Lumpkin County earns first win of season in defeat of Chestatee

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The Lumpkin County Boys played a complete game in their 67-43 win over Chestatee on Tuesday night in Dahlonega. They won every quarter and only allowed six points in the second quarter. Their defense stifled the War Eagles with plenty of blocked shots and an excellent effort on the boards.

Patrick Jackson shoots the corner 3.

Patrick Jackson was all over the court for Lumpkin Tuesday night with 19 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Jacob Cumbie put up 16 points and five rebounds, and Peyton Polk had 11 points, six boards, and a plethora of blocks.

The Indians opened the game on an 8-2 run to get the quick lead. After Chestatee ended the run with a 3-pointer, Chandler Pulley responded with a 3-pointer of his own. Lumpkin had a 20-12 lead after one quarter of play.

The defense of the Indians clamped up the Chestatee offense in the second. They outscored them 15-6 in the quarter to take a commanding 35-18 lead into the half.

Lumpkin County opened the second half with a dunk by Polk, and they never looked back. The scoring in the quarter was fairly even, but the Indians had all the momentum. They led 52-29 at the end of the third.

Chandler Pulley handles the ball at the top of the key.

The Indians won the fourth quarter 15-14 in an almost equal quarter of play. The game started to get physical, but Lumpkin County played strong and won the game 67-43.

Their next game is Friday against Banks County at 8:30 PM.

Lumpkin County girls take down Chestatee, move to 3-0

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The first half was close, but the Lumpkin County girls outscored the Lady War Eagles 13-3 in the third quarter to pull away and win the game 48-27 Tuesday night in Dahlonega. Kate Jackson lead the way for the Lady Indians with 17 points in the game. Lexi Pierce also chipped in 12 points as the two girls outscored the entire Chestatee team.

Madisyn Echols sets up the offense.

The first quarter was a defensive battle, with Chestatee coming out with a 5-4 lead. Makenzie Caldwell and Madisyn Echols each scored to keep the Lady Indians in the game.

The offenses shook off the rust in the second quarter. Lumpkin took an 11-8 lead before the Lady War Eagles went on a quick 6-0 run to take a 14-11 lead. The Lumpkin County girls responded well with two buckets to take the lead into the half. Pierce stole the ball and got a layup to end the half, giving her team the 15-14 halftime lead.

The second half was all Indians, as they scored the first five and last eight points of the third quarter to take a 28-17 lead into the final quarter.

Kate Jackson shoots a free throw in the fourth quarter.

Chestatee tried throwing a press defense at the Lumpkin girls, but they broke it with ease. The Indians put up 20 points in the final quarter to extend their lead to a comfortable margin. They scored the last six points of the game and won their home-opener 48-27 over Chestatee.

The Indians’ next game is Friday as they play host to Banks County at 7:00 PM.

Men’s basketball comes up short in Gainesville

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The atmosphere was electric for the basketball season opener at Chestatee High School on Tuesday night. Unfortunately that spark fizzled out for the Lumpkin County Men’s basketball team, who found themselves playing catch up to the War Eagles in the fourth period.

The War Eagles ultimately edged past the Indians 74-68, with Brenton Nicholson sinking eight three point shots throughout the game. Two of those were early in the fourth period to give the War Eagles a lead they refused to relinquish.

Lumpkin County’s Pat Jackson led the way in points for the Indians with twenty overall, as well as five assists. Peyton Polk and Jacob Cumbie contributed seventeen points each, and Gus Faulkner put up eleven.

The Men’s basketball team will be on the road again Friday night against rival White County. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m.

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Indians battle cold and Rebels; fall short 35-14

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The Lumpkin County Indians football team faced a battle with several factors working against them on Friday night. First of all, the temperature dropped to a bitter cold. Second, the game was located a hour north in Blue Ridge. Finally, the opponent in Blue Ridge was the Fannin County Rebels football team, who had a playoff shot and several other records on the line.

