Still just one name out for Varnell council seat
No one qualified Wednesday to run for Seat 5 on the Varnell City Council, meaning Nancy Nelson remained the lone name going in to the final day of qualifying today.
First names out for Nov. 5 election
Several elected officials, many of whom make some of the most important decisions impacting the local community, are either stepping down or up for re-election on Election Day, Nov. 5.
Kingston says Republican Senate primary will be very focused
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, calls the federal Affordable Care Act a “train wreck waiting to happen.”
“Business, especially businesses with 50 to 200 employees, don’t know exactly what is expected of them and how to comply with it. They are very apprehensive,” he said. “Just when we need them to be taking risks and expanding and creating jobs, they have this enormous uncertainty that’s weighing them down.”
Whitfield County Republicans to hold county convention
On Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. the Whitfield County Republican Party will convene for the party’s county convention. The county convention will convene for the purpose of electing delegates and alternate delegates to the 14th Congressional District Convention and the State Convention. Additionally, the convention will be adopting the rules of the county Republican Party and electing officers for the 2013-2015 term.
Chitwood wins again
Scott Chitwood, Whitfield County’s long-time sheriff, is here to stay for four more years after besting his rival, former sheriff Jim Stafford, by more than 6,000 votes on Tuesday.
Langford defeats incumbent Ensley
Gary Langford campaigned on the idea that Murray County residents needed to replace their sheriff of 24 years, and — in a year in which the sheriff’s office became entangled in a criminal investigation that resulted in two people being fired — voters by a significant margin agreed.
Barton gets second term, new friend
Republican incumbent Thomas Barton said he is “overjoyed” that voters re-elected him to a second term on the Whitfield County Board of Education from District 1 on Tuesday.
Charter school amendment on its way to approval
Whitfield County Schools Superintendent Danny Hayes said Tuesday night he expects lawsuits in the wake of the passage of an amendment to the state constitution that will create a state commission that can approve charter schools.
Victorious Graves returns to D.C.
Tom Graves says he’ll continue his fight to rein in federal debt and get the American economy growing.
Flood edges out incumbent Reed
Republican challenger Donna Flood defeated Democratic incumbent Connie Gallman Reed Tuesday night for Murray County clerk of Superior Court.
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