MCSB continues to refuse comment on findings of investigation in - WRBL

MCSB continues silence on findings of investigation into McKoon and Myers

Posted: Updated:
McKoon and school board members who accused him all in the same room together for first time in a few months on Tuesday at city's legislative luncheon. McKoon and school board members who accused him all in the same room together for first time in a few months on Tuesday at city's legislative luncheon.
COLUMBUS, Ga. -

The Muscogee County School Board remains silent about the conclusion of the investigation into Georgia Senator Josh McKoon and political consultant Frank Myers.

The investigation looked into the board's accusation that Myers and McKoon threatened the board and demanded they replace their current law firm. McKoon held a news conference Monday and the school board was supposed to respond Tuesday, but didn't follow through.

McKoon and Myers were cleared of allegations on Friday by the Attorney General's Office. McKoon has been critical of the board, calling the investigation a waste of money.

"Thousands of dollars of taxpayer resources and untold man hours have been wasted by the members of the Muscogee County Board of Education," says McKoon. "They owe the public an explanation."

But there was no explanation Tuesday. News 3 spoke to all five board members involved in the accusations at the city's legislative luncheon; none of the board would go on-camera to answer our questions.

"It's a whole lot easier to hurl accusations at me with absolutely no basis and then runaway, like a child committing an act of vandalism and that's what's been going on the past 6 months," says McKoon.

McKoon demanded an apology at a news conference on Monday. There was no interaction at the lunch, but McKoon said he'd be willing to work with anyone who puts politics aside and makes education their first priority.

"We've got a lot of good, talented people in this community, who are sick and tired of turning in their newspaper or turning on their television and seeing another negative story about the mismanagement and corruption with the Board of Education," says McKoon.

McKoon and Myers were accused of threatening to withhold state funds from the school district if its contract with their legal firm continued. Hatcher and Stubbs has been the school board's legal counsel for nearly 60 years.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Chattahoochee Valley “Purge” is an urban legend, police say

    Chattahoochee Valley “Purge” is an urban legend, police say

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:28:17 GMT
    Several police departments across the Chattahoochee Valley are reassuring concerned citizens that there will be no real-life "purge" after a social media campaign spread across Facebook on Tuesday.
    Several police departments across the Chattahoochee Valley are reassuring concerned citizens that there will be no real-life "purge" after a social media campaign spread across Facebook on Tuesday.
  • Nick Saban, Crimson Tide, take ALS ice bucket challenge

    Nick Saban, Crimson Tide, take ALS ice bucket challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:02:05 GMT
    Nick Saban is all wet.
    Nick Saban is all wet.
  • Najee Dorsey Exhibit Comes to Columbus

    Najee Dorsey Exhibit Comes to Columbus

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:12:40 GMT
    Najee Dorsey is bringing his first solo museum show to The Columbus Museum this Thursday, August 21st and it will run until January 4th.The show is called "Leaving Mississippi: Reflections On Heroes and Folklore Works". We did a live interview with him on News 3 Midday to talk about his upcoming exhibit.
    Najee Dorsey is bringing his first solo museum show to The Columbus Museum this Thursday, August 21st and it will run until January 4th.The show is called "Leaving Mississippi: Reflections On Heroes and Folklore Works". We did a live interview with him on News 3 Midday to talk about his upcoming exhibit.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.