But despite the uphill battle, the Indians ran onto the field Friday night with the same determined look they wear each Friday night. And although the scoreboard read 35-14 Fannin at the end, the Indians still had plenty of reasons to celebrate.

It took a bit for the Indians offense to warm up, but the momentum shifted when Drew Allison crossed the line for a first down. Tucker Kirk completed a pair of passes to Caleb Norrell and Ryan Burkhardt to inch closer to the goal line. Then came the trick play, the “Philly Special”, that has become common for the Indians. Except for this time, different people were responsible.

BoJack Dowdy (No. 35) hands off to Trey Wilkes (No. 15) for the “Philly Special” play.

The three players were BoJack Dowdy, Trey Wilkes and Tucker Kirk. Dowdy handed off to Wilkes, who passed to Kirk in the endzone. Before anyone really knew what happened, the Indians had shortened the Rebels’ lead 14-7.

As the Rebels regained possession and drove down the field, the Indians worked hard to make stops. Ethan Kline and Luke Mundy did just that, before a chop block call on the Indians led into another Rebel touchdown.

Lumpkin County came out of the half firing on all cylinders. Between Dowdy’s rushing and the Kirk to Norrell connection, the Indians were picking up first downs left and right. Unfortunately it ended with a fumble recovered by the Rebels.

Trey Wilkes (No. 15) receives a pass from Tucker Kirk for the second Lumpkin County touchdown.

The Indians struggled against a high-powered Rebel offense and defense, but continued to battle nonetheless. For one of their last possessions, Drew Allison carried and picked up yards for first downs. Kirk threw to Wilkes for a first down, then again for one more touchdown. The game ended shortly after, and the Indians had gotten the last word.

For their final game of the regular season, Lumpkin County will battle East Hall. The two teams have the same overall record of 1-8, and 0-5 in the region. East Hall is coming off of a loss to North Hall. Game time is 7:30 p.m. on November 8th.

Dahlonega man faces charges of aggravated child molestation

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. — A 36-year-old Dahlonega man is in the Lumpkin County Detention Center today, facing charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation.

A female student at Lumpkin County High School told Alan Hogan, a counselor and tennis coach at the school, that Jason Bittinger had molested her and her sister for years, starting when they were five years old until the time they reached the age of 13.

The counselor brought the information to School Resource Officer Nichols Parrish who conducted an interview. The girl said Bittinger lived in the same home and that when she told her mother, they argued about it.

She said she didn’t come forward because she feared retaliation. Hogan also made a referral to the Department of Family and Children’s Services.

The incident was turned over to Lumpkin County CID and after an investigation, Bittinger was arrested Sept. 29.

 

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Indians fall to Tigers in region opener 45-0

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The Lumpkin County Indians got off to a rough start in region play Friday night. Despite all their best efforts, the Indians fell to the Dawson County Tigers 45-0.

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Quarterback Tucker Kirk hands off to running back BoJack Dowdy.

The Indians held the Tigers to a field goal during their first possession. Then Dawson County scored after picking up a live ball from a punt and running it in for a touchdown. The Tigers would go on to score five more touchdowns- three passing and two rushing.

Despite going into the half behind 38-0, the Indians continued to play hard.

BoJack Dowdy led the rushing game for the Indians with 44 yards over 12 carries. Dowdy also had one catch for 15 yards. Quarterback Tucker Kirk added 11 yards over five carries and two completions- one a 6 yard pass to Roy Bennett and another for 15 yards to Dowdy.

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Jarod Hoch during an assisted tackle with teammate Trey Wilkes.

On defense, the Indians Tanner Kirk made four tackles over the course of the game. Ethan Kline, Jarod Hoch and Aaron Hopkins followed shortly behind with three tackles each.

Even though opening week in region play was hard for Lumpkin County, they are going into another bye week. That means they will have two weeks to prepare before hosting Cherokee Bluff in their second region matchup.

The Indians won the game against the Bears last year in Flowery Branch by a final score of 42-19. It was Cherokee Bluff’s first year as a team. Kickoff is scheduled for this year at 7:30 p.m.

