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Haskins announces retirement from District 3 BOE seat
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Feb 27, 2014 | 1352 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two out of three incumbents up for election for Jones County’s Board of Education have officially announced that they will not be running.

Districts One and Three and the chairman are the positions that will be on the May 20 ballot, with qualifying taking place from 9 a.m. March 3 until noon March 7 at the elections office at the Jones County Government Center.

The Board of Education positions are non-partisan, which is the reason the election will be decided in May.

Deloras Moon was the first to announce she would not be running, and she was followed by Larry Haskins. At the end of their terms, Moon will have represented District One for 23 years and Haskins District Three for 33 years. Combined, the Board of Education is losing 56 years of experience.

Chairman Ginger Bailey, who was elected to her first term in 2010, has unofficially stated that she will be running for re-election.

In an interview this past Saturday, Haskins said he was encouraged to run for the Board of Education by former school superintendent Linton Jordon.

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