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Clergy throw support behind Williams-Brown

Dougherty County School Board at-large member Anita Williams-Brown is surrounded by supporters Friday as the Concerned Citizens and Clergy of Albany urged county residents to vote for Williams-Brown in the up coming July 31 primary against challenger Lane Price.

Dougherty County School Board at-large member Anita Williams-Brown is surrounded by supporters Friday as the Concerned Citizens and Clergy of Albany urged county residents to vote for Williams-Brown in the up coming July 31 primary against challenger Lane Price.

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Concerned Citizens and Clergy of Albany on Friday threw its support behind incumbent at-large school board member Anita Williams-Brown in her re-election challenge against Lane Price.

"Dr. Brown is a lifelong resident of Albany, she graduated from the Dougherty County School System and has taught in this system," CCCA spokesman Henry Brown said. "She is the most qualified candidate, and she is already working to fix the problems in the system. The Dougherty County School System is 86 percent black, and we can't depend on the powers that be to fix the problems."

When asked who "the powers that be" are, Brown replied, "I don't want to get into that right now."

Later, Williams-Brown was asked about the recent Title I problems with the state Department of Education.

"We've always had problems with Title I, at least since 1994," she answered. "I think a lot of our recent problems we've been having are aimed at my candidacy. A lot of things have been coming out since I announced."

Then she specifically addressed the Title I issues.

"From what I understand, the superintendent (Joshua Murfree) has already sent in the information the DOE was asking for," Williams-Brown said. "I think we have some miscommunication issues, but there is no doubt that we need to follow the guidelines better.

"Many of our problems come from budget cuts and getting a new finance director. What people aren't looking at is how our test scores and dropout rates are improving."

Williams-Brown and Price will square off in the July 31 Democratic primary.

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FryarTuk 2 years, 3 months ago

"I think a lot of our recent problems we've been having are aimed at my candidacy. A lot of things have been coming out since I announced." Well, now, you mean Gloria Baker, Joshua Murfree, Velveta Riggins, Joe Washington and Darrel Sabbs have conspired to sabotage your candidacy? What a liar and hypocrite you are! You withheld your relationship with that incompetent #34, you aborted the procedure for hiring which you agreed to. You saddled these students and families with a certifiable incompetent brigande. "Dr." Brown, isn't that the Saturday night special from Fictitious U?

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ghostofkarelia 2 years, 3 months ago

When asked who "the powers that be" are, Brown replied, "I don't want to get into that right now."

Priceless.

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FryarTuk 2 years, 3 months ago

"Many of our problems come from budget cuts and getting a new finance director." That certainly explains why she lied about #34 and why Velvet Riggins and Gloria Baker defrauded the FRM program and why Darrel Sabbs plucked $91,000 from the poor childrens funds and also why Joe Washington did the same. There is no telling how much money has been taken out of the DCSS checkbook by these scoundrels. Where did all the money land after it left DCSS? Throw the rascals out!

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ObjectiveEyes 2 years, 3 months ago

Williams-Brown was quoted yesterday, regarding the DOE audit, "...when they get the documents, they will see that we have been doing things right...:" Well, that was proven wrong. If this fool is re-elected, well then we get what we deserve. I hope the whites will get out and vote for Lane Price, but, of couse if the pastor at Byne or FUMC, etc publically supported Ms Price, the black community would be in an uproar.

For heaven's sake, she says, "...we've always had problems with Title I." Exactly what have you done about it? Answer: Nothing but ignore it because "the brothers" were benefitting from it. Murphree needs to be fired, this lady does not deserve to be re-elected and Darrel Sabbs needs to go to jail (I understand he's in a similar scam in Terrell Co).

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Blaqueknight316 2 years, 3 months ago

If Ms Lane Price wins, and I think she has a good chance, it won't be because she receives only "white" votes. It's because she solicited all votes, as it should be.

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DoctorDorite 2 years, 3 months ago

This problem and other factors in Doughtery Co. will lead the USMC to pull out of Albany, don't beleive me, just sit back and watch ! They protect their own and are very good at it too ! P&G will take notice but they'll probably hang around with the investments they've made here, but thats not a sure thing either.

