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Sudden removal of superintendent throws school administration into chaos

Board chair cites loss of confidence in leadership; Wilson supporters say move not warranted 

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Carlton Wison shakes hands with supporters after his sudden removal as school superintendent for Pickens County Thursday in the school board meeting room. Facing a clear three-two vote against him, he had no choice but to resign, he said.


       After two quickly called “emergency” meetings, a 3-2 split among members of school board forced the resignation of Superintendent Carlton Wilson Thursday morning. 

The resignation was effective immediately, throwing the central office into temporary turmoil and prompting a third meeting Friday morning, where Dr. Charles Webb, who had previously served as interim, was again named to that position [See story on page 2A].

Following the Thursday meeting, a visibly shaken Wilson spoke to the Progress saying, “I am shocked. This came out of left field. We have a great school system. Great teachers, great parents and great students.”

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