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Oxendine Ethics Probe Clears Hurdle

A Fulton County judge tossed an attempt by two insurance companies that sought to block an ethics investigation into contributions to Republican gubernatorial hopeful John Oxendine. Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams said in her ruling Friday that the commission has the power to "find probable cause to initiate hearings and similarly to issue subpoenas in connection with its investigation of public violations."

Mystery Candidate Worries Challenger

Patricia McCracken qualified to run against Carol Porter in the democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor. But hardly anything else is known about this reclusive 65-year-old Augusta woman.

Who's Voting in Georgia and Why

Many voters said, they had no idea there was an election next week and wanted to study the candidates.

Estimate: Less Than 100 Illegals Enrolled

Officials with Georgia's public colleges and universities are looking into what do to with undocumented students.

Will Voters Show Up For The Primary?

Georgians head to the polls next Tuesday to select Republican and Democratic nominees for Governor and other statewide and local races. To get a sense of what’s motivating voters, Rickey Bevington checked in with some newspapers around the state. mEarly voting for the July 20 primary continues through Friday. Polls open at 7 next Tuesday morning.

Controversial SPLOST Could Draw Voters

Macon and Bibb County leaders unable to agree on penny tax

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.

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