In a political upset, Congressman Jack Kingston lost the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday night to millionaire businessman David Perdue. The Savannah representative gave up the seat he’s held in Congress for 22 years to run for U.S. Senate in a bid to help the GOP win back control of that chamber. What’s more, he won the backing of nearly all prominent Republicans in Georgia. But it wasn’t enough to stem a tide of anti-Washington fervor that’s tarred Republicans as much as Democrats. Kingston said the race is about more than who represents Georgia in the Senate.
 
Defense attorneys asked the Georgia pardons board to grant clemency to Troy Davis who is scheduled to be executed for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty Savannah police officer. Davis is scheduled to die Wednesday for Mark MacPhail's murder. It...
Drivers in the greater-Augusta area are slamming into cyclists at an alarming rate. More than 90 vehicles have collided with people on bikes since January 2010. Cycling advocates and city officials agree there is a problem. But they say the solution...
Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss is supporting the U.S. Senator holding up debate on a funding extension to the Federal Aviation Administration.The FAA could face another partial shutdown if Congress doesn’t pass the measure by midnight...
Georgia’s Tea Party is continuing its effort to thwart a vote on a transportation sales tax. Last month, it stifled a proposal to move the vote from next July to next November. Now, the political group says it’s against the vote entirely, and its...
Georgia's black lawmakers are getting a glimpse of next year's state legislative session through Saturday. The all-Democratic group is meeting in Savannah to discuss priorities including criminal justice, education and creating jobs....
Washington’s Gang of Six has swelled to 34. US Senator Republican Saxby Chambliss of Georgia is leading a new bi-partisan coalition of senators with a mission to reduce the 14 trillion dollar national deficit.
Georgia U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss are among Senate Republicans pushing for a one-year moratorium on new federal regulations. They say the new rules will stifle business. Environmentalists see the moratorium as another example...
Tourism may be looking up for a Clayton County city in the near future. Research has shown that first lady Michelle Obama has family ties to Rex, 15 miles south of Atlanta. Clayton County Commission chairman Eldrin Bell says his staff is working...
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce will coordinate distinct regional marketing campaigns for next year’s transportation sales tax vote. Officials overseeing the campaigns will also be seeking private funds to bankroll them.
People who receive government-subsidized health care could deal with higher co-payments this fall. It's an effort to save the state millions of dollars. The proposal would raise co-payments for Medicaid and for the first time require co-...