 

LCHS announces upcoming REACH Adult Field Day event

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DAHLONEGA, GA

Leadership Lumpkin Class of 2019 and Lumpkin County High School will host the second annual REACH Adult Field Day event on March 28, 2020.

Leadership Lumpkin Class of 2019, partnered with Lumpkin County Schools, hosts the event and according to LLC’s social media page, “The mission of the Leadership Lumpkin County Class of 2019 is to have an indelible and positive impact on the Lumpkin County community by advancing the post-secondary educational opportunities for these local students…We believe that by seeking collaboration with local businesses, community members, and sponsors, we will have a progressive impact on the future of our children. held each year to raise money in order to help underprivileged Lumpkin County students excel academically and reach their future goals.”

Last year, over 53% of  LC students received free or reduced lunches, 150 students were homeless, and Lumpkin County had approximately 25% of their students receive a college or technical college post-secondary education. LCHS assistant principal, Jason Lemley, told FYN, “We have a goal to raise $20,000 this year!  We raised over $15,000 last year, and we are confident we can get to 20K.  We already have our first sponsor, and we will be reaching out to many others soon.  Last year was a great first year, and we want this to grow year after year.  Even if you don’t participate on a team, come out and enjoy the hilarious “talent” and join us for a day of fun!”

The event will be at the Lumpkin County High School. For more information, contact Mr. Lemley at LCHS.

 

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Tough loss for Indians in road game against Jackson

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The Lumpkin County Indians football team fell in a tough loss to the Jackson County Panthers on Friday night. But there was one bright spot. In a game that was hosted at Jackson County, a hour away from the Indians home in Dahlonega, the stands were filled with loyal Indians fans. No matter what, the Lumpkin County football team will always have family and friends there to support them.

The Lumpkin County offense lining up for a play.

Lumpkin County started the game on a high note- a fumble by the Panthers recovered by the Indians. A combination of carries by Drew Allison and BoJack Dowdy, along with a completed pass from Tucker Kirk to Brian Cunane, almost got the Indians into Panther territory until a fumble was recovered by the Panthers. Jackson County was set up in scoring position in Indian territory, which they took advantage of for their first touchdown of the night. The extra point attempt was no good, but during the Indians next drive a snap was recovered in the endzone to score a safety for the Panthers. With 4:37 left in the first, the Panthers held a lead of 8-0.

Jackson County scored again during their next drive to extend their lead 14-0. The Indians were able to gain some yardage on their next drive, but another bad snap forced them to punt on fourth down.

The Indians defense was able to hold the Panthers offense for the remainder of the first quarter, but the Panthers scored again to open the second quarter. Jackson County scored again on their next drive, but a penalty for an ineligible receiver down field negated their touchdown. The Indians Roy Bennett helped to further prevent a Panther touchdown for his coverage of the receiver on third down.

Jackson County scored once more to finish the half with a 28-0 lead.

The Lumpkin County defense with a stop.

Coming out of the half, the Indians were ready to play harder. They were forced to punt after their next drive, but the ball was fumbled by the Panthers receiver and recovered by Jared Hoch for an Indians first down. Unfortunately the Indians offense was unable to move the ball very far before an interception by the Panthers.

The Lumpkin County defense played a great game in the second half; they held the Panthers to a field goal in their drive after the interception. Furthermore the Panthers were unable to score for the remainder of the game up against the Indians defense.

At the final buzzer, the Panthers were ahead 31-0. After a tough series on the road, the Indians will have the home field advantage during next week’s game against Gilmer County.

Lumpkin County prepares for first day of school

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LUMPKIN CO., GA

Lumpkin County Students prepare to head back to school, while school faculty and staff have already begun preparations. The pre-planning period for teachers begins on Thursday,  (August 1) and will go through Monday, (August 5). The first day of school the 2019-20 school year will begin on Tuesday, August 6th. Open house for all Lumpkin County Elementary Schools is scheduled for Friday, August 2, from 3p.m. until 5p.m.

