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AP reverses call in U.S. House race for Bishop

he Associated Press erroneously called Georgia's 2nd District House race for the Republican challenger after underestimating the outstanding vote count in two key counties where U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop later won by big margins.

Voters send GOP's Isakson back to Congress

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson was re-elected to a second term Tuesday, defeating State Labor Commissioner Mike Thurmond to cap a campaign that was dominated by the popular GOP incumbent.

GOP runoff for Ga. governor too close to call

ATLANTA -- The bitter, Republican runoff for Georgia governor between former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal and ex-Secretary of State Karen Handel was too close to call Tuesday night.

Olens, Sinkfield win runoffs for state-wide posts

ATLANTA -- Former Cobb County Commission Chairman Sam Olens handily defeated his Republican rival Tuesday to win the Republican Party's nod in the race to fill the state attorney general's seat, which is open for the first time in decades.

Barnes easily advances in governor's race

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.

Republican Black wins agriculture primary

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.

Hodges beats Teilhet in heated AG race

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.

Ga. congressmen defeat primary challengers

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.

With holiday rush, airport stepping up explosives detection

Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are expecting an increase in passenger volume throughout the facility's "100 Days of Summer" program, which began on Wednesday -- in advance of the Memorial Day weekend -- and will end on Labor Day, Sept. 6, according to John Kennedy, senior public relations manager at the airport.

Duke holds off Butler to win fourth national title

INDIANAPOLIS -- The too-perfect basketball story with the too-perfect ending is still available on DVD. The real celebration for the new national champion -- that's taking place on Tobacco Road.

Iowa beats Ga Tech in Orange Bowl, 24-14

Stymied by the Iowa Hawkeyes' swarming defense, Georgia Tech found itself out of options.

Wrecked-car displays urge safe driving

As a reminder to motorists to drive safely during the holiday season, the Clayton County Police Department has placed vehicles that were involved in wrecks at four locations around the county.

Biggs sharp from outside for Morrow

Maqeeye Biggs paced Morrow's boys basketball team in its Region 4-AAAAA opener Tuesday night, a 77-59 victory over visiting East Coweta.

Woodland unfazed by first playoff game

Reporters from Cairo have called Woodland football coach Scott Schmitt all week. They've wanted to know how a three-year old program making its first state-playoff appearance feels going into a match-up with the defending Class AAA state champion Syrupmakers, and Schmitt told them all the same thing.

Local demand light for swine flu vaccine

The nasal-spray form of the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine is available for free to Clayton County residents in good health, through the county's health department, but local demand for the vaccine has so far been minuscule, a Clayton County Board of Health spokesperson said this week.

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