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Boosting agriculture education opportunities a top priority for Williams

As Greg Williams and several other parents of Whitfield County Schools agricultural students watched their children in a dairy show in Murray County, they realized Whitfield County ought to have its own agriculture education center. Williams is one of three candidates — along with Joe Barnette, a retired educator, and...
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Education a 'calling' for school board candidate Barnette

Joe Barnette has seen all sides of education as a teacher, assistant principal and principal over three decades in Whitfield County Schools — and recently while working with education students at Lee University — and as a parent of four graduates of schools in the system, experiences he believes have prepared him for a spot on the Whitfield County Board of Education.
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McMahan wants to involve parents more in schools

If elected to the Whitfield County Board of Education, Amber McMahan would focus most on getting — and keeping — parents involved with schools. McMahan is one of three candidates — along with Joe Barnette, a retired educator, and Greg Williams, who is in inventory control — in the Republican Party primary for the District 4 seat on the school board currently held by Republican Joseph Farmer, who is not seeking reelection. No Democrat qualified. School board elections are countywide. The term is for four years.
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Thomas says he is proud of tax rate cut, aims to grow economy

John Thomas has been a member of the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners for a little more than a year. “It has been a really good experience,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed it.”. Thomas defeated Shane Day, global sales director for Tiarco Chemical in Dalton, in an April...
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Day says he supports economic development, will prioritize fire and police

A little more than a year ago, Shane Day came within 67 votes of serving in the District 3 seat on the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners. Day, global sales director for Tiarco Chemical in Dalton, lost to realtor John Thomas by 587 votes (52.98%) to 521 votes (47.02%) in April 2021 in a special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Roger Crossen for that seat.
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Whitfield County transit offers free rides to vote on Saturday

Early voting for the May 24 general primary and nonpartisan election will continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Whitfield County elections office in the courthouse. Whitfield County transit will offer free rides to the courthouse and back home for residents of any part of the county.