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Board does not renew Brown's contract

The new contract for Unicoi County Director of Schools was not approved by the Unicoi County Board of Education by a 3-3 vote. The board met on Thursday, Jan. 8.
To approve the contract, the board needed at least four yes votes.
Voting to approve the contract were Tyler Engle, Garland “Bubba” Evely and Ruth Gaines. Gaines was appointed by the Unicoi County Commission on Jan. 5 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Dwight Bennett.
Voting not to approve the contract were Lisa White, Cathy Thomas and Steve Willis.
A full story of the meeting, including comment's from Brown will appear in the Jan. 14, issue of The Erwin Record.