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July 19, 2006

Albany - The three incumbents running for seats on the Dougherty County School Board swept the competition Tuesday.

As Emily Jean McAfee and Mike Windom learned of the results, they celebrated together at the Government Center.

Just a few blocks away, "June Bug" Griffin was surrounded by supporters when he heard the news. Dr. Sally Whatley called to congratulate him when our crew arrived. Griffin says the race for district two was hard fought against Yaz Johnson, who earned a respectable 38% of the vote.

Griffin says, "I got to say to Yaz. Yaz made me work. I don't want to see Yaz anymore, 'cause Yaz worked hard. Between me and him I feel like we had a good race. I'd like to say to him, I'm glad I won, but I say he's a hardworking guy."

Mike Windom, winner of district 6 says, "We look forward to going in and working on the problems that came out during our campaign. Improving our test scores as well as insuring that we have good financial management."

"We're going to work hard. We've really been on task a long time. He's been 11 years, and I've been on task 8 years. We've got this thing down pat and we're going to get it even better. Those kids are going to soar," says Emily Jean McAfee, winner of district 4.

McAfee was first elected to the school board in 1999. Windom is currently serving his third term. This will be Griffin's second full term.

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