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Group lays plan against Augusta's storm water fee

Posted: 11/10/2014 - The city says it will cost you less than a quarter a day to fix most of Augusta's storm water problems, but one homeowners group says that's too much for Augusta taxpayers.

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Defeated Rep. John Barrow selling his Augusta home

John Barrow

Updated: 11/10/2014 - Barrow lived in Athens when he was first elected in 2004, but GOP lawmakers twice redrew his 12th District seat to leave him politically homeless. To stay within his district, Barrow moved to Savannah in 2006 and then to Augusta in 2012.

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Voter turnout in SC lowest in at least 4 decades

Posted: 11/06/2014 - About 44 percent of South Carolina's registered voters cast ballots in an election in which all incumbents seeking re-election to statewide offices, congressional and state House seats won another term.

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Rapper spotted at Perdue's watch party

Updated: 11/06/2014 - Giving a Georgia politician a round of applause, Waka Flocka Flame was hands on at David Perdue's Atlanta watch party last night, a Perdue campaign manager said.

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Flurry of documents in SC gay marriage cases

Posted: 11/05/2014 - In that instance, a couple wants the state to recognize their marriage performed in Washington, D.C. Wilson argues the issues are similar, and a decision in Columbia will likely apply to the Charleston couple.

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Republicans will hold at least 52 seats in Senate

Updated: 11/05/2014 - Republicans have dashed Democratic hopes to pick up a Senate seat in Georgia, putting the GOP within striking distance of taking control of the Senate. They will hold at least 52 seats in the Senate that convenes in January.

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SC voters experiencing problems can call hotline

Posted: 11/04/2014 - Chris Whitmire with the State Election Commission says voters with problems can talk with poll managers or their local voter registration and elections office.

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Income tax on military retirement pay issue in SC

Posted: 11/03/2014 - The S.C. Board of Economic Advisors says the tax generates $22 million a year in revenue. Advocates for the bill say a larger retiree base would help the state recapture those dollars.

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Not a lot of surprises expected in SC elections

Posted: 11/03/2014 - The state Election Commission says as of lunchtime Monday, nearly 141,000 absentee ballots have been cast. In the 2010 midterm election, about 154,000 absentee votes were counted.

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Bobby Harrell formally resigns from SC Statehouse

Posted: 10/24/2014 - Prosecutors said Harrell improperly used campaign money to pay for flights on his private plane. The Charleston Republican said he disagreed with the charges but pleaded guilty because he and his family couldn't handle fighting any longer.

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Early voting begins in Georgia's high-stakes races

Posted: 10/13/2014 - A lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to force Secretary of State Brian Kemp and election officials in five counties to promptly review voter registrations before Election Day on Nov. 4. The suit says more than 40,000 people who participated in a registration drive are missing from state voter rolls.

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Paying for a $500,000 mistake

Updated: 10/09/2014 - "I think some people need to be fired. Something has to happen when you make a $500,000 mistake," said Commissioner Marion Williams.

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