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Stephens named to fill school board vacancy
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STEPHENS - photo by Photo by: Reed Vanderpool
The DeKalb County Commission voted Monday night to appoint Doug Stephens to fill the 6th District school board seat left vacant by Bruce Parsley’s recent resignation from the post.Stephens edged Boyd Trapp out by a vote of 7-6-1 to take the seat.The commission named Stephens to the position after commissioners tied 6-6 at last months regular meeting on the same vote.At the meeting in February there were two roll call votes, both resulting in a 6-6 tie.Commissioners John Green and Mason Carter were both absent at the February meeting.County Mayor Mike Foster chose not to break the tie.Voting for Stephens at the meeting Monday night were 2nd District Commissioner Jack Barton, Bradley Hendrix from the 3rd District, 4th District Commissioners Wayne Cantrell and David McDowell, Jerry Adcock from the 5th District, Jeff Barnes from the 6th district and 7th District Commissioner Larry Summers.Votes for Trapp were cast by 1st District Commissioner Elmer Ellis, Jr., Bobby Joines from the 2nd District, Jerry Scott from the 3rd district, John Green from the 5th District, Marshall Ferrell from the 6th District, and Jimmy Poss from the 7th District.First District Commissioner Mason Carter passed on the vote.The only member to change his vote was Barnes, who voted for Trapp last month, but cast his ballot for Stephens Monday night.Stephens will serve out the remainder of Parsley’s term on the board, which expires on August 31.

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