Tag Archives: Michael Thurmond

Political Notes – Thurmond returns to the private sector

Michael Thurmond steps down as DeKalb school superintendent to return to the practice of law; some clarifying remarks about the Confederate flag issue . . .

Tags: ajc , Bobby Kahn , Confederate flag , Greg Bluestein , Jim Galloway , Michael Thurmond , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – Thurmond calls for boost in minimum wage

Michael Thurmond wants to increase the minimum wage, starting with low-paid workers at the DeKalb County school system . . .

Tags: Dusty Hightower , Fort Valley State , GTLA , Michael Thurmond , minimum wage , Nathan Deal , video games tax break

SACS cites progress made by DeKalb school system

Accrediting agency says the DeKalb school system is making progress in fixing its fiscal and governance problems . . .

Tags: accreditation , DeKalb School System , Michael Thurmond , SACS

Political Notes – Obama signs ports bill, final go-ahead for Savannah dredging

President Obama signs bill that authorizes funding for Savannah Harbor expansion . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Curtis Foltz , DeKalb School System , GPA , Gwinnett College , Mark Butler , Michael Thurmond , Savannah dredging

SACS takes DeKalb schools off probation

The SACS accreditation agency said Tuesday it is taking the DeKalb County school system off probation . . .

Tags: accreditation , DeKalb County school system , Michael Thurmond , SACS

Michael Thurmond takes on his biggest job yet

Running the DeKalb County school system could be the most thankless job in politics. Why would someone like Michael Thurmond agree to do it? . . .

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Thurmond tries to rebuild a troubled school system

Michael Thurmond sees some progress being made in turning around the DeKalb County school system . . .

Tags: DeKalb County school system , DeKalb school board , Michael Thurmond , Nathan Deal , Zell Miller

On the issue of Amendment 1

Michael Thurmond, Georgia’s former labor commissioner, urges a “no” vote on the charter school constitutional amendment . . .

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Political Notes – Will Broun run in a new district?

Will the new congressional maps prompt Rep. Paul Broun to run for another term in the 9th District rather than stay in the 10th District? Stay tuned . . .

Tags: 10th District , 9th District , congressional redistricting , DOT board , Michael Thurmond , Paul Broun , Sam Wellborn

Political Notes – Finally, some bills are passed

The House finally passes a couple of bills, four weeks after the start of the legislative session; former labor commissioner Michael Thurmond joins a Columbus law firm . . .

Tags: David Ralston , ethics complaint , Georgia House , Michael Thurmond