By David Shivers
Dr. Lane Price, Democratic candidate for the at-large seat on the Dougherty County Board of Education, brought her platform to the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County on October 15.
She outlined several objectives if she is elected: working to resolve budget issues, seeking communication with parents and teachers in problem-solving, and focusing on raising third-grade reading scores – including involving retired teachers and business people – to improve future access to opportunities for students.
Dr. Price, pictured in a 2010 appearance before the club in her capacity as medical director for the Willson House hospice facility, is being challenged in the Nov. 6 election by write-in candidate Rev. Lorenzo Heard.
Three special funding presentations were also made at the weekly club luncheon meeting. Checks were presented to Diane Rogers of the Autism Center, $500, to support their services; Scott Brown, the Dougherty County Kiwanis Foundation, $1,200 for funding of scholarships; and the Southwest Georgia Home School Key Club, $1,500 to defray expenses for sending 11 members to the state Key Club convention.