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.
Keener edges out McCurdy
In a close race for Murray County tax commissioner, the long-time incumbent prevailed.
Meadows wins re-election
John Meadows says he’s glad voters in state House of Representatives District 5 decided to send him to Atlanta again to represent them in the General Assembly.
Tuesday’s ballots not without intrigue
When Whitfield and Murray County voters go to the polls on Tuesday, the presidential race will be at the top of the ticket. But the real intrigue may be further down the ballot.
Voters to decide fate of controversial charter schools amendment
The charter schools amendment on Tuesday’s ballot will be resolved when voters approve or reject the proposal after several weeks of heated debate, numerous opinion pieces and at least two lawsuits.
Candidate profile: Ensley wants to continue ‘proven’ leadership
Murray County Sheriff Howard Ensley has been in office 24 years and has spent almost his entire career at the sheriff’s office.
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