and the Peace Officers Standards and
“My issues would
be to continue to the
job that we’re doing,
and to try to increase
and benefits for the
and to work on trying
to enlarge the jail. 1
think we’re doing a
good job as far as
warrant service, civil
paper processing, and handling court secu
Ira Edwards (D)
Occupation: Senior police officer, Athens-
Dublin, Georgia native Ira Edwards has a
14-year background in Athens-Clarke County
law enforcement. Edwards worked for the
sheriff’s department for four years as a jailer,
court security deputy
and warrant desk and
release officer. In his
current position with
Police, he is an ele
and coordinates the
ACC-PD’s high school
“I think we need to invest in our young
people through community-based programs,
because the sheriff’s department does not
have any at this time. I teach the D.A.R.E.
program, just as an example. 1 would like to
take that to another level. I feel that we need
it in our middle schools and our high
schools. Also I’m proposing that we all come
together as a community—it’s going to take
law enforcement, merchants, educators and
the churches—all of us combining our
resources, working towards making Athens-
Clarke County the safest place to live in."
ACC COMMISSION DISTRICT 2
Harry Sims (D), incumbent (1993).
Occupation: Public school teacher
Harry Sims, a native Athenian, has a
bachelor’s degree in elementary education
from the University of Georgia. Sims has
worked for the Clarke County school district
for 26 years and is currently a fifth grade
teacher at Barrow Elementary School.
Sims served on the Athens City Council
for three years and was elected to the ACC
Commission in 1992. He is chairman of the
Sims Committee and
the Pension Board for
Sims sits on the
board of directors of
the Athens Area
Commerce and the
United Way of
Sims did not
respond by deadline
time to Flagpole's requests for a statement.
Sergio Sandoval (D)
Occupation: Retired professional baseball
player and accountant, ordained Christian
Sergio Sandoval was bom in Havana,
Cuba. He attended the University of Havana
for three years before coming to the United
States in the early 1950s to play professional
baseball for the Cuban Red Sox and Athens
Sandoval has lived in Athens for 45 years,
25 of those as owner of Sanders Income Tax
Services. Sandoval participated in the
Freedom Marches with Martin Luther King,
Jr. on the 1960’s. He
became an American
citizen in 1978.
Upon the recom
mendation of retired
US General Colin
Powell, Sandoval was
named an honorary
member of the Negro
League Baseball Hall
of Fame. He has also
for induction into the
Athens Athletic Hall of Fame.
“I, Sergio Sandoval, am campaigning for
Clarke County Commissioner. I want to bring
a new and effective leadership to east
Athens. Like Paul Broun, 1 too am a senior
citizen. I am a candidate for all seasons.
"By getting involved in protecting our
neighborhoods and property we can make
east Athens a better place to live. We need
more senior citizen programs, police protec
tion and also to get rid of the drugs in our
community. Let’s work together toward a
better east Athens community by electing
me your next County Commissioner."
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by TOM TOMORROW
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cartoon's Incessant wonki
ness and relentless didacti
cism? Well, this week we're
proud to present a roundup
of political humor suitable
for the whole family! That's
right- it's time for...
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IS THAT A POPULAR GAME SHOW
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SUV\ ■ ANYWAY? ARE THOSE THINGS
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LADDER to GET TO LARGE!
THE DRIVER'S SEAT!
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ization ot gun enthusiasts — not
2) You don't really need a ladder to
get in an SUV! We've just exagger- .
ated their size for comic effect!
3) In this panel, we re suggesting
that Regis catchphrase has become
so popular. is even used in some
what inappropriate situations!
4) The father s threat of aVaditional
punishment is disproportionate to
the amount of damage h*s son is
capable ol causing - making our
final panel an amusing yet insightful
commentary on contemporary „
society! -See you next week!
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Qualified and Dedicated
My goal is to make Athens-Clarke County
a safe and positive place for all citizens
to live, work, grow and be educated. My
campaign for an exceptional community
can be accomplished with a leadership
style that focuses on the following:
• I will seek ways to develop a better working relationship
with other local law enforcement agencies.
• I will emphasize the importance of our youth and develop
initiatives for them toward the improvement of our
community and its future.
• I will set an example and encourage department
employees to become involved with the young people
of our community.
Less Crime, More Education
• I will support community efforts to become more involved
with our local school district in order to reduce the
school dropout rate.
• I will develop initiatives to educate inmates in order to
reduce the jail population and to decrease repeat
• I will work hard to reduce the crime rate and continue
to solve problems through effective crime prevention
• I will institute a career path for department employees.
• I will invest in our law enforcement personnel by seeking
to provide on-going and effective training programs.
• I will ensure that competent individuals are hired at all
levels of the department ot Sheriff in order to better
serve and protect our citizens.
I offer you a leadership that focuses on
involvement, improvement and new ideas.
Vote Ira Edwards for Sheriff in the
Democratic Primary on Tuesday, July 18.
Ira Edwards at
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