Category Archives: Crawford Lewis

Thoughts for the new year

The following is taken from comments left by a regular DSW contributor. We think these are honest and hopeful and should be the kind of thoughts pondered by all of DeKalb’s residents going forward in 2014. Is there any way … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

An open letter to DeKalb citizens

The recent $7.5 million settlement in Heery case severely shortchanged the taxpayers and children in DeKalb County. Heery over billed and mismanaged the DeKalb Schools’ SPLOST program to the tune of approximately $100 million. I know that the case would … Continue reading

Posted in Crawford Lewis, Heery Mitchell Civil Case, Paul Womack, SACS/Accreditation, School Construction, SPLOST III | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Are we on the road to a settlement with Heery Mitchell?

There is ‘talk’ of a settlement between DeKalb Schools and Heery Mitchell in the news media as well as the rumor mills. Since this case has been pending for so long, we thought we would share some history on the … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, Don McChesney, Friends-and-Family, Heery Mitchell Civil Case, School Construction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Guilty!

The jury handed down a verdict today about 4 PM rendering Pat Reid (FKA Pat Pope) and her ex-husband Anthony (Tony) Pope guilty of racketeering. By Rhonda Cook The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A DeKalb County jury convicted former school district chief … Continue reading

Posted in Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, SPLOST III | Tagged , , , | 44 Comments

The drama begins… (or continues)

The trial for Pat Reid (Pope) and Tony Pope has begun. Former DeKalb schools chief Crawford Lewis pleads guilty >> Click for photos Former Dekalb County School Superintendent Crawford Lewis is sworn in before pleading guilty to obstruction of a … Continue reading

Posted in Co-conspirators, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, SPLOST III, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 34 Comments