News Nearby: DeKalb Schools on Probation, Murder Plot Discovered

Here are headlines from around the region for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.

DeKalb Schools on Probation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has placed the DeKalb County School District on probation — a move that could lead to ouster of the school board.

SACS, which said it could eventually strip DeKalb County School District of its accreditation, made the move following a lengthy investigation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Read more on East Atlanta Patch

Former Mayor Gets 5 Years Probation, Can Never Hold Public Office Again 

Mickey Thompson was indicted Sept. 24 on 91 counts of theft.

In question are meetings that were held via teleconference and by electronic means because the ordinance states that the elected official must attend in person. Read more on Douglasville Patch.

‘Murder for Hire’ Plot Foiled

A daycare teacher from Hiram was arrested Friday after authorities investigated a murder for hire plot.

On Friday, detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Calhoun Regional Office arrested 48-year-old Melissa Bennett Silvers at Lost Mountain Academy Daycare where she worked as a teacher. Authorities subsequently charged her with conspiracy to commit murder, a felony. Read more on Dallas-Hiram Patch.


Betsy Parks December 19, 2012 at 08:50 PM
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