In addition to writing books and blogs, Joshua “J.D.” Hitson taught English at Whitewater High School for three years before resigning in August. Courtesy

Fayette to replace teacher who resigned

The Fayette County Board of Education will vote on Sept. 18 to name a replacement for a Whitewater High School teacher who resigned amid controversy in August.

Joshua “J.D.” Hitson, who taught ninth-grade English, submitted his resignation on Aug. 17 after a group called Atlanta Antifascists released a 180-page dossier calling him an “alt-right racist agitator” and asking the school to take action.

Hitson’s resignation was accepted on Aug. 21, and the county says it “cannot comment further” on a personnel issue. However, former Whitewater principal Roy Rabold said in a letter to The Citizen newspaper that he “never had a complaint about [Hitson’s] teaching.”

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