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Editorial Board: Endorsements for Nov. 8 election



Generally speaking, when interviewing candidates and asking each the same roster of questions, a clear choice for the job emerges. 

This was not the case with candidates we interviewed for Richmond County Tax Commissioner and School Board. Candidates for those races each each is more than q...

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  1. I agree with Ronnie Mullis. Endorsements from a trusted source are a great help. Please consider having this much sooner. Also, please consider including state and national candidates, as well as recommendations for the questions at the end of the ballot.
    I enjoy your online news. Thank you.

  2. I have subscribed to The Augusta Press because the publication seems a fresh voice that might play a part in Augusta’s outgrowing the same old politics and questionable leadership that has kept us decades behind other cities in our region. Yet, you recognize the talents and potential of bright new candidates while endorsing those who have experience that has proved to be part of the problems we have.

  3. These school board “incumbents” are out of touch with the schools. I don’t care if you have a child in school, where are they? CT Walker, Davidson, or AR Johnson? Those are not the true pulse of our school system. Have they had ANY town hall meetings with faculty and staff in their district schools? Nope. Teachers are frustrated by the LACK OF SUPPORT from downtown. Piling more and more “standards and measurements” on these teachers to make themselves look good but not removing previous standards or measurements. I’ve heard something about they are spending money on brand-new textbooks next year that will not match the metrics being assigned and are supposed to last 5 years. Then I’ve heard they are going to do away with physical textbooks altogether in a couple of years. How is that a proper use of tax dollars? We need new blood in the veins of this school system for it to change. If not, you can expect more resignations, retirements, and shortages as teachers are tired of the politically based decision-making downtown.

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