Republicans make political history - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Republicans make political history

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Breaking

    LIVE: Salmonella outbreak trial coverage from Albany, GA

    LIVE: Salmonella outbreak trial coverage from Albany, GA

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:48:45 GMT
    The federal courthouse in Albany, GAThe federal courthouse in Albany, GA
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia began Thursday.More >>
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia began Thursday.More >>
  • Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:50:20 GMT
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
  • Stores gear up for Tax Free Weekend

    Stores gear up for Tax Free Weekend

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:18:42 GMT
    Retail stores in South Georgia are gearing up for the tax free holiday weekend.More >>
    Retail stores in South Georgia are gearing up for the tax free holiday weekend.More >>

October 27, 2004

Nashville - Political history will be made in one South Georgia county next week.

Voters in Berrien County have never elected a Republican to any local office. But there are several unopposed Republican candidates on the ballots in next week's election.

In the 2000 primaries, only one percent of voters picked up a Republican ballot, but in this year's primaries, 20 percent voted Republican. "Zell Miller said the people are not leaving the Democratic party, the Democratic party is leaving the people of South Georgia and I think that's the case in Berrien County as well," said Paul Hamilton, Republican Chairman.

The Berrien County Republican Party is holding regular meetings and organized the county's first Republican Rally last week.

posted at 5:40 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com