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Martin to replace Fairchild on Hamilton School Board

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)- Dr. Greg Martin of Hixson ws selected by Hamilton County Commissioners Thursday morning to serve on the School Board.

Martin replaces Everett Fairchild, who resigned the District 3 seat recently due to health reasons.  He is a 1981 graduate of Hixson High School and holds a doctor of ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is currently family service manager at Lakewood Memory Gardens in Chattanooga.  His wife taught in the Hamilton County school system from 2001 until last year.

Commissioners Tim Boyd, Warren Mackey, Greg Beck, Larry Henry and Chester Bankston voted for Martin, who edged Tammy Zumbrun in a 5-4 vote. 

Commissioners Fred Skillern, Mitch McClure, Joe Graham and Jim Fields voted for Zumbrun.  Eleven people had submitted applications to fill the remainder of Fairchild's term, which runs through 2014.

Martin will be put to the test quickly on the School Board, with upcoming votes on controversial East Hamilton rezoning proposals, and the 2012-13 school district budget.

 

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