Candidate profile: Fields says Common Core is detrimental to education system
Sarah Fields believes the educational standards set forth in Common Core are “substandard” and are making children “common.”
Candidate profile: Incumbent Tarvin keeps focus on local control over education
Steve Tarvin says one of his main interests as a state legislator is making sure there is local control of education.
Candidate profile: Edwards says improving student opportunities will help economy
One of the most important things the state can do to improve the economy is to help improve educational opportunities for students, says Ebeth Edwards.
Superior Court judge race: Blevins wants to balance justice with mercy
David Blevins said he could make more money in private practice many years, but he wants to remain a Superior Court judge in the Conasauga Judicial Circuit covering Whitfield and Murray counties because he cares about making a difference.
Superior Court judge race: Helton touts district attorney experience
Scott Helton says he’s made difficult decisions for the last 18 years as an assistant district attorney for the Conasauga Judicial Circuit that includes Whitfield and Murray counties.
Superior Court judge race: Wilbanks aims to look at jury duty process
Jim Wilbanks says he’s worked for this position all his professional life.
Candidate profile — Johnson: Schools can be safer
Jamie Johnson likes the fact that his kids don’t have a desire to go to Disney World.
Candidate profile — Lock: Better spending needs to be ‘rooted’ in school system
He admits there were days he wanted to quit. But now Rodney Lock is confident in running for a second term on the Whitfield County Board of Education.
Neff: ‘Snake’ reference was to politics, not personal
A former campaign chairman for David Pennington said comments he made at a political gathering in Ellijay recently about the state House speaker’s late father were in reference to that man’s politics and were not personal.
Early voting under way
Georgia’s general primary may still be three weeks away, on May 20, but some local voters have already cast their ballots.
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