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Bryant Will Not Run For Schools Superintendent

Interim state schools Superintendent Brad Bryant is not running for election this fall after his campaign failed to collect enough petition signatures.

Ethics Commission Investigates Handel

The state Ethics Commission is investigating charges against Karen Handel, alleging she repeatedly took campaign contributions above the $6,100 limit for a single election.

State Revenues Jump, First In Years

State revenue for June went up by nearly 4%. But that still leaves the state short for the year by 9.1%. The state can now close the books on the last fiscal year -- the third in a row ending in negative territory.

Sarah Palin Endorses Karen Handel

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has made her pick in Georgia’s Republican Governors race. It may put her at odds with one of Georgia’s most conservative groups.

Statewide Early Voting About 1 Percent

State and most local officials report very slow turnout for early voting—with only a week to go before the primaries.

No Shows for Debates

Two Georgia congressmen were represented by empty podiums Friday night during state-wide debates, because they turned down offers to appear with their primary opponents.

Minister Sues For Guns in Church

In a suit mailed to the Superior Court of Upson County Friday, plaintiff the Rev. Jonathan Wilkins accuses Georgia officials of violating his First and Second Amendment rights by enforcing state code restricting the carrying of guns in places of worship.

Oxendine Probe Goes Before Judge

The companies are under investigation for funneling money to Oxendine's campaign.

Judge to Hear Arguments in Oxendine Case

State Mutual Insurance Company and Admiral Life Insurance want to block an investigation by State Ethics Commission into contributions to John Oxendine.

Ga. House Speaker Touts GOP Work

State Rep. David Ralston is highlighing transportation, trauma care, ethics and budget bills passed by the GOP-dominated General Assembly.

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