Governor appoints five to Miller County School Board

COLQUITT, Ga. — Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday signed an executive order naming five replacements to the Miller County School Board. The appointees are to serve the remainder of the terms of office of the board members they are replacing.

Deal named Monica Posey to Post 1 (replacing Chairman Leroy Bush), Craig Tully to Post 2 (replacing Bob Eldridge), J.C. “Buddy” Johnson to Post 3 (replacing David Lovering), Richard W. Little to Post 4 (replacing Renza Isreal) and Billy W. Roland to Post 5 (replacing Terry Pickle).

Bush won re-election to Post 1 in the Democratic primary and has no GOP opposition in the general election. His current term expires on Dec. 31.

Lovering’s and Pickles’ terms also expire on Dec. 31. Johnson, a Republican, will face Stacy Sheffield, a Democrat, for the Post 3 seat, while Roland, a Republican, is running unopposed for Post 5 in the Nov. 6 elections.

Eldridge’s and Israel’s terms were to expire on Dec. 31, 2014.

All the replacements are from Colquitt.

In early April, the District was placed on probation by a SACS accreditation committee, largely due to in-fighting on what was called a “dysfunctional” school board.

Weeks later, the Georgia Board of Education recommended that the governor remove and replace all five members of the Board.

Deal then dissolved the entire board and named a committee of educational professionals to recommend replacements.


waltspecht 2 years, 6 months ago

Now, how can we get the DCSS looked at?


Sister_Ruby 2 years, 6 months ago

And don't neglect the Gang of Six from Sumter County. Real bad.


southwestga 2 years, 6 months ago

Early County has information on its website illegally campaigning against the Charter schools amendment. What's with that?! If the school system is so desperate that it needs to break the law, the Charter Amendment is probably the right thing to vote for.


JBruce 2 years, 6 months ago

As a Miller County resident I must say that I am very happy with the governor's decision. These school board members have been thumbing their noses at the public for quite some time now with an attitude of we will do what we want, when we want, and we don't care about proper procedure during meetings.

Many times closed sessions have been called during meetings to discuss and handle business that should have been open for public input. Now can we please look at the current superintendent. He does not even live in Miller County but is making decisions and policies that affect the entire school system and county. Hopefully with this move by the governor he (superintendent) will soon join the other puppets that he controlled and Miller County can move forward and give our students the education that tax payers are paying for.

Thank you Governor!!!


ObjectiveEyes 2 years, 6 months ago

Exactly HOW bad is it in Miller County for this to happen? (compared to DCSS?)


parentoftwo 2 years, 6 months ago

Now let's get rid of the superintendent. He is a big part of the problem. This new group looks like we have a chance to improve the situation.


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