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02/04/05

Ruling Throws Out Golson Recall

Attorney Alex Zipperer: this ruling "disposes of the matter." Attorney Alex Zipperer: this ruling "disposes of the matter."

Efforts to recall the Savannah-Chatham school board president are over. A Superior Court judge ruled there was not enough evidence to remove Hugh Golson. It took Judge John Harvey about an hour to decide the fate of the recall.

But those who were behind this rebellion say they lost this battle, but the war isn't over yet.

Rev. Leonard Small isn't dwelling on his group's recall defeat. "Even though we lost today, we did bring a lot of issues out into the public," he said.

Now he's focusing on the future and possibly more recalls attempts. "If I knew then what I know now, we would have won this hearing," he said.

"I think [Judge Harvey's] ruling disposes of the matter," said attorney Alex Zipperer, who represents Golson.

He thinks Golson is in the clear, but he's not so sure about other elected officials.

"If I were SuSu Cox, Lori Brady, Daniel Frazier or DeWayne Hamilton, I would be ready for a fight," said Rev. Small.

He adds there will be no white flag in the battle over the school board. "The war is not over yet."

Rev. Small says some members of the political action groups championing the recall effort want to appeal the Golson decision. They'll reorganize and decide what's next in a few days.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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