Voters across Georgia went to the polls Tuesday for municipal elections. In two special elections, they were there to elect two new state lawmakers. Both Representative Donna Sheldon, R-Dacula, and Senator Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, stepped down from their positions earlier this fall to run for U.S. Congress.
A state lawmaker from Brunswick is joining the 2014 race for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Jack Kingston. State Rep. Jeff Chapman said Tuesday he's running as a "champion of the people's rights" in an already crowded GOP primary race in the 1st Congressional District. Chapman is the fifth Republican to announce for the southeast Georgia seat since Kingston decided to run for the U.S. Senate.
A bill to prevent Georgia Power from reaping profits on cost overruns at Plant Vogtle failed to pass the state House before last week’s deadline. But the bill’s sponsor says the issue – and the bill – aren’t dead yet.