By Jamie Gardner
At the February 14 meeting of the Appling County Board of Education, board members approved a recommendation made by Superintendent Scarlett Copeland to hire Brenda Harvey as the new principal of Appling County Primary School. The position was previously held by Copeland and had been vacant since January 1 when Copeland left that position to become superintendent. Harvey had served as assistant principal under Copeland. Superintendent Copeland reported that a process in selecting the new principal was used, including appointing a committee made up of school council members, the principal at Appling County Elementary (Dr. Areatha Virgil) and the superintendent, to review the applications and make a recommendation. Copeland added that Appling School System policy was followed in the hiring process.
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