Commissioner Mosely named Daugherty County’s new school superintendent

Published 9:24 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Daugherty County school board named Decatur County Commissioner Butch Mosely permanent superintendent of Daugherty County by a 5-2 vote Monday.
Mosely, a resident of Climax, has served as the interim superintendent since January 2013, taking over for former superintendent Johsua Murfree.
Mosely said he and his team had come too far and made too many improvements in the school system to stop at this point.
“As (Georgia football coach) Mark Richt says, ‘Finish the drill,’” Mosely said. “I’ve been here about 14 months and made significant progress and I want to see it through to the end.”
The two who voted against Mosely, board members James Bush and Velvet Riggins, said they were concerned with Mosely’s yet-to-be-discussed contract, particularly his salary.
Mosely has served on the Decatur County Board of Commissioners since 2005. He was named Decatur County superintendent in 1985 and has also served as a teacher, basketball coach, assistant principal and principal.
“I want to do my part in bringing the (Daugherty County) school system to the standard it can be,” Mosely said.