Candidate profiles: Varnell City Council, Pourquoi
Jan Pourquoi says the city of Varnell is broke.
“The next four years should be focused on finances,” said Pourquoi, 54, who has owned floor covering company Global Works LLC since 2006. “We did some big construction projects (a new City Hall and senior center) and now we need four years of financial reconstruction.”
Candidate profiles: Varnell mayor, Hulsey
During the past four years, Varnell has completed several major building projects, including a senior center and new City Hall.
Candidate profiles: Varnell mayor, Owens
During the past four years, the city of Varnell has completed a number of major new projects, including building a new City Hall and renovating the historic Varnell House and expanding it into a senior center. So where should the city focus its energy during the next four years?
Candidate profiles: Cohutta Town Council, Ben Manis
Asked how long he’s served on the Cohutta Town Council, Ben Manis laughs.
“I’m not sure,” he said. “It’s been awhile.”
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.
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