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Jenkins, Greene, Mudra, Lovett and Coleman want to serve on school board

With just days away before the deadline to submit letters of interest, five local citizens have put their hats in the ring to represent District 3 on the Grady County Board of Education.
Grady County Board of Education Chairman Teresa Gee Harris has called for letters of interest to be accepted through 4:30 p.m. next Monday, Feb. 13.
As of Tuesday, the five interested candidates are:
• Allen Jenkins, owner of Allen’s Barber Shop, 1st Ave. N.E.;
• Geraldine Greene, retired public educator;
• Darrell Mudra, retired public educator and administrator;
• Della Lovett, homemaker and community activist;
• David Coleman, architect
“Frankly, I am surprised at the response. We have some great candidates. It’s going to be tough to make a decision,” Board Chairman Harris said.
She noted that this will be the third time she has been involved in appointing a replacement board member.
Ms. Gee-Harris says the board on Tuesday could name a replacement for Byron Puckett, who resigned his post last month, but she is not certain.
“The board members have been provided the letters of interest from these five candidates and, depending on if any more are submitted, it is possible we could decide something Tuesday night,” Ms. Gee-Harris said.
Whoever the board appoints will serve out the remainder of Puckett’s term which expires on Dec. 31. Qualifying for all county offices up for election, including Dist. 3, opens Wednesday, May 23, and will close at noon on Friday, May 25.
The Grady County Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting is next Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.

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