Jimmy Carter back on the campaign trail

Jimmy Carter back on the campaign trail

It’s been more than four decades since Jimmy Carter campaigned across Georgia and asked voters to make him governor. His winning race set the stage for his election as president in 1976. Carter’s just turned 90, but he was out campaigning on Sunday for his grandson Jason, a Democratic state senator and lawyer who’s challenging […]

Can Republicans avoid a Senate upset in Georgia

It's a preview of a high-profile clash between two first-time candidates

Can Republicans avoid a Senate upset in Georgia

Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia’s Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a non-profit executive — the very experience that anchors her appeal as a moderate who gets things done without partisan wrangling. It’s a preview of […]

Watching a GOP Senate race in Atlanta, northern Georgia

The race, say strategists, is 'up for grabs'

Watching a GOP Senate race in Atlanta, northern Georgia

Neither Republican running in Georgia’s closely watched Senate race has a natural advantage in metro Atlanta, where the state’s most populous area and a ring of northern exurbs are serving as the key battleground ahead of Tuesday’s runoff. Both Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue have been spending a […]

Former CEO touts business record in Senate race

The race has gained national attention as Republicans seek control of the Senate.

Former CEO touts business record in Senate race

David Perdue proudly points to his executive experience running major corporations as evidence that he’s best positioned to tackle the nation’s debt. The former CEO of Dollar General and Reebok touts his business acumen while campaigning for Georgia’s Republican Senate nomination and hopes to follow his cousin, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, into politics. Voters […]

Not much for Jimmy Carter to do in grandson’s campaign

Republicans are very eager to link the two

Not much for Jimmy Carter to do in grandson’s campaign

Inside a small Baptist church packed with out-of-state visitors wanting to hear from former President Jimmy Carter, one of the most eager listeners may have been his grandson, Jason. The message of this Sunday school lesson centered on the importance of prayer when negotiating Middle East peace and balancing the daily threat of the Cold […]

In Georgia, most can carry guns almost anywhere

Some states have tightened gun laws but not Georgia

In Georgia, most can carry guns almost anywhere

Criticized by one group as the “guns everywhere” bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances. Following mass shootings in recent years, some […]