School board now has a full team

Thu, 08/21/2008 - 3:16pm
By: The Citizen

School board now has a full team

The Coweta County Board of Education has appointed Newnan attorney Graylin Ward to the school board’s 4th district seat.

Ward, a resident of the Canongate neighborhood, will fulfill the unexpired term of Board member Brian Roy, which extends through the end of 2010.  Roy resigned from the board in March because of a family move to a new home out-of-county.

Ward is a Coweta County native, graduating from Newnan High before earning his B.A. in Criminal Justice from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and his J.D. from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

Ward has practiced law in Newnan since 1988, currently from his Ward Law Office on Broad Street in Newnan.

Ward will represent the northeastern 4th district of the Coweta County School Board’s five district seats.  There are also two at-large seats, elected by voters county-wide, which bring the board to seven members.

The board voted 4 to 0, with 2 abstentions, to approve Ward’s nomination Tuesday night.  Board members Harry Mullins, Winston Dowdell, Steve Bedrosian and Chairman Frank Farmer voted for Ward’s nomination, with Board Members Mike Sumner and Sue Brown abstaining.

Ward begins his term immediately.

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