Lumpkin County Middle School will hold open house for all 6th graders and new students only, on Thursday, August 1, from 3p.m. until 5p.m., and open house for all other LCMS students will be held on Tuesday, August 13, from 3:30p.m. until 5:30p.m.

Lumpkin County High School will hold their open house for freshman, called Freshman Focus, on Thursday, August 1, from 1p.m. until 3p.m, and open house for all other LCHS students will be on Thursday, August 1, from 3p.m. until 5p.m.

School hours for students are as follows:

All elementary schools: 7:50a.m. until 2:50p.m.

LCMS: 7:50a.m. until 2:50p.m.

LCHS: 7:45a.m. until 2:30p.m.

May 22 is the last day of the school year, and students will enjoy early release at 11:30a.m.

LCSS Superintendent, Rob Brown, has taken extra precautions to ensure student safety for elementary school parents who wish to escort their child(ren) to their classrooms the morning of their first day of school. In a press release, Dr. Brown explained, “The safety of our students and staff will always remain our top priority! As a precaution, we will have district level staff on hand to help monitor the comings and going of our visitors during this time.”

A charter school system is a local school district that operates under the terms of a charter contract between the State Board of Education and the local Board of Education. The system receives broad flexibility in the form of waivers of certain state laws, rules, and guidelines in exchange for greater accountability for increased student performance and an emphasis on school-based leadership and decision-making.

 

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LCHS seniors clean up trash in Adopt-A-Road initiative

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LUMPKIN CO., GA

Lumpkin County High School class of 2019, along with LCHS principle Billy Kirk, participated in an Adopt-A-Mile initiative on Wednesday, May 22. They chose a one-mile stretch of roadway in front of the high school to ‘adopt’ and collected over 200 pounds of “miscellaneous trash and debris,” according to the LCHS Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of LCHS

Kirk explained to FYN, “The students wanted an opportunity to leave a legacy and we bounced ideas and the Adopt a Road initiative was born.” He also stated that the LCHS seniors wanted to give back through community service work since the community had done so much for them, “We decided cleaning the road in front of our school to beautify our community would be a great way to accomplish this. Today, we took the senior class on a journey that resulted in 62 bags of garbage and debris from the roadway and close to 200 pounds.”

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According to Kirk, “It is amazing the amount of trash people throw out on our streets and we are hoping this act of service will be replicated all over our community.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorrells is the new head football coach at Lumpkin County

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The search for a new head football coach at Lumpkin County High School is over.

LCHS Athletic Director Nicky Jenkins confirmed today that Caleb Sorrells will take the helm for the Indians immediately. “He started full time today,” Jenkins said. “He’s met all the kids and right now he’s on lunch duty.”

Sorrells is no stranger to winning football programs. He played college football at Carson-Newman and when he graduated, he started his coaching career at Gaffney High School in South Carolina where the team won a state championship. He then moved to Cartersville High where he was on the staff that won another state championship.

For the last three seasons, he has been an assistant head coach and quarterback coach at Stephens County High School.

“We are really excited to have him,” Jenkins said Tuesday. “When the search committee interviewed him, he showed a real excitement and enthusiasm. He has really studied Lumpkin County football and made it a point to say ‘I’m not running away from anything, I’m running to Lumpkin County’”

Sorrells will replace Shane Williamson who resigned to accept a coaching position at Hawkinsville High School. Williamson served as LCHS head coach for three seasons and posted a 8-22 record.

The Indians open the 2019 season on Aug. 23 with a non-conference home game against East Jackson.

 

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Lumpkin County BOE rehires LCHS principal Billy Kirk for upcoming school year

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LC BOE listen to several concerned residents during Monday’s meeting

 

LUMPKIN CO., GA – According to Lumpkin County Board of Education member, Jim McClure, the LC BOE held a special called meeting on Monday, March 25 because, “We have personnel issues to discuss, as normal for this time of year. Most of this will be in executive session…We will have the best students interests at the forefront of any decisions of the board.” LC Superintendent, Dr. Rob Brown, told FYN the purpose of the called meeting was because “The board wants to give the community an opportunity to share their input on our current issues.” 

