Bill Lee, former legislative leader from Clayton County, dies at 89

Longtime legislator Bill Lee, who served 42 years in the Georgia House, has passed away . . .

Tags: Bill Lee , Tom Murphy

Early voting total exceeds 700,000

Georgia seems certain to exceed the number of early ballots that were voted in 2010 . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , early voting , Georgia general election

Republicans will retain their grip on the General Assembly

Even before the votes are counted in Tuesday’s election, Republicans are assured of holding majority control of both the state Senate and the House of Representatives . . .

Tags: Georgia legislative races

Ethics report says Broun may have violated federal law

Office of Congressional Ethics says Rep. Paul Broun may have violated federal law by using his office funds to pay a campaign consultant . . .

Tags: ethics allegations , Paul Broun

Small increase registered in HS graduation rate

Georgia’s high school graduation rate increases slightly, still lags the national average and each of the surrounding states . . .

Tags: Georgia high school graduation rate , John Barge

On the campaign trail: Early voting could surpass 2010 levels

Early voting in Georgia may surpass the 2010 levels; Perdue is still grappling with the outsourcing issue in his senate race with Michelle Nunn . . .

Tags: black voting , David Perdue , early voting , Michelle Nunn , national security issue , outsourcing issue , Senate race

Rasmussen: Deal up 49-43%, Perdue and Nunn tied

Rasmussen poll shows a tie in the Senate race, a six-point lead for Nathan Deal in the governor’s race . . .

Tags: David Perdue , Jason Carter , Michelle Nunn , Nathan Deal , Rasmussen poll

NJ pollster says Perdue, Deal getting closer to 50% level

New Jersey polling firm says its survey has David Perdue and Nathan Deal getting closer to the “win with a runoff” level . . .

Tags: David Perdue , Jason Carter , Michelle Nunn , Monmouth poll , Nathan Deal

There are some issues on the ballot, as well as candidates

Georgia voters will decide the fates of two constitutional amendments and a statewide referendum issue in the general election . . .

Tags: ballot issues , Constitutional amendments

On the campaign trail: Is Olens hearing footsteps in his reelection race?

Attorney General Sam Olens appoints a prosecutor to handle human trafficking cases; the attack ads are getting more brutal in the closing days of the campaigns . . .

Tags: Greg Hecht , HOPE scholarships , Jason Carter , John Barrow , Nathan Deal , Rick Allen , Sam Olens , Stacey Evans