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Nov 25, 2013 at 10:02 AM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld a statute that allowed Gov. Nathan Deal to suspend six members of the DeKalb County School Board, including its chairman.

In an opinion released Monday, Georgia's high court...
Nov 21, 2013 at 7:26 AM

DECATUR, Ga. -- A DeKalb County Superior Court jury has found former school chief operating officer Pat Reid and her ex-husband Tony Pope guilty on racketeering charges.

Reid was also found guilty on one of two theft-by-taking...
Oct 28, 2013 at 3:48 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Jury selection began Monday for the corruption trial of a former top official of DeKalb County Schools and her ex-husband. 

Former chief operating officer Pat Reid is accused of illegally funneling construction...
Aug 2, 2013 at 4:03 PM

DEKALB CO., Ga. -- Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced on Friday that Judge Maxwell Woods has sustained the suspensions of the three former DeKalb County school board members, who petitioned for their reinstatement, earlier this...
Aug 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the suspensions of the final three former DeKalb County school board members who had petitioned for their reinstatement have been upheld.

Deal's office on Friday announced the decision by...
Jun 28, 2013 at 1:11 AM
Top local and national stories that will make news through the day on Friday, June 28th. It's everything you need to know to start your day informed.
Jun 3, 2013 at 3:03 PM

ATLANTA -- Georgia's highest court is set to consider the constitutionality of a state law allowing the governor to remove school board members.

The Supreme Court of Georgia heard arguments Monday from lawyers for the state and for...
Apr 24, 2013 at 4:43 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Four of the six DeKalb County School Board members removed from office by Gov. Nathan Deal have written formal requests for reinstatement.

The four - Pam Speaks, Sarah Copelin-Wood, Jesse Cunningham and Donna...
Mar 21, 2013 at 6:02 AM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb County Board of Education voted to terminate their lawsuit against the Georgia State Board of Education during a board meeting Wednesday. 

Board members voted 9-0 in their first meeting as a newly...
Mar 13, 2013 at 7:46 AM
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday six names to replace six ousted DeKalb County School Board members.
Mar 12, 2013 at 6:22 PM

ATLANTA --  Governor Nathan Deal (R-Georgia) announced Tuesday that he will name replacements Wednesday morning for 6 DeKalb County School Board members he suspended on February 25th.

His office also released a list of 60 possible...
Mar 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM

ATLANTA -- In a matter of days, more than 400 applicants for the DeKalb County School Board will be narrowed down to 12 finalists.

The six-person nominating panel conducted 60 interviews over the weekend and into Monday. The panel...
Mar 11, 2013 at 3:57 PM

ATLANTA - Things got a little testy at the State Capitol on Monday after members of the NAACP and other civil rights groups sat down with Governor Nathan Deal (R-Georgia) over the DeKalb County School Board crisis.

They met behind...
Mar 7, 2013 at 8:54 AM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga -- Given the tumultuous state of Georgia's third largest school system, some might ask why anyone would want to be on the DeKalb County School Board.

The answer is 403 people.

That's right,...
Mar 5, 2013 at 7:04 AM

DECATUR, Ga. -- A federal court judge ruled Monday afternoon that he does not have jurisdiction over the suit brought by members of the DeKalb County School Board.

They sued the state board of education and Gov. Nathan Deal over the...