Political Notes — Barksdale reveals a little more about himself

Jim Barksdale talks some more about his political philosophy; Rep. Rick Allen reads some anti-gay bible passages . . .

Tags: bible passages , Casey Cagle , Georgia Chamber , Jim Barksdale , Johnny Isakson , Rick Allen , Senate race , WIN List

State opens new connector for the Savannah ports

A $100 million highway connector will provide more capacity for tracks traveling from I-16 and I-95 to the port of Savannah . . .

Tags: connector highway , Savannah ports

Davis named interim president of Kennesaw State

Houston Davis will be the temporary replacement when Daniel Papp retires June 30 as president of Kennesaw State . . .

Tags: Daniel Papp , Houston Davis , Kennesaw State University

Georgia, 10 other states sue over federal bathroom directive

Georgia and Attorney General Sam Olens try to stop the federal government’s directive on bathroom access for transgender students . . .

Tags: bathroom access , Obama administration , Sam Olens , transgender students

Political Notes — State parties put on their game faces for general election

Republicans and Democrats are already snarling at each other over their prospects in the general election . . .

Tags: general election , Georgia Ports Authority , party chairmen , Stan Wise

Deal names teacher group to review his education proposals

State Rep. Amy Carter will chair a teacher’s advisory council that will review Gov. Deal’s proposals for revising the way public education is funded . . .

Tags: Amy Carter , education policy , Nathan Deal , teachers' advisory council

Dickson forced into runoff; two Democratic incumbents lose

Most incumbent lawmakers survived their primary challenges, but two Democrats were ousted . . .

Tags: Legislative elections

Crane, Ferguson headed to runoff in 3rd Congressional District

Look for a brawling slugfest in the 3rd District runoff between state Sen. Mike Crane and former West Point mayor Drew Ferguson . . .

Tags: 3rd Congressional District , Drew Ferguson , Mike Crane

Lopez and Lopez are victorious in primary vote

Brenda Lopez will become the first Latina to serve in the General Assembly; Dax Lopez is elected to another term as a State Court judge . . .

Tags: Latino candidates , primary elections

Incumbent lawmakers survive the insurgents, win their primaries

Legislative leaders and committee chairmen didn’t have much a problem at all with primary challengers . . .

Tags: legislative primaries