Candidate profiles: Cohutta Town Council, Wesley Mahan
Wesley Mahan says he’s been all over the world. Charleston, S.C., England, Germany and Spain, among other places. That’s partly due to his military career with the Air Force and National Guard.
Candidate profiles: Cohutta Town Council, Greg Fowler
Greg Fowler came to Cohutta in 1994.
Since that time, he says he’s seen some struggles hit the town — including abandoned houses and cuts to public services. That’s thanks to the economic recession that began in 2008, Fowler said.
He’d said he like to see the Cohutta of 1994 again.
Candidates float their ideas at forum
From tougher standards in city schools to public transportation to how to better connect with the Hispanic community, candidates for the Dalton City Council and the Dalton Board Education engaged in a wide-ranging discussion Thursday night.
Candidate profile: Ware wants to take city forward
Non-Hispanic whites are now a minority in Dalton, but J.K. Ware says the city’s diversity isn’t reflected in its government.
Candidate profile: Crews wants to continue work on council
Dalton City Council member Gary Crews says the council has accomplished quite a bit during the three-and-a-half years he’s been on it, and he says he wants another four years to continue that work.
Candidate profile: Steve Laird looks to early education to improve graduation rates
After Steve Laird met Tristen Harrell, a student struggling in sixth grade, through his wife, Dalton Middle School teacher Bett, Laird took Harrell under his wing, he said.
Pennington brings on experienced campaign manager
In 2010, Robert Bentley defied the polls and surprised political analysts by winning the Republican nomination for governor in Alabama, triumphing over several better known and better financed candidates. Bentley would go on to become governor.
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.”
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