Governor Nathan Deal says he wants to continue a state probe into possible cheating on standardized tests in Dougherty County schools. Deal said Thursday he has authorized two special investigators to complete the probe they began nearly a year ago. The governor had said earlier in the week that the south Georgia school district was dropped from a state investigation because he was satisfied with the district's internal probe.
The incumbent is facing his first election since being appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue. His main challenger has mounted an aggressive campaign aimed squarely at the incumbent's integrity. His other challenger is nowhere to be found.