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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race
Sarah Palin is riding to the defense of the only Republican woman in the nomination fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against GOP rival David Perdue's apparent dismissal of Karen H...
April 03, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Paul Broun wins senate straw poll of 200
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, won the straw poll asking who should replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss at a meet-and-greet this week that attracted a crowd of about 200. The straw poll saw...
November 07, 2013 11:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charter schools amendment passes
With all but one Georgia county completing voter reports, the majority of voters have cast their ballots in favor of the statewide charter school Constitutional amendment. On the ballot voters were...
November 07, 2012 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kittle tops Cagle Gray in School Board Post 4 race
The biggest news from Tuesday's election is the upcoming change to the Bartow County School Board. In one of the few contested races in Bartow County, Republican Fred Kittle topped incumbent Wanda ...
November 06, 2012 08:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia voters decide on charter school amendment
In addition to votes for president and various other elected officials, Georgia voters had a chance to vote on an amendment to the Georgia Constitution this Election Day. The amendment would “allow...
November 06, 2012 07:31 PM | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cloudy skies do not deter Bartow voters
Although the weather has not provided optimal voting conditions, voters across Bartow County have headed to the polls in steady numbers. Polls opened at 7 a.m. at Bartow's 17 precincts and at at le...
November 06, 2012 11:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Ten reasons to vote ‘no’ on charter school amendment
The charter school amendment will be decided on Nov. 6. If it doesn’t pass, it will be the greatest upset since David conked Goliath with a rock. Give me the money that has been made available to t...
October 31, 2012 03:56 PM | 3 3 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Charter school amendment an important tool in education reform
The charter school amendment is an important education reform for Georgia. Statewide, the overall high school graduation rate hovers in the mid 60 percent range, and in many school districts servin...
October 31, 2012 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Charter schools give students opportunities
As a mother of four children currently enrolled in or graduates of Fulton County Schools, I care deeply about public education in my community and Georgia. I know public education changes lives by ...
October 31, 2012 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bartow County voters take on Election Day Nov. 6
While Tuesday’s General Election contains mostly uncontested races, there are a few incumbents who have challengers and quite a few ballot questions with significant implications. Of course, most v...
October 30, 2012 03:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Charter school amendment more about ‘how’ than ‘what’
District 54 Rep. Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta, majority whip in the Georgia House of Representatives, says he finds himself bordering between “amused and disturbed” by opponents of the charter school ...
October 24, 2012 12:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Pro-charter amendment forces trying to bully foes
If the pro-charter amendment people are trying to win friends and influence voters to pass the measure in November, they have picked a bad way to do it. Attorney Glenn Delk and proponents are clear...
October 17, 2012 04:48 PM | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: School superintendent association head refutes pro-charter claims
With the vote on the charter school amendment just over a month away, the heat is getting intense. I know. I have felt it. I wrote a column a few weeks ago giving the pro-charter folks an opportuni...
September 26, 2012 01:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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