By Teresa Stepzinski
(Editor’s note: The following article appeared in the Wednesday, April 20 edition of the Georgia Times Union and is republished with permission.)
BRUNSWICK - Past and present Appling County school system officials acknowledge demoting and firing a former administrator.
In their response to Rick Townsend’s lawsuit, however, they deny it was because he provided evidence that prompted the state to suspend the district’s former superintendent and place it on accreditation probation.
Townsend is suing former county Superintendent Gene “Sam” Herndon, former interim Superintendent Debra M. Brantley, former school board Chairman M.C. Barlow Jr., the school district and its school board.
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