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School Board has apparently lost their mind

By   /  October 31, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet  Just when I think the brain trust we call a school board can’t do anything dumber, they seem to feel like they just have to prove me wrong. The latest is the suspension of Turner Elementary teacher Tracey Drayton. Drayton’s offense? Slapping a child. Maybe it’s just me, but this is the kind of [...]

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Lee County decision an indictment of DCSS

By   /  August 20, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet The Lee County school system is going to take students from the Dougherty County, at least military ones. For those families who are going to get a chance to take advantage of this, I offer my congratulations.  To the DCSS, who stands to lose associated funds for these students, I can only say, “You [...]

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Letter to the Editor

By   /  May 25, 2012  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet     I have lived here most of my life and I am a proud former Westover Patriot. I read Dr. Murfree’s proposal the other day regarding the budget cuts and I am not liking the fact that he wants to cut art and music classes. I am on the board for the Downtown [...]

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The idiocy must end

By   /  May 22, 2012  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet       It’s past time for the idiocy in the Dougherty County School System to come to an abrupt and sudden end.  In recent weeks, we’ve had a whistle-blower program that’s all but guaranteed to eliminate legitimate whistleblowing, a school system that pays the bond for a student arrest on school grounds, an [...]

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School choice would actually fix DCSS

By   /  May 14, 2012  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet     I know it may seem counter intuitive to many.  How can we fix the Dougherty County School System by doing the very thing many argue would destroy the system?  Well, it’s not particularly difficult, but we first must understand a couple of things. The first thing to keep in mind is that [...]

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DCSS needs to rethink its ‘whistleblower’ program.

By   /  April 15, 2012  /  Letter to the editor  /  Comments Off

Tweet     In a meeting years ago, a manager was relating why a costly Federal project had failed.  At the end, he summed it up with, “You don’t undertake a vast project with half-vast ideas”.  Well, the secretary doing the transcribing got the “vast” part correctly in her notes but the “half-vast” became an [...]

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Future Business Leaders of America

By   /  January 11, 2012  /  Community, Press Releases  /  Comments Off

Tweet Dr. Murfee spoke to Westover High School Future Business Leaders of America members on December 15 about the importance of student leadership in the community.  Pictured with Dr. Murfree are FBLA members and Mr. Vonnie McClung, Adviser.  Not pictured are advisers:  Mrs. A. Williams and Mrs. Esther Barwick.  

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