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The Governor And The Super

By   /  August 27, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper The 2014 campaign season has been running in full force since late January, courtesy of Senator Saxby Chambliss’ announcement that he would not seek a third term. The resulting dominoes have opened up campaigns in three Congressional districts, with each of those incumbents’ decisions to seek higher office opening up various [...]

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Judge Alters Georgia’s Election Dates

By   /  July 15, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper Friday morning Georgians were told that the way we elect our party nominees and conduct general election runoffs will change. Federal Judge Steve C. Jones set dates for primaries for candidates seeking federal offices, as well as moved the general election runoff to January, should one be required.

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Election Over, On To Matters Of Importance

By   /  November 19, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet Those who have been on a four year campaign to elect a president have had a full week plus a few days to accept the results and gloat or pout.  Regardless which end of the spectrum you were on, your actions now won’t change the outcome of the election.  Instead, it is time to [...]

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On Tuesday of last week the fat lady sang.

By   /  November 12, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet by Senator Buddy Carter Now it’s over. With the re-election of President Barack Obama, we are now assured that his signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), will indeed go into effect.    Having survived a challenge last summer before the United States Supreme Court from 26 states, including Georgia, that [...]

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Time To Govern

By   /  November 7, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet  Four years ago, Americans came to the polls and swept Democrats into control of the White House and Congress. It was a landmark and sweeping election of historic proportion.

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Election night held few surprises in Southwest Georgia

By   /  November 7, 2012  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports   After a long, ugly fight, election night held few surprises as many races shook out exactly as many observers suspected they would. The biggest race was the presidential race, where President Barack Obama has locked in a second term.

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Record voter turnout among ASU students

By   /  November 6, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Today’s general election is drawing a record number of voters to a precinct located on Albany State University’s campus. Students began forming a line before the HPER Gymnasium opened at 7 a.m. and the lines continue as students break for lunch.

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After Tuesday, Government Gets Busy Again

By   /  November 2, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet  On Fridays most of us look ahead to the weekend. Today we’re going to look past Tuesday’s elections. Several events will begin almost as soon as the votes are certified regardless who wins the White House. Elected officials at the state and local level are preparing as they will be busy again very soon. [...]

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Government agencies put the screws during economic times

By   /  November 2, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet How many of you who are serviced by Water, Gas & Light have paid attention to your utility bills? How about your property tax bills? If you have, you’ve seen that both of those have gone up. It’s hardly surprising, since government can raise their own revenue by their own vote. It’s something that [...]

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Campaigns And Hurricanes

By   /  November 1, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet I’m convinced that campaigns in this era reach a point where they become counter-productive. Those of us here in Georgia have been spared the worst of it, as we mercifully are not a swing state. I have the upmost pity for the people of Ohio and what they must be enduring every time their [...]

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