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Still seeking superintendent

Hazlehurst City School District is still looking for a superintendent.

The school board voted last week to offer a contract to an applicant for the position, after receiving recommendations from the Mississippi School Board Association’s search committee, but the board received word last week that the applicant declined to take the post.

The board met again last Wednesday evening to continue their deliberations on the remaining candidates for the position.

After discussing the matter in closed session for about an hour, the board announced that a motion failed on a 2-3 vote to offer a contract to Carl Twiner, and a motion to offer a contract to Henry Dorsey failed due to lack of a second.

The board met again on Monday evening to discuss the appointment of an interim superintendent, but no action was taken. The contract of Robert Boone, who has served as interim this school year, ended on January 31.

The board will meet again tonight, Wednesday, February 6, at 5:30 p.m.


At Wednesday’s meeting the board voted 3-2 to hire Karl Twyner as superintendent, provided that he meet state standards and be bonded through the district’s bonding agency. Board members Dr. Bettie McDaniel and David Huntington voted against the hire, while members Rev. Wyatt Lewis, Rev. Martin Washington, and Jesse Jones voted in favor.

The next scheduled board meeting will be Tuesday, February 12, at 5:30 p.m.

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