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Nathan Deal and David Perdue Open Up Leads Over Jason Carter, Michelle Nunn

A new poll shows that Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue is enjoying his biggest lead in over a month and has come within one point of avoiding a January runoff election against Democrat Michelle Nunn. 85 more words

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Giving Deal credit for improvements in DeKalb Schools: Smart political strategy or dumb move?

The last weeks of political races, especially close ones, produce of flurry of testimonials on behalf of candidates. In his contest against Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter, Gov. 583 more words

Georgia Schools

Gov. Deal Sets Up Stricter Ebola Quarantine Rules in Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal announced during a Monday press conference that Georgia will increase Ebola monitoring for all in-bound travelers from affected countries.

“We are taking every necessary precaution to ensure that Georgia stands prepared to manage the risks associated with Ebola,” Deal said. 355 more words

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GA Governor Announces Ebola Airport Screening Plan

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Since Georgia is home to one of five airports where people can arrive in the U.S. from countries affected by Ebola, the state’s governor said Monday extra screening and precautions are necessary. 493 more words

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Governor's race: Carter has to clarify stand on HOPE. Deal has to make amends with teachers. Did either do so last night?

I watched the WSB-TV gubernatorial debate last night in which Democrat Jason Carter and Republican Nathan Deal had several fractious exchanges over the HOPE Scholarship and education spending. 639 more words

Teachers

A maverick to the end. Republican John Barge endorses Democrat Valarie Wilson for school chief.

With his noon endorsement of Democrat Valarie Wilson today, Republican State School Superintendent John Barge is leaving his office in the same manner he arrived and served  — bucking a GOP establishment that regards him as an outsider and a renegade. 833 more words

Georgia Schools

John Barge has been full of surprises. One is likely coming tomorrow in his press conference with Valarie Wilson.

Republican State School Superintendent John Barge has been full of surprises, from bucking his own party on the charter school amendment in 2012 to running against Georgia Gov. 141 more words

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