The BOE opened the floor to a large crowd of Lumpkin County residents who had attended in hopes of expressing their opinions on the recent resignation of LCHS principal, Billy Kirk. Those who wished to speak were asked to sign up before the meeting, and they were each allotted three minutes to voice their opinions. A total of 14 attendees spoke out, with 13 expressing favor for Kirk.

LCHS sophomore, Joseph Thomas, addresses the board, in defense of Billy Kirk

Several LCHS students including, sophomore Joseph Thomas, who told the board that, [Billy] Kirk is directly here for us students…I’m not the type of kid to do this, but I’m going to fight for Principal Kirk.” Another student fought back tears as she explained how Kirk was there for her during the passing of her grandfather, “My grandpa died…he [Kirk] was there. He talked to me when I didn’t even want to come to school. He was there, and you couldn’t ask for a better principal than him.” 

Once the board heard those who wanted to speak, they entered a two-hour executive session. After the executive session ended, board members continued the meeting by discussing a list of personnel recommendations; included on that list was the recommendation to rehire Kirk as principal of LCHS for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year, “Billy Kirk was not reinstated.” Brown told FYN after the meeting adjourned, “He has been rehired for the upcoming school year.”

 

 

 

 

 

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LC BOE announces called meeting to allow public to express concerns

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LUMPKIN, CO.,

The Lumpkin County Board of Education announced a called meeting for Monday, March 25 at 6:30PM.

Lumpkin County School System announced on social media on Friday, March 22 that the purpose of the meeting is to allow Lumpkin residents to express their concerns regarding the recent resignation of Lumpkin County High School principal, Billy Kirk, “Individuals wishing to address the board can get a ‘Public Comment Sign-In’ form from the LCSS after 8AM on Monday, [March 25].” They further explain that “Completed forms should be given to the board secretary prior to the start of the meeting. Each speaker will be allotted three minutes.

When asked what made the LC BOE decide to hold a called meeting, LCSS Superintendent, Dr. Rob Brown, told FYN, “The board wants to give the community an opportunity to share their input on our current issues.”

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LCHS students plan walk-out to support their principal

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LUMPKIN CO., GA
Lumpkin County High School students are planning a walk-out at 12:30pm on Wednesday, March 13, to protest the resignation of the LCHS principal, Billy Kirk, according to the #weneedbilly social media page.
It was announced on Monday, March 11 that Kirk had resigned. School officials are remaining quiet in regards to the reason for Kirk’s resignation. Angry students are planning to walk out of the school, in a peaceful protest against the Board of Education’s decision.

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LCHS students hold a peaceful walk-in to show support for the principal

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LUMPKIN CO., GA

Several students at Lumpkin County High School held a peaceful walk-in on Wednesday, to show their support for the LCHS principal, Billy Kirk.

Students at LCHS give cheer on orator in support of principal

The Lumpkin County Board of Education announced to employees on Monday, March 11, that Kirk had resigned without revealing the cause of his resignation. Once this news went public, LCHS students, parents, and staff began sending emails, letters, and phone calls to the Board of Education advocating for Kirk to be reinstated. Other Lumpkin County residents have even begun a petition titled, “Prevent Principal Billy Kirk From Leaving,” which has collected almost 400 signatures in the few hours since it has gone live.

Students at LCHS give cheer on orator in support of principal

Students at LCHS decided to hold a peaceful walk-out to show their support for Kirk. LCHS officials required that students host a walk-in, held in the LCHS gym, for the safety of the students. According to LCSS Chief Financial Officer, Shannon Christian, “We are allowing the students to hold a peaceful protest in the gym, but it is the desire of the principal for no press to be in attendance.” Although all press was denied access to the event, Fetch Your News was able to obtain a video and images of the event.

There were a number of students who spoke out, in support of Kirk, and the crowd erupted when one orator stated, “There are a lot of people at this school who look up to Mr. Kirk as a father figure.”

