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Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:31am

Top Court Rules Against Perdue

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that former Gov. Sonny Perdue did not have the authority to remove members of the Warren County school board two years ago.

The state's highest court ruled Monday that Clara Roberts, Cecil Brown and Charles Culver should not have been ousted after the 800-student district in east Georgia was put on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in June 2010 over issues with the school board.

Roberts' term has expired, but Brown and Culver could be reinstated to the board. Their terms expire at the end of the year.

Warren County school officials did not immediately return a request for comment. Lauren Kane, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general's office, said officials are reviewing the order.

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