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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:01am

3 Vie For Rome Schools Top Job

Three finalists for Rome city schools superintendent have been named as the district looks to replace outgoing Superintendent Gayland Cooper, who is set to retire next month.

The finalists are: James Arnold, superintendent of Pelham City Schools; Jeff Bearden, superintendent of Fayette County Schools; and Bill McCown, superintendent of Gordon County Schools.

School board officials have two weeks to deliberate and come to a decision. The new superintendent must be named by Nov. 30.