Barnes makes last minute stop in Albany - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Barnes makes last minute stop in Albany

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • 17-year-old charged in shooting

    17-year-old charged in shooting

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:00:11 GMT
    Source: WTOCSource: WTOC
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a youth arrested in Garden City with the shooting of a Savannah man during a robbery Aug. 3.

    More >>
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a youth arrested in Garden City with the shooting of a Savannah man during a robbery Aug. 3.

    More >>
  • Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:00:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.
    Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday.More >>
    Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday.More >>
  • Albany fire investigating house fire as arson

    Albany fire investigating house fire as arson

    Albany fire investigating house fire as arson

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:21:32 GMT
    604 West Gordon Avenue House Fire604 West Gordon Avenue House Fire
    Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday morning on West Gordon Avenue.More >>
    Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday morning on West Gordon Avenue.More >>

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Former Governor Roy Barnes wants the voters to give him another chance at running the state.  Barnes says the state is in a mess and needs someone who doesn't require on-the-job training to take over.

At a campaign stop in Albany Monday, he said we need to have a school year that's long enough to give kids a proper education.  He also says road kill legislation and bills that prohibit unwanted implantation of microchips in your body make Georgia a laughing stock. 

Barnes says leaders need to focus on more important issues.  Of supporters, he says, "I think they're fed up.  I think this time of being a democrat or republican, yeah, that's important sometimes, but right now, it's who is best qualified to get us out of this mess?"

Barnes says he never intended to return to politics and enjoyed life behind the scenes with his children and grandchildren, but could not allow their futures to be determined by those who think it's better to build fish ponds than to educate children.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback