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DCSS Chairperson endorses candidate

Melissa Strother Melissa Strother
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

The chairperson of the Dougherty County school board has endorsed the candidate hoping to take her place.

Tuesday, Carol Tharin announced her support for Melissa Strother, who's running for the district 4 seat. Tharin's term is up at the end of the year.

Strother says she plans to bring fresh ideas to the board and wants to focus on literacy and making sure children can read by the end of third grade.

"New studies show that if they're not able to do this, they're four times more likely not to graduate. And if they live in poverty, like so many of our students do, they're 14 times more likely not to graduate," said Strother.

Aaron Johnson, a professor at Darton State College is also running for the district 4 seat.

The primary election is May 20th.

 

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