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bigbob 2 years, 3 months ago

P&G will hang around for now because they got their quota thing going here for all their plants.

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Blaqueknight316 2 years, 3 months ago

" I think a lot of our recent problems we've been having are aimed at my candidacy". Yes, that's normally how it works.

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 3 months ago

Stay strong, we need you back in office.

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 3 months ago

These churchs throw their support behind a failed leader and then they reap what they sew later on.

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FryarTuk 2 years, 3 months ago

That's a point worth emphasizing. The question is, with the present opportunity to make strategic change in the lives of so many desperately needy children, why did the leadership in the churches not promote the excellent, capable persons in the black community to seek office? Just look at it. If the funds and efforts had gone to help students we would not be having this discussion. The ruling cabal is all black and they set the programs and sign the checks for goodness sake. It goes to motive and intent. It is evident the ruling group has no motive to educate the students and their behavior is the only thing that tells us what they are about. It is all too obvious their intent is self-serving, fraudulent and debased. Any preacher worth his or her salt is preaching this Sunday on the scriptures dealing with Jesus' teachings on reaching out to children and Paul's instruction to lead responsible lives. "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great number of witnesses, lay aside everything that hinders us including the sin that so easily ensnares us and let us run with perseverance the race set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. " Is there no shame in our pulpits and churches?!

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stc1993 2 years, 3 months ago

" Is there no shame in our pulpits and churches?"

No, just look at Obama's pastor of 20 years a racist hater.

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Blaqueknight316 2 years, 3 months ago

"I think a lot of our recent problems we've been having are aimed at my candidacy. A lot of things have been coming out since I announced." .....Yes, Ms Brown that's how it normally works.

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Progressive 2 years, 3 months ago

Doesn't say much for the clergy when they are blinded by the bad decisions and corruption of this School Board rep. Some of the clergy need to be called out on their racist views and support for reasons that are clearly only due to skin color. Judge a person by their character and not their skin color. Sound familiar.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 3 months ago

You could write everything that Dr. Ms. Anita Williams-Brown "understands" on a little post-it note and have plenty of room left over for your grocery list.

I thought it was a violation of IRS law for so-called "Clergy" to endorse a political candidate or party? You can't put election signs on church property.

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hotdog 2 years, 3 months ago

It is indeed illegal yet the IRS rarely enforces it.....Rev Brown even though I support your candidate please be quiet, for you say many a stupid thing

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 3 months ago

While you're doing selective thinking, keep this in mind:

Bush

"It is the responsibility of...every evangelical Christian ...to get serious about re-electing President Bush." Jerry Falwell, The New York Times, July 16, 2004

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doingwhatisright 2 years, 3 months ago

The educators think you, Williams-Brown, are a complete and utter fool. You are a racist and a disgrace to all educators! It's people like you and the so-called clergy that keep the prey and predator mentality alive in Albany. You think someone is always out to get you. Lord, give me the strength to remember that I am teaching in the DCSS because you have called me to do so. I pray that you protect the children against the evil that is present in this system. Help me to help the children. Take away the anger in my heart and soul. We will prevail!

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FryarTuk 2 years, 3 months ago

By the way, who are the members of CCCA? Is spokesman Henry Brown a party to the Anita Williams-Brown connubial bliss?

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SMHgain 2 years, 3 months ago

I was wondering if Mr. Brown is related to the candidate too. Big deal if she has a doctorate of education, she sure does not come across to me as highly educated with some of her comments.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 3 months ago

It was a Mail Order Doctorate. Sarasota U. Send in a check and they send you back an envelope with a Doctor Certificate inside.

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 3 months ago

How do you know? The time you spend posting negative comments about certain people, seem like a waste of your talents. What is your education level? Where did you attend college?

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Happy 2 years, 3 months ago

Sister Ruby, Sarasota University was bought out by Argosy. They are not a mail order university. Your statement is slanderous and inaccurate.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 3 months ago

Same difference. Paper for paper. Once the check clears they send you the "Doctorate" in a plain brown wrapper.

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Happy 2 years, 3 months ago

That is incorrect and illegal. I have known many educators who received their degrees from Sarasota and I can tell you that they worked hard and earned their degree. If what you said was true the department of education would not accept the degree.

