Category Archives: Heery Mitchell Civil Case

So, exactly how did Michael Thurmond ‘balance’ DeKalb Schools’ budget?

Check out the various ways Michael Thurmond has taken from children (the classroom and teachers) in order to ‘balance’ the budget and build the reserves >> Yes, it’s true, Michael Thurmond has been able to wrangle the nearly bankrupt DeKalb … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Heery Mitchell Civil Case, Michael Thurmond, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 39 Comments

What’s a board member worth?

TO: DeKalb County Taxpayers and Voters RE: Hearsay about Marshall Orson’s performance as a board member In an editorial meeting today, we discussed that we simply cannot allow hearsay about Marshall Orson to go unchallenged. The hearsay repeated on DSW … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb School Board Elections, Heery Mitchell Civil Case | Tagged , | 35 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

Whoa! Thurmond settled the Heery case for $7.5 million. The board approved. Case closed.

Earlier today we posted an article stating that we heard rumors of settlement talks in the school system’s civil case with Heery Construction. To read it, and catch up on the history of the case, click this link >> Are … Continue reading

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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