The flow of Clayton County voters, who went to the polls to cast ballots in the Republican and Democratic primaries on Tuesday was rarely, if ever, overwhelming, but voters did show up in a constant stream, according to poll managers across the county.
ATLANTA -- Former Gov. Roy Barnes swept to a commanding win in the Democratic race for governor on Tuesday, while Karen Handel and Nathan Deal will square in a runoff three weeks from now to decide the Republican nominee.
Despite a year full of controversial board decisions, incumbents running for the Clayton County Board of Commissioners pulled off strong wins on Tuesday during the primary election.
Clayton County Board of Education member Charlton Bivins is headed for an Aug. 10 run-off election with challenger James Searcy for the school board's District 9 seat, according to election results available at 1 a.m., on Wednesday.
ATLANTA -- The past president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council won the Republican primary on Tuesday for state agriculture commissioner, a post held by a Democrat for more than 40 years, and responsible for regulating and promoting a $7 billion industry.
ATLANTA -- Former prosecutor Ken Hodges scored a resounding victory Tuesday over rival state Rep. Rob Teilhet in the Democratic race for the state's first open attorney general's seat in more than 60 years.
ATLANTA -- Three Georgia consgressman overcame primary challenges from fellow Democrats on Tuesday, while the state's newest House Republican was forced into a runoff less than a month after he took office.
John Louis McKinley, 57, of Riverdale, appeared in Clayton County Magistrate Court Tuesday on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, after allegedly tying his dog to a pick-up truck and dragging the animal up and down the street.
After losing her bid for re-election in 2008 to current State Sen. Gail Buckner (D-Jonesboro), former District 44 Senator Gail Davenport pulled off a stunning win to reclaim the title of senator.
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