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Williams request for investigation denied

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By Natalie Fultz

COLUMBUS - It's an issue that has surrounded the Muscogee County School Board for just over a year. Allegations made by chairman Rob Varner and interim superintendent John Phillips that Senator Josh McKoon and Frank Myers threatened members of the school board. The allegations resulted in a six month investigation by the GBI.

"Should we look at what the GBI was told to initiate the investigation against two of our residents," Cathy Williams says.

Williams sent a letter to the State Attorney General's Office, after the GBI found that Varner and Phillips allegations were unfounded clearing McKoon and Myers.
"I knew I hadn't done anything wrong," Myers says.

Following the alleged threats from Senator McKoon and Myers, the school board called an executive session on February 18. Williams says that behind closed doors the majority of the board agreed to contact Chief Ricky Boren over the allegations from McKoon and Myers.
"My goal at the end of the day was to really ask this Attorney General...here's an opportunity for you to tell me what you're thinking when it comes to these open meetings and open records laws," Williams says
But on January 28, the State Attorney General's Office replied. They would not investigate either subjects.

"Now the Attorney General has spoken, and it's February and in May the voters are going to speak and that's really what matters because at the end of the day this is about accountability," Myers says.

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