DeKalb BOE welcomes new members
November 20, 2018
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DeKalb BOE welcomes new members

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photos by Marla Jones)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held a swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, November 18 to welcome newly-elected Board members Carol Hiett and Monty Darwin.

Both new Board members were unopposed in the general election, but unseated incumbents in their respective Republican primaries. Darwin defeated incumbent Matt Sharp as well as another challenger, Hazel Haynes.

Hiett’s path to victory was a little more complicated. After receiving the most votes in a three-way race in June that resulted in provisional ballots having to be counted, Hiett participated in a runoff against incumbent Jeff Williams, which she won.

The new Board members officially took their seats on Sunday, but won’t participate in a regular meeting until next Thursday, November 29. The work session will begin at 4pm with the meeting at 5pm in the Facilities Building.

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