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Murfree’s overpayment order should lead to criminal investigation

By   /  May 31, 2013  /  Opinion, Tom Knighton, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Usually, when someone says a legacy should never be forgotten, it’s because someone has passed on and left something worthy behind.  For Dr. Joshua Murfree, that’s clearly not the case.  He is now gone, but clearly the wake of devastation lingers after him.  The latest is the revelation that Murfree ordered an overpayment of [...]

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New DCCS Superintendent

By   /  December 27, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet It is such a shame, we must continue to publically discuss the poor decisions made by the Dougherty County School System. Even when the board voted on the mutually agreed to termination of outgoing Superintendent Joshua Murfree, 3 of the 4 block votes, that have made so many bad choices could still not move [...]

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Next superintendent needs experience in fixing problems

By   /  November 15, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet When Joshua Murfree was hired, the school board sought to hide the other finalists from our eyes.  They didn’t want us to know that both finalists had experience turning around school systems, which happened to be exactly what we needed in this community.  Now, there is a chance to remedy that mistake.

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DCSS finally does the right thing

By   /  November 14, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The Dougherty County Board of Education has gotten heat from this paper for quite some time.  Frankly, they deserved it.  However, we now know that they’ve finally made a move that should have all of Albany rejoicing as they have ended the horrid experiment that is Dr. Joshua Murfree. Earlier today, the school board [...]

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Racism still exists, just in a different form

By   /  October 22, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet  Oh, racism. Oh how it has scarred the epidermis of Albany. Fifty years after the Civil Rights Movement sought equality for all, we see more and more evidence that the racism is still holding strong. The problem is, a great deal of it is from those who were once the target of such hatred.

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DCSS meets on Murfree’s fate

By   /  October 11, 2012  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports The Dougherty County Board of Education met behind closed doors to discuss the future of school superintendent Dr. Joshua Murfree yesterday.  The move, described by officials as “not an unusual event”, it comes after a rocky road since Murfree’s controversial hiring back in 2010.

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It’s about time

By   /  October 10, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The Dougherty County School System is now discussing the fate of school superintendent Joshua Murfree. The discussion comes after receiving a second letter from the state Department of Education. Now, the state is questioning expenditures…not the first such questions during Murfree’s tenure.

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Cheating found on CRCT

By   /  December 28, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Written by Jim Wilcox, general manager of WALB.     Well the report is in and we all now know there was not only cheating on Dougherty County CRCT tests…there was wide-spread cheating. Long before the governor appointed special investigators to set up shop in town to get to the bottom of the test [...]

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Slaps on the wrist accomplish nothing

By   /  December 2, 2011  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet       The Dougherty County School Board opted to give the proverbial slap on the wrist to Morningside Elementary School principle Gloria Baker by assessing a 15 day suspension without pay.  While it was nice to see a decision that, for once, didn’t go down racial lines, it was still a sad moment [...]

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CRCT PROBE: Murfree’s new directive to teachers: Fully cooperate

By   /  August 3, 2011  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp   Dougherty County Schools Superintendent Joshua Murfree admonished his staffers Tuesday to cooperate with state investigators who return to Albany this month to determine whether educators altered students’ Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores.

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