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Tom Barton of the Savannah Morning News

This Week With Tom Barton: Election Fatigue And A Stadium In Limbo

Tom Barton of the Savannah Morning News talks GPB's Emily Jones about the upcoming election, police merger negotiations, and the question mark hovering over plans for a new baseball stadium in Savannah.

Five Black Women vying for state offices in Georgia.

In Historic Ballot, Five Black Women Seek State Offices In Georgia

That is a record number in a state that just 11 years ago featured a Confederate battle emblem on its flag.

Why Isn't Deal Doing Better?

Most polls in Georgia’s gubernatorial race show incumbent Republican Nathan Deal in a dead heat with his Democratic opponent, Jason Carter. Incumbents typically enjoy an advantage over challengers. So why is Gov. Deal potentially facing a runoff?

Georgia Voter Sticker

Judge Declines To Act On Georgia Voting Dispute

Just days before the Nov. 4 midterm elections, a state judge in Georgia is declining to act on a dispute over 56,000 voter registration applications in one of the nation's most politically charged states.

Attorney General Sam Olens.

State Attorney General Appoints Human Trafficking Prosecutor

Attorney General Sam Olens on Wednesday announced the appointment of Camila Wright who will have authority to go after human traffickers.

Buddy Carter

Election Spotlight: Georgia's 1st Congressional District

Republican Buddy Carter and Democrat Brian Reese are vying to replace Jack Kingston for the right to represent coastal Georgia in Congress.

Mercer Seeks Public Help For Major Retail, Student Housing Project

The institution is planning a $50 million dollar development across from their football stadium that would include hotel, retail shops and redefine entry to Mercer University Drive.

Runoffs Likely In Gubernatorial, U.S. Senate Races

Polls claim neither candidates hold a majority of votes in their respective contests.

Macon & Eggs: The Lincoln-Douglass Debates Revisited & Real Talk About Ebola

The debates of 1858 were not as high tech as the debates of today are, but folks were more engaged in government. Why? Plus, the truth about Ebola.

Congressman John Barrow

Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

Congressman John Barrow is trying to hold onto his seat by seeking voters outside of his party.

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