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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
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The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
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Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
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ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - It's runoff day in Georgia. The hard-fought battle for the U.S. Senate seat is nearing an end.
Republican Saxby Chambliss and Democrat Jim Martin are anxiously waiting for the polls to close and the counting to begin.
It's been a campaign of attack ads, out of state money, and visits from big name politicians showing the national importance of this race.
Compared to this marathon campaign, today has been a low key day for both candidates who spent the morning meeting with media, talking with supporters and encouraging people to get out and vote.
At the AFL-CIO office in downtown Atlanta union members set up a phone bank and canvassing center to support Jim Martin.
Union members put together 35 canvassing groups who also worked the neighborhoods.
At Saxby Chambliss' headquarters volunteers were doing the same working the phones and going door to door.
Both candidates say it's up to the voters now.
"I feel good about the election," said Martin. "I know our message is the one that's resonated with the voters in Georgia. They want someone to go to Washington who's going to e able to work with our new President to bring about meaningful change and make our economy better."
"Turnout is key and you know we're excited about where we are, we've got the wind at our back, we've got great momentum," says Chambliss.
Both campaigns hope their efforts yesterday, the Chambliss rallies with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and the Democrats big rally with civil rights leaders and Ludicrous are enough to remind voters to head to the polls.
Both camps have been surveying the polls and say today's turnout has been lower than they had hoped for, but that was expected with the runoff campaign.
Both campaigns have big parties planned for Tuesday night here in Atlanta, but only one will be a victory celebration.
Chambliss got 49.8% of the vote four weeks ago. Under Georgia law, he needed more than 50% of the vote, plus one to avoid a runoff.