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U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn visits Albany Technical College

The daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn is seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss

Michelle Nunn says her experience in helping businesses and creating jobs qualifies her for the U.S. Senate.

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Albany City Commission Ward II candidates Ivey Hines, Bobby Coleman set for runoff

Twenty-six voters cast early ballots in Albany City Commission runoff

Incumbent Ivey Hines and challenger Bobby Coleman will find out their political fate today in an Albany City Commission runoff election.

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Ward II challenger Bobby Coleman says turnout crucial in runoff

Challenger in Ward II Albany City Commission race trailed by 21 votes

Challenger Bobby Coleman will face incumbent Ivey Hines in an Albany City Commission runoff Dec. 3.

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Incumbent Albany City Commissioner Ivey Hines set for runoff

Ivey Hines was top vote-getter in Nov. 5 Ward II contest

Ward II voters will return to the polls Dec. 3 to detrmine who will represent them on the Albany City Commission.

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Bryce Johnson seeks Senate seat being vacated by John Crosby

Bryce Johnson declares his candidacy for Georgia Denate District 13

Worth County native Bryce Johnson announces in Tifton that he is running to succeed retiring state Sen. John Crosby.

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Worth Solicitor-General Bryce Johnson to run for Senate District 13

The seat is being vacated by Sen. John Crosby when his term ends next year

Georgia Senate District 13 includes Worth and Lee counties.

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Sen. John Crosby to retire from Georgia Legislature

Following the recent death of his daughter, Sen. John Crosby says he will focus on home and his grandchildren

John Crosby, of Tifton, has represented District 13, which includes Lee and Worth counties, in the Georgia Senate since 2008 and will not seek re-election next year.

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Carter, Nunn largely untested but give Democrats hope

Two Georgia Democrats are hoping to carry on their families' political legacies

The big-name candidacies mean the lesser-known rivals will struggle even more for attention and funds.

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Sylvester voters return incumbents to office

Sylvester Mayor Bill Yearta easily wins re-electyion

Ward 4 Councilman Larry Johnson defeats two opponents for new Sylvester City Council term.

Newton voters OK Sunday liquor sales by single vote

Newton voters re-elect Mayor Gary Coker to new term

Newton voters approve Sunday alcohol sales 66-65.

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B.J. Fletcher wins Albany Ward III race; Ivey Hines, Bobby Coleman headed for Ward II runoff

Fletcher’s Ward III coalition carries her to a lopsided victory

A Dec. 3 muncipal runoff election will include Albany City Commissioner Ivey Hines and challenger Bobby Coleman to determine the Ward II winner.

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Two Albany City Commission seats up for election today

Six candidates are competing for two Albany City Commission seats

Some 11,801 voters in Wards II and III are eligible to go to the polls to determine who will represent their interests on the Albany City Commission.

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Albany, Dougherty County officials eye service agreement negotiations

Albany, Dougherty County have separate agreements on 26 shared services

A list of 26 shared services that make up a city/county service delivery strategy that prevents duplication may be the next big debate between Albany and Dougherty County officials.

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Six candidates will be counting numbers during Albany election

Two Albany City Commission seats will be decided by voters Tuesday

Election night is a numbers game for six candidates hoping to win a seat on the Albany City Commission.

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Six candidates seek Ward II, III Albany City Commission seats

Early voting totals low for Nov. 5 municipal election

Almost 12,000 voters are eligible to cast ballots in Tuesday’s municipal election, which will determine the Ward II and Ward III Albany City Commission seats.

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