Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Returning member could cast swing vote

By Steve Ivey


An Anniston Board of Education member returns Thursday and could cast the swing vote in deciding the superintendent's fate.

At the July 26 meeting, board member Nathaniel Davis moved to begin the process of ending Superintendent Sammy Lee Felton's contract. Board member Bob Etnire was absent from that meeting, and a 2-2 vote stalled the matter.

Attempts by The Star to reach Davis on Monday and Tuesday were unsuccessful. But board President Vivian Thompson, who voted to keep Felton on, said a work obligation will keep her from the 6 p.m. meeting Thursday.

Davis will likely chair the meeting in her absence.

Etnire has returned from an overseas trip. He declined to discuss how he might vote should Davis renew his call for Felton's ouster.

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