
Though his opponent is a moderate Democrat and a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, all signs point to Rep. John Linder (R-GA) comfortably coasting to his ninth term representing the 7th district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
With only a few more days to go before the 2008 election season comes to a close, the presidential campaigns in Newton County are getting ready for one last weekend get-out-the-vote push before Tuesday.
Jennifer Gordon, field director of South DeKalb, Rockdale and Newton counties for the Obama campaign, said the campaign will be phone-banking and canvassing this weekend.
The 2008 Candidates' Forum sponsored by The Covington News, The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce and the Newton County Farm Bureau featured 17 of the 18 candidates running for local and state offices in Newton County.
State Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) defended the Georgia General Assembly's performance over the last two years and blamed the recent state's legislative woes on bad relations between the Senate and the House of Representatives.