Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Who Are You Going to Elect to School Board?

The past few years have seen intense interest among Fayetteville residents about numerous decisions by the Fayetteville School Board. That is why it is surprising that we're heard so little from or about the candidates for the two At-Large positions on the September 16th ballot. Less than three weeks to decide, and it is a very important decision.

Thanks to the League of Women Voters, the candidates will debate tonight in Room 219 at City Hall. The first debate, which starts at 6 p.m., is for Position 1 and will include candidates Stacy Furlow, Jim Halsell, Mike Malony and Conrad Odom.

The second debate starts at 8:30 p. m. and is for Position 2 between candidates Susan Heil and James McGinty.

Thanks to the permission of Dr. Susan Thomas Ph.D., the debates will air this weekend on the Fayetteville Government Channel 16. The Position 1 debate will be replayed at 9 a. m., 2 p. m. and 9: 30 p. m. Thursday; 8: 30 p. m. Friday; and noon, 5: 30 p. m. and 11: 15 p. m. Saturday. The Position 2 debates will be replayed at 11 a. m. and 8: 30 p. m. Thursday; 3 p. m. and 6 p. m. Friday; and 11 a. m., 4: 30 p. m. and 10: 15 p. m. Saturday.

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