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School board candidates haven’t steered clear of trouble



Background checks on the two candidates for Richmond County Board of Education reveal each has had legal action taken against them for a debt a handful of times. One has a conviction for felony theft.

District 6 voters are paying little attention to the Tuesday special election, which will cost ...

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  1. This is a tough bunch to choose from. I believe in 2nd chances. Some of these require lots more chances than that. It speaks poorly of that community generally, which is sad to see. I have hope that the winner will be someone who is at least honest in their dealings on the school board and who cares about helping our children excel academically. My biggest fear is that a “woke” agenda gets brought forward somehow.

  2. Sadly, the quality of education of our children being so poorly is our, the voters, fault.

    Most of us can’t even name our representative on the school board because we pay so little attention to who is running. That’s a shame because in many ways it’s the most important election we have. Especially, on the local level.

    Nothing will change in Augusta because sadly race has its ugly grip on everything politically in the area. Racial identity is the first characteristic too many people look at for qualification when they go in the voting booth.

  3. Wow, convicted felons have more rights and privileges than law abiding folks. There is an ARC policy for hiring convicted criminals. https://www.augustaga.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12202/Ban-the-Box-Policy-Procedures?bidId=
    It does not apply to elected officials. How many commissioners owed back property taxes or owned property that was not up to code? How many mayors and commissioners served jail time or are out on appeal. How many elected officials and employees ignore GA and ARC laws, policies, and procedures with the attitude that they are not applicable to them? Democrat voters have low ethical standards for their candidates and elected officials. De Tocqueville was a political prophet.

  4. Richmond County: Business and Corruption as usual. Worst Schools in the State, and the Board can’t even find a candisate with a clean background check! When will the State Board of Education step in and take control of the RCBOE?

  5. I am ashamed to say I live in District 6 and we are in trouble if this is the only kind of people who are willing to run for any office. I think that people are just sick of having to choose between law breaking politicians and they do not vote. It seems that there are no honest politicians willing to run so this is what we end up with.

    • The thought of serving and working with people some people who are currently in the ARC government, boards, and authorities is a large deterrent to qualified, experienced, and ethical people running for office. They would be shunned, minimized, and cancelled by the majority, self-serving cabal.

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