NEW: LA Overcash Jr. tapped to serve out remainder of Mike Caskey’s school board term

  • Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 10:11 a.m.
    UPDATED: Thursday, December 6, 2012 11:31 a.m.

EAST SPENCER — After little discussion this morning, the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education voted unanimously for a former board member to serve out the remainder of Mike Caskey’s term.

L.A. Overcash Jr., who has served on the board from 1998 to 2002, ran against Caskey for the South seat during the 2010 election. He was the runner up in the race.

Caskey resigned from the board Monday to be sworn-in on the Rowan County Board of Commissioners.

Board member Kay Wright Norman made the motion to tap Overcash for the job after Vice-Chairwoman Jean Kennedy read the letters of interest of all four candidates including Albert Kluttz, Reese Helms and Terry Peacock.

“Because of his previous service to the board and he was the runner up, I think that would be a very acceptable thing to do,” Norman said.

A total of six letters were sent in for consideration, but Donnie White’s was received after the deadline and Duane Galloway does not live in the South area.

Read the complete story in Friday’s Post.

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