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Williams-Brown announces re-election bid for BOE at-large seat

Dougherty County School Board member Anita Williams-Brown, center, announced Wednesday that she will seek re-election to her at-large BOE seat against political newcomer Lane Price. The two will square off in July’s Democratic primary.

Dougherty County School Board member Anita Williams-Brown, center, announced Wednesday that she will seek re-election to her at-large BOE seat against political newcomer Lane Price. The two will square off in July’s Democratic primary.

ALBANY, Ga. — Surrounded by supporters on the steps of the Dougherty County School Administration building, Anita Williams-Brown on Wednesday announced her intention to seek reelection to her at-large seat on the county School Board.

Williams-Brown, who is completing her first term on the BOE, will face newcomer Lane Price in July's Democratic primary.

"Right now one of the biggest problems the Dougherty County School system is facing is a matter of perception," Williams-Brown said. "Dougherty County has a lot of good things going on, but all we ever hear about are the bad things. Let's talk about the good things."

As chair of the DCSS Finance Committee, Williams-Brown is well-aware of the system's anticipated $9.6 million budget shortfall for FY 2012-13.

"We are working hard to balance the budget," she said. "We have to make some difficult decisions like perhaps closing a school."

When asked if she was in favor of repurposing Magnolia Elementary, Williams-Brown answered, "that's hard to say. We have to look at all our options, that is possible."

Williams-Brown is Vice Chairman of the Board and received her early education in the public schools of Dougherty County.

In 1969 she earned her B.S. degree in Health & Physical Education from Albany State University and in subsequent years has earned the M. Ed. from American University, an Educational Administration add-on from Albany State University, and Educational Specialist and Doctoral degrees in Curriculum and Instruction from Sarasota University.

She is a retired school administrator, CEO of Blessed Community Development, Inc. and Anita Williams Tax Service.

She currently pastors the Church of the Kingdom of God in Hawkinsville.

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whattheheck 2 years, 6 months ago

Since this is an at-large seat, she can and should be defeated.

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debbie44 2 years, 6 months ago

Dr. Anita Williams Brown is a fine person. Please don't judge her by what others do. And please try to get to know this lady. She stands for what is right and refuses to compromise herself. You can count on her to do what is right on the board. Regardless of the circumstances, this woman does what's right. She is also an experienced educator who knows education. Some of you miss the point and think that if a person makes one mistake then she is wrong. Please leave her there to do her job.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 6 months ago

She didn't earn her portion in the "Gang of Four" for no reason. She earned it for very good reason and that is block voting based on color. That's prejudice.

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MRKIA 2 years, 6 months ago

PLEASE.... THIS WOMAN HAS DONE THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF EVERYTHING YOU'VE SAID. GIVE SOME EXAMPLES OF THE "GOOD" THINGS SHE HAS DONE. PLEASE PROVE EVERYONE WRONG.

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tywebb 2 years, 6 months ago

debbie44, you really are clueless. you must be related to W-B

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waltspecht 2 years, 6 months ago

After her undisclosed involvement with Murfree on a Board, she should have recused herself from the selection process. I can't vote for or against her, but people need to question her integrity. Plus look at any other potential partiallity she may have displayed to others besides Murfree.

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PatrickY2K 2 years, 6 months ago

Abstaining on the vote during Monday's meeting showed everyone who she is! If she won't hold administrators accountable for taxpayer money, she is wasting her seat on the Board. Put someone there who will do the job!

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 6 months ago

Boooooooo Hisssssssss... She is NOT there for the sake of the children only personal greed.

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MRKIA 2 years, 6 months ago

PEOPLE, DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. THIS CANDIDATE HAS DONE NOTHING TO MOVE THE DCSS FORWARD AND IN FACT WAS AND IS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS THE DCSS FINDS ITSELF IN. SHOW HER THE DOOR THERE ARE NO SECOND CHANCES IN THIS GAME.

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Shinedownfan 2 years, 6 months ago

She sooooo needs to go! She IS the reason we have #34!

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jglass 2 years, 6 months ago

VOTE..............LANE PRICE.................WE NEED REPLACEMENT THROUGH OUT THE BOARD. GET THESE OUT THAT HAVE NOT ACCOMPLISHED WHAT HAS NEEDED BE ACCOMPLISHED!!!! I HOPE WE SEE ALL NEW FACES ON THE BOARD ONCE THE ELECTIONS ARE OVER.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 6 months ago

She say: "Dougherty County has a lot of good things going on, but all we ever hear about are the bad things. Let's talk about the good things."