Lumpkin County Sheriff, Stacy Jarrard, stationed himself outside the LCHS entrance to further ensure the safety of any student that may have decided against going to the gym. Jarrard also told the press, “Let it go on the record that it is not the decision of LCSO to deny media access to this event.”

 

LC BOE votes against reinstating LCHS principal Billy Kirk

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LUMPKIN CO.,

The Lumpkin County School System held a special called meeting on Monday morning at 7AM to discuss personnel recommendations, in response to the public backlash over the recent resignation of LCHS principal, Billy Kirk.

The meeting began with a motion to go into executive session, but no other board members second that motion. BOE member, Craig Poore, addressed the sizeable public crowd stating he refused to enter an executive session, “What happened down there [the walk-in at LCHS] was unprofessional, and I am embarrassed by what we did down there. I am not going into an executive session, and I will not sit there and talk about this, where you bow my hands and I can’t speak no more on it.” Poore then went on to explain, “I think the level of unprofessionalism is awful; we ought to be ashamed of ourselves.”

Before adjourning, LCSS Superintendent, Dr. Robert Brown, then presented personnel recommendations to the board, “I have a recommendation for the board to rescind the resignation submitted from Mr. Billy Kirk on March 11, and to recommend him for employment as the principal of LCHS for the 2019/2020 school year.”

After Brown’s recommendation was made, Poore requested to speak his opinion on the walk-in once more, explaining that he would have been more open to considering rescinding Kirk’s resignation if he had not, “gone up there [LCHS]… using and abusing those kids in that building [referring to the walk-in]…” Poore’s comments received a strong reaction from the crowd, as citizens expressed their disagreements. One citizen yelled out, “You’re wrong,” and another asked Poore to “step down” from his BOE position.

Poore further explained his dissatisfaction with Kirk’s decision to allow the students participate in the walk-out without any disciplinary action, “I received 12 phone calls alone from parents that said they didn’t want their child participating in that event [the walk-in].” One LCHS student who was in attendance then responded with, “They didn’t have to,” in which Poore responded, “They may not have had to, but you know what? They were children.” Although students are protected by the First Amendment to the right to free speech, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, (ACLU) schools do have the right to discipline students for participating in a walk-out, “The law in most places requires students to go to school, schools can discipline you for missing class. But what they can’t do is discipline you more harshly because of the political nature of or the message behind your action.”   

Self then presented Brown’s recommendation to the board, with McClure making a motion to approve it. However, no other board members seconded the motion, resulting in the denial of reinstating Kirk as the LCHS principal. Lumpkin County citizen, John Dowdy, expressed his anger with the board’s decision, “You can say no public comment if you want to, but if we aren’t going to get a second on this, [recommendation] all five of you [BOE members] will answer to us [the public] for what you’ve done.”

LC resident, John Dowdy, [far left] expresses his disappointment in the board’s decision regarding LCHS principal, Billy Kirk

Another angry resident, Leigh Ann Linn, told the board, “Richard Woods will receive an email. He’ll receive lots of emails, and the board will be investigated. We are not letting this go.” Linn also told FYN, “It is apparent by today’s meeting that there is a personal agenda from some board members against [Billy] Kirk. Craig Poore made completely false accusations against Kirk. He obviously controls the board and did not hesitate to let us know that if we didn’t like it, we could do something about it in four years. A good man, and family, is being attacked without just cause.” Linn also stated that the fight for Kirk was “far from over.”

Brown released a statement to FYN, regarding the results of the board meeting, “I am very disappointed with the circumstances of today’s called school board meeting. I hope that our school board can work together to get this issue resolved and to ensure our school system continues accomplishing great things. We have seen many successes in recent years, and it is my hope that can get through this conflict and get back on track as soon as possible.”

Poore summed up his statements by telling the crowd that he does not have any regrets, “Four years from now…I’m going to leave here and my conscious is going to be clear.”

The public will be allowed to imput regarding Kirk during the next board meeting, which is scheduled for April 15, at 7PM and will be held at the LCSS Central Office in Dahlonega.

 

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