Tuesday, March 2, 2010

GNB Update

Here's yet another edition of "GNB Update"

By now, many of you have probably heard of Nathan Deal leaving our nation's capital. Deal announced his resignation from Congress during a brief stop in Albany Monday. He's leaving Washington to focus on his run for Georgia governor. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has analysis on how Deal's resignation from Capitol Hill could shake up Georgia politics.

There was an election to fill the former house speaker's seat last week. Republican Daniel Stout of Paulding County grabbed almost 60 percent of vote to win the House District 19 seat last Tuesday. Stout replaces former House Speaker Glenn Richardson. Richardson gave up that job late last year after having an affair with a lobbyist.

It's back to "square one" in the battle to become Dougherty County's next school supertindent. The Albany Herald reports that five of the candidates who interviewed to replace current supertindent Dr. Sally Whatley took themselves out of the running. Albany State University executive Joshua Murfree remains the lone candidate for the job. That's despite a poll ranking him 34th out of 37 potential candidates.

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