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COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
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Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.Several hundred canoeists and kayakers are taking part in Paddle Georgia 2013. It'sMore >>
Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.More >>
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Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.The Albany Housing Authority is still working on a plan that could bring up to 30-millionMore >>
Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.More >>
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Five months after the mysterious murder of a Coffee County woman, people gathered Tuesday night in Douglas to remember her and to launch a community effort to make sure her case isn't forgotten. FriendsMore >>
People gather to bring attention to one of many unsolved murders of women in Coffee County.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
South Georgians got out of bed early to cast their ballots. The precincts opened their doors at 7:00am. Poll workers say the lines in Dougherty County were long, but the lines for the 2008 Presidential Election were longer.
Election day 2012 is about people, politics and the polls.
In the only contested race in Albany, Dr. Lane Price is the Democrat nominee running against Reverend Lorenzo Heard, who is running as a write-candidate for the at-large seat on the Dougherty County School Board.
South Georgians came out in huge numbers as the polls opened. There were long lines at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Westover High School and Sherwood Acres.
"This is the final poll," said Lawyer Sherman Willis who voted at Sherwood.
Voters this morning were concerned. "This particular term has affected me directly personally, economically, regarding taxes and healthcare. So that's why it's important to me and my community," said Princess Woods.
"This is our opportunity as citizens to speak for what we desire and what we want for a future," said Willis.
The only problems reported so far were voters going to the wrong precincts and a malfunctioning scanner at Sherwood acres. The machine has been fixed.
We asked South Georgians if they were better off after the last four years and Lan Skalla said "No. Absolutely not.'
Brenda Godwin said, "I believe I'm better off."
"We're really about the same. But I've seen my client base, who is small businesses, really struggle these last four years," said Willis.
Voters all over are casting their ballots, which will affect local, state and federal government.
And you can follow So. GA elections on your mobile device tonight. Just Open WALB's mobile APP, click the MORE tab at the right, and then Click "ELECTION RETURNS."