Candidates for State Rep Dist 6 on “NewsMakers”

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Information and pictures below were furnished by the candidates and are featured in alphabetical order as they will appear on the May 24th Republican ballot.  No Democrats qualified for this office.

DicksonTom Dickson Announces for re-election

I love this community. I raised my family here and invested my life’s work as a teacher, principal and superintendent into the students and families of this community. Since 2005, it has been my honor to serve as your voice at the State Capitol. My time in the State House has given me the knowledge and experience to get things accomplished and to make our community a priority in Atlanta.

I have supported balanced budget and kept our taxes low and among the lowest in the nation. I helped pass one of the toughest immigration laws in the nation. I have proudly voted to protect our religious freedoms and to preserve our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. I have worked to ensure education is a budget priority and this year, helped to reduce the number of mandated tests and improve the process of teacher evaluations. Through the years, I have always promised to do the right thing for this district and represent our conservative principles. I have kept those promises, and I ask for your vote.

FieldsRepublican Sarah Fields announces as State House District 6 Candidate. District 6 includes portions of Whitfield & Murray Counties

Republican Sarah Fields, Dalton business woman, enters the race to represent the citizens of State House District 6. “I believe we need a State Representative focused on serving the people and the community. After 12 years, it’s time for Dist. 6 to go in a new direction.” She’s not a career politician, only a former successful small business owner who cares about the people of northwest Georgia and our children’s future.”

A fifth generation resident of Whitfield County, she has three children, Kelly, Traci and Mark and four grandchildren. She and her family are products of our local community and public school systems. She’s an active member of ChristChurch Presbyterian of Dalton and their Sanctuary Choir. Sarah has been involved in the community for many years serving in United Way, Cub Scouts, Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.

For several years, Sarah has been concerned about Common Core, how it was forced on the teachers in GA and how this never tested programt; is not helping to educate our children. It’s time for our local school boards to regain control back from the Fed. Gov. She;s also concerned with the care of our Veterans and Senior Citizens. Sarah believes GA needs to ban Sharia Law, like many other states have done, to protect our citizens…mainly women. She believe in Pro-Life and supports our 2nd Amendment. Sarah said, “before voting I will ask myself, how would the people at home want me to vote to best serve them?”

RidleyJason T. Ridley, announced Monday March 7th  that he has qualified in the Republican primary  as a canididate for the District 6 State Representative seat representing North Whitfield and Murray counties.
Mr. Ridley stated:
I have had a desire to enter politics for many years and bring a much needed  voice to the citizens in our community.  I believe in a postive business environment, less taxation, protecting our teachers, pastors, upholding our Founding Fathers beliefs as written in the Constitution and preparing our children for college and developing other life skills.  These values and our quality of life are at risk with some of the current decisions being made at our state Capital. If elected, I will stand for accountability to you in all my legislative decisions.  No matter how unpopular,  I will speak up for what the citizens of the 6th district want, not for a career politician or lobbyist. A representatives job is to represent the people of their district first and foremost .”
Mr. Ridley resides in  Murray County along with his wife Andrea Loughridge Ridley and their three children. They attend Salem Bapist Church in Dalton. He attended Murray County High School,  ABAC and Bryan colleges. He was previouly employed in the local banking and insurance community until 2012 when he began a family business, 4 Oaks Farm and Produce. For Additional information or any questions please call  706-264-0899.

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GOT A MINUTE?  Then you have time to renew your car tag at a new kiosk

GOT A MINUTE? Then you have time to renew your car tag at a new kiosk

05 May 2016

Car tag kiosk unveiled Thursday at the Dalton-Walnut Ave Kroger By MITCH TALLEY Whitfield County Director of Communications   Gone in 60 seconds. That’s one way to describe Whitfield County residents who take advantage of a new state-of-the-art kiosk to renew their vehicle tags and get the decals at the same time. Whitfield County Tax […]

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MICU project completed at Hamilton Medical Center

MICU project completed at Hamilton Medical Center

28 April 2016

DALTON, Ga. – Originally dedicated on Nov. 24, 1963, the B. J. Bandy – Chrissie McCutchen Medical Intensive Care Pavilion was described as a new concept in hospital care by the late Paul Bradley, MD. Now, more than 50 years later, the unit, also known as the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), has been renovated […]

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Whitfield Commission Chair Candidates featured on “NewsMakers”

Whitfield Commission Chair Candidates featured on “NewsMakers”

28 April 2016

NewsMakers airs multiple times on WDNN & WDGA.  You can watch online HERE. Information and pictures below were furnished by the candidates and are featured in alphabetical order as they will appear on the May 24th Republican ballot.  No Democrats qualified for this office. Laughter Announces for Commission Chair Mike Babb, Chairman of the Whitfield […]

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WHITFIELD CO EOM, DANIEL MORGAN, HELPS MAKE LOCAL ROADS SAFER, SMOOTHER

WHITFIELD CO EOM, DANIEL MORGAN, HELPS MAKE LOCAL ROADS SAFER, SMOOTHER

27 April 2016

By Mitch Talley: As you travel down some of the 700 miles of roads maintained by Whitfield County Public Works,  you might take a moment to thank Daniel Morgan and his crew for making the trip safer. Morgan recently made a transition from a typical right-of-way crew leader into a newly created slot to focus […]

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LWV Forums on WDNN

LWV Forums on WDNN

26 April 2016

The League of Women Voters of the Dalton area and WDNN’s NewsMakers presents Political Forums featuring local Whitfield candidates on Tuesday, April 26 and Tuesday May 3 LIVE on WDNN-10 and online at WDNN.TV.  The forums will be replayed the following Sunday afternoon at 3 and are archived online. Candidates on the April 26 forum […]

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DPD Investigating Jewelry Theft

DPD Investigating Jewelry Theft

22 April 2016

By Bruce Frazier: The Dalton Police Department wants to lend a jewelry thief some fashionable interlocking bracelets to go with the more than $600 worth of earrings he stole from Walmart this morning, and we need your help to do it. Investigators are hoping that someone will recognize surveillance pictures of the suspect and help […]

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