• Qualifying is next week for May 20 primaries

    Qualifying for the May 20 general primaries starts Monday. This year, most of the action will be at the top of the ticket, with one U.S. Senate seat and all statewide offices contested. But there are also a few local races on the ballot in Whitfield and Murray counties.

    February 26, 2014

  • Crossen plans to seek commission seat

    A former longtime director of the Whitfield County Recreation Department plans to run for the District 3 seat on the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners.

    February 26, 2014

  • Pennington says he expected Deal to outspend him

    Dalton Mayor David Pennington says he’s neither surprised nor worried that Gov. Nathan Deal has raised more money so far than him.

    January 9, 2014 1 Story

  • Neal Florence.jpg Candidate profiles: House District 2: Florence

    Neal Florence believes his 34 years as a business owner and 23 years as LaFayette’s mayor will help him make the right decisions while setting the state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 if he’s elected to the state House of Representatives.

    December 28, 2013 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • steve tarvin.JPG Candidate profiles: House District 2: Tarvin

    Steve Tarvin says the state of Georgia is spending too much money.
    “We’re heading too far into debt with the capital budget,” he said.

    December 28, 2013 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Doug Woodruff.jpg Candidate profiles: House District 2: Woodruff

    Doug Woodruff’s top priority if he’s elected to the state House of Representatives is balancing a conservative budget.

    December 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • pennington starts campaign.jpg Pennington kicks off campaign

    Dalton Mayor David Pennington officially kicked off his campaign for governor on Monday. But he says his campaign is already well ahead of where he hoped it would be at this point.

    November 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Woodruff launches campaign for state House, District 2

    ROCK SPRING — Republican Doug Woodruff’s campaign for election as state representative in Georgia’s House District 2 officially launched this week. House District 2 includes portions of Catoosa, Walker and Whitfield counties.

    November 14, 2013

  • City elections Tuesday

    Judging from early voting results, local municipal elections aren’t generating much interest.

    November 3, 2013

  • Candidate profiles: Varnell City Council, Willocks

    Michael Willocks says he wants to see Varnell continue growing in the direction it has been.

    October 21, 2013 1 Story