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The Georgia Press Association recognized the work of Brinson Askew Berry’s Bob Berry and Frank Beacham for their work representing the Catoosa County News in its efforts to remain the county’s publisher of legal notices. The Chattanooga Times Free Press of Tennessee was trying to become the legal organ for the county but a Superior Court judge ... read more

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The Floyd County Board of Education met Tuesday morning to discuss possible measures aimed at strengthening school security, among them allowing specific educators access to firearms securely kept on campuses should an active shooter situation arise. The discussion — which followed the deadly shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school last week ... read more

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As reported by various news outlets, the Floyd County School District was the victim of a multi-million-dollar theft related to facilities contracts. The discovery prompted a multi-year investigation by the Floyd County Police Department, the Floyd County District Attorney’s office, and other investigative bodies that was completed in 2017. The ... read more

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The Georgia Court of Appeals agreed with the Firm’s position that that charter school systems are exempt from the Fair Dismissal Act under the plain terms of the Charter Systems Act.

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C. King Askew, Education

Partners King Askew, Stewart Duggan, and David Brearley secured an important school-law ruling on behalf of the Floyd County Board of Education on June 17, 2014, which order reversed the decision of the State Board of Education (SBOE) and upheld the decision of the local board of education in a personnel matter.  

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C. King Askew, David M. Brearley, I. Stewart Duggan, Education

On June 3, 2013, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled unanimously against a challenge to the use of school taxes used by the City of Atlanta to fund redevelopment projects. The decision found that challenges brought by John Sherman of the Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation to halt the spending of the school tax revenue “lack merit.” The case ... read more

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Lee B. Carter, Norman S. Fletcher, Education

A second Cedartown High School cheerleading coach filed a federal lawsuit against the Polk County School District on Friday, accusing Superintendent Darrell Sorrells of forcing her to go on leave because of unsubstantiated allegations concerning nude photographs of the cheerleaders.

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I. Stewart Duggan