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Albany May Add Saturday Voting

Dougherty County election officials will decide next week whether to add Saturday voting. U.S. Department of Justice must approve any changes. Voter turnout strong so far.

Slur Came From Chambliss Office

Chambliss' office issued a statement Wednesday saying that a deragatory comment posted on an Internet site for gays and lesbians appears to have originated from his office.

Republican Chair Defends Deal

Georgia’s Republican Party is defending Nathan Deal after a conservative radio host questioned whether Deals’ financial troubles could hurt his election. Kenny Burgamy is a conservative talk show host in central Georgia. He says his callers have had questions about Nathan Deal’s more than 2 million dollars in bank loans that are due in February.

Barrow Won't Return Funds

A spokeswoman says, Barrow took the money before the accusations surfaced. The Republican running to unseat Barrow this year, Ray McKinney, calls the campaign contribution "dirty money" and says Barrow should donate it to charity.

Woman No Longer A 'Sex Offender'

A superior court judge has released an Augusta area woman from the state’s sex offender registry. It’s because of changes to Georgia’s tough sex offender law.

Early Voting Underway

Early voting got underway Monday for November’s general election. But low early voter turnout during the primary has some parts of the state questioning whether it’s worth the cost to open polls this early.

Water Manual Ignores Atlanta's Growing Needs

The Army Corps of Engineers is not going to consider Atlanta’s growing water needs as it rewrites its control manuals for Lake Lanier. Melissa Stiers reports that decision doesn’t sit well with Georgia leadership.

Atlanta Man Wages Google War Against Deal

An Atlanta man is using Google against gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal. It’s an attempt to influence what happens when people type Deal’s name into the popular search engine.

Deal: Non-Disclosure Was "Oversight"

A review of records by The Associated Press has found that Republican Nathan Deal did not disclose two active loans on which he and his business partner owe a combined $2.85 million.

Financial Issues Could Make or Break Deal's Campaign

A Survey USA poll released Monday shows Deal in a double digit lead over Roy Barnes.

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