Didn't finish the sentence which means ".....and ignore all of the bad stuff and just forget it".

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debbie44 2 years, 6 months ago

Dr. Anita Williams Brown is a fine person and a well-informed school board member. No one should ever question her character. She is a woman who will not compromise her beliefs in favor of the popular or politically correct thing to do. She's simply going to do what is right. One thing we have in our favor is we can count on her to do the right thing. That in itself should make us all feel a lot better. Don't judge her by what others do or don't do. We need her there. And please stop being so mean with your comments. These are human beings you're talking about. If you're that angry, why don't you go and try to get some help.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 6 months ago

You left out the part about her being clueless and blindly block-voting based on color being the trump card.

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PatrickY2K 2 years, 6 months ago

She didn't do what was right on Monday concerning the funds used illegaly to reimburse a parent for bail money. Abstaining in the vote allowed Goseer to get away with mishandling taxpayer money.

We aren't judging her by what others do - we are judging her for not doing what is right, and turning a blind eye to obvious incompetence.

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VSU 2 years, 6 months ago

You can't have good, without getting rid of the bad.

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jglass 2 years, 6 months ago

Sister, I wonder why she did not elaborate on the GOOD? Because obviously there is no good to talk about!!!

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VietVet1 2 years, 6 months ago

I can see the bus with Turner Job Corps with the winning vote!!

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Momof3 2 years, 6 months ago

She's a minister?!?!?!? Wow

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Citizen_A 2 years, 6 months ago

And it's not even in Albany...SMH

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Cartman 2 years, 6 months ago

She's as bad as Murfree. What an embarrassment. They both need to go.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 6 months ago

And when you get a Doctorate in the mail..........well I wouldn't give a plugged nickle for it.

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daddiemoon 2 years, 6 months ago

This lady has tooo many hidden agendas... She holds grudges and walks around wearing that green jealous evil smile, looking and lurking for something vindictive to do.....She along with Bush, need to find some pride and step down.....taking the mess that they brought into the system.( Mufree & Gooser)

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MRKIA 2 years, 6 months ago

JUST SAW HER RE-ELECTION NEWS SPOT ON THE TV AND HER COMMAND OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS HORRID. SHE SOUNDS LIKE A BACKWOOD HILLBILLY. FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL TO 4YR DEGREE AND THIS IS THE RESULT? I HOPE SHE WASN'T AN ENGLISH TEACHER.

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Shinedownfan 2 years, 6 months ago

Hey! I know some backwoods hillbillies that would be offended at this statement!

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 6 months ago

You aren't referring to "Anita Williams-Brown, PhD" are you?

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gotanyfacts 2 years, 6 months ago

Would love to see a summary of votes taken by all board members over the last couple of years!

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Cartman 2 years, 6 months ago

She brought us Murfree. What else do you need to know? Squandering public funds means nothing to them.

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billybob 2 years, 6 months ago

Let's see... hypenated last name, nonsense Ph.D., "pastor" of some church... Yeah, she needs to go.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 6 months ago

You left off "CEO of another one of those church/state organizations that should not be getting TAX MONEY" and probably should be audited. http://www.churchofthekingdom.org/blessedcommunity/started/index_files/frame.htm

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 6 months ago

Expecially note slide 2 with a quote attributed to a "Tabitha Murfree".

(I suggest you look quick because they'll probably take it down or modify it tomorrow!)

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 6 months ago

And finally....let's not forget this "ministry" aka business which links from the Harvest Temple Church web site. It is hoped that the Pastor/Tax Advisor is not meeting clients on Church property, nor preparing Client Tax Returns on tax-exempt Church property, for that would be a violation of IRS and Federal law. http://www.awmsbrowntax.com/

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ittibittime 2 years, 6 months ago

Her supporters look like a Motley Crue to me....I am voting for Lane Price based on the fact that someone new needs to be on the board and based on Williams-Brown bringing us #34 and her abstaining from the vote to kick Goseer's tail for illegally parting with educational funds to bail students out of jail....WAKE UP BLACKS IN ALBANY...VOTE FOR LANE PRICE INSTEAD OF A BLACK LADY WHO IS CLUELES...SURPRISE ME....VOTE FOR SOMEONE DIFFERENT...

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Albanite 2 years, 6 months ago

No more of these bigoted racists on the school board. Look what's happened since they took it over.

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Justice4Moma 2 years, 6 months ago

Bigoted racists should be replaced,but do we have that many people here in Albany that are not bigoted racist.?

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