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billybob 2 years, 3 months ago

This whole thing would be laughable if it weren't for the fact that it deals with the school system which is so important to the community.

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Abytaxpayer 2 years, 3 months ago

The Concerned Citizens and Clergy of Albany are such wise men. Now I understand why MLK claimed Albany was his one Failure. Once again given the opportunity to make improvements they run in circles screaming “the Hidden Agenda” by “The powers that Be” are after us. Too bad they are followers of Rev Wright and NOT MLK. The “Powers that Be” are doing nothing but laughing at your self-inflicted pains. Why lift a finger when you are destroying yourselves?

BTW "The Hidden Agenda" is A Dream for a Better Tomorrow for ALL of Albany!

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hotdog 2 years, 3 months ago

Fear of Chief Pritchett also had a lot to do with MLK Failing...but point well taken

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Abytaxpayer 2 years, 3 months ago

Hot.... seriously check a little history and you will see there was more fear by Pritchet of King. Pritchet had seen what MLK did in other towns and knew if he got a foot hold in Albany it too would follow. After arresting MLK Pritchet had some whites bail him out so they could get him out of Albany. MLK said Albany's problem laid with too many Black leaders looking for revenge and would not work together focused on achieving one goal at a time. MLK built on the lessons learned in Albany to strengthen his work in other cities.

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 3 months ago

That's not the hidden agenda, this is something we all want. You cant handle telling us what the hidden agenda is, guess what we know what you guys are trying to do, it wont work, we the voters will continue to elect qualified people to positions.

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Abytaxpayer 2 years, 3 months ago

ROFLMAO BVR I thought you were serious until you said "qualified" Tell the truth your quailifation is measure by ability to Lie, Cheat and Steal....ROFLMAO......ROFLMAO.....ROFLMAO

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stc1993 2 years, 3 months ago

Bubba, they haven't elected qualified people so far. Why do you think it will change?

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LikeItIs 2 years, 3 months ago

So he doesn't want to get into the "powers that be" issue? Sounds like he already did. If you're not willing to back up your statements Henry, shut your trap, and spare me the whole "Dr." business. Doctorates in Education have value only amongst those easily impressed. Albany is so bizarre...

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 3 months ago

Everyone I have talk to, are voting for Dr. Williams. She's homegrown, she know what the system needs are, we will turnout in large numbers on July 31st.

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FryarTuk 2 years, 3 months ago

If " . . . she know what the system needs are . . ." we wouldn't be in this mess. She is an agent of the antichrist.

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Happy 2 years, 3 months ago

That is a pretty harsh statement, the Antichrist? It is one thing to oppose someone, but calling someone an agent of the Antichrist is uncalled for.

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MRKIA 2 years, 3 months ago

THAT'S UNDERSTANDABLE WHEN YOU ONLY TALK TO FOOLS. AND IT'S TRUE THAT YOU KNOW A LARGE NUMBER OF FOOLS. YOU AND WILLIAMS MUST BE SMOKING SOME HOMEGROWN.

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Cartman 2 years, 3 months ago

This is hilarious! To anyone familiar with the school board; every line she said was the punch line to a joke. What an idiocracy.

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 3 months ago

Cartman, your opinion are consistant with your ideology.

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 3 months ago

I already voted for Williams, she is the best person out there.

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 3 months ago

We need Williams leadership and toughness, vote Williams for 4 more years!

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 3 months ago

Just realized that the "hidden agenda" must be referring to B_r's HEAD which is shoved up Murfree's BUNG HOLE. Now that it has been clarified I hope we can all move forward to a better tomorrow.

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 3 months ago

Sister, were asking you (sally) to respond to this:

Bush

"It is the responsibility of...every evangelical Christian ...to get serious about re-electing President Bush." Jerry Falwell, The New York Times, July 16, 2004

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 3 months ago

Let's talk about stuff that happens now and affects all our futures. And I hate quotes where there's stuff left out "...." which might impact the context. What lying Liberal website did you copy and paste that quote from? Be honest.

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 3 months ago

Looking at the photo, Williams have support from all sides.

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erudite 2 years, 3 months ago

Believe in yourself not in an imaginary entity.

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